Overwater bungalows are a much sought-after choice for many honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway. To truly make your trip special, why not stay at an adults-only overwater bungalow that’s also all-inclusive?
There are a variety to choose from, in various breathtaking destinations across the globe from the Caribbean to Fiji and the Maldives. We’ve put together our picks for the 10 best adults-only all-inclusive overwater bungalows to help you choose the perfect one for you.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian
Sandals resorts are renowned for their excellent service and luxury, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian is one of the top-ranked locations. Plus, you also get access to all facilities at the other two Sandals properties on St Lucia, Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach.
This exclusive resort has just nine overwater bungalows, each with glass floor panels so you can see into the clear Caribbean waters below. Couples can also admire the beauty of the ocean from their private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two or an overwater hammock—or just slip right into the water from your deck.
The extended private sun deck is also equipped with an outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two. Enjoy 24-hour butler service and room service; unlimited dining at twelve restaurants and drinks at six bars; beautiful pools; a huge variety of complimentary water and land activities; and a posh spa.
Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica
The couples-only Sandals Royal Caribbean, located near Montego Bay, prides itself on being the first overwater bungalow resort in Jamaica. This high-end luxurious all-inclusive paradise has outstanding facilities, excellent service, and even a private island on which you can find the overwater bungalows.
While they have a great range of accommodations to choose from, the overwater bungalows are certainly the top choice. Equipped with furnished outdoor terraces, infinity plunge pools, glass floor panels, and 24-hour butler and room service, they provide the perfect romantic escape for any couple looking to celebrate their honeymoon or anniversary.
Enjoy a selection of great restaurants, bars, and an abundance of activities on both land and sea. And if that isn’t enough, hop on their free shuttle to make use of the facilities at Sandals Montego Bay
Stella Island, Crete
Stella Island Resort in Crete is a 5-star luxury adults-only resort that is home to one of only two overwater bungalow accommodations in Europe. It also offers excellent spa facilities, some of the best food on the island, and many activities such as tennis and water sports.
You can choose from a selection of packages, including breakfast only, breakfast and dinner, or all-inclusive (which is certainly the best value for those who like a drink or two on an evening).
There are a total of 89 luxurious accommodations, including suites, island villas, and overwater bungalows. Their bungalows come in two categories: Bungalows with Shared Pool, which are small, private, and feature overwater hammocks, or the Grand Overwater Bungalows with Outdoor Jacuzzi, which offer a little more luxury.
Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma, Mexico
This adults-only all-inclusive resort near Cancun is home to the very first overwater bungalows in Mexico. With an excellent location on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, gourmet food and drink, and an abundance of activities to choose from, Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma is a top choice for honeymoons and romantic escapes.
Their overwater bungalows feature glass floor panels, jacuzzis, private infinity pools, outdoor showers, and direct access to crystal-clear waters. They also include WiFi, cable TV, air-conditioning, iPod docks, a minibar, 24-hour room service, and private butler service.
Choose between the standard Palafitos, which are closer to the shore, and the Elite Suite Bungalows, which sit at the end of the pier and have unobstructed ocean views. FYI, though expensive, the Elite Bungalows are extremely popular so be sure to book in advance.
Sandals South Coast, Jamaica
Sandals South Coast is one of only two adults-only all-inclusive overwater bungalow resorts in Jamaica, alongside Sandals Royal Caribbean. This 5-star luxury resort is nestled on a pristine beach amid a 500-acre nature preserve and offers a great array of activities to enjoy.
Sandals South Coast Over-the-Water Bungalows in Jamaica are incredible Love Nest™ suites set around a heart-shaped walkway and perched over stunning turquoise waters. This walkway is just off the sugar-white beach, so while you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from anyone, you’ll be close to all the resort amenities.
These include the Caribbean’s longest river pool, Jamaica’s biggest zero-entry pool, whirlpools, unlimited water and land activities, 9 restaurants, 7 bars, a full fitness center, and a tranquil spa.
Coco Plum Island Resort Overwater Villa, Belize
The luxurious overwater villa at Coco Plum Island Resort in Belize can accommodate 4 to 6 people with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, making it perfect for several couples or a small group. The villa features exotic furnishings, top-of-the-line amenities, and a full kitchen, dining, and living area. Set in a secluded spot over the stunningly clear Caribbean, this adults-only all-inclusive overwater bungalow is surrounded by a private veranda and also offers an extended sunbathing deck.
Coco Plum Resort is a laidback resort encompassing a private island. You can easily swim, snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, or sail a Hobie Cat in the surrounding calm, clear waters. Choose from several all-inclusive packages, such as the Snorkel Package, specially designed for the ultimate in relaxation and go-at-your-own-pace adventure and includes 3 meals a day, local drinks, and snorkeling trips. Additional activities can be added to each package.
Chairman’s Overwater Bungalows at the Royalton, Antigua
At these overwater bungalows, you can expect to find private infinity plunge pools, jacuzzis, glass floor viewing panels, private butlers, and 24-hour room service as well as in-room aromatherapy, satellite TV, and twice daily re-stocked minibar. While children are welcome at this resort, the overwater bungalows are strictly adults-only.
Enjoy a selection of seven restaurants or a complimentary in-room private dinner and drinks service. Or sit back and relax at a cafe or one of the various themed bars around the resort, where you can enjoy live entertainment and premium cocktails.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji
“Likuliku” means “calm waters,” and that’s what you’ll find at this idyllic adults-only Fiji resort nestled along a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary with a fringed coral reef.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort’s overwater bungalows (called “bures” here) were Fiji’s first. Covered with thatched roofs, they have private decks with loungers (and ladders to the sea so you can swim or snorkel right from your bure!), king-sized beds, sitting areas, a refrigerator, plunge coffee and tea, window screens, ceiling fans, and air conditioning.
They also feature separate bathing pavilions and soaking tubs with incredible views. If you can tear yourself away from the amazing view, you’ll find plenty to do. The resort offers complimentary snorkeling equipment, paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing, as well as an infinity pool, beach, walking and hiking trails, gym, and spa.
Veligandu Island, Maldives
The quality of this resort is most definitely worth the price. With the traditional thatched roofing and modern, sleek interiors, you’re guaranteed a luxury stay at Veligandu Island. Villas are equipped with satellite TV, Nespresso coffee machines, king-size beds, air conditioning, fully-stocked minibars, and outdoor rain showers. Enjoy outdoor dining or an elegant and intimate restaurant before heading off to the 24-hour on-site beach bar where you can enjoy cocktails and live entertainment.
While this isn’t a completely adults-only resort though (children are welcome at some of the other accommodations on the Island), the overwater villas are adults only.
Another popular choice in the Maldives, Velassaru is a great value 5-star resort. Like Veligandu Island it is open to families, but children are not permitted in their overwater bungalow accommodations, making this area completely adults-only.
If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere on your getaway, then this is the resort for you. With less of a “relaxed” feel and more of a “fun” vibe, it’s a great choice for young couples to spend their honeymoon.
Velassaru provides three different meal packages, to be enjoyed at five on-site restaurants. Alternatively, you can arrange a private dinner in a secluded spot via the concierge or private butler. The resort boasts a large infinity pool, excellent spa facilities, a gym, and tennis courts, as well as an onsite dive center and a variety of watersports including jet skis, kite surfing, paddleboard, and parasailing.
If you’re still having trouble deciding which of these 10 adults-only all-inclusive overwater bungalows is best for you, consider talking to one of our trusted travel advisors, who will be able to point you in the direction of the perfect vacation spot and aid you in planning your getaway from start to finish.