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The Best Overwater Bungalow Resorts in the Caribbean

By: Bob Curley - November 3, 2021
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There are so many reasons you should want to stay in an overwater bungalow in the Caribbean. The accommodations are unique, with standout features like glass floors to watch the fishies swim below. Stairs leading directly from your room into the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. If you’re looking to impress someone or celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, nothing is quite as romantic as a private villa over the water. And butler service makes for an experience that’s not only private but carefree.

You’ll even sleep better, surrounded by nature’s most soothing wave machine.

Overwater bungalows got a slower start in the Caribbean than in the South Pacific and Indian oceans, where they’ve long been signature amenities at top luxury resorts. But a wide range of over-the-water accommodations have been built in the Caribbean in recent years, and more are on their way.

Here are some of the best overwater villas out there now.

royalton antigua overwater bungalow resorts
An overwater bungalow at the Royalton Antigua resort, part of Marriott’s All-Inclusive by Marriott portfolio.

Royalton Antigua

The Chairman’s Overwater Bungalows at Marriott’s all-inclusive Royalton Antigua are the only over-the-water villas on an island known for its luxury accommodations. Perched above Deep Bay, the six spacious bungalows have living rooms with furniture arranged around glass floors, plunge pools, steps down to the sea, butler service, and net hammocks swaying above the waves.


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