Our Top 6 Resorts for Over Water Villas in the Maldives

January 21, 2021Tom Spruce

We’ll take you through the best resorts for experiencing that A-lister life with an over water villa in the Maldives.

Up until now you may have been forgiven for thinking those amazing villas, which look like they’re floating on the ocean, which celebs frequent on Instagram, are private and out of reach to us norms. 

However, we’re here to tell you they are Over Water Villas and the Maldives hosts some of the best in the world

So we’ve compiled our list of our top seven resorts for over water villas in the Maldives. And the good news for you is they’re all available in our Big Blue Sale.


  1. Medhufushi Island Resort
  2. South Palm Resort
  3. Nakai Alimatha Resort
  4. Nakai Maayafushi Resort
  5. Nakai Dhiggiri Resort
  6. Furaveri Island Resort

Medhufushi Island Resort

The stunning oceanscape at Medhufudshi

A resort which is completely at home in the water, Medhufushi Island is shaped by a stunning azure lagoon. Delivering all the A-lister vibes you could possibility want. 

Enjoy your stay in a Water Villa which welcomes the sunrise every morning with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the lagoon. Taking breakfast out on your private decked balcony is the most beautiful way to start the day. 


Top tip:

Take a snorkel with you and make use of your direct access to the lagoon by swimming in the crystalline waters and spotting the mesmeric marine life. 


South Palm Resort 

Wake up every morning to the sun shimmering off the ocean at South Palm

What more could you want to live the VIP life than an over water villa on a private, largely untouched island?

South Palm gives you everything you need to elevate your holiday. The incredible Kurumba Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation. Only accessible via Dhoni boat, jump aboard and feel all your troubles melt away in the floating haven of soothing treatments.  

Your over water villa at South Palm is truly special. Magnificent views join hands with a private infinity pool and 24-hour butler service to really deliver that VIP experience


Top tip: 

Definitely take the chance to head out on an island tour to nearby Hulhumeedhoo which gives a real sense as to what normal life is like in the Maldives. 


Nakai Alimatha 

Comfort and elegance await at Nakai Alimatha

The Nakai Resort Group is the epitome of Maldivian style. Developed as a barefoot paradise in the Vaavu Atoll, you can experience the relaxing side of the Maldives perfectly at Nakai Alimatha

If you prefer to see everything the crystalline lagoon waters have to offer, the on-site TGI-Dive Centre is perfect. You can also access the shimmering lagoon straight from your over water villa, so you’ll never be too far from the ocean in this paradise. 


Top tip: 

Enjoy the most picturesque game of football you’ll likely ever have. Football pitches and tennis courts can be found just next to the powder white sand beaches.


Nakai Maayafushi

Can you imagine relaxing at beautiful Nakai Maayafushi

Another of the incredible Nakai Group resorts. Nakai Maayafushi pulls on the natural beauty of the Maldives. From the rich and diverse vegetation which forms it’s backdrop, to the miasma of marine life which swim around your floating over water villa. 

Inside the villa luxuriate in stunning Maldivian beauty both inside and out. Panoramic views out over the glistening lagoon welcomes your every day, while traditional island decor ties the room together. 


Top tip: 

Try the Maadhiga Spa at any of the Nakai Resorts to indulge in some super relaxing treatments. The Nakai resorts work to ensure all the therapies they utilize have their base in local ingredients.


Nakai Dhiggiri

Nakai Dhiggiri is perfect proof of how the resort group have used the ocean to frame their destinations beautifully

Nakai Dhiggiri finishes off the hat trick of Nakai Group resorts. Take a seaplane transfer and take in the unforgettable geography of the Maldives before you arrive on-site.

Once there you can indulge in a delicious meal from the show-stopping setting of the Main Restaurant which boasts unspoilt views out over the Indian Ocean. You’ve never eaten a meal in a prettier setting. 

Accommodation at the resort is incredibly well presented. Merging contemporary design and comfort with authentic beautiful island flair. In your over water villa you’ll surrounded by the beauty of nature to promise a truly relaxing break.


Top tip: 

Although your water villa and the floating main restaurant will, rightly, take centre stage in your holiday. You should definitely try a romantic dinner on the beach for a truly unforgettable evening. 


Furaveri Island Resort

You’ll run out of superlatives for incredible Furaveri Island Resort

Away from the Nakai Group, Furaveri Isand Resort promises an island paradise like no other. Experiencing this oasis from the comfort of a water villa is the best way to do it. 

Gaze out over the shimmering ocean from the serenity of your spacious water villa. Away from your villa you can try a whole world of cuisine in the restaurants at Furaveri. From authentic Maldivian to vibrant Mexican and thrilling Asian Teppanyaki.


Top tip: 

Be prepared to relax to the max at Furaveri. The on-site Wellness Village excels not only as a place of indulgence and treatment, but also just as a nice walk in the day or evening. 


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