12 Romantic and Secluded Overwater Bungalow Honeymoon Destinations

Go straight from your bed to the water at these super-luxe resorts.
Tahiti Bora bora Overwater bungalow villa
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Jamie Spain - The Knot Contributor.
Jamie Spain
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Jamie Spain
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Updated Dec 27, 2021
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An overwater bungalow honeymoon resort allows newlyweds the chance to stay in a perfectly private suite and hop right into the crystal-clear water from their room's front door. Not only will you be living in a tropical dream, but you'll surely get some gorgeous pictures and memories while there.

Whether you're looking for an all-inclusive resort or a stay on a private island, you'll be able to find the perfect destination for you and your significant other. Pack your swimsuit, sunglasses and camera, because you won't want to miss a minute of these 12 overwater bungalow resorts.

1. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Spend your honeymoon on the gorgeous island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. At the Four Seasons Resort, you'll be able to wake up every morning with a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean in a specialty overwater bungalow featuring either a private plunge pool or deck access to the lagoon waters. Each suite has a breathtaking view of the beach, the lagoon or Mount Otemanu. You can spend your days swimming in the infinity pool, hopping on a stand-up paddleboard or practicing your serve on the tennis courts. Book a romantic spa treatment for two or a sunset cruise to truly make your honeymoon one to remember.

2. W Maldives

The W Maldives is a five-star Marriott resort that will make all of your honeymoon dreams come true. In between walking along the white-sand beaches and swimming through the reefs on this private island, you can slake your thirst and cure your hunger at one of the two bars and three restaurants on site. Take a trip on the massive sailing yacht or relax in your bungalow's living room, which features a glass floor so you can see directly down into the Indian Ocean. With a huge sun deck, direct access to the lagoon and an infinity plunge pool, you'll never want to leave your suite.

3. Rosewood Mayakoba

The beautiful Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Mexico will give you the opportunity to enjoy the bed-to-beach experience overwater villas offer, but without the 18-hour flight many other destinations require. Not only will you be able to cut down on your travel time, but you'll still get to enjoy white-sand beaches, lovely lagoons and world-class cuisine. Spend your time in Playa del Carmen relaxing in the Rosewood spa, taking frequent dips in the turquoise waters and washing off in the outdoor shower.

4. El Dorado Maroma

El Dorado Maroma is an adults-only resort in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. Get one of their signature beachfront sky massages with your honey, take an exciting cooking lesson, or cater to your more adventurous side by booking a scuba-diving tour. Start your vacation immediately with a welcome champagne toast upon arrival at the resort, and enjoy three freshwater swimming pools, as well as a gorgeous ocean view. Book a romantic dinner on the beach, and relax in the sauna afterward.

5. Sandals South Coast

Sandals South Coast in Jamaica is easily one of the most romantic overwater bungalows in the world, and yes, that's saying a lot. Not only is the all-inclusive resort designed in the shape of a heart, but its overwater Butler Honeymoon Bungalow features a walk-in rain shower, hammocks, a soaking tub, elite private butler service and more. A trip to this Sandals resort will be both relaxing and beautiful, with gorgeous views of the Caribbean.

6. Fiji Marriott Resort

The Fiji Marriott Resort in Momi Bay features the only overwater bungalows on Fiji's mainland. This resort has an adults-only section, so you don't have to worry about kids splashing around or disrupting your romantic honeymoon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar or head to the sunset infinity pool to get a panoramic view of the area. At night, indulge in some local cuisine from the resort's master chefs, and watch a Polynesian fire performance. Purchase the Romantic Getaway Package to score a couples spa treatment, a bottle of wine, a daily breakfast buffet and in-room amenities.

7. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

This eco-friendly resort in French Polynesia will have you booking a return trip as soon as you get back home. The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Tahiti, Moorea's sister island, which is known for its beautiful landscapes and tropical environment. When you're not swimming or hanging out in your private bungalow, you can enjoy tasty treats and live entertainment at the overwater restaurant. Don't forget to book a snorkeling trip with stingrays to really make your honeymoon one for the ages.

8. Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Check out the Sandals resort at Gros Islet in St. Lucia for another option that's closer to home but still very luxe. Featuring personalized butler service, glass floors that let you check in on the beautiful sea life below, and freestanding soaking tubs to help you relax, you'll be counting down the days until your honeymoon to this destination. The five-star luxury resort won't disappoint, and neither will the views. Spend your days on the beach kayaking, windsurfing and engaging in other water sports, and spend your nights dancing and laughing at one of the many resort parties.

9. Bungalow Over the Water

If you're looking to go off the beaten path, consider reserving an overwater bungalow in Bocas del Toro, Panama, on Airbnb. Not only will you be experiencing a truly one-of-a-kind vacation without other tourists around you, but you'll get a personalized experience that's better for your budget than some of the other big resorts out there. Spend your days relaxing and swimming around the waters of De la Luna, a private, sustainable community. You can opt to have gourmet meals delivered straight to your room after a long day of snorkeling through the colorful reefs with the available gear.

10. Song Saa Private Island

Nestled off the Cambodian coastline, Song Saa Private Island envelopes you in gorgeous beaches and lush rain forests. The resort is built from local materials by local people, so you can get a true feel of Cambodia at this ethical option. With 24 private-pool villas and two restaurants and bars, you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while enjoying your dream honeymoon. Spend time in the spa or wellness sanctuaries, or try your hand at a variety of water sports like scuba diving and kayaking.

11. Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort

Take a dip in the cool-blue Pacific Ocean when you stay at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort. Their award-winning spa is perfect for relaxing after the long process of planning your wedding, and the wonderful beach view will have you feeling like you're living in a postcard. Grab the Romance Package, and you and your significant other will celebrate your honeymoon right with macarons, champagne and a romantic dinner. When you're done catching sun on your private terrace, sample great cuisine from the three on-site restaurants.

12. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Head to the lush country of Vietnam and stay at the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, where you'll enjoy a view of the East Vietnam Sea while you swim in clear waters and catch magical sunsets from your private bungalow. Hugged on all sides by sandy white beaches, awe-inspiring mountain ranges and greenery, you'll be overwhelmed with the country's natural beauty. Here, you can go bay fishing, experience a traditional bamboo massage or take a romantic cruise on a traditional wooden boat. You might even be lucky enough to spot one of the nearby endangered monkeys.

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