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.
Once you start planning your overwater bungalow vacation, you’ll find out pretty quickly that there are several different island locations to choose from. The most popular though, may just be the islands that make up the whole of the South Pacific. In this region, visitors will not lonely find tropical getaways that seem like they are straight out of a movie with white sand beaches and clear waters teeming with fish but a Polynesian culture that is sure to impress.
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.
As you’ll see by the chart down below, the weather within the Maldives tends to be nearly identical throughout, regardless of the month. The days tend to be quite warm and at least somewhat humid. The nights are known for being reasonably warm and a bit balmy.
Unlike most other tropical destinations, the Maldives is unique in that it has two different “monsoon” periods each year. Luckily, neither are known for any dramatic weather or flooding, so the differences are rather subtle.
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.
Puerto Rico is an easy to reach tropical location that’s also an extremely popular choice for those seeking a bit of fun in the sun, throughout the entire year, and even year after year. Because of this, there are lots of travelers who wonder if there are any overwater resorts to choose from. Though we wish we could say differently, Puerto Rico is not yet an overwater bungalow destination, but thankfully there are islands nearby that are.
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.
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.
When researching pricing and popularity of a region, you’ll find that for the Maldives, the high season for resort prices basically runs from December and into April, with December and January easily being the busiest months. This is because it’s when most Europeans take their 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.
Hawaii is home to an extremely large amount of fantastic accommodation options, from those right on the beach to those situated a bit farther back. Unfortunately, you won’t find any overwater resorts here. If they could be built on Hawaii’s shores, there would be dozens.
However, with bad news comes a bit of good news. There are plenty of great overwater resort choices over on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. In addition, less than an hour away from those islands, you’ll find even more overwater resorts on Bora Bora.