Overwater bungalows are the epitome of luxury beach accommodation. Boasting endless sea views, these floating huts offer the ultimate privacy and are a haven for romantics at large. A perfect paradise at sea, staying in an overwater bungalow is on the wish list for many holidaymakers. So to make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of five fantastic destinations for a special seaside getaway.
Overwater bungalows are a little more common in the Maldives, a destination synonymous with romance. Anantara Veli Resort and Spa offers an assortment of overwater accommodation in a truly enviable tropical setting. Their deluxe overwater pool bungalows even feature a private plunge pool. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island boasts prestigious villas with marble bathrooms, a private outdoor whirlpool and 24-hour butler service.
Just a hop, skip and jump from Aussie shores, there is only one resort in Fiji that offers overwater accommodation. Home to ten stylish overwater bures, Likuliku Lagoon Resort can be reached by catamaran, private speedboat, seaplane or helicopter. Your air-conditioned villa will feature a king-size bed, a private deck and incredible lagoon views, even from the bathtub.
The idyllic Cook Islands are famed for their incredible beauty and tranquillity. The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa offers a truly intimate setting, with traditional Polynesian-style bungalows poised over the legendary Aitutaki Lagoon. Each villa is air-conditioned with a private verandah and a lower deck that leads right into the deep blue waters.
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A holiday at the five-star hideaway, Constance Le Prince Maurice, will have you enjoying the royal treatment. You’ll want to book their Junior Suite on Stilts. These air-conditioned bungalows are built out onto a coastal lagoon that is filled with colourful fish. Relax on your furnished terrace or balcony and watch as the sun majestically sets over the ocean.
If French Polynesia is on your bucket list, consider retreating to the famous Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort. You will have an assortment of luxury accommodation to choose from, including magical overwater bungalows with private plunge pools. Take in the gorgeous surrounds from your spacious living area that leads to a private deck. There is even overwater villas designed especially for families!
The award-winning Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa is a peaceful retreat in the heart of Port Vila. Offering a selection of accommodation, the resort is home to modern overwater villas that sit out over the Erakor Lagoon. Allowing couples to indulge in the magnificent surrounds, these air-conditioned villas feature a private patio and spa bath.
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