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5 Caribbean Destinations Where You Can Stay In An Overwater Bungalows


The Caribbean, with its turquoise waters, powdery white sands, and unmatched tropical beauty, always conjures images of paradise. For a truly unique and luxurious experience, nothing compares to staying in an overwater bungalow.


Picture this: waking up in the morning to the sound of waves gently lapping beneath your room, with the sun casting golden hues over crystal-clear waters. To help you live this dream, we’ve curated a list of five breathtaking Caribbean destinations where you can stay in an overwater bungalow. Let's dive into paradise!


  • Jamaica – Sandals South Coast

Welcome to the land of reggae, jerk chicken, and stunning coastline! Nested on the serene south coast, Sandals South Coast offers an all-inclusive, adult-only experience that redefines luxury. This resort features Over-the-Water Bungalows that are lavishly appointed with:


  • Glass floor panels: So you can spy the marine life below.

  • Tranquility Soaking Tubs: Offering both indoor and outdoor soak options.

  • Personal Butler Services: To elevate your stay to an extraordinary level.


Top Things to Do Near Sandals South Coast:

  • Take a romantic sunset catamaran sail.

  • Explore YS Falls, a spectacular seven-tiered waterfall in the jungle.

  • Enjoy the local vibes with a visit to nearby Negril’s Seven Mile Beach.


  • Mexico – El Dorado Maroma

Located on the Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya, one of the best beaches in the world, El Dorado Maroma offers Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, an exclusive, adults-only retreat that blends Mexican charm with extravagant luxury.


  • Direct Ladder into the Ocean: For those spontaneous swims.

  • Glass Bottom Floors: Perfect for viewing the coral reefs below.

  • Private Infinity Pool: For your personal enjoyment.


Top Things to Do Near El Dorado Maroma:

  • Explore ancient Mayan ruins like Tulum.

  • Dive into a cenote for an unforgettable freshwater experience.

  • Experience vibrant Playa Del Carmen nightlife.


  • Grenada – Royalton Grenada

Known as the “Spice Island,” Grenada is a gem in the Caribbean with its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and lush landscapes. Royalton Grenada offers guests their own piece of heaven with luxurious overwater bungalows that sit poised over the shimmering azure sea.


  • Private Sun Deck: For those sun-soaked days.

  • 24-Hour Concierge Service: To cater to your every whim.

  • Spa Treatments: Indulge in world-class tropical inspired therapies.


Top Things to Do Near Royalton Grenada:

  • Snorkel around the Underwater Sculpture Park.

  • Sample local cuisine at the Saturday Market in St. George.

  • Hike through Grand Etang National Park & Forest Reserve.


  • St. Lucia – Sandals Grande St. Lucian

St. Lucia, with its dramatic landscapes, lush rainforests, and stunning beaches, offers romance and adventure in equal measure. At Sandals Grande St. Lucian, honeymooners and lovers alike will find their idyllic escape in the resort's Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows.


  • Extended Sun Deck: Equipped with luxurious sun loungers.

  • Hammock for Two: Suspended over the water.

  • Butler Service: Personalized service at every moment.


Top Things to Do Near Sandals Grande St. Lucian:

  • Sail around the iconic Pitons for breathtaking views.

  • Submerge in the rejuvenating Sulphur Springs mud baths.

  • Zipline through lush tropical rainforests.


  • Belize – Thatch Caye Resort

For an eco-friendly retreat that won’t compromise on luxury, Thatch Caye Resort in Belize is the perfect hideaway. This private island resort offers Overwater Bungalows and Cabanas with stunning views and immersive experiences.


  • Sustainable Luxury: Eco-conscious travelers will appreciate the resort’s efforts.

  • Private Patio and Hammocks: To enjoy the serene ambiance.

  • All-Inclusive Packages: Covering meals, beverages, and activities.


Top Things to Do Near Thatch Caye Resort:

  • Go snorkeling or diving in the Belize Barrier Reef.

  • Kayak or paddleboard around the island’s azure waters.

  • Indulge in traditional Belizean cuisine and fresh seafood.


Final Thoughts

Staying in an overwater bungalow is more than just a vacation; it’s an experience that will forever be etched in your memory. Whether you choose to relax in Jamaica, explore the ancient sites in Mexico, dive into the culture of Grenada, revel in the romance of St. Lucia, or immerse in the eco-luxury of Belize, each of these destinations offers something unique and extraordinary.


I would love to help you find the over the water bungalow of your dreams. Click here to learn more about other romantic destinations, travel highlights, and travel deals. If you are ready to get started on planning your own romantic getaway, contact me by clicking here.


Feel the Caribbean breeze waiting for you – it’s time to write your own story in paradise. 🌴✈️🌊


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