Can there be anything more luxurious than staying at a swanky resort on a private island in The Maldives? Apparently, yes! You can upgrade your opulent villa to one that has a water slide. While this was a new trend a few years ago, in the present times, there are a number of Maldives resorts with slides that you can choose from.
Resorts in The Maldives that have Slides
Available only with private island resorts in The Maldives, fancy water slides are a novelty that you should not miss out on, especially if you have a thick wallet. Take a look at some exotic resorts and their inviting villas with slides:
Cora Cora Maldives
Located on the island of Raa Maamigili in Raa Atoll, Cora Cora is one of the most family-oriented resorts in The Maldives. While they have a number of luxury villas on offer, their most exclusive offering is the ‘Two-Bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa with Slide’.
Almost like a seaside palace, this villa boasts of a water slide that starts from the deck and lands straight into the lagoon. The children will not miss their playground when they can take turns to slide down into the clear waters that are private to them.
Spread over 234 square metres, this thatched-roof villa with a water slide has two en-suite bedrooms with twin vanities and freestanding tubs. Even the deck is furnished with a round daybed, sun loungers, an umbrella and a deck table and chairs.
This elegant villa has a plunge pool and direct access to the lagoon from each bedroom and the living room. Books, board games and puzzles are also there to keep the entire family occupied throughout the vacation in the Maldives.
The sofa in the living room opens out into a double bed, accommodating two more guests. When you stay here, you also have the chance to attend the sunset yoga class from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM every day.
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Siyam World Maldives
Siyam World on the private island of Dhigurah has a number of overwater villa types that offer water slides with direct access to the lagoon or the house reef. Their ‘Lagoon Villa with Pool + Slide’ sprawls over 97 square metres and has its own freshwater pool.
The ‘Water Villa with Pool + Slide’ is spread over 81 square metres and boasts of a splash pool on the wooden deck, while the 95-square-metre large ‘Ocean Villa with Pool + Slide’ offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
The ‘Reef Villa with Pool + Slide’ is best suited for snorkelers who wish to try their skills on the house reef before going on any Maldives snorkelling tours in the Noonu Atoll. When you book the ‘Water Pavilion + Slide’, you get a separate living room within the 179 square metres of indulgence.
In the ‘2 Bedroom Lagoon Villa with Pool + Slide’, you get 2 master bedrooms and the facility to host 6 adults within the 170-square-metre haven. The ‘3 Bedroom Lagoon Villa with Pool + Slide’ is located at the edge of the lagoon and is ideal for a large family of even 3 generations.
The ‘Grand Water Pavilion + Slide’ gives you uninterrupted sunset views from the outdoor terrace and provides the exclusive services of a personal butler or ‘katheeb’.
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Oblu Select Sangeli
50 minutes away from Malé – the capital city of The Maldives, Oblu Select at Sangeli does not have any villa with a private slide. Nevertheless, the resort has a common slide on the beach which curves out to the crystal clear water.
While most villas in the country that have their own slide are exorbitantly priced, a stay here can help you save some money if you choose an affordable villa but use the common water slide. You will need to climb the steps to the wooden vantage point to be able to use the slide.
Villas at Oblu Select range from Beach Villa, Beach Villa with Pool and Water Villa to Water Villa with Pool, Honeymoon Select Ocean Villa and 2 Bedroom Beach Pool Suite. Guests also have access to an adult-only island called ‘One Banyan’ from sunrise to sunset.
This all-inclusive resort offers several dining experiences such as dinner at one of the sandbanks in Maldives, cocktails at the sundowner bar or gourmet meals at the all-day restaurant. You can also relax at the garden spa that looks over the ocean.
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166 km away from Malé – the world’s smallest capital, Soneva Jani is a popular name that is heavily promoted by Bollywood celebrities. This ultra-luxurious private island resort has 7 options of villas that have their own slide.
Their ‘1 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide’ features amenities such as a sunken seating area and an outdoor bathroom while the ‘1 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide’ has a sunken bathtub and a retractable roof over the master bedroom.
The ‘2 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide’ boasts of a roof deck with the second bedroom on the upper floor and a freshwater pool while the ‘2 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide’ gives you a dining area on the upper deck with clear views of the lagoon and catamaran nets to relax on.
The ‘3 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide’ has a saltwater pool and a private gym while the ‘4 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide’ has its own sauna and steam room and a pool table. When it comes to the ‘4 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide’, this luxe villa has a swing and a wine vault along with a study and an entertainment area stocked with foosball and table tennis facilities.
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Nestled in Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi pulls out all the stops when it comes to extreme luxury and villas with waterslides. Forest landscapes, beachfront loungers and lagoon access seem to coexist here. Their ‘1 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide’ has access to the cheese and charcuterie room and a barefoot guardian at your beck and call.
The elegantly designed ‘2 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide’ offers a TV lounge and access to the ice cream parlour and chocolate room while the ‘4 Bedroom Private Residence’ with its glamorous wooden interiors offers a spa suite and a slide that lands into the freshwater pool.
Their Villa 15 is an exclusive 4-bedroom villa that is built around a tree and boasts of a room just for the nanny, apart from a sunken dining table in the swimming pool. The largest villa at Soneva Fushi is the ‘Private Reserve’ which is a 9-bedroom residence with a library and bridge that curves into the designer pool. One does not need to step out of this enclosure as almost everything is available in this villa.
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The only villa at Gili Lankanfushi that has a waterslide is their ‘Private Reserve’. Spread over 1,700 square metres, residents at this villa arrive and depart from the private island on a luxury yacht. A Man Friday service is available at this resort and your private butler can even stay in the Friday’s Room in the villa.
The Private Reserve is like a secluded fortress in the lagoon with facilities such as 2 master bedrooms, 2 en-suite guest rooms, an infinity pool, a private cinema with Bose sound system, snacking amenities, cosy seating and footrest, spa treatment pavilions indoor and outdoor, a bamboo bicycle for every guest, a fully-equipped kitchen, a rooftop terrace and even a wine cellar.
This villa is so exclusive that it is unconnected to any other part of Gili Lankanfushi and has endless views of the ocean from all directions. A motorized boat is at your disposal for any transfers to the main island. Within the villa, you will find an iPod with a docking station.
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Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Located in Kaafu Atoll, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi offers two villa categories that have a waterslide. At their ‘Ocean Pool Suite with Slide’, you will find a 23-metres slide that lands into the private lagoon, an infinity pool, an overwater hammock, a personal butler (Hiyani) at your service 24 hours, a sunken indoor bathtub, a walk-in wardrobe and a bicycle for each guest.
The ‘Private Ocean Reserve with Slide’ has 2 bedrooms on two different levels, a spacious deck, a waterslide that starts from the terrace on the second floor, a plush living room, a daybed, outdoor seating, ocean-facing tub, a circular bed and several other luxuries.
Some unique activities available at this resort are ice-skating with a view of the beach, ice-hockey, aerial yoga, open-air cinema under the stars and a chance to explore the reefs around the island of Bolifushi in a semi-submarine. You can also participate in aqua aerobics to balance the calories gained from dining at the multi-sensory restaurants that serve various cuisines.
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It is not just Maldives resorts with slides that make this country so appealing. There are natural attractions such as underwater caves and coral gardens that make it worth a trip to this island paradise. Enjoy the beauty of Maldives’ beaches and warm waters by traveling between December to April, which is the best time to travel to the Maldives. Plan yours with Samudra Maldives and get a bouquet of suggestions to make your holiday more special.