Overwater resorts now exist around the world with each offering their guests a little something different and unique. Not only does each resort offer slightly different amenities and views, but also charmingly decorated rooms with their own key features. Though many feature large 4-poster beds or a fully stocked mini bar, there are other resorts that take their overwater rooms to the next level. Impressing guests time and time again, these resorts use glass floors to gain interest.

Glass floors are a unique and interesting way to add a little entertainment into each room as guests gain a dry and safe viewing point into the world below them. Below you'll find a complete list of 11 different overwater resorts from around the world that treat guests with glass floors in their over the water oasis.

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Best overwater resorts with glass floors

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

  • Water villas: 54
  • Total rooms/suites: 106


Found on the north shore of Moorea, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is a great choice for those looking to spend under $1,000 per night to vacation in the South Pacific. It is also a great choice for those who like the freedom of exploring nearby shops, restaurants and activities rather than being confined to an island out in the middle of the ocean. Though guests are close to other opportunities, the resort itself is home to a few restaurants and bars, a driving range, fishing, a beach, a gym, various sight seeing tours, snorkeling, a florist, a gift shop and a large number of other amenities and activities including a babysitting service. As an extra bonus, the resort is also home to the Moorea Lagoon Spa which features a selection of massages, treatments and wedding packages.


Larger than normal overwater rooms provide guests with ample walking space along with a mini refrigerator, a mini-bar, coffee maker, widescreen TV and a balcony. Rooms also include small extras such as lever door handles, Pacific Coast down pillows, bath slippers and a bathrobe. Rooms also feature a balcony with sun loungers and an indoor glass floor coffee table that’s perfect for below the ocean viewing.


  • Low season online specials from US$640 per night
  • High season online specials from US$647 per night
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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

  • Water villas: 39
  • Total rooms/suites: 114


Popular with the French crowd, the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort rests on the island of Moorea with a picture perfect postcard view of Tahiti. It is also very private yet still close enough to other ventures allowing for a vacation that feels anything but isolated. Offering very affordable nightly rates, the resort treats guests with restaurants and a bar, a swimming pool, gift shop, beauty salon, private beach, bicycle hires, a business center and a wide range of water sports including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Guests can also enjoy a few boat excursions, one even being on a glass bottom boat.


Though the resort itself is very impressive, especially for the value, rooms are equally as nice. Each features an entertainment system complete with a Plasma satellite TV with a movie channel, room service, Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, in room radio, air conditioning and a rain shower bathroom. Each room also includes a square glass floor cutout in the middle that allows for ocean viewing without having to jump in the water.


  • Low season online specials from US$654 per night
  • High season online specials from US$713 per night
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InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

  • Water villas: 50
  • Total rooms/suites: 62


Serving as one of the very first overwater resorts in the South Pacific, the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is praised over and over again for its service, views, rooms and amenities throughout. With two restaurants to dine at, a 24-hour lounge, concierge services, an outdoor pool and various water activities such as snorkeling and shark and ray feeding excursions, you’ll be entertained and kept busy during the entire duration of your vacation. Currently there isn’t a spa on-site, however guests can be easily shuttled to a resort spa nearby.


There are two types of overwater rooms to choose from, a set that sits closer to shore with views of the beach and a set that offers views of the horizon and that sits further away from the island, offering a touch more of privacy. No matter which of the two kinds of rooms you choose, each is outfitted with a living room, bedroom, bathroom with a dressing area, a split level sun terrace with a small staircase into the ocean and the ever popular glass coffee table that showcases the ocean below.


  • Low season online specials from US$805 per night
  • High season online specials from US$877 per night
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Hotel Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora

  • Water villas: 19
  • Total rooms/suites: 74


A smaller sized boutique resort, the Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora is a 3-star resort with low prices, but don’t let that discourage you as luxury is one of the resort’s most prized qualities. Here, travelers will find their perfect South Pacific escape with restaurants and a bar, free use of all snorkeling equipment as well as the outrigger canoes and kayaks on-site, an assortment of boutiques to shop through for goodies to send back home, on-site laundry and a wide range of nearby activities including parasailing, fishing, island tours, shark and ray feedings and transfer to nearby spas.


Though the rooms are on the smaller side compared to other overwater resorts around the world, each offers a TV, a coffee and tea maker, a fully stocked mini-bar, a separate bathtub and shower and a private terrace offering views of the island and ocean. In addition and arguably each room’s best feature is the glass coffee table that allows for a fantastic view of the ocean below the room.


  • Low season online specials from US$473 per night
  • High season online specials from US$509 per night
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Lily Beach Resort And Spa – Maldives All inclusive

  • Water villas: 40
  • Total rooms/suites: 119


A 5-star luxury resort situated in the Maldives, the Lily Beach Resort & Spa features a number of different accommodation options including beach villas, partially over the water villas and a great selection of overwater villas. The resort itself sits on its own private island, helping to make for a calming and far removed vacation destination for romantic couples. Adding to the resorts’ allure are the all-inclusive packages available that include food and drink options.


Each of the overwater rooms rest right above either a sandy bottom dotted with coral or the outskirts of the house reef. As this resort believes in making every decision easy, guests will find each water villa offers direct ocean access with a small set of stairs that lead straight from the terrace into the ocean. In addition, guests will find that they can enjoy the ocean from inside their room with a large glass floor near the entrance door. On the island guests will also find a variety of restaurants, a tennis court, water sports center, swimming pools for both adults and children and much, much more.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,223 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,314 per night
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Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives – All inclusive

  • Water villas: 70
  • Total rooms/suites: 80


Located on a small Maldivian private island, Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives is a medium sized resort that prides itself on being an all-inclusive vacation destination. Here guests will find themselves on a piece of land, 6 acres, while surrounded by beautiful tropical water teeming with life. Due to it’s small size, relaxing atmosphere and Spa, this resort is well suited to honeymooners and romantically involved couples. In fact, couples will get the chance to enjoy a few hours of pampering at the Sanctuary Spa, a romantic and fun sunset fishing excursion and a visit to the properly named Isle of Adam and Eve.


When not enjoying the resort’s amenities, guests will find themselves wrapped in luxury in an overwater villa complete with hot and cold water, a tea and coffee making area, a mini bar, a kingsized bed and an entertainment system complete with a DVD player and cable TV. Guests will also find a large glass floor cutout offering views of the watery world below just before the room opens up to a large wooden outdoor deck complete with sun loungers and a set of stairs that lead directly into the ocean below.


  • Low season online specials from US$671 per night
  • High season online specials from US$892 per night
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Robinson Club Maldives

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


A 4-star overwater resort popular with the European and Asian crowd, Robinson Club Maldives is far removed from the international hub of the Maldives, making it perfect for those who are seeking a truly private vacation. All in all, there are 25 water villas stretching out into the ocean from the resort’s tiny island, each providing a fantastic view of the vastness of the ocean. Each villa is large in size and features Wi-Fi, a TV, day bed alongside a 4-poster kingsize bed, air conditioning and a mini-bar. Guests will also find both hot and cold water, a jacuzzi and a large outdoor deck. Making grand even grander is a glass floor section that rests at the end of the bed, allowing for a great (and secure) view of the water below the water villa.


The resort also hosts a variety of restaurants and bars, including a bar located next to the resort pool. In addition to dining and drinking options, guests will find excellent snorkeling and scuba diving within the house reef that encircles the island, surfing, catamaran trips, sailing, beach volleyball and fitness and wellness activities.


  • Low season online specials from US$450 per night
  • High season online specials from US$620 per night
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Adaaran Prestige Water Villas All-Inclusive – Maldives

  • Water villas: 20
  • Total rooms/suites: 20


Sharing the island with another prized resort belonging to the same company, the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas is 5-star in every sense of the meaning with luxurious rooms, fantastic service and views of a lifetime. Due to the two resorts sharing the same piece of Maldivian island, all guests staying at the water villas have full access to each of the other amenities offered at the neighboring resort. With that said, guests will also find their own private bar and restaurant on-site.


There are, in total, 20 different water villas to choose from, each comprising of an inside room and an outdoor deck that offers views of the ocean around. In each of the rooms, guests will find a mini-bar, a coffee and tea making area, a kingsize bed alongside a daybed, air conditioning and little extras such as a sewing kit, slippers, a hair dryer, complimentary bottled water and a personal butler. There is also an excellent glass floor piece on the deck that offers views of the ocean below without the need to get wet.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,009 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,127 per night
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Six Senses Laamu – Maldives

  • Water villas: 73
  • Total rooms/suites: 97


Great reviews, stunning views and an assortment of activities and amenities, Six Senses Laamu is a top choice Maldivian overwater resort that caters to those looking for luxury in an island setting. Here guests will find both in the water and on the land rooms, restaurant choices, a dive center, various water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling and wakeboarding as well as a library and spa. The Six Senses Spa caters with different treatment rooms and various therapies mixing both Asian and Western methods together.


Each of the overwater rooms feature a wide selection of amenities including air conditioning, a tea and coffee maker, an entertainment system composed of a Bose sound system and a 37 inch LCD satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Guests will also find a personal bar, an outdoor bathroom featuring a rain shower and an outdoor terrace lined with daybeds, sun loungers and over-water netting. Perhaps most exciting are the glass floors in the bathroom and on the terrace between two seating areas.


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

    Can you please give some insights about Medhufushi Island. I am planning honeymoon trip in jan and considering 3 nights Beach villa and 1 night water villa. Is there any better option to consider?

    1. Andrew,

      Unfortunately I’ve yet to make it to Medhufushi Island. It’s got a good reputation and I see that the recent reviews are very strong, so I think it could be a good choice as long as you are getting a good rate. In my experience, the reviews on Agoda.com and TripAdvisor tend to be very reliable for Maldives resorts. It can be hard to believe because almost all resorts get glowing reviews from almost all guests, but in my experience these Maldives resorts almost all live up to the hype. It seems that competing on quality and reputation is the business strategy that works best there. A few resorts get average and lower reviews very often, and I don’t even include those resorts on this website. Sorry I couldn’t help more but I imagine you’d be quite happy there. -Roger

  2. Hi Roger! We are planning for honeymoon 7 nights in August 2019!
    What is the best website to book and when is the best time to have a reasonable price for a water Villa? What are the average cost per night per person?
    What does it mean all inclusive booking?
    Please suggest some resorts for budget 300 Euro per night
    thanks in advance

  3. Hi, really useful website but so many options. I am looking for 7nights honeymoon in Maldives at the end of Feb 2020 in a water bungalow over the sea. Ideally with a small jacuzzi or private pool, at least 3 good restaurants, a few activities, all inclusive food and drink – for approx USD800 per night. Thanks

    1. Jay,

      The challenge is that nearly all of the all-inclusive resorts have a buffet restaurant and usually one other. Meeru Island has quite a few restaurants and Jacuzzi Water Villas that are in your price range.

      Their sister resort, Veligandu Island, is smaller and probably better for honeymoons. They’ve also got Jacuzzi water villas in your price range, but only two restaurants plus dining on the beach. I’d look at Veligandu if they have something in your range. -Roger

    1. Kevin,

      I’m aware of several Maldives resorts that offer water villas with a totally private Jacuzzi for that price, but I don’t know of any that have private pools for under about US$1,000 per night. If a Jacuzzi is enough (they are the kind where two people sit next to each other in opposite directions), then try Meeru Island, where you get full board and probably all-inclusive for that price.

      If you really prefer a pool you have some choices for under your price in Malaysia. Check this list of water villa resorts in Asia and look for the ones in Port Dickson in Malaysia. The Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson Resort has a plunge pool on the front deck of each of its 522 water villas. And the Grand Lexis Port Dickson has a small swimming pool in the middle of most of its water villas where it’s 100% private. -Roger

  4. Looking for a honeymoon resort with the following:

    1) secluded bungalow
    2) butler if possible
    3) food and beverage package or all inclusive
    4) 7 nights
    5) private slide would be nice

    1. Randy,

      The only Maldives resort I know that has all of that is the Gili Lankanfushi, and unfortunately they just had a fire that burned several of their water villas and they are currently closed until further notice. I suspect they’ll be open again in a few months, but they haven’t put out a date yet. The water villa that has a slide into the water there also goes for about US$15,000 per night.

      If you want the best all-inclusive water villa resort in the Maldives I’d look at the Lily Beach Resort. They have 4 Sunset Water Suites that include butler service and are each 1,959 square feet. The service at that place is excellent based on its reputation and most people agree that it’s the finest of the all-inclusives.

      Quite a few other Maldives resorts have butler service, but the other super-luxury places tend to only come with breakfast and then everything else is a la carte. You’ll find many of those on our list of super luxury Maldives water villa resorts. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  5. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Maldives in the first week of February. I would like to know the best places to visit in Maldives and things to do in Maldives for 3 days. We will be staying in Hulhulmale Island.

    1. Rahul,

      The Maldives is a very unusual destination in that nearly all visitors fly in and then head to one of the private-island resorts where they have beaches and water sports and such. If you are on Hulhumale Island it’s pretty quiet there, aside from a few nice stretches of beaches. You can obviously take a ferry or taxi (now that the new bridge is open) over to Male, although it’s a very crowded city with very few notable sights. The Maldives is mostly about relaxing in the sun, and you can do that on Hulhumale Island. You can also take the public ferries from the terminal on the west side of the island to several other islands that are populated. One thing you won’t find is alcohol, unless you are staying on one of the private islands. I’m not sure if this helps. -Roger

  6. Hello,

    I am planning to visit maldives in January. I would like to know the best place to visit maldives for honeymoon. Please suggest the best resort & place where we can enjoy water sports.

    1. Aparna,

      Most of these Maldives resorts are popular with honeymooners and January is a great month for weather. Nearly all resorts also offer similar water sports options, with the non-motorized ones usually included in the room rate. The list above are the ones we think are best suited to honeymooners for the reasons we have included. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  7. Hey Roger,

    Firstly, thanks for the great guidance you are giving here! I am planning my honeymoon for 4N5D to Maldives & I have booked the Adaaran Prestige Sunset Ocean Villa all-inclusive. Please advise if it is a wise choice?? How would you rate the snorkeling experience near the Ocean Villas??
    Kindly also advise any other details you have for the Resort.
    Thanks in advance.


    1. NM,

      I haven’t been to that resort, but I’ve been hearing good things about it for years. Adaaran has a very good reputation and I think the positive reviews are probably correct in general. I’ve also seen that they are offering pretty good rates at that resort so I think it could be a great choice for you. Sorry I can’t help more. -Roger

  8. Hi Roger,
    firstly,I appreciate your gesture. I think this website is very helpful to those who have never been to the island before. I will be honeymooner going to visit island in first week of November for 4-5 days.I understand that full board/all-inclusive will be the the best bet for money.I am looking for a more private and quieter experience as both me and my fiancee loves calmness. Can you suggest a good Resort with Jacuzzi/in house pool. Considering the premium charge, I think all hotels should be top notch in service and food quality?Also we intend to split our stay as 2 days on beach villa and 2 days on water villas.Please suggest what best options we have and what is the best time to book to avail the early bird discounts.Lastly, I am curious about the fact that most properties with less on land stays give free updates to water villas??:P whats the luck that we could get that;p.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Rishh,

      One thing you are definitely right about is that pretty much every Maldives water villa resort provides an excellent product and wonderful service. In a normal resort city there are great hotels and run-down hotels nearby, but I think because building and getting to these resorts is so expensive that it’s impossible to make money running one of these hotels if it gets mostly bad reviews. Since every resort is on its own private island and you have to arrange for transportation (speedboat or sea-plane) in advance, almost no one comes to the Maldives without a reservation, so bad places just don’t get booked.

      Among the all-inclusive resorts the ones I recommend for best value are Meeru Island and its sister resort Veligandu Island. Meeru Island is one of the largest islands, but it’s so spread out that it feels very calm and uncrowded even when it’s totally full. Veligandu is smaller and maybe a better choice for honeymooners, but usually a bit more expensive. Both of those resorts keep their room rates fairly low so they are usually filled with repeat guests all year round. Many other resorts charge much more for something similar, and then they start offering promotional discounts if they have too many vacancies about two or three months out.

      Have a look at those two resorts and check their rates. And then compare those to rates at other similar places. You might just find a promotional rate at a place that has many open rooms so you get an even better deal. Those two resorts offer very good value all year round though, so if they have availability they would be a good choice.

      I think the idea of booking two days in an island villa and two days in a water villa is a good move. I’ve seen many reviews where people who did that were upgraded to a water villa for extra days or their whole stay, but I think it’s mostly luck. Meeru Island, for example, has a large number of island villas compared to other places, but still I think they would upgrade people who are already booked in a water villa later in their stay before they would upgrade guests who never planned on staying in one. So I think your chances are decent, but it’s mostly luck. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  9. We are planning 4 nights in Maldives in October and would like to experience both the tree house villas and water villas. What are your recommendations. Thanks

  10. Hiya , looking for best deal for over the water bungalows. Unsure which island is best, for a couple end July to end August no date decided. For 7 days ideally all inclusive. Thanks

  11. Hi,

    My husband and I are planning our anniversary trip to the Maldives. We are planning on staying 5 nights. What do you suggest for activities? Also, are there shops and any local goods the Maldives are known for?

    1. Michelle,

      All of the nicer resorts in the Maldives are on their own private islands, by law. So the only shopping you get will be the gift shops at the resorts. You can also book an "island hopping" boat trip that takes you to a few other nearby islands, and in those places you’ll encounter some little souvenir shops. I wouldn’t recommend shopping in Male because it’s not really very touristy so it is mostly just local goods for daily life.

      As for activities, each resort has a long list of things and most of them are included in the room price. Snorkeling is popular and most resorts have a free boat trip once or twice a day to a nearby reef. Larger resorts have more choices, and most people just go to the Maldives to relax on a beach or in their water villa. -Roger

      1. Hi
        Was planning a last minute honeymoon. However I have been told it’s not the best idea to book May/June due to winds and rain… Is this accurate? We will be flying in from Canada – then week in France – end off with a few days in Maldives .

        1. Sandip,

          June does tend to be a bit rainier and windier than the other months of the year, but only by a little. Honestly, the weather in the Maldives is almost the same all year round. It’s true that in June there are a few times where it might be raining for half the day or even a bit longer, instead of just 30 minutes at a time the rest of the year, but most days are mostly sunny. The room rates are usually lowest in June so many people enjoy taking a bit of a chance and are usually rewarded with great weather anyway. Best of luck! -Roger