Best Overwater Bungalows in the World

We reviewed the best overwater bungalows in the world. From the Caribbean to the Maldives, these overwater bungalows make for a perfect romantic escape.

These breathtaking over-the-water bungalows provide an unrivaled connection to the Caribbean Sea, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the magnificent blue waters and abundant marine life below. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and custom-crafted king-size beds covered with soft linens and plush cushions for the perfect sleep experience characterize each bungalow. Each bungalow also has a smart TV and a huge ceiling fan to keep you cool while you relax and enjoy the fresh Caribbean breezes.

His and hers sinks, a giant backlit mirror with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower are included in the spa-style bathrooms. Outside, you’ll find an extended sun deck, an outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a table set for two on your private patio. From their private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two or over-water hammocks, couples may enjoy the splendor of the ocean. Inside, glass floor panels and illuminated water allow you to take in the sights of the sea at any hour.

These bungalows also boast Butler Elite service, which handles every detail of your vacation with unobtrusive grace, and 24 hour room service to complete your over-water vacation.

Bungalow guests will also receive the following additional inclusions:

  • Exclusive in-room dining and room service menu.
  • Personal airport greeting.
  • Expedited immigration.
  • Private transfers to and from the airport in chauffeur-driven luxury car.
  • Welcome gift, including branded tote and towel set.
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities.

Our Rating

4.9 / 5

TripAdvisor

4.5 / 5

Hotels.com

9.0 / 10

Expedia

4.4 / 5

Explore Sandals South Coast Overwater Bungalows

These stunning over-the-water bungalows provide an intimate link to the Caribbean Sea, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the magnificent blue waters and abundant marine life below.

You can enjoy undersea views at any moment thanks to the glass floor panels and illuminated water. From their private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two or over-water hammocks, couples may enjoy the splendor of the ocean. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and custom-crafted king-size beds covered with soft linens and plush cushions for the perfect sleep experience characterize each bungalow.

Each bungalow has a smart TV and a huge ceiling fan to keep you cool as you enjoy the fresh Caribbean breezes. His and hers sinks, a huge backlit mirror with mosaic tiling, and a walk-in rain shower are all included in the bathrooms.

Outside, you’ll find an extended sun deck, an outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a table set for two on your private patio. To complete your over-water holiday, Butler Elite service, which manages every detail of your stay with discreet grace, and 24 hour room service are included.

Our Rating

4.9 / 5

TripAdvisor

4.5 / 5

Hotels.com

9 / 10

Expedia

4.4 / 5

Explore Sandals Grande St. Lucian Overwater Bungalows

The Maldives luxury resort island of Anantara Kihavah and its immaculate white sands spring up out of the water like a mirage, surrounded by nothing but turquoise lagoon that fades into sapphire blue.

This beautiful paradise, endowed by coconut, papaya, and mango trees, served as a haven for Arab traders sailing to the Far East for ages. Seafarers were enticed to the island by the richness of the water surrounding it – where a prehistoric volcano slid back into the depths, leaving blossoming corals within a house reef and a wealth of lagoon fish – as they navigated archipelago to archipelago by the stars.

 

Our Rating

4.8 / 5

TripAdvisor

5 / 5

Hotels.com

9.6 / 10

Expedia

4.8 / 5

Explore Anantara Kihavah Maldives Overwater Bungalows

The Overwater Bungalows at Veli Maldives are exquisite. Lounge on your sundeck, eye open for graceful mantas swimming past, and the sails of a dhoni in the distance. Dive into the warm, crystal-clear waters to discover the secrets of the teeming coral below.

Get away to a secluded island surrounded by a beautiful lagoon. Puffer fish swim in crystal-clear waters below while you relax in your over-water villa or bungalow. Write your own romantic chapter at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

In an ocean-facing pavilion, salute the sun. Balance Wellness by Anantara offers relaxing Ayurvedic therapies. Dine under the stars or cruise into the sunset on a luxury yacht.

Anantara Veli, one of the Maldives’ few adults-only resorts, caters only to adults in order to preserve the island’s tranquility.

Our Rating

4.8 / 5

TripAdvisor

5 / 5

Hotels.com

9.6 / 10

Expedia

4.8 / 5

Explore Anantara Veli Maldives Overwater Bungalows

The Extreme WOW Ocean Haven, designed to be the ultimate escape, takes relaxation – or entertainment – to new heights. The choices are boundless. Seek alone in pure privacy or invite the chic set over for some serious entertainment.

With floor-to-ceiling windows that slide aside, an indoor/outdoor sitting area, and glass-paneled floors that expose lagoon fauna below, the line between interiors and exteriors blurs. Relax in the spacious master suite, which includes a sitting area and a cathedral ceiling. Enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean while relaxing in the distinctive W king bed. Sink into the large round bathtub with a good book. In the twin-bedded junior suite with a private second bathroom, you may relax to the soothing sounds of the sea.

Grab a cocktail from your bar and head out onto the wraparound sundeck. Grill up some goodies at the outdoor dining area overlooking the water. Plunge into the oversized infinity edge pool with bubbling Jacuzzi seats. Saunter down the lagoon access stairs and slip into the turquoise. Chill in style.

Our Rating

4.7 / 5

TripAdvisor

5 / 5

Hotels.com

9.8 / 10

Expedia

4.7 / 5

Explore W Maldives Extreme WOW Ocean Haven

These stunning over-the-water villas, located just off the resort’s private island, offer an unrivaled view of the Caribbean Sea. Your private villa provides an immersive trip of the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters and rich marine life, from floating water hammocks to private glass floors.

From their private infinity pool with outdoor shower, couples may take in the spectacular grandeur of the ocean. You don’t even have to leave your room to enjoy the Caribbean’s most beautiful crystal-clear waters. You can glimpse the ocean from the comfort of your magnificent room thanks to see-through glass floors.

You may enjoy the sea at any time of day or night because the ocean is lit. With beautiful mahogany king-size beds decorated with soft linens and comfortable pillows for the ideal sleep experience, each suite captures the pinnacle of luxury. When you meet your own personal butler, you know you’ve arrived. Your personal butler will handle every detail of your holiday with quiet grace, having been trained to the high requirements of the Guild of Professional Butlers, which provides butlers to aristocracy and celebrities.

Guests of this extraordinary villa also receive the following additional inclusions:

  • Exclusive in-room dining and room service menu.
  • Direct resort access via a “Royal Duffy” luxury boat.
  • Personal airport greeting.
  • Expedited immigration.
  • Welcome gift, including branded tote and towel set.
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities.
  • Exclusive House of Marley sound system.
  • Round-trip Private BMW Luxury Airport Transfers from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) & Norman Manley International Airport (KIN).

Our Rating

4.6 / 5

TripAdvisor

4.5 / 5

Hotels.com

8.2 / 10

Expedia

4.0 / 5

Explore Sandals Royal Caribbean Overwater Bungalows