Maldives, Bora Bora and Tahiti—these are all high on our list of dream trips, especially since their luxury hoteliers are the O.G. pioneers of overwater accommodations. But factor in a couple thousand dollars on your flight and 15- to 20-plus hours up in the air, and you'll find the allure wanes a bit.
That’s why we couldn’t be more thrilled that resorts in Belize, Mexico, St. Lucia and more have jumped on the overwater bungalow bandwagon. A couple hundred bucks and only a couple hours to get to these desirable destinations? Consider our bags packed.
With stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters, swanky suites and villas raised over schools of exotic fish, there’s no time like the present to book a vacay to one of these gems. The best part? Even if you’re not into swimming (or getting your hair wet, no judgement), you can still be *on the water* without ever having to dip a toe in the water. Genius.