Best Overwater Bungalows In The Maldives

By Tropikaia | Updated: August 25, 2022 | Overwater Bungalows

The Maldives is made up of several atolls and islands in the Indian Ocean. It is southwest of India. Relatively untouched by tourists until the last 50 years.

The Maldives is a paradise full of coral reefs and sandbars. The temperature averages 80° all year long, perfect for a tropical vacation anytime.

Read below for the best overwater bungalow stays in the Maldives.

Soneva Jani

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Location: Medhufaru Island, Maldives

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The Soneva Jani resort has designed its overwater bungalows to maximize space, privacy, and unforgettable views. There are a variety of land and water activities available whenever you want. Guests can choose to eat at five different dining destinations. This resort is suitable for families. They offer large bungalows and a children’s club for kids four years and older. All overwater bungalows feature a private pool. 

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives

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Location: Ithaafushi Island, Maldives

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is known for its world-class accommodations and experienced team to make your stay unforgettable. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy sparkling wine with an assortment of chocolate and fruit. Take a dip in one of the relaxing pools or head straight for the ocean waves. Enjoy a breakfast buffet to start each morning. Book a spa service to enhance your relaxation. Visit the Maldives only aqua wellness center to help boost your immune system.

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TAJ Exotica Resort

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Location: Emboodhu Finolhu, Maldives

This award-winning resort is located in the middle of the lagoon in the Maldives. Incredible views of the Indian Ocean come with every villa. With direct lagoon access, enjoy a swim any time. Each villa features a rain shower and separate bathtub. Have every worry subside with access to the 24-hour butler service. 

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Six Sense Lamu

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Location: Laamu Atoll, Maldives

The Six Sense Laamu resort offers overwater bungalows and beachfront villas. The accommodations are crafted from local and sustainable materials. These beautiful stays offer a pool or direct ocean access. This resort is family-friendly, offering bungalows that sleep 4, reduced or free meals for kids, and kid-friendly activities. The Six Sense Laamu offers a smorgasbord of things to do, including scientific, conservation, sport, and relaxation-based activities. Eat at one of the hotel’s five restaurants, and don’t forget to stop at the chocolate shop for dessert! 

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Gili Lankanfushi

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Location:  Lankanfushi Island, Maldives

The Gili Lankanfushi resort is inspired by Robinson Crusoe and defines its style as “barefoot luxury”. Their exclusive resort is on its own island with just 45 villas available. They offer a variety of villa sizes, perfect for accommodating any group. All villas feature direct lagoon access, sundeck, and water hammocks. Fulfill any craving with a variety of dining experiences and snacks available. Enjoy daily watersports, relax by the water, or a cooking class with the chef!

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St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

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Location: Vommuli Island, Maldives

The St. Regis Maldives is nestled between rainforest and white sand on a private island in the Maldives. These overwater villas all include private pools and ocean views. Enjoy luxury accommodations with hi-tech amenities in each room. Dine at one of the hotel’s five restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. Or opt to stay and dine in with their 24-hour room service. Enjoy watersports, fitness centers and a full-service spa during your stay.

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LUX South Ari Atoll

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Location: Dhidhoofinolhu, Maldives

The Lux South Ari Atoll is a modern seaside haven. Each villa is designed to be flooded by natural light and magnify the beauty of the ocean. Enjoy direct ocean access from your overwater villa. Relax on your private sun terrace. Spend your days on the water or land with the endless activities available. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the resort’s eight restaurants. End the night in the resort’s beach club, dancing away. 

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