There's no better way to enjoy the Caribbean than with above water bungalow accommodations. Offering a more spectacular view and a more uniquely immersive experience than any sky-high hotel could offer, above water bungalows let you enjoy the beauty of the region's crystal-clear turquoise waters and its aquatic life, up-close and personal. You'll also enjoy many of the same luxuries you'd enjoy a typical hotel resort including dining, drinks and spa treatments, as well as luxury bedding and baths. If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation in the Caribbean or Mexico, read on to learn about the best above water bungalows.
Sandals is the quintessential above water bungalow resort for couples. Offering a romantic luxury getaway, it's the perfect place to get a break from the kids and all your responsibilities back home. The 5-star luxury resort includes Global Gourmet Dining, unlimited premium liquors, and water sports. Experience the beauty of the water and white sand beaches. Bungalow floors include a glass floor window that lets you admire the water from inside your room. A tranquility soaking tub offers the perfect way to relax after a day of activity. You'll also have access to 24-hour room service and a water taxi. Locations include the South Coast in Whitehouse, Jamaica, the Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay and the Grande Saint Lucian in St Lucia. Rates are around $1,200 per night. Check it out online to learn more.
Another great above water bungalow resort is the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort where you'll live each day like royalty. The resort overlooks a stunning lagoon and features a view Mount Otemanu, an extinct volcano. Experience a rich, unique culture complete, celebratory rituals and treat yourself to butler service around the clock. The lagoon is home to a vast ecosystem of tropical fish and coral, as well as the majestic Napoleon fish. Sea turtles are known to wander the region, so look out for them too. An adults-only pool is the perfect place for peace and relaxation. When you are in desperate need of pampering, the Miri Miri Spa is available to all guests. Best of all, the above water bungalow villas are 1,550 square feet each - the largest in the South Pacific, so every villa is like its own mansion that features its own living room, bedroom, and luxury bathroom. Like the Sandals resorts, glass viewing windows are featured on the floor. Stays start at around $1,450 per night.
The Palafitos Overwater Bungalows is located in El Dorado Maroma. The all-inclusive resort features gourmet dining, a full-service spa, five bars and lounges, a tennis court, and a garden. Rooms include a private bathroom with a spa tub and separate shower, a separate living room, as well as a separate bedroom, dining room and sitting area. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available at this 5-star resort. Nearby, the area features golf courses and exquisite beaches. Rates for this resort start at $1,160 per night when booking through hotels.com. For an unforgettable trip to Mexico, check out Palafitos Overwater Bungalows from Karisma.