The 4 Best Mexico Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean

Overwater bungalows are a magical way to get as close as possible to the water on your vacation. Found at tropical resorts around the world, these wonderful accommodations are perfect for honeymoons, romantic getaways, and special occasion trips.

If you’re planning a vacation in Mexico and would like to stay in one, check out our roundup of the best Mexico overwater bungalows in the Caribbean including the best overwater bungalows in Mexico that are all inclusive and the best overwater bungalows in Mexico on the beach.

FYI, while there are no overwater bungalows in Cancun, Mexico, there are some close by in Playa del Carmen.

Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suites at Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

The luxurious overwater bungalows at Rosewood Mayakoba are set over a stunning emerald-green lagoon and include private plunge pools, spacious furnished terraces, a king bed and walk-in closet, a separate dining area, a spa-like bathroom with a garden, and fabulous views.

The best overwater bungalows in Mexico for adults only, the Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suites are elegantly furnished and also include personal butler service and 24-hour room service. Guests enjoy fresh fruit and bottled water daily, a complimentary bottle of mezcal, and in-room tea and coffee.

The 5-star Rosewood Mayakoba resort is known for its elaborate network of canals carved through limestone, linking the natural lagoons and mangrove forests. Guests take a boat through the lagoon to their overwater bungalow, making you feel fully immersed in the tropical setting.

When you’re ready to explore the rest of the grounds, you’ll find a gorgeous beach, the Rosewood Spa, a golf course, six infinity pools, nature trails, a fitness center, a dive and watersports center, and eight restaurants and bars including oceanfront options and a food truck cantina by the pool.

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma, Playa del Carmen

El Dorado Maroma by Karisma introduced the first overwater bungalows in Mexico in 2016. The Palafitos Overwater Bungalows are set right over the turquoise waters of beautiful Maroma Beach, one of the best beaches in the world.

These all-inclusive overwater bungalows feature incredible views from the large deck and private infinity pool, as well as direct access to the water, glass floor panels, full butler service, a romantic outdoor shower, an indoor hot tub for two, a minibar, and exclusive beach beds.

Your stay includes onsite activities like yoga and nonmotorized watersports, nightly entertainment, all meals, nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, WiFi, taxes and tips, and roundtrip airport transfers.

This luxury resort also offers the Náay Spa, which offers treatments utilizing traditional Mayan herbal practices and the antioxidant-rich Maroma Beach sea moss; three infinity pools; a tennis court; and a fitness center with sauna and steam room. Six restaurants serve a wide variety of cuisines with marvelous ocean views, and there are multiple bars including three swim-up bars.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen

Some of the newest Mexico overwater bungalows in the Caribbean can be found at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. This eco-friendly resort sits on a stunning white beach but the overwater bungalows are nestled along a lagoon and feature large sun decks, heated infinity pools overlooking the water, an outdoor tub, complimentary bicycles, and private butler service.

This 5-star luxury resort is located in a private gated community and also features a championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, swanky spa, fitness center, kids’ club, tennis courts, and yoga.

Guests can also take excursions to explore the area’s attractions, such as cenotes and Mayan ruins. There are 11 restaurants including spots on the beach, in the jungle, and along the lagoon serving a range of international options, a romantic dinner experience onboard a traditional trajinera, and a unique sunset dinner cruise through the resort’s canals.

Akalki Overwater Bungalows

Located in the magical town of Bacalar just off the Caribbean coast about two hours south of Tulum, the Akalki Hotel offers the best overwater bungalows in Mexico for families (although couples will love them too).

The private and serene Lagoon Villas are set on the pristine water of Lake Bacalar, known as the Lagoon of Seven Colors. They feature a large deck on the water with sunbeds, a king-sized bed, a daybed/sofa, and a spa-like bathroom.

A continental breakfast is included each morning. You’ll also enjoy a yoga mat, beach bag, and sandals for use during your stay; organic bath products; luxe bedding with 350-thread-count sheets and feather alternative pillows; and Wifi.

These overwater bungalows hold up to three people and are significantly less expensive than the others on this list, making them a great option for small families.

On the beautiful grounds you’ll find a restaurant serving locally sourced holistic meals, a bar, a spa, and a temple. The resort has a wellness focus and offers a variety of activities including yoga, meditation, paddleboarding, and healing ceremonies. It’s also near archaeological sites, cenotes, and a historic town for those who like to go exploring.

Now that you’ve read our list of the 4 best Mexico overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!


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