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The World's Best Resorts with Overwater Bungalows

The World's Best Resorts with Overwater Bungalows

Lush tropical bungalows nestled over some of the most beautiful stretches of ocean and lagoons make up this list for the worlds best resorts for overwater bungalows. These hotels and resorts offer accommodations that allow you to fully enjoy an island getaway experience, with bungalow style rooms perched above pristine water where a dip in the warm sea waters is literally outside your door. These resorts provide a unique experience of remote accommodations to make you feel at one with nature while still offering luxurious and comfortable accommodations and top notch amenities and services that you expect from the worlds best luxury resorts.

Amanyara | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands


Upon arriving at Amanyara you will be transported to a world of sea breezes and reflecting pools. Nestled on the tip of a 5,000 acre nature reserve, the headland gives way to a pristine sandy beach on one side and the stunning ironshore with its natural rock bridges and craggy bays on the other. An enviormental paradise. Surrounded by the third largest coral reef system in the world, the Turks and Caiscos archipelago is a haven for marine life, birds, flora...

Angsana Laguna Phuket | Phuket, Thailand

Angsana Laguna Phuket

Set against a dazzling backdrop of bright white sand and sparkling indigo lagoons, Angsana Laguna Phuket offers endless recreational opportunities. The lush green hills and coconut groves of Phuket captivate the minds of even the most discerning travelers. Ranked amongst the five best resorts in Asia-Pacific, the hotel is a piece of paradise providing optimum service and luxury. Phuket's natural beauty emphasizes solitude and peace. Take a leisurely swim...

COMO Cocoa Island | Cocoa Island, Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island

To hole up at COMO Cocoa Island is to discover escapism, or sweet serenity under a reliable sun. It is a special place, at once removed from the noise of modern living, where every need is nurtured, and soothe away the stresses which belong to another life. At COMO Cocoa Island, indulge in nature's bequest, from dust-white sand between idle toes, to a warm blue sea that turns blush-pink with the falling light. Some guests find their own stretch of beach;...

Constance Halaveli Maldives | Male, Maldives

Constance Halaveli Maldives

Floating in the North Ari atoll, stroll down white sandy beaches and swim in turquoise water teeming with colourful marine life while children can unleash their spirit of adventure at the Constance Kids Club. Sunshine, sandy beaches, themed programs, cooking class, movies topped with friendly, fully-qualified staff; where safety and security is our priority, Constance Kids Club of Constance Halaveli welcome all children from 4-11 years old, who are up for adventure...

Constance Le Prince Maurice | Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Designed by architectural mastermind Jean Marc Eynaud and designer David Edwards, Constance Le Prince Maurice is where style, space, and architectural designs create the perfect hotel lifestyle. Peaceful by day, the hotel is amidst lush tropical greenery. The infinity pool and natural reserves add to the decor by instilling a sense of tranquility. Picturesque at night, the structure of the hotel is enhanced by warm lights positioned to harmonize with the environment. At...

Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives | South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives

Set on its own secluded island, the resort is a combination of luxury and simplicity with an all-inclusive meal plan. From ecological thatch roofing to crystal clear water, Constance Moofushi is a unique resort with a soul. All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature with a hint of Constance chic. Feast on fresh seafood and Maldivian specialties in sand floored restaurant and let the natural spa treatments take you on a blissful trip. ...

Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru

Immerse yourself in the pristine tropical beauty of this remote island hideaway at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Experience the natural world in a luxurious setting. With 103 spacious villas spread across a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru combines impeccable service, five-star facilities and world-class cuisine with a real sense of discovery. Its sister...

Hotel Bora Bora | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Hotel Bora Bora

Hotel Bora Bora remains closed for reconstruction and is not accepting reservations. We will update our site when we have more information. In the meantime, please see the right of the page for alternate hotel properties. Hotel Bora Bora's 54 Polynesian Style Bungalows And Fares Offer Varied Accommodation With Beachfront Views Or Tropical Garden Settings. Built Like An Old Traders House They Offer Oak Flooring Rattan Furniture Cedar Walls And The Old Fashioned...

JA Manafaru | Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives

JA Manafaru

JA Manafaru offers luxurious beach villas and over-water suites with private outdoor pools, decks, and stunning vistas. All 84 well-appointed villas and suites feature spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Private bathrooms include Elemis amenities and a relaxing rain shower, and suites have spa bathtubs. Facilities include WiFi, a dedicated villa host, minimum 40-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels and IPTV system, Nespresso coffeemaker, a wide selection...

Kandolhu Island | Male, Maldives

Kandolhu Island

Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. Measuring just 200 meters by 150 meters, the island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Easily accessible from all around the island, you will find large table corals as well as many clown fish living in sea anemones. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different...

Laucala Island Resort | Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala Island Resort

A private island refuge in the South Pacific, Laucala unites dramatic rain forest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches with unparalleled levels of luxury and privacy. No expense has been spared at the exclusive tropical hideaway, where 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches and atop the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout,...

Le Meridien Tahiti | Tahiti, French Polynesia

Le Meridien Tahiti

This resort makes an excellent venue for weddings, with some of the largest event facilities in French Polynesia. Situated on the beachfront in the Punaauia region, the resort offers 138 lagoon view bedrooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean, and 12 over-water bungalows designed with an emphasis on natural materials. The resort features two restaurants providing a wide selection of gourmet Polynesian and international cuisine.

LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll | South Ari Atoll, Maldives

LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll

LUX * South Ari Atoll features 193 private villas dotted at the waters edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. The luxury property boasts 4 kilometers of beach around the resort, stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the extensive natural lagoon. From the 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort's limpid waters are a diver's nirvana but there's an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to...

One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives | North Male Atoll, Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean, this superb new all-villa resort offers an unrivaled level of style, choice and personalized exploration. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. Set on one of the largest islands in North Male' Atoll, adorned with endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, all villas enjoy beautiful ocean views and direct access to the lagoon....

Sandals Royal Caribbean | Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sandals Royal Caribbean

A kaleidoscope of cultures from Britain to Bali awaits at Sandals Royal Caribbean. The resort's decidedly British heritage begins with the Majestic Georgian-style Great House, surrounded by manicured gardens and roaming peacocks - all complemented with traditions like afternoon tea and games of croquet. Minutes away on the resort's private offshore island, the mysteries of the Orient unfold in a secluded natural setting where casual poolside and beach side...

St Regis Resort Bora Bora | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

St Regis Resort Bora Bora

Reaching out across 44 acres of lush landscaping edged by powdery white sands and a crystalline lagoon, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort represents the epitome of carefree elegance. Its 100 exquisitely designed accommodations feature the largest over-water villas in the South Seas as well as stunning beach villas, showcases for the warm glow of exotic woods, handwoven fabrics and regional art. Rising in the distance, the towering majesty of Mount Otemanu is...

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef | South Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Sun Aqua's island and its neighboring islands nurture a rich enclave of culture and time-honored traditions. The villas of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef give you a bite of island life – a laidback luxury that brims with warmth. If you like a beach scene, there's three villa categories dotted along the sandy shoreline – all freshly refurbished in bright island hues. Or, if you’d like to stay over the lagoon, there's a loop of spacious over water villas, each with...

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives | North Male Atoll, Maldives

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon. Formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses, Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the...

The Residence Maldives | Male, Maldives

The Residence Maldives

Paradise awaits at The Residence Maldives, nestled on Falhumaafushi, a pristine island in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, one of the largest atolls in the world. Indulge in the private island sensation of this secluded retreat, where nature’s unparalleled beauty creates a mesmerising backdrop for your sublime relaxation. Its elegant interiors blend seamlessly with its traditional Maldivian architecture. The private villas evoke a pleasingly classic yet modern style,...

Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang | Nha Trang, Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang

From a distance, Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang resembles a beautiful painting of water and mountain. Built with superior construction standards and architectural styles of a world class tropical luxury resort, and housing over 84 beautiful coastal villas, Vinpearl Nha Trang is an ideal destination for luxury holidays that claim perfection and privacy. Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang offers a wide selection of plush villas and luxurious rooms that provide the highest...