Another Sandals Jamaican resort re-brands to add overwater bungalows

After a successful opening of their overwater bungalows at their Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Sandals Resort International is ready to do it again with the re-branding of their Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa into the Sandals South Coast. This resort will be the company’s second  overwater bungalow resort in Jamaica.

The current beachfront property spans 50 acres within a nature preserve and offers guests land rooms to enjoy as well as a rather long list of amenities and features. Along with the addition of 12 overwater bungalows, the resort’s amenities will also undergo a renovation, making for larger resort with more modern features. Its land rooms have also recently been renovated and now include upgraded room categories. At this moment, a completion date has not been set, but we’ll keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

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Win 3 nights in a Sandals overwater bungalow in Jamaica

When most people think of overwater resorts, they instantly think of the Maldives or the South Pacific, but did you know that there are overwater bungalows in the Caribbean? The Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica recently added 5 gorgeous overwater bungalows to their resort, with 12 more opening early in 2017, offering guests a chance to stay in Tahitian styled rooms while vacationing in the Caribbean. But if you think that you’ll never get the chance to stay here because of the high nightly rate, you’re in luck! Sandals just announced that they are running a contest allowing you the chance to win a 4-day, 3-night luxury all-inclusive stay in one of their large over the water bungalows. Keep in mind though that this contest ends on February 28th, 2017, so make sure to enter in today!

Each overwater bungalow includes a 24-hour room service, a butler service, a tranquility soaking tub for two along with an outdoor shower, a mini fridge, a microwave, air conditioning, an over the water hammock and a beautiful wooden extended sun deck. You’ll also find a glass panel to enjoy which allows you access to the underwater world from the inside of your room, meaning that you won’t have to take a dip in the ocean for a chance to view the sea life below. Because the main portion of the resort is located on land, you’ll be treated to a private water taxi to and from the resort. [read more]

Moorea 5-star water villas with a glass floor and driving range for US$544 per night

There are many different descriptive words that can be used to describe the South Pacific island of Moorea with perhaps the most popular ones being beautiful, stunning, welcoming and dreamy. These words, along with others, are commonly used due to the island’s reputation of being one of the best islands in the South Pacific to visit for a luxury vacation. Here you’ll find palm trees, seafood galore, white sand beaches and an ocean filled with tropical reefs.

You’ll also find a nice selection of first class resorts, with a few of them offering overwater villas that treat guests like kings and queens. If you’re seeking an overwater resort with rooms starting out at around the US$500 mark, you’ll want to take a good look at the beautiful Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa. At this particular resort, you’ll find decked out overwater villas starting out at only US$544 per night for two people.

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Maldives water-villa resorts with surfing

While the Maldives is known mostly as a honeymoon and sunshine-holiday destination, the country has very good surf spots at a variety of locations throughout the archepelago. If you are going to focus your entire trip on surfing in the Maldives then you should probably contact a tour operator that specializes in those trips, but if you are rather looking to surf a few days as part of a trip to a resort then you’ve come to the right place.

Most of the 80 or so water villa resorts on private islands in the Maldives offer wind-surfing in addition to diving, snorkeling, sailing, and fishing, but only a limited number have proper surf beaches on their islands or very nearby. The water villa resorts that offer surfing are listed below, and fortunately they come in all price ranges. The best surf is said to be at the Chaaya Island Dhonveli, which is the cheapest on the list as well. Others are in the moderate or luxury price categories, so there’s a great choice for every budget. [read more]

Maldives 5 star all-inclusive resort with a jacuzzi for two for US$734 per night

An ocean country far removed from it all, the Maldives consist of hundreds of islands in the middle of one of the most productive and beautiful bodies of water on the entire planet. But during a visit here, you’ll not only find bountiful amounts of ocean creatures, both big and small, but islands dotted with palm trees and lined with white sand beaches, friendly locals and a rich culture that welcomes travelers from around the world.

You’ll also find a plethora of beautifully designed and well kept resorts, with a large number of these resorts sitting in the luxury 4 and 5-star classes. Though all resorts are water front, they do vary a bit from one another. If you’re seeking a resort that caters more toward the romantically inclined and is an all-inclusive, then you’ll want to look into the spacious jacuzzi water villas at the Veligandu Island Resort. With nightly rates starting out at only US$734 a night, you’ll find that paradise is closer than you thought.

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About overwater bungalows and water villas

First introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.

For many people, the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is the most famous destination for the best overwater bungalows, but it’s actually the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, where most of these huts-on-stilts exist. The Maldives has more than 90 resorts that feature water villas (as they are typically known there), with several new private-island resorts opening every year.

In the South Pacific you will find almost a dozen resorts on Bora Bora, another five on Moorea, and two on Tahiti that have over water villas. There are about 10 additional overwater resorts on other South Pacific islands stretching all the way to Fiji and New Caladonia.

There are also about a dozen overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean, mostly off the coast of Central America, with nearly all of them being diving-oriented “eco resorts.” But a few luxury overwater bungalows exist and more are being built on St. Lucia and other islands in the popular areas of the Caribbean, and this website will be the best place to look for information on all of them.