Editor’s Choice – 6 Best honeymoon water villa resorts in the Maldives
Water villas and honeymoons go perfectly together, and many couples dream of staying in one during their unforgettable trip of a lifetime. The Maldives has over 75 different private-island resorts that feature water villas and overwater bungalows, so choosing the perfect one can take a lot of work and a lot of time, to say the least.
Since we have researched and reviewed all of them, we've decided to help honeymoon couples out by selecting the finest romantic resorts in the Maldives on the list below. Honestly, every water villa resort in the Maldives gets honeymoon couples, and all of them have a lot to offer, but the ones below all offer the best combination of quality, great reviews, and value for money.
Most honeymoon couples prefer to stay in a smaller resort that has few or even no kids facilities, and the all-inclusive meal plans seem less important for romantic trips as well. All the resorts below have luxurious water villas, excellent spas, room service, and many other amenities to make your honeymoon extra special.
Editor's Choice – 6 Best Maldives honeymoon water-villa resorts
- Water villas: 33
- Total rooms/suites: 36
The highest rated Maldives resorts by guest reviews is also perfect for a honeymoon. It has 33 unique water villas – designed to resemble Maldivian fishing boats – and 3 additional island villas. There are no family facilities so this is very much of a romantic couples resort. Each suite comes with an entertainment centre, daily room service, a private sundeck and a split level bedroom. Little extras include bathroom amenities and a beach bag that includes sandals.
The spa here is excellent, as is the diving and snorkelling at the house reef. The main restaurant gets excellent reviews, as does the room service. While COMO Cocoa Island Resort is firmly in the 5-star price category during the high season, it actually has fantastic online special rates during the off-season (June through November) so it can be a bargain in addition to being one of the very best Maldives resorts, full stop.
- Low season online specials from US$946 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,044 per night
- Water villas: 30
- Total rooms/suites: 75
Absolutely a 5-star luxury resort, Baros is extremely popular and extremely high rated by past guests. The 30 water villas here are all very large and well appointed, including a king-size 4-poster bed in each. There are also 45 island villas that are also quite luxurious. The water villas include a list of very nice amenities including a bathtub with an ocean view, air conditioning, a private wine cellar, a private bar and much, much more.
With 75 total rooms you wouldn't expect 4 different restaurants and 2 other bars, but Baros Resort is not like other Maldives hotels. There's also 24-hour room service, and of course a luxury spa. This resort also has a great number of water sports and other activities, especially considering its intimate size. If this one is in your price range there is no doubt you'll have an amazing time here.
- Low season online specials from US$1,485 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,596 per night
- Water villas: 30
- Total rooms/suites: 36
Perfect for those looking for a water villa honeymoon on a modest budget, the Mihiri Island Resort offers excellent value in addition to high quality and excellent service. This is a 4-star resort with only 30 water villas and 6 island villas, and almost nothing of interest to families and no nightlife to speak of, making it very much of a romantic couples resort, which is very fitting for a lot of visitors.
The water villas aren't huge, and they don't have TVs, but otherwise they are very nicely appointed, making them ideal for honeymooners. The spa features Adam and Eve treatments (couples massage followed by champagne on your private balcony), but there is also great diving and snorkelling here and other water sport options. Especially in the off-season, the Mihiri Island Resort is a fantastic bargain for a honeymoon resort.
- Low season online specials from US$582 per night
- High season online specials from US$984 per night
- Water villas: 45
- Total rooms/suites: 45
The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives (formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses) is easily among the finest resorts in the Maldives, if not the world. It features 45 water villas that range in size from huge to ridiculous, the largest of which is by far the largest water villa in the world. Everything here is extremely well done, including the restaurants and the service.
It's important to note that the style here is meant to be “No news, no shoes,” meaning that it's casual, private, and remote. The 8 largest water villas (including the huge one) are all only reachable by boat, which might be one reason why this place is popular with the very rich and famous. Considering everything, it's amazing that rates are actually reasonably within the middle of the 5-star category.
- Low season online specials from US$1,506 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,932 per night
- Water villas: 64
- Total rooms/suites: 76
With 64 water villas, most of which have their own private Jacuzzi on their private deck, the Veligandu Resort is another excellent bargain for honeymoon couples without unlimited funds. The Jacuzzi villas are only a bit more expensive than the basic ones, and all of them include a full-board meal plan, making it an even better bargain than it seems.
This is a proper 4-star resort with all the amenities you could expect, at a very reasonable rate. There's a luxury spa focusing on both men and women, and very good diving and snorkelling, plus a surprising number of other daytime activities. You might find a few families here, but mostly it's a couples resort, and a very good one at that, where many guests return every year.
- Low season online specials from US$561 per night
- High season online specials from US$784 per night
- Water villas: 55
- Total rooms/suites: 64
Part of the luxurious Taj hotel chain based in India, the Taj Exotica Resort is a solid 5-star private island featuring 55 water villas. For a modest upgrade, you can get a private plunge pool on the deck of your oversized villa, with all the 5-star amenities you could imagine just inside. Even without the upgrade, you'll find rooms with Wi-Fi, a mini bar, dry cleaning and air conditioning.
The service here is one of the many things that gets rave reviews from guests, and the overwater spa is said to be one of the finest in all of the Maldives. The location is also very convenient, being only a short speedboat ride from the Maldives International Airport, making it perfect for even shorter honeymoons. The online specials during the off-season put this into the bargain category, which is astounding considering all that is included here.
- Low season online specials from US$843 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,031 per night