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Dreams really do come true… in the form of these mind-blowing overwater bungalows! Whether you’re daydreaming at work right now or planning your next bucket list adventure, this list is the tropical time-out you need from real life. Here are 10 larger-than-life overwater getaways that take “ocean view” to the next level!

Le Meridien Bora Bora in French Polynesia

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Bora Bora is the definition of paradise for a lot of people, and it’s easy to see why! The vivid turquoise waters are almost too gorgeous to be real. With Mount Otemanu setting the perfect backdrop, you may want to drop everything and make one of these bungalows your new home sweet home.

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Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica

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Is this real life? It can be, if you head to Jamaica! Soak up that Caribbean sun from the luxury of your very own private sun deck… or from your own over-the-water hammock… or from your private infinity pool. Did I mention all of these are only inches —mere inches! – away from the ocean?

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Cocoa Island by COMO in the Maldives

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This private resort in the Maldives features overwater villas shaped like traditional dhoni boats used by the local fishermen. If that doesn’t immediately check off about 3 or 4 bucket list items, then we need to work on revising your bucket list, my friend. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Lagen Island Resort in the Philippines

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If you’re looking to stay in the Philippines, this is the way to do it! Literally in the midst of an island sanctuary, there’s no shortage of natural attractions to choose from. Hike through the forest, take up birdwatching, explore the mangroves, or just sit back and relish the incredible scenery.

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Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji

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These spacious bungalows are nestled in the middle of the pristine Likuliku Lagoon, home to a protected marine sanctuary. With direct access to the ocean from the balcony, you can dive right in and explore the vibrant underwater world waiting right outside your doorway.

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Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge in Panama

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Eco-conscious travelers needn’t look any further. Known for their cutting-edge methods of sustainable management, this resort gives nature lovers the opportunity to become one with their environment in a responsible way. Here you can appreciate nature’s beauty without impacting it!

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Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia

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Picture yourself on a peaceful, private island surrounded by lush untouched rainforest and pristine white sand beaches. And if that doesn’t sound dreamy enough, just wait until you see the overwater villas. Styled after traditional Malaysian architecture, these perfectly perched accommodations are beyond enchanting.

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Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in French Polynesia

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Would you rather have a sunrise or sunset view from your decadent overwater bungalow? After making tough decisions like this, you can melt away the stress at the Moorea Lagoon Spa. Pamper yourself with zen-inducing spa treatments inspired by Tahitian techniques for the ultimate in relaxation.

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam

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The majestic backdrop is truly what sets this property apart. Towering rock formations blend seamlessly into the villas, so you feel like you’re actually part of the landscape. Snorkeling is only a hop, skip, and a jump away. Meaning you’ll hop out of bed, skip outside and jump directly into the bay’s gorgeous blue waters!

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Soneva Jani in the Maldives

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Saving the best for last, this resort is the king of all overwater bungalows. It’s more like an overwater dream-house complete with retractable roof, private pool, catamaran nets, and a second-story waterslide leading straight into the ocean! The largest villa has three bedrooms, a study, AND a fitness room. This mind-bloggling slice of heaven is the height of luxury, hands down.

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After seeing so many incredible ocean escapes, now’s about the time you start to feel major wanderlust kicking in… I’m right there with you! Which of these overwater bungalows made it on to your bucket list? Share in the comment section below!

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