If you are looking for an overwater bungalow in Jamaica, Sandals Resorts is the best place to go. There are two Sandals resorts in Jamaica that have overwater bungalows available.
Sandals South Coast
White House, Jamaica
Sandals South Coast is an all-beachfront, all-oceanview resort. The over-the-water bungalows are gorgeous, and the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
The Over-the-Water Bungalows allow you direct access to the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters with an expansive patio that features Sandal’s signature Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, an over-the-water hammock, outdoor shower, and a suspended patio with a swim-up platform, while the interior boasts see-through glass floors that guarantee undersea views, a king-size bed, and a spacious, spa-style bathroom.
At night, you can enjoy bonfire areas and fire pits for even more memorable experiences. Along with all the water and land activities available at Sandals Resorts, you can dine at 9 on-site restaurants, from Italian cuisine, to Asian and Mediterranean, to Caribbean, Jamaica, and more.
Google Rating: 4.5
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Price: Starting at $1237 per person, all-inclusive
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Just a few minutes offshore from Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort is a private island, you’ll find luxurious over-the-water bungalows.
The main Gregorian-style Great House displays this resort’s decidedly British heritage, which is also noted in unique traditions you’ll find here such as afternoon tea and a rousing game of croquette. Enjoy global gourmet at one of nine on-site restaurants, or explore one of the 12 restaurants you will also have access to at a nearby Sandals resort. One experience you won’t want to miss is riding to one of the offshore restaurants called Royal Thai by hopping aboard an authentic dragon boat.
Google Rating: 4.4
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Price: Starting at $1282 per person, all-inclusive
Booking a Overwater Bungalow in Jamaica
The overwater bungalows in Jamaica get booked far in advance. On Sandals website you can check availability to find times that are open throughout the year. In the case that they are only available for a couple of nights and you would like to stay longer, consider starting your vacation out in a more affordable suite, and moving to the bungalow after a few nights.
Butler Service at Overwater Bungalow
When you stay at an overwater bungalow at a Sandals resort, it includes personalized butler service.
Your butler will greet you with lemongrass-scented hand towels to refresh you from your flight, cocktails, and culinary treats before escorting you to your suite. Check-in is completed at your villa where the butler will provide any information you need, and unpack your luggage for you.
Throughout your stay, they can make all the reservations you may need for dinner, activities, or spa treatments during your stay. They can serve you drinks or food on the beach or at the pool or arrange a perfect romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your suite or your patio.
What is Included When Staying at an Overwater Bungalow?
Sandals resorts are truly all-inclusive. Each Sandals resort has multiple restaurants available with multiple types of cuisine. All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks are all included in your stay.
For drinks, Sandals only serves premium brand liquors that are always included and unlimited. Sandals resorts only serve premium brand liquors that are always included and unlimited. In all rooms, there is a mini-fridge stocked with water, juice, soda, Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Wine, and local beer. Additionally, every room includes a coffee maker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee.
Nearby Overwater Bungalows
Let’s face it, the overwater bungalows at Sandals are some of the most expensive in the world. Not to say they are not worth it, but you can travel nearby to find some other options throughout the Caribbean.
Check out the first overwater bungalows in Mexico at El Dorado Maroma set on right over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach. From your private deck, you can watch the sunrise or go for a swim in your private infinity pool. The overwater bungalows are a dream with glass bottom floors, full butler service, a romantic outdoor shower, an indoor relaxing hot tub for two, and exclusive beach beds.
During your stay you can enjoy customizable beach picnics, daily breakfast served in your bungalow, pre-dinner drinks, and snacks from the comfort and privacy of your bungalow.
Located in Belize, Casa Ventanas is Cayo Espanto’s exclusive over-the-water bungalow, the one-bedroom villa is the most intimate accommodation on the island – a private dock, butler, personalized meals, concierge services and more doesn’t hurt either. As a bonus, a glass floor section of the villa provides couples with the unique experience of taking a glimpse at the Caribbean sea life below, the glass window to the ocean below also features a light that can be turned on in different colors to provide additional filters to the vast waters.
Thatch Caye Resort, Belize
Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort, is an All-Inclusive Private Island Resort in Belize offering overwater bungalows and island cabanas. The resort sits on its own private island off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. Perched high above the sea, the overwater bungalows
Thatch Caye is a perfect place to relax by sunbathing on a hammock, swimming in the natural saltwater pool or receiving a seaside massage. With the all-inclusive rate, you can take full advantage of the local drinks and Belizean cuisine at the overwater bar, lounge, or The Grove without having to plan where you will be eating.
Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite at Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
Ideal for honeymooners and couples, the Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite floats above the emerald lagoon. This one-of-a-kind Playa del Carmen accommodation provides an inviting lounge terrace with a plunge pool, a luxurious bathroom with an outdoor garden shower, a walk-in closet, a king bed, and spectacular views of the lagoon and mangroves.
Rosewood Mayakoba is known for its elaborate network of canals carved through limestone, linking its natural lagoons and mangrove forests where you take a boat to arrive at your overwater suite making you feel fully immersed in a tropical setting.
Coco Plum Island Resort Overwater Villa
The luxurious Belize Overwater Villa Coco Plum Island is a 3-bedroom 3-bath all-inclusive bungalow that can accommodate from four to six persons, perfect for a small family or group of friends. The villa features exotic furnishings, top of the line amenities, along with a full kitchen, dining, and living room area. This stunning overwater is complete with a private veranda and extended sunbathing deck surrounded by crystal clear swimming grounds.
At the laid-back resort, you can snorkel through pure, clear waters, kayak, Kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or Hobie Cat in the calm, clear waters surrounding the island. The resort offers several all-inclusive vacation packages to cater to each guest’s preferences. For example, the All-Inclusive Snorkel Package is specially designed for the ultimate in relaxation and go-at-your-own-pace adventure, including 3 meals a day, local drinks, and snorkeling trips. Additional activities can be added to the all-inclusive package.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.