Planning a destination wedding but still want to go on a honeymoon after? Many destination wedding couples love the location they have selected for their wedding but yearn for a more exotic experience for their honeymoon. The number 1 request is for unique!
Most honeymooners dream of those exotic over the water bungalows with crystal clear waters below. Sadly, those sought after luxury accommodations in bucket-list destinations come with a hefty price tag and a very long flight. Bora Bora, in French Polynesia, is one of those destinations where the photographs depicting these unique over water suites are often repinned, shared, liked and favorited all over social media, as the quintessential romantic spots for honeymooners. The truth is that only those with a $10,000+ honeymoon budget can this once in a lifetime dream become a reality. If you do have that budget, also keep in mind that to get to paradise, you will need to fly on 12+ hour flights. Thankfully, there are other alternatives if you want to experience an over the water bungalow and they are not only less expensive but also a little closer to home.
Here are 5 unique Over-the-Water Bungalows not in the South Pacific!
1-Cayo Esperanto- Belize
2- Hotel Desconocido, Mexico (south of Puerto Vallarta)
3- Eclypse de Mar Aqualodge – Panama
or Coral Lodge, San Blas Islands, Panama
4- CoCo View Resort – Roatan, Honduras
5- Mayakoba, Mexico
The best news is that this popular type of accommodation will soon be at the best resorts for honeymooners!! Opening in 2015 at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica will be 16 over the water suites. These long awaited couples only suites will feature all inclusive amenities which makes it perfect for honeymooners.
Finally, El Dorado Resorts, located in the Riviera Maya, will also be opening over water suites this year on the famous Maroma beach at the El dorado Maroma. Known for gourmet inclusive restaurants and their adults only atmosphere, Karisma resorts has become one of the hottest resort brands in Mexico. These new over water suites will feature infinity pools and glass bottom floors.