June 16, 2024
Overwater Bungalow Destination

How to Pick an Overwater Bungalow Destination for Your Honeymoon

Overwater bungalows are one of the dreamiest choices for honeymoons. Imagine waking up to the rush of waves or the sound of rippling water, the sun rays reminding you of your new beginnings, and the sweet company of your beloved. Sounds magical. Doesn’t it?

Well, it could be your reality as well if you book yourself a good overwater bungalow for your honeymoon.

We know, we know. It’s easy to opt for an overwater bungalow honeymoon. But it’s super difficult to pick which overwater bungalow will suit you best. So, here we’ve got a complete guide about picking the right one!

Find the Best Overwater Bungalow Destinations

First, to locate the best overwater bungalows, you’ve to narrow down your options in terms of international destinations. Some of the best places with the most popular dreamy honeymoon water resorts are as follows:

  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Jamaica
  • Belize
  • French Polynesia
  • Fiji
  • Bora Bora

From amongst these, pick a country that best fascinates you. Note that this crucial choice is not supposed to be only based on your place of stay. Instead, you will have to consider your general liking of the place, the activities it has to offer and the expenditure it will demand. The culture, weather, and hospitality of people also matter equally.

Soneva Fushi at the Maldives and Four Seasons Resort at Bora Bora are our top favorites. So, we’d definitely recommend you to consider these.

Assess the Quality of Services

When deciding the international destination, you gave a brief look at hospitality and quality. And you narrowed down your list to two to three cities or places accordingly. Now, it’s time to zoom in.

Even within one place, you can find different levels of hospitality, different quality of services, and different tourist experiences. For example, there’s a drastic difference between the services of Soneva Fushi and Thulhagiri Island Resort, both of which are located in the Maldives. The latter fails to offer services as premium as Soneva Fushi.

One quick way of assessing the quality of service is by having a look at the pricing. By the rule of thumb, the higher the price, the more premium the services will be. But note that it’s only a quick way. We never said it’s an entirely reliable way. If you feel there are more the resort offers, feel free to jump onto their brochures or skim through the services mentioned on their webpage. It will give you an even deeper insight into your potential experience.

Again, you should not base your decision on that. If their advertisements and claims seem promising enough, take a step further, and jump onto their client’s reviews. Check out what experienced couples have to say.

Compare this data to your competitor’s choice and decide which one suits you best.

Assess the Architecture

The quality of services could be the best. But what if you don’t like the vibe of their interior décor? What if the architecture is too dull or too overwhelming? It will ruin the whole feel of staying at an overwater bungalow! You wouldn’t want to spend your time indoors – which is a major turn-off!

We recommend looking for a resort with the following features:

  • Outdoor Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Deep Soaking Tubs
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Plunge Pool
  • Sunken Seating Area

Opt for a resort that offers most of these features. The color scheme and the vibe are equally important!

Check Out the Amenities

You don’t want to spend all your time indoors doing nothing. Right? Or you don’t want to spend all your honeymoon walking hand in hand, witnessing the sunrise and sunset day after day. It’s wholesome, but if you do it on repeat, you’d eventually get bored.

So, ensure that the resort you’re opting for offers enough facilities. Some that you might want to avail of include:

  • Butler services
  • Outdoor Dining Areas
  • Spa
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Other games and activities

Again, the more, the merrier.

Depending on your preferences, you will have to make another tough choice. Would you like to celebrate one another in a place with teens and kids or would you prefer complete isolation? Some overwater bungalows welcome all ages and interests, while some are only for couples. Choose wisely!

Final Thoughts

Summing up, your honeymoon at an overwater bungalow sure sounds dreamy and romantic. But it can be the worst choice you’ve ever made if you fail to pay attention to the details.

So, before finalizing your decision, ensure that you double-check every nook and corner of the resort you’re booking. It’s going to be expensive – both in terms of time and money.  It should be better than worth it!

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Richard Wilson
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Written by Richard Wilson