If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable and surreally beautiful backdrop, seeing the villas in the Maldives is the way to go. From overwater bungalows to underwater dining experiences and beyond, this island nation is ready to wow you. Here are our favourite OMG inducing villas in the Maldives.
If you’re looking to bring an entourage to the Maldives, The Amilla Villa Estate is more than ready to oblige. This six-bedroom mansion sits right on the beach and can accommodate up to 13 guests.
The Amilla Villa Estate is leading the charge in offering large villas that are big enough to bring the extended family to enjoy the Maldivian sun and sand. In addition to the beachfront location, the villa has a 20-metre lagoon swimming pool and a cinema and games room.
Once you’re ready to explore the island beyond the villa, make use of the complimentary bicycles or hop on board your own personal Rolls Royce beach buggy.
Beyond the villa, the Amilla Fushi resort offers one of the biggest infinity pools in the Maldives, multiple restaurants, an amazing spa, sports facilities and of course, the perfect setting for trying water sports. You can probably see why our stay in Amilla Fushi left us week at the knees.
Where Robinson Crusoe found luxury… Soneva Fushi is a breath-taking island hideaway built following sustainable methods. The resort offers the perfect dose of barefoot luxury – and there’s no better place to experience it first-hand than the jaw-dropping nine-bedroom Private Reserve.
The Private Reserve is the largest villa at Soneva Fushi and features one of the most amazing sunken lounges we’ve ever seen. The palatial beachfront villa also has a waterslide, kids’ bedroom, spa, sauna and fitness room.
On top of these luxurious facilities, Soneva Fushi offers villa guests some truly enviable inclusions, including a weekly cocktail hour, movie screenings, snorkelling and an introduction to astrology at the resort’s own Observatory.
Pool or beach? AT Finolhu’s Instagram-ready Ocean Pool Villa you won’t have to choose, as this two-bedroom villa sits perched over the ocean lagoon and also features a glistening private pool.
Finolhu is not your grandma’s resort, that’s for sure. The resort and its villas boast a groovy retro glam aesthetic and offer nightly entertainment ranging from fire dancers to stilt walkers and world-class DJs.
When you’re not busy enjoying your private pool or indulging in a soak in the gorgeous open-air bathrooms, explore the resort’s many restaurants, pay a visit to the stylish spa – or get better acquainted with the marine world.
Finolhu is located on the UNESCO protected world biosphere of Baa Atoll. In other words, snorkelers and divers staying at Finolhu will think they have died and gone to heaven.
One of the most iconic images of villas in the Maldives are of course the picturesque overwater villas. The Water Reserve villa at Soneva Jani is one of the most beautiful ones out there.
This amazing three-bedroom villa sits perched over the lagoon but the fun doesn’t stop there. The villa also includes a private swimming pool, a catamaran net for sun bathing and the piece de resistance: a waterslide launching from the villa’s upper floor and landing straight to the ocean lagoon.
Besides all the aquatic fun, the Water Reserve villa features three luxurious ensuite bedrooms, a kids’ sleeping area, dining sala and a roof deck. The sunken lounge overlooking the ocean is pretty fabulous as well!
Next to the five-star digs, Soneva Jani offers resort guests some out-of-this-world inclusions, including access to the resort’s chocolate and ice cream parlours, weekly sunset cocktail parties and movie screenings at the open-air Cinema Paradiso.