8 stunning overwater bungalow resorts that aren’t in Bora Bora or the Maldives

Don’t get us wrong, at RoomCritic we love Bora Bora and the Maldives, but what we love about them is the overwater bungalows. Here are 8 of the best destinations around the world – that aren’t Maldives or Bora Bora – which also feature overwater bungalows resorts.

Overwater bungalow resorts Malaysia

1. Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort in Malaysia (pictured above) is a world renown dive resort, and happens to do traditional overwater bungalows just as good as any resort in Bora Bora or the Maldives.

Overwater bungalow resorts Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

2. AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

Another stunning Malaysian resort with better than perfect overwater bungalows. As the name suggests, the villas have been built in the shape of a palm tree.

Over water bungalow resorts AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

3. Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca.

Overwater bungalow resorts Pangkor Laut Resort

Overwater bungalow resorts Mexico

4. Rosewood Mayakoba Resort – Playa del Carmen

The stunning overwater lagoon suites, at Rosewood Mayakoba Resort offer a peaceful scene of floating graciously over the emerald waters below.

Overwater bungalow resorts Rosewood Mayakoba Resort

Overwater bungalow resorts Switzerland

5. Hotel Palafitte

Taking the idea of staying over the water, Hotel Palafitte – built over Lake Neuchatel, perfects the overwater bungalow in pure Swiss style and opulence.
Overwater bungalow resorts Hotel Palafitte

Overwater bungalow resorts Thailand

6. KC Resort and Over Water Villas – Koh Samui

Not your classic overwater bungalow but stunning none-the-less. With one of the bungalows at KC resort, you still get to swim up to your door and under it.

Overwater bungalow resorts KC Resort and Over Water Villas

Overwater bungalow resorts Philippines

7. El Nido Lagen Island Resort

The 18 Water Cottages are built on stilts above the water and surround the bay with panoramic views of the cove.

Overwater bungalow resorts El Nido Lagen Island Resort

Overwater bungalow resorts Panama

8. Eclypse de Mar Resort

The Eclypse de Mar Resort has a number of traditional overwater bungalows that are fully equipped with everything you’d expect for an awesome stay.

Overwater bungalow resorts - Eclypse de Mar Resort

For more related posts about Maldives and Overwater Bungalows around the world, see below.

3 affordable over water bungalow beach hut resorts in Malaysia

4 luxury Maldives beach front villas just as stunning as any overwater bungalow

Compare 3 luxury Maldives overwater bungalow resorts Velassaru, Six Senses Laamu and W Retreat & Spa with real pictures.

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