Where To Stay In An Overwater Bungalow Suite

It's hard to imagine anything more gorgeous than that one bedroom suite with the private plunge pool on your own secluded balcony overlooking nothing but bright blue water for miles and miles.

When you hear the words "Overwater Bungalow" or see breathtaking photos like the one above, many automatically think of places like Tahiti, the Maldives, and Fiji.   When it comes time to planning honeymoons and romantic vacations, those destinations and their sweet suites, top many couple's bucket lists.  But in reality, it takes a large amount of time and money to make those dreams of staying in a suite over-the-water come true.

For travelers who may not want to spend up to two days of travel time, or pay into the five figured for a week in the South Pacific, there are other alternatives for you!  Take a look...



Overwater Bungalow Suites In And Around The Caribbean:



Cayo Esperanto in Belize

Imagine not only having your own bungalow over the water, but enjoying it on a private island too.  You can experience that at Cayo Esperanto in Belize.





CoCo View Resort in Roatan, Honduras

These overwater suites offer everything you need.  Air conditioning, electricity, gorgeous views, marine life around you, and a hammock on your deck so you can enjoy your surroundings.




Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras

This is an excellent choice for couples or families that want the beauty of an overwater suite but also love adventure.  Not only will you have gorgeous views from your bungalow, but you'll get to experience water sports, diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, swimming with marine life, and more.  Anthony's Key Resort has it all!




Mango Creek Lodge in Roatan, Honduras

Another great choice for the adventure lovers.  During the day you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, fishing, and even local eco tours.  At night lay on the hammock on your deck and watch the clouds change colors with the sunset until the sky is full of stars.

Eclpyse De Mar Acqua Lodge Resort in Boccas Del Torro, Panama

These bungalows actually sleep 4 (one queen bed and two twin beds) which makes it a great option for families looking to enjoy a bungalow together.  Jumping from the deck into the ocean? Watching fish swim under your feet through the glass in the floor?  Sounds like a kid's paradise!





Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge Resort in Boccas Del Torro, Panama

Want an authentic thatched roof hut over gorgeous blue water surrounded by lush green landscape?  This is a perfect option located fairly close to home for those in the Western Hemisphere.  Best part is, it's located among a mile long stretch of coral reef allowing guests to see plenty of marine life during their stay.




Coral Lodge Resort in Santa Isabela, Panama

This secluded resort is located near San Blas Islands.  It is surrounded by natural habitat making it an excellent destination for nature lovers.  Plus, you can't beat the beautiful views from the hammocks on the sundecks of the seven overwater bungalows.






These suites have yet to be built, but when they are completed by late 2015, this resort will hold 58 over-the-water suites, a first for Mexico. (Spa huts are pictured)

9 Beaches in Bermuda

Gorgeous blue water surrounds what resembles small homes on stilts.  This resort is where a beach house meets the ocean itself. This property is currently closed and undergoing a $55 million dollar renovation and we can't wait the finished results when they reopen in 2015.


Sandals Royal Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Set to open June 2016, these bungalows will be the first of their kind outside of the South Pacific. Sandals has taken the luxuries of their current suites and put them over some truly gorgeous water in Jamaica.  There will only be five suites and we expect they will constantly sell out, FAST. [For more info, click here]



Sandals Grande St. Lucian All-Inclusive Resort in Castries, St. Lucia

Sandals has yet to break ground on these suites, which they announced plans to build several years ago.  However, if and when they do build them, they will join the ranks of their Jamaican overwater suites, being the best in Caribbean.
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Zo√ętry Isla Di Oro Aruba

AM Resorts is bringing the first overwater bungalows to Aruba-- 126 of them to be exact.  The property will begin construction in 2015 and should be ready for guests by 2018.
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Next Best Options To Overwater Bungalow Suites:


Amanyara Resort in Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

While these aren't technically overwater bungalows, this resort does offer pavilion suites with sundecks overtop of tranquil ponds.  It's great for guests who want to stay on or near water.




Rosewood Mayakoba Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Like the resort in Turks & Caicos, this resort offers overwater suits floating above a quiet lagoon.  It's a great option for guests who want to be near water and enjoy privacy away from the beaches.




Sandals Grande St. Lucian All-Inclusive Resort in Castries, St. Lucia

These "Rondoval Suites" as Sandals calls them, boast private plunge pools, an outdoor shower, and your own personal butler for the duration of your stay-- all within steps from the water's edge.

Sandals La Toc All-Inclusive Resort in Castries, St. Lucia

This "Millionaire Suite" at Sandals La Toc offers stunning views of St. Lucia from the privacy of your sundeck's private pool and jacuzzi.  The walls of the suite's livingroom and bedroom open up to allow for one large indoor/outdoor living area.

Sandals Negril All-Inclusive Resort in Negril, Jamaica

Swim-up suites are also popular at Sandals Resorts.  From this suite you can swim up to your patio or out to Seven Mile Beach in Negril-- made famous for it's beautiful calm and crystal clear water and it's gorgeous sunsets.



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