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
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
Maldives weather by month

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.

Maldives weather by month
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 Puerto Rico

Serving as an extremely popular island destination, Puerto Rico is an easy to reach tropical location. Because of this, it’s not surprising that many travelers wonder if the island houses any overwater resorts. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico is not yet an overwater bungalow destination, but at least there are islands nearby that are.

For instance, you’ll find 3 Sandals resorts that now offer overwater rooms and all-inclusive stays. For more information about these overwater bungalows and others that are close by, continue reading below.

Overwater bungalows closest to Puerto Rico
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
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
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?
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