Interest in honeymoon-style overwater bungalows in the Caribbean is extremely high, and there is a new reason to be optimistic that we may finally get them after an announcement recently in the Bahamas. According to the Nassau Guardian, a proposed resort called Leaf Cay in the Exuma Island chain has won approval from the government for its plan to build a private-island resort similar to those in the Maldives and Bora Bora.
The proposal is for a 13.1-acre resort that would include 16 luxurious overwater bungalows in addition to a few dozen other villas and townhouses. The approval process took 19 months according to the owners, which may sound like a long time but is typical in the islands. Sandals St. Lucia took at least a year to get approval for their proposed overwater bungalows, and as of early 2014 they are reportedly ready to break ground after years of delays.