We Need To Stay In These New Overwater Bungalows, Stat

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You may think there's no better way to do a beach vacation than by staying right by the water. You can wake up every morning, look out your window, and see the gorgeous blue ocean just a few feet away. But what if you could wake up and be even closer, like, say, mere inches from the surface of the sea? Now, at El Dorado Maroma's new Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, you can stay right above the water — without the forever-long flight to Fiji or another far-flung destination.

Palafitos opened last month, and boasts Mexico's very first overwater bungalow accommodations. (And make no mistake, overwater bungalows are the best bungalows.) The all-suites hotel is nestled on Riviera Maya’s Maroma Beach, which was voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world by the Travel Channel. And now you can enjoy it in a one-of-a-kind way.

Of course, a stay at a place like this doesn't come cheap. Rates start at $950 per adult, per night. It's a lot, but the cost does encompass some pretty grand all-inclusive services. Ahead, get a taste of the tranquil views, bright turquoise waters, and the luxurious amenities you'll find at Palafitos if you can make the trip. And if not, these pictures will still help you get through the week. Because, dreams.
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These 30 aquatic huts are the very first of their kind in all of Mexico.
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El Dorado Maroma is adults-only, so it's the perfect destination for a romantic escape or a bestie getaway. Relaxation is required.
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In addition to having the ocean at your fingertips, you'll also have an indoor Jacuzzi.
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Glass floors throughout each bungalow will give you a unique peek into an underwater world.
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Over the water and under that sunset. That's where we want to be.
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During your stay, you'll have all-inclusive access to the Over Water Ocean Grill & Wine Bar. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner with exceptional views of the Caribbean Sea (and into the open kitchen, if food-watching is more your speed).
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Down the boardwalk, you'll find the Náay Spa Over the Ocean. There, actual ocean proximity makes those water-sounds spa soundtracks unnecessary.
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Anyone up for a relaxing evening dip?
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Every suite has ladder access to the water, so guests can dive — or climb — in whenever the mood strikes.
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The resort offers 24-hour room service, which is always something worth getting excited about. But room service in a room like this is straight out of a dream.
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If you ever decide to leave your private bungalow — although we certainly wouldn't blame you if you don't — there are plenty of activities, like yoga, bocce, volleyball, and kayaking just down the beach.
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Each suite has its own private infinity pool that gives the illusion of extending right into the ocean.
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