When you imagine a tropical vacation, what comes to mind? For us, it’s an overwater bungalow, a thing of beauty from both a design and scenic perspective. French Polynesia—well, more specifically three Californians in this paradisiacal place—may have invented the iconic structure, 50 years ago, but today you can find them all over the globe. From the Maldives to Jamaica, these are the picturesque “floating” properties that belong on your honeymoon shortlist.
Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
The Maldives may be home to two thirds of the overwater bungalows in the world, but Cheval Blanc Randheli stands out for its proclivity towards all things posh. Owned by LVMH—purveyors of prestige brands like Louis Vuitton and Moët Chandon—and designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy (whose portfolio also includes the Aman properties) the 46-villa maison leads in luxury. Expect private seaplane transfers, haute cuisine from three-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, and Guerlain spa treatments. [Read more…] about 13 of the Most Breathtaking Overwater Bungalows in the World