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The Maldives Islands comprises of 1190 coral islands grouped into 26 circular atolls, lying in two rows straddling the equator over an area of 90,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean. Only 200 islands are inhabited by locals and some 90 more are developed as tourist resorts. The islands are low-lying; the highest point barely eight feet above sea level. Ring-shaped atolls enclose lagoons in which islands are located. Because of their unique placement in lagoons, these islands are protected from harsh winds and waves. This paves way for the exclusive Maldivian overwater villas, built just off the shores. The Maldives are equipped with world-class hotels that offer the highest standards of sophistication. Unique to the destination is their one resort per island policy, meaning that wherever you stay, you'll feel as though you have been hidden away on your own private piece of paradise. These resorts provide their guests with the perfect setting to relax on their pristine beaches and watch a vivid sunset with cocktail in hand Below are just a sampling of the many over water villa resorts the Maldives have to offer.

Maldives Overwater Villas


Discover barefoot luxury at the award-winning Conrad Rangali Island Maldives resort, set on two private islands offering beach and water villas among miles of idyllic white-sand beach and unspoiledSome have CD players and open-air bathrooms. There are five(5) restaurants & two(2) bars, swimming pool, water sports, daily activities, tennis court and spa reef. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers a choice of luxurious beach accommodation in exotic beach villas, over water in stunning water villas or in spa water villas with private treatment rooms. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is renowned for its exceptional international cuisine and wine selection served in a spectacular Maldivian beach and undersea setting. Food lovers at this stunning Rangali Island resort have seven world-class restaurants and four bars to choose from, with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located on Rangali island, 30 minutes away from the airport by seaplane transfer.  All 150 well appointed guestrooms are overlooking the ocean and feature air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, and in-room safe.  Some have CD players and open-air bathrooms. There are five restaurants, including their signature , Ithaa Undersea Restaurant ; two  bars, swimming pool, water sports, daily activities, tennis court and spa.


Maldives Overwater Villas


Tucked away in the Maldivian atolls, W Retreat & Spa - Maldives is on Fesdu Island located in the middle of the North Ari Atoll, to the west of Malé only 25 minutes away by sea plane. With this all villa retreat, privacy is paramount. Each over water villa features a DVD player, 42" Plasma television, CD player, outdoor rainforest shower, hair dryer, broadband Internet access, individual BBQ stations, wine fridge, mini-bar, in-room safe, private plunge pools, direct lagoon access, and outdoor daybeds with shade curtains.  The indoor/outdoor one-bedroom Ocean Oasis is perched above the lagoon. Catch some rays on the sundeck. Peek at underwater fauna through the glass floor. Cool off in your private over-water plunge pool.  Unwind in the two-bedroom over-water Seascape Escape. This 323 square meter playground has a huge sundeck, indoor and outdoor dining and lounging spots, oversized infinity plunge pool. The Ocean Haven is the ultimate over-water getaway and total chill-out arena. Peek under the thatched-roof, this rustic play-hut is loaded with luxury. Oversized infinity-edge plunge pool with Jacuzzi seats, wraparound sundeck, huge master suite and junior suite with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean all set the stage for supreme relaxation and decadent entertaining.  A private island and luxury playground in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking reefs.

Maldives Overwater Villas

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is located in Lhaviyani Atoll, an area famous for its abundant fish life. A paradise dream in real life, with 85% protected tropical nature and more than 3 km of white beaches and aquamarine lagoons, it is only a 40 minute breath taking seaplane ride from the airport. Exotic, thatched bungalows and villas line the white sand beach, while Sangu Sunset Water Villas are built on columns over the lagoon and intimate Sulthan Villas tucked away into the island offer utmost privacy. All accommodation includes air conditioning, ceiling fan, CD-player, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, in-room safe, hair dryer and a wooden terrace with sun chairs. Some accommodation types feature plasma TVs with cable connections, wine coolers, iron and iron board, day beds and Jacuzzi.

There are four main restaurants, three specialty restaurants, & six bars, two swimming pools, Maldives' single largest dive centre with PADI 5 star training facility, water sports, daily activities, tennis court, six hole par three pitch and putt golf course, spa and games room.

Kuredu is a very unique resort offering three profiles within one concept: Sangu Resort at the western end with traditional touch and 'O' Resort at the eastern end with an elite touch of class offer very quiet romantic ambience while the main area features all the activities to keep the guests well occupied. The resort operates with a child policy restricting children below 12 years from Water Villas, Sangu and 'O' Resort facilities.

Maldives Overwater Villas


An enchanting island infused with traditional village charm, a mere 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport, our private coral island is home to the charm of a Maldivian village by the turquoise sea. Here, palm-thatched pavilions and bungalows line the white sand or dip their feet into the crystal water. An island spa offers soothing Asian secrets. Sunrise, sunshine and sunset paint the endless sky. From their thatched roofs and timber latticework to the beautiful white-stone walls, all the architectural details at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa are constructed by local craftsmen using indigenous materials and techniques that date back centuries to reflect a true sense of the Maldives. Raised on stilts above the turquoise lagoon, Sunset Water Bungalows at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa offer an atmosphere of soothing seclusion.

Relax in an atmosphere of soothing seclusion. The Sunset Water Bungalows  with pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa are raised on stilts above the gorgeous turquoise lagoon and feature a private pool.  Sunset One-Bedroom Water Suites at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa seem to float above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, open to the endless horizon.  Sunset Two-Bedroom Water Suites are also available.

Savour fine Indian cuisine, celebrate the tastes of contemporary Italy or feast on Asian delicacies – all complemented by our cellar of handpicked fine wines.  Take advantage of world-class facilities on the island and a limitless range of water-based activities surrounding it.

Surround yourself with natural beauty and modern conveniences while enjoying impeccable Four Seasons care.

Maldives Overwater Villas



With 102 spacious villas spread across a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru combines impeccable service, five-star facilities and world-class cuisine with a real sense of discovery.  Sleep in air-conditioned comfort in teak-furnished sleeping pavilions, or enjoy the fresh sea breezes in your open-air bale (traditional thatched hut). Our 102 thatched beach and water villas at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, including two unsurpassed land and ocean villas, feature private plunge pools and generous outdoor living spaces with views across the tranquil lagoon.  Enjoy stunning sunsets from the elevated loft of the Sunset Water Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, located along a double-loaded jetty off the northwestern end of the island. Your overwater villa is not without the pleasures of a plasma screen television, an entertainment system with DVD player, coffee- and tea-making facilities, a private bar and a separate dressing area. Water Villas with Pool are also available at this resort.  Savour the tastes of Asia, sample Lebanese and Moroccan fare in a rooftop setting, dine on Italian as lagoon and ocean views stretch into the distance or enjoy the day’s catch or organic meats poolside. Deep in the midst of Landaa Giraavaru, the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat pulsates with life and wisdom, purity and health.

Maldives Overwater Villas


Kanuhura, an island paradise wrapped in the bright hues of a turquoise blue sea and a never-ending sky. Natural and authentic Maldivian charm combined with invisible sophistication is found after a 40-minute seaplane journey from the airport. Water Villas are situated at the end of a long wooden pontoon which appears to float over the turquoise lagoon. The spacious Villas have infinite views across the Indian Ocean and a large newly extended decked veranda with sun loungers and an outdoor dining area. Perched just above the ocean, each overwater Villa has a wooden stairway with handrails leading directly into the inviting waters of the lagoon. (125 m2/ 1345 sq.ft.).  Furnished and designed with natural materials and solid timber fixtures, the 100 villas are peaceful sanctuaries where life's stresses are forgotten and every indulgence is fulfilled. All villas include air-conditioning, ceiling fan, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV with DVD player, IDD telephone, in-room safe, broadband Internet access, private veranda, spacious bathroom with dual vanities, free-formed stone bath, outdoor shower, and cotton yukata-style robes and slippers.  With its five Maldivian restaurants, Kanuhura provides cuisines of unimaginable variety for its guests and benefits from years of experience in fine dining.


Imagine arriving in a seaplane on a speck of land that emerges from miles and miles of cobalt blue water. At Angsana Velavaru, you will wake up to the adventures of a tropical island. Angsana Velavaru brings out the intrepid traveller in you. Our resort is located in a picturesque lagoon in the pristine South Nilandhe Atoll. Mix romance with adventure between deserted islands and a house reef. Your villa opens out to the water world.  All our 79 villas on the island have exclusive access to the beach and offer a panoramic view of the ocean. From the thatched roof to a private garden, the décor of each villa combines tropical and contemporary styles.  Enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean from 11 exclusive  InOcean Pool Villas at the footstep of a coral reef. Ideal for couples set to exchange rings or renew vows.  These spacious 2-story over water villas each contain thier own private plunge pool.  Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the privacy of your InOcean Villa. Or step into the exclusive ‘Azurro’ bar and restaurant for Italian cuisine and boutique wines from our floor-to-ceiling rack. Lounge at the ‘Kuredhi’ bar all day and enjoy cocktails and snacks. Dine à la carte or enjoy a lavish continental and Asian buffet at the ‘Kaani’ restaurant. Enjoy a romantic meal under the stars, suspended over water at the ‘Funa’ restaurant, which serves fresh seafood with a Maldivian flavour. The resort also includes spa, marine lab, dive center and water sports center.

Maldives Overwater Villas


Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exclusive, private and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives. The resort is a Member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.  Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island's blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services. Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination.  The resort is only 15 minutes by a private luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport.  Each of the resort's luxuriously designed 64 villas is furnished in natural tones and textures and offers ocean views. The Lagoon Villas measure 71 square metres each and are a series of two adjacent villas on the lagoon along the island. They offer private sun decks with loungers, easy chairs and ladders with direct access leading to the lagoon. Each overwater villa features a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Water Villa categories include Deluxe Lagoon Villas with Pool and Ocean Suite with Plunge Pool.  Measuring 195 square meters, this tastefully appointed villa has a living room, a bedroom with attached bathroom, a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, a large freshwater pool with a private sundeck, a ‘sala’ for dining, and a beautiful suspended deck filled with powder soft sand.

Maldives Overwater Villas


Supreme and private luxury amid nature's tropical magic, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives resort is a jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons, and white sands. The experience is privacy, warmth and moments of magic – a promise of utter contentment fulfilled.  Serene and Private Maldives Resort. One&Only Reethi Rah offers 130 private resort villas well separated along the shore, either on the beach secluded by lush tropical greenery, or set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Designed in an elegant contemporary style, these are among the largest resort villas in the world.  One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives accommodation features 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. Amongst the largest resort villas in the world, each is detached, expansive and equally luxurious.  Water Villas are connected by walkways from secluded points on the island. A truly sublime retreat, these villas feature outdoor covered terraces on stilts and split-level verandas with steps into the ocean. Netting suspended like hammocks from its edges are perfect for breezy sunbathing.   One&Only Spa by ESPA is an all-encompassing experience with swirling vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, saunas and stimulating ice fountains. Lifestyle showers offer a refreshing burst of tropical rain, and exotic spa cuisine, a delightful juice bar and relaxation pavilions complete the journey.

Maldives Overwater Villas


Underwater spa rooms. Underground wine. Pristine waters below your ocean bungalow's glass floor. Immersed in surreal beauty in a private courtyard onshore. "Rooms" at sea - 68-foot sleek designer yacht or a traditional Maldivian dhoni, fitted with modern indulgences.  Cuisine in the raw. Private dining experiences. A stretch of private beach or 1001 nights boudoir chic. Bespoke cruises. Reef journeys. Floating at infinity's edge. Thousands of bottles in the Maldives' most impressively stocked cave, guided by global chefs. Spa treatments that invite you to come out of your shell - in a LIME Light - Crystal Ritual or a Turquoise Explosion.

Huvafen Fushi invites you to choose from 44 naturally-modern bungalows - on land or over water. Or a very nautical experience with Sensuelle or the Dhonis.  The aptly named Ocean Bungalows look towards the vast Indian Ocean for miles and miles. Exploring your three-tier deck, you find a freshwater infinity pool, dining area, alluring daybed and sunbathing terrace. The living room, featuring a 50" plasma and Bose surround system, is easily transformed from state-of-the-art theatrette to soothing massage room with glass floors for viewing the pristine waters below. Post massage, sink into your oversized Jacuzzi bath and lose yourself in the endless shades of blue stretching toward the horizon.

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