Most overwater resorts cater with bungalows and villas that house a luxury bedroom in addition to a seating area and private deck, but did you know that there are also resorts that take it up a notch and offer two bedrooms, and sometimes even three bedroom suites? These resorts do have a higher nightly rate and are considered to be in the super luxury category, but are well worth the money if you have it.

This is because these larger villas are perfect for families and large groups, with many of the resorts below offering some sort of children friendly amenities, whether that be beds, a Kid's Club, or kid approved menu options. The resorts below also feature spas, dining options, and plenty of fun ocean activities to partake in. With that said, if you're traveling with a group of adults, you'll still find plenty of privacy as the bungalows listed below are very private already with either privacy walls or ocean separating each individual bungalow.

If you're traveling with four people and would prefer to stay in a one bedroom suite, then you'll want to look into the Bora Bora bungalows for four people and the Maldives villas for four people. For more information about overwater resorts in both Bora Bora and the Maldives that offer more than one bedroom, continue reading below.

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Maldives villas with 2+ bedrooms

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resort

  • Water villas: 45
  • Total rooms/suites: 45


A medium sized resort that only features overwater rooms, the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resort is widely considered one of the nicest overwater resorts in the entire world. One of the reasons this resort is so impressive, is the fact that eight of the villas are only reachable by boat and are separate from the other water villas, which are connected via a boardwalk. The villas here are also mostly open air, meaning that most of each suite is outside, making it so that you’re always immersed within the cool ocean breezes.


If you’re into scuba diving, then the resort’s diving school will be put to use, along with the many snorkeling options available. You’ll also find cultural excursions to some of the nearby islands, as well as plenty of activities within the resort. Because there is so much to do here, if you’re traveling with a large group with different activity preferences, you’ll still be able to find something for everyone.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,262 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,956 per night
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Ayada Maldives Resort

  • Water villas: 50
  • Total rooms/suites: 112


A 5-star accommodation option, the Ayada Maldives Resort is a top choice in the Maldives overwater resort world. This is because the resort prides itself on not only offering a lot of note worthy amenities inside of each room, but around the entire resort. Starting off, within the resort’s 2 two bedroom suites, you’ll find a separate living area, a private swimming pool, an in-room private bar and wine cellar, an outdoor living area, a raindrop shower in the private bathroom, and 24 hour room service and dining.


The amenities continue with several different restaurants and bars, an infinity-edge beachfront swimming pool, a diving center, and a steam room, relaxation lounge, and spa. If you’re interested in spending lots of time in the ocean, you can do so with surfing, sailing, snorkeling, and fishing.


  • Low season online specials from US$892 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,218 per night
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COMO Cocoa Island Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 33
  • Total rooms/suites: 36


With more water villas than land based rooms, the COMO Cocoa Island Resort is another great option for your next overwater holiday. This resort charms with overwater villas that are designed to look similar to Maldivian fishing boats, which is unique to the Maldives overwater resort scene. Though there are many great one bedroom villa options here, the real winners are the 2 two bedroom villas that are each a total of 3,229 sq ft. Once you catch your breath and are able to look beyond the large size of each villa, you’ll find an entertainment center, full length glass windows, a private sundeck, direct access to the ocean from the sundeck, and a private bathroom.


Around the rest of the resort, you’ll find an open air yoga pavilion, a spa with treatment rooms, a large hydrotherapy pool, and a gym. If you decide to skip eating in your room, you’ll find a restaurant and bar. And of course there are plenty of ocean activities to enjoy, like a sunset cruise, local island tour, boat charters, snorkeling, and scuba diving, which is said to be very good here.


  • Low season online specials from US$977 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,251 per night
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Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

  • Water villas: 40
  • Total rooms/suites: 102


If you’re familiar with the Four Seasons brand, then you’ll expect a certain amount of elegance, which you’ll find at the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. This resort may cost a pretty penny per night, but reviews suggest that if you have the money, this is a good place to spend it. All together, there are over a hundred rooms to choose from, both on land and over the water.


But, if you’re traveling with a group and are looking for a larger accommodation, then you’ll want to look at the resort’s 2 two bedroom water suites. These impressively large suites offer a dining table for six people, alongside two bedrooms. This resort caters to both adults and families with younger individuals, and the rooms reflect that with ample space for everyone to walk around freely without each person stepping on the next.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,380 per night
  • High season online specials from US$2,893 per night
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The Residence Maldives Resort

  • Water villas: 75
  • Total rooms/suites: 94


One of the larger resorts on this list, The Residence Maldives Resort offers both one bedroom and two bedroom options. The two bedroom suites not only offer two bedrooms each, but a private swimming pool and terrace, along with lots of indoor amenities as well.


Throughout the rest of the resort, guests will find themselves privy to ocean activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and windsurfing, among other fun ways to spend your time. After an exciting day out on the water, guests can sit down at the two restaurants and the on-site bar for a refreshing drink and meal. And of course, there’s the spa, which is a full 5-star service facility.


  • Low season online specials from US$601 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,228 per night
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LUX North Male Atoll Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 42
  • Total rooms/suites: 67


With rooms based on land and in the water, the LUX North Male Atoll Resort is a stunner with unique looking villas that each offer a long list of amenities and features. Here, you’ll find the resort’s standard water villas, then you’ll also find four over water residences with two bedrooms each, and one overwater penthouse, which houses three bedrooms and is absolutely huge.


Each of the villas, no matter the size, come with a decorated list of amenities, some of which are air conditioning, a refrigerator, a private bathroom, living room, private pool, and a private outdoor deck with a sitting area. But the resort is much more than luxurious rooms, it also caters with a Kid’s Club, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing, a jewelry boutique, art studio, a spa, and a PADI dive center. Basically, if you’re the type who loves to stay busy, you’ll want to look closer into staying here.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,376 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,590 per night
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Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 16
  • Total rooms/suites: 38


Featuring two overwater villas with two bedrooms and a private pool, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Resort looks great at every angle. The overwater villas here (which are a full 800 meters away from the rest of the resort and can only be reached by boat), whether one bedroom or two bedroom, feature a house like design with separate rooms all around. You’ll also find a private deck with sun loungers and direct access to the ocean below via steps. And if you’re a fan of personalized service, you’ll find the 24 hour butler service to your liking.


Outside of the rooms, the resort’s Talise Spa impresses with an over the water location, full gym, a relaxation deck, and various treatment rooms. The dining options here are just as impressive and render great reviews from past guests. And of course, you’ll find lots of ocean activities to enjoy, including snorkeling right outside of your villa.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,350 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,542 per night
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Soneva Jani Residences – Maldives

  • Water villas: 25
  • Total rooms/suites: 57


Showcasing different sized villas, in one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom categories, the Soneva Jani Residences resort offers large house-like villas. These villas all include a private balcony, sitting area, dining area, walk in mini bar, private wine cellar selection, outdoor bathroom, outdoor slide, outdoor dining area, and the list goes on and on.


Even though the villas themselves offer everything you could need, the resort continues to impress with a gift shop, a spa, a cheese room, a chocolate room, and other dining options. This resort is a great choice for families and large groups.


  • Low season online specials from US$4,289 per night
  • High season online specials from US$4,302 per night
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Bora Bora bungalows with 2+ bedrooms

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

  • Overwater bungalows: 85
  • Total rooms/suites: 120


Though there are only 2 two bedroom bungalows here, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui has made sure that each one is filled with comforts and luxuries. In fact, the two bedroom bungalows are more like houses than ordinary resort rooms. Each of the two feature two levels, three bathrooms, two dressing rooms, one living room, and three flatscreen TVs.


The rest of the resort wows with a hiking trail, lots of ocean activities like snorkeling and jet skiing, babysitting services, outdoor movies, and a lot, lot more. There are also several dining options right on-site, making this resort perfectly suited for an all in one vacation.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,158 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,180 per night
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St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

  • Overwater bungalows: 77
  • Total rooms/suites: 91


Featuring both one bedroom bungalows and two bedroom bungalows, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort caters to visitors willing to pay for the upmost in luxury. The 5 two bedroom bungalows here are extremely large, 3,455 sq.ft. in total, and impress with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two private terraces and an outdoor private pool that looks out into the ocean. You’ll also find steps that lead directly into the water, creating easy access to daily swims.


The resort also stuns with some great dining options, and a poolside bar. If you’re more interested in the resort activities than food, you’ll be happy to know that there is a 24 hour gym here, along with a tennis court, swimming pool, bicycle rentals, snorkeling, and the Lagoonarium discovery. Though children are allowed at this resort, you won’t find any at the adults only oasis pool.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,288 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,830 per night
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  1. Im interested in know where the overwater bungalows are located. Do they have any that close to Destin Florida?

  2. I would love to reserve a week stay in an over the water bungalow including May 16th 2021.
    Our daughter ❤ turns 16 and this is her birthday request,..,.,….,.,

    1. Pamela,

      We are simply an online guide to overwater bungalows and we don’t do bookings, but we do provide links to the best places to book each resort on the various information pages of the site. Best of luck! -Roger

  3. Hi,
    Looking for New Years deals after December 25th for 5-10days. Any suggestions on last min deals??

    Please let me know. Looking to book asap


    1. Yanna,

      We are simply an online guide to overwater resorts and we don’t do bookings. We do have booking links for every resort on the site, so booking online is usually your best bet. Best of luck with this. In normal years it would be impossible to get a last-minute deal over Christmas, but this year might be different. I’d check as they almost always have the best rates in the Maldives. -Roger

  4. Any suggestions as to a nice place for an extended stay? Preferably on a beach, over water and food inclusive. I have heard a rumour about $30 k per couple for a one year stay…any substance to that? We don’t need a year,, but would certainly consider three to five months. We are retired, used to travel a lot, and have homes in Canada and Mexico. We are now a bit bored in Canada and Mexico is a bit dicey.
    Any deals?

    1. David,

      I’m not aware of any good deals on overwater bungalows in countries where you can stay for extended periods. The Maldives now has a deal for US$30,000 to stay in a water villa for a whole year, but I believe you can only stay 30 days at a time. It’s a really tough time for anything like this, and hopefully next year it will get better. -Roger