Cheapest Maldives water villas with glass floors
The Maldives, with their tropical inspired water bungalows, spa escapes and adventurous activities, beckon travelers of all kinds from around the world. Because of this, you’ll find lots of competition between resorts with each one trying to outdo the next by offering the best of the best through a variety of resort amenities and views. One of the most talked about amenities that helps to separate certain overwater resorts from others is the presence of glass floors.
But glass floors aren’t a new idea and many resorts scattered around the Maldives have them, which can make the choice of which one to choose a difficult one at best. Below you’ll find a list we’ve complied of the 11 cheapest resorts in the Maldives that come with some sort of glass floor layout in their overwater villas.
Glass floors in overwater rooms
A popular feature, glass floors help to add a little something extra to an already fantastic room. Sometimes they come in the form of a section of glass flooring that you can walk on, where as other times they are placed under a coffee table so that you can enjoy a morning drink as you watch the ocean below. Though you’ll already have a great view of the ocean from your villa’s windows and glass doors, glass floors help guests view the sea life under their bungalow easily without having to get wet. They’re also a great way to get a little entertainment without having to turn the TV on.
Maldives resorts with glass floors
- Water villas: 20
- Total rooms/suites: 70
One of the smaller private island resorts in the Maldives, the Angaga Island Resort & Spa offers its guests a relaxing island escape far from the ‘real’ world. As this is the case, guests will find that the resort is designed with couples in mind and is better suited for those looking for a romantic getaway over a family vacation.
Each overwater room includes air conditioning, a private deck with door access and is designed using natural bamboo furniture helping to tie in that tropical island feel from the outside in. Your access to the underwater world comes in the form of a glass bottom table where you can enjoy your morning coffee as you watch the sea life below you.
- Low season online specials from US$404 per night
- High season online specials from US$561 per night
- Water villas: 20
- Total rooms/suites: 100
A private island with its own house reef, the Velidhu Island Resort sits in paradise, with a total of 20 overwater bungalows to choose from. There is only one restaurant on the island, however both breakfast and dinner are included, helping to sweeten the deal of a great price. This resort is also couple friendly, with a lack of a kid’s club or kid’s pool. So if you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere, this resort serves as a good choice.
Here you’ll find a large selection of water activities to partake in from leisurely snorkeling to high action windsurfing. Overwater villas include room service, an entertainment center and a stocked minibar. If you don’t feel like jumping in the water right when you wake up, you’ll have the chance to view the sea life below through a conveniently placed glass floor located under a small coffee table placed between two couches.
- Low season online specials from US$380 per night
- High season online specials from US$472 per night
- Water villas: 80
- Total rooms/suites: 221
A medium sized resort with a 5-star rating, the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort is great for both honeymooners and those seeking a pleasant, relaxing and romantic escape. Here you’ll also find a large selection of restaurants and bars with 10 right on-site. Guests will also find a long list of activities (both land and sea) to choose from as well as a spa to relax at after a full day of fun activities.
Though the vast amount of resort activities may impress you, the rooms will do just the same. Each comes with its own sundeck, wine cellar, 2 rain showers and a jetted tub. The main attraction however, may just be the glass flooring located right next to your bed, making the ocean below one of the first things you see when you wake up and one of last at the end of the day.
- Low season online specials from US$508 per night
- High season online specials from US$715 per night
- Water villas: 34
- Total rooms/suites: 86
Located close to the main section of the Maldives, the Thulhagiri Island Resort is great for those looking for more of a simple private island hotel on a budget. With almost as many overwater bungalows as there are island rooms, guests will have the opportunity to choose from a nice sized amount of rooms.
Though the resort is classified as between a 3-star and 4-star, rooms are impressive with all of the basic amenities as well as some luxury options. Within each water villa you’ll find air conditioning, a mini refrigerator, natural bamboo furniture and both hot and cold fresh water in the modern luxury bathroom. You’ll also find a private sundeck. Helping to wet your appetite for the water, you’ll find a glass bottom table in your room.
- Low season online specials from US$392 per night
- High season online specials from US$737 per night
- Water villas: 34
- Total rooms/suites: 130
Located on an large piece of land, an island the size of 5 hectares, the Adaaran Club Rannalhi Resort is great for those travelers seeking an endless amount of snorkeling and diving during their vacation. Guests can choose between a full board or all inclusive option, each of which offer a good value.
The 34 water villas available offer a mini bar, personal safe and a private sun deck. Some units also offer a glass floor section that allows you to view the ocean and its creatures straight from your room along with the views from your private deck and the walkway to your villa. A boutique, gem and jewelry shop and a spa also await guests.
- Low season online specials from US$571 per night
- High season online specials from US$787 per night
- Water villas: 70
- Total rooms/suites: 80
Far away from the Maldives’s main hub, the Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives offers solitude at its finest. With that said, this resort is better suited for couples and honeymooners and not so much families. The reef surrounding the island is one of the best and great for those who love to snorkel and scuba dive.
Each room offers a long list of amenities including but not limited to, air conditioning, beach towels, life jackets, a mini bar, sewing and vanity kit as well as a private deck great for watching the ocean throughout the day. Each room also offers a great glass bottom floor section that is just perfect for viewing purposes. You’ll find this glass floor right before your exit onto your balcony.
- Low season online specials from US$403 per night
- High season online specials from US$687 per night
- Water villas: 40
- Total rooms/suites: 50
Most resorts in the Maldives are surrounded by clear waters with bits and pieces of reef, but what helps to separate the Adaaran Prestige Vadoo from all the others is that it is surrounded by reef on all four sides of the island, making for a nice selection of snorkeling and swimming. You’ll also find at each water villa is large in size with its own plunge pool located on a private deck. Because of how the water villas a situated, guests will find a choice of either a sunset villa or a sunrise villa. This is a clever feature, as you can adapt your vacation to whether you are an early riser or not.
Inside each room you’ll find a hot tub, mini bar and a coffee and espresso maker. If you love good personalized service you’ll find exactly that with your very own 24 hour butler service. An added bonus is the underwater viewing available through the glass floor section of your room.
- Low season online specials from US$672 per night
- High season online specials from US$773 per night
- Water villas: 20
- Total rooms/suites: 20
A resort solely made up of water villas, the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas Resort is a 5-star resort that really lives up to its rating. Here you’ll find a private restaurant and bar as well as a spa offering several treatments and features such as manicures, facials, massages and aromatherapy. If you’re looking for a great wedding site, you’ll find a helping hand as you plan your dream destination wedding right on the island.
The amenities continue straight into your room where you’ll find a mini bar, complimentary bottled water, a bathroom phone, the availability of an in-room massage, a private jacuzzi right on your very own deck and much more. Slightly different from the other resorts offering a glass viewing area, here you’ll find that instead of being located in your room, it’s outside on your deck on the other side of the door and a bit larger.
- Low season online specials from US$884 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,113 per night
9 – Six Senses Laamu
- Water villas: 73
- Total rooms/suites: 97
With a large number of overwater rooms, much more so than the island rooms available, the Six Senses Laamu Resort is perfect for those who want to spend as much time relaxing as possible. The resort feel is definitely more island than luxury, though you’ll still find luxurious amenities at every turn. On-site you’ll find a full service spa, several restaurants all offering different styles of plates and a dive center among other water activities.
In each room you’ll find a private water garden, personal bar, panoramic upper dining deck and the availability of hypo-allergenic pillows on request. Not only will you find a perfectly placed large glass bottom table on deck but a sunken ocean view all glass bathtub.
- Low season online specials from US$972 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,058 per night
- Water villas: 25
- Total rooms/suites: 101
With a house reef that blows the others out of the water, The Robinson Club Maldives Resort is an internationally famous resort that attracts most of its visitors from Europe. Here travelers will find a great selection of snorkeling and diving at various depths around and on the reef. You’ll also find other water activities including surfing and sailing. After your day on the water you’ll find relaxation at the on-site WellFit spa.
Once you settle down and relax in your overwater villa, you’ll find a 32″ satellite TV, jacuzzi, the choice of air conditioning or ceiling fan, a mini bar and 24 hour room service. You’ll also find that a large room equals a large glass flooring section for ocean viewing. Located in front of the bed and between two chairs, sea life views have never been easier to find.
- Low season online specials from US$1,008 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,060 per night
- Water villas: 56
- Total rooms/suites: 119
With a large number of water villas, some partially overwater while others are completely over the ocean, the Lily Beach Resort & Spa is a private island resort that may cost more than the others on this list, but the price is well worth it as the resort specializes in all inclusive packages that include both food and drinks. This resort is also ranked as one of the best resorts in the Maldives and is perfect for those seeking an island honeymoon.
Each room comes complete with a king size 4 poster bed, free Wi-Fi, room service both day and night and air conditioning. Select rooms also have a rather large glass viewing floor panel that extends down the hallway. Through the glass, you’ll not only see the ocean below but some of the beams that support the villa. These serve as great homes for small creatures, so make sure to keep an eye out, especially at night as you might see some interesting sea life.
- Low season online specials from US$864 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,639 per night