Water villas and honeymoons go perfectly together, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who argues otherwise, 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 very few or even no facilities for children. In addition, it seems that the all-inclusive meal plans seem to hold a lesser importance 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.

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6 Best Maldives Honeymoon Water-Villa Resorts

COMO Cocoa Island Resort – Maldives

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


The highest rated Maldives resort from 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 with that, you’ll find that this is very much 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 well as the diving and snorkeling at the house reef. The main restaurant also receives 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$1,243 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,835 per night
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Baros Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 30
  • Total rooms/suites: 75


A wonderful 5-star luxury resort, the Baros Resort is extremely popular and highly rated by past guests. Here you’ll find 30 water villas that are all very large and well appointed. In fact, you’ll find a king-size 4-poster bed in each. There are also 45 island villas that are also quite luxurious. The water villas come complete with very nice amenities that include a bathtub with an ocean view, air conditioning, a private wine cellar, a private bar, and much, much more.


With 75 total rooms you might not expect to find 4 different restaurants and 2 other bars, but as you’ll find out, 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$1,540 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,826 per night
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Mirihi Island Resort – Maldives

  • 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 really no nightlife to speak of. Because of this, you’ll find that it’s very much a romantic couples resort, which is very fitting for a great number of visitors.


At this resort, you’ll quickly find that the water villas here aren’t considered to be large side, and they don’t have any TVs, but otherwise they are very nicely appointed, making them ideal for honeymooners. The spa here features Adam and Eve treatments (a couples massage followed by champagne on your private balcony) which is a very impressive addition to your stay. With that, there is also great diving and snorkeling here in addition to 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$1,346 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,408 per night
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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Resort

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


The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives (which was formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses) is among the finest resorts in the Maldives, if not in the entire world. It features 45 water villas that range in size from large, to 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 that is found in them.


It’s important to note that the style here is meant to be a “No news, no shoes,” style meaning that the resort is very casual, private, and remote. The 8 largest water villas (including the huge one) are all only accessible by boat, which might be the number one reason why this place is so very popular with the very rich and famous. Considering everything, it’s amazing that the rates here are actually reasonably within the middle of the 5-star category for the Maldives.


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

  • Water villas: 64
  • Total rooms/suites: 76


Housing 64 water villas, with most of them having their own private Jacuzzi on their own private deck, the Veligandu Resort is another excellent bargain for honeymoon couples that aren’t graced with unlimited funds. The Jacuzzi villas are only a little bit more expensive than the basic ones, and all of the villas include a full-board meal plan, which helps to make 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. Here, you’ll find a luxury spa that focuses on both men and women, as well as very nice diving and snorkeling, plus a surprising number of other daytime activities. You might find a few families here, but it’s mostly a couples resort, and a very good one at that, where many guests return year after year.


  • Low season online specials from US$825 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,065 per night
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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa – Maldives

  • Water villas: 55
  • Total rooms/suites: 64


As part of the luxurious Taj hotel chain that’s based in India, the Taj Exotica Resort is a solid 5-star private island that prides itself on featuring 55 water villas. And, 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 inside. However, even if you opt out of the upgrade, you’ll still find rooms with equipped with Wi-Fi, a mini bar, dry cleaning, and air conditioning.


The service here is notably one of the many things that receives rave reviews over and over again from guests, and the overwater spa is said to be one of the finest in the entirety of the Maldives. The location is also very convenient, with the resort only a short speedboat ride from the Maldives International Airport, which makes it perfect for even shorter honeymoons.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,182 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,376 per night
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