Adults-only Maldives: Water villa resorts with no children

While most people consider the Maldives to be one of the premier honeymoon destinations on the planet, increasing numbers of families are spending holidays in this gorgeous archipelago as well. This has made for a sensitive situation where one of our most common questions is about Maldives resorts with no children at all and of those who solely focus on a romantic atmosphere.

It's a tricky subject on several levels, but below we've compiled a list of 9 fantastic resorts where you are least likely to see any families, at least in certain restricted sections of the resorts. Up to this point no Maldives resorts have explicitly banned children, though some do restrict guests under anywhere from 8 to 13 years old. [read more]

Water villa at Maldives couples resort for US$239 per night, half board

With June and July being the slowest months in the Maldives, in spite of nearly perfect weather there, the stunning deals just keep coming. This week's highlighted deal is another that is so inexpensive that it looks suspicious, but it all checks out. This already-affordable resort just happens to have a 30%-off promotion running right now, so the rates shown are the lowest we've ever seen.

The Angaga Island Resort and Spa is one of the smaller private-island resorts in the Maldives and right now you can book a water villa for only US$239 per night for two people including breakfast and dinner (half-board) daily. The normal low-season rate here is US$309 per night, so this is a special worth looking in to. [read more]

About overwater bungalows and water villas

First introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.

For many people, the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is the most famous destination for the best overwater bungalows, but it's actually the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, where most of these huts-on-stilts exist. The Maldives has more than 90 resorts that feature water villas (as they are typically known there), with several new private-island resorts opening every year.

In the South Pacific you will find almost a dozen resorts on Bora Bora, another five on Moorea, and two on Tahiti that have over water villas. There are about 10 additional overwater resorts on other South Pacific islands stretching all the way to Fiji and New Caladonia.

There are also about a dozen overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean, mostly off the coast of Central America, with nearly all of them being diving-oriented “eco resorts.” But a few luxury overwater bungalows exist and more are being built on St. Lucia and other islands in the popular areas of the Caribbean, and this website will be the best place to look for information on all of them.