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6 Caribbean Overwater Villas That Will Make You Forget Beachfront Resorts

Want to take it up a notch beyond typical beachfront resort in the Caribbean? Life is better over the water – overwater villas give you ultimate ocean intimacy.

Caribbean has hundreds of sumptuous beachfront resorts. Better yet, it also has about a dozen enchanting resorts with overwater villas. Step down from your room directly to the blue waters for snorkelling. Or spend your days relaxing only a few feet above water, while soaking up the sun from your private chaise. Sounds impressive? It is.

  1. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort – Montego Bay, Jamaica

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    The first truly “honeymoon style” overwater villas in the Caribbean will be open starting in November, 2016 at this ultra-luxurious Sandals all-inclusive resort. There are only 5 of them and they are booked into 2017 already. Each overwater bungalow comes with a private pool, Jacuzzi, glass floors, and a personal butler. This is one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean, with room rates to match.


  2. Azul Paradise Resort – Panama

    Eco-friendly in nature and located on the Caribbean side of Panama, the Azul Paradise Resort caters to those looking for an earthy experience over the water. The guests will be able to enjoy the beautiful ocean every day of their stay, yet without having to pay high nightly rates. Rooms here include a private wooden deck, air conditioning, a glass floor cutout, wooden floors throughout and snorkel gear to enjoy any time you please. And also over water hammock, how can you beat that?


  3. Anthony’s Key Resort – Honduras

    An all-inclusive hotel spreading from the lush tropical foliage on the hills, down to a shimmering lagoon. Anthony’s Key Resort offers 10 overwater villas, which are perched barely off the edge of a private palm covered islets. Anyone looking for a room over a clear water lagoon won’t find it here, but this hotel could be ideal for those looking for an active vacation in an interesting and remote location.



  4. Coco View Resort – Honduras

    Roatan’s most returned dive resort destination. All 25 ocean front rooms at CoCo View Resort have private porches or balconies, mostly built over water. And every one has a spectacular ocean view. Twelve over-water Cabanas have a wall open to the sea breezes. Moreover, 4 Bungalows are the largest over-water rooms with a separate porch, mini-fridges and air-conditioning. Right at the edge of the coral reef and a 140′ wreck site, the location offers unlimited shore dives. Additionally, dive boats travel to a variety of barrier reef sites each day.


  5. Thatch Caye Resort – Belize

    Located on a private island 9 miles from Dangriga in Belize, the Thatch Caye Resort is probably the closest thing to a Maldives-style complex anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. The all-inclusive resort has 5 overwater cabanas which are perched just over the water’s edge. Plus one huge Family Suite comprised of 2 bedroom cabanas and 1 living room/kitchenette cabana. Those with larger groups can rent out the entire island for US$3,000 per day all-inclusive.


  6. Cayo Espanto – A Private Island, Belize

    Looking for ultimate privacy over the water? Casa Ventanas is located at the end of a dock that stretches over 150 feet off the private island Cayo Espanto! You are surrounded by beautiful, turquoise Caribbean waters. When you stay at this luxurious floating villas, seize the truly breathtaking moment.

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