Check Out This Awesome Footage of the First Overwater Villas in the Caribbean

Feb 8, 2017

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Great news for honeymooners or anyone looking for a romantic escape: You don’t have to go all the way to the Maldives or Bora Bora to stay in an overwater villa anymore — they’re now available at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Sandals opened five overwater villas in December, the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The villas are quite luxurious, featuring amenities like floating hammocks and infinity pools, while areas of the floor are made of glass so you can peek through and watch the marine life swimming beneath you.

The glass floor in Sandals
The glass floor in Sandals’ new overwater villas. Image courtesy of Sandals Resorts.

You’ll also be able to enjoy a private infinity pool that doubles as a jacuzzi — when you’re ready to hop out, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower. Guests even have access to their very own butler, as well as private boat transfers to and from the resort.

The pool and deck of an overwater villa at Sandals Royal Caribbean - Montego Bay, Jamaica. Image courtesy of Sandals Resorts.
The pool and deck of an overwater villa. Image courtesy of Sandals Resorts.

Demand for the new villas was so high that the Sandals decided to build 12 additional overwater bungalows, which are slated to open on March 1, 2017. The bungalows will be a bit smaller than the current villas and while they won’t included a private pool, they still seem like a great option if you’re looking for an overwater experience close to home.

A rendering of the Overwater bungalows that will open March 1 in Montego Bay. Image courtesy of Sandals Resorts.
A rendering of the overwater bungalows that will open March 1, 2017. Image courtesy of Sandals Resorts.

Staying at the villas will cost you a pretty penny, though, since Sandals is a luxury all-inclusive resort and these can’t be booked with points, unlike at some other overwater villas around the world. Rates for the villas start at $1,435 per person per night while the bungalows start at $1,078 per person per night. Note that the Sandals booking engine requires you to book a minimum of three nights, so don’t expect to do this particular vacation on the cheap.

Featured image and video footage courtesy of Sandals Resorts; edited by Brendan Dorsey.

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