The Best Maldives Beach Villas for Large Groups

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Updated June, 2024

There are plenty of reasons to pick the Maldives, from exceptional beaches and unbeatable marine life to some jaw-droppingly luxury hotels. These beachfront houses, equipped with every imaginable amenity, are your perfect palatial residences, designed for making extraordinary memories with your family or friends. Plus, they offer access to the most pristine beaches away from the crowds in this popular romantic destination in the Indian ocean.

And even though at first glance the beach residences may seem expensive, when you break it down per room or by occupancy the prices for Maldivian luxury rentals often compare much more favorably to some of the five-star hotels in the world. And of course, you get so much more for your buck. Much more living space, the full privacy to do what you want when you want, pools, gyms, spas, 24-hour resident butler service and you won’t have to compete with your fellow vacationers for the best spot on the beach.

We have handpicked the most exclusive locations for you especially for their location on some of the best beaches in the Maldives. These 10 remain favorites — for all the right reasons.

1 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

Best Experience:   Ultimate Luxury, Over Water Villas, Privacy and Tranquillity, spa, Wildlife, swimming with mantas

Located in the Maldives' Baa Atoll archipelago and on the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is an ideal beach gateway. There are 80 private pool villas, ranging from 2,800 square feet to nearly 30,000 square feet, several of which—including our winner—are over-water. Guests can snorkel with manta rays and whale shark within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, explore uninhabited islands surrounded by reefs, cruise in solitude and more. There are also six dining and entertainment venues, an underwater restaurant and wine cellar, an over-water observatory, a dive centre, children's club and more. Set on Kihavah Huravalhi Island, the resort is 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport (VIA). READ FULL REVIEW

The largest residence on the island combines the Three Bedroom Residence and an extra Beach Pool Villa, interconnected and complete with its own expansive pool and sundeck. Perfect for extended families or groups of friends of up to 12, revel in lush, cool spaces, high-tech comforts, and a Villa Host at your beck and call. A luxurious, beachfront house featuring a private beach area, 2 private infinity swimming pools, well-appointed indoor and outdoor spaces and 3 comfortable bedrooms

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2 OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All Inclusive Resort - ROYAL RESERVE

Best Experience for:   Couples and Families, groups, Spa, activities, Diving, house reef snorkeling

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort is a beautiful island ideal for couples and families looking for hassle-free holiday experience in the Maldives. Expansive white beaches and turquoise waters are just 20 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, with a 24-hour butler service, private pools in each villa and spacious rooms, OZEN Reserve is truly a luxe escape. Surrounded by a gorgeous natural reef and turquoise waters, the private island resort exudes elegance, style, and timeless sophistication. From fabulous overwater villas with slides to exotic fine dining and ice skating by the beach, every experience is meticulously crafted to indulge you with an unforgettable getaway. READ FULL REVIEW

Located in the tranquil southern part of the island, the most exclusive accommodation is the Royal RESERVE with a main ‘Sanctuary’ and two Guest Villas – with dramatic Indian Ocean views from almost every corner! This private beach bungalow in Maldives features a secluded beach, spa pavilion, open-air Jacuzzi, gym, a pool, outdoor and indoor living areas, stunning bathrooms, an overwater bar, and a dedicated restaurant as well as a fully-stocked professional kitchen with a wine cellar. Separate service quarters can accommodate up to four staff. The Sanctuary – The host of the Royal RESERVE will enjoy the main Sanctuary (530 sqm) which features its own living area and is fitted out with a state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen™ sound system including oversized flat-screen TVs. It also includes a private gym equipped by Life Fitness™ and a private spa pavilion. Bathroom facilities comprise a Jacuzzi (seating 6) with in-built TV and a deep soaking Kelly Hoppen™ bathtub.

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3 The Nautilus Maldives - Two-Bedroom Beach Residence with Private Pool

Best Experience:   New Ultra Luxury Resort in Baa Atoll, gourmet dining, activities, swimming with mantas

New bohemian luxury, The Nautilus Maldives is a highly exclusive, fully private resort of 26 beach and ocean houses. A privately-owned island in the heart of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus Maldives will be opening in January 2019 with the serious ambition of being noted as one of the leading luxury resorts in the world. A refuge beyond the bounds of time and expectations, where every moment is tailored to you. A celebration of the individual spirit, The Nautilus gives you space – to share, to meet, to be yourself and to shape your own personal journey. And, most of all, to celebrate the people you’re with, in any way you choose.

As a best Maldives island resort, The Nautilus features two exquisite two-bedroom Beach Residences (one house facing the south and an other the north) that are the perfect beach home for family or friends. With one bedroom and living areas downstairs – including living room, dining room and powder room, and a spacious master bedroom upstairs, it ensures indulgent privacy and escape. Bespoke furnishings and curated objets d’art create a chic and cozy ambience, while panoramic ocean views stream into every room. A private sundeck and azure pool sprawl out from each residence across white, powder-fine sands. READ FULL REVIEW

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4 Amilla Maldives - The Great Beach Residence

Best Experience for:  Family vacation, Couples, Dining, Diving, Spa, Celebs

Featuring more flexible approach to tropical island luxury, Amilla Fushi offers a luxurious 'The Island of Surprises' for both couples and families in the Maldives. The resort has so much to offer, from high design and inventive dining options, to stylish villas and amazing snorkelling and diving. Located in the Baa atoll, UNESCO Biosphere reserve, Amilla Fushi has been recognised as the leading family resort in Maldives in 2018.

The Great Beach Residence - Polished teakwood floors, custom-made furnishings, calm, curated spaces – a home with a difference on the shores of Amilla Fushi. Blessed by ocean breezes and tickled by the tides, an absolute waterfront palace, the only one of its kind. Two levels of luxury island living – master suites bathed in ocean views. An enclosed garden courtyard with dining under the palms and a 20-metre pool whose blues challenge those of the seas. A Jacuzzi on the deck. A pool table on the patio. Plenty of games inside and a world of adventure right at the doorstep. READ FULL REVIEW

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5 Naladhu Private Island Maldives - The Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

Best Experience for:  quiet and private, honeymoon, gourmet dining, activities

Naladhu in the Anantara's Maldives chain - the most secluded resort. Meaning "a beautiful island," the description is rather modest, given what he offers. With high levels of privacy, first of all guests are accommodated in ultra elegant 20 spacious beachfront and ocean facing houses instead of ordinary water villas or bungalows. In November 2021 Naladhu Private Island in the Maldives has reopened its doors with a new look after a complete redesign by New York-based designer Yuji Yamazaki. READ FULL REVIEW

The public areas and all 20 Houses at the resort were refurbished during a six-month closure. Among the updates, the resort’s top suite, the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, now has a 68-foot private beach. The Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, spanning 6,458 square feet, benefits from both sunrise and sunset views, with its pool and large deck facing the ocean, along with loungers, al fresco dining area and swing. Its new private beach, also with a beach cabana, offers direct access to the lagoon.

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6 Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives: KANIFUSHI RESIDENCE

Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, Groups, Vegetarians, Activities, All-Inclusive

Atmosphere Kanifushi is a premium all inclusive Maldives resort with generous Kanifushi Plan™, that provides an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday – dining experiences, activities, free transfers and amenities in some of the largest entry-level beach villas in the Maldives. Everything is included in ONE price! Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll within a 30-minute scenic seaplane jorney from Male Airport, the 5* star resort offers 172 stand-alone beach and water villas with private pools featuring luxurious living spaces with an emphasis on Maldivian interiors and eight dining options including signature Just VEG is the first pure vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives. At Atmosphere Kanifushi, guests can enjoy an array of complimentary activities ranging from excursions, sunset fishing, snorkelling and non-motorised water sports. A luxury spa, PADI dive centre, kids club, fully-equipped gym and a flood-lit tennis court is also available. READ FULL REVIEW

A dream family hideaway amidst pristine beach and towering palms. Complete with a living cum dining room with a pantry, an entertainment room, and two bedrooms – a master bedroom, a kids bedroom with twin beds and an attached nanny’s bedroom. This sprawling residence with extra privacy is ideal for large families, groups who want to share a common space, and multi-generational travelers. Designed to delight, the standout 115 m² free form swimming pool comes with elevated sofa seating, semi-submerged sun loungers and a shallow kids area. A spacious wooden deck with table seating and a Maldivian swing create the perfect chilled out spot for family moments.

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7 Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa: Two-Bedroom Beach Residence with Pool

Best Experience for:  Honeymoon, Family vaction, House reef snorkeling, diving

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa - the perfect island retreat in the Maldives, is located in the northern Haa Alifu Atoll. An exclusive all-suite Maldives resort for those who demand genuine luxury and the utmost in privacy. Beachside or over the water villas and the associated privacy levels offered are the hallmark of this award winning destination, which boasts some of the largest beachfront villas in the Maldives. Gourmands, foodies and food lovers alike can indulge in an award winning culinary experience. Wellbeing is a core part of the Hideaway experience, with the divine Hideaway Spa offering a range of treatments for rejuvenation and relaxation. The abundance of fish life around this Maldives resort is second to none, making it a prime location for snorkelling and scuba diving. The perfect Maldives retreat, Hideaway offers the utmost in romance and is one of the preferred destinations for those celebrating their honeymoon. Families are very welcome at Hideaway, with an extensive Kids Club available to help keep young travellers entertained during their stay. READ FULL REVIEW

Capable of accommodating 6 guests the Two-Bedroom Beach Residence with Pool at Hideaway is a luxury villa perfect for that all-important family time, away from the outside world. Enjoy splashing in your private infinity pool or, just a few steps across the white sandy beach you can swim in the impossibly blue lagoon. The master bedroom has its own dressing room and connected bathroom, complete with jacuzzi bathtub. The second bedroom also comes with its own en-suite bathroom. Both bedrooms have direct access to the pool and deck area. Included with the villa are the services of a Personal Butler who will attend to your needs and help make it a family holiday to remember.

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8 Dusit Thani Maldives | Three-bedroom Beach Residence

Best Experience:   Water Villas, for Couples, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Mantas Watching

If the idea to stay on the Maldives in a Thai-style hotel raises your eyebrows, think about what it gives you. The warm hospitality of Thailand in an unprecedented luxury setting: two of the best aspects of an Asian luxury trip in one magnificent package. Located on Mudhdhoo island in Baa Atoll, the Maldives' first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani seduces guests with pearly white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush vegetation and a fantastic house reef with one of the most abundant marine life in the Maldives.

With the ultimate in luxury the Three-bedroom Beach Residence at Dusit Thani Maldives is your palatial sanctuary. A master king bedroom on the first level of the central villa opens on to a private terrace, complete with sun loungers from which to enjoy unspoilt ocean views. A second twin bedroom is privately tucked away on the ground floor, adjacent to an oversize living area. Replete with cosy furniture, an LED TV and a BOSE Sound System, the living area opens on to a verandah by the pool with a dining area for 6 guests. A tropical courtyard connects the central villa to a neighbouring detached villa which features its own plunge pool, beach pavilion, semi open air bathroom with rain shower and king size bedroom. READ FULL REVIEW

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9 COMO Maalifushi

Best Experience for:  Ultra-luxury, Families, Groups, Couples, Wellness, Surfing, Diving

A beautiful pearl in the pristine corner of the Maldives, the magnificent COMO Maalifushi is a state-of-the-art resort built for lovers of sun, wellness and scuba diving. With multi-bedroom overwater villas and suites with private pools, the 5-star resort is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where whale shark sightings are common. Slip into the blue from your water villa, explore the best coral reefs in the world or enjoy quality, first-class food at this luxury resort. READ FULL REVIEW

The two-storey, four-bedroom COMO Residence combines endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room and full kitchen. The sundeck is completed with loungers and furniture–suitable for private dining, with butler service included.

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10 Jumeirah Maldives

Best Experience for:   An ultra Luxury, Couples, Families, Diving, Spa

Jumeirah Maldives is an all-villa luxury island resort surrounded by turquoise waters of the North Male Atoll, easily reachable by speedboat or seaplane from Male Airport. This intimate resort is ripe with eye-catching architecture and ocean-inspired interiors. Its idyllic location offers privacy for romantic getaways, a blissful island retreat for friends and family and experiences to suit the more active traveller.

Three Bedroom Beach Residence with Private Pool is a high-life residence for family or friends, this is the three bedroom villa where South Beach style meets inspired island elegance - and opens on to your own secluded view of sun-dazed sand and sea. If luxury is defined by space, then these showstopper residences just raised the bar - with a footprint of 680 sq.m. including a 389 sq.m. indoor living space. Your own spacious, private haven, the villa’s innovative interior design is also boldly set far from the crowd, creating an evocative indoor-outdoor stage for imaginations to run free. A true penthouse paradise retreat, each of the four Beach Residences boasts a 14 meter pool and rooftop terrace - as well as an outside shower for a secluded experience. READ FULL REVIEW

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