An overwater bungalow is a luxury accommodation built on stilts over the water. A hotel room is that: They are located over water, typically showcasing a tranquil view.
Every person should experience a luxury overwater bungalow at least once in their lifetime. The benefits of doing so are many; one thing is for sure: you won’t find any other place with the stunning views as those found from these amazing accommodations.
There are now 130 overwater bungalows in the Maldives, with Bora Bora and Tahiti (in French Polynesia) among the most famous. A few resorts are starting to open in Hawaii, but those are very rare.
Overwater bungalows are notorious for being expensive, but why is that the case? For starters, they are considered luxury accommodation and, as such, priced accordingly.
A traditional feature of overwater bungalows is the private pool, most times an infinity pool, on the terrace overlooking the ocean. Some may consider this a pointless extravagance considering that you can enjoy some of the world’s best water just feet below you already.