Known for its incredible turquoise lagoons and fifty shades of blue vistas, the Maldives have perfected the art of bringing the ocean right to your doorstep. Home to some of the most spectacular overwater villas in the world, these spaces allow you to completely immerse yourself into the beauty and serenity found only in this incredible island nation.
Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa | Velaa Private Island
Pristine blue water as far as the eye can see – this is what you can expect when staying in the remarkable sunset deluxe villas offered at Velaa Private Island. Nestled on an extended jetty that delivers you atop an alluring turquoise lagoon, it is here that you can enjoy unrivalled luxury at every turn. As the name of the villa suggests, each night you can enjoy a front row seat to famous Maldivian sunsets as you lounge on your cosy, outdoor daybed. Alternatively, for those days and nights spent enjoying the company of family and friends, the spacious living area – complete with its own bar and wine fridge – makes for the perfect place from which to entertain. Featuring one of the largest private pools in the Maldives, and an ultra-deluxe bathroom that invites you to look out at the gorgeous vistas while relaxing in your very own spa, there is no shortage of special moments to be made in this villa. And of course, who could deny the alluring gaze of the ocean beneath you? With stairs leading directly into the unspoiled water below, you can immerse yourself in the surrounding lagoon anytime you wish.
Water Retreat Villas | Soneva Jani
The winding neighbourhood of luxury overwater villas that encapsulates Soneva Jani is something that must be seen to be believed. Available in 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom designs, these incredible villas provide just as much opportunity for fun as they do for relaxation, featuring open air bathrooms, private wine cellars and a rooftop living room and dining sala. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters below by way of your own private water slide before relaxing in the sun on the netted hammocks hanging just above the lagoon. And for lovers of great food, you can enjoy days and nights on the open deck area watching the sunset as you enjoy a gourmet banquet prepared for you by the resort chef. Waking up is always a dream when you’re staying in these spectacular water retreats, with a retractable roof above the master bedroom providing the perfect opportunity to soak up that incredible morning sun before you even get out of bed. Whether you’re planning to make the most of some invaluable family time or looking for the perfect space to get away with friends, Soneva Jani offers incomparable luxury behind every door.
Crusoe Residences | Gili Lankanfushi
The Crusoe Residences are designed for holidaymakers who desire complete privacy while on their Maldivian escape. These over-water eco-luxury villas make the most of the surrounding natural environment by standing entirely alone amongst the vast blue serenity of the Indian ocean, each one coming with a private boat to transport you elsewhere on the island. Amongst many other incredible amenities and experiences, these residences include a spacious living area with unique glass flooring, access to your own personal ‘Mr Friday’ butler and on the second level, a gorgeous open-air sundeck with a daybed that can be transformed into the perfect space for you to spend balmy nights sleeping under the stars. After a day spent enjoying the incredible experiences the Maldives are known for – such as scuba diving with the diverse ocean life or enjoying a delicious meal at a world-class restaurant – you can even retreat to your own private hammock suspended directly over the surrounding lagoon. With a good book in one hand and a delicious cocktail in the other, this is the perfect place to indulge in some rest and relaxation amongst the world’s most beautiful backdrop.