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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