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19 Best Caribbean Overwater Bungalows For Your Bucket List

Who says you need to fly all the way to the South Pacific to find villas over the water? You can get your fix of paradise much closer to home.

Our list of the best 19 Caribbean overwater bungalows will have you landing in bliss in the blink of an eye.

Some are extravagant villas with private pools! Others are more spartan huts on the water.

But no matter your level of luxury, the Caribbean has a great selection of them, from reasonably affordable to Birkin Bag splurge level.

(However, if you do love a faraway land and want to travel to the remotest of islands, we get you. We’ve done it. So, check out our hot lists of the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora and in Fiji.)

There are some fabulous overwater bungalows in the Caribbean.
Fancy staying in a Caribbean overwater bungalow? Some are actually more affordable than you may think

Overwater bungalows: Jamaica

Along with having some wonderful luxury vacation villas, Jamaica may be the best-known island in the Caribbean where you can find an overwater villa.

And when it comes to villas on the water, Sandals’ properties spring to mind – especially Sandals’ over-the-water bungalows. They are synonymous with all-inclusive luxury!

The following are two special Sandals’ resorts in Jamaica with over-the-water bungalows.

1) Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay)

A Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay) overwater bungalow with private pool
Water taxis whisk guests between the main resort and these Sandals’ overwater bungalows in Jamaica (Credit: Sandals)

The Sandals Royal Caribbean villas on the water were the first of their kind to open in the Caribbean, so naturally, they are first on our list.

If you stay at these Montego Bay overwater bungalows, you get two vacations for the price of one.

You can remain on the private island in an over-the-water villa. And when you wish, you can hop over to the mainland beach resort and enjoy all the pools and restaurants there as well.

These uber-luxe floating homes come with a personal butler who will pamper you the way you should be on holiday.

The Balinese-style villas have glass-sided private plunge pools next to an outdoor soaking tub for two.

The interior’s earth tones are the perfect backdrop to the millions of shades of blues as far as your eyes can see. 

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Category: All-inclusive adults-only luxury
  • Price: $$$

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2) Sandals South Coast (Whitehouse)

The all-inclusive overwater bungalows at Sandals South Coast form a heart in the water.
How romantic! The all-inclusive overwater bungalows at Sandals South Coast form a heart in the water (Credit: Sandals)

If you’re looking for a romantic overwater villa in Jamaica, Sandals South Coast may be for you. Even the dock connecting the bungalows is shaped like a heart.

Your villa features a spacious swim-up patio with a soaking tub for two to take the romance up another notch. After your tub soak, lounge in the overwater hammock and let the cool breeze tickle your skin.

The interior has see-through glass floors, so you can look for Nemo and his friends from your king-size bed.

Overwater bungalow at Sandals South Coast, with a king-size bed and glass panel in the floor
Your overwater villa awaits (Credit: Sandals)

If you decide to leave your overwater bungalow (although you may feel no need to!), there are nine onsite restaurants to indulge at. Then, end your night with a glass of wine by one of the bonfires or fire pits.

We think this is one of the best Sandals resorts with overwater bungalows – the overwater villas are very private and the resort is on a quiet stretch of beach in Jamaica.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Category: All-inclusive adults-only luxury
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: Panama

Eco-conscious, the overwater bungalows in Bocas del Toro are pretty Zen places (Credit: Azul Paradise)

Most overwater bungalows in Panama are in the Bocas del Toro archipelago (off the country’s Caribbean coast).

This sleepy island chain attracts sun lovers who want to escape the crowds, and it’s home to mainly eco-friendly digs, powered by solar panels and lit by candles at night.

Now, when it comes to Bocas del Toro overwater bungalows, there aren’t a lot of super-luxurious choices… yet. But they’re coming (see #6 below).

Until then, there are still a few lodging options worth checking out. Find details in our guide to the best places to stay in Bocas del Toro (including places that aren’t overwater bungalows).

3) Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge overwater bungalows in Bocas del Toro
We loved our stay at these cute overwater bungalows!

Built over a brilliant aqua lagoon, our two-story Bocas del Toro hut on the water was a wooden cabin with a king-size four-poster bed on the upper level.

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge is a rustic, sustainable eco-lodge – think solar panels for electricity, and green bath products.

However, being green means no air conditioning. If you need that to survive, this place isn’t for you. It was hot and humid when we were there, so keep that in mind.

A wooden ladder takes you from your stilted hut into the calm water for snorkeling and kayaking directly off your front porch.

A kayaker paddles past an overwater bungalow at Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge.
A kayaker paddles past our overwater hut

There are only nine huts, so it’s never crowded. We felt like the sea was our private playground.

It’s just one of the reasons we loved our stay at Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.0 out of 5
  • Category: Affordable eco-friendly hideaway
  • Price: $

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4) Bocas Bali (Nayara Bocas del Toro)      

Overwater villas at Nayara Bocas del Toro
For adults only, this resort stands out for its deluxe overwater villas and unique man-made beach (Credit: Nayara Bocas del Toro)

Imagine this.

You’re on a private island lounging on the pillow-soft sand, sipping a frozen drink from a coconut.

But you’re not on land. Instead, you’re on a concrete platform perfectly disguised as a beach. Steps lead you from the sand into the sea-foam green water. 

Bocas Bali has the first elevated overwater beach in the world. Brilliant, right?

Guests chilling out on the world's first overwater beach at Nayara Bocas del Toro
Chilling out on the world’s first overwater beach (Credit: Nayara Bocas del Toro)

When you’re not into the overwater beach scene, head to the resort’s freshwater pool.

Or better yet, splurge and go for an overwater villa with a private saltwater infinity pool overlooking the sea.

These hand-carved, Balinese-style villas on the water are for adults only. And all 1,100 square feet of these impeccable villas are lusciously air-conditioned.

The all-inclusive overwater bungalows include pretty much everything but gratuities, tax and excursions.

Even premium wines and spirits, along with 24-hour room service, are included.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: Honeymoon-worthy escape
  • Price: $$$

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5) Azul Paradise (Beach) Resort

King bed inside an Azul Paradise overwater bungalow in Bocas del Toro
Choose a King Bungalow at this beachfront resort (Credit: Azul Paradise)

Step inside the Azul Paradise Beach Resort, and you’ll see why they call it paradise.

The overwater thatched roof huts are just steps away from a white sand beach on the Panamanian island of Bastimentos.

At this beachfront resort, you can choose overwater bungalows or beachfront ones. (Or spend a few days at their other resort in Bocas Town.)

The glass floor panels in the water bungalows are the perfect place to watch the marine life without getting wet.

The beachfront resort runs on solar power, and while it has air conditioning, it’s limited to 8:00 pm to 8:00 am.

Azul Paradise is also downright inexpensive, compared to some of the 5-star overwater bungalow resorts on our list.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4 out of 5
  • Category: Relaxing eco-retreat
  • Price: $

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6) Viceroy Bocas del Toro

Viceroy Bocas del Toro overwater bungalows
When this resort opens, it will amp up the wow factor in Bocas del Toro considerably! (Credit: Viceroy)

In 2026, the Viceroy Bocas del Toro, from the Viceroy luxury resort brand, will open a beachfront resort of epic proportions.

Along with 100+ guestrooms, it will feature 42 overwater villas, the likes of which the archipelago has never seen.

Deck of an overwater villa at Viceroy Bocas del Toro at dusk
Imagine relaxing on the deck of this overwater villa in paradise! (Credit: Viceroy)

We’ve stayed at Viceroy hotels before and read the pre-debut press information. We have no doubt these will be some of the best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean!

In addition, the plan includes eight restaurants, pools, a spa and meditation rooms throughout its span of 457 acres.

You can go on guided eco-tours (bird watching, anyone?), bike rides and hiking excursions.

  • Category: New pinnacle of luxury
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: Mexico Caribbean

Mexico’s Riviera Maya has long been a traveler’s hotspot, and for good reason.

With ultra-plush resorts and water the color of a turquoise necklace, you’d be hard-pressed not to find some of the best overwater bungalows in Mexico here.

It may be difficult to leave your resort when treated like a god or goddess.

But what kind of friends would we be if we wrote about this area and didn’t send you to a cenote? Or if we don’t share some of our other favorite activities in the Riviera Maya that keep us going back time after time?

So be sure to get out and explore, even if you’re tempted just to stay put.

7) Rosewood Mayakoba

The overwater bungalows at Rosewood Mayakoba are set in an emerald lagoon.
These Riviera Maya overwater suites are set in the calm waters of a lagoon (Credit: Rosewood Mayakoba)

Nestled between lush jungle mangroves and an emerald lagoon, this is not only one of the finest resorts in Mexico with private pool suites, it’s also one of the most deluxe overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean.

Of the 129 rooms and suites, 18 are overwater lagoon suites.

You get the best of both worlds in these Rosewood Mayakoba overwater bungalows, because they have private pools too. On the terrace is your heated plunge pool just next to your private boat dock. 

These Caribbean overwater villas are the epitome of chic elegance.

A neutral palette with accents of dark wood allow the blues and greens of your lush surroundings to be the star of the show.

Or maybe it’s the pulse-slowing spa bathroom – featuring an outdoor shower and oversized bathtub with views of the jungle – that takes your breath away?

Naturally, the bed is a four-poster king-sized bed.

But no matter what, leave time for a guided tour of the secret cenote on the property grounds.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: True luxury
  • Price: $$$

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8) Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma

The all-inclusive overwater bungalows at Palafitos El Dorado Maroma in Mexico are located on a stunning white sand beach.
These all-inclusive overwater bungalows in Mexico (Caribbean side) jut out from a stunning white sand beach (Credit: Palafitos)

These Cancun overwater bungalows are located 30 to 40 minutes south of the Cancun Airport in Maroma Beach. Read: You can get off the plane and bask in your infinity plunge pool with a bottle of bubbly or tequila shots by sunset.

Along with a private pool, your thatched roof villa has a glass floor, a jacuzzi bathtub for two and a ladder with direct ocean access so you can float like no one is watching.

Then wash off in their signature romantic outdoor shower.

This adults-only, all-inclusive haven includes round-trip airport transfers, onsite watersports, yoga and 24-hour room service.

With more than 30 overwater bungalows on stilts, this resort has one of the largest collection of Mexico overwater bungalows.

And unlike the Rosewood (#7) and Banyan Tree (#9), the Palafitos overwater bungalows perch right over the Caribbean Sea.

A Palafitos overwater Bungalow at El Dorado Maroma, with a  private pool on the deck
All the Palafitos overwater bungalows have private pools (Credit: Palafitos)

What to do if you want to leave your hotel?

Visit Chichen Itza, one of the most impressive Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: Gorgeous resort
  • Price: $$$

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9) Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Overwater bungalows at Banyan Tree Mayakoba
For the ultimate in privacy, choose an overwater villa at this resort (Credit: Banyan Tree Mayakoba)

Indulge in the sensual surroundings at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, an Asian-inspired hideaway in the heart of the jungle.

Linked by waterway canals and embraced by raw untouched nature, these Riviera Maya overwater bungalows are your private escape from the world and precisely what you may seek while on vacation.

Spend your days in your 2-story private pool villa which seems to float over the lagoon.

There’s plenty of room to spread out – 2,385 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, to be exact. Take in the sunset from your heated rooftop pool or the nearby beach. 

Rooftop pool in a lagoon bungalow at Banyan Tree Mayakoba
It’s perfectly comfortable by our rooftop pool, thank you very much! (Credit: Banyan Tree Mayakoba)

Although this 5-star resort has 162 villas and suites, the overwater lagoon villas were designed with privacy in mind, so you’ll have to go out of your way to run into another guest.

And even though it may be difficult to leave your floating palace, make a little time to explore the Tulum Ruins, about 1½ hours away. Or to hit the nightlife in Playa del Carmen.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: World-class resort
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: Turks and Caicos

If you’re going to the Turks and Caicos, you might as well spoil yourself and stay in a Turks and Caicos overwater bungalow.

And there’s no better place than an Aman property.

10) Amanyara Resort

Four-bedroom overwater villa at Amanyara
Is this four-bedroom overwater villa big enough for you? (Credit: Amanyara)

If it’s part of the Aman brand, you’re guaranteed the utmost in luxurious stays.

Even the name Amanyara sounds peace-inducing, right?

That’s quite fitting since it’s next to the 18,000-acre Northwest Point Marine National Park, with nothing but nature around you.

The Turks and Caicos water bungalows at Amanyara aren’t traditional overwater bungalows. (And calling them bungalows doesn’t quite conjure up the appropriate image.)

Rather, they hug reflecting ponds and are surrounded by water on up to three sides.

There are two types of accommodations.

The silvery-roofed one-bedroom pavilions are teak and glass, decorated in muted tones, with king-sized platform beds. With two terraces and retractable windows on three sides, you get views of the ocean, pools or reflecting ponds. 

Alternatively, the 3- to 6-bedroom villas (up to 12,000 square feet in size) sit on 1½ acres of land each and have personal chefs to prepare anything your palate desires and massage rooms.

You can’t go wrong with either.

To get around the sprawling resort – to its movie theater, spa, gym, tennis courts or restaurants – you can hop on one of the complimentary bicycles that come with each pavilion.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Category: Amazing Zen escape
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: Aruba

Believe it or not, Aruba has only one hotel with true over-the-water villas. But it made this list.

11) Aruba Ocean Villas

Deck of an overwater bungalow at Aruba Ocean Villas
An overwater villa with a forever-blue view (Credit: Aruba Ocean Villas)

For romantic overwater bungalows, this adults-only resort, tucked away on a private beach, should tickle your fancy.

Aruba Ocean Villas is peaceful, quiet and rustic. And that’s what makes this place charming.

But you’ll find chandeliers, hot tubs, private plunge pools and sun loungers on your private sun deck too.

Aruba Ocean Villas
Paradise, right? (Credit: Ocean Villas)

In fact, no one would blame you for not leaving your villa.

But since you’re floating above the sultry Caribbean Sea, snorkeling and scuba diving the nearby coral reefs are a must. The snorkeling is excellent here.

When you feel like a raisin, head back to your floating hideaway and snooze in the hammock as the gentle breeze rocks you to dreamland.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Category: Funky rustic seclusion
  • Price: $$

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Overwater bungalows: Belize

A few Belize overwater bungalow resorts are sprinkled throughout the country, but why go anywhere but the best?

These four resorts have you covered, from rustic chic to private island opulence.

12) Cayo Espanto

Overwater bungalow at the end of of the dock at Cayo Espanto
See the overwater bungalow sitting at the end of the dock? (Credit: Cayo Espanto)

Celebrating something super special? Looking for a place for a destination wedding? Why not rent your own private island in Belize?

Cayo Espanto is an exclusive Caribbean resort for up to 18 guests. But you don’t have to go all out and rent the whole joint to experience it.

Just rent Casa Ventanas.

The 1,100-square-foot, one-bedroom suite is on the end of a 150-foot private dock. No one will see you skinny dipping in the midday sparkling sea.

Living room of Casa Ventanas at Cayo Espanto
You don’t even have to leave your villa for incredible ocean views (Credit: Cayo Espanto)

The island isn’t far from the Belizean Barrier Reef, so it’s a snorkeler’s delight. Dive right off your private patio into the endless Caribbean and search for colorful tropical fish.

Or, if you’re tired of looking at the uninterrupted shades of blue, head to the spa or award-winning restaurant for a change of scenery.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: Exclusive private island luxury
  • Price:: $$$

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13) Thatch Caye Resort

Overwater bungalows at Thatch Caye Resort, Belize
This peaceful, all-inclusive, castaway island resort is the perfect place to get away from it all (Credit: Thatch Caye Resort)

Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort is another private island utopia about 25 minutes from the mainland of Belize.

The eco-friendly, rustic-chic style of their Belize huts on the water exude the laid-back vibes the Caribbean islands are known for.

There are two types of huts on the water.

The standard ones are just offshore and adjacent to each other. So those are ideal for a group or family looking for a more communal getaway.

Then there are the premium bungalows. They’re separated by a walkway and are far more secluded. So if romance is what you’re after, choose the premium option.

The resort caters to only 30 people. You’ll get to meet some of them over the communal dinners.

Or you can opt for private candle-light dining on your deck.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: Low-key, private island relaxation
  • Price: $$$

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14) Coco Plum Island Resort

Aquamarine-colored overwater cabana at Coco Plum Island Resort
This overwater cabana is plum pickins! (Credit: Coco Plum Island Resort)

Belize is blessed with private island resorts – Coco Plum Island Resort is another one of them.

And this award-winning, adults-only, all-inclusive resort with 18 ocean-front cabanas sets the romance bar high.

One cabana perches on stilts over the water.

Painted as aquamarine as the surrounding sea, it has three bedrooms (two have king-size beds), three bathrooms, an interior of dark rich woods and a wraparound porch.

This air-conditioned overwater villa (which can be booked for two to six lucky guests) also has all the top-of-the-line amenities you’d want in a home – like a full kitchen.

Sway on the oversized hammock over the sea as your toes tickle the waves. You can be as active as you want with snorkeling packages or scuba diving tours.

Or just chill on the satiny soft white sand beaches with a book and some bubbly.

It’s all included in this laidback luxury retreat, so indulge.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 5 out of 5
  • Category: Secluded tropical luxury
  • Price: $

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15) St. George’s Caye Resort

A young woman paddles a kayak to the overwater bungalows at St. George's Caye Resort.
You can enjoy an intimate private island experience plus overwater bungalows! (Credit: St. George’s Caye Resort)

Just seven miles from Belize City, you’ll be picked up and whisked away by private transport the minute you land.

St. George’s Caye Resort has six water bungalows in a U-shape with a decidedly casual feel.

Because of the U-shape, they’re pretty close to each other. If you want a romantic secluded getaway, check out the oceanfront bungalows instead.

The scuba diving is a big draw here at the resort.

These overwater bungalows in Belize aren’t the most luxurious on this list.

But they’re more affordable than some of the others (even though they’re still expensive).

If you want to stay at a not-crazy-pricey overwater bungalow in the Caribbean and you love diving, St. George’s Caye Resort is a great pick.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Category: Relaxed luxury (and top-notch diving)
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: Antigua

Yes, there’s a resort in Antigua with over-the-water dwellings – and they’re quite lavish.

16) Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa

Living room of an overwater bungalow at Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa
Stay in one of the island’s only overwater bungalows! (Credit: Royalton Antigua)

The Chairman Overwater Bungalows at the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa are the only overwater bungalows in Antigua. And they are more like floating homes with thatched roofs than bungalows.

The bathrooms have marble countertops and a walk-in glass shower large enough for a family of four.

Not that this is a place for kids. It’s an adult-only, all-inclusive slice of paradise.

Imagine swimming in your private glass-front infinity pool perched over the sea of the same blue.

Or lounging in your massive hammock just hovering over the water, while your personal butler brings your room aromatherapy choices and sparkling wine.

The world is your silky oyster here. Definitely bask in its luxury!

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4 out of 5
  • Category: Traditional all-inclusive luxury
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: St. Lucia

The following all-inclusive overwater bungalows in the Caribbean hover over the calmest water of St. Lucia – Rodney Bay.

This place is what dreams are made of.

17) Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Overwater bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian
The couples-only resort is set on it own peninsula (Credit: Sandals)

These Sandals St. Lucia overwater bungalows are a romantic honeymoon haven, with 360-degree views of what is often touted as postcard-worthy.

It’s where two volcanic mountains (the Pitons) rise majestically out of the sea.

The in-room, lit-up glass floor panels serve as evening mood lighting – as well as a window to the colorful creatures swimming in the turquoise water below your cottage.

Or take in the endless shades of blue from the two-person soaker tub on the deck or over-the-water hammock.

Should you feel the desire to leave your floating villa, there are 12 restaurants and six bars at this location.

However, you’ll have a fully stocked mini-bar and a butler to do all but drink those cocktails for you!

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Category: Beautiful beachfront luxury (all-inclusive)
  • Price: $$$

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Overwater bungalows: Honduras

Honduras is known for its spectacular underwater world.

So why not take advantage of it with a dive or snorkeling package on the best Hondura island for diving – Roatan!

18) Anthony’s Key Resort

Breakfast on deck at Anthony's Key Resort
Dive, eat, sleep – repeat (Credit: Anthony’s Key Resort)

Anthony’s Key Resort is a rustic and much-loved, family-run spot in Sandy Bay, Roatan, just 20 minutes from the airport.

Known as a diving resort, it’s the place to stay if you want to learn to scuba dive.

A happy scuba diver at Anthony's Key Resort
A happy scuba diver (Credit: Anthony’s Key Resort)

It has 56 humble wooden guest cottages.

Some (Key Deluxe) are beachy air-conditioned cottages built over the water on a tiny islet, tucked into a rocky mangrove-lined shore.

Each sports polished hardwood floors, an ensuite private bathroom and a hammock on its private ocean-facing balcony.

To get to these Caribbean huts on the water from the main resort facilities, just hop on a small island taxi boat which putters back and forth.

There are no TVs in any of the bungalows – the surrounding unspoiled nature is entertainment enough.

When not diving, you can kayak or go stand-up paddleboarding from the teeny beach.

Or you can just relax on your overwater bungalow’s deck or by the palm-lined freshwater pool beside the bar.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Price: $$
  • Category: Comfortable (and a diver’s paradise)

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Overwater bungalows: Bahamas

If you’re wondering if there are overwater bungalows in the Bahamas, the answer is “sort of.” But it’s a good-un!

19) Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

A beautiful swim-up pool suite at Sandals Royal Bahamian
A beautiful swim-up pool suite (Credit: Sandals)

The Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort doesn’t have traditional stilted bungalows over the water.

But we felt we should include it here in our list of the top overwater Caribbean bungalows for a few reasons.

It just completed a $55 million renovation, so it’s gorgeous.

And it has elegant swim-up butler suites where you can roll out of your large master bedroom and into the infinity swimming pool (or walk just a few steps further right into the ocean).

So it gets pretty close to giving you that feeling of staying in an overwater bungalow.

(Go for the ultimate love nest and get a swim-up butler suite with a romantic soaking tub on your private patio.)

Third, the Bahamas are so accessible if you live in the U.S. (especially the East Coast)!

And this hotel may be easier for you to get to than many of the other resorts here if you’re looking at a long weekend getaway.

  • TripAdvisor rating: 4 out of 5
  • Category: Lively all-inclusive luxury resort
  • Price: $$$

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Last words on Caribbean overwater bungalows

Are you ready to hit paradise yet – and complete the fairytale by staying at one of these seductive Caribbean resorts with overwater bungalows?

Just writing this got us dreaming and plotting our next trip!

Discover more of the Caribbean!

St. Martin: Check out the best places to stay in St. Martin and St. Maarten, the island with both French and Dutch flavors.

St. Barts: You can explore St. Barts on a day trip from St. Martin – it’s the swankiest French island in the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico: Simply wandering the colorful cobblestone streets is one of our favorite activities in Old San Juan!

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