Maldives is a tropical archipelago made up of 26 natural atolls and 1200 islands. This makes it a getaway dream from the daily grind to wind down fully, relax deeply and melt into the sounds of the Indian ocean, pure breathtaking sunsets and amazing underwater sea life. The stunning clear marine waters are home to delicate coral reef. The Maldives is also famous for bioluminescent beaches. With so much to offer, staying in an overwater villa on this dream island may be on your bucket list. Here, are a few breathtaking overwater villas in the Maldives…
Conrad Rangali is spaced out over a few islands which will truly make you feel you have an island paradise of your own. Its also world renowned for its underwater restaurant Ithaa. Have dinner with the amazing sea life swimming above you. The Overwater Spa is also a must see highlight.
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St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Overwater villas have a 17 square meter private pool and overwater hammocks to gaze at the endless sea and sip your cocktails as you watch the glorious sunsets. Whale Bar truly has an out of the Earth surreal feel to it.
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Finolhu lies on Baa Atoll. The Overwater villas have an amazing view and I love the long stretch of sand with the Inidan ocean on either side.
Six Senses Laamu
A world famous resort. The overwater villas have an aquarium dining deck with all glass table. Jump straight into the ocean for a swim or relax on the net hammock.This resort has an emphasis on sustainability with each villa provided bikes to get to different places.
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Vivanta by Taj- Coral reef
Vivanta by Taj has been named by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the places to stay. You can take part in a daily Stingray feeding session theres also a unique Maldivian high tea. Taj Jiva spa is also a must try with their unique treatments to revitalise and rejuvenate the body.
This resort has amazing beach villas with pools, but the overwater villas are just spectacular. The overwater gym is also something you might want to try or step off the white sandy beaches onto an ice rink, a first in the Maldives.
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Cheval Blanc Randheli
This resort oozes so much indulgence and elegance. The interior sophisticated decor might make you forget you are in the Maldives but seeing the view and stepping or jumping into the ocean will be amazing. A 12 foot infinity pool awaits your private villa where sea turtles and Manta swim beneath.
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