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.
The island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific is almost synonymous with honeymoons as it’s among the top choices for any couple who can afford it. Many people describe it as the most beautiful island on earth, so when you throw in the luxury resorts with overwater bungalows, it’s hard to top.
There are about 20 hotels on Bora Bora, and over half of them feature overwater bungalows that extend out over their crystal clear lagoons, so it can take a lot of research to determine which is best for you.
such an incredibly popular island for honeymoons among North Americans, Bora Bora has its high season and largest crowds during June and July, but for those with a choice of when to go there are probably better times of year, depending on your goals, so we’ll discuss each season below.
There’s good and bad news for those looking for all-inclusive overwater bungalow and water villa resorts, depending on which part of the world you live in. The bad news for many people is that there are no all-inclusive resorts in Bora Bora, Moorea, or Tahiti that include all meals and alcohol in the room rate. Everything else is good news because most activities and services are indeed included in the room rate.
However, if you can get to the Maldives, which is home to most of the world’s overwater resorts, you’ll have plenty of excellent options that include meals, alcohol, and even premium alcohol in some cases.
While there are overwater bungalow resorts all over the South Pacific, there are exactly 3 such resorts in Fiji itself as of now. These 3 resorts vary from one to the next, allowing guests a few choices. Of these, 2 offer rooms around the US$500 a night range while the third is suited more for those with a larger budget.
If you are looking for something other than the three listed below, you’ll be able to go to one of the other islands in the South Pacific, and fortunately you’ll have around 30 different resorts to choose from if you can make it to Bora Bora or elsewhere in French Polynesia.
Thailand is perhaps the most popular country in Asia for sunny holidays we get a lot of questions about whether there are overwater bungalows or water villas in the Land of Smiles. The answer is a bit complicated because there are two resorts that currently have something along these lines, but neither are the classic design that most people are looking for. There are no overwater resorts in Krabi, but there’s one on Phuket and another on Koh Samui that sort of fit the definition.
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.
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.
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.
April, 2011, the Kardashian clan (and their film/production crew) invaded the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora for a 7-day family visit. Needless to say, the whole thing is part of their “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” show, and the 3 Bora Bora episodes begin airing this coming Sunday, August 21, 2011, in the United States.
Evidently the main purpose was that Bruce and Kris Jenner were going to renew their wedding vows for their 20th Anniversary so nearly the whole family were there to help celebrate.