A classic feature of overwater bungalows is the private pool, most usually an infinity pool, on the terrace overlooking the ocean.
Some may consider this an unnecessary feature - a pointless extravagance - seeing as you probably have some of the world's most inviting waters just feet below you already.
The pool isn't trying to compete with the ocean though. The first thing a private pool has, which the ocean doesn't, is a raised view of the ocean. A lovely aesthetic that looks particularly good in photos.
The second is that no matter how private the section of the sea surrounding your bungalow may be it can never be fully secluded. The private pool though is tucked away on the terrace, thereby hidden from the view of your fellow guests.
Here then are our choices for the best overwater bungalows & water villas with private pool in Antigua and Barbuda in 2021.
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Over Water Bungalows in Antigua:
There is but one resort in Antigua with overwater accommodation and that is The Royalton, a luxury, all inclusive adults only resort, recently (2021) acquired by the Marriott hotel chain.
The location is ultra convenient, being less than a half an hour from St. Johns and the international airport.
Their overwater bungalows are spacious at 1442 square feet and are filled with luxury features. Their terrace areas being particularly nice with infinity plunge pools, overwater hammocks and direct access to the dreamy waters beneath.
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