Sandals Unveils Gorgeous Overwater Bungalows

Sandals has built new overwater bungalows in Jamaica with plans to expand.

Akil Wingateby Akil Wingate

Sandalsthe luxury resort brand long synonymous with dreamy getaways, has upped its design game, taking a page from the bungalow resorts  in the South Pacific.

Montego Bay has finally gotten five overwater bungalows with 12 more to come in February. Overwater bungalows are typically luxury kitted residences stabilized over the open waters. The challenges Sandals faced with bringing the bungalows to Jamaica were many: hurricanes, rough waters, and developing a strong and sturdy design that could withstand these natural threats.

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The bungalows are hoisted on concrete and steel pilings. The inaugural suites are spacious double occupancy bungalows sitting above water that runs no deeper than 5 feet at most. As for rough waters, the bungalows are only a short water taxi ride from the island resort.

Sandals plans 12 bungalows for February. Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.

Sandals plans 12 bungalows for February. Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.

As you can imagine, Sandals is riding a wave of popularity with these newest additions to their resort collection. The bungalows are sold out through 2018. The double occupancy bungalows run for $1500 a night per person. The soon to be unveiled single occupancy bungalows will be available for $1300 a night.