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05 Unique Luxurious Accommodation Options in the Maldives

Vommuli resort's overwater villas surrounded by beautiful lagoon
Everyone dreams of spending a holiday in a luxury overwater villa in the Maldives. here are 5 luxurious accommodation options.

The sunny side of life – the Maldives is known for its pristine beaches and the beautiful turquoise waters. Everyone dreams of spending a holiday in a luxury overwater villa in the Maldives. But if you want to chase your dreams even higher, here are 5 mind-blowingly unique yet luxurious accommodation options in the Maldives from the very top to bottom (literally)!

1. Treetop Pool Villa – Amilla Fushi

This tranquil treetop retreat at Amilla Fushi is tucked away 12 meters above the ground. The villa is wrapped in a canopy of coconut trees and vast Maldivian skies.

Swim across the infinity-edge pool as if you were flying over the treetops. Wake to the gentle sounds of tropical birdsong. Where being only 20 meters away from the beach will allow you the chance to take a secret pathway, shaded by coconut trees, to reach the beautiful white sand of your dedicated beach.

Amilla Fushi, Maldives

2. 04 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide – Soneva Jani Maldives

Soneva’s idea of how overwater living should be is an enormous space of luxurious living space with uninhibited views in every direction. In addition to the 4 bedrooms, the villa features a study, gym, an outdoor shower and daybed, TV lounge, walk-in minibar, and a sleeping area for the children.

Of course, you cannot miss the water slide from the top deck into the lagoon below!

Soneva Jani Maldives

3. John Jacob Astor Estate – St. Regis Vommuli Maldives

The epitome of sophistication, impeccable design, luxury amenities, and panoramic views of the tropical ocean waves in the Maldives. The three-bedroom overwater John Jacob Astor Estate boasts a furnished terrace with a 92-square-meter private swimming pool framed by a plush daybed, sofas, and sun loungers.

Opening onto the terrace, the palatial living room is distinguished by its lofty ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which suffuse the space with natural light. The two main-floor guest bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with two queen beds, both promise an enticing sanctuary in the Maldives.

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli

4. The Private Reserve Villa – Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

The Private reserve Villa at Gili Lankanfushi is the largest overwater villa in the world! Standing alone in the middle of a sparkling, turquoise lagoon, 500 metres from the main resort, Gili Lankanfushi’s Private Reserve is the quintessence of luxury, privacy, and seclusion.

Sprawled across multi-tiered levels, this rustic-chic fort of dreams is where everyone’s idea of the ultimate island escape instantly becomes a reality.

With the infinity swimming pool, spacious sundecks, couple’s spa pavilion with a sauna and steam room, air-conditioned gymnasium, cinema, bar and even a water slide that runs from the Private Reserve’s top deck into the sea, you will never feel the need to leave this place!

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

5. THE MURAKA – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Overwater? Beach? Underwater! A first-of-its-kind, THE MURAKA is a luxury two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged over 16 feet below sea level in the Indian Ocean. Above water, enjoy living and dining areas fitting of one of the world’s most exclusive residences.

Beneath the ocean, discover a Master bedroom with a 180-degree curved acrylic dome, a dedicated tunnel viewing theater, and en-suite bathroom. Stays at this ultimate luxury residence come with dedicated staff including a personal butler and chef.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Whether you choose a Treetop, a 4-bedroom overwater villa for the entire family, the world’s biggest overwater villa, or the first-of-its-kind underwater residence we can guarantee you will be immensely satisfied with your stay at any of these options.

Feature image by St. Regis Vommuli Maldives

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Looking Ahead: Festivities in Maldives Resorts for the Coming Months

Did you know that the Maldives is not only a destination for stunning beaches and luxurious resorts but also a hub of vibrant festivities and celebrations?

As we move through 2024, several resorts are gearing up to host an array of exciting events, promising unforgettable experiences for their guests. Here’s a glimpse into what’s in store:

World Turtle Day at Amilla Maldives

Amilla Maldives will celebrate World Turtle Day this May 23rd. The resort is celebrating with educational activities aimed at raising awareness about turtle conservation. Guests can participate in activities that support preservation efforts while enjoying the resort’s natural beauty​.

Unforgettable Spring Festivities at Dusit Thani Maldives

From 29 March to 15 May 2024, Dusit Thani Maldives will host vibrant springtime festivities, featuring special events for Easter, Eid al-Fitr, and Thailand’s Songkran Water Festival. Guests can enjoy unique cultural experiences, live music, and festive activities, along with exclusive packages and promotions for a memorable stay.

Wellness Retreats Throughout the Year

Resorts that focus on wellness & health always offer wellness retreats throughout the year. In addition to getting advice from experts, guests can also get curated experiences from these retreats. Soneva Resorts, Amilla Maldives, as well as Patina Maldives, feature some amazing experiences for guests. In addition to these resorts, guests can also look into any resort that focuses on spa & wellness retreats.

Eid Celebrations

Just like any other celebrations in the Maldives, Maldives resorts bring travellers festive Eid celebrations. This vibrant festivity is marked with special offers and a variety of activities perfect for families to enjoy. This year, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Sun Siyam Resorts, and Bandos Maldives offered colourful Eid celebrations.

Christmas & Easter Celebrations

Easter & Christmas celebrations are arguably some of the most widely celebrated festivity in Maldives resorts. During this time period, many resorts turn into wonderlands not only for kids but also for adults. As people book their getaway to enjoy the warm climate of the Maldives, this is also the high tourist season in the country. From December to January, almost every day brings something new. Whether it’s brunch, beach parties, pool parties or fun with Santa, you won’t get bored!

New Year’s Eve & New Year

Although many places would say this is the same celebration, in the Maldives New Year’s Eve and New Year’s celebrations are also different. New Year’s Eve is usually made up of festive gala dinners straight out of a dream. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, amazing meals and endless drinks! Some of the usual highlights also include fireworks and fire dancers.

New Year’s Day is followed by brunches and more activities to welcome the new year. During this period of time, the resorts host an abundance of parties and themed celebrations as well. Guests can also explore the Orthodox Christmas celebration in January, which is the last celebration of the festivities.

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