What usually comes to mind when you hear the phrase Maldives resorts?
A good guess would be luxurious overwater bungalows and villas that are often associated with the tropical paradise. No place pulls it off the way the Maldives does.
So it’s not a surprise if you want to book one of the Maldives overwater bungalows on your next holiday getaway.
Why stick with “home away from home” when you can be transported to a dreamland with your choice of accommodation?
But how do you choose the best among the best?
Price is one factor.
But cheap overwater bungalows Maldives has may be hard to find. And if you do get lucky, it might fall short of your expectations.
Why not pick one based on customer reviews?
With other people already doing the reconnaissance mission for you and paying to do so a solid base of customer reviews is the perfect way to get started on hour hunt for paradise…
The Best Overwater Bungalows In The Maldives
So we’ve helped do the leg work for you with the top 10 Maldives overwater bungalows – based on customer reviews on Booking.com with 7 factors in the mix —cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff, free Wi-Fi, location, and value for money.
With customers ranking the property 9.7, the 45 overwater bungalows of Gili Lankanfushi are pretty hard to beat – its also one of our favourite Maldives surf resorts too!
Stretching over the lagoon, the walk from the shore to the bungalows make an awesome backdrop for an Instagram photo…or two…or three!
But wait until you get inside the luxurious living space that makes every penny you spent more than worth it.
The sparkling blue waters underneath are an added bonus.
There are several facilities and amenities in the property to help you relax and have fun such as a fitness centre and equipment for windsurfing and catamaran sailing.
It’s also rated as one of the best luxury Maldives surf resorts too – so if you’re in hunt for waves check it out!
Ranked 9.6, with cleanliness and comfort as the two major draws, the COMO Cocoa Island comes in second on the list.
But what makes the property outstanding is the unique architecture of its overwater bungalows. They mimic the design of the traditional Maldivian Dhoni boats.
So if you want to experience sleeping on a boat minus the waves and the constant swaying, book one of the bungalows in COMO.
The bungalows here are perfect for both honeymooners and families with kids.
Each with its own private deck plunge pool, it’s a surprise that the water villas of the Constance Halaveli Resort are only rated 9.5 by customers.
Well, why not book a bungalow, and see if it offers what will make it a big 10?
The crystal-clear lagoon below and that stretch of clear blue is highly likely to sway your decision. Imagine living in such a magical paradise for a day or two with nothing but peace and quiet.
Although rated at par with the Constance Halaveli Resort by many happy holiday makers, the Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is one of the cheaper overwater bungalows Maldives offers in the sense that they’re more affordable.
Finally price and comfort combined!
A Maldives resort that many can afford to book.
The best part is it has everything you need for a luxury getaway—a private porch, king size bed, rain shower in an open-air bathroom, and various facilities and amenities.
Definitely worth it!
One of the Maldives overwater bungalows all inclusive properties, the Lily Beach Resort and Spa not only offers a tropical destination but a means to keep holiday costs down.
It’s the perfect choice for when you want to indulge in luxury once in a while without blowing your budget.
Or you could splurge and make it a memorable holiday by booking a villa with a 24-hour personalised butler.
Hey, you’re already indulging yourself, might as well do it in style.
If it’s utter seclusion you’re looking for, the water villas of the Six Senses Laamu is a perfect choice. Set in the tiny island of Olhuveli, distraction would be the last thing you’ll find here.
Despite this, you will have all the convenience you need for a luxury stay, from indoor-outdoor spaces to on-site restaurants and bars, each with a distinctive flair.
Here, you’re afforded a luxury escape with the sun, sand, and beach as your hideaway.
This property in the Maldives is owned by the same French company that represents Moët & Chandon and Louis Vuitton, which pretty much explains the level of elegance that it exudes.
The 46 villas feature traditional Maldivian craftsmanship but with the right amount of contemporary appeal.
Imagine the Maldives overwater villas with a cathedral ceiling and sliding glass wall. The airy open-plan only adds to the spacious and liberating feel.
Set on a tiny private island in the North Malé Atoll, the thatch-roof bungalows of Angsana Ihuru not only appeals to honeymooners and divers but environmentalists as well.
The property’s underwater coral garden initiative is an undeniable draw, not to mention the many opportunities for wildlife sightings, from turtles to blacktip sharks.
Here, you have the option to simply enjoy the luxuries offered and/or do something noble—help clean and restore the house reef.
With its proximity from the airport, just a 15-minute boat ride away, the overwater bungalows of the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa are often a convenient choice. The property’s stunning view and excellent service, however, would make booking it a no-brainer.
Comfortable and luxurious space with a personal butler?
Some consider this property their #1 choice, but we’ll leave it down to you to decide.
One of the largest resorts in the Maldives, the Meeru Island Resort & Spa has 106 overwater villas and 180 other types of rooms and suites. It’s one property where you can hop from one type of accommodation to the next if you so desire.
Set on a private island with more than a dozen bars and restaurants, there’s no shortage of food and drinks. Choose between full-board and half-board options.
Should you need to burn the calories you ate and drank, engaging in various activities on water and on land will do the trick.
So When Are You Booking Your Flight?!
The Maldives overwater bungalow experience will turn any holiday into a dream trip you’d want to relive over and over again.
You’ll not only get fancy accommodation with every luxury available but also a paradise backdrop that is completely different from anywhere else in the world.
Moreover, you get to enjoy a range of activities that will make you one with the iridescent blue underneath you – from world class surfing to incredible scuba diving.
So stop dreaming and start planning!