A staple of the luxury hotel scene in French Polynesia, there is nothing like looking at images of over-the-water bungalows floating above turquoise waters in faraway lands to induce wanderlust.

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As you can imagine, most reside in the waters of the Pacific, but there are several surprises including one in Brazil, Cambodia, Canada and Malaysia. Here are 36 of the world’s finest:

Anantara Veli Resort, MaldivesAnantara Veli Resort

Anthonys Keys Resort, HondorasAnthonys Key Resort - Bay Islands, Hondoras

Ayada Resort, MaldivesAyada Resort - Maldives

Cayo Espanto, BelizeCayo Espanto - Belize

Cocoa Island by Como, MaldivesCocoa Isla nd by Como - Maldives

Coconuts Beach Club, SamoaCoconuts Beach Club - Somoa

Coral Lodge, PanamaCoral Lodge - Panama

El Nido Lagen Island, PhilippinesEl Nido Lagen Island - Philippines

Flamingo Bay Water Lodge, MozambiqueFlamingo Bay Water Lodge - Mozambique

Four Seasons, French PolynesiaFour Seasons Bora Bora - French Polynesia

Gili Lankanfushi, MaldivesGili Lankanfushi - Maldives

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort, French PolynesiaHilton Nui Bora Bora

Hotel Maitai, French PolynesiaHotel Maitai Bora bora

Hotel Melia Cayo Coca, CubaHotel Melia Cayo Coca - Cuba

Hotel Palafitte, SwitzerlandHotel Palafitte - Switzerland

King Pacific Lodge, CanadaKing Pacific Lodge - Canada

Le Meridien, French PolynesiaLe Meridian

Le Taha’s Island Resort & Spa, French PolynesiaLe Taha'a Island Resort & Spa - Tahaa, French Polynesia

Mango Creek Lodge, HondurasMango Creek Lodge - Roatan, Honduras

Misool Eco Resort, IndonesiaMisool Eco Resort - Indonesia

Moorea La Ora Beach Resort, French PolynesiaMoorea La Ora Beach Resort - French Polynesia

Moorea Lagoon Resort, French PolynesiaMoorea

Pangkor Laut Resort, MalaysiaOver the water bungalow

Rosewood Maya Koba, MexicoRosewood Maya Koba - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Six Senses Laamu, MaldivesSix Sences Laamu - Maldives

Song Saa Private Island, CambodiaSong Saa Private Island - Koh Ouen, Cambodia

St Georges Caye Resort, BelizeSt Georges Caye Resort - Belize

Thlasso Spa & Resort, GreeceThalasso Spa & Resort

Thatch Caye, BelizeThatch Caye - Belize

The Golden Palm Tree, MalaysiaThe Golden Palm Tree - Sepang, Malaysia

The One & Only, MaldivesThe One & Only - Reethi Resort, Maldives

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, French PolynesiaTikehau Pearl Beach Resort - Tikehau, French Polynesia

Uacari Floating Lodge, BrazilUacari Floating Lodge - Amazon, Brazil

Viceroy Resort, MaldivesViceroy Resort - Maldives

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