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Stay in an incredible over-water bungalow with glass floors in Jamaica

A seaside resort in Jamaica has unveiled a series of eye-catching over-water bungalows that allow guests to sleep in luxury accommodation right on the water.

The bungalows have been constructed around a dock in the shape of a heart.
The bungalows have been constructed around a dock in the shape of a heart. Image by Sandals

Located at Sandals South Coast in Whitehouse, Jamaica, the twelve bungalows are arranged around a wooden dock in a heart formation, and merge modern design elements with palapa-style architecture. Officially opened on 15 December, the outside of the bungalows include soaking tubs for two, an over-the-water hammock, an outdoor shower and a suspended platform with a swim-up section, while the inside of the bungalows include see-through glass floors with views of the turquoise ocean, a king-size bed and a spa-style bathroom. At night-time the water is illuminated with special lighting beneath the glass floors, and a personalised butler and 24-hour room service are also available.

Latitudes Bar, featuring cantilevered hammocks and ocean views.
Latitudes Bar, featuring cantilevered hammocks and ocean views. Image by Sandals

The accommodation is not the only over-water experience available at the resort. Guests can also have a drink at Latitudes Bar, which features special cantilevered hammocks and ocean views, while the Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel on the site is available for ceremonies. Over-water bungalows in a slightly different style and design are also available at two other Sandals locations, Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Royal Caribbean.

The Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel with glass floors.
The Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel with glass floors. Image by Sandals

More information on booking the over-water bungalows is available at the official Sandals website.