Stylish overwater bungalows with decor to rival the scenery
Overwater bungalows and luxury overwater villas are an incredible way to immerse yourself in nature while on vacation. Turquoise waters and sky blues out of every window, and often through the glass floor too.
These are our picks of the stunning overwater bungalows and villas where the design and decor offer guests as much reason to gaze inside as out. Well, almost. It’s pretty much impossible to beat some of these settings.
We’ve tried to choose a good selection of different styles where the interior decor compliments the view outside, connecting guests to the place they came to see on the other side of their walls and windows even when they’re inside.
We’ve also picked overwater bungalows from different parts of the world. Travel to Aruba and Belize in the Caribbean, to the Maldives, and Crete on a virtual luxury tour of some of the most unique and chic overwater bungalows imaginable.
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1,100 square feet over-the-water bungalow surrounded on all sides by the Caribbean Sea at the end of a private dock.
Cayo Espanto is a luxurious world-class private island resort in Belize.
Cayo Espanto’s one bedroom, overwater bungalow Casa Ventanas, has a distinctive Caribbean chic island decor that creates a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere to match the beautiful, turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea that surrounds all sides of the bungalow.
Thoughtfully appointed with every imaginable comfort, including premium Egyptian cotton linens, custom-crafted furnishings, and even a window in the floor so guests can view sea life swimming right underneath them, Casa Ventanas is the most intimate, romantic and most popular accommodation on the island.
Authentic and elegantly understated.
One&Only Reethi Rah
Some of the most iconic overwater bungalows in the Maldives.
Rising from One&Only Reethi Rah’s exclusive lagoon, the resort’s Maldives Water Villas are known for their stunning location, traditional thatched styling and overwater catamaran nets.
Upgraded Water Villas with Pool come with the addition of stunning private infinity pools. The bedroom of the Water Villa with Pool is open to the sea, while the living space is light, bright and airy, and the lofty bathroom reveals a rainwater shower as well as a deep-bottomed bathtub. Naturally inspired and beautifully understated, the décor embraces the Maldives’ way of life.
And for the ultimate in overwater villa Maldives luxury opt for Grand Water Villa With Pool. Located on the island’s west side, the villa offers indoor-outdoor living, with a master bedroom fitted with a king-size bed, large living and dining area and chic bathroom. The locally inspired architecture is imbued with subtle Balinese touches, for décor that is authentic and elegantly understated.
The 20-metre-long infinity pool, direct lagoon access and an abundance of living space infuses this stunning overwater villa with a distinctly calming energy.
Decorated with wood and glass, in tropical scenery.
Stella Island Resort & Spa
Designed to sync with nature and its elements.
Overwater Bungalows at Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa in Crete are decorated with wood and glass, in tropical scenery. Guests have direct access down from each sunbathing deck to the pool.
The resort’s exquisite signature overwater bungalow, Grand Overwater Bungalow with Jacuzzi, has beautiful interiors fitted with items of stylish furnishings with a spacious layout and a jacuzzi on the deck. Dive from your bedroom straight into the infinity pool or lounge on an overwater hammock.
A beautiful place to unwind.
Aruba Ocean Villas
Every space is purposefully designed to be different.
A true work of art
Every detail in the villas at Aruba Ocean Villas – from the crisp white bed linens on the signature canopy beds, the fresh ocean breeze, and the sweeping panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean – is designed to make you feel at home yet completely transported.
Lou Lou, Isla Alistaire, and Dushi Sue are the premium overwater villas, and Sophia is the Penthouse overwater villa. Each beautiful property has a host of unique features, for example Penthouse Sophia has a custom bathtub handcrafted by a highly skilled artist flown in from the Philippines. It’s a true work of art as well as a beautiful place to unwind.
Each villa is so beautifully designed, and unique in character, your hardest decision if you decide to stay at this dazzling luxury resort will be which villa you go for – because you’ll want to try all of them.
True elegance and pure nature.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
A rare haven in a stunning remote location.
The accommodation, like the surroundings at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, is truly stunning – whatever type you choose.
There’s a variety of options to consider if you’re looking for overwater bungalows, including Overwater Villa With Pool, Sunset Overwater Villa With Pool and Overwater Residence With Pool and Sunset Overwater Residence With Pool. Every villa is beautifully decorated with chic furnishings and breathtaking views.
Spacious overwater bungalow suites.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Escape to spacious hideaways at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, offering luxurious overwater bungalow suites and villas perched above a turquoise lagoon.
Indoor-outdoor design concept
Spacious overwater bungalow suites, beachfront villa estates and underwater adventures welcome you at this sand-fringed idyll in the heart of French Polynesia.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora‘s overwater bungalow suites have traditional teak-wood furnishing and Polynesian artwork. These spacious overwater bungalows are situated directly above the turquoise waters of the lagoon, offering views across the beach, lagoon or spectacular Mount Otemanu from a private terrace.
Inspired by a traditional Polynesian village, local architect Pierre-Jean Picart, San Francisco design firm BAMO and Paris-based Didier Lefort built upon the Resort’s natural lagoon setting with an indoor-outdoor design concept.
Local inspirations can be found everywhere in the resort’s bungalows, from the teak-wood furnishings, to textile patterns derived from traditional body tattoos, to the Mother of Pearl accents in the lighting fixtures.
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