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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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Is Maldives a Family-Friendly Destination?

Maldives might be popular as a romantic adventure destination. But did you know that the Maldives is the perfect place for an unforgettable family vacation as well? If you’re looking for a memorable getaway with your family, look no further. Picture this: turquoise waters, swaying palm trees, and endless opportunities for fun in the sun with your loved ones. Sounds like a dream, right?

Maldives has been popular among families for quite some time. Whether you’re looking for a small getaway or a luxurious retreat, there is no place like the Maldives to make some memories. If celebrities like the Beckhams and the Ramseys choose this destination over and over again, why shouldn’t you? Get ready to discover why this tropical oasis is the ultimate playground for families. The Maldives offers everything from kid-friendly accommodations to exciting activities for all ages. And we’ve got insider tips and tricks to ensure your Maldives getaway is nothing short of spectacular.

Where Can I Find Family-Friendly Accommodation Options in the Maldives?

Nothing says family-friendly accommodation like a cute little beach villa or even an expansive overwater villa. As the Maldives resorts offer everything from babysitting services to special inclusions in rooms for families, every resort can be a kid-friendly haven for your next Maldives trip. In resorts such as SAii Lagoon Maldives, rooms are set up thoughtfully for families travelling with babies with additions such as baby cribs at the property. You can always call ahead of your trip to the Maldives and request special add-ons to cater for the kids. Additionally, almost all resorts in the Maldives also come with a kids club, where kids can play, make new friends and learn something new over the summer.

If you’re looking for the best of the best, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen might recommend a family trip to Soneva Jani. Over the years, Soneva resorts have become a go-to destination for celebrities, especially those travelling with kids. But if that’s not in your budget, here are some more family-friendly resorts you can visit.

What Kid-Friendly Activities Are Available in the Maldives?

If you really want to book a trip to the Maldives, but you’re scared the destination might not be for your kids, don’t worry. Maldives resorts cater to guests of all ages. Whether you’re travelling with an infant or a teenager, there’s something fun to explore in all corners.

If the beach days get too boring, kids can always drop by the kids club where art, culinary and adventure make up a good time. Lately, resorts such as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Baglioni Maldives offer amazing kids and teens clubs. While younger kids can enjoy weekly activities like arts and crafts, teenagers can enjoy spa days, snorkelling & kayaking to movies under the stars through the kids and teens club.

What Do Other Families Say About Their Experience in the Maldives?

The feeling of a vacation in Maldives does not require a lot of words, you can see the joy through pictures and posts. Whether it’s Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas getaway with the family at Amilla Maldives or the recent trip by the long-time partner of Christiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodríguez and their family at JOALI Maldives, you can just tell families have the best time in the Maldives. But if you want it from travellers just like you and I, here are some amazing reviews from families after their Maldives trip:

It was our second time in the Maldives and we chose again the Lux South Ari Atoll. We came in our honeymoon in 2020 right before the pandemic situation and we promised that we will come back as soon as possible. So, we did in April 2021! And we took our families and friends with us! We really loved the island, the food, the restaurants and the staff! We liked the experience even more this time. It was the perfect place for our family vacation, we felt very safe regarding the pandemic situation, the weather was perfect and the whole personal contributed to our best holiday says a guest who visited LUX* South Ari Atoll, on Agoda.

Another guest who visited Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa also shared their experience.

We celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday in this lovely resort and their surprises were truly memorable.🥰 Our room was beautifully decorated and our bday girl was so happy as she got to do lots of fun activities including a magic show!🪄Very family-friendly resort! Special thanks to Vida who was so so approachable, had the initiative to take care of the kids, entertained them so the parents can have some peaceful holiday.😊

What Are Some Tips for Planning a Family Trip to the Maldives?

  1. Choosing a Family-Friendly Resorts: As the Maldives caters to a variety of travellers, there are family-friendly resorts as well as adults-only resorts. Make sure you’re booking a trip to a resort where kids can enjoy the vacation as much as you. Always look into the kids-club activities and the upcoming festivities for the holidays as well.
  2. Pack Wisely: Don’t forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, hats, swimwear, and more, as the Maldives is a beachy and tropical destination. Don’t forget any necessary medications, as well as entertainment for kids during travel downtime!
  3. Plan Kid-Friendly Activities: Make sure to research family-friendly activities offered by your resort or nearby attractions. You can explore activities such as guided snorkeling trips, dolphin cruises, island-hopping adventures, and cultural experiences. Look for activities suitable for different ages and interests to ensure everyone has a fantastic time.
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