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Here Are The Most Beautiful Overwater Hotels In The World

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Imagine walking out to your private balcony and diving headfirst into crystal blue ocean waters. For many people, staying in an overwater hotel is on the top of their travel bucket list. Here are some of the most beautiful hotels that seemingly float in the ocean.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji

This resort is specifically designed for a couple’s getaway. From 360 views of the surrounding waters and magical sunsets, to a luxury spa and private island excursions, every detail of your trip will cater to relaxation and romance. According to the website, each bungalow is perched on the edge of the vibrant fringing reef in a natural, pristine lagoon and protected marine sanctuary. Your room will feature traditional architecture and materials using natural elements unique to the region. 

Photo via likulikulagoon.com

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St. Regis Bora Bora

The St. Regis Bora Bora is home to the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific, starting at 1,550 square feet. You will revel in the turquoise blue waters visible from the glass panels placed throughout your overwater bungalow and explore an island paradise set amidst a private saltwater lagoon. The hotel’s luxury amenities include five restaurants, a fitness center, full-service spa, and swim-up bar. 

Photo via marriott.com

El Dorado Maroma, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Don’t think you have to travel around the world to experience the luxury of overwater living. El Dorado Maroma is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and was voted number 4 Best Resort in the World by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.  A stay in this adults-only resort means experiencing unobstructed views of the stunning ocean sunrises and sunsets from your personal infinity pool on your private deck. With an outdoor shower, glass bottom floors, and a dedicated butler, you will be living in paradise.

Photo via eldoradosparesorts.com

Sandals South Coast, Jamaica


Enjoy complete immersion with the Caribbean and marine life below in these overwater bungalows. Every bungalow captures the height of luxury with your private patio equipped with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two. Couples can also admire the beauty of the ocean from their private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two or over-water hammocks. Inside, glass floor panels and lit water ensure you can enjoy undersea views any time.

Photo via sandals.com

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Le Taha’a, Tahiti

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is a world of its own, set on beautiful Motu Tautau, a private islet looking onto the lush shores of Taha’a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other. With 5-star service and a breathtaking setting to match, you may never want to leave.

Photo via letahaa.com
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