If there’s one thing that’s definitely popular when it comes to resorts these days, it’s the overwater bungalow. Sure, it’s all well and good to have a stunning suite inside of a massive resort tower, but there’s just something special about having your own little place out above the water.
Just think of it! Every morning when you wake up, you can step out onto your bungalow’s back patio and look out over the water! In fact, there are even some overwater bungalows that don’t even require that, including as they do glass-bottoms for checking out the water and aquatic life underneath. Oh, and all of that isn’t even to say that the places in the world where you’ll find incredible overwater bungalows are also some of the most beautiful places on the planet!
So, with all that in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the world’s best resorts with overwater bungalows. In the pictures that follow, we think you’ll discover why these resorts and their overwater bungalows are so incredible. In fact, you might just be inspired to book at trip to one of these resorts so you can have the experience for yourself!
1. Cayo Espanto (Belize)
Only a short trip away from San Pedro is where you’ll find this wonderful overwater bungalow oasis!
2. Get the Full Treatment
If you book, you’ll definitely want to also book an in-room massage, which will really put you in the vacationing mood.
3. Song Saa (Cambodia)
The name of this overwater bungalow translates to “the sweethearts” and is unsurprisingly one of the most intimate spots in the world
4. See It All
The resort encompasses two islands, with many of the overwater bungalows featuring glass bottoms.
5. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa (French Polynesia)
For the best overwater bungalows that French Polynesia has to offer, look no further than this property.
6. Go Exploring
If you go, make sure you don’t spend all your time in the bungalow! There’s plenty of great exploring to do.
7. Likuliku Lagoon Resort (Fiji)
One of the things you’re sure to notice about the overwater bungalows at this resort is the detailed craftsmanship that they feature.
8. Marine Sanctuary
Because this resort is located in a marine sanctuary, you can bet that the snorkeling and scuba diving experiences are exceptional.
9. Cocoa Island by Como (Maldives)
Maldives is a place known for its resorts with overwater bungalows, and this is one of its best.
10. Dhoni Suites
And, if you want the best that this incredible resort has to offer, you’ll absolutely have to book one of the nine Dhoni Suites.
11. Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge (Panama)
As one of the newest resorts offering overwater bungalows on this list, it’s also one of the most under the radar.
12. Super Quiet
Also, since there are only nine overwater bungalows here, you’ll never feel like you’re crowded out; privacy is a virtual guarantee!
13. Rosewood Mayakobá (Riviera Maya)
You don’t have to travel to the South Pacific in order to find overwater bungalows; in fact, you can head just a short ways from Cancun!
14. Family Fun
Unlike some of the other resorts on this list, this Rosewood property caters toward vacationing families.
15. Le Meridien Bora Bora
One of two Bora Bora resorts on this list offering overwater bungalows, this one has an identity all to itself.
16. Romantic Privacy
Most notable, the bungalows are situated on their own private lagoon, ensuring plenty of privacy and intimacy for you and your special someone.
17. Pangkor Laut Resort (Malaysia)
If you’re looking for a beautiful overwater bungalow with plenty of privacy, try the Spa Villas here.
18. Go For the Hilltop?
The overwater bungalows aren’t the only hot rooms at this property. There are also some great ones to be found up in the jungle!
19. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
This is definitely one of the most famous resorts in the entire world that offers overwater bungalows.
20. Kahala Spa Suite
And when you want the best the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has to offer, you book this suite, which offers incredible views of Mount Otemanu.