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There are around 165 overwater resorts around the world as of early 2017, with more than 8,000 total overwater villas. About two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, but Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti have some of the world's best and most famous of these resorts, with the Caribbean also adding these luxury rooms.
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. The bad news for most of us is that the overwater bungalows are quite expensive, starting around US$2,000 per night for two people. Even more challenging is the fact that unless you book at least 3 nights, the rate you'll be quoted will be over US$6,000 per night. Yikes! [read more]
Most overwater resorts cater with bungalows and villas that house a luxury bedroom in addition to a seating area and private deck, but did you know that there are also resorts that take it up a notch and offer two bedrooms, and sometimes even three bedroom suites? These resorts do have a higher nightly rate and are considered to be in the super luxury category, but are well worth the money if you have it.
This is because these larger villas are perfect for families and large groups, with many of the resorts below offering some sort of children friendly amenities, whether that be beds, a Kid's Club, or kid approved menu options. The resorts below also feature spas, dining options, and plenty of fun ocean activities to partake in. With that said, if you're traveling with a group of adults, you'll still find plenty of privacy as the bungalows listed below are very private already with either privacy walls or ocean separating each individual bungalow.
If you're traveling with four people and would prefer to stay in a one bedroom suite, then you'll want to look into the Bora Bora bungalows for four people and the Maldives villas for four people. For more information about overwater resorts in both Bora Bora and the Maldives that offer more than one bedroom, continue reading below.
Set to open in October of this year, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a grand sight that is sure to impress every guest that chooses to vacation there. Located in Hollywood, Florida, which is situated on the state's southern east coast and close to Miami, you'll find a vibrant area with lots to do and see, in case you get the notion to leave the resort's bounds.
Inside of the resort you'll also find plenty of choices as this Hard Rock location is filled with live entertainment, retail shops, a multi-acre waterscape, dozens of restaurant and bars selections, an impressive spa, and of course, a lively casino. You'll also find a few different sized overwater rooms that are found in the center of the waterscape, and offer luxury and comfort in a pretty package.
As of now, the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa is set to open in May of this year, which is extremely exciting as it'll be the island's first overwater resort. On top of that, the overwater rooms here are adults-only, making it a charming Caribbean accommodation for honeymooners, romantically inclined couples, or parents just looking for a vacation away from the kids.
This particular resort is located next to (and in) Deep Bay, which allows guests fantastic views of the lovely Caribbean Sea. Because the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa is considered luxury, you'll find a wide assortment of luxury items within each room, in addition to throughout the entire resort. To learn more, continue reading below.
So you've decided to book one of Sandals' amazing Caribbean overwater bungalows? Congratulations on being ready to book a romantic trip of a lifetime! As of 2019 Sandals has three excellent resorts that offer overwater bungalows and each is quite different so it's important to choose the one that fits your needs the best.
I've been fortunate enough to visit all three Sandals overwater bungalows resorts and tour the bungalows as well, so I thought it would be helpful to discuss the pros and cons of each of them to help people decide with confidence. Each of the resorts is among the finest all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, so you'd be extremely happy at any of them, but they each have strengths that the others don't have. [read more]
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.