Greek resort has overwater bungalows that are cheaper than you’d expect

Facebook / Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa

Bungalows perched over the water in a tropical location are the height of luxury. At the Stella Island Resort in Crete, Greece, you can take part in this sophisticated travel experience for way less than you’d probably expect. The villas at this resort are actually situated over a pool, not the ocean, but the look is pretty close to the real thing. Plus, your photos could easily be deceiving!

Overwater bungalows are an architectural style that you’d typically see in the Maldives, but at a much higher price per night. At Stella Island Resort, you can book a villa with a private deck with a hammock over the water for just $233 per night.

The adults-only hotel opened in 2017 and has 225 rooms. Located on the picturesque Greek island of Crete, the resort features a spa, an indoor heated swimming pool, several on-site restaurants and a fitness center.

Stella Island Resort

In addition to a standard overwater bungalow, the resort also offers a grand overwater bungalow with a jacuzzi, an island villa with a private pool, a luxury swim-up room, a premium swim-up room and a premium pool view room. You can get more information and pricing here.

Check out these guests enjoying their bungalow in this photo posted to Facebook by the resort:

These aerial shots are simply stunning:

The interior of the bungalow looks cozy and inviting:

This circular lounge area in the middle of the pool looks like the perfect place to indulge in a lazy afternoon:

The coronavirus pandemic means that international travel is not possible for many at this time. At the start of the summer, Greece was offering cheap flights to entice tourists — even those who would have to quarantine upon arrival — to give their economy a boost. Now, U.S. citizens are not allowed to enter Greece (the country is currently only allowing visitors from fellow E.U. countries). However, this is the perfect destination to add to your vision board for that happy day when travel is once again safe!

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