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Best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean

Escape to the Caribbean in your very own overwater bungalow.

Infinity pools, personal butlers, unlimited food and drink are all the things that dreams are made of. Fortunately, you can experience all of this and more at an exclusive overwater bungalow in the Caribbean.

Here’s where you need to stay to dip straight into those beautiful waters.

Best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean

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1. Sandals Royal Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort & Private Island

Each of the ultra-luxurious overwater bungalows at Sandals comes with its own private butler, infinity pool and well-stocked mini bar, meaning you won’t have to move far to experience this piece of paradise in the Caribbean.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Private butler, private pool and jacuzzi, glass floors, snorkelling and windsurfing facilities, all-inclusive
  • Why do we love it? The friendly staff at Sandals will go to all lengths to ensure you have an unforgettable experience, so expect private dining on the beach and bespoke day trips around the island

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2. Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

Located on the picturesque Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge offers some of the best value overwater bungalows in the Caribbean. While a night spent in an overwater bungalow in the Caribbean would usually cost upwards of $2,000, staying at Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge can cost as little as $500 for two people.

  • Star rating: 3.5 stars
  • Features: Concierge service, four-poster beds, bike rentals, on-site spa, room service, Wi-Fi, private balcony and hammock, breakfast and dinner included and snorkelling gear
  • Why do we love it? This eco-friendly resort crafts all of its bungalows from natural materials and generates its electricity from solar panels, so you can have a guilt-free holiday

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3. Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa

Nestled into the Five Islands Village, guests can enjoy the luxuries of a secluded overwater bungalow, with all of the creature comforts of a large-scale resort.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Seven restaurants and six bars, all-inclusive, fitness centre, spa services, free Wi-Fi, tennis courts, evening entertainment, car hire and overwater hammock
  • Why do we love it? If you weren’t feeling relaxed enough already, head to the onsite spa for a hot stone massage, spa treatment or organic facial

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4. Cosmic Crab Resort

With just six overwater bungalows on offer here, guests can enjoy the Caribbean Sea’s tranquil waters and luscious green jungle with no interruptions.

  • Star rating: 2.5 stars
  • Features: Private balconies, Wi-Fi in public areas, kayaking equipment, surfing lessons, fishing tours and air conditioning.
  • Why do we love it? Cosmic Crab Resort hires out kayaks free of charge, so you can explore Carenero Island and the rest of the archipelago in your own time

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5. Thatch Caye Resort

Located on a private island, fifteen kilometres from the coast of Belize, Thatch Caye Resort boasts beautiful thatched roofed bungalows complete with private decks and overwater hammocks.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: All-inclusive, private deck, air conditioning, Wi-Fi in communal areas, traditional Belizean food, fly-fishing tours, free kayak and paddleboard hire.
  • Why do we love it? Gather a group of friends together and rent out the entire island for the ultimate private island experience

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6. Sandals South Coast Resort

With three kilometres of private beach to explore as well as your own bamboo ladder that leads into the turquoise waters, this is luxury at its finest.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: All-inclusive, private butler, glass floors, two-person soaking tub, spa-style bathroom, air conditioning, water sports facilities (snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing), on-site spa, Wi-Fi, room service, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment
  • Why do we love it? Arranged in the shape of a heart, the overwater bungalows here are perfect for any loved-up honeymooners.

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Which of these overwater bungalows in the Caribbean are all-inclusive?

  • Sandals Royal Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort & Private Island
  • Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa
  • Thatch Caye Resort
  • Sandals South Coast Resort

Which of these overwater bungalows in the Caribbean have private pools?

  • Sandals Royal Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort & Private Island
  • Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa

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