Maldives overwater villas for 4 guests in one room

When planning a tropical vacation or holiday, the Maldives often top the list of possible destinations. Over the years, what was first viewed as a destination suitable only for romantic couples, destination weddings or honeymoons, has now become a paradise for all types of traveling groups, including those with children under the ‘adult’ age required in some overwater rooms.

Even though more children are accompanying their parents on vacations, it doesn’t mean that all resorts will cater to the young travelers, especially if there are 2 in tow.

Maldives overwater villas for 4 guests in one room
Overwater bungalows in Mexico

When many of us think of a tropical winter vacation, we immediately think of Mexico, so it’s no wonder that quite a few people hope to find overwater bungalows in the country. There’s a bit of good news here as there are two resorts in Mexico that feature overwater villas, one of which is considered all-inclusive.

The problem is that overwater bungalows, or water villas, as they are called in many parts of the world, can only be built over still water.

Overwater bungalows in Mexico
9 Best overwater resorts with glass floors

Overwater resorts now exist around the world with each offering their guests a little something different and unique. Not only does each resort offer slightly different amenities and views, but also charmingly decorated rooms with their own key features. Though many feature large 4-poster beds or a fully stocked mini bar, there are other resorts that take their overwater rooms to the next level. Impressing guests time and time again, these resorts use glass floors to gain interest.

9 Best overwater resorts with glass floors
Overwater bungalows closest to Hawaii

If Hawaii was suited to building overwater bungalows in the same way that Bora Bora and Moorea are, there would be dozens of some of the world’s nicest resorts already offering them up. Unfortunately, the Hawaiian Islands aren’t right for them so you have to go a bit farther in order to find the perfect honeymoon suites.

The good news is that there are amazing overwater bungalows on Tahiti as well as Moorea just across from it, and many of the world’s most luxurious tropical resorts are found in Bora Bora, which is less than an hour away by plane.

Overwater bungalows closest to Hawaii
6 Best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts

When planning your overwater bungalow vacation, you’ll find that there are several different island locations to choose from. The most popular however, just may be the islands that make up the South Pacific. Here visitors will find tropical getaways that seem straight out of a movie with white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with fish and a Polynesia culture that is sure to impress.

Unfortunately, many people think of the South Pacific as nothing more than a dream vacation, one that they feel they’ll never be able to afford.

6 Best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts
9 Best overwater villa resorts with private pools

There are many different things to consider when searching for your dream resort. First you’ll want to take a look at the resort itself and find out what is offered with each stay. Does the resort have a public pool? Does it have spa? Are there numerous land or water activities to choose from? Are there dining options available throughout your stay that have good reviews from past guests? Then you’ll want to take a look at the room options available and depending on what you’re looking for, you’ll should find room choices that fit your dream.

9 Best overwater villa resorts with private pools
Overwater bungalows in Mauritius

With an isolated location and a fascinating mix of international cultures, a holiday in Mauritius is the dream of many. The Indian Ocean island of just over one million people has been making gains with international tourism, and plans to make it a duty-free zone in the coming years should keep the momentum going.

Of the dozens of fabulous resorts in Mauritius, only one has overwater bungalows (water villas), and fortunately it’s one of the finest of them all.

Overwater bungalows in Mauritius
9 Maldives water-villa resorts with amazing off-season rates

The high season for resort prices in the Maldives basically runs from December through April, with December and January being the busiest months because it’s when most Europeans want to take a winter break. The rest of the year is considered the “low season” for Maldives resorts, even though the Maldives weather is almost exactly the same the whole year round and therefore there is no best month to go to the Maldives in terms of climate.

9 Maldives water-villa resorts with amazing off-season rates
Sandals Overwater Bungalows: Which is the best resort for you?

So you’ve decided to book one of Sandals’ amazing Caribbean overwater bungalows? Congratulations on being ready to book a romantic trip of a lifetime! As of 2019 Sandals has three excellent resorts that offer overwater bungalows and each is quite different so it’s important to choose the one that fits your needs the best.

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit all three Sandals overwater bungalows resorts and tour the bungalows as well, so I thought it would be helpful to discuss the pros and cons of each of them to help people decide with confidence.

Sandals Overwater Bungalows: Which is the best resort for you?
Maldives weather by month

you’ll see by the chart below, the weather in the Maldives tends to be nearly identical regardless of the month. The days are always quite warm and at least somewhat humid, and the nights are always reasonably warm and a bit balmy.

Unlike many other tropical destinations, the Maldives has two different “monsoon” periods each year, but neither are known for dramatic weather or flooding, so the differences are rather subtle. Even during the non-monsoon periods there will be some infrequent rainfall, so the overall consistency is what is most striking for the potential visitor.

Maldives weather by month