Affordable Overwater Bungalows
from $102
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama

7 Affordable Overwater Bungalows You've Gotta See For Yourself

Who hasn't dreamed of spending the night in an overwater bungalow? We've rounded up some of the most incredible—and affordable—overwater bungalows from around the world. Similar properties can cost as much as $2,000 a night or more, so get a taste of luxury amenities and incredible views without breaking the bank.

Travel Period

April 2021 - January 2022


Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort – Sepang, Malaysia

Why Visit? This peaceful resort offers guests plenty of tranquility and activities at affordable rates. Overnight guests have access to water sports such as sailing and paddle boarding, yoga classes, multiple restaurants, and spa treatments galore.

Details: 5-star resort | 4/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: from $109 a night

Reethi Beach Resort – Fonimagoodhoo Island, Maldives

Why Visit? With 5 restaurants and bars, a 5-star PADI dive center, world-class spa treatments, and stretches of powder-soft beach, the Reethi Beach Resort is an excellent place for rest and relaxation. However, keep in mind that transfers in the Maldives can get a little pricey.

Details: 4-star resort | 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: from $102 a night (includes breakfast)

Thatch Caye, A Muy'Ono Resort – Coco Plum Cay, Belize

Why Visit? A fantastic option for those who prefer a short flight, the Thatch Caye Resort in sunny Belize offers crystal clear views, plenty of hammocks, a natural pool, and great snorkeling opportunities.

Details: 3-star resort | 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: from $159 a night

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge – Bocas del Toro, Panama

Why Visit? Guests can watch dolphins from their private balconies at this eco-friendly resort. Bocas del Toro is also famous for incredible diving. Prices include breakfast and dinner each day.

Details: 3.5-star resort | 4/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: from $225 a night

Royal Huahine – Huahine, French Polynesia

Why Visit? With three categories of bungalows ranging from garden, pool, and overwater, the Royal Huahine offers affordable rates at a notoriously expensive destination.

Details: 3.5-star resort | 4/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: Overwater Villa from $361, Garden view from $197 a night

Pangkor Laut Resort – Pangkor, Malaysia

Why Visit? 5-star amenities await guests, such as multiple fine dining restaurants, bars, yoga classes, jungle retreats, a fabulous included breakfast, and more. There are also three types of bungalow to choose from, depending on your tastes (and wallet).

Details: 5-star resort | 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: Sea Villa from $375 a night, Garden Villa with view from $209

St. George's Caye Resort – St. George's Caye, Belize

Why Visit? This resort offers packages that cater to different types of travelers, from friends to couples to adventure seekers. No matter your style of travel, you'll love watching the sunset from a hammock on your private porch. While it is the most expensive on our list, the overwater bungalows include all meals.

Details: 3-star resort | 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor

Price: from $498 a night including meal plan for 2


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