30 Amazing Sunset Water Pool Villas in The Maldives

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Updated March, 2024

The Maldives is a paradise wonderland that attracts you with its sandy white beaches, sparkling waters and an incredible marine life. With such an incredible selection of the finest world-class luxury hotels no wonder that Maldives is home to the famous over-water villas. The chain of 26 natural atolls is an anchorage for 2/3 water villas in the world and staying in an over-water bungalow is one of those bucket-list items you must experienced. But with such a wide offer, it is quite difficult to make the right choice. We have gladly completed this task for you and selected the most amazing Water Pool Villas in the Maldives in particular those that enjoy the sunset.

What gives you accommodation in the Sunset Over-Water Pool Villa? The first is 100% privacy. The second it's gorgeous ocean and sunset views. Gentle waves lapping at your doorstep. Schools of fish flitting between vivid coral reefs in the glistening waters beneath your feet. Such are the pleasures of the Water Pool Villas, many of which featuring a spacious living rooms that lead to a private verandah with infinity pool, where you can indulge in the Maldivian sunshine and delight in the live aquarium before your very eyes. There’s nothing better than stepping out from your villa right into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to swim or snorkel.

So, if you made a choice in favor of a water villa, check our list of the best luxury over-water villa resorts in the Maldives.

We have selected the most amazing Water Pool Villas in the Maldives in particular those that enjoy the sunset. So, if you made a choice in favor of a water villa, check our list of the best luxury over-water villa resorts in the Maldives.

1 Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – A Premium All-Inclusive Resort


Best Experience:  for Couples, Beach, Family, Activities, All-Inclusive

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives - A Premium All-Inclusive Resort are separate beach villas idyllically stretching along a hypnotic two-kilometer turquoise lagoon and showcasing luxurious living spaces with an emphasis on Maldivian interiors that offer a hassle-free 5 * star spa experience with a premium All-inclusive plan - Platinum Plus.

Set on the northwest lagoon of Kanifushi island, the newest overwater villas are set across two wooden walkways, interconnecting in the middle. Perfect for those after a unique villa experience and the chance to be close to the ocean, now there are two overwater villa options available to guests; 12 facing the main island for the best sunrise views, and 28 Sunset Water Villas with Private Pool. Positioned over a stunning turquoise lagoon, the new overwater villas offer both an elegant retreat and a unique experience. Guests can spot marine wildlife including reef sharks passing by from the privacy of their villa decks, and enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean. READ FULL REVIEW

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2  Huvafen Fushi


Best Experience for:  Honeymoon, Overwater Bungalows, Undewater Spa, Beaches, House Reef Snorkelling, Foodies

Just 30-minutes by speedboat from Male airport, Huvafen Fushi ideally mixes Maldivian style with hip and chic features; thatched villas on the outside and on the inside, unique amenities, sophisticated design, contemporary furniture, high-tech equipment, and last but not least cool events which all contribute to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island. Encircled by one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, this private island paradise is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa, and with only 44 rooms it is the ultimate in luxurious privacy and intimacy. With adults only policy Huvafen Fushi is one of the Most Romantic Resorts in Maldives. 

Featuring a jacuzzi, bedroom and separate living room Ocean Bungalow with Pool has a glass floor in the living room, giving you 24 hours of "reef TV", and you are still on the sunset side, the drinks on the terrace next to the pool will go very romantic. Plus, if you like snorkeling, a amazing house reef right on your doorstep. The vast Indian Ocean expands before this bungalow. A three-tiered deck, an unrivalled view. Take it all in from your infinity pool, from your living spaces, from the leisurely perch of your daybed. READ FULL REVIEW

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3 Adaaran Prestige Vadoo


Best Experience:  for couples, Beach, Diving

The most luxurious of Adaaran' five islands chain in the Maldives, Prestige Vadoo has 50 first class water villas, a beautiful pool, excellent dining options, and an exellent location just 15 minutes by boat from Malé Airport. With all inclusive package, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo still successfully targets the Japanese and Asian markets, although other nations are more than happy with holiday at this resort. And many Europeans love the special style and atmosphere of this unusual small island.

Set atop the crystal clear waters surrounding the atoll, guests residing at the Sunset Water Villas with Private Pool will enjoy a private gateway to the vast, beckoning ocean that encompasses them. Manta rays, stingrays, Napoleon wrasse, parrot fish and turtles swim the turquoise waters of the surrounding sea, which you’re sure to witness during your stay at Vadoo's Luxury Water Villas in Maldives. The spacious outdoor deck of your water bungalow allows you to jump straight into the glistening clear waters of the ocean. READ FULL REVIEW

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4 Baros Maldives


Best Experience:    Honeymoon, Beach, Spa, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Baros is a perfect getaway located in the North Kaafu Atoll only a 25-minute by speedboat from Malé Airport. Located on a beautiful private island with a crystal clear coral lagoon, Baros is a 5 * star boutique hotel in the Maldives that will surpass all of your highest fantasies of the "dream island". Surrounded by clean, warm waters and snow-white sands, with groves of coconut palms and fragrant flowers, this cozy resort is really worthy of fainting. The team is serene modern rooms (including water pool villas), fine dining, a fantastic spa, a large swimming pool and water entertainment from a luxury yacht to diving and yoga.

Facing the sunset Baros' Water Pool Villas blend the turquoise of your plunge pool blends with the blues of the lagoon. Behind the daybed on your sun-soaked veranda, a stairway descends to crystal-clear waters, the house reef ready and waiting for exploration. Life at Baros is glorious, outside and in. You will find every comfort in your private cocoon over the water – rich teak floors, comfortable furniture and luxurious bedding, a library of books and indoor games, and every modern convenience. Your tropical overwater haven gives you the perfect balance of privacy and access. READ FULL REVIEW

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5 OZEN LIFE MAADHOO - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort


Best Experience:    A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort, Couples, Family, Beach

With the incredible Atmosphere INDULGENCE ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY PLAN, including diving the new OZEN LIFE MAADHOO is a home away from home found among the paradise islands of South Male Atoll in the Maldives. Opening its doors in July 2016 - OZEN by Atmosphere offers discerning travelers an exceptional uniquely luxury all-inclusive experience. Add to that an underwater restaurant and a fabulous spa and you’ve got a winning combination. Located just 35-minutes by a Luxury speedboat (with air conditioning, Wi Fi and drinks) from Malé International Airport, on the idyllic island of Maadhoo in South Malé Atoll, OZEN brings a complete hassle-free lifestyle holiday offering, to those seeking a tranquil escape from the daily grind.

Curving along the expansive mesmeric lagoon – North of Maadhoo Island, Wind Villas with Pool are an absolutely romantic individual over-water escapes offering the discerning guest, the ULTIMATE Overwater Living experience! Facing the sunset the every villa is infused with fresh & vibrant color tones, cozy & warm interiors, a seductive bathroom with a stand-alone ellipse-shaped bathtub with an uninterrupted view of the horizon! Delightfully Sensual! READ FULL REVIEW

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6 Lily Beach Resort and Spa - All Inclusive


Best Experience:   for Couples and Families, House Reef Snorkeling, All Inclusive

Today, Lily Beach Resort and Spa ranks among the leading resorts in the country with Premium All Inclusive, which was the result of an excellent redesign and reconstruction of the hotel. The five-star Lily Beach Resort is located on the 600-metre-long and 110-metre-wide island of Huvahendhoo in South Ari Atoll. The stylish and spacious rooms have open air bathrooms with hydromassage baths, outdoor terraces with direct access to the ocean or to the beach, as well as other facilities: from sunscreen and quality toiletries to the packed mini bars and large flat-screen TVs. With its Platinum Plan, which includes far more than the traditional package of cocktails, premium brands, champagne and international culinary delights, Lily Beach offers luxury all-inclusive holidays at the highest level. Active guests can enjoy land and water sports, while couples have many romantic options and places to seclude. READ FULL REVIEW

Individually designed and ultra-private, Sunset Water Suites with Pool on the western lagoon side of the island are truly the pride of the resort, each with its own individual butler service catering to your every whim. They offer uncompromising views of the ocean with an amazing private deck and direct lagoon access. A combination of natural wood flooring and white marble in the bathrooms, a four-poster king-sized bed, an oversized day-bed, a 14 sq.mts. Jacuzzi Pool and 42” LCD flat screen TV. Truly the ultimate ‘over-water' living delight!

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7 Kagi Maldives Spa Island


Best Experience for:  Couples, Spa, Beach, house reef snorkeling, diving

Located in North Malé Atoll the 5-star 'adults only' resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island - the first exclusive wellness island retreat in Maldives. When staying in Kagi, you are bound to discover the harmony between living healthy and joyfully. Whether traveling solo or together with your loved ones, in Kagi Maldives you take the plunge in simplified elegance and unveil the essence of Pure Life.

Looking for exquisite ocean views. Kagi Maldives offers 21 Ocean Pool Villas, each featuring a spacious, light aired room leading to a private verandah and plunge pool with panoramic views of the Indian ocean. A space to indulge in the Maldivian sunset and delight in the live aquarium before your very eyes. READ FULL REVIEW

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8 COMO Cocoa Island


Best Experience:   for couples, wellness, fine beaches, Diving

Only with 33 romantic water villas, Cocoa Island Resort is rated the most lovely resort for the honeymooners and there is not any kind of child-oriented facilities. Located 40 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport, the hotel also has a high rating in the Maldives based on guest reviews, so it is ideal for adults. Each of the water villas is very private and looks like a traditional Maldivian fishing boat - the only resort of its kind. Of course, in addition to diving and snorkeling there is a great food, an excellent spa and even a pavilion for practicing yoga with a teacher. READ FULL REVIEW

The three-bedroom COMO Sunset Villa features two overwater villas and two private pools connected by a wooden walkway and is named for its spectacular sunset views. The one-bedroom villa has a master bedroom, a large terrace, a 10-metre private swimming pool and a gym. The two-bedroom villa has two wings, as well as its own private infinity pool. Both villas are suspended over the ocean and have living rooms, a nanny’s room with an en suite bathroom, and a private study. The wooden walkway can be closed off for privacy.

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9 InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort


Best Experience:   Couples and Families, Beach, Diving, spa

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau is the first InterContinental Resort in the Maldives and one of the most exclusive InterContinental hotels in the world, welcomed its first guests in september 2019. Located in the secluded Raa atoll, InterContinental Maldives Maamanugau has 81 Villas and Residences designed to seamlessly blend with the breath-taking natural environment with a unique emphasis on sustainability and wellness. Unique and tempting dining experiences where culinary artistry is complemented by endless views of the Indian Ocean, will be found at each of the six restaurants and bars. The luxurious resort promises delights of all kinds, with detailed interiors, chic vibes and moments to cherish including exclusive and personalised butler services as well as many aqua and thrilling adventures.

Indulge in sweeping ocean views with the best sunset spot from your villa's own private deck and infinity plunge pool. Enhance your Maldives' experience with the resort's 11 Sunset Overwater Pool Villa with Club InterContinental Benefits (100sqm) offering sweeping ocean views with the perfect vantage point to take in a glorious sunset from your own Over-water sanctuary. Al fresco dining under the stars as you tuck into a delectable meal the private deck will only elevate your overwater experience. READ FULL REVIEW

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10 Dusit Thani Maldives


Best Experience:   Water Villas, for Couples, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Mantas Watching

If the idea to stay on the Maldives in a Thai-style hotel raises your eyebrows, think about what it gives you. The warm hospitality of Thailand in an unprecedented luxury setting: two of the best aspects of an Asian luxury trip in one magnificent package. Located on Mudhdhoo island in Baa Atoll, the Maldives' first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani seduces guests with pearly white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush vegetation and a fantastic house reef with one of the most abundant marine life in the Maldives. The resort villas and apartments are beautiful shelters of modern sophistication, with luxurious facilities and state os the art amenities. Fine cusine in an exotic setting is another highlight of this resort. The resort is also home to the largest infinity pool in the Maldives with an impressive of 750 square meters.

Installed along a wooden path in the western part of the island, the Ocean Villas with Pool offer the Indian Ocean as a backdrop. This tropical dream boats an oversized bathtub, indoor and outdoor lounging areas and direct access to the rich coral reef through a private deck. All rooms (180sqm) are luxuriously appointed with subtle Thai touches and framed by glass windows and doors, providing unobstructed views. Indulge in a bubble bath or spoil yourself with a dip in your own private pool hanging over the crystal waters. READ FULL REVIEW

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11 Kudadoo Maldives Private Island – Luxury All inclusive


Best Experience:  Couples, Luxury All Inclusive, snorkeling, diving

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, the latest addition to the portfolio of leading hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts, has officially opened. As the first top-end five-star, truly all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, Kudadoo ensures a secluded getaway purposefully crafted for the more discerning guest — all accessible by a 40-minute scenic journey aboard a private seaplane. An island defined by the philosophy ‘Freedom Reimagined’, the private island, located in the northern Lhaviyani atoll, comes alive with effortless adventures as the resort endeavours to offer anything, anytime, anywhere. Personal butlers are available 24 hours a day to assist in making this possible by facilitating authentic experiences that capture the senses. Perfect for exclusive hire, Kudadoo comprises of just 15 overwater Ocean Residences, each with a 44 sqm terrace pool. Embracing all hallmarks of luxurious living, Kudadoo holds the promise of the very best in escapism. Affording you the luxury of time, space and unhindered connections, this refuge for the soul is bound to impress even the most discerning traveller with its all-encompassing AAA experience – at Kudadoo, Anything is available, at Anytime and Anywhere. READ FULL REVIEW

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12 One & Only Reethi Rah


Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Water Villas, family, beaches, spa, activities

Set on one of the largest artificial islands in North Male Atoll, the all-villa ultra-luxury One&Only Reethi Rah resort offers an unparalleled array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice.

One&Only Reethi Rah has 130 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 98 Beach Villas secluded by lush tropical greenery, and 32 Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Perched on stilts right over the blue lagoon and connected to the island by over-water walkways, Water Villas with Pools feature incredibly spacious and thoughtfully designed, each features a 40m² covered veranda, a split-level 31m² /337ft² deck and a private outdoor pool (38m²) over the lagoon. Netted, suspended-like hammocks from its edges are perfect for sunbathing and simply relaxing. Overlooking the sunset, the Water Villas with Pools are located on the beaches: Frangipani, Tapasake, Reeа beach and Sunset beach READ FULL REVIEW

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13 OBLU SELECT Lobigili

Best Experience for: adults only, underwater restaurant, diving, activities, spa

OBLU SELECT Lobigili is a newest adults-only all-inclusive resort just a 15-minutes speedboat ride from Velana airport Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as Island of Love. With 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas, the private island is ideal playground for a chilled-out couples getaway without kids. With the resort’s generous Lobi Plan guests can immerse in a blissfully carefree stay. Adding to the indulgence is the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant. READ FULL REVIEW

Facing a beautiful sunset Lobigili’s water villas with pool are a couple’s paradise. Enveloped in the warm embrace of the Indian Ocean, SunNest Water Pool Villa is perfect for a romantic couples’ retreat. Airy, sunlit interiors feature custom-made furnishings and indulgent amenities. A standout feature is an exquisitely designed bathroom with a deep bathtub and private overwater hammock. A cosy overwater deck has sunbeds and a private infinity pool.

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14 Milaidhoo Island Maldives


Best Experience:   honeymoon, beach, diving, swimming with mantas

Intimate and stylish, at Milaidhoo it’s about enjoying the natural environment in understated luxury. Tucked in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, surrounded by powdery white sands and nestled beside a colourful coral reef, Milaidhoo Maldives is a luxurious natural wonder. Envisage upscale delights with a ‘Reinvented Luxury’ twist, where guests will experience an indulgent escape in the Maldives’s most unique getaway. Committed to offering a unique and authentic Maldivian experience, this new child in the best Baa Atoll hotels collection that making waves with its refreshing contemporary twist on classic Maldivian style. Created for couples and romance only, Milaidhoo welcomes children above the age of 9 years only. What's more, it is only 30 minutes by seaplane from Male or a 15 minute domestic flight followed by a short speedboat ride. READ FULL REVIEW

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15 JA Manafaru Maldives


Best Experience:   honeymoon, family, all inclusive, wellness, spa, diving, swimming with mantas

With ideal mix of luxury and natural perfection, JA Manafaru is a total Maldives all inclusive holiday and a top choice for travellers seeking adventure, a family time or a honeymoon experiense in secluded settings. Fringed with exquisite powder beaches in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives, the chic tropical hideaway features 84 luxurious beachfront and overwater villas and bungalows, each with their own private plunge pool. Seven scenic dining destinations provide a gourmet food and world-class recreational facilities include Calm Spa, a fully equipped dive, water sports and excursion centre, plus a Marine Research Centre to conserve local ecology.

Sunrise and Sunset Villas – As the name implies the villas are designed to offer you amazing views at the start or end of each day. The villas are set over the water and have a glass panel built into the floor so you can observe the marine wildlife without the need to venture outside of your air-conditioned sanctuary. The private deck with its infinity pool and comfy loungers is cleverly designed to offer privacy from your neighbors. Room for up to 3 adults plus 1 child. You'll probably spend around 75% of your time in the villa so this is a major selling point for this resort. READ FULL REVIEW

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16 Joali, Maldives


Best Experience: Couples, Family, Design, Activity

A new landmark for glamor and sophistication in the Maldives, JOALI is an ultra luxury resort that's opened in 2018 on the island of Muravandhu, Raa atoll. Celebrating the "Joy of Life" with high skill, artistry and sustainability in its very essence, Joali promises a non-standard and exceptional island experience for its guests. The 73-villa property offers unconventional luxury in a private setting and a distinct focus on design by internationally-renowned design studio Autoban, architecture and design firm Atolye4n and Tokyo-based Studio Glitt. Innovative dining concepts include Japanese restaurant Saoke, authentic Asian and Levant restaurant Vandhoo, Tuscan-inspired Bellinis, personalised dining and cooking school Her Kitchen, as well as numerous destination dining experiences. The Spa by ESPA invites guests on a holistic wellness journey along with a world-class fitness centre and expert trainers.

Sit back and enjoy a breathtaking sunset every night from your bedroom or sundeck and watch the Maldivian waters glow as the day comes to an end. Luxury Sunset Water Villas with Pool have a 35 square metre infinity pool that's offers pure relaxation and a perfect view. READ FULL REVIEW

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17 Raffles Maldives Meradhoo


Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Water Villas, House Reef Snorkeling, Spa

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is AccorHotel’s fourth property in the Maldives — and Raffles’ first. Enveloped in the pristine sanctuary of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the 38-villa boutique resort is a destination in its own right, masterfully planned to cater to discerning travellers in pursuit of a luxurious and meaningful escape. For couples looking for an unforgettable romantic hideaway, the exceptionally spacious villas and the discreet expertise of the Raffles butler service redefines the resort experience. Raffles Maldives boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, three restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit.

Just moments away by boat, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Overwater Island Experience completes the resort. With its vast overwater villas and residences, sophisticated Nikkei restaurant Yuzu and sunset-facing Yapa pool bar, it will provide unparalleled luxury to those who dream of a life spent on the water with a unique experience, offering complete intimacy, unreachable by foot. These secluded collection Villas and Residences adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs and all terraces offers extraordinary views of the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. With cool marble bathrooms and luxurious furnishings, each villa is a haven of calm and space. Alongside the villas sit the stunning Overwater Residence and Sunset Overwater Residence. READ FULL REVIEW

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18 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru


Best Experience:  Couples, Water Villas, Family, Beach, Spa, Diving, snorkeling with manta rays

Featuring lush jungle interior and a sparkling 2-kilometre lagoon, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a sophisticated Maldives resort with fantastic facilities situated on 44 acres of unspoilt tropical island in the remote Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, just a 35-minute sea plane transfer north of Male. If the cost don't bother you, you will not be disappointed in Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru. The combination of innovation, healthy lifestyles and environmental programs is all about the resort. A rare collection of all the best to see and do was featured and delivered by a team that has no equal in the hospitality industry. The clear waters surrounding Landaa Giraavaru are known worldwide as one of the best places for diving with whale sharks and Manta rays. The resort leads the way in sustainable luxury living.

Take in stunning sunsets as you lounge in your overwater nets, private pool or from up in your sea-gazing loft. With a spacious bedroom, a living area and steps that lead directly into the sea, these west-facing villas let you immerse yourself in lagoon living. READ FULL REVIEW

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19 Angsana Velavaru


Best Experience:  Water Villas, Beach, Activities, House Reef Snorkelling

With some of the best water villas, Angsana Velavaru is located in Dhaalu atoll (South Nilandhe atoll), Maldives in 35 minutes by seaplane from Velana (Male) International Airport. With magnificent white beaches the resort is on the beautiful Velavaru island, which means "Turtle Island" and is surrounded by a picturesque lagoon with clear turquoise waters playing any shades of blue and green. An ocean-suspended hammock, an infinity pool constructed over crystal-clear ocean waters, a huge bathtub set by glass walls allowing you an endless view of the ocean and a rooftop pavilion make this Maldives overwater bungalow experience absolutely extraordinary. The rooftop pavilion doubles as a sala for In-Villa spa treatments and a wooden poolside deck gives you space to sit and watch underwater life moving right under your villa in Maldives. Spacious sunbeds give couples the chance for romantic privacy and families will love the enormous living space, built with full-length glass doors for natural sunlight READ FULL REVIEW

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20 Heritance Aarah - Premium All Inclusive


Best Experience:  Couples, families, gourmet dining, all inclusive, beach, diving

Offering the perfect combination of exclusivity and comfort, Heritance Aarah is all about exclusive luxury with a touch of Maldives' traditions. One of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives, the main attractions of Aarah are beautiful white beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and a hipnotic marine life on a house reef. Heritance Aarah is al about full privacy and an ideal tropical beach experience on a paradise island. For guests seeking a haven for pure relaxation or an active holiday retreat with the whole family, Heritance Aarah promises to offer endless choices with a unique Premium All-Inclusive holiday plan (download plan) and some of the largest beach villas in the Maldives.

Set amidst the hypnotic sights and sounds of the sea, the magnificent Ocean Suites with Pool are a true standout amongst Maldives hotels water villas and offers true island bliss; stargaze in your own plunge pool, unwind in the cosy living room or head upstairs and doze off to the rhythmic sounds of waves. READ FULL REVIEW

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21 Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa - All Inclusive


Best Experience: Couples, Family holiday, Over-Water Villas, Spa, All Inclusive, swimming with whale sharks

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a perfect match for honeymooners, families and groups on incentives trips, and has a reputation for hosting renewal of vows on its idyllic sandy beach surrounded by lazy palms and sparkling azure waters. The hotel does not look like a typical Maldivian resort, but it works brilliantly.

34 Sunset Ocean Pool Villas are not so different from Deluxe Water Villas, but obviously they have an advantage over sunset. They also obviously have a balcony on the second level, to which you approach with a spiral staircase from the outside, but there is not much except a higher view of the ocean. READ FULL REVIEW

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22 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas


Best Experience:   Ultimate Luxury, Over Water Villas, Privacy and Tranquillity, spa, Wildlife, swimming with mantas

Discover Anantara Kihavah, a boutique hotel with all the advantages of a paradise island of dreams you can imagine - white beaches with fringed palm trees, turquoise waters, dedicated butlers, fine dining and luxurious Over Water Villas - and you will not be disappointed. Anantara Kihavah is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the main Velana International Airport. Comprising 75 one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom residences and a three-bedroom residence, each hideaway boasts large personal infinity-edge pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks and ample lounging areas complete with swinging daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers.

Sunset Over Water Pool Villas offer a dazzling sunset views from your villa pool and deck. West-facing over water villas offer the perfect stage for romance. Dine on your veranda with the open ocean before you, your meal served in the comfort of your villa in the Maldives. Toast the moment with a select vintage from your chilled wine collection. Soak in a sunken tub for two as the stars come out overhead. READ FULL REVIEW

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23 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort


Best Experience:   for Couples (only), Privacy and Tranquillity, Fine Dining, Activities

For an unforgettable beach experience, like anywhere else, go to Anantara Veli Maldives - quite simply because the resort ticks all the boxes and brings the best of both worlds together. The hotel 'for adults only' is ideal for couples who prefer not to force children to interrupt their hard earned vacation. Not one, but two magnificent islands to relax with the healing properties of massage, facial and Ayurveda. A total of seven restaurants share your meals between them. Possibility to make the most of the water surroundings with surfing, deep-sea fishing and sailing. And, of course, there are ideal pristine sands, clear turquoise waters and iconic water bungalows, that makes the Maldives so desirable destination - all encompassed by five-star hospitality and luxury. And the last reason to book is an exellent location. Anantara Veli is 30 minutes by speedboat from Male airport.

Facing the sunset Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows offer panoramic Maldives views from indoors to out. Spend sunny days on your split-level deck. Dive from your plush bed to your deliciously cool pool to the sparkling lagoon below. Enjoy over water living at its finest. Enjoy creature comforts and the added luxury of Villa Host service. READ FULL REVIEW

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24 Noku Maldives

noku water pool villas

Best Experience: large villas, for couples, diving, wellness

With some of the largest villas in the island nation Noku Maldives is a luxury boutique retreat. The perfect choice for honeymoon or tranquil getaways it’s a perfect resort for those who want to be peaceful and relax. Expect nothing apart from luxury on this barefoot island.

Water Villas with Private pool & Sunset View (190sqm) boasts full privacy, lovely freshwater pools, 180-degree ocean view and a great location - house reef teeming with marine life is 30-metre away and the views are just truly stunning! There is no seaplane, boat or island traffic to ruin the experience. The rooms are very spacious and the view from the infinity pool is out of this world! The bed is really big and comfortable and the room is really well equipped with nice furniture, outside shower, and lots of considerate touches.READ FULL REVIEW

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25 Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa - Deluxe All Inclusive


Best Experience:   honeymoon, beaches, water villas, diving

Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa is the brand new, five-star Maldives All-Inclusive resort in a pristine Raa Atoll. With a 100-hectare private lagoon and natural coral reef the beautiful island is a scenic 50 minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport. Emerald Faarufushi encompasses 80 contemporary and independent villas, 5 restaurants offering international cuisine, 2 bars, the Emerald Spa with 8 treatments rooms in evocative treehouses, and a Sports Centre equipped with professional Technogym machines and equipment. The resort is also home to tennis and padel courts, and ensures a programme of fun yet educational activities for children and teens at the Dolphin Kids Club.

Facing the sunset at the far tip of the jetty and with direct lagoon access; there are only a few of these overwater escapes. Sunset Water Villas with Pool have an expansive wood floors, adjoining deck with a private infinity pool and wide views over turquoise seas. READ FULL REVIEW

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26 Ayada Maldives


Best Experience for: Couples, Family holiday,group, dining, Spa, All Inclusive

Ayada Maldives is a luxury Turkish themed resort located amid a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in southern Maldives. Ayada offers 122 spacious villas and suites, with private pools, butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing. Food lovers can explore the six restaurants, while those seeking complete relaxation will find their haven in the large spa which boasts a Turkish Hammam and eight private treatment villas. The main goal of the company is high-quality vacation, beautiful nature, amazing design and exceptional service, and we are absolutely sure that Ayada is on the right way.

Upgrade to Sunset Ocean Suite will give you an absolute luxury and the serenity of the Indian Ocean. Located on stilts over the blue lagoon facing the west, these over-the-water suites have a master bedroom with private bathroom, a living room complete with a glass floor viewing panel, an additional bathroom, pantry area, and a huge sundeck with ocean hammocks, sun loungers, plunge pool with Jacuzzi, direct access to the snorkeling and infinite views of the horizon. READ FULL REVIEW

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27 Kandolhu Maldives


Best Experience:   Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Kandolhu Maldives guarantees even more than just your dreams of an unforgettable honeymoon in the Maldives. Soaked in romance, with an incredible house reef snorkeling, couples are bound to fall in love with this cozy island. Those who have heard of Kandholhu Island know that this is one of the best house reef in the Maldives. Only resorts in the country's southern atolls can compare or surpass. An additional draw is clean and soft sandy beaches, all around a small round island whose shape in Maldivian standards is a rarity. So snorkeling is the best you can find between your water villa, the beach and the many restaurants of this 5 * boutique hotel.

The top rooms (all facing the sunset), seven Ocean Pool Villas feature a private infinity pool and a glamorous, open glazed bathroom with sliding doors that open onto large decks equipped with outdoor furniture and panoramic ocean views. READ FULL REVIEW

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28 Patina Maldives, Fari Islands


Best Experience for: Ultra-luxury, Coples, Families, Groups, Foodies, activities, spa

Expensive and super stylish, Patina Maldives is a 7-star resort near Male within the Fari Islands with a collection of stunning overwater villas in Maldives with best sunset views. Just a 50-minute journey by speedboat from the Velana airport, the luxurious resort of unique and radiant character offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, tailormade wellness experiences, gourmet dining options, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club. READ FULL REVIEW

With floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides the One Bedroom Sunset Water Pool Villas feature a private pool, personal garden and oversized outdoor tub to encourage connection and soothe your senses and soul. Enjoy incredible sunsets from your sundeck with your loved one...

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29 Soneva Jani


Best Experience:   Overwater Villas, for family, for couples, the most exclusive Resort of Maldives

Soneva Jani is like someone with personal magnetism, someone who knows themself, knows the world and greets it with a big, welcoming smile. This resort doesn't just have character, it has charisma. The perfect combination of luxury and nature, Soneva Jani offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Inspired by the word, which means wisdom in sanskrit, Soneva Jani is Medufaru island, which is part of an uninhabited cluster of five islands in the Nunu atoll. The most exclusive luxury hotel in Maldives and the most prestigious for many hotel brand in the world is surrounded by pristine beaches covered with lush tropical greenery and a turquoise lagoon with crystal clear water and unbeatable views of the 360 Indian Ocean. Today, Soneva Jani has 24 water villas and one beach villa, although at a later stage it is planned to build additional beach villas. READ FULL REVIEW

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30 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa


Best Experience: overwater villas, design, Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving

Built from scratch to preserve the island's natural environment, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is the pioneer of eco-designn in the country. Located in the heart of Huvadhoo Atoll, the largest and deepest atoll in the country, Hadahaa is a small, round and greenery island surrounded by some of the best, soft white beaches and a stunning house reef in the Maldives. Nothing else. You can spend hours snorkelling admiring the views of marine life. For first timers the resort's diving center offers a guided house reef tour. The resort offers the ultimate Maldivian experience of turquoise and azure waters and fine white beaches, complemented by tranquil settings. Succumb to the healing sensation of holistic wellness at Park Hyatt Hadahaa, where every experience is centred on bringing your mind, body and soul towards a new equilibrium.

In 2018 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa also has reinvented and unveiled refreshed Park Sunset Ocean Pool Villas. The sunset water villas now feature a freshwater plunge pool with semi-submerged sun loungers and a cabana for guests to experience the Perfection of Pool and Ocean At The Park. The reinvented villas allow guests to take a dip to endless vistas while basking under the Maldivian sun or choose a romantic late night dip under the starlit skies. READ FULL REVIEW

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