Oct 042011

There’s something magical about staying in your own private hut over the water.  It’s exhilarating, yet calming.  For an ocean lover, there’s no better choice of lodging.  I’m referring to the overwater bungalow (OWB).

One of my favorite features of the typical OWB is the deck and stairway to the water.  As an avid snorkeler, this makes me as happy as a kid at a water park.

Many OWBs have a window in the floor, which allows you to gaze at the underwater world below.

So what if you can’t travel to the Maldives or the South Pacific, or if a luxury stay in Bora Bora isn’t in your budget?  OWBs can be found in the Caribbean as well.

These Caribbean resorts all have OWBs.

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Bocas del Toro, Panama

9 Beaches, Bermuda (currently closed for renovations)

CocoView Resort, Roatan

Thatch Caye, Belize

Have you ever stayed in an OWB?  What did you like most about it?
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