Post # 1
I’ve always had a dream of staying in an overwater bungalow for at least part of my honeymoon.
Well now I’m seeing a lot are mostly in French Polynesia which is super pricey to get to (from Chicago). I dont mind spending money on a resort, but there are no flights less than $2000 to Bora Bora or Tahiti! Has anyone stayed in one somewhere in the carribean that they would recomend? Or anywhere else?
Post # 2
RosieRo: I don’t have a recommendation, but I did have this article bookmarked:
Overwater bungalows in the Caribbean
Post # 3
I don’t know of any over-the-water bungalows anywhere else besides Bora-Bora or Tahiti, but The Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica has villas on the cliffs that are over the water and it’s really beautiful!! Definitely check it out. Also check out their reviews/pictures on Trip Advisor.
Post # 4
RosieRo: We wanted an OWB, also. However, after deciding we wanted to invest that money elsewhere, we ended up splitting our budget in the middle at CocoBay in Antigua. They have oceanfront villas which are very similar and as close of an experience as I felt we would find… Best bang for our buck. The place was wonderful all the way around.
ETA: Bora Bora was going to run us about $10k. The Oceanfront villa in Antigua set us back about $5k with airfare, etc.
Post # 5
I love the look of the resorts in the Maldives and Polynesia with the overwater bungalows, but in reality $2000+ flights and 30+ hours to get there from North America is not worth it time wise or money wise.
Post # 6
I was in Bora Bora last year and stayed in an overwater bungalow. It really is a once in a lifetime experience. Bora Bora is very expensive to get to though. Round trip air from the mid-west typically runs about $2500 per person. You won’t eat a meal in Tahiti for under $25 a person. Typical honeymoon packages for 10 days usually start at $10,000 with air, hotel, transfers, and insurance. If you look online, you’ll likely see things for less, but they usually don’t include things like your transfers and inter-island connections, which you can’t go without!
St Lucia is frequently referred to as the South Pacific of the Caribbean as it looks so much like Bora. While there are no overwater bungalows there, there are some absolutely stunning resorts there.
Post # 7
We stayed in one in the Maldives. We had an amazing time. It was worth it to Us. I had done a lot of research and there are a few near the Caribbean but they aren’t the same (Belize and Panama). If you google exactly what your thread title asks you will get some answers. The ones in other areas are more for nature lovers….they might be solar powered or aren’t luxurious. I’m not sure what you’re looking for but that wasn’t for us. sandals and some other resorts do have swim-out rooms.