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The best villas in the Maldives

  • Travel 101
  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 22 July 2022
  • Revised 14 February 2023

Choosing the right accommodation for your long-awaited getaway is a decision not to be taken lightly. Whatever it is that you’re after, it’s important you take your time and thoroughly look into your options.

Thankfully, the Maldives is a destination that makes that decision slightly easier, simply because it's packed with five-star-luxury-types, especially the very best Maldives villas that provide everything you need for a first-rate comfortable stay. They’re a true step above the rest. Allow us to give a full rundown of the top picks and why they’re a great choice for your luxury Maldives holidays.

Without further ado, here are our top eight picks for the best villas in the Maldives. 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

If you’re dreaming about glass floor water villas in the Maldives, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has the answer.

Featuring the most luxurious properties you can get, the Deluxe Water Villas here feature a standard (but still gorgeous) format with a spacious living area, state-of-the-art tech, and floor to ceiling windows.

And at the absolute highest end of the spectrum, you can stay in The Muraka: two floors of absolute luxury featuring an underwater master bedroom with panoramic views of the ocean floor and marine life. You simply can’t get a better wakeup call than that.

Looking for more? Discover our favourite villas for VIPs in the Maldives.

Deluxe Water Villa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Deluxe Water Villa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

COMO Maalifush

With over 66 suites and villas, COMO Maalifushi has something for every type of holiday-goer – couples, honeymooners, and families. All the villas are spacious and styled to perfection, so rest assured you’ll be more than comfortable no matter the size you opt for. 

You can choose your desired view too, from the Garden Room offering greenery open-plan vibes in the centre of the island, to the 2,000ft² Maldives Water Villas boasting a private pool and French doors opening out onto to a beach-lapping sundeck.

Classy interiors at COMO Maalifushi

Classy interiors at COMO Maalifushi
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Four Seasons Resort, Landaa Giraavaru Maldives

A Maldives stay is all about the unbeatable views, and the villas at Four Seasons Resort, Landaa Giraavaru offer unmatchable vistas of the sprawling Indian Ocean right on your backdoor step. Whether you’re an early riser or night owl, enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the comfort of your own suite.
Perhaps the best resort villas here are the Sunset Maldives Water Villas, perfectly positioned on the north-western part of the island for the most magnificent sunsets. Just make sure you’ve got a glass of something special to toast away the day’s light. 

Want to share your holiday snaps in a smug Instagram post? Of course you do. We've tracked down the most instagrammable villas in the Maldives for your followers to marvel over. 

Water Villa, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Land Giraavaru

Water Villa, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Land Giraavaru

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

The stunning selection of beach villas at Waldorf Astoria Maldives will please pretty much anyone, especially the King Beach Villas – perfect for families with young children who love nothing more than a splash in the ocean (or your own private pool). 

Fancy something even more special? Hire your personal secluded private island boasting nine separate bedrooms spread across two beach villas and a four-bedroom centre residence. It’s opulence at its very finest, but oh so worth it.

King Beach Villa, Waldorf Astoria Maldives

King Beach Villa, Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Cheval Blanc Maldives

Views may play a big part in your Maldives experience, but look no further than the villas at Cheval Blanc for the prize-winner of charming décor and style. These villas boast thatched roofs, chic furnishings, and plenty of modern artwork hanging on the walls. Perhaps best of all are the Garden Maldives Water Villas, perched on stilts they offer plenty of space for larger groups seeking a sense of sanctuary like no other. Here the typical paradise-like Maldives experience you’ve only dreamed of actually comes true.

Water Villa, Cheval Blanc

Water Villa, Cheval Blanc

Soneva Jani Maldives

Families will love Soneva Jani and especially its choice of stunning private villas – some of which even come with splash-worthy waterslides. Family time with the little ones has never felt so joyous as it does here. Subtlety decorated with soft colour palettes and offering picture-perfect views wherever you look, it’s up to you whether you’d like a One, Two, or Three-Bedroom Villa - the latter of which includes a private swimming pool, a steam room, and a relaxing upper deck perfect for catching some all-important rays. These villas have absolutely everything you need and more for a relaxing escape from reality.

We love Soneva Jani because it's also one of the most sustainable luxury resorts in the Maldives. 

Large private villas at Soneva Jani

Large private villas at Soneva Jani

Soneva Fushi Maldives

Soneva Fushi is an all-villa accommodation and offers everything from One to Nine-Bedroom Villas, so rest assured there’s something suitable no matter the size of your travel party. Smaller groups will feel right at home in the Crusoe Villa – a lavish two-story space just a few steps away from one of the island’s beaches, where you’ll dip your feet in the warm Maldivian sea. And larger parties of up to 18 guests will feel most comfortable in the ultra-luxurious Private Reserve, complete with a private pool, spa, sauna, and steam room. 

It’s tranquility at its absolute best.

Private Reserve, Soneva Fushi

Private Reserve, Soneva Fushi

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort provides the ultimate secluded stay with its variety of getaway villas – all of which come with a private swimming pool. Depending on which type and size you opt for, the larger villas also have Jacuzzis and spa treatment rooms to help you unwind and experience the most serene Maldives lifestyle possible. The Overwater St. Regis Suite is our favourite – boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the cerulean waters and a bedroom complete with the resort’s ultra-soft signature St. Regis bed. It’s the best night’s sleep imaginable…   

Need a place to work rather than play? Check out the best villas for business travellers in the Maldives. 

Water Villa The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Water Villa The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

If you're looking to stay in total luxury and enjoy a sense of privacy like no other, our selection of the best Maldives Villas is sure to inspire your next stay. Maldives hotels and resorts offer suites and villas perfect for every type of traveller, whether you’re seeking the very best Maldives Water Villa to stay at or a beachfront oasis.

Boasting a paradise position in the twinkling Indian Ocean, guests will benefit from the ultimate sense of peace and quiet when they stay in one of these spectacular villas.

Browse our top Maldives offers and take your pick.

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