They are WONDERFUL!! No, I haven’t been in the Maldives in April, but I’ve been in Sri Lanka and other tropical islands in the area that month and the Maldives doesn’t really have a “rainy season” like most of the rest of them. Malta At least during the slower months (March and April), the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort has the least expensive overwater bungalows in the South Pacific. It’s a generally safe country, but they don’t want to deal with a lot of cash either. So i wanted to ask you can you please suggest some resorts which is not very far from airport and and is worth the money (we are looking for locations that can provide all inclusive rates of up to 700$). United States There are also a couple of those being built in the Caribbean, thought they will be very expensive when they open later this year. >>>Check rates at the Reethi Beach Resort. The Holiday Inn Resort on Vanuatu is another place that would be ideal for many people if not for its fairly remote location. Dominican Republic -Roger. At most resorts December is one of the best months with slightly lower humidity than summer. This is such an awesome list! Please be more specific. Thank you so much , The page above is the best place to start when looking for the cheapest overwater bungalows. Some in the Maldives even have separate bedrooms, but only a few resorts in each region actually allow 4 adults per bungalow. The nature of these resorts is that all of the overwater rooms are reached by a stroll on a flat and wide pier from the island, so at least getting to the front door should be possible in almost any of them. Spending a little bit more, when possible, will give you a so much better experience, at least from my experience with resorts in the Maldives. Tahiti itself is a bit of a dud in that regard, but it’s nice enough for a short stay. I’ve heard that some of the financial backing for these types of resorts comes from states who have sponsored terrorism & there’s a concern we may be using our money to support people who don’t appreciate it. Puerto Vallarta. All of the airlines that fly to the South Pacific and Maldives use wide-body planes for the long-haul flights, so they should all be quite comfortable. From past experiences, I’ve often found that a lot of resorts allow you to charge food/drinks/activities to your room or take credit card. Russia When you are looking at individual resorts you'll very often see a room rate that doesn't include local taxes or service charges. Pokhara -Roger. thanks so much In other words, no one wins if they shut down the hotels, so it will never happen. Sofia One major benefit here is that each guest on the island is on the “half board” plan, so dinner is included in the room rate instead of just breakfast like at most others. As one of the newer “eco-friendly” resorts in Panama that also features some version of overwater bungalows, the Azul Paradise is also one of the best and most affordable. Norway Looking for an overwater bungalow, so I can see the fish, in South Thailand. But that doesn't mean that they are not private, and each is larger than you'd expect in this price range. July is among the cheaper months in the Maldives, so you could get a wonderful water villa starting at around US$500 per night. Iceland I have no clue where to start. Tortola Your website features the two most generic places of the country (Manila and Boracay). I’m happy to try to help. The decks and piers are all very safe, so it would be easy to do a whole holiday without getting wet. Hi there! Thanks for the response, Roger. The water is beautiful and it truly is a Polynesian experience, but it is definitely not a 5 star resort. Best of luck with this. Bruges, Unfortunately, most of the 200+ resorts that feature overwater rooms are quite expensive, usually well over US$600 per night, even in the off season. Guatemala where do you think we should go at that time of year?thanks!! http://www.overwaterbungalows.net/maldives-water-villa-resorts-near-the-male-airport.html. Sydney Yangon We also read that Meeru staff sometimes force guests to swap rooms. Laucala Island is an exclusive private-island resort with 25 huge stand-alone villas, each with their own infinity plunge pools. Munich Saint Kitts and Nevis Feel free to ask other questions if you have them. What are the off seasons in Maldives and Bora Bora in order to avail the discount? What are your recommendations for the island(s), resort(s), and particular bungalow(s)? If you put your dates in on Agoda and scroll down the listings, you’ll always see a few places that are 40% off or whatever. Singapore Italy Mendoza -Roger. Are there any over water bungalows there. At this price, the Azul Paradise should get a serious look for those looking for something romantic and interesting in the Panama region. Cheap Maldives Island Resort - worth your money? Great, but are these prices per night or per week? The resort gets very good (but not amazing) reviews, and the room rates seem pretty reasonable even for a private mini-villa with an infinity-edge pool, much less for one where you can look into the pool from a window near your bed. The Maldives is by far the best place what you have in mind. We actually just researched these a few weeks ago so I’m confident they are all accurate. Also we are coming from Australia via Singapore so our flight lands in maldives at 10.30pm. Depending on who is in your group, you could conceivably get 2 water bungalows. After dreaming about it long enough, I made that a “plan”, no longer a “dream,” and the exclusive savings I opened about 5 yrs. Curaçao, We have Just arrive from our hooneymoon in Maldivas, in Anantara. The closest are those in the Caribbean and Mexico. PRICES: Check out all the details – prices, reviews & more photos, on the booking page here. The Pulo Cinta Eco Resort has 15 overwater bungalows ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, but unless you are already nearby it could take you several flights and most of a day to reach the place. Also, Roger, can you please confirm that there are NO over-water bungalows in Bali, Indonesia? So really, all they’d need is the grab bars, and the rest is already done. If you don’t need an overwater room, your best bet for affordable resorts with private pools would be Phuket. Even the ones under $300 are surprisingly less than a lot of others I have seen which seem to start around the $500 and up mark. Thanks to the overwater bungalows and water villas guide, which lists every overwater resort in the world, we know that there are some affordable options out there. Vilnius, Luxembourg But again, once you get there you’ll be able to get a Jacuzzi water villa at an all-inclusive resort for around US$500 per night, or a more basic water villa for around US$350 per night. Hey I am on the west coast I am planning a trip to maldeves cheap overwater on a budget for atleast 4 ngt in 3rd week in sep can you help me plan …i will leaving from SFO area. We will travel from NY and any starting point would be appreciated. Tenerife, Where would you suggest? Madrid, The price is lowest during the low/shoulder season which runs from May 12th through September 30th. Family of 4 looking for spend 5 nights in OWB. The staff is courteous, amenities are … In fact, there are a few similar resorts at similar prices in Belize plus a couple even cheaper ones in Thailand that are basically part of floating villages, but I’ve stopped including those on this list because they aren’t really in the same category. Thank you! EXCITED but nervous, because I don’t want to make mistakes of choosing a wrong island, hotel, season, etc. We are thinking of staying in a resort nearby (not a fan of seaplanes to be honest) considering Cinnamon Dhonveli. Only open since August, 2017, the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort has launched with surprisingly excellent reviews, although maybe less surprising from a chain like Mercure. Chiang Mai, -Roger. Brenda. Thank you so much!!! Santa Ana Uganda Valencia Also, any tips on cheap flights to the bora bora/maldives areas? And I think your plan to book an island room for part of your stay is a good way to save some money. In Bora Bora you can find them at the Hilton and the St. Regis. St. Martin/Sint Maarten Stockholm See more ideas about overwater bungalows, resort, dream vacations. -Roger. Could you tell me if there are any Over Water Bungalows in Dominican Republic please. Any recommendation? Lithuania -Roger, Great website and list! The tricky part is finding resorts that will allow 4 guests per water villa because most of them only allow 3. Germany I need help. The only other place with overwater bungalows like that is the Maldives, which has about 90 resorts with them. I’m actually in Negril, Jamaica at the moment, and as lovely as it is, the big negative is that visitors are hounded mercilessly by nearly everyone they encounter. Roger Kiev -Roger. This resort even has 6 new Pool Water Villas, although you can expect to pay quite a bit more for those. Great overwater and food, and very Kind staff. -AFFORDABILITY The only issue is that I want there to be good surfing close by…do you know of any? Depending on the property, booking.com allows you to pay upon check-in, or sometimes they give a better rate for advanced payment. Join our community of over 25,000 readers and learn how we travel the world for less than $1,000. I’m Vivek, India, Planning for honeymoon in January 2016, last week and will be starting from Pune, basically looking for Over water destinations. Mumbai Kathmandu, I would appreciate any advice you could give me. Costa Rica We stayed in both, and we prefer the Avillion over the Avani. Sorry last question -do I need to carry much cash with me on the resort? Note: This article was first published in 2012 and has been fully updated and expanded each year since. Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford. There are also 9 different restaurants and bars, so even on a longer stay guests can avoid getting bored with the food service. Located just a few miles from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (40-minutes’ drive). If many of them mention mosquitoes as a problem, then it might be a problem for you. Yeah you have a point, I actually know some $5 overwater cottages in the Philippines, but they are extremely basic, bamboo-shack-over-mangrove affairs. Beijing, We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary and my 45 b-day in April around the 19th. Please let me know the cost of the trip including airfares and outwater bunglows . Couples wanting to get away from it all might enjoy the fact that the villas here do not have TVs at all, although they do have minibars and many other traditional features. Well, there is a bit of good news then as it turns out that not all of them are priced only for the super-rich. If you are looking for what I like to call “honeymoon-style” overwater bungalows, then you’ll want to go to either the South Pacific or Maldives. And it’s definitely true that there are NO overwater bungalows in Bali, and none planned that I’m aware of. The overwater bungalows boast astounding views of the beach, lagoon and ocean, along with postcard-worthy sunsets. Cost of an Overwater Bungalow. United Arab Emirates El Salvador Its the next best thing to an ocean over water experience. Puerto Plata, Singapore There is also a small rustic resort on Bora Bora called Oa Oa Lodge that is only a bit more expensive and has some similarities. -Roger, Roger, Do you know if those are actually available? Is the weather alright in December ? However, this type of accommodation is often priced well above what the average tourist's can spend. So we know that the cheapest water villas in Maldives cost double of a beach … Malaga, I hope this helps. Everything here is new, well built, and very well appointed with luxury amenities. I’m not sure I understand the question exactly, but if you are saying that the fact that most (but not all) resorts require you to book an expensive sea-plane flight to get there and back, I agree that it’s a shame. For some reason, it’s difficult and expensive to get from Bangalore to Bora Bora, not to mention that it will take more than a day each way. It’s true that most Bora Bora and Moorea resorts do target the honeymoon market, but most of them are set up nicely for small families as well. -Roger. I’m not aware of a new resort in that category with rates that are similar. In other words, even shorter people can almost always just walk on the sand over to one of the many ladders or just straight up the beach. There are a couple places in the Caribbean that might work for you, so that’s one to consider first. Kirsten, I get this question a lot, and the overwater bungalows that most people dream of start at around US$300 per night on Tahiti, and a bit more on Moorea and Bora Bora. I’ll be adding them to this list in the coming week or so. Need more info about a honeymoon cheap package, where we can enjoy romantic scenary; can access adventure activities near by. Panama The sheer size of the resort might be off-putting to some, but there is still a lot to like even if you don't factor in the novelty value. June is the slowest month of the year in the Maldives, and it’s one of the busiest months (along with July) of the year in Bora Bora, so you’ll get far better value in the Maldives in June. Anybody already try telunas beach resort? Here is a list of the best Phuket resorts with private pools. Punta del Este Hello, I am looking for an overwater bungalow anywhere in the world to go on our honeymoon. Bawah Reserve. Melbourne, Check rates for the Azul Paradise Resor t > > How to Save on Flights and Hotels. The upgrade to the All-Inclusive Plus package is sometimes free during slow months and quite reasonable the rest of the year, so this is easily among the best all-inclusive deals in the Maldives. This is will happening next year. Cinnamon Dhonveli would be a great choice for a place reachable by speedboat, and Meeru Island is another excellent choice nearby. And I hope you are seraching on Agoda.com, because they have all the best online rates in the Maldives. That place looks fantastic and like good value, but without ensuites it’s not what most people are looking for. Bahamas If that’s worth it to you I can probably suggest a couple, but I think Meeru offers very good value and it would be one of my top choices in the lower price ranges for sure. -Healthy menu options Trouble is they now want me to pay the full amount now nearly $5000 and so close after christmas, I haven’t got this amount of money. Budget is around 10k. There is usually a reason why some nearby resorts charge 2 or 3 times as much per night for overwater bungalows. There are no overwater bungalows in the Dominican Republic, although there have been rumors that some might be built one day. In addition, the resort hosts over six acres of beautiful gardens and vegetation with an opulent jungle background. I have been warned that most accommocations are for honeymooners and don’t have enough entertainment for families. Bucharest It takes close to a full day there or back. Antigua and Barbuda To get an idea of the cost, the overwater bungalow at the Conrad Maldives ranges from $700 to $4,400 per night. -Roger. Thanks in advance! Located on one of the smaller Maldives resort islands, Thulhagiri Island Resort has 34 water bungalows that are on the small side as well, in addition to 52 island rooms. Ireland This resort has 350 total rooms, including Rain-forest Chalets that are similar inside except they are perched among the trees on the side of a mountain. -Roger. I appreciate the comment, and I’ve spent a good chunk of time in Laos, and I’m fond of those kinds of places you mentioned as well. I’m not sure why you are leaving the Philippines out of your cheap lists. I’m doing a video about this process as well, and I’ll post it soon and put the link here. Rio de Janeiro, The base rates at this resort include breakfast and dinner daily, and you can pay a bit more to include lunch as well as alcohol, making this one of the more affordable all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives. Sometimes the rain falls overnight, and other times it rains in the late afternoon, but only for a short time and then the clouds turn into a beautiful sunset. The main problem will be getting to Vanuatu, unless you are starting in Australia. What do you have to say abt it? This rate includes 3 meals per day in addition to most activities. The water bungalows here are a bit on the small side, but they are nicely appointed with luxury bathrooms and appealing private terraces over the lagoon. It’s 55 minutes from Male Airport by speedboat, and I just came from there a few days ago. Romania However, this type of accommodation is often priced well above what the average tourist's can spend. Will work for you as tennis courts, Beach volleyball, and very staff... 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