30 Amazing Sunset Water Pool Villas in The Maldives


Best Maldives Luxury Resorts

30 Amazing Sunset Water Pool Villas in The Maldives 2020

Best Maldives Luxury Resorts


February, 2020

The Maldives is a paradise wonderland that attracts you with its sandy white beaches, sparkling waters and an incredible marine life. With such an incredible selection of the finest world-class luxury hotels no wonder that Maldives is home to the famous over-water villas. The chain of 26 natural atolls is an anchorage for 2/3 water villas in the world and staying in an over-water bungalow is one of those bucket-list items you must experienced. But with such a wide offer, it is quite difficult to make the right choice. We have gladly completed this task for you and selected the most amazing Water Pool Villas in the Maldives in particular those that enjoy the sunset.

What gives you accommodation in the Sunset Over-Water Pool Villa? The first is 100% privacy. The second it's gorgeous ocean and sunset views. Gentle waves lapping at your doorstep. Schools of fish flitting between vivid coral reefs in the glistening waters beneath your feet. Such are the pleasures of the Water Pool Villas, many of which featuring a spacious living rooms that lead to a private verandah with infinity pool, where you can indulge in the Maldivian sunshine and delight in the live aquarium before your very eyes. There’s nothing better than stepping out from your villa right into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to swim or snorkel.

So, if you made a choice in favor of a water villa, check our list of the best luxury over-water villa resorts in the Maldives.

1 Faarufushi Maldives

Faarufushi Maldives
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Best Experience:   honeymoon, beaches, water villas, diving

Faarufushi Maldives is the brand new resort by leading local resort operator Universal Resorts. Located in a pristine part of Raa Atoll, Faarufushi Maldives is a scenic 50 minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport. In an archipelago of 1,200 islands and more than 100 registered resorts, Faarufushi stands out for its distinct, minimalist architecture, authentic cultural experiences, genuinely indulgent flourishes and meticulously refined service that defies pretence. Everything that you would expect from a luxury Maldivian holiday is here; and more.

The resort opened it's door on March 2019 with 10 Beach Bungalows, 37 Beach Retreats with Pool and 39 sleek Ocean Retreat with Pool stilted over the azure lagoon of Faarufushi. Facing the sunset at the far tip of the jetty and with direct lagoon access; there are only a few of these overwater escapes. Ocean Suite with Pool has an expansive wood floors, adjoining deck with a private infinity pool and wide views over turquoise seas. Read Full Review...

2  Amilla Fushi Resort Villas & Residences

Amilla Fushi Resort Villas & Residences
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Best Experience:  Family, Couples, Dining, Diving, Spa

Featuring more flexible approach to tropical island luxury, Amilla Fushi offers a luxurious 'island home' for both couples and families in the Maldives. Younger, hipper, with a fresh and contemporary accomodation, 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, this might just be the most family friendly resort in the Maldives.

Amilla's sunset water villas with pool encapsulate the best of two worlds; over the lagoon living combined with spectacular sunset views. Admire uninterrupted panoramas from these Maldives private villas. Enjoy endless, lazy days reclining in in a lagoon hammock or floating pool bed as you soak up the blues. Inside, these contemporary villas reflect the hues of Baa Atoll. A freshwater pool and oversized daybed create a beautiful outdoor living area. Spacious over-water luxury. Pure escapism. Read Full Review

3 InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
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Best Experience:   Couples and Families, Beach, Diving, spa

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau is the first InterContinental Resort in the Maldives and one of the most exclusive InterContinental hotels in the world, welcomed its first guests in september 2019. Located in the secluded Raa atoll, InterContinental Maldives Maamanugau has 81 Villas and Residences designed to seamlessly blend with the breath-taking natural environment with a unique emphasis on sustainability and wellness. Unique and tempting dining experiences where culinary artistry is complemented by endless views of the Indian Ocean, will be found at each of the six restaurants and bars. The luxurious resort promises delights of all kinds, with detailed interiors, chic vibes and moments to cherish including exclusive and personalised butler services as well as many aqua and thrilling adventures.

Indulge in sweeping ocean views with the best sunset spot from your villa's own private deck and infinity plunge pool. Enhance your Maldives' experience with the resort's 11 Water Pool Villas (100sqm) offering sweeping ocean views with the perfect vantage point to take in a glorious sunset from your own Over-water sanctuary. Al fresco dining under the stars as you tuck into a delectable meal the private deck will only elevate your overwater experience. Read Full Review

4 Baros Maldives

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Best Experience:    Honeymoon, Beach, Spa, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Baros is a perfect getaway located in the North Kaafu Atoll only a 25-minute by speedboat from Malé Airport. Located on a beautiful private island with a crystal clear coral lagoon, Baros is a 5 * star boutique hotel in the Maldives that will surpass all of your highest fantasies of the "dream island". Surrounded by clean, warm waters and snow-white sands, with groves of coconut palms and fragrant flowers, this cozy resort is really worthy of fainting. The team is serene modern rooms (including water pool villas), fine dining, a fantastic spa, a large swimming pool and water entertainment from a luxury yacht to diving and yoga.

Facing the sunset Baros' Water Pool Villas blend the turquoise of your plunge pool blends with the blues of the lagoon. Behind the daybed on your sun-soaked veranda, a stairway descends to crystal-clear waters, the house reef ready and waiting for exploration. Life at Baros is glorious, outside and in. You will find every comfort in your private cocoon over the water – rich teak floors, comfortable furniture and luxurious bedding, a library of books and indoor games, and every modern convenience. Your tropical overwater haven gives you the perfect balance of privacy and access.  Read Full Review...

5 OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
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Best Experience:    A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort, Couples, Family, Beach

With the incredible Atmosphere INDULGENCE ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY PLAN, including diving the new OZEN by Atmosphere is a home away from home found among the paradise islands of South Male Atoll in the Maldives. Opening its doors in July 2016 - OZEN by Atmosphere offers discerning travelers an exceptional uniquely luxury all-inclusive experience. Add to that an underwater restaurant and a fabulous spa and you’ve got a winning combination. Located just 35-minutes by a Luxury speedboat (with air conditioning, Wi Fi and drinks) from Malé International Airport, on the idyllic island of Maadhoo in South Malé Atoll, OZEN brings a complete hassle-free lifestyle holiday offering, to those seeking a tranquil escape from the daily grind.

Curving along the expansive mesmeric lagoon – North of Maadhoo Island, Wind Villas with Pool are an absolutely romantic individual over-water escapes offering the discerning guest, the ULTIMATE Overwater Living experience! Facing the sunset the every villa is infused with fresh & vibrant color tones, cozy & warm interiors, a seductive bathroom with a stand-alone ellipse-shaped bathtub with an uninterrupted view of the horizon! Delightfully Sensual! Read Full Review

6 Lily Beach Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

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Best Experience:   for Couples and Families, House Reef Snorkeling, All Inclusive

Today, Lily Beach Resort and Spa ranks among the leading resorts in the country with Premium All Inclusive, which was the result of an excellent redesign and reconstruction of the hotel. The five-star Lily Beach Resort is located on the 600-metre-long and 110-metre-wide island of Huvahendhoo in South Ari Atoll. The stylish and spacious rooms have open air bathrooms with hydromassage baths, outdoor terraces with direct access to the ocean or to the beach, as well as other facilities: from sunscreen and quality toiletries to the packed mini bars and large flat-screen TVs. With its Platinum Plan, which includes far more than the traditional package of cocktails, premium brands, champagne and international culinary delights, Lily Beach offers luxury all-inclusive holidays at the highest level. Active guests can enjoy land and water sports, while couples have many romantic options and places to seclude. 

Individually designed and ultra-private, Sunset Water Suites with Pool on the western lagoon side of the island are truly the pride of the resort, each with its own individual butler service catering to your every whim. They offer uncompromising views of the ocean with an amazing private deck and direct lagoon access. A combination of natural wood flooring and white marble in the bathrooms, a four-poster king-sized bed, an oversized day-bed, a 14 sq.mts. Jacuzzi Pool and 42” LCD flat screen TV. Truly the ultimate ‘over-water' living delight! Read Full Review

7 One & Only Reethi Rah

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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Water Villas, family, beaches, spa, activities

Set on one of the largest artificial islands in North Male Atoll, the all-villa ultra-luxury One&Only Reethi Rah resort offers an unparalleled array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice.

One&Only Reethi Rah has 130 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 98 Beach Villas secluded by lush tropical greenery, and 32 Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Perched on stilts right over the blue lagoon and connected to the island by over-water walkways, Water Villas with Pools feature incredibly spacious and thoughtfully designed, each features a 40m² covered veranda, a split-level 31m² /337ft² deck and a private outdoor pool (38m²) over the lagoon. Netted, suspended-like hammocks from its edges are perfect for sunbathing and simply relaxing. Overlooking the sunset, the Water Villas with Pools are located on the beaches: Frangipani, Tapasake, Reeа beach and Sunset beach Read Full Review...

8 Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

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Best Experience: Adults Only, Beaches, Value, diving

With "adults only" policy, Veligandu, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and a long stretch of white sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Veligandu in North Ari Atoll. The resort, which is accessible by a scenic 20-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, has 76 rooms, including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas and 12 Jacuzzi Beach Villas. One of the oldest resorts in the Maldives, the fashionable (and expensive) Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is really doing well and doing everything to keep itself in modern and stylish form.

Jacuzzi Water Villas are the top category and feature personal outdoor whirlpools of wooden shutters that open up to the lagoon. The bathrooms in these rooms are equipped with large wooden frames, sliding glass doors, and you can always keep the bathrooms completely open or close. They are all beautifully and simply styled, with high pitched ceilings, whitewashed walls, kingsize beds positioned with a sea view, a white sofa, and dark polished wood floors. They all have a sundeck terrace and rooms over the lagoon have private steps into the sea. Read Full Review

9 Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

 Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
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Best Experience:  for couples, Beach, Diving

The most luxurious of Adaaran' five islands chain in the Maldives, Prestige Vadoo has 50 first class water villas, a beautiful pool, excellent dining options, and an exellent location just 15 minutes by boat from Malé Airport. With all inclusive package, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo still successfully targets the Japanese and Asian markets, although other nations are more than happy with holiday at this resort. And many Europeans love the special style and atmosphere of this unusual small island.

Set atop the crystal clear waters surrounding the atoll, guests residing at the Sunset Water Villas with Private Pool will enjoy a private gateway to the vast, beckoning ocean that encompasses them. Manta rays, stingrays, Napoleon wrasse, parrot fish and turtles swim the turquoise waters of the surrounding sea, which you’re sure to witness during your stay at Vadoo's Luxury Water Villas in Maldives. The spacious outdoor deck of your water bungalow allows you to jump straight into the glistening clear waters of the ocean. Read Full Review

10 Dusit Thani Maldives

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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. The resort villas and apartments are beautiful shelters of modern sophistication, with luxurious facilities and state os the art amenities. Fine cusine in an exotic setting is another highlight of this resort. The resort is also home to the largest infinity pool in the Maldives with an impressive of 750 square meters.

Installed along a wooden path in the western part of the island, the Ocean Villas with Pool offer the Indian Ocean as a backdrop. This tropical dream boats an oversized bathtub, indoor and outdoor lounging areas and direct access to the rich coral reef through a private deck. All rooms (180sqm) are luxuriously appointed with subtle Thai touches and framed by glass windows and doors, providing unobstructed views. Indulge in a bubble bath or spoil yourself with a dip in your own private pool hanging over the crystal waters. Read Full Review...

11 Kudadoo Maldives Private Island – Luxury All inclusive

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island – Luxury All inclusive
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Best Experience:  Couples, Luxury All Inclusive, snorkeling, diving

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, the latest addition to the portfolio of leading hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts, has officially opened. As the first top-end five-star, truly all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, Kudadoo ensures a secluded getaway purposefully crafted for the more discerning guest — all accessible by a 40-minute scenic journey aboard a private seaplane. An island defined by the philosophy ‘Freedom Reimagined’, the private island, located in the northern Lhaviyani atoll, comes alive with effortless adventures as the resort endeavours to offer anything, anytime, anywhere. Personal butlers are available 24 hours a day to assist in making this possible by facilitating authentic experiences that capture the senses. Perfect for exclusive hire, Kudadoo comprises of just 15 overwater Ocean Residences, each with a 44 sqm terrace pool. Embracing all hallmarks of luxurious living, Kudadoo holds the promise of the very best in escapism. Affording you the luxury of time, space and unhindered connections, this refuge for the soul is bound to impress even the most discerning traveller with its all-encompassing AAA experience – at Kudadoo, Anything is available, at Anytime and Anywhere. Read Full Review...

12 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

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Best Experience:  Couples, Family, Spa, Surf, Beach

Just a short boat ride from Male airport, this idyllic resort offers luxury accommodation, superb amenities, a fantastic range of activities, and of course the unrivaled Four Seasons service. Own surfing school, 2 huge landscaped swimming pools (including children's), a water sports center and a fitness room, there is plenty for recreation and entertainment. The fantastic lounge bar with sunset views reflects the hotel's tranquil and sociable atmosphere, there are four restaurants serving gourmet cuisine and an incredible spa on a separate island that completes this utopia for those seeking relaxation and a great getaway near Velana Int. Airport, Male.

Sunset Water Villas with Pool (301-319). Dive from your bedroom straight into the infinity pool. Lounge on overwater hammocks. Bathe in sunset blues at the water’s edge living and dining pavilion. Descend the steps directly into the warm crystal lagoon, dotted with reef fish and corals. Read Full Review

13 JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:   Couples, Families, Water Villas, Spa, Wellness

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is set on the stunning island of Vagaru, Shaviyani Atoll. Just an hour from Malé airport by seaplane the crescent-shaped Island offers an unrivaled luxury in the stunning environment, a bright, modern villas are some of the largest in the archipelago, each one featuring a private pool and a gourmet cuisine stretches from classic Asian gastronomy – Thai, Japanese, Indian – to wood-fired Italian across seven restaurants.

Overwater Pool Villas (234 sqm) offer a private wooden deck and private pool with a sunset or sunrise option. Duplex Overwater Pool Villa ( 274 sqm) category provides couples with a spacious master bedroom with the additional space of an upstairs lounge that has unsurpassed views of the Laccadive sea. For additional guests, the upstairs lounge sofa can be converted into a comfortable bed. Read Full Review...

14 Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Milaidhoo Island Maldives
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Best Experience:   honeymoon, beach, diving, swimming with mantas

Intimate and stylish, at Milaidhoo it’s about enjoying the natural environment in understated luxury. Tucked in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, surrounded by powdery white sands and nestled beside a colourful coral reef, Milaidhoo Maldives is a luxurious natural wonder. Envisage upscale delights with a ‘Reinvented Luxury’ twist, where guests will experience an indulgent escape in the Maldives’s most unique getaway. Committed to offering a unique and authentic Maldivian experience, this new child in the best Baa Atoll hotels collection that making waves with its refreshing contemporary twist on classic Maldivian style. Created for couples and romance only, Milaidhoo welcomes children above the age of 9 years only. What's more, it is only 30 minutes by seaplane from Male or a 15 minute domestic flight followed by a short speedboat ride. Read Full Review...

15 JA Manafaru Maldives

Experience world-class service at JA Manafaru Maldives
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Best Experience:   honeymoon, family, all inclusive, wellness, spa, diving, swimming with mantas

With ideal mix of luxury and natural perfection, JA Manafaru is a total Maldives all inclusive holiday and a top choice for travellers seeking adventure, a family time or a honeymoon experiense in secluded settings. Fringed with exquisite powder beaches in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives, the chic tropical hideaway features 84 luxurious beachfront and overwater villas and bungalows, each with their own private plunge pool. Seven scenic dining destinations provide a gourmet food and world-class recreational facilities include Calm Spa, a fully equipped dive, water sports and excursion centre, plus a Marine Research Centre to conserve local ecology.

Sunrise and Sunset Villas – As the name implies the villas are designed to offer you amazing views at the start or end of each day. The villas are set over the water and have a glass panel built into the floor so you can observe the marine wildlife without the need to venture outside of your air-conditioned sanctuary. The private deck with its infinity pool and comfy loungers is cleverly designed to offer privacy from your neighbors. Room for up to 3 adults plus 1 child. You'll probably spend around 75% of your time in the villa so this is a major selling point for this resort. Read Full Review...

16 Joali, Maldives

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Best Experience: Couples, Family, Design, Activity

A new landmark for glamor and sophistication in the Maldives, JOALI is an ultra luxury resort that's opened in 2018 on the island of Muravandhu, Raa atoll. Celebrating the "Joy of Life" with high skill, artistry and sustainability in its very essence, Joali promises a non-standard and exceptional island experience for its guests. The 73-villa property offers unconventional luxury in a private setting and a distinct focus on design by internationally-renowned design studio Autoban, architecture and design firm Atolye4n and Tokyo-based Studio Glitt. Innovative dining concepts include Japanese restaurant Saoke, authentic Asian and Levant restaurant Vandhoo, Tuscan-inspired Bellinis, personalised dining and cooking school Her Kitchen, as well as numerous destination dining experiences. The Spa by ESPA invites guests on a holistic wellness journey along with a world-class fitness centre and expert trainers.

Sit back and enjoy a breathtaking sunset every night from your bedroom or sundeck and watch the Maldivian waters glow as the day comes to an end. Luxury Sunset Water Villas with Pool have a 35 square metre infinity pool that's offers pure relaxation and a perfect view. Read Full Review

17 Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Water Villas, House Reef Snorkeling, Spa

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is AccorHotel’s fourth property in the Maldives — and Raffles’ first. Enveloped in the pristine sanctuary of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the 38-villa boutique resort is a destination in its own right, masterfully planned to cater to discerning travellers in pursuit of a luxurious and meaningful escape. For couples looking for an unforgettable romantic hideaway, the exceptionally spacious villas and the discreet expertise of the Raffles butler service redefines the resort experience. Raffles Maldives boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, three restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit.

Just moments away by boat, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Overwater Island Experience completes the resort. With its vast overwater villas and residences, sophisticated Nikkei restaurant Yuzu and sunset-facing Yapa pool bar, it will provide unparalleled luxury to those who dream of a life spent on the water with a unique experience, offering complete intimacy, unreachable by foot. These secluded collection Villas and Residences adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs and all terraces offers extraordinary views of the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. With cool marble bathrooms and luxurious furnishings, each villa is a haven of calm and space. Alongside the villas sit the stunning Overwater Residence and Sunset Overwater Residence. Read Full Review

18 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
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Best Experience:  Couples, Water Villas, Family, Beach, Spa, Diving, snorkeling with manta rays

Featuring lush jungle interior and a sparkling 2-kilometre lagoon, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a sophisticated Maldives resort with fantastic facilities situated on 44 acres of unspoilt tropical island in the remote Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, just a 35-minute sea plane transfer north of Male. If the cost don't bother you, you will not be disappointed in Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru. The combination of innovation, healthy lifestyles and environmental programs is all about the resort. A rare collection of all the best to see and do was featured and delivered by a team that has no equal in the hospitality industry. The clear waters surrounding Landaa Giraavaru are known worldwide as one of the best places for diving with whale sharks and Manta rays. The resort leads the way in sustainable luxury living.

Take in stunning sunsets as you lounge in your overwater nets, private pool or from up in your sea-gazing loft. With a spacious bedroom, a living area and steps that lead directly into the sea, these west-facing villas let you immerse yourself in lagoon living. Read Full Review...

19 Angsana Velavaru - 101 Activities

Angsana Velavaru - InOcean Villa with Pool
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Best Experience:  Water Villas, Beach, Activities, House Reef Snorkelling

With some of the best water villas, Angsana Velavaru is located in Dhaalu atoll (South Nilandhe atoll), Maldives in 35 minutes by seaplane from Velana (Male) International Airport. With magnificent white beaches the resort is on the beautiful Velavaru island, which means "Turtle Island" and is surrounded by a picturesque lagoon with clear turquoise waters playing any shades of blue and green. An ocean-suspended hammock, an infinity pool constructed over crystal-clear ocean waters, a huge bathtub set by glass walls allowing you an endless view of the ocean and a rooftop pavilion make this Maldives overwater bungalow experience absolutely extraordinary. The rooftop pavilion doubles as a sala for In-Villa spa treatments and a wooden poolside deck gives you space to sit and watch underwater life moving right under your villa in Maldives. Spacious sunbeds give couples the chance for romantic privacy and families will love the enormous living space, built with full-length glass doors for natural sunlight Read Full Review

20 Heritance Aarah - Premium All Inclusive

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Best Experience:  Couples, families, gourmet dining, all inclusive, beach, diving

Offering the perfect combination of exclusivity and comfort, Heritance Aarah is all about exclusive luxury with a touch of Maldives' traditions. One of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives, the main attractions of Aarah are beautiful white beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and a hipnotic marine life on a house reef. Heritance Aarah is al about full privacy and an ideal tropical beach experience on a paradise island. For guests seeking a haven for pure relaxation or an active holiday retreat with the whole family, Heritance Aarah promises to offer endless choices with a unique Premium All-Inclusive holiday plan (download plan) and some of the largest beach villas in the Maldives.

Set amidst the hypnotic sights and sounds of the sea, the magnificent Ocean Suites with Pool are a true standout amongst Maldives hotels water villas and offers true island bliss; stargaze in your own plunge pool, unwind in the cosy living room or head upstairs and doze off to the rhythmic sounds of waves. Read Full Review...

21 Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience: Couples, Family holiday, Over-Water Villas, Spa, All Inclusive, swimming with whale sharks

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a perfect match for honeymooners, families and groups on incentives trips, and has a reputation for hosting renewal of vows on its idyllic sandy beach surrounded by lazy palms and sparkling azure waters. The hotel does not look like a typical Maldivian resort, but it works brilliantly.

34 Sunset Ocean Pool Villas are not so different from Deluxe Water Villas, but obviously they have an advantage over sunset. They also obviously have a balcony on the second level, to which you approach with a spiral staircase from the outside, but there is not much except a higher view of the ocean. Read Full Review...

22 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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

Discover Anantara Kihavah, a boutique hotel with all the advantages of a paradise island of dreams you can imagine - white beaches with fringed palm trees, turquoise waters, dedicated butlers, fine dining and luxurious Over Water Villas - and you will not be disappointed. Anantara Kihavah is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the main Velana International Airport. Comprising 75 one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom residences and a three-bedroom residence, each hideaway boasts large personal infinity-edge pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks and ample lounging areas complete with swinging daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers.

Sunset Over Water Pool Villas offer a dazzling sunset views from your villa pool and deck. West-facing over water villas offer the perfect stage for romance. Dine on your veranda with the open ocean before you, your meal served in the comfort of your villa in the Maldives. Toast the moment with a select vintage from your chilled wine collection. Soak in a sunken tub for two as the stars come out overhead. Read Full Review

23 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
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Best Experience:   for Couples (only), Privacy and Tranquillity, Fine Dining, Activities

For an unforgettable beach experience, like anywhere else, go to Anantara Veli Maldives - quite simply because the resort ticks all the boxes and brings the best of both worlds together. The hotel 'for adults only' is ideal for couples who prefer not to force children to interrupt their hard earned vacation. Not one, but two magnificent islands to relax with the healing properties of massage, facial and Ayurveda. A total of seven restaurants share your meals between them. Possibility to make the most of the water surroundings with surfing, deep-sea fishing and sailing. And, of course, there are ideal pristine sands, clear turquoise waters and iconic water bungalows, that makes the Maldives so desirable destination - all encompassed by five-star hospitality and luxury. And the last reason to book is an exellent location. Anantara Veli is 30 minutes by speedboat from Male airport.

Facing the sunset Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows offer panoramic Maldives views from indoors to out. Spend sunny days on your split-level deck. Dive from your plush bed to your deliciously cool pool to the sparkling lagoon below. Enjoy over water living at its finest. Enjoy creature comforts and the added luxury of Villa Host service. Read Full Review...

24 Baglioni Resort Maldives

Baglioni Resort Maldives, Dhaalu Atoll
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Best Experience: for Couples and Families, Beaches, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, Quiet and Private

Surrounded by shimmering sapphire waters with a powder soft sands, Baglioni Resort Maldives is an idyllic retreat for honeymooners and families alike in the Dhaalu Atoll. Located on the island of Maagau this exclusive newest resort of 96 villas is located on the one of the most spectacular Maldivian islands, allows guests to experience a bespoke stay in the heart of the Indian Ocean with the unique Italian hospitality of Baglioni Hotels. Opened on March 2019, Baglioni Resort Maldives sits on a private island surrounded by clear water teeming with vibrant marine life and a thriving reef system. 9 Pool Water Villas on stilts over the Resort lagoon, with an exclusive access to the ocean and a large private freshwater pool for cooling off in unforgettable style. 16 Sunset Water Villas on stilts over the Resort lagoon and linked to the island by a raised wooden walkway, have a privileged position as a vantage point for admiring the breathtaking sunsets over the sea. Read Full Review

25 Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – A Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – A Premium All-Inclusive Resort
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Best Experience:  for Couples, Beach, Family, Activities, All-Inclusive

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives - A Premium All-Inclusive Resort are separate beach villas idyllically stretching along a hypnotic two-kilometer turquoise lagoon and showcasing luxurious living spaces with an emphasis on Maldivian interiors that offer a hassle-free 5 * star spa experience with a premium All-inclusive plan - Platinum Plus.

Set on the northwest lagoon of Kanifushi island, the newest overwater villas are set across two wooden walkways, interconnecting in the middle. Perfect for those after a unique villa experience and the chance to be close to the ocean, now there are two overwater villa options available to guests; 12 facing the main island for the best sunrise views, and 28 sunset view villas with private pool. Positioned over a stunning turquoise lagoon, the new overwater villas offer both an elegant retreat and a unique experience. Guests can spot marine wildlife including reef sharks passing by from the privacy of their villa decks, and enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean. Read Full Review..

26 Ayada Maldives

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Best Experience: Couples, Family holiday, Over-Water Vollas, Spa, All Inclusive

Ayada Maldives is a luxury Turkish themed resort located amid a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in southern Maldives. Ayada offers 122 spacious villas and suites, with private pools, butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing. Food lovers can explore the six restaurants, while those seeking complete relaxation will find their haven in the large spa which boasts a Turkish Hammam and eight private treatment villas. The main goal of the company is high-quality vacation, beautiful nature, amazing design and exceptional service, and we are absolutely sure that Ayada is on the right way.

Upgrade to Sunset Ocean Suite will give you an absolute luxury and the serenity of the Indian Ocean. Located on stilts over the blue lagoon facing the west, these over-the-water suites have a master bedroom with private bathroom, a living room complete with a glass floor viewing panel, an additional bathroom, pantry area, and a huge sundeck with ocean hammocks, sun loungers, plunge pool with Jacuzzi, direct access to the snorkeling and infinite views of the horizon. Read Full Review

27 Kandolhu Maldives

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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Kandolhu Maldives guarantees even more than just your dreams of an unforgettable honeymoon in the Maldives. Soaked in romance, with an incredible house reef snorkeling, couples are bound to fall in love with this cozy island. Those who have heard of Kandholhu Island know that this is one of the best house reef in the Maldives. Only resorts in the country's southern atolls can compare or surpass. An additional draw is clean and soft sandy beaches, all around a small round island whose shape in Maldivian standards is a rarity. So snorkeling is the best you can find between your water villa, the beach and the many restaurants of this 5 * boutique hotel.

The top rooms (all facing the sunset), seven Ocean Pool Villas feature a private infinity pool and a glamorous, open glazed bathroom with sliding doors that open onto large decks equipped with outdoor furniture and panoramic ocean views. Read Full Review...

28 Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

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Best Experience:   Couples, Families, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, Activity

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, set in the unspoiled Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, offers luxurious accommodation, superb dining options and friendly staff in picturesque surroundings. The private island of Konotta is located 340 kilometres to the south of capital Male, and is conveniently accessible via a 55-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private yacht. The award-winning Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers guests the largest average villa sizes in the Maldives. Comprising 29 Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, two Lagoon Pool Villas and the three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa, the resort offers a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury. Captivate your senses with innovative dining concepts, the Navasana Spa, and high-end facilities. In between your diving lesson and massage, indulge in sumptuous Maldivian cuisine or a glass of white Burgundy in one of the resort’s restaurants or the comfort of your villa. Read Full Review

29 Soneva Jani

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Best Experience:   Overwater Villas, for family, for couples, the most exclusive Resort of Maldives

Soneva Jani is like someone with personal magnetism, someone who knows themself, knows the world and greets it with a big, welcoming smile. This resort doesn't just have character, it has charisma. The perfect combination of luxury and nature, Soneva Jani offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Inspired by the word, which means wisdom in sanskrit, Soneva Jani is Medufaru island, which is part of an uninhabited cluster of five islands in the Nunu atoll. The most exclusive luxury hotel in Maldives and the most prestigious for many hotel brand in the world is surrounded by pristine beaches covered with lush tropical greenery and a turquoise lagoon with crystal clear water and unbeatable views of the 360 ​​° Indian Ocean. Today, Soneva Jani has 24 water villas and one beach villa, although at a later stage it is planned to build additional beach villas. Read Full Review...

30 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

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Best Experience: overwater villas, design, Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving

Built from scratch to preserve the island's natural environment, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is the pioneer of eco-designn in the country. Located in the heart of Huvadhoo Atoll, the largest and deepest atoll in the country, Hadahaa is a small, round and greenery island surrounded by some of the best, soft white beaches and a stunning house reef in the Maldives. Nothing else. You can spend hours snorkelling admiring the views of marine life. For first timers the resort's diving center offers a guided house reef tour. The resort offers the ultimate Maldivian experience of turquoise and azure waters and fine white beaches, complemented by tranquil settings. Succumb to the healing sensation of holistic wellness at Park Hyatt Hadahaa, where every experience is centred on bringing your mind, body and soul towards a new equilibrium.

In 2018 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa also has reinvented and unveiled refreshed Park Sunset Ocean Pool Villas. The sunset water villas now feature a freshwater plunge pool with semi-submerged sun loungers and a cabana for guests to experience the Perfection of Pool and Ocean At The Park. The reinvented villas allow guests to take a dip to endless vistas while basking under the Maldivian sun or choose a romantic late night dip under the starlit skies. Read Full Review....

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