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.

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Overwater bungalows nearest to Puerto Rico

As you’ll see below, there aren’t any overwater resorts on the island of Puerto Rico, but there are a few options within the Caribbean itself. The water villas in the Caribbean vary from one another, giving you a few style options to choose from.

 

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


Overwater bungalows in the Caribbean

For a complete list of overwater bungalows within the Caribbean, you’ll want to head over to our Caribbean overwater bungalows page.  For a quick summary of a few of the resorts, continue reading below:

 

Sandals Royal Caribbean All Inclusive, Montego Bay – Located close to the Montego Bay airport on Jamaica, this resort caters with a private pool and glass floors.
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 offering 9 overwater rooms, this one impresses with a pillow menu, a glass floor cutout, a spa and much, much more.
Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen – Located on the Mexican coast, this resort offers suites that are all nearly 1,000 square feet in size.
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Panama – A small overwater resort 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 with both land based and ocean situated rooms, located on a small island off the coast of Honduras, is great for travelers seeking an all-inclusive experience.

The best overwater bungalows in the world

Even though the Caribbean has recently entered the overwater bungalow scene with overwater resorts of its own, the best still reside in the South Pacific and the Maldives. These two regions 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 hotels.

 

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


South Pacific

Maldives

 

Photo credit: Breezy Baldwin on Flickr

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  2. Interested in overwater bungalow. Was unaware they were available in Jamaica. Price still seems high although much easier location to get to.

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