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Water Bungalows

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Water Bungalows

Hi, Can anyone tell me why i cant seem to find anywhere in the seychelles which has a water bugalow/over water villa accomodation as seen all the time in the maldives? Is this due to rough water?

We are looking at the seychelles for part of our honeymoon in july 2008 but are being swayed to the maldives for the over water accomodation.

Can anyone help?


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nic+gary I got married their in Oct 2001 and i didnt see any water bungalows

Frank from Northampton small world a ?

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I have never seen an over water bungalow there either, but to be honest its all the better for it. I've been to the South Pacific and stayed in one and they are lovely, but they do blot the landscape a bit if there are two many of them. I doubt its to do with the water in the seychelles, more likely planning restrictions. I've never been to the Maldives so can't comment, but the Seychelles is like a bounty advert and the main islands are much larger than the maldives so there is plenty to see and do. Lots of luxury options in the seychelles and I would not let the lack of over water bungalows put you off. They are a nice thing to try and I'm glad I did but I started to get a bit of cabin fever after four nights in one, despite it being the largest hotel room I've ever stayed in. I much perfer a beach bungalow as you are steps from the ocean and its nice to catch a sunsrise with sand between your toes. I kind of missed that in an OWB.

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I have never seen of heard of any in the Seychelles. I am sure they would have to do with weather conditions and the fact that they are not as lagoon inclosed as the south pacific islands. To be honest with you I think they would be a waste of money there since you don't have the same type of view as in Borab Bora etc. After spending a couple of days in one...and getting that out of my system I always now prefer a beach bungalow. Saves on the $$$$ and you are just as close to the water.

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Just a comment to the earilier message...

I stayed in both beach & water villas and I regret wasting my time in the beach villas. Yes, it is expensive, but definitely worth the money... I would go water bungalow all the way (at least in Maldives...)

I think it's a definitely a personal preference, so I encourage everyone to experience both before they make a decision...

I know this is not appropriate for Seychelles.. but I felt so strongly about water villas, I felt obligated to write my two cents.

Don't mean anything bad to you Huahine..

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Hi Nic & Gary

Went to the Seychelles last year and travelled around a bit, and then went to the Maldives in November. I couldn't find any over water rooms in the Seychelles. A few beach bungalows that were really nice. Jackie at my local travel agent specialises in that area of the world, booked with her quite a bit, and I recommended her to some one on here a few weeks back, and she gave her a glowing report as well. ! Give her an email. Her web site is www.destinationindianocean.co.uk

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