10 Most Affordable Water Villas in Maldives


10 Cheapest Water Villa Resorts in Maldives

10 Most Affordable Water Villas in Maldives

10 Cheapest Water Villa Resorts in Maldives


October, 2020

When you dream of an overwater villa - the Maldives is simply a must go destination for any travelers, offering some of the most high-class accommodations. With luxury amenities and spacious design, the water villas exude privacy and will be ideally located for swimming and snorkelling on the house reef. Relax on sundeck under the blue skies, or as it turns gold with the sun setting. Indulge and rejuvenate, unwind and reconnect with nature. Located across the idyllic, aquamarine lagoon it’s hard to beat any other room that outranks an overwater bungalow.

A water villa is usually a couples' choice, but it can cost $1,000 or more per night. The whole holiday experience including flight can be fairly expensive and that kind of price tag can be a honeymooner's nightmare. While it may never be cheap to visit thу Maldives, fortunately there are still some chic and relatively affordable overwater villas you can stay.

We rounded up overwater villas around the Maldives, nearly all of which range from $300 to $500 per night. Although they lack in luxury and privacy all provide ultimate natural beauty, a great service, and both an elegant retreat and a unique experience at an attainable price point.

1 Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
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Best Experience:  for Couples, All Inclusive, swimming pool, activities, kitesurfing

Spanning across three paradise islands and, is just 45 minutes by speedboat, Sun Siyam Olhuveli offers accommodations ranging from Maldivian-inspired suites to sleek contemporary villas. Designed to cater to your every whim, the all-inclusive resort has three pools to choose from, including an adults-only infinity pool that never fails to impress, and the lagoon that may entice you into adventure. With various activities, beautiful beaches, and above-average food, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a good value for money for the Maldives. 164 rooms range from a basic beach villa to high quality Water Villas, and an adjoining rooms for families.

There are 2 categories of Water Villas in the lagoon, and even more expensive rooms, the further they are from the bustling center of the island. Together with them there are 5 Honeymoon Water Villas. The rest of the oval-shaped quay is formed by 32 Water Villas with a Jacuzzi. In the shape of a petal, the second jetty of water bungalows grows from the middle of the island towards the sunrise, with a collection of 21 Deluxe Water Villas. Honeymoon Villas are almost apartments, with a 'cloakroom' entrance and a separate living room with gold and dark purple curtains. Their sun decks are very large and there is not only a jacuzzi, but also a sauna and a massage shower. Read Full Review.

2  Sun Island Resort and Spa

Sun Island Resort and Spa
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Best Experience:  for families and couples, All Inclusive, swimming pool, activities, kitesurfing, swimming with whale shark

Sun Island Resort And Spa is located in luxurious surroundings of South Ari Atoll. It is not everyone’s cup of tea and parts could do with some modernisation but for a moderately priced, sporting, entertaining and easy holiday with a good beach and lagoon, this is a world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. With a relatively large island and a long list of dining and recreational facilities, Sun Island Resort is ideal for active groups on a budget, but probably less than ideal for honeymoons or those in search of a secluded romantic holiday.

The 462-room 5-star resort is the largest in the Maldives. It's also among the cheapest, especially for the overwater rooms, so if price is a major factor then this resort offers good value. There are five bars, a 24-hour coffee shop, and five restaurants, including three specialty dining spots on the island. Catering to many large tour groups and families, the all-inclusive plans here are the most popular. Read Full Review.

3 Summer Island Maldives Resort

Summer Island Maldives Resort, North Male Atoll
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Best Experience:    Couples, Diving, Value

The Summer Island Maldives Resort is absolutely amazing, peaceful and relaxing. Summer Island is ideal for those seeking a simple beach holiday perfectly positioned in a stunning location. If you are looking for a value-for-many place with a fresh, modern look, where it's best to hide your shoes and run barefoot, it's worth thinking about Summer Island Maldives. Lazy on the beach or try some water sports - the lagoon is excellent for learning to windsurf or catamaran sailing. A Maldives honeymoon at Summer Island Resort is just what all newlyweds need. The island, just 15 minutes by seaplane from Male or 50-minutes by speedboat, is certainly not the most luxurious one that you will find in this area (nearby is One & Only Reethi Rah), but the island attracts many with its relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful beach.

Summer Island Maldives offers 156 rooms and villas in six categories, plus one suite. The resort's water villas boast the most emblematic ocean view of the sea, spanning across the lagoon with direct access to the sea just a few steps away. Each villa has their own jacuzzi bathtub and private sundeck with a sunrise or sunset view. All rooms feature modern, minimalist wooden furniture, coffee and tea making facilities, including kettles, flat-screen satellite TVs, CELYON Summer Island baths in glass pumping containers, mini-bars or mini-refrigerators. Read Full Review

4 Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Beach, Diving, Value, swimming with whale sharks

Thelu Veliga Retreat is the first offer from the new Maldivian brand "Drift Retreats & Cruises", a brand that seeks to provide the real experience of the Maldives. Pearl of South Ari Atoll, the boutique resort Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is located on a tiny private Theluveliga island within 30 minutes by seaplane from Male, and offers only 30 villas. The accommodation includes 10 beach bungalows a stone's throw from the soft white sand, and 20 more villas over the water with direct access to the ocean. The shallow lagoon is ideal for swimming and water sports, there is a spa, and if you are a diver, you probably already know from our previous reviews all that South Ari Atoll has to offer, including whale sharks and Manta.

20 Water Villas, each ​54 sq.m., anchored in a beautiful lagoon on either side of the jetty offering guests the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Maldives, right from their own terrace. Complete with a stunning bathroom with a large bath and separate shower and direct access to the lagoon, Water Villas provide guests with the perfect privacy. And half of water villas look at the sunrise, while the other half admire the fantastic game of sunsets over Ari Atoll, and if you like snorkeling - from the eastern villas there is easy access to the house reef snorkelling. Read Full Review

5 Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:  Couples and families, Activities, Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, nightlife

The resort is a part of Emboodhoo Lagoon, the country's first integrated resort destination – which means you can walk to nearby entertainment, dining and shopping at The Marina @ CROSSROADS. The iconic brand of Hard Rock offers an all-access pass to diving opportunities, a soothing Body Rock spa and a stretch of soft beach. Vivid colours help the exotic surrounds flow inside modern interiors (complete with the ever-present memorabilia). Some rooms can be found inside bright white cubes on the beach while other villas jut out over the sea and offer direct access to the lagoon.

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the overwater villas are inspired by the local culture, and feature tropical architecture infused with contemporary design. Overlooking the Indian ocean, Platinum Overwater Villas come with pools, a private terrace, sun loungers, and direct lagoon access. More spacious Rock Royalty Overwater Pool Villa (2br) comes with luxury amenities and an infinity pool. Read Full Review

6 SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection By Hilton

SAii Lagoon Maldives, water villas
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Best Experience:  Couples and families, Value, Activities

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton is a luxurious tropical escape in the stunning Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé (Velana) International Airport. Open in June 2019, enchanting 5-star hotel gives you the sanctuary of staying on a private island while shopping, dining, entertainment and event space are just across the footbridge at The Marina @ CROSSROADS. Surrounded by white sands and blue seas this is a 198-room luxury resort will offer modern travellers a private sanctuary enhanced by creative art and design, artisanal cuisine, a soundtrack of curated music and heart-made hospitality.

Perched above a shimmering Emboodhoo's waters facing south, King Over-Water Villas are great value for money and equipped with a minibar, sofa bed, outdoor lounge, sun lounges, hammock, bathtub and satellite TV. Unwind in the private bedroom, with one king bed, or relax in the separate chill out lounge. Signature beds call for relax and replenishment while en-suite bathrooms with twin sinks and waterfall showers encourage soothing lavation. Read Full Review

7 Reethi Faru, Bio Luxury Resort

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Best Experience:  Couples, House Reef Snorkeling, Activities, Beaches

With an amazing house reef, Reethi Faru is a new 5-star resort opened in November 2017 in Raa Atoll. Stunning beach, palm trees and natural tropical vegetation form this paradise island of Filaidhoo. Meaning in Dhivehi "Beautiful Reef", Reethi Faru fully justifies its name and boasts a vibrant house reef not far from the shore. With excellent accommodation, both on the beach and over the water, with five restaurants to choose from, a spa, a wide selection of water sports, including diving and snorkeling. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Reethi Faru Resort is the perfect holiday escape for couples or for families or friends traveling together with an excellent value for money.

The spacious Water Villas (78 m²) offer a luxurious and ethereal beach vacation. Tranquilly positioned over the clear blue lagoon on stilts to provide you with an authentic Indian Ocean experience, these villas are unique and beautifully designed to offer you the most spectacular views of the ocean. Let the sound of the waves gently lapping below whisk you away into a peaceful trance. Read Full Review.

8 Riu Atoll - All Inclusive

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is best choice
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Best Experience:   All-Inclusive, Couples, Families, Beach, Activities, Value

Riu Hotels & Resorts offers its first properties in Maldives, Hotel Riu Atoll and Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas. The two 24-hour all-inclusive hotels are located in Dhaalu atoll, a 40-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport plus a 10-minute speedboat ride.

The four-star Hotel Riu Atoll offers 264 villas, 36 of which are suites over the Indian Ocean. The rooms are equipped with all the best comforts such as a minibar, air conditioning, safe box and satellite TV. Connected to Hotel Riu Atoll by a walkway surrounded by a lagoon, the five-star Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas offers 176 villas, 72 of which are overwater suites. The rooms — some of which has Junior Suites — are equipped with minibars, drinks dispensers, kettles, air conditioning and satellite tv, amongst many other facilities. A truly All Inclusive, the both Riu's hotels offer a range of cuisines that will surprise you. Guests at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas are recommended to take advantage of the Hotel Riu Atoll’s facilities to enjoy massages and beauty treatments in the spa, water sports such as diving, kayaking and paddle surf, and the entertainment programmes full of shows and live music. Read Full Review

9  Sandies Bathala

Sun Island Resort and Spa
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Paradise for divers and fans of snorkeling, Sandies Bathala is a new all-inclusive resort that today changed its management and returned to its roots. Perfectly placed to explore the North Ari Atoll’s spectacular underwater world, Sandies Bathala offers a great-value Maldivian experience just a 15-minute scenic seaplane ride from Malé airport, and it has long been a popular spot with divers from all around the globe. It seems that he will again be strong and healthy under Planhotel Hospitality Group.

Sandies Bathala Maldives offers two room categories for your romantic honeymoon. Whether you want to stay on the soft, powder white sandy beach or in your own oasis over the gorgeous lagoon, the style of accommodation at Sandies Bathala is ultra modern. Located inside the lagoon, the Water Villas are placed on the eastern side of the island and offer a spacious retreat that float the ocean. Inside, the villas feature modern furnishings with stylish white décor and splashes of colour. Each Water Villa includes a terrace with table and chairs and sun loungers for relaxing in the tropical Maldivian sunshine. Read Full Review.

10 Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Beaches, Diving, Value

A lovely, all-round resort, Reethi Beach is a lush island with an unspoilt setting and follows the relaxed Maldivian way of life. In each of its aspects, you will find a piece of all the best that makes this resort so special. On the water, choose from catamaran sailing, canoeing, kitesurfing and waterskiing. Under water, there's superb snorkelling on the house reef, with the chance to spot many species of fish, turtles and octopus – even dolphins have been known to come this close. Diving is another highlight, with house reef dives and multiple trips further afield on offer every day. Reethi Beach Resort has been named one of the World’s Best Budget-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations by Australia’s leading international travel agency Flight Network in 2017.

Water Villas are built over the lagoon on stilts and feature patios with steps leading into the lagoon, soaking tubs, bathrobes, DVD players, bottled water, tea, teakettles, and sun loungers. All rooms have one king-size bed. Two twin beds are also available in Reethi Villas. Design-wise, villas have parquet floors, white walls with watercolor paintings of flowers or rural life, simple wooden furniture, and colorful throw pillows and curtains. Wi-Fi packages can be purchased for a fee. Read Full Review

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