People planning a honeymoon or similar romantic getaway ask us if there are any overwater bungalows in Florida or the Florida Keys. Unfortunately, there aren’t, but there are a handful of Caribbean overwater bungalow resorts that are worth looking at, which we’ll discuss below.
If you are thinking about those dreamy little huts perched on stilts above a clear and delicate lagoon, then you’ll have to go a long way from Florida to find them.
Jamaica is one of the Caribbean’s most popular islands, especially for all-inclusive resorts, and starting late in 2016 it also became the region’s capital of overwater bungalows. There are now two amazing overwater bungalow resorts on Jamaica, and we are hoping to welcome more in the future.
Fans of all-inclusive resorts will be happy to hear that both of the Jamaican resorts are part of the famous luxury Sandals chain, so guests pay one price and nearly everything they can think of (including premium items and excursions) is included.
It’s hard to imagine a better combination than a beautiful Maldives holiday in a water villa with the freedom of knowing that everything you want is already paid for upfront. Maldives accommodation prices are understandably high, but the best value all inclusive resorts can actually be fantastic deals, especially for drinkers.
There are many water villa resorts in the Maldives that offer all-inclusive options, and quite a few where that’s the only option for every guest.
Being the easiest to reach island chain in the Caribbean, many daydreamers wonder whether there are any water villas or overwater bungalows in the Bahamas. Unfortunately, the answer is no, but the good news is that there are a number of good choices not far away.
First off, water villas, or ‘overwater bungalows’ as they are called in the South Pacific, can only be built over protected lagoons that don’t have waves (or regular hurricanes) to deal with.
All-inclusive villa resorts provide that wonderful feeling of luxury combined with the comfort that nearly everything is included in the room price, so you don’t have to stress over price tags. The Maldives has over 80 different water-villa hotels, and nearly 20 of them operate on an all-inclusive basis, or at least a full-board (all meals included) basis. The best all inclusive Maldives holiday resorts are among the best in the world, especially for overwater villa lovers.
Some might think it’s too decadent to have a private pool on the deck just outside your wonderful Maldives water villa, especially considering there is a warm lagoon perfect for swimming just below, but these private pools are an increasingly popular feature that impress many.
Quite a few Maldives water-villa resorts have private pools on some or all of the water villas, and most of them are small enough to be considered “plunge pools” because they are more for splashing around in than for swimming laps.
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.
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.
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.
Water villas and honeymoons go perfectly together, and many couples dream of staying in one during their unforgettable trip of a lifetime. The Maldives has over 75 different private-island resorts that feature water villas and overwater bungalows, so choosing the perfect one can take a lot of work and a lot of time, to say the least.
Since we have researched and reviewed all of them, we’ve decided to help honeymoon couples out by selecting the finest romantic resorts in the Maldives on the list below.