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.

For instance, you'll find 3 Sandals resorts that now offer overwater rooms and wonderful, top of the line all-inclusive stays. For more information about these overwater bungalows and others that are close by, continue reading.

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Overwater bungalows nearest to Puerto Rico

As you’ll see below, there are no overwater resorts on the island of Puerto Rico itself, but there are a few options within the Caribbean. The water villas in the Caribbean do greatly vary from one another, giving you a few style options to choose from that also fit nicely into different sized budgets.


The particular resorts that are the closest to Puerto are the two newer overwater resorts located on the island of Jamaica.

Overwater bungalows in the Caribbean

For a very comprehensive list of overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, you’ll want to head over to our Caribbean overwater bungalows page.  For a quick summary of a few of the resorts, read more below:


Sandals Royal Caribbean All Inclusive, Montego Bay – Situated close to the Montego Bay airport on Jamaica, this resort caters with a private pool , fresh seafood, a spa, and glass floors within their overwater villas.
Sandals South Coast Resort, Whitehouse – Another Sandals resort, this one is also located on the island of Jamaica and offers a spa, dining options, and an all-inclusive stay.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort, Saint Lucia – A large resort that offers 9 overwater rooms, this one wows with a pillow menu, a glass floor cutout, a spa and much more.
Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen – Located on the Mexican coast (Caribbean side), this resort offers suites that are all nearly 1,000 square feet in size and offer a long list of amenities.
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Panama – A smaller overwater resort that sits off of the coast of Panama, this resort houses only rooms that are located over the ocean.
Anthony’s Key Resort, Honduras – A medium sized resort offering both land based and ocean situated rooms, located on a small island off the coast of Honduras, that offers an all-inclusive experience.

The best overwater bungalows in the world

The Caribbean has recently entered the overwater bungalow scene with overwater resorts of its own, which is fantastic, however the best still reside in the South Pacific and the Maldives. These two regions combined are home to roughly 90% of the world’s overwater suites, with the Maldives continuing to keep its reign as home to the largest amount of overwater resorts.


With this said, if you’re traveling from the Americas, you’ll note that the South pacific is not only easier for you to reach, but cheaper as well. Those traveling from Europe will find that the Maldives are easier to reach.

South Pacific



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