10 Best Water Villas in Maldives 2019

Most Fabulous Overwater Villas in Maldives

10 Best Water Villas in Maldives 2019

Most Fabulous Overwater Villas in Maldives


Updated Nov, 2019

The best water villas in Maldives offer you a holiday experience with unique designs, luxury amenities, sense of privacy, and the added feature of doors opening to a sea views to-die-for. These are easily the best accommodation you can go for a holiday in Maldives, especially for longer stays, with a range of personalised services that you can enjoy in the conveniences of your own compound.

These selections of Maldives' most popular overwater villas represent accommodation options suited not only for couples and honeymooners, but are also available with options for families and groups. Stay in a luxurious bungalow or villa located above a beautiful lagoon, the dream of the most discerning travelers and many couples in Maldives. Indeed, it is difficult to resist the desire to get accommodation in the prestigious rooms of a water villa over turquoise waters, where swimming and snorkeling is literally on your doorstep.

We've gathered the 10 best private water villas in Maldives' distinguished resorts for your consideration, which offer more than what you would expect from a typical resort guestroom. Enjoy your stay and take the ‘plunge'!

1 Soneva Jani-Bedroom Water Retreat with slide

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

Soneva Jani is 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. Each of the 24 magnificent water villas - the largest in the Maldives - has a large private swimming pool overlooking the lagoon and some villas are equipped with water slides descending you directly from the sundeck to the lagoon. The highlight of the villas on the water is a retractable roof in the main bedroom, which slides back with a single click of a button so guests can lie in bed and count the stars  Read Full Review...

2 The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort - Overwater Villa with Pool

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Best Experience:   Overwater Villas, for Family, for Couples, spa

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort offers the famous St Regis brand contemporary style and the legendary luxurious services in one of the most magnificent destination in the world. The new St Regis resort is 40 minutes by seaplane from Velana (Male) airport towards the equator. The hotel is located on the private Vommuli island, Dhaalu Atoll, and is surrounded by pristine white beaches with a beautiful lagoon and sparkling turquoise waters. The resort has 77 luxurious villas, each with original design, modern forms, natural materials and a fine color palette. There is a spa, an infinity pool (if the private pool on the terrace of your room is not enough for you), PADI diving center and a collection of fabulous restaurants.  Read Full Review...

3 Gili Lankanfushi - The Residence

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Best Experience:   OverWater Bungalows, Honeymoon, Beaches


No news, no shoes: this is the main rule in Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, where the only thing you worry about is whether the dolphins will appear when you go diving. Here the relaxation is taken very seriously: the magician "Friday", a quiet spa and delicious food. This is one of the main reasons why this place in the Maldives is the choice of many of the world of the rich and famous. In the Maldives there is no other such resort, and only a little in the world, I think, is better than Gili Lankanfushi. Gili Lankanfushi is widely considered the best resort in the Maldives, and not without reason. This stunning 46-villa, eco-friendly resort, just 20 minutes by boat from the international airport of Velana (Male), excels in providing a truly unpretentious, laid-back luxury.  Read Full Review...

4 Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

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Best Experience:  Water Villas, Service, Honeymoon, Family, House reef snorkeling, divin

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi is a luxury island hideaway in the untouched Haa Alifu atoll in the north of Maldives. Boasting with long white sandy beaches on each side of the island, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful turquoise-blue lagoon, Hideaway Beach offers guests the luxury of space and privacy across 297,000 square metres. With some of the largest villas in the country, as well as new 50 water villas over the sparkling lagoon, all 103 luxury villas and residences fall into ten categories ranging from beachfront to over-water. Each villa is carefully positioned to offer peace, comfort and privacy to guests. At Hideaway Beach each villa has its own butler to take care of all needs. Extremely secluded, these water villas of various styles (from 190m² to 330m²) are among the largest luxury over-water villas in the Maldives Read Full Review...

5 Niyama Private Island Maldives - The Crescent

Niyama Private Island Maldives - The Crescent
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Best Experience:   Watersports, Two Pristine Islands perfect for Family & Couples, Luxury Surfing

Developed by Per Aquum (Huvafenfushi) and co-owned by Anantara, Niyama Private Islands Maldives is a resort with a rich ancestry. Located on two idyllic islands, Niyama Private Islands Maldives embodies Maldivian elegance in the packaging of modern aesthetics. Known for its newest fashion trend, Niyama is a dynamic resort that balances calm with a sense of discovery, desire and fun. A lot of accommodation options await the discerning traveler. For maximum enjoyment, venture stay in one of the two Ocean Pavilions with large pools. This villa is 350 square meters, packed with the best of the best that resort can offer: gadgets, spacious terraces, Infinity pool, jakuzzi and much more. Pavilions go "all personal" - which includes food, a cocktail bar, a collection of wines Read Full Review...

6 Angsana Velavaru - InOcean Villa with Pool

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...

7 One & Only Reethi Rah-Grand Water Villa with Private Pool

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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.

Before stay there, Reethi Rah for the island resort seems a bit conservative. Smooth, majestic, but perhaps lacking some details of the bounty in Maldives rural style (call it what you like) that are in fashion today. Going ashore, you will realize that refusal to follow a fashion trend is the same point: you simply do not need it when you are the best. Reethi Rah adheres to his own One & Only style. Purposefully not 'trendy', in the development stage to the top level of luxury, specializing in high quality service to its guests, such an experience you would have hard to find somewhere else in the Maldives.  Read Full Review...

8 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas-Over Water Pool Villa

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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. Following the scenic flight, guests arrive to a picture-perfect setting surrounded by the jewel-coloured waters and uninhabited islands of the majestic Indian Ocean.

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. All villas feature his and hers walk-in wardrobes, rain showers, outdoor showers and over-sized bathtubs big enough for two. Sunken glass bottom bathtubs in the over water villas offer a mesmerising view of the sparkling ocean, both below and beyond the adjacent infinity-edge pool.  Read Full Review...

9 LUX* North Male Atoll

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Best Experience:   A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort, Couples, Family, Beaches, Diving, Spa

LUX* North Male Atoll, the second resort in the Maldives by Mauritius based hotel group LUX* Resorts, has officially opened on February 1, 2019. LUX * Resorts & Hotels promises to demonstrate the transformation of Olhahali Island with an area of six hectares, into the most innovative luxury resort in the Maldives. Accessible by luxury speedboat or a short 15 minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport, this intimate resort is ripe with eye-catching architecture and ocean-inspired interiors.

A visual banquet of nautical shapes and colors, the resort is elegantly decorated by the Singapore design group Miaja, a project that combines superyachts with the energetic spirit of southern beaches. Each of the 67 two-story residences is located either on the beach or above the water, whose guests will enjoy a minimum living area of 350 m2. Whether set on the beach or stilted over the crystal blue lagoon, every penthouse villa takes indoor-outdoor living to a new level of breezy sophistication. Big Green Egg Barbecue, Rooftop Bar, Cinema and SONOS, Yoga Pavilion, Star-lit Jacuzzi and Outdoor Games help create an unforgettable paradise lounge for people who love to enjoy life.

The jewel in the crown is the rooftop, which provides ample space for yoga, barbecues, movie screenings, intimate, candlelit dinners with a shisha, cocktails at sunset and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Residents of the LUX* Overwater Retreat (997 sqm, including 389 sqm of indoor open space living) can even dock their yacht at their villa. Read Full Review...

10 Six Senses Laamu - Laamu Water Villa

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Best Experience:  for Couples, Family, Surfung

A real paradise, Six Senses Laamu is a sustainable luxury resort surrounded by clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches. Lacked a resort on the tiny Laamu atoll, Six Senses made it. Olhuveli Island has become home to Six Senses Laamu, opened in April 2011. Another who wants to be more beautiful than any others, and who accepts the philosophy of ecological luxury inherent in the hotels of the Six Senses group is fantastic. And it's not missing, there's more than magic. Each accommodation in the Six Senses Laamu Water Villa is discerningly adorned keeping in mind the privacy and luxury factor. Rejuvenate yourself by experiencing the Six Senses Spa known for its award-winning therapies. Its restaurant boasts an elegant setting for an unforgettable retreat. 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 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...

13 JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa - Duplex Overwater Pool Villa

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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...

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