A stay in an overwater bungalow in Mexico might sound the ultimate romantic vacation. So much so that most people imagine overwater bungalows would be strictly for adults only, but this is not the case.
It needs to be stressed though that even if the resorts, and their overwater bungalows, are family friendly you will rarely encounter children in the overwater bungalow section.
Nevertheless, if you really want to be sure of a child free bungalow experience, here are our choices for the best strictly adults only overwater bungalows & water villas in Mexico in 2022.
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Overwater Bungalows in Mexico - An Overview.
Mexico has only has three resorts with overwater bungalows/water villas - Palafitos El Dorado, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba.
So not a lot to choose from and strangely enough all three overwater bungalow resorts are just a couple of miles away from each other in the upmarket resort town of Playa del Carmen, equidistance between Tulum and Cancun.
All are also really fabulous 5 Star resorts though and thus very suited to play host to Mexico's only overwater bungalows.
It's obviously difficult for us to judge which resort is the best overall as all have extremely high standards. The overwater bungalows equally so - it will come down to your own personal sense of aesthetic.
We though did prefer the Palafitos overwater bungalows only because they strayed less from the traditional Pacific vibe that we have grown to like.
Others though will prefer the sleek modernism of the Rosewood’s or the Banyan Tree’s overwater bungalows.
It’s a tough call, but I guess you could have worse things to do today than having to choose between three of The Mayan Riviera's, and Mexico’s, classiest resorts!
Rosewood & Banyan Tree Mayakoba’s line up alongside the edge of a lagoon, while the Palafitos overwater bungalows are just off shore.
Palafitos El Dorado is all inclusive and the entire resort is adults only. Rosewood Mayakoba is a family friendly resort but their overwater bungalows are strictly adults only. Banyan Tree Mayakoba is family friendly, both the resort in general and the overwater bungalows.
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