A stay in an overwater bungalow in the Caribbean is the ultimate romantic vacation. So much so that most people imagine overwater bungalows are strictly for adults only, but this is not always guaranteed to be the case.
If you really want to be sure of a child free vacation experience, here are our choices for the best strictly adults only overwater bungalows in the Caribbean in 2021.
Some of these resorts are entirely adults only whereas at others only the overwater bungalow section will be adults only. You can check on their individual listing pages.
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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 (brand new in 2021) 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.
Check out our full reviews below plus lots of photos, booking information etc. - all you need to know.