There are many different things to consider when searching for your dream resort. First you'll want to take a look at the resort itself and find out what is offered with each stay. Does the resort have a public pool? Does it have spa? Are there numerous land or water activities to choose from? Are there dining options available throughout your stay that have good reviews from past guests? Then you'll want to take a look at the room options available and depending on what you're looking for, you'll should find room choices that fit your dream.

If you're looking for a luxury room that takes it up a notch in one of the best private pool resorts, then you'll want to take a look at the list below. This list is comprised of the highest-reviewed overwater resorts from both the South Pacific and the Maldives that offer villas with private pools. In addition, each of these resorts offer dining options, a spa and a plethora of activities to partake in and enjoy.

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Finding an overwater resort with private pools

All over the world, you’ll find luxury overwater resorts offering a once in a lifetime experience that will create memories fit to last the rest of your life. A fraction of those resorts offer private pools for you to enjoy. But which one should you choose? Although they all provide great service, plentiful amenities and beautiful views, there are some that are better than the rest. In order to help you choose the very best private pool resorts for your next tropical vacation, we’ve compiled a list of the top choices. Each of the resorts listed below has:


  1. A private pool with your villa
  2. Water activities
  3. Dining options
  4. A spa
  5. Great reviews

9 Best overwater resorts with private pools

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

  • Water villas: 86
  • Total rooms/suites: 120


Part of a very well known chain of resorts and formaly known as the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is a great option for both honeymooners and romantic couples. Offering 5-star service throughout the resort, guests will find themselves immersed in luxury from the beginning all the way through to the end of their stay. On top of the option of choosing an overwater villa with your very own private infinity pool in Bora Bora, guests will find that each villa comes complete with a glass floor viewing area, a private balcony, a canopy king size bed, Wi-Fi and an entertainment system. Guests will also find themselves privy to 24-hour room service.


Outside of the overwater rooms, the resort caters for guests with both a selection of restaurants and bars, a beautiful white sand beach, hiking, fishing, a pool, scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports. If you do decide to travel here with kids, you’ll find a children’s menu, cribs available, a children’s video rental and a babysitting service. Those with relaxation in mind will find a world-class spa that offers a steam room, facials, wraps, massages and more.


  • 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

  • Water villas: 77
  • Total rooms/suites: 91


A fine location and resort for honeymooners and the like, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is located on a long island east of the main Bora Bora island. It is also home to rather large rooms, 5 of which house a private pool. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi, an entertainment system, room service available 24 hours a day, a minibar and a private terrace. Guests will also find themselves a butler service and a nightly turndown service.


As you walk through the resort, you’ll also find 4 restaurants and a poolside bar, a 24-hour fitness center, a tennis court, an adults-only pool and a kids club. If you rather not walk around all the time, there are bicycle rentals on-site. Another great resort feature is the resort’s spa, where you’ll find a wide variety of treatments offered in a 13,000 square foot building. Reviews for this resort are excellent, making it a clear winner and arguably the best of the private pool resorts around.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,288 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,830 per night
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Dusit Thani Maldives

  • Water villas: 52
  • Total rooms/suites: 100


A medium-sized resort located on a private island in the Maldives, the Dusit Thani Maldives offers villas in 3 different categories and styles, yet each and every one comes with a private outdoor patio pool for you to enjoy. Though rooms do vary in size, each features Wi-Fi, an entertainment system complete with a flatscreen TV and surround sound system, room service, in-villa wine coolers to enjoy, an iPod docking station and a coffee and tea making area.


Guests will also find a public swimming pool, beach service, a children’s play area, snorkeling equipment to use your entire stay, a shop, a welcome lounge, a library complete with internet stations, tennis courts and much more. Dining options are also available. If you’re seeking a bit of relaxation, you’ll find exactly that at the resort’s spa where you’ll be privy to a personal trainer and yoga instructor- a rare find at resorts. Reviews are strong with a few stating that this resort is their favorite out of all the resorts available in the Maldives.


  • Low season online specials from US$894 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,277 per night
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

  • Water villas: 71
  • Total rooms/suites: 150


A luxury resort that’s part of a Hilton Hotels chain, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a tropical escape fit for a king. Here, guests will find 71 overwater rooms, 2 of which feature a swimming pool set into the ocean. Those 2 rooms also include a glass-floored living room, a kitchen, a jacuzzi on a private sundeck, a circular rotation bed in the master bedroom and private butler service. In addition, guests will also find an entertainment system, Wi-Fi, a minibar and an espresso machine.


The luxury doesn’t end with the resort’s villas however, as guests will also find a spa made up of multiple treatment rooms. There is also a second spa section of the resort to enjoy, this one located over the ocean on stilts. Dining options are also available alongside a rather large variety of activities to choose from including but not limited to tennis, fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Reviews are near perfect with many praising the personal butler service, among many other amenities.


  • Low season online specials from US$568 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,492 per night
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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

  • Water villas: 38
  • Total rooms/suites: 96


A mid-size resort and a big name, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is outfitted for those who seek nothing but the best. With beautiful (and large) overwater villas to choose from, those who wish for one with a private pool right off of your very own private deck and within direct view of your bed will find exactly that in one of their two-bedroom water suites. You’ll also have a choice of choosing one with a sunset view or one with a sunrise view, allowing you to really personalize your vacation. Each room also features light, airy colors, floor to ceiling glass doors, a king-size bed, an outdoor table, a sofa, a writing desk, two full bathrooms, a deep soaking tub with an amazing ocean view and a private bar and espresso machine.


Guests will also find several different restaurants and bars to enjoy, a 24-hour concierge, morning and evening yoga classes, an infinity-edge pool, a gym and a spa situated on its own private island. Nearby activities include snorkeling, scuba diving and a village tour on a nearby island. As with the other resorts on this list, reviews are fantastic and representative of how much this resort cares about its guests.


  • Low season online specials from US$2,218 per night
  • High season online specials from US$2,218 per night
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Niyama Resort By Per Aquum – Maldives

  • Water villas: 40
  • Total rooms/suites: 84


Known for having very large overwater villas, the Niyama Resort by Per Aquum resort caters to those who don’t mind paying a little more for a lot more space. Each of the 40 over the water villas features its own private pool overlooking the ocean, but that’s far from all they offer. In each, you’ll also find a king-size bed, air conditioning, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors, a private patio, a sitting area and a separate bathroom. Hues run from white to soft and bright blues, helping to create a tropical feeling mixed with quiet relaxation.


Aside from the impressive room choices, guests will also find 9 different bars and restaurants to choose from. If you’re seeking a tropical vacation centered around water sports, you’ll be in luck with options such as sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. For those who are curious about the ocean around them, there’s an on-site marine biology lab to enjoy. In addition, aromatherapy, phytotherapy and marine therapy await you at the resorts spa, The Lime Spa. It’s truly one of the best private pool resorts out there.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,548 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,826 per night
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Robinson Club Maldives

  • Water villas: 25
  • Total rooms/suites: 101


Though there are 24 beautiful and impressive water villas on-site, the Robinson Club Maldives decided to make one that sets itself apart from the rest. This villa, known as the Lagoon Suite, offers guests supreme luxury with 2 bedrooms, 2 kingsize beds, Wi-Fi, a minibar, air conditioning, a jacuzzi, 24-hour room service, an indoor day bed, a tea and coffee making area, an entertainment system complete with a 32″ satellite TV and a beautiful wooden patio featuring sun loungers and a private pool overlooking the ocean.


Guests will also find scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, catamarans, surfing and the option to play beach volleyball and to use the on-site gym. With all of the outdoor activities available, you might want to cool off and relax at the WellFit spa where you’ll be treated to massages and beauty treatments. If you’re seeking to take a day trip off the island, you’ll find boat tours available that will take you to nearby islands to explore. Reviews are impressive with many past guests praising nearly everything about the resort with a strong emphasis on the house reef and how beautiful and clear the water is.


  • Low season online specials from US$450 per night
  • High season online specials from US$620 per night
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Kandolhu Island Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 11
  • Total rooms/suites: 30


Located on its own private island, the Kandolhu Island Resort is a popular choice with visitors with a small amount of land and over the water rooms to choose from. Out of the 11 water villas available, 7 of them feature a beautiful deck-side pool that offers views of the ocean. Rooms also include a kingsize bed and a daybed, an entertainment system, a minibar, jacuzzi, air conditioning, iPad for guest use, Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.


Though there are nearby activities and excursions to enjoy such as kayaking, catamaran sailing, fishing, parasailing, scuba diving and paddleboarding, guests will find plenty to do on-site. Some of the resort activities available are the use of the spa, a library, a steam room, shops, a gym, BBQ facilities and a few restaurants and a bar to dine at. Other amenities include currency exchange, newspapers, airport transfer and a 24-hour front desk. Known as a little bit out of the way and secluded, guests seem to really love the off the beaten path feel of this resort.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,591 per night
  • High season online specials from US$2,011 per night
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Six Senses Laamu – Maldives

  • Water villas: 70
  • Total rooms/suites: 97


A newer resort out of the group with large rooms, countless amenities and a private island feeling, the Six Senses Laamu- Maldives is a great choice for those looking for a room around the US$1,000 per night mark. Unlike most luxury resorts in the area, the rooms here have much more of an ‘island’ appearance that many people seem to really love. Out of about 100 rooms, 73 are found over the water and feature a private pool, a glass floor cutout on a private wooden deck, ocean access, air conditioning, a personal minibar, an outdoor shower and bathroom and much, much more.


You’ll also find a nice variety of restaurants and bars to choose from as well as the Six Senses Spa which offers several different treatment rooms. This spa is known for using a combination of Asian and Western methods to achieve maximum relaxation. As with the other resorts on this list, Six Senses Laamu provides guests with many different activity options from snorkeling to catamaran sailing. Reviews are also very strong and prove how this resort truly is one of the best.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,367 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,611 per night
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