24 Best Caribbean Overwater Bungalows for Couples (2024)

The first time Lori and I stepped out of our own overwater bungalow suspended over the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, we knew we had found something truly remarkable.

And we didn’t even have to venture to the ends of the earth to get here!

From the vibrant reefs of Mexico to the romantic vistas of St. Lucia, here are the 24 best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean for the ultimate honeymoon or couples escape.

infinity pool at sunrise
Aruba Ocean Villas

Lori and I have—once again—scoured the Caribbean to bring you the 24 top resorts offering spectacular overwater bungalows seemingly tailor-made for couples. We’ve cut out the cruft to super-charge your Caribbean overwater bungalows trip planning for 2024 and beyond!

Our Personal Favorites

Sandals Grande St. Lucian for its award-winning honeymoon vibe and absolutely stunning Caribbean overwater bungalows, and Nayara Bocas del Toro for its rustic-chic charm, and deep connection with nature.

Whether you’re planning a truly memorable Caribbean honeymoon or the perfect tropical island resort escape at one of the very best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, you’ll find it here in this detailed guide—packed with helpful advice you simply won’t find elsewhere in one place.

And the best part? No need to endure a long-haul to the Maldives or French Polynesian to get your over-the-water fix. Au contraire! From St. Lucia, Mexico, Jamaica, and six more incredible Caribbean countries, these spectacular overwater bungalows are just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from U.S. shores.

most romantic overwater bungalows in the Caribbean
Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Saint Lucia Overwater Bungalows

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

✓ St. Lucia Top-Pick

soaking tub and patio set on deck overlooking Caribbean

Why Sandals Grande St. Lucian is Our #1 Pick

We think Sandals Grande St. Lucian is quite possibly the best Caribbean overwater bungalows stay for the ultimate honeymoon. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

St. Lucia is already widely recognized as the top honeymoon destination in the Caribbean. And in August 2023, Sandals Grande St. Lucian was named the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort at the 30th Annual World Travel Awards, making this stay literally the best-of-the-best for a Caribbean honeymoon!

Psst…Planning your honeymoon? Check out Sandals’ FREE Honeymoon Package!

Now, let’s talk amenities. The Over the Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows simply redefine luxury in the Caribbean. Seaside Tranquility Soaking Tubs? Check. Glass panel floors for that extra touch of aquatic magic? Check. And did we mention the breathtaking views of the Caribbean? It’s the kind of panorama that puts cheesy postcards to shame.

But that’s not all folks—Every overwater bungalow comes with Butler Elite Service so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.

Whether you’re newlyweds or celebrating decades together, these overwater bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian are the epitome of romantic Caribbean escapes.

Grande St. Lucian Standout Features

All the usual Sandals all-inclusive amenities and perks PLUS Butler Elite with every overwater bungalow. We also love the ultra-mod take on the water villa and the jaw-dropping views. And the recent reviews across the board are exceptional.

Grande St. Lucian Drawbacks

Well, that darn price tag—but you do get a TON of value for your money. Also, getting a beach chair can be difficult and frustrating unless you arrive early in the morning—unless, of course, you’ve got a room with Butler Elite Service (they’ll save one for you).

Hot Tip Don’t forget to check Sandals’ current Specials for discounts and fun perks for your stay.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 11,007 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $614 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 3 night minimum stay

Mexico Overwater Bungalows

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

✓ Mexico Top-Pick

Palafitos El Dorado Maroma
Karisma Hotels and Resorts

Tucked away in Mexico’s enchanting Riviera Maya, the overwater bungalows at Palafitos El Dorado Maroma are a dreamy all-inclusive adults-only escape for lovebirds, and our top pick when it comes to romantic overwater getaways in Mexico.

Extending out over the crystalline waters of Playa Maroma (a short drive north of wonderful Playa del Carmen), this award-winning luxury five-star resort offers infinity pools, glass floors, and breathtaking sea views from every one of their luxurious Palafitos Overwater Bungalows.

But that’s not all, folks. Your personal butler is always on hand when you need them, to make sure your stay is top notch.

At night, your private deck becomes your dining spot under the stars—the perfect recipe for a romantic evening. Gourmet food and an exclusive private beach top-off this bucket list beach experience—all a quick hop from major U.S. airports.

Palafitos Standout Features

“Excellent” 5.0/5.0 rating on TripAdvisor, truly exceptional service, and every Palafito suite comes with its own infinity pool! This is one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen and all of Mexico, for that matter.

Palafitos Drawbacks

As is the case with much of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, sargassum (seaweed) influxes are ongoing and hard to predict, and beautiful Playa Maroma is not immune to the occasional seaweed invasion, though big steps are being taken to combat sargassum in the area.

Hot Tip If only the best will do, spring for one of the Elite Palafitos for the highest level of luxury and privacy (if you’re lucky enough to snag a reservation!).

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 466 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $1,979 USD (Dec 2023)

Rosewood Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

over the water villa with private plunge pool
Rosewood Mayakoba

In Rosewood Mayakoba, love finds its soulmate in Overwater Lagoon Suites that might just redefine your idea of a romantic stay.

Boasting private plunge pools and a whopping 1,475 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, these cozy spots are truly next-level when it comes to dreamy getaways in Mexico and top overwater bungalows in the Caribbean.

This idyllic retreat is spread across a mile of pristine beach, surrounded by a winding maze of lagoons and small islands that evoke a rare paradise at the heart of Mayakoba’s ecological wonderland.

But there’s more magic waiting. A personal butler is on standby, ready to turn your stay from wonderful into fabulous. And guests get a golden ticket to Mayakoba, a 620-acre gated development with 20 restaurants and bars, a dive center, and the first PGA Tour golf course in Latin America, El Camaleon.

Rosewood Mayakoba 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 2,612 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $2,226 USD (Dec 2023)

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

sunset over Caribbean and Banyan Tree Mayakoba water villas
Lagoon & Sunset Rooftop Pool Villas, Banyan Tree Mayakoba

If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience that you probably won’t find anywhere else on Planet Earth, check out Banyan Tree Mayakoba, an unforgettable stay near Playa del Carmen.

Nestled among scenic mangroves, Banyan Tree’s uber romantic Lagoon & Sunset Rooftop Pool Villas offer the feeling of getting away from it all without having to escape to the ends of the earth or sacrifice modern comforts and conveniences.

Enjoy all of the incredible amenities this five-star resort has to offer, including private pool and garden terrace in every villa, world-class cuisine, full-service spa, and the nearby Greg Norman designed El Camaleón golf course.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 4,396 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $1,079 USD (Dec 2023)

Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Caribbean water bungalows around a lagoon in Mexico
Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel

Huddled around a pristine lagoon in the heart of a lush reserve, the Palafitos at Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel serve up an impressive spread of amenities for couples.

These stunning Caribbean water bungalows each come with either a spacious private balcony or a rooftop sun deck—your own personal slice of paradise.

And it’s not just about the bungalows. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away at the main resort, you’ve got a buffet of wellness activities—yoga, meditation, and a spa water circuit.

Four gourmet restaurants dishing out a healthy assortment of delicious cuisine round out the standout features that make the palafitos at Blue Diamond some of the most romantic overwater bungalows in the Caribbean.

Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 4,256 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $772 USD (Dec 2023)

Jamaica Overwater Bungalows

Sandals Royal Caribbean

✓ Jamaica Top-Pick

best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean surrounded by clear waters

Why Sandals Royal Caribbean is Our Top Jamaica Pick

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort set the standard for overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, featuring modern and luxurious bungalows and pool villas built right over a cerulean lagoon—we can’t imagine a more romantic beach resort setting in paradise!

Psst…Planning your honeymoon? Check out Sandals’ FREE Honeymoon Package!

Located in stunning Montego Bay, this luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resort in Jamaica (couples only) is the one hotel in the country that is connected to its very own private island (Sandals Cay).

Blissfully while-away the hours together in your “floating” outdoor living room, personal infinity pool (villas only), or the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea below you.

When you’re ready to explore, hop a private water taxi to the main resort to enjoy the mind-blowing number of all-inclusive amenities included in the nightly rate, where a dizzying array of dining options and activities await!

A true bucket list stay for couples from the Caribbean’s leading hotel brand 2023.

Royal Caribbean Standout Features

If you’re looking for the quintessential five-star over-the-water stay—worry-free ultra-luxe accommodations surrounded by jaw-dropping azure waters—quite frankly, few stays in the Caribbean even come close.

We also love the wild number of quality restaurants, variety of fun activities, and close proximity to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (only a 9-minute drive away!).

Royal Caribbean Drawbacks

Sandals overwater bungalows don’t come cheap—but we think they still offer an excellent value considering how rare this type of accommodation is in the Caribbean (this isn’t the Maldives, folks!), and the crazy number of amenities packed into your all-inclusive stay.

Hot Tip Be sure to check out Sandals’ Current Specials on their website for deep discounts and fun perks on your Caribbean overwater bungalows.

Sandals Royal Caribbean 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 8,595 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $554 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 3 night minimum stay

Sandals South Coast

WhiteHouse, Jamaica

luxury water villa with two people
Sandals South Coast

If you’re on the hunt for the very best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean for an epic couples retreat, then the outstanding, yet often overlooked, Sandals South Coast deserves a serious look. And we mean it!

Sandals South Coast might not be a hop-skip-and-a-jump from major airports, but its isolation is also one of its biggest assets—particularly if you’re dreaming of an amenity-packed stay with both an exclusive and secluded feel to it.

Nestled within a 500-acre wilderness preserve, this adults-only (couples-only) all-inclusive resort effortlessly blends the untamed beauty of the Caribbean with the elegance of Europe.

Each Over the Water Butler Honeymoon Bungalow paints a picture-perfect view of the two-mile beach—and, as the name implies, comes standard with Sandals’ legendary Butler Elite service.

Of course, you also get glass floor panels, Tranquility Soaking Tubs, overwater hammocks, and all the comfy perks you except from Sandals’ top tier rooms.

And foodies, get ready for a feast. Seven restaurants transport your taste buds around the globe, complemented by entertainment that ranges from a sophisticated piano bar to beach bonfire revelries and a chic nightclub.

Sandals South Coast 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 12,405 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $548 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 3 night minimum stay

Belize Overwater Bungalows

Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort

✓ Belize Top-Pick

hammock in overwater bungalows in the Caribbean in Belize

Why Thatch Caye is Our Top Belize Pick

Do you dream of escaping to your own jungly island paradise in the Caribbean (without sacrificing the amenities of a luxury beach resort)? Then, by golly, Thatch Caye Resort by Muy’Ono is your dream come true!

This stunning resort (our top pick in Belize) boasts comfy air-conditioned thatch-roof water bungalows with private sun decks and warm hospitality to boot. Lush vegetation, azure waters, and the wonders of the Belize Barrier Reef are the only things you’ll see from your tropical perch.

That is, until you’re ready to head to the main resort to take advantage of all the wonderful amenities on hand. They certainly make it a bit too easy to lose yourself in this offshore paradise in Belize. But we’re not complaining.

Thatch Caye Standout Features

Warm hospitality and cool air conditioning on an island that sits on the Belize Barrier Reef. And you gotta love another perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 on TripAdvisor (from 1,059 reviews).

Thatch Caye Drawbacks

One of the trickier destinations on our list to reach from the U.S., involving a 15-minute commuter flight from Belize City to Dangriga, and a 30-minute boat transfer out to the island. But it’s worth it! And it’s all part of the journey.

Hot Tip Given its proximity to the U.S., Thatch Caye is a popular resort destination and the overwater bungalows in particular can book up fast. Make sure you book well in advance!

Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 1,059 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $1,030 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 2 night minimum stay

Little Peter Oasis Private Island

Near Belize City, Belize

luxury cabana over water on private island
Little Peter Oasis Private Island

Ever wonder what it would be like to have an entire tropical island to yourself? Quit wondering and feast your eyes on Little Peter Oasis Private Island!

Venturing off the beaten path to Belize’s Little Peter Oasis Private Island is like stepping into a secret haven of romance. We’re pretty sure their overwater digs will redefine what you thought you knew about over-the-water bungalows in the Caribbean. But that’s a good thing!

This three-acre slice of Caribbean paradise—a stone’s throw from Belize City—beckons couples with exclusivity and unmatched seclusion. Nestled at its core is an exquisite overwater villa, flaunting a water-level sun deck, two bedrooms, two baths (fit for four guests—or one lucky couple), and a kitchen.

But wait, there’s more! Your ticket to unadulterated indulgence includes a private chef whipping up three gourmet meals a day. Picture that—your own culinary maestro crafting edible masterpieces in the middle of your own private paradise.

Little Peter Oasis Private Island

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating
  • Hotel Rates from $1,995 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 4 night minimum stay

Coco Plum Island Resort

Coco Plum Cay, Belize

aqua colored water villa with thatch roof
Coco Plum Island Resort

The Belizean owned and run Coco Plum Island Resort is an exclusive, adults-only slice of paradise off the coast of Southern Belize.

This authentic Caribbean escape offers 18 luxury ocean-front cabanas (and one truly wonderful water villa) on a 16-acre private island.

Clear blue waters surround this tranquil haven where the vibe is personal, the cabanas cozy, and the staff, your new friends. Exceptional cleanliness, comfy rooms, personalized service, and glowing reviews make this place stand out.

But it’s not just about lazing by the water. The all-inclusive package is a treasure trove, offering surprises like a well-stocked bar, water sports, and trips to Mayan ruins or zip-lining above the Belize rainforest.

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable off-the-beaten path stay without sacrificing creature comforts, Coco Plum Island Resort should be near the top of your Caribbean water bungalows short list.

Hot Tip For the ultimate in tranquility, snag the 3-Bedroom Overwater Villa or aim for one of those Premium Suite Cabanas at the end of the island. They don’t disappoint!

Coco Plum Island Resort 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 2,380 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $848 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 4 night minimum stay

Lina Point Belize Overwater Resort

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Caribbean overwater bungalow with pool at night
Lina Point Belize Overwater Resort

Now, if you’re searching for a water villa in Belize with its own private plunge pool, Lina Point Belize Overwater Resort has got you covered!

These wonderful Caribbean overwater bungalows are stacked to the gills with sought after features like glass floor panels, open-air design, and easy access to the cerulean waters below.

Beyond the plush amenities, Lina Point exudes a welcoming vibe that’s hard to resist. And who can forget the wealth of nearby activities that add a dash of adventure to your already idyllic stay.

Lina Point Overwater Resort 2 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 169 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $315 USD (Dec 2023)

St. George’s Caye Resort

St. George’s Caye, Belize

thatch huts over water
St. George’s Caye Resort

Now, it’s time to get acquainted with St. George’s Caye Resort, an adults-only haven not far from Belize City featuring romantic air-conditioned Tahitian-style water cabanas.

Enjoy delicious food, a laid-back vibe that’s as friendly as it gets, and some of the finest diving and angling spots in Belize just a stone’s throw away.

Hot Tip The Overwater Cabanas gift you with stunning sunsets over the mangroves to the west, while the Oceanfront Cabanas serve up Caribbean Sea breezes and jaw-dropping sunrises to the east. Decisions, decisions—either way, you’re in for a truly unforgettable Caribbean water bungalows experience.

St. George’s Caye Resort 3 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 464 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $318 USD (Dec 2023)

Cayo Espanto

Cayo Espanto, Belize

overwater villa with dock
Casa Ventana, Cayo Espanto

Cayo Espanto Resort in Belize isn’t just another getaway; it’s a romantic masterstroke of tropical seclusion mixed with resort sophistication.

The overwater villa, Casa Ventana, steals the show, of course—a private hideaway with glass floors, hovering above crystalline Caribbean waters.

With only a handful of villas on the island, Cayo Espanto is an intimate retreat tailored for couples. Imagine lazy days enveloped in cerulean sea views and warm island vibes.

And when you’re ready to dial up the luxury, room service and a masseuse are just a call away. Because why settle for anything less in your private island oasis?

Hot Tip Casa Ventana may be the unicorn of Caribbean water bungalows in Belize, but it does lack one thing the beach villas do not: a private plunge pool. With that said, we think the Caribbean Sea makes for a pretty sweet “plunge pool” all by itself.

Cayo Espanto 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 262 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $1,995 USD (Dec 2023)

Tobacco Caye Paradise

Tobacco Caye, Belize

colorful overwater bungalows in the Caribbean

Tobacco Caye Paradise is an off-the-path hidden gem for lovebirds seeking a genuine escape and one of our favorite destinations in Belize.

Forget flashy; think cozy, authentic, warm Caribbean vibes surrounded by clear blue waters. The bungalows themselves are a love letter to simplicity, providing the basics with an unmatched view. Here, it’s not about lavish amenities; it’s about connection.

Fill your days with snorkeling in the nearby coral reef or swaying in a hammock. Evenings turn into quiet strolls along the island shore under a star-studded sky.

This is truly one of the top budget-friendly places Lori and I have ever stayed in, and quite possibly the best budget over-the-water bungalows in the Caribbean.

Read more in our first-hand guide to Tobacco Caye, Belize

Tobacco Caye

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 433 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $100 USD (Dec 2023)

Panama Overwater Bungalows

Nayara Bocas del Toro

✓ Panama Top-Pick

two Caribbean water bungalows at sunset

Why Nayara is Our Top Panama Pick

Nayara Bocas del Toro is a tropical haven tailor-made for romance, making this our Numero Uno over-the-water pick in Panama.

Rather than focusing on flashy design and amenities, Nayara Bocas del Toro emphasizes genuine connections with nature. Case in point? The overwater bungalows.

These bungalows whisper Caribbean charm with a Panamanian twist, offering an escape that’s equal parts simple and extraordinary. And of course they’ve got glass floors! Perfect for immersing yourself in the underwater symphony happening below from the comfort of your personal sanctuary.

Nayara Bocas del Toro’s emphasis on small gestures of romance, like intimate dinners and strolls in the breathtaking natural surroundings, makes for a personalized and intimate vibe for couples.

The resort has also received several awards for its sustainable practices and the seamless integration of nature into its design, adding an eco-friendly dimension to your romantic stay.

Nayara Standout Features

The unique and artistic design, of course! Along with some very top-notch amenities. And, who can resist your very own over-the-water infinity pool with a view!?

Nayara Drawbacks

Jellyfish can be a bit of menace when snorkeling around the resort, but not enough to dampen most guests’ fun. Also, it’s a bit pricey compared to other overwater accommodation in Panama—but guests seem to think it’s well worth the nightly rate.

Insider Tip Did you know that you can even book a stay in a Tree House? No joke! And yes, it’s as bucket-list-worthy as it sounds.

Nayara Bocas del Toro 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 95 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $1,030 USD (Dec 2023)

Sol Bungalows

Isla Solarte, Panama

Panama water villa with thatch roof in mangrove
Sol Bungalows

Now, let’s talk about Sol Bungalows Bocas del Toro, another standout in the wonderful world of overwater bungalows in the Caribbean.

This spot is all about authenticity. No flashy distractions, just the simple charm of waking up above those crystal-clear waters—an everyday treat. Tucked away in the beauty that is Bocas del Toro, it’s like stepping into a Caribbean daydream, minus the tourist frenzy.

Best of all, the design of each bungalow is comfort-forward, making it a sweet spot for couples looking for purpose-built romantic abode. Top it off with a quiet dinner on your private deck or a sunset kayak ride for two.

Sol Bungalows Bocas del Toro

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 84 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $272 USD (Dec 2023)

Urraca Private Island

Urraca, Panama

pink bungalows with thatch roofs surrounded by mangrove and water
Urraca Private Island

Urraca Private Island is an outstanding adults-only eco-lodge situated deep in the untouched beauty of Panama’s Bocas del Toro archipelago.

This top-rated island resort boasts a distinctive charm blending warm hospitality, simplicity, and indulgence—tailor-made for a couples eco-escape.

A 30-minute boat ride from Isla Colon transports you to this secluded haven, suspended over clear turquoise waters, connected by docks. Perched on stilts with no actual land, it’s a mangrove island retreat where wildlife surprises at every glance.

Explore mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs at your doorstep. Dine on gourmet delights from the kitchen—fresh catches of the day cooked with local flare.

It’s an authentic, relaxing experience punctuated by shared sunsets and secluded dinners beneath the stars.

Urraca Private Island 4 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 205 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $250 USD (Dec 2023)

Azul Paradise

Isla Bastimentos, Panama

sunset and water overwater bungalows in the Caribbean
Azul Paradise

Azul Paradise Resort in Panama, nestled in the quiet corners of the Caribbean, is an off-the-grid escape where nature takes the lead.

This place isn’t just a resort; it’s a whole mood, blending eco-friendliness with those laid-back island vibes. Thatch roofs line the shore, and the suites blend seamlessly with the island’s rhythm. Its eco-friendly meets island cool.

The resort’s Caribbean overwater bungalows are meticulously crafted private sanctuaries perched above crystal-clear waters. Each bungalow offers a private deck and breathtaking views, making for a primo destination for a romantic rendezvous!

And yeah, the Caribbean is your backdrop—a natural masterpiece that sets the stage for not just luxury living but a whole array of cool stuff. Think guided adventures into the heart of local culture and nature’s wonders.

Azul Paradise Resort 3 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4 bubble rating 302 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $239 USD (Dec 2023)

Aruba Overwater Bungalows

Aruba Ocean Villas

✓ Aruba Top-Pick

Potcho Potcho overwater villa at Aruba Ocean Villas

Why Aruba Ocean Villas is Our Top Aruba Pick

Ready for something totally different? Then check out Aruba Ocean Villas, a locally-owned adults-only idyllic tropical sanctuary punctuated by spectacular nature and warm hospitality.

Designed by Aruba-native artist, Osyth, these Caribbean water bungalows exude a sense of place and wonder like few others on this list.

And the best part? Since the first edition of our Caribbean overwater bungalows guide, Aruba Ocean Villas has upped their game in a BIG way, adding three more incredible Penthouse Villas (feast your eyes on Penthouse Potcho Potcho!).

Surround yourself with lush jungle and crystal clear Caribbean waters, while-away the hours soaking in your private pool, swinging to the rhythm of nature in your hammock, or doing absolutely nothing at all. It’s 100% up to you!

Ocean Villas Standout Features

Locally-owned adults-only idyllic tropical sanctuary surrounded by spectacular nature and warm hospitality.

Ocean Villas Drawbacks

If you’re looking for a traditional five-star resort with air-conditioning and a ton of dining and activities options, you might want to keep looking.

Rates & Ratings

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 220 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $549 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 2 night minimum stay

Antigua Overwater Bungalows

Royalton Antigua

✓ Antigua Top-Pick

Chairman overwater bungalows at Royalton Antigua

Why Royalton is Our Top Antigua Pick

Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa offers all the luxurious amenities you’d hope for in the Caribbean overwater bungalows getaway of your dreams.

No surprise then that the Royalton is our top choice in Antigua for lovebirds seeking that dreamy, all-inclusive over-the-water vibe with all the amenities.

Enter the Chairman Overwater Bungalows—massive, decked out, and just downright ridiculous in the best way possible.

Private infinity pool? Check. Glass floor panels? Oh yeah. Sun deck with Caribbean views that’ll make you pinch yourself? Absolutely. You might as well set up camp here because leaving your overwater kingdom is going to be a struggle.

Insider Tip Psst…you can even cash in those Marriott Bonvoy points for the full royal treatment.

Royalton Antigua 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 2,813 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $462 USD (Dec 2023)

Turks & Caicos Overwater Bungalows

Amanyara

✓ Turks & Caicos Top-Pick

Amanyara Providenciales Turks Caicos overwater beach bungalows Caribbean

Why Amanyara is Our Top Turks & Caicos Pick

Now, it’s time to head up through the Windward Passage to incomparable Amanyara on the island of Providenciales in stunning Turks & Caicos.

Contemporary and stylish water villas are the name of the game here. These villas are unbelievably huge, incorporating 3 to 6 separate pavilions over 1.5 acres of private gardens and outdoor living space. And did we mention that each comes with its very own private chef and villa servicing host?

Top it off with a private white sands beach bordering one of the world’s most beautiful snorkeling and reef diving marine parks and you’ve got a Caribbean overwater bungalows match made in paradise!

Amanyara Standout Features

We love the gigantic villas and oodles of space to spread out in total seclusion. And the location offers some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean just a stone’s throw away.

Amanyara Drawbacks

The overwater villas are set over manmade pools, which may or may not be a drawback for you. If you don’t have deep pockets, however, the price tag will likely be the biggest downside.

Insider Tip Amanyara offers two types of accommodation: stand-alone Pavilions and sprawling multi-unit Villas. The Pavilions are exceptional stays in their own right (many with spectacular sea views and perfect for couples). But if you’re looking for an over-the-water stay at Amanyara, you’ll want to book one of their exclusive Amanyara Villas.

Amanyara 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 574 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $3,320 USD (Dec 2023)

Honduras Overwater Bungalows

Mango Creek Lodge

✓ Honduras Top-Pick

hammock and deck over water

Why Mango Creek is Our Top Honduras Pick

Situated in the secluded oasis of Port Royal, Mango Creek Lodge reigns as one of Roatan’s premier eco resorts for nature enthusiasts, offering everything from snorkeling and diving to fly-fishing, angling, hiking, kayaking, and more.

Forget the cookie-cutter accommodations; this place isn’t your run-of-the-mill resort. It’s a sanctuary for those who crave more than a beach chair at a packed resort. Instead, think swaying on your personal hammock and soaking up your own slice of Caribbean bliss in one of the resort’s distinctive over-the-water cabanas.

Each cabana, decked out with a queen-sized and single bed, isn’t just a room—it’s a private portal to turquoise paradise. Step out onto your own deck and soak in the view, or head out on your next aquatic adventure. It’s all up to you!

Mango Creek Lodge is an ideal escape for active couples looking for a balance of relaxation and adventure.

Mango Creek Lodge

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 173 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $400 USD (Dec 2023)

CoCo View Resort

Roatan, Honduras

dive resort next to colorful reef
CoCo View Resort

CoCo View Resort in Roatan isn’t your average beach getaway—it’s a siren call for ocean junkies. Tucked behind lively coral formations, it’s also a sanctuary of relaxation, romance, and adventure where the sea takes center stage.

And let’s talk digs. Air-conditioned over-water bungalows, oceanfront rooms, private homes—there’s a little bit of something for just about every taste.

The oceanfront clubhouse is the beating heart of CoCo View, buzzing with life. You’ve got dining, a bar, a conference room, and a games area. Plus, free Wi-Fi sprawls across the resort, keeping you plugged into the outer world while surrounded by Roatan’s beauty.

Dive into the depths with their PADI 5 Star dive shop and custom 50-foot dive boats. Or head out on your own snorkeling expedition around the clock, straight from your doorstep.

A truly primo Caribbean water bungalows stay for lovebirds, and lovers of the deep!

CoCo View Resort

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 640 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $220 USD (Dec 2023)
  • 7 night minimum stay

Anthony’s Key Resort

Roatan, Honduras

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Anthony’s Key Resort

For over 50 years, Anthony’s Key Resort has been a tropical hideaway for nature-loving divers and adventurers craving unspoiled waters.

In addition to its status as a premier dive destination, this family-run resort offers active couples a unique opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect through adventure and relaxation.

Anthony’s Key Resort offers comfy air-conditioned wooden overwater bungalows delivering killer views and a homey feel with lots of amenities.

Back at the main resort, the lively atmosphere—with live music and dance-offs—adds a kick to your holiday, as well as a chance to mingle with likeminded travelers from across the globe. And if that weren’t enough, a new restaurant has recently been added to this beloved Roatan institution.

Anthony’s Key Resort 3 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 1,556 reviews
  • Hotel Rates from $196 USD (Dec 2023)
Caribbean overwater bungalow in Belize on Tobacco Caye

Final Thoughts

Putting together this detailed guide to the best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean was an incredible trip down memory lane, bringing back so many amazing memories for the two of us from our time living in and exploring the Caribbean.

Having gotten engaged on an idyllic Caribbean island, followed by 12 months of living in Belize and traveling around the region, the Caribbean will always hold a special place in our hearts.

And every update we do to this guide only makes us want to go back and revisit our favorite places—or try out new destinations that have popped up on our travel radar.

Each and every resort on this list has distinguished itself from the pack—through exceptional reviews and ratings, the number and variety of amenities offered, warm hospitality, and of course, that oh-so-important lovin’ vibe!

We’re thrilled to be able to share this very special corner of the globe with couples from around the world planning their own out-of-this-world Caribbean water bungalows vacation.

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