Most people think of overwater bungalows and imagine Tahiti. The good news: Now there are more of them close to home than ever before. These are our top 8 picks for your overwater bungalow vacation.
Stay on a private island — no neighbors in sight — just a short flight (or ferry) from Belize City. We love Cayo Espanto as much for its luxury as its convenience. See the latest rates.
An all-inclusive adventure resort ideal for water enthusiasts, Thatch Caye offers Family Villa suites that together can accommodate a group of six. Ten acres of marine park are at your disposal, and eagle rays swim off your front porch. See the latest rates.
For diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, sea kayaking and more water adventures, book this authentic all-inclusive resort in Roatan. Granted, these overwater bungalows are just barely over the water, but you’ll be in the water so much, you won’t notice. See the latest rates.
Perched on the second largest barrier reef in the world, the all-inclusive CoCo View is situated on the protected south shore of Roatan where coral reefs dwell in shallow water. Dive, snorkel, sun, repeat. See the latest rates.
While you can find overwater bungalows sprinkled in this corner of the Caribbean, you rarely see two-story water villas like these, which even boast spacious decks. See the latest rates.
In the heart of the Bay Islands, this all-inclusive resort is perfect for adventurers. In a given day, your feet may never touch land, as boat pickups and drop-offs occur right at your overwater cabana. See the latest rates and packages.
In the beautiful San Blas islands of Panama, this lodge has six water villas, and demand is highest for villa No. 6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest rates and packages.
Located on Panama’s west coast, four overwater honeymoon suites sit over the Caribbean Sea. Explore the property’s nature reserve flush with red frogs and banana trees. Or not, and enjoy an overwater sunset view. See the latest rates.