Where should you drop your bags for the best sunset views over the turquoise waters of the Maldives? Read on to find out…
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Water Reserve, Soneva Jani

Water slide – check. Retractable roof – check. Private pool – check. As you can see the Four Bedroom Water Reserve at Soneva Jani is no ordinary villa. But this is just the start. This overwater villa in the Maldives also comes with a gym, a butler and walk-in mini bar. If you ever wanted to, ahem, splash out, this is the place to do it.


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Ocean House, The Nautilus

For the ultimate private island hide-away experience The Nautilus ticks all the boxes.

For the ultimate private island, hide-away experience The Nautilus ticks all the boxes. The bohemian style, stilted Ocean Houses each come with private butler service, a generous sundeck, stairs leading directly into the crystal clear sea and your very own private infinity pool. Time has no meaning at this highly personalised resort where every experience is completely tailored to you.

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Water Villa, COMO Maalifushi

The Water Villas at COMO Maalifushi are 120sqm of minimalistic heaven. While couples will love the tranquility of the private pool; the spacious sundeck with ladder straight into the ocean and views over the Indian Ocean, parents will be grateful for the large and airy sitting area that can double up as a sleeping area for the kids. For unobstructed views and additional privacy ask for a corner option.

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Laamu Water Villa, Six Senses Laamu

For the best sunrise or sunset views, the Laamu Water Villas are the best option, located towards the end of the jetties. There are many places for you to soak up the sun and enjoy the ocean views: on the relaxing outdoor platform with sun loungers, the overwater hammock or in the all-glass bathtubs!

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Private Reserve, Gili Lankanfushi

Fulfil all your childhood dreams with a stay at Gili Lankanfushi's Private Reserve - the world's largest stand alone, overwater villa. With a total area of over 1,700sqm and built across multi-level tiers, this expansive villa has space for all the family. Featuring two master bedrooms, two further guest rooms, an infinity pool, multiple sundecks, a gym, cinema, spa pavilion and private bar - you'll never want to leave! But, if you do, there's a private boat to come and go as you please.

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The Crescent, Niyama

Technically a cluster of five overwater villas, The Crescent at Niyama is perfect for friends and families wanting some extra privacy. Accommodating a total of 14 adults and eight children, The Crescent is what can only be described as a secluded overwater playground. Two dedicated butlers and one private chef.

Get in touch with our travel experts to book your highly-personalised trip to these beautiful paradise isles and check out our other guides on the Maldives here.

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