The Best Affordable Overwater Bungalows in Central America and the Caribbean by Business Insider

by Louise Roe

Have you ever dreamed of staying in an overwater villa suspended over shimmering aqua, with marine life swimming below? Secluded, luxurious, and surrounded by mother nature, and for good reason too. But for many, getting to these remote islands and the price tags associated with visiting make this dream hard to attain.

Business Insider highlights an affordable option in Belize, St. Georges Caye Resort, with its latest article:  The Best Affordable Overwater Bungalows. 

St. George’s Caye Resort offers adults-only lodging that is located on a rustic but indulgent private island in Belize. There is a totally secluded feel but it’s actually just seven miles from Belize City, so it’s still easy and affordable to access. The overwater bungalows feel like bargains compared to similar accommodations in other parts of the world. Prices start in the low $300s and include full board with no catch. You’ll get a private porch with a hammock and thatched roof overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the west side of the island. These six cabanas are situated on a half-moon-shaped dock with prime sunset views. 

Pros: This is an excellent value for an overwater accommodation with private porches, hammocks, and full board included at such an affordable price.

Cons: These bungalows are clustered closer together (and therefore less private) than many of the more opulent luxury options available elsewhere.

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Other overthewater bungalows that didn’t make the list

Belize, easily accessible from North America, has a number of resorts and hotels with overwater bungalows. Not to mention, having the world’s largest living Barrier Reef make Belize’s marine life second to none.

Here is our round-up of other over the water bungalows and villas in Belize worth a stay.

Thatch Caye

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The island is limited to 30 guests at a time, making Thatch Caye a private vacation that few ever get the chance to experience.

Thatch Caye Resort is an all-inclusive private island resort off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. Besides, only 30 guests are on the island at a time. This makes for a picture-perfect destination, guaranteeing a unique and intimate experience. The resort is fully sustainable; the overwater villas and island cabanas are from reclaimed materials on the island. When you’re not holed up in your overwater villas or cabana, spend the day exploring the island and what it has to offer. Nonetheless, swim in the natural saltwater pool, enjoy the complimentary tours, or will the day away in a hammock.

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Cayo Espanto


Photo Courtesy Cayo Espanto.

As far as island paradises go, Cayo Espanto is undoubtedly high on that list. Located just three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Cayo Espanto is truly a luxury private island retreat. The idyllic island features seven beach villas uniquely situated to not see another guest for the duration of your stay. While all the villas are luxe, Casa Ventanas is a cut above the rest. Each 1,100 square foot, overwater villa is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, with its own private dock. Additionally, a glass floor to watch the fish swim by, private verandah with wrap-around views, and al fresco showers are just some of the stand-out features of this villa. The world-class service, fine-dining and bespoke adventures the island also offers will all make you see why this retreat firmly sits on the top of many award-winning lists.

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Tobacco Caye Paradise

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Overwater cabanas at Tobacco Caye Paradise. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

This island paradise has been awarded the ‘Top 10 Bargain Hotels in Belize’ three years in a row by TripAdvisor. Hence, proving overwater stays don’t have to be expensive. The 5-acre islet that sits in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef at the northern edge of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. The budget-friendly lodge has six private over the water beach cabanas. Each are clean, comfortable, colorful and charmingly rustic. However, rain showers, solar powered electricity, intermittent wi-fi and communal dining are all part of this off-the grid experience.

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Make your dream a reality and book your Belize escape to an overwater villa today. Belize is waiting for you! Looking for some help with planning your Belize Vacation – ROEming Belize Travel Agency can help create a tailor-made itinerary to Belize for you.  

Feature Image Courtesy: St. Georges Caye Resort

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