If you’re seeking the perfect spot for a dreamy honeymoon, then an overwater bungalow or water villa is the perfect choice for you. These beautiful abodes have risen in popularity among honeymooning couples craving a secluded yet romantic getaway.
You will find most of these resorts in the tropics, where the weather is nice and balmy all year round. On top of the perfect weather, these accommodations are located among gorgeous settings that will be impossible to forget.
1. InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
There are only 31 overwater bungalows in this 13-hectare Tahitian retreat, which is located alongside a natural lagoon. The villas are equipped with snug beds, marble bathrooms, and unobstructed views of nearby island of Moorea. The resort provides sunset cruises for couples wanting to have lazy, romantic afternoons, with small boats on the ready to whisk visitors to a nearby island for a private dinner. At weekends, couples can enjoy a special performance by Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti troupe, which performs traditional Tahitian dances.
2. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa, French Polynesia
Moorea is an island located nearby Tahiti that can be accessed by a one-hour ferry ride from Tahiti’s capital, Pape’ete. Due to its proximity to Tahiti, Moorea makes a fine destination for honeymooners. The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is a luxurious hotel located on the northern shore of Moorea island. The 70-square-metre bungalows are fitted with exclusive amenities such as claw-footed tubs and spacious interiors, with other features that grant couples quiet and privacy.
3. The Sandals South Coast Resort, Jamaica
This is an upscale resort featuring Tahitian-style overwater bungalows that are perfect for honeymooners willing to splurge on their vacation. The resort is equipped with deluxe amenities, such as a 24/7 butler service, elongated sun decks, outdoor soaking tubs, hammocks, and sprawling views of the Caribbean Sea. The interior is just as impressive, with concave ceilings, rain showers, and smart TVs.
4. El Nido Lagen Island Resort, The Philippines
Lagen Island, located in the western Philippines, may not be as popular among couples, but that will soon change owing to the majestic views of the surrounding nature. The overwater cottages at Bacuit Bay are huddled together among lush jungle and a gleaming lagoon. Sport activities, such as kayaking to the archipelago’s hidden caves, hiking through the lush rainforest, and snorkelling straight under the cottage’s sun deck, are perfect for adventure-loving couples. For a quieter time, honeymooners can spend their day being indulged at the Filipino-style spa.
5. Gayana Eco Resort, Malaysia
Gayana Eco Resort, located in Sabah, Malaysia, is committed to creating an eco-friendly resort that is supremely sustainable. There are two types of overwater bungalows, the Bayu Villa and Palm Villa. If you want to splurge for your honeymoon, choose the Palm Villa, where you will be treated to a plunge pool and extravagant bathroom with soaking tub where you can view the sprawling azure sea. With incredible view from your patio and the glass-bottomed floor, honeymooning couples will have the best time of their lives.
6. Coconuts Beach Club Resort and Spa, Samoa
Coconuts Beach Club Resort is the only resort in Samoa has six overwater bungalows guaranteeing maximum privacy. Inside the bungalows are high, Samoan-style ceilings and spacious sun decks from which couples can enjoy the cool breezes. Soak in some sun at the gecko-shaped swimming pool, sip some cocktails at the thatched roof bar, and relax under the thatched umbrellas. Come dinner time, enjoy the finest Samoan cuisine at Mika’s Restaurant or dance the night away under the stars at Disco Duck.
7. Hotel Palafitte, Switzerland
Hotel Palafitte is located in Neuchâtel, which is the birthplace of absinthe. Hotel Palafitte is uniquely designed as the one and only hotel in Europe constructed on stilts. Lake Neuchâtel is a magical lake that is considered as the largest lake in Switzerland. The hotel radiates a warm atmosphere that seems to envelop guests as soon as they arrive. From the lake pavilion, couples can see the calm and serene lake from every corner of the room. Couples can jump directly to the lake from the terrace, and enjoy a glass of wine at Le Bar, a comfortable bar filled with comfortable armchairs and an absinth fountain where couples can savor authentic absinthe from the Nauchatel region.
8. Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang, Vietnam
The Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang wins with its awesome architecture that makes the 80-odd coastal villas fitted with wooden flooring look like they are floating above water. The resort has private gardens as well that are superb for an afternoon stroll and it also has an open-concept spa where you will be pampered while listening to the calming sound of the waves.
9. Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
Song Saa Private Island offers honeymooners 24 large and luxurious overwater villas, built from recycled and salvaged timber, complete with private pools and breathtaking views of the ocean. Couples can check out the island’s natural reefs from portholes installed in every unit and admire Koh Rong’s crystal clear waters before ending the day at the private pool. Song Saa has prepared a flurry of activities to entertain visitors, from snorkelling to rainforest tours. Additionally, couples can take a Khmer cooking class or have a private movie screening where the cinema.
10. Gili Lankanfushi Resort, Maldives
If you’ve always been daydreaming of relaxing in a luxurious overwater bungalow with that special someone, the Maldives is one of the most popular locations where you can do just that. Gili Lankanfushi’s overwater bungalows are a mix of rustic and luxury. Best of all, the 46 overwater villas are eco-friendly as they are built with a mixture of teak, bamboo, and eucalyptus. Couples can expect king-sized beds with romantic white canopies, spacious sundecks, and private rooftops.
11. L’escapade Island Resort Noumea, New Caledonia
There are only 25 overwater bungalows at the L’Escapade Island Resort Noumea and they are considered cheaper than the rest of resorts in the South Pacific. This place is a private island with 44 land-based bungalows on top of the overwater bungalows. New Caledonia is in the northeast side of Australia, therefore it is accessible for people in the Southeast Asian region. There is a very laid back feel in this place, so it is perfect for couple looking to unwind and soak in the sun. Couples can find that some of the locals who incessantly visit the resort are sea turtles!
12. Cayo Espanto Private Island, Central America
Cayo Espanto off the coast of San Pedro is an exclusive island with villas, including the popular Casa Ventanas. The one-bedroom bungalow offer couples complete privacy and an unsurpassed experience. Ready-to-use sailboats and kayaks are moored right in front of the overwater bungalows and couples can them to explore the waters of Belize. Couples can custom design the activities, including scuba diving, fishing, mainland tours and private luxury yacht tours, they want to indulge in too.
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