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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.
If you’ve always been dreaming of a Fijian vacation but but have found yourself disappointed in the lack of fully over the water rooms, it’s now time to rejoice! The newly opened Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay not only features beautiful land rooms with lagoon views, but 22 overwater rooms as well, making the room number total at 250. Even better? Rooms are available for booking right now, meaning that you won’t have to wait for an update to book your upcoming vacation.
Each of the 22 overwater villas available impress with several luxury features and amenities that range from a 32 inch TV set up complete with both cable and premium movie channels to a balcony that allows you to enjoy a water view anytime of the day and night. You’ll also find that each room comes with an air conditioner, a free standing bath, a desk and a sitting area complete with both a sofa and an oversized chair. Though you can easily make a cup of coffee in the morning at your own personal coffee and tea making area, each night’s stay comes with breakfast, giving you the option to leave your room if you wish.
The Sandals brand is doing it again. After a very successful opening of their newly appointed overwater bungalows at their Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sandals is now almost ready to open up their Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort overwater bungalows. At the moment, the rooms are available for booking, though guests won’t be able to stay in one until mid May. This news comes shortly after Sandals Resort International announced that they are in the planning and construction stages of their Sandals South Coast Jamaica overwater bungalows.
Each of the 9 overwater Honeymoon Butler Bungalows feature an entertainment system, a large 4-poster king size bed, Wi-Fi and the combination of both a butler service and 24 hour room service. In addition, guests will also find the necessities such as air conditioning, a coffee and tea maker, an iron and ironing board alongside various luxury items that include slippers, his and her robes, a Red Lane Spa amenity kit, a make up mirror and a pillow menu. But it doesn’t just stop there. Proving their commitment to providing the best of the best, Sandals also offers a living room, a tranquility soaking tub, a refrigerator outfitted with water, juice and various sodas, a private outdoor shower, a bar filled with premium liquor and a glass floor cutout that provides a view of the underwater world without having to get wet. [read more]
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.
Set to open in November, 2016, the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort is already proving itself a big hit with bookings placed into the months of 2017 well before its opening date. At first there were only 5 overwater bungalows to choose from, however, a recent announcement by Sandals details the opening of 12 new overwater bungalows with bookings available for those rooms starting the 1st of February, 2017.
These rooms will represent a different suite category, the Over-the-Water Private Island Butler Honeymoon Bungalows. As the name suggests, these bungalows are designed with the romantically inclined in mind, making for quite the honeymoon experience. [read more]
Newly opened, the Soneva Jani Residences Resort is designed to impress over and over again with rather large ‘rooms’ that are more homes than anything else. A stay at this resort emphasizes fun and adventure and is extremely kid friendly, making it a great option for those traveling with young ones in tow. All in all, guests will find 24 unique overwater suites to choose from, each styled and designed differently from the next.
Guests will also find a plethora of dining options, adventure activities both within the resort and close by as well as a few great resort features that allow you to wind down after a day of fun.
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.