"Have you slept in those overwater huts?" - it's a question we get all the time.
People love these iconic bungalows, which make them imagine Tahiti. Now there are more of these atmospheric huts close to home than ever before (and more to come), meaning travelers on a lower budget can finally enjoy the romance of sleeping on the sea.
Don't go if you're single, but if you aren't here are some options close to home.
Overwater Bungalows: Caught Between a Blanket and the Deep Blue Sea
You stay on a private island a short flight (or ferry) from Belize City. Your overwater bungalow has no neighbors. Your glass floor radiates Belizean blues. We love Cayo Espanto as much for its luxury as its convenience. From: $1,295 per night all-inclusive.
Located on Panama’s west coast, four overwater honeymoon suites sit over the Caribbean Sea. Explore the property’s nature reserve flush with red frogs and banana trees. Or not, and enjoy an overwater sunset view. From $250 per night.
Perched in the heart of the Bay Islands, it’s an all-inclusive adventure resort for fishing, snorkeling and diving. In a given day, your feet may never touch land as boat pickups and drop offs occur at your overwater cabana. From $800 per week.
An all-inclusive adventure resort ideal for water enthusiasts, Thatch Caye’s Family Villa offers three units that together can accommodate a group of six. Located in a 10-acre marine park, eagle rays swim off your front porch. From $774 per person double occupancy for three nights.
Billed as the first overwater hotel suites on an island in the Caribbean, these 26 bungalows come with outdoor Jacuzzis and butler service . Due to open in 2012, though opening dates and rates have not yet been posted.
For more info on resorts like these, please visit islands.com.