White-washed beaches, turquoise waters and extravagant beach resorts are reasons enough to take that 2.5 hour fly to the Maldives. And, if that does not tempt you enough, let me tell you almost of the lavish properties have stunning water villas opening to breathtaking views of the Indian ocean. Granted, they come at a price, but once you get a glimpse of it, you won’t be able to resist. The beautiful nation of Maldives boasts of almost a 1,000 coral islands and a substantial part them are now home to exotic hotels. Luckily of you, we’ve scoured the islands and compiled a list for your next vacay.
Compiling a list was indeed difficult given the plethora of options but we’ve carefully selected 8 water villas that exceeded our expectations.
#8 – Escape Water Villa at Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives- a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection
The Escape Water Villa spanning 1,550 sq ft combines eclectic elements of traditional Maldivian architecture with modernistic elements. Visualize a deep designer bathtub for two, and private outdoor spaces such as a sun deck with loungers, infinity plunge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean and outdoor showers. The villa can open up the whole space or partition bedroom, bathroom and shower rooms using sliding doors. Luxury amenities include a separate living area, mini bar access, in-villa entertainment system with plasma TV, espresso machine and complimentary WiFi.
Rate – $509 ++ per night
#7 – Over Water Pool Villa at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort
2,788 sq ft of pure luxury is indeed tempting! Visualize gliding down steps leading directly from your private sundeck to the sparkling turquoise lagoon. Entailing plush hardwood floors and high ceilings, the Over Water Pool Villas feature a variety of luxuries ranging from his and her walk-in wardrobes, wine chillers, private pools and sun decks with views of the unending ocean.
Rate – $1,328 ++ per night
#6 – Grand Sunset Villa at the One&Only Reethi Rah
Spanning an impressive 2,594 sq ft, the One&Only Reeti Rah’s Grand Sunset Villa is one of the most underrated villas in Maldives. Don’t be disheartened by its size, considering it entails a spacious 215 sq ft infinity pool as well as a separate jacuzzi. Featuring a separate dining and sitting room, the one bedroom Grand Water Villa with pool features a plush King size bed.
Rate – $6,000 ++ per night
#5 – 2 Bedroom Water Retreat at Soneva Jani
Featuring timber floors and yellow tones against the picturesque blue waters is the 5,974 sq ft multi-storeyed villa. Entailing a majestic pool, water slide, sunken seat and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat is one of Maldives’ most sought-after accommodations. While the first floor offers a spacious bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, walk-in minibar, TV lounge and kids’ sleeping area, the second bedroom is located on the upper floor, along with an additional dressing room, bathroom, seating area, dining sala with roof deck.
Rate – $3,400 ++ per night