If any country comes close to being a paradise, it is The Maldives with its amazing over water villas. With your own sun terrace, an ocean-facing bathtub and a staircase into the vast ocean Maldives Water Villas are the epitome of luxury.

Tucked away in the Indian Ocean, this little nation is a collection of thousands of tiny islands which are further grouped into island clusters known as atolls. Boasting of a tropical climate and endless sandy coastlines, Maldives prides itself in being one of the top favourites of vacationing couples and families.

What makes holidaying here even more special is the availability of umpteen number of over water villas providing a touch of excitement to your otherwise calm and relaxed Maldives vacation.

Well heeled travellers have options aplenty when it comes to these secluded islands, which are almost 1,200 in number! Consisting of both sandbanks and coral islands, the isles seem to be ever-growing as more land is reclaimed from the ocean and new islands are made by dumping white sand on shallow reefs.

Being a tropical country, Maldives is usually bustling with tourists all through the year, however the best time to visit Maldives is between December to April. While regular hotels, guesthouses and homestays are common on public islands (which are inhabited by the local Maldivians), the essence of a Maldivian getaway is staying on a luxury private island resort in your exclusive over water villa where you can live as if you own the seas. 

What is a Water Villa?

A type of resort accommodation unique to tropical islands with shallow reefs or sea beds, a water villa is a large suite built on stilts that position the house about a couple of metres above the water level or the sea floor.

In the Republic of Maldives, water villas are the epitome of luxury as these plush rooms offer privacy, a feeling of living in a mansion over water, and top-of-the-line amenities that stretch the bar of hospitality to new levels.

From personal stairways down to the coral reefs and glass-bottomed sections on the flooring to private swimming pools or Jacuzzis and even water slides, the opulent resorts stop at nothing to woo honeymooners with deep pockets. Multi-cuisine restaurants, butler service, concierge and umpteen sports facilities are only the icing on the cake.

Best Water Villas in Maldives

The South Asian island nation of Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean and is arranged into a total of 26 naturally formed atolls with a total terrestrial area of 115 square miles or 298 square kilometres. However, if you account for the portion of the Arabian Sea that is part of The Maldives, the entire region measures 35,000 square miles or 90,000 square kilometres.

Spread about these clusters of islands are privately owned ones which house one premium resort per island. Water villas are a feature of every luxury property that is in the tourism business in this nation. Some of the finest water villa resorts in The Maldives are:

1. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort

Grand Water Villa with Jacuzzi @ Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort
Grand Water Villa with Jacuzzi @ Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort (Image credit: conradmaldives.com)

Located in the South Ari Atoll, the Conrad resort is spread over two islands, Rangali and Rangalifinolhu. While this swanky property offers various categories of beach villas, over water residences, and even an underwater suite, its water villas are worth splurging on!

With your own sun terrace, an ocean-facing bathtub and a staircase into the vast ocean, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort’s 925-square foot water villa was a deserving winner of ‘Maldives Leading Water Villa Resort 2016’. With so many things to luxuriate in, you will need their free Wi-Fi only to share your ecstasy on social media.

If you desire enhanced luxury, take a look at their Superior Water Villa which comes with romantic sunset views on the island, and in addition to all the privileges of the regular Water Villa, your very own whirlpool on the sundeck! For a larger-than-life water villa experience on the Rangali Island, explore the idea of staying at the Deluxe Water Villa which is spread over 1,240 square feet, apart from having all the amenities of the Superior Water Villa.

Another perk of staying at Conrad is access to their lounge at the Male International Airport. This award-winning airport lounge offers a kids’ play room, shower facilities and complimentary shoulder or neck massage to all arriving guests. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast and lunch are de-rigueur. While the Conrad Lounge is open from 7 AM until 10 PM, complimentary access is only until 5 PM, post which visits are chargeable.

You not only stay in style at Conrad, but also arrive in style. Choose from 3 options to get to your exclusive Maldivian private island resort after you arrive at Male, the capital of this island nation. A 3-hour luxury charter yacht ride is the stuff of dreams, but quite doable while in the Maldives. You can also fly down on a seaplane if you arrive between 6 AM and 4 PM, feeling like a celebrity. The most economical option is to take a short domestic flight to a nearby island and speedboat ride to Rangali. This choice is available to those arriving between 4 PM and 10 PM.

Villa Types at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort

Water Villa (from $570)

Price from: $570

2-BEDROOM GRAND Water Villa (from $1263)

Price from: $1263

Sunset Water Villa (from $3591)

Price from: $3591

Premier Water Villa (from $1881)

Price from: $1881

The Muraka Residency (from $9499)

Price from: $9499

Grand Water Villa (from $836)

Price from: $836

Superior Water Villa (from $693)

Price from: $693

2-BEDROOM GRAND Water Villa with Pool (from $1320)

Price from: $1320

GRAND Water Villa with Pool (from $893)

Price from: $893

Deluxe Water Villa (from $931)

Price from: $931

2. Kanuhura Maldives Water Villa

Kanuhura Maldives Over Water Villa
Over Water Villa @ Kanuhura Maldives (Image credit: kanuhura.com)

140 square metres of opulence and tranquillity await you at Kanuhura Maldives which is a part of the Sun Resort group. While the island also has beach bungalows and pool villas, their water villas provide exclusive access to the turquoise lagoon.

Set up separately from the island, a timber walkway leads you to the over-water villas. A unique feature of the water villas at Kanuhura is the over water hammock that lets you sunbathe in style. Make use of your snorkelling gear as the marine life on this island is breathtaking, to say the least.

Your suite has a living room, a bedroom and a sprawling bathroom with a tub for al fresco bathing and soaking in the warm water after a dive in the ocean. The outdoor section of the plush bathroom is decorated with pebbles, potted plants and even cushions to make you feel pampered! Their high-end bath amenities are all by Zenology.

The living area with a sunrise view opens out to the sundeck which is kitted out with lounging chairs and your private staircase to the Indian Ocean with its vibrant underwater life forms and soothing sounds. The water villas can each accommodate 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

At Kanuhura, your complimentary guest privileges include bikes to explore the island, services of the villa host, a walk-in closet, a Bose sound system with  Bluetooth connectivity, International power sockets, USB plugs, beach bag and beach towels, and the option of private dining in your villa.

Villa Types at Kanuhura Maldives Resort

Water Villa (from $893)

Price from: $893

Water Pool Villa (from $1290)

Price from: $1290

3. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

Grand Water Villa with Pool @ Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
Grand Water Villa with Pool @ Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa (Image credit: shangri-la.com)

Nestled in Maldives’ Addu Atoll, this Shangri-La luxury property is on the private island of Villingili. One of the exclusive services that set this brand apart is their Dine by Design experience which lets you enjoy your meal at an outdoor location of your choice. Pick from a bespoke romantic dinner on the island’s emerald jungle or jet off on a lavish yacht to the equator to dine at 0-degree latitude.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort has the country’s only 9-hole golf course! That speaks volumes about how far the resort can go to ensure you have an experience that no other property can provide in the Maldives. Even the time zone on Villingili Island is one hour ahead of the rest of the nation, to help you make the most of the extra set of 60 minutes on this paradisaical hideaway.

While you have the option to stay on their pool villas on the beach or over the ocean, the Sunset Water Villa is a classic which deserves at least a couple of days, especially if you’ll be staying for longer. The multi-level architectural design of your over-water villa includes the bedroom, en-suite bath and a fenced front porch on the highest level, a couple of sunbeds down the stairway. It also has an overwater hammock on the second level, and finally, steps into the sea.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the only resort in the Maldives which is in the Southern Hemisphere while still being close to the equator. If arriving at the Male International Airport, you will have to take another flight to the Gan International airport on the domestic route. Other than Maldivian Airlines, only Sri Lankan Airlines flies direct, although you will have to catch this from Colombo.

If arriving on a private jet to this heart-shaped atoll, you can relax at Shangri-La’s Executive Lounge at the Gan International Airport while you wait for the next leg of your journey, a 5-minute speedboat ride to the island of Villingili.

Villa Types at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Sunset Overwater Villa (from $552)

Price from: $552

Grand Villa Muthee with Pool (from $2940)

Price from: $2940

4. Anantara Dhigu Maldives Water Villas

Over Water Villa @ Anantara Dhigu Maldives
Over Water Villa @ Anantara Dhigu Maldives (Image credit: anantara.com)

The Anantara group of resorts has a couple of properties in the Maldives. While their Kihavah resort has a private swimming pool attached to each beach villa and overwater villa, their Dhigu resort offers a wider choice of suites for different budgets.

Located on the island of Dhigufinolhu as part of the South Male Atoll, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort enjoys a great balance of privacy along with proximity to the Velana International Airport.

Pampering begins right at the airport where Anantara’s airport host escorts guests to the private lounge for complimentary beverages, juices and soft drinks while they wait for the next leg of transportation to the resort. You can choose between a private seaplane transfer or a 30-minute speedboat ride to get to this droplet island.

The classic water villas at Dhigu come in two variants, depending on the view you desire – sunrise or sunset. The more economically priced Sunrise Over Water Suite lets you enjoy the early morning sun on the lagoon as it filters through the curtains of your floor-to-ceiling glass doors. What’s more? Even your bathroom comes with a glass viewing panel on the floor so you can appreciate the marine biodiversity while you get undressed!

The 119 square metre Sunset Over Water Suite charges a premium for the stunning sunset views that it affords you from your sundeck on stilts. The bathroom comes with a free-standing bath tub while yoga mats and beach essentials are provided for the ultimate outdoor experience. You also have the option of drinking from your in-villa wine cellar and minibar while you relax on your daybed or the loungers.

While the island has enough to keep you occupied, Anantara Dhigu also lets you access the facilities at its sister resort Veli. Activities to look forward to when staying with Anantara are glass-bottomed boat rides, yacht trips, snorkelling excursions, surfing classes, dining on a secluded beach, spa treatments, and more.

5. Baros Maldives Over Water Villas

Water Villa @ Baros Maldives
Water Villa @ Baros Maldives (Image Credit: Baros.com)

Baros is one of the pioneers of luxury hospitality in the Maldives. It opened almost 50 years ago, when the country first decided to open its doors to exclusive lagoon tourism. Their years of experience is evident in the thought they put into the personal touches and little things in their property, such as carefully curated artwork, the architectural design of the villas and even the fabric of the upholstery of the furniture in your room.

Baros over-water villas are spread over 92 square metres with direct access to the lagoon. The use of timber in the construction adds an element of warmth to the look and feel of your private cocoon. The sundeck of your overwater villa has a four-poster daybed adorned with drapes and cushions, besides a couple of cushioned adjustable sun loungers and an outdoor table setting.

Facilities include a dedicated villa host who is at your beck and call 24 hours, IPTV, online pre-registration and in-villa check-in to reduce your waiting time, access to a round-the-clock library with a pool table, free morning yoga classes 6 days a week, in-villa spa treatments, an over-water infinity pool, a fitness centre, and a host of other indoor, outdoor and water sports activities.

Sea excursions to look forward to with the Baros group are sunset rides on a dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat), swimming with turtles, diving courses, snorkelling trips, yachting and sailing. Gourmands can also dream of special dining experiences which include exclusive dining on their Piano Deck on stilts, sandbank dining, with a private butler, gourmet picnic on the shore, and in-villa cheese tasting on the deck, apart from their assortment of restaurants and bars.

Maldivian Islands have favourable weather conditions and suitable settings increasing the charm of Maldives holidaying to a different level all together. High visibility of water along with a moderate temperature and cool refreshing wind create a favourable atmosphere for most of the water sports.

Arriving at the Baros resort is rather easy as you only have to take a 25-minute speedboat transfer from the Male International Airport. This private island is in the southern part of the North Male Atoll, which is the same atoll as that of the capital city’s international airport.

6. Cheval Blanc Randheli Water Villa

Water Villa @ Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
Water Villa @ Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives (Image credit: chevalblanc.com)

For a taste of French style and hospitality in the Maldives, look towards Cheval Blanc Randheli. Located in the Noonu Atoll, the resort can be reached by taking a domestic Maldivian flight from the Male International Airport to Maafaru International Airport, post which Cheval Blanc arranges for a 25-minute speedboat transfer to the private island of Randheli on which it is set up.

For a more exclusive arrival experience, you can fly to the Velana International Airport. Thereafter, enjoy your VIP airport transfer to the private Cheval Blanc Seaplane Salon from where the resort’s customized seaplane will bring you to Randheli Island in 40 minutes.

Cheval Blanc Randheli’s water villa sprawls over 2,580 square feet or 240 square metres. With endless views of the ocean, the suite comes with a master bedroom, a powder room, a living room, a bathroom and a sundeck. Your bedroom has a double dressing room and opens out to sight of the crystal blue sea.

The grand bathroom has an indoor as well as an outdoor rain shower, besides a bathtub. The overwater deck is complete with an outdoor lounge, a private infinity pool, a dining table, sunken benches, armchairs and loungers.

There is a lot of pampering that you can experience at this French Maison. Whether it is getting your tresses in order at the hair spa on the Spa Island, or learning new ways of keeping fit from the fitness trainers, or playing tennis on the grass court or hard court.

At the Cheval Blanc Randheli, which is French for ‘white horse’, elevated living takes on a new meaning when you are privy to exclusive events at the resort such as a pop-up culinary experience.

Speaking of cuisines, here, you have the choice of dining at 5 restaurants and 4 bars which have their unique strengths, from local Maldivian fare to Italian flavours to Japanese and East Asian dishes to French gastronomy and even a Spa Bar dedicated to juices and healthy eats.

7. Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives

Sunset Water Villa @ Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives
Sunset Water Villa @ Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives (Image credit: lilybeachmaldives.com)

Located on the Huvahendhoo Island in Maldives’ South Ari Atoll, Lily Beach Resort & Spa can be reached only via seaplane. The exciting arrival experience begins at the Velana International Airport at Male from where you will be taken to the Trans Maldivian Airways Terminal over a quick bus ride

You have the option of relaxing at the Lily Beach lounge while you wait for seaplane transfer. Wi-Fi, snacks and drinks are complimentary at this air-conditioned lounge. The 25-minute seaplane flight itself is a breathtaking one, with gorgeous views of turquoise lagoons to behold.

Lily Beach’s Deluxe Water Villas are spread over 126 square metres, offering a tranquil haven and direct steps into the Indian Ocean. The 5-star resort throws in indulgences such as a television in the bathroom so you can catch some entertainment while soaking in the Jacuzzi tub.

Keep an eye out for the glass-floored section of the overwater villa from where you can gaze at the exotic marine life of this lagoon. Other amenities include a shower booth, satellite TV, home theatre system, an oversized daybed, loungers on the wooden deck under a canopy.

You can also find outdoor seating chairs and a coffee table, an outdoor shower-head on the staircase for cleaning up after you come out of the waters outside your villa, and most importantly, an overwater Jacuzzi plunge pool measuring 7 square metres!

Lily Beach Resort & Spa lets you dine at 4 restaurants and 3 bars on the island, while the main restaurant offers different world cuisines on each day of the week for their buffet spread.

You can even choose your own lobster from the live lobster tank and have it cooked as per your liking. The property also has a marvellous collection of fine wines which the in-house sommelier will help you pair with your dishes.

The resort also offers a bouquet of experiences such as a Maldivian cultural show, Bodu Beru drumming performance, Balinese dance, fish feeding off the main jetty to view sharks, stingrays and other fishes. Other experiences include group games, DJ nights, and even water sports like jet blading, jet skiing, canoeing on a glass-bottomed boat, stand-up paddle boarding, and more.

8. LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Water Villa @ LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
Water Villa @ LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas (Image credit: luxresorts.com)

Located in the Maritime Protected Area of the South Ari Atoll, this 5-star luxury resort in Maldives sits on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu which stretches for a couple of miles. Getting here requires just a domestic flight from the main international airport at Male.

There are a whopping 50 dive sites close by, making LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas one of the best places for snorkelling, especially if you wish to sight the resident whale sharks.

The LUX* group has two properties that stand out in the Maldives. LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas are remarkable for their simplistic no-fuss design with a profusion of whites and open spaces. Their water villas come with a king-size bed and a sofa bed in the master bedroom while the sundeck is furnished with a daybed and a couple of sun beds for lounging in the Maldivian sun.

Few resorts have their own apps and LUX* is one of them. Their LUX* Experience App not only gives you information about the resort but also lets you check-in and order your breakfast in bed.

Choose from 8 restaurants and 5 bars for an unmatched gastronomic experience or up your luxury game with a floating breakfast served right in your water villa’s pool! Cuisines offered at LUX* South Ari Atoll are Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, Middle-Eastern, South-east Asian and several others.

Water sport activities on this off-the-grid island include parasailing, flyboarding, snorkelling, jet skiing, paddle boarding, diving, and some exclusive local experiences such as fluorescent night diving which involves a filter over your snorkelling mask to let you see the magical sights of marine life glowing under a special torchlight.

Honeymooning couples can also take up an intimate cooking class, go on a sailing expedition or just relax during a couple massage. They also have a theatre where movies are screened every now and then.

9. LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas

Water Villas @ LUX* North Male Atoll Resort
Floating Breakfast – Water Villas @ LUX* North Male Atoll Resort (Image credit: luxresorts.com)

The island of Olhahali is home to LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas, spread over 6 hectares. The architectural boldness of the resort breaks free from the thatched roof design to embrace urban penthouse-style residences conceived by Miaja, a Singapore design house.

There are two ways to arrive on this island. You can either take an hour-long speedboat ride straight off the jetty outside the Velana International Airport or opt for the luxury of arriving within 15 minutes on a seaplane. The island welcomes you to a world of rejuvenation and exploration of marine beings such as turtles, manta rays and also sunrise and sunset fishing.

With our Maldives Honeymoon Packages, you can opt for the multi-storey overwater villa that has an island host and a private butler to do your bidding. The nautically inspired design does away with prominent partitions and makes it a seamless space of a master bedroom, a living area and the extended deck that is accessible just outside the sliding glass doors.

Each water villa has a terrace with the LUX* signature hot pink cabana to shade your roof top daybed. You also have a private swimming pool in case you find the vast house reef intimidating.

It is hard to get bored on a deserted island with all imaginable indulgences at your disposal. Still. If you wish to experience something beyond living in an overwater villa, this LUX* property offers overnight stays on its 38-foot catamaran while ensuring you enjoy sunsets on the cruise. It is also possible to go on a local excursion to the nearby island of Gaafaru for a dose of Maldivian culture.

In your water villa itself, you can ask for a private rooftop barbecue to be arranged for on the terrace. Along with the hot treats, you can select your favourites from LUX* North Male Atoll’s collection of wines to celebrate your evening with elan.

10. Maafushivaru Maldives Overwater Villa

Water Villa @ Maafushivaru Maldives Resort
Water Villa @ Maafushivaru Maldives Resort (Image credit: maafushivaru.com)

The quaint island of Maafushivaru extends only up to 350 metres in length. While it barely takes 10 minutes to walk across the powdery white sand stretch of this luxury property, the water villas which are on stilts, spread out further from the minimal reach of the mainland.

Maafushivaru Maldives’ location on the South Ari Atoll ensures it is not too far from the Maldives airport. You will have the opportunity to rest at the dedicated lounge at the seaplane terminal near the Male airport. The seaplane ride will take 25 minutes to scale the distance of 95 kilometres from the capital of The Maldives.

The water villas are spread over 95 square metres each, with sundry amenities to make you comfortable. Laze on your plush daybed on the wooden deck or sip on your coffee while gazing at the infinite ocean out there. Dip into the cool waters of the lagoon, go snorkelling or just relax on the loungers after a swim.

Guests of Maafushivaru have exclusive access to the tiny island of Lonubo nearby. This islet has a dhoni-restaurant, a Jacuzzi set up, and options for private romantic dining on the sandbank. You can also renew your marriage vows through a specially organized intimate event.

Maafushivaru has an assortment of restaurants and bars that serve teppanyaki, tapas, light bites, Mediterranean food and great coffees. If you wish to have a private dining affair, they will be happy to serve you a lavish 5-course meal, specially placed for a romantic couple.

The Maldives is synonymous with water activities. You will be able to pursue windsurfing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, among others. You can also sign up for snorkelling tours to admire the corals at Clementi La, Bodu and Kuda or swim with whale sharks at Ocean Reef, sight manta rays and even glide past turtles.

11. Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Water Villa @ Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives
Water Villa @ Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives (Image credit: villahotels.com)

Lankanfinolhu is home to the Paradise Island Resort, one of the most affordable 5-star resorts in The Maldives. In operation since 1994, this Villa Hotel has fine tuned its services year after year, and the results are evident in how the resort is always almost fully booked round the year. Located in the North Male Atoll, which is part of the Kaafu Atoll, the resort is just a 30-minute speedboat ride away from Male’s Velana International Airport.

The water villas at Paradise Island Resort & Spa are elegantly designed, with a boardwalk on stilts to help you reach your overwater villa. Steps with handrails guide you down to the crystal clear lagoon where you are free to swim, snorkel and even canoe.

The water villa section has two dedicated restaurants on stilts so that the residents don’t have to walk or take a cart all the way to the island for each meal. At the Lagoon Restaurant, you can enjoy an international buffet spread with a different menu every day.

Choose between indoor and outdoor dining as you have the infinite ocean glittering before you. They also organize candlelight dinners on the deck, with live music to soothe you.

Each water villa comes with an outdoor stone tub on the deck. If you are on the honeymoon plan, you can also have your wine and fruit basket arrayed on the ledge over the tub while you soak in the bubble bath.

The waterproof loungers on the sundeck are perfect for resting after you have returned from the waters. A pair of armchairs and a coffee table let you enjoy your choice of beverage while watching the amazing Maldivian sunset.

Paradise Island’s house reef has plenty to keep snorkelers occupied. Their in-house surf club lets you hire canoes and oars to explore the sea, apart from surfboards to catch some waves. You can also go diving with PADI certified trainers around the atoll and beyond.

12. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives Water Villas

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives Water Villas
Sunset Water Villas @ Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives (Image credit: atmosphere-kanifushi.com)

With only 12 water villas at this resort, you know you will be treated like royalty when you pick Atmosphere Kanifushi for your island vacation. Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, you can arrive here by taking a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Male to Kanifushi. Atmosphere has all the feels of a tropical island, with its palm fringed beaches and towering coconut trees. Check our all-inclusive Maldives Packages for Couple for more details.

Your overwater villa is spread over 105 square metres, with a blend of modern furnishings and traditional Maldivian accents. Luxuriate in your suite which comes with 24-hour butler service, wooden and glass flooring, a plush king size bed which you can sink into while drinking in the views of the Indian Ocean.

Also included are a smart IP TV, a Sony Bluetooth speaker, a couple of lazy chairs express laundry service, both sheer and blackout curtains to suit your mood, and a sundeck with loungers and direct access to the water.

Atmosphere Kanifushi has a selection of fine dining restaurants that dish out various international and local cuisines ranging from Sri Lankan street food and Jain preparations to Japanese teppanyaki and Maldivian seafood.

The resort dedicates an entire restaurant, Just Veg, to vegetarian-only dining, where you can sample Arabic, Indian and Mediterranean specials. The restaurant features among the top places to dine in many noteworthy listicles. They also have a poolside bar to cater to your cravings between-the-meals and your thirst for refreshing drinks.

Kanifushi is ideally placed amidst interesting underwater flora and fauna. The in-house dive team organizes diving excursions to nearby spots such as Alihaa Giri, The Shipyard, Fushivaru Thila and Anemone Thila.

You can also take up sailing while on this island. For a more relaxed experience, sign up for their sunset cruise or trips to the local islands on the Lhaviyani Atoll where you can immerse into indigenous traditions and get an insight into the Maldivian culture.

13. Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Honeymoon Water Villa @ Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Honeymoon Water Villa @ Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives (Image credit: sunsiyam.com)

Maldives water villa packages usually burn a deep hole in the pocket but it is not always so expensive to live the good life in a villa suspended over turquoise waters.

At the Olhuveli Beach & Spa, you can relish all the comforts of a 4-star resort at a price that won’t pinch you. Located in the South Male Atoll, it takes only a 45-minute speedboat ride to arrive on this island from the Velana International Airport at Male.

Olhuveli goes beyond its routine role of being a luxury service provider, and helps its guests engage meaningfully with the local Maldivian community and also the staff that the resort employs. During your stay, you have the option to interact with the fishermen who bring in the daily catch for the restaurants at this resort.

You can also chat with the women who prepare the meals and learn the tricks of island cuisine. If you wish to make a deeper contribution, you can help their children practice English while you talk to them.

The water villas at Olhuveli are at least 64 square metres in size, with a 4-poster queen-sized bed to rest those jet-lagged nerves. A satellite TV with a DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and bath amenities in your en-suite bathroom are a given. You also have direct access to the lagoon from your fenced wooden deck, furnished with cushioned loungers and a table.

With 8 treatment rooms at its disposal, Olhuveli Resort is a great place for some spa rejuvenation. Make use of their hydrotherapy pools to harness the pain-eliminating effects of water, break into a sweat in their steam room and sauna, or wash your tiredness away in their Jacuzzi tub. To look the best for your dates with your partner on the beach, get a makeover at their beauty and hair salons.

14. Six Senses Laamu Water Villas

Water Villas @ Six Senses Laamu Maldives
Water Villas @ Six Senses Laamu Maldives (Image credit: sixsenses.com)

Sitting with poise on the Olhuveli Island in the Laamu Atoll, the Six Senses Resort is a place that will charm all your senses while you holiday in The Maldives.

In-villa services apart, you can look forward to exploring the astounding variety of hard corals and the reef ecosystem which includes indigenous sharks and other fish, colourful flora, hawksbill turtles, eagle rays and even dolphins which are only visible during cruises.

Reaching the island of Olhuveli requires a 15-minute speedboat transfer from Laamu’s Kadhdhoo Airport, where you will arrive via a Maldivian domestic flight from the capital city of Male. Right from the moment you step off the main jetty of Six Senses Laamu, you will notice how sustainability and environment-friendliness is woven into its design and functioning.

With an aim to maintain self sufficiency and a zero-waste culture, the resort has declared itself a plastic-free zone, consciously creating as little waste as possible, disposing non-recyclable waste responsibly and also recycling all organic waste. Six Senses Laamu also contributes to educating local communities on sustainability and marine life conservation.

The property has various categories of overwater villas, each of which has direct access to the ocean. A couple of the exclusive features of the water villas worth a mention are an all-glass sunken bathtub with a view of the ocean underneath also outside through the window.

You can also find a sunken aquarium glass dining table on the wooden deck which lets the guests enjoy cushioned seating while they dangle their legs below as their feet skim the surface of the water.

The villas also have overwater netting with cushions to act as hammocks with views. A private water garden, an outdoor bathroom and rain shower, and a daybed on the sundeck are some of the surprises you can expect in your suite. Inside your master bedroom, you will find Bose surround sound system and iPod docking stations.


Maldives Water Villa Packages

If Maldives is your dream honeymoon destination and you want to spend those precious days on this tropical beauty in its amazing overwater villas, Samudra Maldives is always there to help you. 

We offer attractive Maldives Honeymoon Packages including the best water villas in Maldives at a very reasonable price. Make your honeymoon amazing and memorable with Samudra Maldives.

There is so much to do in this country that time always seems short. Experience the marine biodiversity through scuba diving, snorkelling and, feel the strength of the Indian Ocean waves through wake boarding.

Also experience kayaking, enjoy the sunsets on dhoni cruises and dolphin watching trips. You can still do more. Try catching a movie on the sandbanks, lazing in your chaise lounge under the stars, or find constellations in the clear night sky.

Be it the sparkling blue sea, white sandy beaches,  lush green vegetation, crystal clear lagoons, coral reefs or the rich colourful marine life, everything about Maldives generates beauty and bliss and takes you to a dream world.

You will run out of time, but never out of experiences!

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