Best Resorts: Overwater Bungalows, Huts and Swim Up Rooms Near the U.S. | Islands

Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home

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.

Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Cayo espanto Belize

No. 1 Cayo Espanto Belize

Cayo Espanto

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.

2. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Thatch Cay Resort Belize

No. 2 Thatch Caye Resort, Belize

Thatch Caye Resort

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.

Name 3. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Anthony's Key Resort Roatan

No. 3 Anthony’s Key, Honduras

Anthony's Key

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.

4. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Coco VIew Resort Honduras

No. 4 CoCo View Resort, Honduras

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.

5. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge Panama

No. 5 Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Panama

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.

6. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Mango Creek Lodge, Roatan

No. 6 Mango Creek Lodge, Roatan

Mango Creek Lodge

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.

7. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Coral Lodge Panama

No. 7 Coral Lodge, Panama

In the beautiful San Blas islands of Panama, this lodge has six water villas, and demand is highest for villa No. 6. Email for the latest rates and packages.

8. Best Overwater Bungalows Close to Home | Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge Panama overwater bungalow

No. 8 Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge, Panama

Eclypse de Mar

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.


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