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Best Over water Villas in the Maldives
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Best Water Villas in Maldives

What are Water Villas in Maldives?

Water villas are one of the most prestigious aspects of this popular tropical destination, the Maldives. This place is renowned for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, breathtaking views and luxurious accommodations with all facilities. With Maldives water villa packages, one gets to reserve their desired type of water villa. With an increase in Maldives tourism, the demand for over water villas have also increased. These villas, from an areal view look like pearls in a huge water body. This is a very unique stay experience that you don’t commonly find everywhere. Only a few destinations in the world offer it and fewer can justify the experience of staying in one.

There are few resorts in Maldives where you can also spot celebrities. There is an ever spreading misconception that these villas cost an arm and a leg. The truth although is one can definitely spend at least two nights in the villa. If you are planning to visit Maldives, you should definitely try them out at least for a couple of nights.

There are all inclusive resorts in Maldives, that offer all the amenities like hot tub and private pools and direct access to the lagoon that a regular luxury villa or hotel room provides and tops it off with the experience quotient. With Maldives Honeymoon packages, you can choose couple based activities that are a part of overwater villas.

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Types of Maldives Water Villa

When you are choosing a Maldives tour package, it is always better to know the type of accommodations, especially with respect to water villas, so that you can choose the one that suits your needs. Below is a list of type of water villas in the Maldives.

  • Overwater Bungalows
  • Private Island Water Villas
  • Contemporary Water Villas
  • Oceanfront Water Villas
  • Floating Villas
  • Resort Water Villas
  • Sunset View Water Villas
  • Deluxe Water Villas
  • Water Villas with Private Pools
  • Glass-Floor Water Villas
  • Sunrise View Water Villas
  • Eco-Friendly Water Villas
  • Underwater Villas
  • Palm Tree Water Villas
  • Lagoon Water Villas
  • Luxury Water Villas
  • Types of water villas in Maldives
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    List of Best Water Villas in Maldives

    The Maldives, being the smallest country by land and population in India, is a group of 26 atolls (circular shaped islands) which in an absolute natural beauty. Known for its golden beaches and clear water, this island is also very much famous for its beautiful resorts , its world class amenities like beach club, tennis courts outdoor pools etc, and seaside villas. With increase in modern architecture, the construction keeps raising hopes for its visitors.

    So let us not wait anymore and see about the best premium all inclusive Maldives water villa that you should definitely book for a grand experience of the beautiful Island.

    1. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
    2. Baros Resort Maldives
    3. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa
    4. W Maldives
    5. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
    6. Komandoo Island Resort & Spa
    7. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
    8. Joali Maldives
    9. Coco Bodu Hithi
    10. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
    11. Reethi Faru Bio Luxury Resort
    12. Adaaran Prestige Water Villas
    13. You & Me Maldives
    14. Dhigali Maldives
    15. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
    16. Kudafushi Resort & Spa
    17. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
    18. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
    19. Sun Siyam Iru Veli
    20. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort

    1. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

    Conrad Maldives Rangali Island water villa

    Linked by a Footbridge, this Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one place that is a perfect holiday destination for many. Covering over two islands, this resort is for the out-of-the-world honeymoon experience.

    To have one of the best dining experiences, have your meals at the submerged restaurant. Surrounded by the underwater world, you will be having some of the best cuisines here with your partner.This particular resort also has an executive lounge which is 10 minutes from the airport. So this can also be a place where you can also have your first meal.

    Also, do experience the unique submerged 2 floors over water villa. This is one major reason why you will say this is one of the best overwater villas in Maldives.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms 150
    No of Beds 304

    Address : Rangali Island Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, 20077, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 668-0629

    Official website : Conrad Maldives Rangali

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    2. Baros Resort Maldives

    Baros water villa

    With 30 of Maldives best overwater villa resorts, the Baros resort Maldives is one place that you should visit for a perfect honeymoon. Located at a 25-minute drive from the international airport, this place is a must-have in the list of Maldives water villas.

    With a customary free wine, free photoshoot and custom-made dinner for all the newlyweds this is simply a paradise for all the honeymooners.

    This place has its own unique marine central tour where you will learn a lot about underwater lives.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms75
    No of Beds150

    Address : Baros Maldives PO Box 2015, Male 20-02, Republic of Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 664 26 72

    Official Website : Baros Resort Maldives

    3. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

    Shangri-La's Villingili Resort water villa

    With 132 water villas on the island of Maldives, this is a cut above the others mentioned.

    With amazing restaurants with delicious cuisine, this is the perfect place for you to spend your time.

    There is also a great way to experience cycling tours, nature walks and the romantic dinner in the middle of the Indian ocean on the resort-owned Yacht.

    So this is certainly one great place to see one of the best water villas in Maldives.

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    Room Details

    No of Rooms142
    No of Beds284

    Address : Villingili Island, Addu City 19020, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 689-7888

    Official Website : Shangri – La’s Villingili Resort

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    4. W Maldives

     W Maldives water villa

    Another popular water villa resort in the Maldives is none other than W Maldives.

    It is an ultra-luxurious hideout that offers elegant accommodation facilities, sweeping views of Indian Ocean, delicious dining and rejuvenating spa services.

    Of all the options W Maldives has on offer, the water villas are the best to stay at as it not only offers spectacular views but also all the luxurious amenities like swimming pool, house reef, fitness center and much more.

    This 5-star private island resort is surrounded by fine beaches, green palm trees, and turquoise lagoons.

    The place also has the best house reefs in the Maldives. Don’t miss visiting the AWAY spa to have a relaxing evening after a hectic and thrilling day.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms81
    No of Beds162

    Address : 2R46+RMQ, Fesdhoo, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 666-2222

    Official Website : W Maldives

    5. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

    Taj Exotica Resort water villa

    Escape from your daily chaos to the true magnificence, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. This resort is nestled in the middle of the largest lagoon in the country making it one of the highly sought water villas in Maldives. Taj Exotica Spa Resort is fit for all kind of guests and pamper each one of them with love, care and immersive services.

    Choose the splendid water villa as your home away from home and enjoy its facilities and breathtaking views. Partake in water sports activities, visit spa, savour delicious delights and experience life like never before.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms134
    No of Beds64

    Address : Emboodhu Finolhu, South Male Atoll 02117, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 400-6000

    Official Website : Taj Exotica

    6. Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

    komandoo Island water villa

    Another addition to the list of Maldives water villas is the Komandoo Island Resort & Spa. Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is synonymous with pure bliss and is an adults-only resort in the Maldives.

    In addition to satisfying your travel cravings, this romantic getaway will strengthen your bond with your loved one.

    This place offers marvellous beach and water villas, a spa, bars and restaurants, and adventurous activities to participate in.

    Get ready to have charming memories with your loved ones in this tropical heaven.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms65
    No of Beds130

    Address : Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 662-1010

    Official Website : Komandoo Resort

    7. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    Anantara Veli Maldives water villa

    Plan your tropical romantic hideaway in one of the best adults-only water villas in Maldives, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

    Get ready to enjoy the taste of luxury, purity, and serenity by planning your stay at one of the amazing water villas of the resort.

    Along with incomparable stays, enjoy ayurvedic treatments at an astonishing spa, scrumptious dining facilities and engaging in exciting water sports activities.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms88
    No of Beds176

    Address : Veligandu South Male Atoll, 20109, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 664-4111

    Official Website : Anantara Veli

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    8. Joali Maldives

    Joali Maldives water villa

    Visit the heaven of rejuvenation and relaxation in the Maldives.

    Joali Maldives is set away in the Raa Atoll and is a sweet tropical retreat that houses 73 beach and water villas to choose from. Wake up your senses and evoke luxury as each villa has precious interiors, vibrant designs and positive vibes.

    There are 4 dining options to pick from, a spa with therapeutic treatments, and a plethora of water sports activities which make it one of the favourites in the list of Maldives water villas.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms85
    No of Beds170

    Address : Muravandhoo Island Raa Atoll, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 658-4400

    Official Website : Joali Maldives

    9. Coco Bodu Hithi

    Coco Bodu Hithi water villa

    Coco Bodu Hithi is an elegant stay which is surrounded by palm-fringed beaches, azure waters, and tropical vibes.

    This property is one of the lush water villas in Maldives for the glorious beach with generous space, an infinity private pool, an outdoor deck, direct beach and water access, contemporary designs and so many more facilities one may need.

    Have a lovely stay with the people you love and make memories forever

    Room Details

    No of Rooms100
    No of Beds200

    Address : Coco Bodu Hithi Resort, North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 664-1122

    Official Website : Coco Bodu Hithi

    10. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

    Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi water villa

    Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a lavish resort that offers everyone revitalising experiences.

    With elegant water and beach villas with unique facilities, 11 amazing restaurants and bars with overwater, treetop, and beachside option, a spa with rejuvenating therapies making it different from other Maldives water villas.

    Visit Waldorf Astoria and fill your bucket with happy memories.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms136
    No of Beds272

    Address : Ithaafushi Island South Malé Atoll Male, 20009, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 400-0300

    Official Website : Waldorf Astoria Maldives

    11. Reethi Faru Bio Luxury Resort

    Reethi Faru water villa

    Visit the secluded paradise of Reethi Faru Bio Luxury Resort in Filaidhoo Island.

    This luxurious hideaway is surrounded by lush greenery and white sand beaches.

    Embark on a tropical, one-of-a-kind journey with your special someone and make memories that will last a lifetime.

    The water villas offer the best scenic views, lavish interiors and positive vibes.

    Engage in spa treatments, delicious dining, yoga, cruising, diving, snorkelling, and many more memorable activities.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms164
    No of Beds328

    Address : Filaidhoo, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 400-4000

    Official Website : Reethi Faru Resort

    12. Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

    Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

    From exquisite interiors, spacious accommodations, all basic amenities, elegant restaurants and adventurous water sports center, Adaaran Prestige Water Villas has all you can expect from water villas in Maldives.

    Have a perfect holiday with your people and have a true experience of the Maldives.Allow your stress to melt away as you take in the panoramic views of Indian Ocean, beaches, and sky.

    I hope you enjoy your much-needed vacation and make sure to take some great pictures while you’re there.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms50
    No of Beds100

    Address : FX4M+744, Meedupparu, Meedhoo, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 658-7700

    Official Website : Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

    13. You & Me Maldives

    You & Me water villa Maldives

    Plan your visit to this secluded and romantic island to have your dream-come-true vacation. Unwind in this untouched corner of the Maldives perched on the Raa Atoll and make some good memories.

    You & Me Maldives is an adults-only resort that offers lavish accommodations, elegant restaurants, cosy bars, a rejuvenating spa, and plenty of adventurous water sports activities.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms109
    No of Beds218

    Address :  Uthurumaafaru, Ungoofaaru 05060, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 658-1000

    Official Website : You & Me Maldives

    14. Dhigali Maldives

    Dhigali water villa Maldives

    Discover pure Maldivian bliss at the one and only Dhigali Maldives.

    This fantastic resort is perched in the Raa Atoll, surrounded by a massive house-reef, breathtaking scenery and tropical vibes.

    Imagine staying in a perfect water villa of the resort while the soaking best views of water and sky and quenching your thirst with a refreshing cocktail.

    Turn your imagination into reality at Dhigali Maldives with your loved ones.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms179
    No of Beds358

    Address : North Maalhosmadulu Raa Atoll, 21012, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 658-6060

    Official Website : Dhigali Maldives

    15. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa

    Furaveri water villa

    Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is the finest Maldives water villa, set in the UNESCO biosphere reserve near Hanifaru Bay.

    You will be overwhelmed by the variety of cosy accommodation options available here, each with the best facilities, splendid views and comfort to offer.

    Spend your vacation in a simple yet persuasive beauty of Furaveri Island Resort & Spa and make some good memories.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms170
    No of Beds340

    Address : Furaveri Maldives Raa Atoll, 20012, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 658-1111

    Official Website : Furaveri Island Resort

    16. Kudafushi Resort & Spa

    Kudafushi  water villa

    When it comes to some of the plush water villas in Maldives, Kudafushi Resort & Spa is a sweet paradise that lulls you to happiness in the haven of green trees and wonderful natural sceneries.

    This intriguing 5-star resort offers astounding villas to stay, classic restaurants and bars to savour delicious delicacies from, a garden themed spa to elevate your spirit and a plethora of water sports activities.

    Unwind true Maldives at Kudafushi Resort & Spa!

    Room Details

    No of Rooms107
    No of Beds214

    Address : Kudafushi Resort & SPA, Kudafushi 20081, Maldives

    Contact Info : +960 658-0080

    Official Website : Kudafushi Resort

    17. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

    Emerald water villa Maldives

    Visit the all-inclusive Emerald Maldives resort that is located on Fasmendhoo Island.

    Allow yourself to be pampered with impeccable services, friendly staff members, intrinsically designed ambiance, and happy vibes. Dive into the crystal clear waters directly from your water villas and spend amazing time with the people you love the most.

    Spend a day at spa to revitalize your senses, partake in thrilling water sports activities and relish your hunger with delicious delights.

    You can also relax while taking a nice swim at the outdoor infinity pool. Build experiences like never before in this tropical hideout.

    Room Details

    No of RoomsUnavailable
    No of BedsUnavailable

    Address : Fasmendhoo Island, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 658-2100

    Official Website : Emerald Maldives

    18. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

    Park Hyatt Water Villa Maldives

    Enjoy the Maldivian barefoot luxury at the exquisite Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

    This idyllic private island retreat houses a variety of incredible water villas to choose from, each with basic amenities, a private pool, spacious rooms, fascinating views and so much more to make you feel like home.

    Be part of exploring the colourful marine life of the Maldives by participating in scuba diving and snorkelling. When it comes to comfortable Maldives water villas, Maldivian barefoot luxury leaves no stone unturned in providing the best in class experience.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms53
    No of Beds106

    Address :  Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Hadahaa, North Huvadhoo 20054, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 682-1234

    Official Website : Park Hyatt Maldives

    19. Sun Siyam Iru Veli

    Sun Siyam Iru Veli Water Villa

    Unwind in the 5-star resort of Sun Siyam Iru Veli known for its sleek and comfortable accommodations, elegant dining, relaxing spa, a water sports centre and entertaining nights.

    This ultimate tropical retreat is a perfect holiday destination to have exotic Maldivian experiences with your loved ones.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms127
    No of Beds254

    Address : Sun Siyam Iru Veli South Nilandhe Atoll Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 676 0100

    Official Website : Sun Siyam Iru Veli

    20. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort

    Sheraton water villa Maldives

    Visit the stunning Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa to escape all the stress you have been dealing with in your daily life for so long.This resort is located very near to the Male International airport.

    Get ready to elevate your senses in these spacious villas with pleasing views of shimmering lagoons, white sand beaches and lush greenery.

    This 5-star resort offers the best Maldives water villas to spend your holidays in with infinity pools, sun decks, spacious living rooms and vibrant designs.

    Savour scrumptious food, enjoy relaxing massages at in-house spa, and partake in fun water sports activities.

    Room service is at its best in this Maldives water villa.

    Room Details

    No of Rooms176
    No of Beds352

    Address : Furanafushi Island North Malé Atol, 08240, Maldives

    Contact Info :  +960 664-2010

    Official Website : Sheraton Maldives

    Are Water villas expensive in Maldives?

    • While water villas are expensive compared to beach villas in Maldives in a lot of budget and value for money properties.
    • The same can’t be said for a lot of luxury water villas in Maldives where the difference becomes quite minimal.
    • Also, Maldives has some of the most affordable water villas in the world.
    • Expensive is still quite relative though and changes from person to person.
    • So, if you are looking for a rough price range, water villa stays start at around USD 300 a night.
    • Now if you think that staying in a water villa is increasing your cost substantially.
    • You can also opt to pick a split stay option that a lot of Maldives resorts are now providing these days.
    • A honeymooner’s paradise is what the Maldives island should be called.
    • You don’t just enjoy the solitude with the surrounded ocean but also facilities like swimming pools and beautiful house reef.

    Average Cost of Maldives Water Villas

    The cost of Water Villas are majorly based on the amenities they provide.

    An overwater villa with pool can be far expensive when compared to a basic water villa with lagoon. Therefore, according to your budget, purpose and preferences, you can pick the villa.

    If your only looking for only Budget friendly water villas just to experience the stay over the ocean, you can read our article on budget trip to Maldives where all the necessary information is provided.

    Where should I stay in Maldives for the best water villa experiences?

    These days water villas are found in almost all major Maldives resorts. You have a wide variety to choose from and what works best for you depends on what you have in mind.

    Unlike 10 years back, these days you have options at various different price points that each offer something unique.

    A few examples of this would be water villas with a private infinity swimming pool or a sauna attached to them, you also get 2 or 3 bedroom behemoths as well.

    If you are looking for suggestions on some of the best. Here are a few resorts that come to mind.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Water Villas

    Q: How to book water villa in Maldives?

    A: The procedure of booking an overwater villa is very easy and convenient for its visitors. All you have to do is choose the resort you are going to stay in and visit it’s online website and book your villa. It is always better to book your accommodation in advance to avail best prices and to have a smooth vacation.

    Q: Which is the best water villa in Maldives?

    A: The country offers a wide selection of water villas, making it tough for visitors to choose from. Here is a list of the best water villas in Maldives that offers you the best tropical experiences:
    1. Reethi Faru Bio Luxury Resort
    2. Adaaran Prestige Water Villas
    3. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
    4. You & Me Maldives
    5. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa
    6. W Maldives

    Q: Is Maldives water villas safe?

    A: There are no such risks if you plan to stay in a water villa, as they are absolutely safe. The only thing you need to be careful of is the narrow staircase that leads directly into the waters from almost every water villa. Especially when you are staying with your kids, otherwise there is nothing to worry about in these Maldives floating villas.

    Q: Are water villas worth it?

    A: Water villas do indeed revolve around luxury, tranquility, and elegance. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves, immediately taking a dip in the cool, fresh water of the Indian Ocean, and then relaxing in the Maldivian sun while sipping a cool cocktail while lounging in a hammock. Maldives water villas are completely worthy because they can make your dreams come true. See it for yourself by booking a Maldives water villa package!

    Q: Can I visit water villa in daytime?

    A: Since there are no time restrictions, you can visit a water villa during the day.

    Q: How to get water villa in Maldives in cheaper rate?

    A: To get the best prices of water villas in Maldives, keep the following points in mind:
    1. Travel during the low season, when the prices are comparatively lower than the peak tourist season.
    2. Book your water villas in advance to have the best prices.
    3. You can contact the resort and inquire about any available discounts.
    4. Use fare comparison websites to find the most affordable water villa.

    Q: Is water villa better or beach villa?

    A: Due to the solitude and phenomenal 360-degree view of the ocean and sky, water villas are said to be better and more romantic than beach villas. You can indulge in house reef snorkeling since this would elate your whole experience. With luxurious facilities, direct water access, amazing deck area and even glass panel floors to witness underwater life, water villas are a great option to choose from.

    They also provide customisation like air conditioning rooms. Especially with three paradise islands, the luxury one experiences is unforgettable. To clear up any confusion, visit the Maldives beach villa or water villa blog.

    Q: Should I take beach villa or water villa in Maldives?

    A: Water villas are suggested for staying in the Maldives because they provide fascinating experiences, tranquillity, and solitude unlike any other property. Plan a getaway to the water villas in Maldives to experience true tropical sensations!

    Q: Which island in Maldives has good and affordable water villas?

    A: The following Maldives islands and resorts are widely recognised for their reasonably priced water villas, have a look and choose the best:
    1. Fonimagoodhoo, Baa Atoll – Reethi Beach Resort
    2. Lankanfinolhu North – Paradise Island Resort Maldives
    3. North Male Atoll – Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives Resort
    4. Boduthakurufaanu Magu – Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives
    5. Noonu Atoll – Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

    Q: Why water villa in Maldives charge for boat transfer?

    A: Water villas are located in the centre of an island lagoon or ocean and require a boat transfer to access. A boat transport costs around 1,655 INR to 4,139 INR per person for a 30 to 40-minute ride.

    Is water villa best only for couples?

    Maldives Water villas are definitely a great romantic destination for couples. Nevertheless, Maldives is undoubtedly a destination for anybody and everybody. From Kids to Old people, everyone will enjoy the serene setting of Maldives. Fun water activities like jet skiing, scuba diving, para sailing and much more are available in Maldives. For people of older age groups, there are water reefs and spa facilities that will rejuvenate them.
    So in conclusion, these villas are for everybody who loves the ocean.

    In order to have a wonderful experience with your loved ones, make sure to stay in a water villa the next time you visit the Maldives. These are the best options for water villas in the Maldives, renowned for providing the best of the island nation.

    There are other affordable options as well, so you don’t need to worry about anything. You can find something that works if you look hard enough! Check out Pickyourtrail to find the finest deals in no time. Here, you may also create the ideal vacation by customising your Maldives itinerary. See you soon!

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