Until recently, Polynesia’s Tahiti and Bora Bora were the only tropical vacation destinations in which you could find gorgeous over-the-water bungalows in place of standard hotel and resort settings. These luxurious accommodations offered visitors private pools and sun decks, hammocks for sun tanning, and unencumbered views of the ocean from any room, from the sundeck and even through a glass floor. Butler service was the icing on the cake. Recognizing the demand for this private and unique type of accommodation in the more affordable destination of the Caribbean, Sandals debuted the first-ever Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay and recently announced the development of more, including 12 additional Over-the-Water Bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean slated to open this month – March 2017.
These gorgeous Over-the-Water Bungalows deliver complete immersion of the fine turquoise waters and rich marine life below. Glass vision floor panels and lit water ensure guests can enjoy undersea views at any time. Couples can also admire the beauty of the ocean from their private outdoor Tranquillity Soaking Tub for two or from their over-water hammocks.
Every bungalow captures the height of luxury with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds adorned with soft linens and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience. Inside, each bungalow is also equipped with a smart TV and a large ceiling fan to stay cool while enjoying fresh Caribbean breezes. The bathrooms are equipped with his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Outside, the private patio is also equipped with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two.
Beyond the views, guests staying in the newly debuted bungalows will have access to unparalleled services and exclusive amenities from 24/7 butler service, trained in accordance with the exacting service standards of the Guild of Professional Butlers, exclusive in-room dining and room service menu and direct resort access via a “Royal Duffy” luxury boat. Additional bungalow features include personal airport greeting with expedited immigration; private luxury resort transfers; welcome gift, including a branded towel set; Molton Brown bathroom amenities, free WiFi and more.
Built along a beautiful wooden, heart-shaped boardwalk, the bungalows are connected to land at Sandals Royal Caribbean’s offshore private island, Sandals Cay. An experience onto itself, the island features a newly redesigned pool with a signature pool bar; two restaurants including The Jerk Shack, offering authentic rustic cuisine and Royal Thai and capturing the flavors of the East; and a number of nestled hideaways. Located on the northern shores of Jamaica, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island a mere 10 minutes from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport.
The hotel features 227 rooms and suites and in addition to the Over-the-Water Villas and Bungalows, recently debuted newly renovated Romeo & Juliet Suites and Windsor Beachfront Club Level rooms. The Luxury Included resort also features 8 on-property restaurant and bars, with access to 12 additional 5-Star Global Gourmet dining experiences at Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Inn through Sandals Resorts’ “Stay at One, Play at Three” program.
Rates for the now open Over-the-Water Villas begin at $1,435 per person/per night, while the Over-the-Water Bungalows are available for booking ahead of the 2017 debut, with rates beginning at $1,100 per person/per night. For more information or to book these villas, please visit Sandals Over-the Water-Suites HERE.