Resorts with Overwater Bungalows in Mexico? There are only four!
Mexico is of course enormously popular with American tourists but only four of its many resorts have overwater bungalows, and they are: Palafitos El Dorado, Rosewood Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Akalki Hotel
Where can I find them?Strangely enough three out of four of these 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, which of course has a huge number of flights from most major U.S. cities.
The other, Akalki Hotel, is way more off the beaten track, at the far south of Riviera Maya near Chetumal and the border with Belize.
Are they luxury resorts?The three overwater bungalow resorts in Playa Del Carmen are 5-star luxury - some of the very best in the Mexico in fact. Akalki is something of a luxury resort in its own right but more rustic, low-key and basic.
Are the overwater bungalows all-inclusive?Only one of them, Palafitos El Dorado, is all inclusive.
Are the overwater bungalows for adults only?Palafitos El Dorado's entire resort is adults only. Rosewood Mayakoba is a family friendly resort but their overwater bungalows are for adults only. Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Alkalki are both family friendly, both their resorts in general and their overwater bungalows.
Sounds nice! But what are the prices like?The three in Playa Del Carmen are super luxury resorts and with prices to match. Budget at least $1,200 USD per night for a stay in an overwater bungalow there.
Akalki is a more modest resort, with more modest prices. A stay there will generally be less than half that.
Our favorites - which overwater bungalows in Mexico did we like the most?We found it very difficult to judge which of the five star resorts is better overall but of the overwater bungalows we did prefer the Palafitos bungalows at El Dorado as they have more of that traditional Polynesian vibe we have grown to like.
We also did rather like the sleek, modernity of both Rosewood Mayakoba's and Banyan Tree Mayakoba's though, and others may certainly appreciate them more. And the Rosewood Mayakoba resort is in our opinion the best resort of the three overall.
We liked Akalki's for the same reason we liked Palafitos, and appreciated the back to nature vibe of the resort in general. They are cheaper too as mentioned, though they lack that wow factor and the location makes them somewhat inconvenient.
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