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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Wayland

Stay in an Over Water Bungalow

Over-water resort accommodations are few and far between; I'm going to tell you where you can find them and how they compare.

Over water bungalows, as they are called in the islands of Tahiti, are typically very Polynesian and simplistic in style, other than a number of brands that put the wow into the bathing areas. These overwater bungalows in Tahiti were made for romantic couples. The biggest decision you will have to make on your vacation is "do I want my water shallow or deep under my overwater bungalow?" In Tahiti, breakfast is included daily.

Both Caribbean and Mexico over-water bungalows boast the fact that they are all-inclusive, so all meals and drinks-both alcoholic and non-alcoholic are included.

Sandals resorts offer over water suites in two different areas of Jamaica - in Montego Bay, very near the airport, which is great for short stays; and on the South Coast, a couple of hours from the airport, a scenic drive over the mountains.Sandals overwater suites are ultra luxurious and go for about $2,500 per night. And they sell out well in advance, so if you haven't yet booked your Valentines getaway, book now for NEXT year!

Mexicos Karisma overwater palafitos are more service oriented, and focus on gourmet, farm-to-table dining. The over-water palafitos are located just 45 minutes South of Cancun on famed Maroma beach.

We have both a romance travel section and exotic travel section where we will be featuring the over-water bungalows, at the Grand Opening of our Travel Showroom we call The Travel Hub, happening this Sunday, February 11 from 1-3pm in the Main Street mall in St. Joseph. [Car dealer story] We plan to host entertaining, engaging, and educational travel events regularly at The Travel Hub, so if you can't make it this Sunday from 1-3, please visit us another time in St. Joseph or online at We currently have a Disney and Family Fun Travel event, river cruise event, Hawaii, and Africa events scheduled between Now and April. We have "Worldly Wednesday 'Hangouts at the Hub' from 6-8pm every second Wednesday of each month" and you'll love our 8am "buzz at the Hub" tavel talks every 1st and third Thursday of the month where we highlight a destination. You can share your experience if you've been there, or ask questions about an upcoming trip.

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