There’s something truly magical about Overwater Bungalows. It combines the best of both worlds where you get to be as close to nature as you possibly can while still enjoying a luxurious stay. If you are a water baby, you will love the sprawling wraparound terraces opening up to enchanting views of the ocean.
We have a list of the best overwater bungalows around the world offering a tropical paradise unlike any other. Have a look and plan your next vacation while keeping them in mind.
Tucked in the heart of the Thilamaafushi Island in the Lhaviyani Atoll, the lavish and upscale Le Meridien Maldives Resort and Spa is a wonderful getaway surrounded by azure waters containing a fascinating world of marine life and reefs.
The location of this resort is excellent for those who wish to explore the underwater life of marine flora and fauna housed in a shimmering lagoon with friendly turtles and playful pods of rays awaiting your welcome. The resort flaunts a rich cultural heritage with a European layout and an alluring mid-century design aesthetic.
The Overwater Villas are dotted across the marvelous whitewashed beach and shaded by swaying palm trees. The neutral tones and playful hues complement the gleaming ocean all around with all the high-end amenities to keep you comfortable.
Explore the best of Maldives by indulging in local cuisine and culture at six restaurants and bars. Pamper yourself at the Explore Spa by Le Meridien and indulge in a variety of activities with your beau or family.
With mesmeric crystal-clear waters and a whimsical backdrop of Mount Otemanu, the Four Seasons Resort is a wonderful retreat in Bora Bora. Capturing the best of the Tahitian night sky and breathtaking landscapes, this resort opens up the world of lagoons and exotic marine life at your disposal. Explore the colorful corals and iridescent reef fish or laze around the sand-fringed shores while enjoying excellent Tahitian hospitality.
Sitting above the lagoon, the luxurious bungalows offer a world of comfort and luxury with airy porches, lounges, and all the top amenities of a 5-star resort. The upgraded bungalows also have private plunge pools with sweeping views of the ocean.
For the ultimate luxury, get the Luxe beachfront villas that have outdoor pools and private gardens. The resort has four Polynesian restaurants with an al fresco dining experience and a soothing Polynesian-style spa. Unwind and relax at the resort or take a free guided snorkeling tour to discover the lagoon sanctuary at your own pace.
The luxurious beachfront Constance Le Prince Maurice has a picturesque location on the northeast coast of Mauritius. The tropical hideaway overlooks the Indian Ocean in Poste de Flacq and offers plush overwater villas and suites with secluded beaches.
Live under the tranquil thatched roofs amidst a contemporary ambiance with all the top-class amenities and private terraces or balconies. Villas have relaxing whirlpool tubs and private pools. The architectural details are designed by mastermind Jean Marc Eynaud and designer David Edward, leaving no stone unturned in making it one of the most luxurious getaways.
The villas open up a world of natural reserves and an ethereal view at night heightened by the warm accents of the resort to harmonize with the surroundings. Enjoy the multiple restaurants and bars or indulge in an underwater experience directly from the resort.
Explore the outstanding tropical paradise in Fiji at COMO Laucala Island. As one of the largest private island resorts in the world, it is quite exclusive and offers a one-of-a-kind intimate experience with only 25 villas.
The resort has its own airstrip for private planes and special flights can be arranged to reach the resort via resort-owned planes. The overwater residences are more like private homes where you get to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the island in your own comfort and privacy. Suspended over the water, the villas are surrounded by lush rainforests and hilltops.
The azure Melanesian waters open up a world of adventures with extraordinary activities awaiting your welcome. Hop on board the sunset cruises on Rere Ahi for the perfect romantic getaway or have a soothing staycation with the resort spa and farm-to-table meals at your disposal.
Nestled along the scenic south coast of Jamaica, Sandals is an all-inclusive 5-star luxury resort with over-the-water butler bungalows, an over-the-water bar, and an over-the-water serenity wedding Chapple. The reimagined beachfront Dutch Village offers a unique holiday experience largely influenced by water and how it can bring about healing and wellness.
While there are many luxurious beachfront accommodations, we recommend their over-the-water butler honeymoon bungalow for a truly deluxe experience. Arranged in a heart shape, the spacious balconies and beautiful modern layout offer the perfect romantic getaway.
The resort has over eight restaurants and six bars. Have a refreshing swim at the diving pool or one of their outdoor pools, or let yourself unwind at the hot tubs or the swim-up bars. The surrounding waters give way to several water activities and excursions and most of them are available by direct booking from the resort. They also have their own shopping mall and spa.