Best Cheapest Water Villas in the Maldives
Top Budget Over-Water Accommodation in Maldives
Updated July, 2021
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.
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Best Experience for: couples, diving, wellness, value
With some of the largest villas in the island nation Noku Maldives is a luxury boutique retreat. The perfect choice for honeymoon or tranquil getaways it’s a perfect resort for those who want to be peaceful and relax. Expect nothing apart from luxury on this barefoot island. Read Full Review
The Noku's villas are some of the biggest you’ve find in Maldives, especially in the lowest cost categories. Imagine huge private outdoor decks with private pool, and large tub-centered bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Created with the utmost privacy in mind the beach pool villas are more inland surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens opening out to the wide white sandy beach Kuda-Funafaru island has to offer. Book directly with MasterCard for best price and get every 3rd night for free - Stay 4 Pay 3, Stay 8 Pay 6 etc.
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Best Experience for: All lnclusive, couples and families, activities
Siyam World is the brand-new, luxury 24-hour all-inclusive resort by Sun Siyam Resorts, the creator of the five-star multi-award-winning Iru Fushi. Offering an unique 24-hour WOW! Inclusive Plan, The Sun Siyam Iru Fen promises you an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday experience with fantastic island-wide dine-around opportunities on all days along with a whole lot of fun activities! A seaplane jorney from Male takes 45 minutes. With the best available rates for all accommodation anything the Maldives has ever seen, Siyam World will open it's doors 28th October 2021.
A diverse collection of luxury villas and suites are set over water, on the beach, or nestled among the tropical vegetation, complimented by an unrivaled line up of restaurants, bars, activities and experiences. Sliding into the lagoon is more fun - Water Villas feature your own private pool and comes with a fun slide. By the way Siyam's water villas with slide are the cheapest in the Maldives. Prices for Water Villa with Pooll - All Inclusive: from US$674. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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.Check Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, families, activities, Value
One of the largest in the Maldives, Paradise Island Resort & Spa is a popular resort. The island is just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, it is very friendly, and there is a lot of activity. Add sunlight, white beaches and turquoise waters and you have all the makings of a fun holiday. However, the resort is far from the perfect paradise islands with beaches and reefes, that first come to mind when you think of the Maldives. There are expansive grounds (expect to walk), excursions, a dive center, and a la carte restaurants, though most will be eating at the buffet with assigned tables and bland food. If the budget allows, couples should consider upgrading to the overwater units for contemporary decor and a slight spike in service. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for Couples, Family holiday, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Value, All Inclusive
With one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, the great strengths of Vilamendhoo have always been snorkeling and diving, and affordable accommodation. After a major renovation it was re-opened as a luxury resort than ever. And it says a lot. With 184 rooms, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a luxury resort on a private island with a magnificent green and cozy landscape. The rooms are spacious and beautiful with furnishings from bright and playful to sober and chic. There are also Water Villas that grow from the pier at the western end. The resort boasts several swimming pools, restaurants, as well as sports fields, a spa (and much more) scattered throughout the island which is divided into the family and "adults only" areas. With a magnificent house reef and All Inclusive offering - it's a romantic, quiet choice for families and couples alike.
If the western half of Vilamendhoo is strictly "adults only", the eastern half is given to those who travel with children, which in general make up 5% of the total number of guests. The resourt has a family swimming pool with a bar and a playground for children. An additional plus, the hotel goes further offering a family package, which makes Vilamendhoo more affordable experience - kids receive huge discounts for living together with parents, full board meals or "all-inclusive plus", and even a seaplane transfer. Read Full Review...Check Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, for Family, Value, Beach, house reef snorkeling
In a quiet corner of South Male Atoll, Fihalhohi Island Resort continues to offer its guests a good and high-quality product. Fihalhohi has a reliable and proven formula, and despite the years this cool hotel has not changed much. Your accommodation on the island consists of 138 beach-fronted rooms suitably located just a few meters from the water edge and twelve well-appointed water villas. An island so rich in mature palms and native trees is rarely found among Maldivian resorts. This is a real visual feast, as well as a very practical option, since the shadow between the rooms and the beach is life-saving for children playing in the sand and also for adults sitting in chaise lounges or hammocks during the heat of the day. Fihalhohi has a carefully protected turquoise blue lagoon bordered by a coral reef easily accessed by swimming where scuba diving or snorkeling could be experienced. Transfer time to the resort from Male airport by speedboat would take a comfortable forty five minutes. Read Full Review...Check Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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.Check Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for Couples, Beach, Diving, Value
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a quiet place in the UNESCO Biosphere reserve on Baa atoll in Maldives where you will find luxury, beauty and privacy at reasonable prices. Only 98 rooms, two restaurants, SPA and sports grounds and the removal of the island takes 30 minutes by seaplane from Male airport. Snorkeling and scuba diving is awesome and the resort offers a number of fun tours, but there is no pool on the island.
The unique wooden Lagoon Villas offer absolute indulgence for those who are looking for exclusivity and seclusion. Lagoon Villas also feature a comfortable rural style, but are noticeably ahead of the beach accomodation. This style is a kind of hideaway for a Maldivian gentleman. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Perfect for: Couples, Families, Value, Spa, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving
Sun Siyam Vilu Reef is superbly endowed with nature. A nice house reef near one side for snorkeling; The sandy lagoon on the other hand is ideal for water sports. No matter where you look from - your own pool, turquoise lagoon, white beach or ocean - every day you wake up with beautiful views and in a great mood.
Villas over water feature charm, style and serenity – that’s the unique blend of island hospitality you’ll find in the rooms. The jacuzzi is installed on a large outer deck, which also has a useful shaded area. Privacy is complete, which is great, although it means that there is a little less light in the rooms. On the other hand, the bridal villas have a separate living room with glass walls on three sides, but privacy is still high. For exceptional sunset views try Sunset Reef Villas. Read Full Review
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