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Reethi Beach Resort

10 Most Affordable Overwater Bungalows Around the World 🐬 🥥

Affordable Overwater Bungalows You've Gotta See For Yourself

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Who hasn't dreamt 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.


1. 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 $94 a night

2. El Faro del Colibri – Bocas del Toro, Panama

Why Visit? Again, closer proximity to the US, free breakfast, private decks, private beach access, water sports, and an incredible price.

Details: 3-star resort | 4/5 on Tripadvisor

Price: from $124 a night (includes breakfast)

3. Eclypse de Mar – Bocas del Toro, Panama

Why Visit? Closer proximity to the States, private terraces, onsite restaurant, hammocks for relaxing, and above all else—the price makes this bungalow worth visiting.

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

Price: from $94 a night (includes breakfast)

4. 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 $112 a night (includes breakfast)

5. Hotel Las Lagunas Boutique – Flores, Guatemala

Why Visit? A fantastic option for those who prefer a short flight, Hotel Las Lagunas Boutique offers world-class service, incredible views, complimentary breakfast, and flexible booking.

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

Price: from $243 a night (includes breakfast)

6. 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 $117 a night

7. 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: from $194 per night

8. Urraca Private Island — Bocas del Toro, Panama

Why Visit? This overwater bungalow is situated on a private island in Panama. The island is shared with rescued monkeys and offers tons of water sports and stunning views. You can stay in an overwater bungalow that fits six guests in total from $53 per person, per night. Alternatively, you can get a two-person bungalow from $203 a night.

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

Prices: from $203 a night for two, or $316 for six

9. Tobacco Caye Overwater Bungalows — Tobacco Caye, Belize

Why Visit? Tobacco Caye is a private island off the coast of Belize nearby to Belize's Barrier Reef. The resort offers affordable bungalows sitting over turquoise blue water. It's a true off the grid experience, with no nearby restaurants and water and electricity being collected via rainwater or solar energy. Rates start at $95 a night. However, a minimum of three nights must be booked.

Details: 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor and Winner of the 2024 Travelers' Choice Awards

Prices: From $95 a night

10. Oa Oa Lodge — Bora Bora, Tahiti

Why Visit? This is the most affordable overwater bungalow option we've seen in Bora Bora. You can stay at this resort from $149 a night, where others will cost you $1,000+. It also offers snorkeling, a great pool, incredible views, and more.

Details: 3-star hotel | 4/5 on TripAdvisor

Prices: From $149 a night

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