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Cheapest Over-Water Bungalows And Water Villas Over The World

Crystal clear water, white sand beaches, and tropical breeze - we all dream about such holidays. The Maldives, Caribbean Islands, and Phillippines are taking the first places of being the most tourist-beloved destinations that offer fascinating accommodations on water. However, you don't need to give up hope on your dream vacation to the South Pacific. Some affordable overwater bungalows cost half as much or even less than the more expensive options in the Maldives.

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Published: Feb 17, 2023 min read

Cheapest Over-Water Bungalows And Water Villas Over The World

If you are ready to relax over the water somewhere far away from your homes, check the list of 8 owerwater bungalows that are affordable enough to fulfill  water villa dreams!

#1 Pangkor Laut Resort | Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort boasts total seclusion off the beaten path and is surrounded by raw, natural beauty. The property is located on a privately owned island situated three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia. So each evening in overwater bungalows sitting above the tropical waters gives a magical feeling. Moreover, the price is so cheap to Maldive's pricing. This five-star overwater bungalow costs around  $201 per night and $480 in the peak season. Perfect getaway for those who seek comfort, luxury and tranquillity. 

Pangkor Laut Resort - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Pangkor Laut Resort - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Malaysia, Pangkor

Located on Pangkor Island, Pangkor Laut Resort - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers accommodations by the sea or with views of tropical gardens. It features two outdoor swimming pools and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

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8.5

Good

(330 reviews)

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Spa & Wellness Center offers world-class treatments and service to their customers.

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#2 Las Lagunas | Guatemala

Did you know that Guatemala not only produces premium quality coffee beans but also has a wide variety of water villas? Some of them are quite expensive but there are still many options for affordable accommodations. For instance, Las Lagunas is one of those. The hotel is located in the heart of the Mayan world near Uaxactun and Yaxha in Guatemala. Typically the starting price is around $249, and in the peak season, it might reach $450. If you are more into opulent accommodation you might find this too rustic. But still, it is a great value for money. 

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Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel

Guatemala, Flores

This super fancy five-star hotel is located near the ancient ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. The hotel is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The property is surrounded by lavish tropical rainforest and a beautiful waterfront. There are 12 waterfront master suites, connected by high-rise paths. Each unit comes with a cascade shower bathroom and a deck with a hot tub overlooking the water. 

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9.5

Superb

(120 reviews)

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Excellent location, outdoor swimming pool, airport shuttle, fancy restaurant, spa & wellness center, and free parking.

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#3 AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort |  Malaysia

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort offers, let's say, budget-friendly water villas situated on the private beach. By saying budget-friendly, I mean that it is genuinely cheap -  prices start from $113 (low season) and $122 (shoulder and peak season)! Maybe it doesn't have the luxurious atmosphere but it is not needed in The AVANI overwater bungalow for everyone

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Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort

Malaysia, Sepang

Cocoon yourself into style and comfort in an overwater villa. Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort takes the form of a palm tree and provides 315 Polynesia-inspired overwater villas. The property has a private beachfront location, 5 dinings, 2 bars, a lounge, a superior spa center, and an infinity pool. Each villa comes with modern amenities, wooden furnishings, and an attached marble bathroom with a shower and premium toiletries. 

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7.4

Good

(3129 reviews)

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The property has a kids club where little ones can spend their time actively.

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#4 Azul Paradise | Panama

This time, seriously, it is the most value-priced property on our list for overwater bungalows with glass floor panels to gaze right into the sea. Only for $121 per night (in peak season it might reach $210) you enjoy the fabulous surroundings and get hypnotized by melodic water splashes. Gosh, if only I had holidays, I would chill lazily in one of these bungalows.

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Azul Paradise

Panama, Bastimentos

This eco-lodge is situated on the southern coast of Bastimentos Island and has a tiki bar, beachfront grill, clubhouse, a bar, and a restaurant. Each bungalow has a private outdoor shower and outdoor living area with lounge seating. Plus it includes glass panels that allow exploring the marine life. 

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8.2

Good

(69 reviews)

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Airport shuttle, air-conditioned villas, and 24/7 front desk.

#5 Berjaya Langkawi Resort | Malaysia 

Set on the edge of the tropical rainforest, Berjaya Langkawi Resort is one of the places that offer 47 affordable overwater bungalows with fancy amenities. Every traveler will find this accommodation appealing and comfortable since it is set on the beautiful beachfront. The starting price for the bungalow is only $143. Within the peak season price doubles. 

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Pantai, Malaysia

 Berjaya Langkawi Resort is a 5-star resort that offers Malay-style chalets with private balconies and comfy furnishings. The property boasts 4 restaurants, 3 bars and a nice outdoor swimming pool. Guests can relax at the Spa or workout at the gym. 

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8.5

Good

(1763 reviews)

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The property provides island tours, yacht trips, water sports activities, and a kids club.

#6 Punta Caracol Acqua-Lodge | Panama 

Punta Caracol Acqua-Lodge features overwater apartments and even the cheapest, visitors' two-story units with a double bed at the top of the attic and a large private terrace. Even though overwater bungalows don't shine with opulence as Maldives or Bora Bora ones, it is still a good and affordable alternative starting from $148 in low season. 

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Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

Panama, Bocas del Toro

The eco-friendly wooden cabins are built on stilts and feature a private balcony with a hammock. Each unit has a bathroom. Guests can enjoy Caribbean and international food at the Punta Caracol's restaurant. Moreover, the hotel organises entertaining activities such as snorkelling, dolphin watching trips and daily boat trips to Starfish Beach.

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8.7

Good

(383 reviews)

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The hotel is nestled in the amazing location and the silence of nature creates a wonderful feeling.

#7 Cosmic Crab Resort | Panama

One more affordable overwater bungalow in the Caribbean.  The resort is surrounded by lavish gardens and a vibrant jungle background. The Cosmic Crab Resort offers 12 cabins and half of them are located over water. Finally, guests have access to over 600 feet of private beachfront to explore. In terms of costs, during the off-season visitors can get offers as low as as $89 per night. Quite a decent price for such an experience. 

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#8 Lexis Hbiscus Port Dickson |  Malaysia

Lexis Hbiscus Port Dickson has been welcoming their guests since 2016. The property has 522 villas and each comes with a private swimming pool. Although the rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated, plus it has a private pool, the prices are insanely low and we are grateful for it. The starting price is $169 in the low season. Around 5 thousand visitors wrote reviews on this hotel and gave 8/10. Sounds soo promising, isn't it? 

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