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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.
It's hard to imagine a better combination than a beautiful Maldives holiday in a water villa with the freedom of knowing that everything you want is already paid for upfront.
There are many water villa resorts in the Maldives that offer all-inclusive options, and quite a few where that's the only option for every guest. There are also many resorts that offer full-board and half-board, and those might be better options for some people. We've already compiled a list of the best Maldives all-inclusive water-villa resorts, and many of those are actually quite cheap as well.
Many of us like to shop by starting with the cheapest thing and going up the list until we find the one that suits us best. For that reason we've compiled TWO LISTS BELOW: [read more]
All-inclusive resorts provide that wonderful feeling of luxury combined with the comfort that nearly everything is included in the room price, so you don't have to stress over price tags. The Maldives has over 80 different water-villa hotels, and nearly 20 of them operate on an all-inclusive basis, or at least a full-board (all meals included) basis. The best all inclusive Maldives resorts are among the best in the world, especially for overwater villa lovers.
Here at the overwater bungalows guide, we know that some people are looking for the best all-inclusive Maldives has to offer, while others are more interested in the best price. It shouldn't surprise anyone that the best Maldives all-inclusive resorts are also among the most expensive, but a few of the reasonably priced ones make it on the list as well. If you are looking for the cheapest possible room have a look at our cheapest all-inclusive Maldives overwater villas list. And the good news is that only a few Maldives resorts actually get poor reviews, so almost all of them are either very good or excellent. [read more]
There's good and bad news for those looking for all-inclusive overwater bungalow and water villa resorts, depending on which part of the world you live in. The bad news for many people is that there are no all-inclusive resorts in Bora Bora, Moorea, or Tahiti that include all meals and alcohol in the room rate. Everything else is good news because most activities and services are indeed included in the room rate.
However, if you can get to the Maldives, which is home to most of the world's overwater resorts, you'll have plenty of excellent options that include meals, alcohol, and even premium alcohol in some cases. Just south of India, the Maldives is quite a long way from the western US and Canada, but for those in the east it's at least as close as the South Pacific. [read more]
Many Maldives experts agree that the coming few months are the best time to visit the islands, because you have fine weather mixed with the lowest prices of the year. And speaking of low prices, one of the region's largest and most popular private-island resorts is now offering their rock-bottom prices, so it's a good time to have a close look and prepare to book before it's too late.
The Meeru Island Resort has 106 water villas, which is the second most of any resort in the world, and the most in the Maldives. They also have 180 island rooms and villas, allowing them to offer a great number of services and amenities at a very appealing price. Boutique resorts are wonderful, especially for a honeymoon or other once in a lifetime trip, but no boutique resort can offer anything like this without charging three or four times as much. [read more]
Having recently updated all the current prices for Maldives water bungalow resorts, it was disappointing to see that most hotels have raised prices in the past six months or so. Among the best deals I found in the entire region is still available right now, at the Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa Resort, which is an all-inclusive resort.
For dates in May and June, and perhaps earlier and later, you can get a water bungalow for only US$321 per night for two people, with all meals and drinks included. This makes it among the cheapest all inclusive Maldives resorts, and it's made even better by the fact that this place gets rather good reviews as well. [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.