The sublime blue waters, bright white sands and lush green palm trees present a picture perfect scenery of Maldives. To make the most of this picturesque sight, there are exotic water villas in Maldives offering the best vacation experience to its tourists. This one-of-a-kind accommodation style has been one of the main attractions of Maldives.

Overwater Villas in Maldives

Water villas in the Maldives are the perfect retreat for those seeking a luxurious and romantic getaway. The water villas across Maldives have made sure they offer the best services to tourists on all kinds of budget. Following is the list of water villas in Maldives where one should definitely consider staying.


1. Amari Havodda Maldives

Located in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Amari Havodda Maldives is the epitome of luxury, comfort and grandeur. This lavish and chic island resort easily makes it to the list of best affordable water villas in Maldives. The water villas exude an aura of tranquillity bringing you closer to Maldives’ warm embrace and nature. The elegantly designed water villas and the ambient waters create a soothing abode for its visitors. Behold the enchanting sights of stingrays, sharks and beautiful coral reefs in the crystal clear waters below your feet. The resort hosts exquisite spa retreats, top class restaurant and an on site health clinic ensuring the utmost comfort of its guests. Don’t miss out on adventurous activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and boat excursions while you explore the vibrant aquatic life of Maldives.

How to Get There

Seaplane transfer from Male Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Domestic Airport.

A speedboat pickup from Kaadedhdhoo Airport to Amari Havodda Maldives.

Best pick for – Families and Honeymooners.

2 . Centara Grand Island Resort& Spa

Situated at South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa have one of the best water villas in Maldives. The posh architecture of the villas, high-end facilities and rejuvenating spa treatments offer you a glimpse of heaven in Maldives. The overwater villas are equipped with outdoor showers, jacuzzis, terraces and  spacious rooms overlooking the turquoise sea. Wake up to the calming waves crashing beneath you where you might meet with giant whale sharks, turtles or manta rays. Sail into the sunset on a luxury cruise or take a day trip to the nearest island, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa has abundant options for its tourists. The resort also offers water sport activities and magnificent multiple themed restaurants like International, Italian, Japanese, Thai.

How to Get There

Seaplane transfer from Male to South Ari Atoll

Best Pick for : Families with kids, Honeymooners, Group travellers.

3 . Six Senses Laamu

These are by far one of the most exuberant water villas in Maldives. At Six Senses Laamu, you get to live a paradisiacal island life one could wish for. Set on the Laamu Atoll, Six Senses is a dream come true for tourists. The overwater villas are built and decorated with a hint  of Maldivian lifestyle and architecture. The water villa stay at Six Senses is relatively more expensive than other water villa stays in Maldives. The facilities provided here meet every standard of comfort, luxury and magnificence. From lovely overwater restaurants, rooms, pools, to fitness facilities, hair salons and even a private butler!  Six Senses are bound to leave a mark on all of your senses. Live the lavish lifestyle this summer at the best water villas in Maldives. Get busy exploring the aquatic life of Maldives with marine biologists at snorkelling, scuba diving sessions. As a unique approach to promote ‘green’ and sustainable tourism, Six Senses encourages their guests to go barefoot throughout their stay!

The resort has gone an extra mile ensuring that all the services and practices are eco friendly and sustainable  causing little to no harm to the environment.

How to Get There 

Seaplane transfer from Male Airport to Laamu Atoll followed by a boat transfer to the resort.

4 . Como Cocoa Island

Presenting the villas in dhoni style, Como Cocoa Island is the quintessential example of the rich Maldivian holiday everybody dreams of. The overwater villas at Como Cocoa Island ranks for one of  the best water villas in Maldives. The water villas are located at South Male Atoll, offering the best tropical vibe of the island. The water villas are spacious with fully furnished living rooms and lofty bedrooms. Dive into the big blue ocean right outside your room and explore the beautiful coral reefs and magnificent marine life along with a marine biologist. Snorkel your way into the blue lagoons, find peace while you meditate on the soft sands by the sunset at Como Cocoa Island. Calm your senses by getting the best spa treatments, hydrotherapy and aerobic exercises.

How to Get There 

Speedboat transfer from Male Airport to the resort.

Best Pick for : Friends, Family, Couples.

5 . Soneva Jani resort

One of the best villa resorts in the Maldives is the Soneva Jani resort. This resort is located in the Noonu Atoll and is home to some of the most beautiful villas in the world. The villas at Soneva Jani are designed to be spacious and luxurious, with private pools, outdoor showers, and stunning views of the ocean. They are also equipped with all the modern amenities you could need, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and entertainment systems.

How to Get There 

Seaplane transfer from Male Airport to Noonu Atoll

Best Pick For : Couples, Honeymooners, Solo Travellers, Families.

6 . Baglioni Resorts Maldives

Get the best affordable water villas in Maldives at Baglioni Resort. Nestled in the Maagau islands, the resort offers a wide range of beach villas and water villas to its guests. The water villas are equipped with modern amenities, a private pool, direct access to the ocean and comfortable beds. The resort also offers spa treatments, snorkelling sessions, movies by the beach and even a sports area. The theme of Baglioni Resort is minimalistic, simple yet serene. Fall in love with the magical sunset as you relax at your cute balcony. The restaurants offer Italian, International and Japanese cuisine alongside amazing views of the coral reefs and lush greenery. There are yoga classes hosted by professional yoga instructors twice a day for ultimate peace and relaxation.

How To Get There

Seaplane transfer from Male Airport to Dhaalu Atoll (Maagau Island)

Best pick for : Wedding ceremonies, Honeymooners, Couples.

7 . Baros Lagoon Villas  Maldives

One of the nearest and one of the best water villas in Maldives, Baros is a 5 star hotel and resort offering elegant overwater accommodations. The resort offers fine dining options and scrumptious breakfast facilities with a high end, luxurious vibe. Each overwater villa has its own pool, private deck and a balcony for sunbathing and snorkelling. The wooden interiors and thatched palm roofs create a tropical yet classy aura to the villas. Enjoy the lovely sunset by the overwater restaurants and spot as many whale sharks as you can while you are at it!

How To Get There

Boat transfer from Male Airport to the Baros Lagoon Villas

Best Pick For  : Honeymooners and Couples.

8 . Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Just as the name suggests, expect a rocking stay in Maldives! The hotel exudes a hip and trendy vibe with its sleek furniture and futuristic design. Definitely holds a rank for one of the best water villas in Maldives. The decor of water villas is filled with vibrant colours and modern interior amenities. Each water villa at Hard Rock Hotel has a private balcony and a net hammock extended over the clear turquoise waters. Feel free to sleep beneath the stars and spot fishes swimming beneath you. An evening walk by the marina with your loved ones is a highly recommended activity here. Grab a bite at one of the restaurants or cafes by the sea and end the night with a relaxing foot massage at the spa.

How To Get There 

Boat Transfer from Male Airport

Best Pick for : Couples, Honeymooners, young travellers

9 . JOALI Maldives

The most extravagant and classiest water villa on the list by far. Joali is a 5 star hotel that offers top of the best water villas in Maldives. Set on the Muravandhoo Island of Raa Atoll, the hotel aims at total wellbeing and bringing you as close to nature as possible. The lavish beach villas and elegant water villas have a heavy influence of Maldivian dhonis, house structures and culture in its decor. Throughout your stay, you will be surrounded by nature’s best, lush trees and clean beaches. The accommodation offers boats for kayaking, jet skis, snorkelling and a butler for your convenience. Tickle your taste buds at the Japanese dining over the sparkling waters, relax at Italian poolside bar lounge and ice cream shop. Joali would make an excellent venue for a wedding ceremony and functions.  This royal treatment comes at a huge price as well.

How To Get There 

Seaplane transfer from Male Airport

Best pick for : Wedding ceremonies, Honeymooners.

10 . Nova Maldives

Nova Maldives offers the best water villas in Maldives at affordable prices. The theme of water villas as well as the beach villas is open, airy and simple. The most enjoyable activity here would be snorkelling and relaxing in the jacuzzi. The water villas are built with a private pool and a direct entrance to the ocean urging the guests to go snorkelling as soon as they get up in the morning. You will immediately come across the colourful reefs and fishes once you dive into the clear, blue ocean. The Soul Restaurant of Nova Maldives is believed to serve exceptional delicacies to their guests and see to their food needs if any. This is a relatively new accommodation in Maldives hence the amenities are up-to-date and top notch.

How to Get There

Seaplane transfer from Male Airport to South Ari Atoll

Best pick for : Solo Travellers, Couples.

All the above mentioned resorts have various types of water villas. One can choose them according to their preferences such as budget, occasion, and interests. Below are resorts based on certain categories that you can consider

Best Budget Friendly Water Villas

  • Fushifaru Maldives
  • Reethi Beach Resort
  • Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
  • Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
  • Embudu Village

Water Villas for Honeymoon

  • Gili Lankanfushi
  • Soneva Jani
  • Huvafen Fushi
  • COMO Cocoa Island
  • Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Best Luxurious Water Villas

  • Soneva Jani
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
  • Gili Lankanfushi
  • Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Speaking of overwater villas in Maldives, take a dive into underwater restaurants as well! Have the most unique and delightful meal of your life in these underwater restaurants of Maldives. Don’t be surprised if the Maldivian marine life drops in to say Hello.

  • Only Blu – On top of the list we have Maldives’ largest underwater restaurant serving the best food and vibes. The restaurant offers meat, seafood as well as vegetarian meal course options to its customers. Sip on the cold champagne as you get mesmerised by the remarkable underwater sights.
  • Sea at Anantara Kihavah – Saving a special spot in tourist’s minds we have Sea Anantara Kihavah with its 3 metre deep underwater restaurant and a substantially big underwater wine cellar. You will be surrounded by alluring blue visuals of the ocean and fishes. Devour the delicious international gourmet cuisine with the finest wine on the side.
  • Ithaa, Conrad Maldives – Going full 180 degrees on the underwater restaurant theme, Ithaa offers a fine dining experience right by the underwater colourful coral gardens of Maldives. The restaurant offers a lunch course which is a fusion between Maldivian spices and delicacies with a western touch. Pay visit anytime mid-morning to have cocktails or drop by to have a hefty lunch and dinner.
  • M6m by OZEN – Your Maldives package would not be complete without M6m( Minus 6 metres). M6m by OZEN is the definition for top class service and scrumptious food. The phenomenal 5 course meal and signature seafood dishes makes the best of your visit to M6m. Experience the luxury of eating one of the best delicacies of all time with exquisite wine to enhance the flavours.
  • H2O – The restaurant offers a 360 degree view of marine life while you dine with your loved ones. The beautiful restaurant has intimate sitting arrangements such that you can spend the best time of your life with your lover and be close to the Maldivian aquatic life. Taste the most elegant dishes that are specially prepared by top professional chefs just for you.

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