6 Spectacular Overwater Villa Resorts in the Maldives
The Maldives in the Indian Ocean are famous for their secluded sandy beaches and beautiful ocean. Couple those with a stylish overwater villa and the term “dream vacation” comes to mind. Order room service, go snorkeling in the lagoon, request a massage, and watch the sunsets from the privacy of your own villa terrace. Some of these overwater villas come with a dedicated 24-hour host and a private pool. When deciding which hotel to book, consider the cost of getting there, which activities are included and resort amenities such as unique island spas and restaurants right on the water. It's always a good idea to ask about spa deals and honeymoon specials. Read our honeymoon guide.
1. Kanuhura Maldives
At the Kanuhura Maldives, you get to choose from two overwater villa layouts, measuring 1,345 square feet or 1,450 square feet in size. The villas have a terrace right over the turquoise lagoon and the coral reef alive with colorful fish. If you plan on spending a lot of time sunbathing on the terrace, book one of the two Grand Water Villas which have spacious deck areas with plush lounge chairs. Stairs lead down into the lagoon, which means that your bed is just steps from the water. Each of the private villas has an outdoor shower, a semi-outdoor bath tub as well as air-conditioning which you probably won’t need because of the soothing ocean breezes. The interiors are made from hand-crafted natural materials, creating a soothing ambiance. And did we mention the dedicated private host standing by to attend to your wishes 24 hours a day? Water villa rates start from 832 Euros, Grand Water Villas from 1,123 Euros.
2. Water Villas at Reethi Rah
From the luxury Water Villas at One&Only Reethi Rah, guests get to take in spectacular ocean views from all angles. Even if you are relaxing in the bath tub, the window faces the ocean. The split-level verandas let you explore different relaxation spaces in the privacy of your own villa. You will not want to miss the sunsets!
Grand Water Villas feature over-water hammocks, 2,594 square feet of living space and a 24-hour dedicated villa host. And just in case you find the water a step too far, there is a private pool.
3. Coco Palm
Coco Palm is located on the private island of Dhuni Kolhu in the Maldives and can be reached by sea plane. Lagoon Villas at Coco Palm feature fresh-water pools on the sundeck and Jacuzzi bathrooms where you can take a relaxing bath while enjoying views of the lagoon. The luxury Sunset Lagoon Villas come with a personal butler. Indulge in a relaxing massage outdoors on the deck – the Coco Spa offers a collection of treatments from Indonesia, Thailand and India.
4. Villingili Resort and Spa
The Water Villas at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives are built on stilts and connected with the rest of the resort by a wooden walkway. Spend your days relaxing on the private deck over the blue lagoon. Open-air showers complete the indoor/outdoor experience. Enjoy soothing ocean air and explore the lagoon with a mask and snorkel.
5. Sunset at Lily Beach Resort
Lily Beach Resort and Spa has Water Villas with glass bottom which allows you to look down into the the lagoon. The jacuzzi on the private terrace is a beautiful addition to any honeymoon.
6. Private Island Constance Moofushi
Constance Moofushi Resort is set on a private island in the Maldives, complete with a blue lagoon filled with colorful tropical fish. The over-water villas have stairs leading straight into the lagoon. Not only does the resort offer overwater villas, there is also an overwater spa where vacationers enjoy unique treatments with views of the water. Angsana Ihuru, Banyan Tree Madivaru, Six Senses Latitude Laamu and Soneva Fushi are other great honeymoon resorts in the Maldives.