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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:42 pm

Hi everyone! Do you call the wooden walkway and houses in the following link "beach bridge" and "beach huts"?

https://www.virtuoso.com/destinations/a ... V5ZK4SGPZ4

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:20 pm

Yes to 'beach huts' (or 'beach cabins').

I would call the wooden path a (suspended) boardwalk or (as you also called it) a wooden walkway.
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Post by tony h » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:15 pm

I am going to disagree with "beach hut". A Beach hut, is to my mind, a variant of the bathing machine http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-diGTOLqZLFw/T ... es0001.jpg. A simple small space to preserve the modesty and enjoy some security whilst enjoying the beach for a few hours. These, in the pictures, seem more likely to provide proper accommodation for a few nights. If the accommodation was quite rough and ready I might, being English, call them cabins. I think the American use of the word may allow for a greater range of luxury. Being single-story and quite luxurious I would call them bungalows.

Then I thought look up an advert and found this https://www.overwaterbungalows.net/luxu ... e-maldives.

Yep. "Luxury water villas" seems ok to me.
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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:33 pm

Erik and tony h: Thank you two so so much.
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