Nothing screams luxury and seclusion like overwater bungalows. From St Lucia to Bora Bora, these destinations offer the most alluring overwater bungalow experience that nobody can resist. 

These floating accommodations boast breathtaking panoramic views, pristine warm seawater outside your door, and even outdoor showers. As of late last year, we had around 225 overwater resorts all around the world. Most of them are in the Maldives.

For your next chic tropical vacation, here are the top 3 destinations where you can experience overwater bungalows.

1.  St. Lucia

sandal overwater bungalow

Only one resort has overwater bungalows on this beguiling island. Indeed, Sandals Grande St Lucian in St Lucia is the epitome of paradise. Sandals offer everything from luxuriance and romance to serenity and tranquility. 

To top it off, you will get to enjoy the sparkling Caribbean waters and the stunning mountain views. The ambiance is very serene, and being an adults-only resort, expect sophistication and high luxury levels. I cannot leave out the 24-hour personal butler service. 


sandals balcony view
sandals grande st lucien bungalows

I found the general level of service at this resort to be top-notch. However, there are only nine overwater bungalows. I would suggest you book in advance so you won’t get disappointed.

2.  Maldives

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Want a relaxing vacation in a private overwater bungalow in the middle of the ocean? The Maldives has got you covered. Several resorts offer luxury and seclusion to anyone looking to take advantage of the sunshine and unwind.     

The Maldives isn’t cheap, but the vacation will be money well spent. One of the things people say is that you can never return from a bad vacation. Waking up to the views of the gleaming lagoon and spending lazy days lounging on your outdoor daybed is the dream. 

beautiful coral in the maldives

Some of the most expensive and luxurious overwater bungalows in Maldives include; Velaa Private IslandKudadoo Private Island ResortRaffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort, and Soneva Jani Residences.

3.  Bora Bora

bora-bora-mountain views from bungalows

The South Pacific region is the perfect destination for those in search of overwater bungalow experiences. Bora Bora is only a 50-minute flight away from Tahiti.

There are about ten overwater bungalow resorts in Bora Bora that emphasize romance, privacy, and class. Most people would agree that the facilities are second to none!

bora-bora-beach view of overwater bungalows
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Many people think it is the most beautiful island on earth. It’s hard to top when you throw in the luxurious overwater bungalows. The best resorts on the island include the Conrad Bora Bora NuiInterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso SpaSt Regis Bora Bora Resort, and Four Seasons Bora Bora. Book your accommodation well in advance. 

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