That’s right, you no longer have to travel halfway around the world to stay in an overwater villa. This type of accommodation used to only exist in the Maldives, Tahiti, and Bora Bora. There are now overwater bungalows in Jamaica at Sandals South Coast and Sandals Royal Caribbean locations.
Make sure to book online in advance, they do sell out months in advance. Here’s everything you need to know about staying in an overwater bungalow in Jamaica.
There are resorts in Jamaica with overwater bungalows, they are both Sandals Resorts properties. They both have similar amenities and the rooms inside are almost identical. We’ll go through both Jamaica Sandals resorts separately.
Sandals South Coast Overwater Bungalows
The newest Jamaica overwater bungalows opened in December 2017 just in time for high season. There are 12 honeymoon overwater bungalows that form the shape of a heart. This has to be the best designed overwater bungalow pattern and perfect for those on a Jamaica honeymoon.
Sandals South Coast (formerly Sandals Whitehouse) is one and a half hours from Montego Bay International airport. Once you arrive you’ll be greeted by your personal butler. The Sandals butlers are the best they want to make sure you have the best vacation of your life. If you are in full vacation mode let them unpack for you while you explore the 50-acre property.
Both Sandals Jamaica overwater bungalows have the same #Sandalssuite life with 24-hour butler service. You’ll be provided with a smartphone so you can get ahold of your butlers whenever you want. If you want cookies & ice cream at 1 am no problem (trust me I’ve ordered it), breakfast in bed just text them your order, whatever you want they will make it happen.
Sandals South Coast has the first overwater bar. Head to Latitudes Bar for sunset, there is no better seat for happy hour. Grab a drink and lay back in a hammock over the water to catch Jamaica’s famous sunsets.
The rooms are located a quick walk down the dock from the white sandy beach. When booking a room request rooms 6007-6004 they look out straight to the ocean. You’ll have a great view of the sunset.
This property is great for those couples who want privacy or on a honeymoon in Jamaica. It isn’t a rowdy swim-up bar kind of resort. If you’re looking for a lively pool scene head to Sandals Ochi.
Sandals Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica
Like all Sandals Resort properties, they are an adult only and all-inclusive. The overwater bungalows are very similar at both locations. What makes an overwater villa is the glass floor. Breakfast in bed never looked so good, we love hanging off the end of the bed watching the fish swim by.
You won’t ever have to leave your room if you don’t want to. The butlers can bring you anything from any of the onsite restaurants. There is no reason to leave your room when you have everything you could possibly need right at your fingertips. One day we didn’t leave our room until 8 pm, we spent the entire day on our deck.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Overwater Bungalows
Sandals Royal Caribbean was the first Caribbean’s overwater luxury bungalows. The Sandals Royal Caribbean is located right in Montego Bay and a quick ride away from the international airport.
What makes Sandals Royal Caribbean different than the South Coast overwater bungalows is that it is on a private island. There are 17 overwater bungalows that also form a heart. This is their only property in which there are 5 bungalows with private finitely pools, these are called the Honeymoon Villas.
You will have to take a water taxi to go from the overwater bungalows to the main resort. This is available 24/7 and your butler will take care of this whenever you wish to go to land.
How Much Do Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica cost?
Well, they aren’t cheap there is no way of sugar-coating it. The final price will depend on the season, how many nights you’re booking as there is a higher nightly rate for one or two night stays, and current promotional rates.
On average you are looking at $2,000 a night per room. To check current rates for your travel dates click here.
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