Unwind in an oasis with overwater bungalows

Staying in an overwater bungalow is a unique experience and a must for any adventurous traveller. Often found in tropical destinations like Tahiti and Bora Bora, overwater bungalows provide an experience that rivals even the top resorts. Find out all you need to know about booking overwater bungalows in the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Who are overwater bungalows for?

From the romance of a tropical oasis to the fun adventures on land and sea for the kids, overwater bungalows offer unrivalled access to the sea. Take a look at what you can expect from bungalows in island destinations.

Couples

With private sundecks, gorgeous interiors, spa bathrooms, private plunge pools, and hot tubs, overwater bungalows offer romance like nothing else. With a bungalow for 2, you can wake with the sunrise and watch the colours on the water, sit on the deck and check out the fish swimming below, enjoy an early morning dip together, or sip wine in the evening under a blanket of stars. If you want to venture onto the island, you can take the boardwalk to experience local dining, shopping, and nightlife.

Families

If you’re planning a trip with the kids, you can find overwater bungalows that are part of a larger island resort. Many family-friendly overwater bungalows offer space for adults and children with bunk beds in a private room, entertainment systems, connected internet, private sundecks, swim pads, and more, so they’re perfect for kids of all ages. In the resort area, you can find children’s activities and water sport lessons to give the kids an adventure on the trip.

Beachgoers

The islands are known for their adventures, and a bungalow over the clear, turquoise seas ensure you can have all the fun on the water you wish. Activities like snorkelling, diving, boating, kayaking, water skiing, and windsurfing are popular with travellers. With a bungalow, you can just dive into the water and explore as much as you want on the trip.

Best destinations for overwater bungalows

From the azure waters of the Indian Ocean in the Maldives to the wonders of French Polynesia, here are the best destinations for overwater bungalows in island paradise.

Bora Bora bungalow

Renowned for its beauty and tranquillity, Bora Bora is a French Polynesian island with sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon with vibrant coral reefs and colourful marine creatures. Overwater bungalows are one of the most popular types of accommodation in Bora Bora, thanks to the beauty of its water and opportunities for diving and snorkelling. Perfect for couples, singles, and families, Bora Bora offers a picturesque escape and a unique experience in a bungalow over gorgeous water.

Overwater bungalows in the Caribbean

From private and secluded bungalows to resort bungalows with an array of attractions and activities on the island. You can book an overwater bungalow at many of the Caribbean spectacular island destinations, along with travel and adventure packages that give you a chance to explore the islands and take to the water with snorkelling and scuba diving. If you’re on a romantic retreat or honeymoon, you can get a bungalow with hotel-like services and amenities, such as room service and housekeeping.

Water bungalow in Maldives

Boasting white-sand beaches, a vibrant underwater world, and luxurious accommodation options, the Maldives is a true paradise on the azure Indian Ocean with an array of once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences. You can snorkel, dive, swim, sunbathe, hike, bike, and more across the islands' beautiful landscapes and lagoons, catching glimpses of unique and beautiful wildlife. There are over 100 islands to choose from, all offering a different slice of paradise for an island retreat. If you want to experience all the Maldives has to offer, the best way is with an overwater bungalow that puts you in the centre of it all.