Top 11 best Instagram-worthy over water resorts in the world you have to visit at least once

Last Updated on 2016-10-07 , 3:15 pm

If you are an avid traveler or have been envying those who get to travel frequently, you’ll realize that over water villas and bungalows are becoming a hot choice of accommodation for people all around the world.

In order to satisfy the demand, various hotels have been creating resorts on top of the water to achieve the ultimate hotel resort experience.

Here are 10 best beautiful over water villas and bungalows that you should definitely stay at. at least once!

Pangkor Laut Resort (Malaysia)


Just the next country over from Singapore, located at Malaysia, the Pangkor Laut Resort is inspired by the Maldives. With a total of 45 over water villas, the rows of little houses are set on top of the sea with stilts to hold them up. Those who are renting the villas get to enjoy the amazing view in private, while lazing at their very own balcony. With 7 restaurants and bars, you can imagine how romantic the scenery is when you dine with your special one while overlooking the sunset. It’s no wonder it’s a favourite location in Asia for honeymooners!

Punta Caracol Acqua-Lodge (Panama)


This remote over water villas consists of 9 suites in 3 different categories that you can choose from. It’s best to book early since they have limited rooms but once you’re there, you’ll surely think that it’s worth it. We also heard that there are complimentary breakfast and dinner, so this might just go down into our list of cheap over water resorts.

Reethi Beach Resort (Maldives)


Maldives are known for their clear and blue waters, making it a hot spot for many travellers that like the seas. Not all villas in Maldives are costly and you’ll be able to score yourself a room overlooking the sea and sun for SGD 364 for 2 people during their low peak season. With 114 rooms in total with 5 restaurants and 5 bars, you’ll surely enjoy yourself with a large group of close friends and family.

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives (Maldives)


What Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives have that stands out from other over water villas is that they have their very own surfing beach. With a list of water activities that will keep you entertained, you’ll be able to relax at the end of the day because each villa has its own Jacuzzi tub.

Berjaya Langkawi Resort (Malaysia)


A stretch of 47 over water villas and other resorts’ rooms perched on the side of the mountain, Berjaya Langkawi Resort has a total of 350 rooms. Customers will get to enjoy dining at 9 restaurants and bars as well as activities with selections from tennis, cycling, archery, parasailing, snorkelling and much more.

Royal Huahine Resort (Huahine, South Pacific)


Though rated as a 3-star resort, the rooms built at Royal Huahine Resort is actually pretty spacious. With a total of 17 over water bungalows, it is connected via a boardwalk to the main villa where you’ll find 3 bars and restaurants and activities including canoeing and snorkelling or the chance to check out their botanical garden and vanilla plantations.

Gangehi Island Resort (Maldives)


29 villas in total, the resort has two categories including over water villas that are off the island and some further out the pier, towards the sea. With a cinema and TV rooms, the resort is full of activities you can check out including water sports – they even have a boutique!

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (French, Polynesia)


Just 10 minutes away from the Tahiti airport, the well-liked resort is popular among couples and families. The room comes with a private terrace and patio where you can lie at while soaking in the sun and thoroughly relax your body.

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort (French Polynesia)


Said to be a choice for honeymooners that wants a romantic getaway but do not want to spend a lot of money, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is a favourite choice. Though affordable, they did not slack on the quality of the rooms. Equipped with a separate bathtub and outdoor rain shower, customers are already loving the inside of the room. Check out the outside and you’ll be amazed at the never-ending sea.

L’Escapade Island Resort Noumea (New Caledonia)


Located in New Caledonia, the row of 25 over water bungalows are considered quite remote but affordable. They also offer a selection of land-based bungalows if you don’t prefer the waters. They still have water activities provided but most people that travels there are mainly there for relaxation. Either way, you’re bound to have a splendid time!

CoCo View Resort (Roatan, Honduras)


Designed and built like wooden cabins, many people that go there are primarily interested or are divers. They provide diving packages which are pretty worth it as they include 2 dives per day with full equipment. Rooms also come with 3 complimentary meals per day and airport transfers.

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