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There are around 165 overwater resorts around the world as of early 2017, with more than 8,000 total overwater villas. About two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, but Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti have some of the world’s best and most famous of these resorts, with the Caribbean also adding these luxury rooms.
Bright sunny skies, swaying palm trees and long stretches of white sand beaches are commonly noted as key characteristics of a dream vacation. Though you can easily find these in the Caribbean or the South Pacific, there is another part of the world that is just as magical, with some daring to say it’s even more magical. We’re talking about the beautiful multi-island nation of the Maldives. Here you’ll find paradise awaits those who seek adventure, romance and relaxation all in one.
If you’re part of a couple seeking an adult only oasis, then you’ll want to turn your head to the Hurawalhi Island Resort. Not only will you find romantic overwater rooms alongside tons of amenities and features, but a location that offers freedom from young children running around. Even better are the nightly rates, with some starting off as low as US$479 per night for two adults.
Though the Maldives are known for swaying palm trees, long stretches of white sand beach, colorful reefs, friendly locals and great dining options, the islands are also known for their overwater villa choices. With 4 and 5 star overwater resorts dotting the islands from north to south, east the west, it’s easy to find both comfort and luxury dressed with a touch of privacy. However, if you’re seeking a truly private experience and have the money to pay for it, you’ll want to skip all of the other resorts and instead focus solely on the Maldives Private Island at Voavah.
With a plentiful amount of 4 and 5-star resorts to choose from, it can be difficult at best trying to decide which Maldivian luxury escape to choose for your dream vacation. From small private island boutique resorts to those with hundreds of rooms to choose from, both on land and over the water, picking the perfect one is no small task.
However, if you’re looking for a resort that is family friendly, offers rooms with a private jacuzzi or operates on an all-inclusive basis, then you’ll want to strongly consider the Lily Beach Resort and Spa. Here you’ll find large overwater rooms with meals and drinks included starting out at only US$1,025 a night for two people.
A beautiful island country filled with beautiful resorts and coral reefs, the Maldives beckons visitors from around the world who seek an island escape in the middle of nowhere. Because of all that the Maldives offer its guests, the resort prices can be a bit high for some, making the dream of staying in an overwater villa more of a dream than anything else. However, there are resorts that cater to those with tighter budgets by offering luxury over the water rooms under the US$1,000 a night mark.
One of these such resorts is the Hurawalhi Island Resort. Here you’ll find all that you could ever need along with lots of great extras, making this resort a fantastic choice for honeymooning couples. Because of its adult only status, you won’t run the risk of running into family groups during your stay. Rooms here start off at only US$682 a night for two people with breakfast included.
Located in the middle of a vast and beautiful ocean, the Maldives serve as one of the world’s most talked about vacation destinations with visitors traveling hundreds and thousands of miles for a chance to stay a few days in this beautiful oasis. Here you’ll find several different types of resorts to choose from, some that operate on an all-inclusive basis, some that are more suited to those seeking a private honeymoon and others yet that pride themselves on being a cheap Maldives resort that offers the famed glass floor.
If you’re looking for a cheaper Maldives resort in the 4-star category that won’t break the bank yet still offers lots of different things to do and see as well as great amenities, then you’ll want to look closely into the Thulhagiri Island Resort. Here you’ll find beautiful rooms and views starting out at only US$623 a night for two people on a half-board basis.
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.