8 best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean
20.09.2023 - 15:45
/ Royal Caribbean
Nearly 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to visit French Polynesia and stay in an overwater bungalow on the breathtaking island of Moorea. Waking up every morning and diving off the deck into some of the most crystalline waters I've ever seen was truly magical, and when it was time to go home I was already dreaming about going back.
What I wasn't dreaming about repeating was the journey from Nashville to French Polynesia, which turned into a longer-than-long affair with a long layover in Los Angeles and a long-haul flight in the middle of the night.
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But did you know you don't have to spend a day of your life (and money) flying around the world for an overwater bungalow experience? There are actually a handful of incredible resorts that offer the experience in locations dotting the Caribbean, meaning you can dive off your own private deck after traveling just a few easy hours.
From Jamaica to Aruba and islands in between, here are our favorite picks for resorts with overwater bungalows in the Caribbean.
Overwater bungalows are rare in Antigua. Luckily, the one resort that has them happens to be a Marriott all-inclusive resort, so guests can enjoy a tropical paradise while earning or burning Marriott Bonvoy points.
Known as the Chairman's Overwater Bungalows, these chic one-bedroom accommodations come with a king-size bed, a large seating area and dining room, an overwater hammock, a private infinity plunge pool and glass floors that allow guests to admire the vibrant marine life in the waters below.
On top of all this, the adults-only Chairman's Overwater Bungalows Diamond Club bungalows include one master bedroom with a sumptuous king-size bed and a relaxing living area with a dining room.
Beyond the privacy of the bungalows, guests at this Royalton property can also enjoy a handful of bars and restaurants — ranging from a traditional buffet to a steakhouse — along with live entertainment each night. For active types, amenities include various pools, grass tennis courts, nonmotorized water sports and so much more.
Rates for standard rooms at Royalton Antigua start at $341 per night or 116,500 points, based on double occupancy. To book a Chairman's Overwater Bungalow, visit this link to fill out an inquiry for more information.
An aerial view of Sandals Royal Caribbean proves that love is alive and well in Montego Bay, Jamaica: The overwater bungalows are arranged to form a heart right off their own private island. Even if you can't see the heart from the ground, you'll certainly feel the love at this adults-only, all-inclusive property designed for googly eyed couples.
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