By Susan Breslow Sardone. The ultimate romantic setting for a honeymoon or romantic getaway is an overwater bungalowa private love nest in the tropics set on stilts over warm, calm waters like those found in the Caribbean. Lucia in the Caribbean as well as along Mexico's Riviera Maya, adult couples can revel in these floating fantasy suites along coastlines.
Call Us Re kindle the romance close to home — without long flights to the South Pacific or the Maldives! Overwater villas are the next best thing to a private tropical island of your own — a luxury, bungalow suspended right over top of jewel-toned seas with the rustic-chic experience of living indoors and outdoors.
Sandals St Lucian Grande overwater bungalows opened May 15,and we were lucky to be some of the first guests to stay in them. Make sure to book online in advance, they will sell out fast! There are 3 Sandals Resorts in St.
There are still about a dozen of the more basic resorts that cater primarily to divers and adventure travelers, and all of them are listed below. Those interested in the glamorous bungalows found mainly in Bora Bora and the Maldives will want to focus on the top three properties on the list below. The Sandals Royal Caribbean All Inclusive has 17 of the finest overwater villas in the world, including personal butler service, which opened in late
These sublime stays in the Caribbean and Mexico will give you a Fiji fix without a trip halfway around the world. So, with no offense to the South Pacific intended, consider your next fantasy vacation at one of these divine overwater stays. The airy, thatch-roof bungalows have glass floors and private infinity pools.
For most of us, staying in an overwater bungalow perched above some turquoise lagoon far, far away, is a dream trip, a once-in-a-lifetime thing. We scrimp and save so we can spare no expense. The bungalows, fanning out from a lush private island, are some of the newest and most luxurious in French Polynesia.
Overwater bungalows just a two-hour flight from the U. Thanks to a wave of exciting developments in Mexico and the Caribbean, that exciting daydream is now a reality. Honeymooners, get planning!
By Robert Curley. There's something magical about spending your vacation in a villa that does beachfront one better, with accommodations that perch directly above the water. Imagine going to bed with the gentle sounds of the sea all around you, then waking up to colorful tropical fish swimming under your feet and seabirds coasting in for a landing on your private deck. It's like treehouse meets beach camp, an opportunity that you won't want to miss out on.
There was a time when travelers seeking the ultimate island paradise in places like Fiji, the Maldivesand Tahiti had only one option: a hotel room or avilla on the beach. In on the island of Raiatea—which, without a sandy beach, was proving a challenging sell for tourists—a trio of Californians known as the Bali Hai Boys conceived the game-changer of a dream accommodation: the overwater bungalow. Their trio of bungalows at Bali Hai Hotel became a craze that spread to Bora Bora and beyond; after all, the charming stilted cottages offered immersion into the magic of the sea, sans snorkel mask or air tank.
When it comes to island getaways, nothing takes things up a notch like an overwater bungalow. Secluded, romantic, and endlessly luxurious, they've become a staple of resorts dotting the Maldives, Bora Bora, and Fiji. And given their reliance on the ocean that surrounds them, it's no surprise that a new wave of eco-friendly properties have cropped up, all built with sustainability in mind.