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Maldives Water Bungalow

If you’ve ever dreamed of spending a holiday in a beautiful villa on stilts over a crystal-clear lagoon, then the Maldives is the place to go. These Maldives water bungalow are some of the most unusual and luxurious accommodation you will find anywhere in the world.

In the Maldives here are more than 3,000 water villas to choose from. Choosing the perfect Maldives water bungalow for you is even more difficult, so we’ve included our best recommendations on this page, explaining why each one is so special. Here is a selection of our team’s favourites.

Maldives Water Bungalow

By Becky Hey

  • Uber Modern Maldives Water Bungalow – Amilla Fushi

    By Becky Hey

    This is Baa Atoll's most exciting new island, and we love its clean design and the world-class snorkelling direct from the villa.

  • The Perfect Maldives Water Villa – Huvafen Fushi

    By Becky Hey

    If you are after something a little hipper and younger, Huvafen Fushi is the coolest island in the Maldives. Its incredible water bungalows are designed to perfection and there's no shortage of activities on – and under – the water to enjoy.

  • Sophisticated – One and Only Reethi Rah

    By Becky Hey

    We love One and Only on Reethi Rah for its spacious and thoughtfully designed bungalows, with covered verandas, a split-level deck and a private outdoor pool over the lagoon. Outside you'll find netting, suspended over the deck, perfect for relaxing with a book and a loved one.

  • Robinson Crusoe – Gili Lankanfushi

    By Becky Hey

    With a rustic, but no less luxurious charm, Crusoe Residences stand alone in the Indian Ocean. These are our favourite for sheer escapism. And we love the personal touch of their 'Man Fridays' – personal service on hand whenever you need it.

  • Romantic Dhoni inspired Water Bungalow – Cocoa By Como

    By Becky Hey

    With just thirty-three water villas, this is the ultimate romantic island for honeymoon couples.  The villas have been inspired by the traditional Maldivian dhoni boats and their curving roofs mirror the bottoms of the boats used by local fishermen. Here style and seclusion go hand in hand.

  • Luxurious – Cheval Blanc

    By Becky Hey

    The Water Villa is perched on stilts and offers privacy for you to enjoy the stunning infinity views. Sunken dining spaces and comfortable reading nooks make this a real haven.

  • Maldives Water Villa – Velaa Private island

    By Becky Hey

    Velaa is the ultimate private island retreat, where you can expect to be treated like royalty. Designed to make the most of its beautiful archipelago setting, it combines nature with luxury to give you a truly unforgettable experience. Perfect for the honeymoon to end all honeymoons.

  • Stunning Maldives Water Bungalows – Six Senses Laamu

    By Becky Hey

    The only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, this offers unrivalled seclusion, just a short transfer from Male airport. The Lagoon Water Villas are reached by bicycle across wooden jetties, and once there the villa offers direct access to the lagoon, hammock netting over the sea and a treetop roof deck for unrivalled views of the sunset.

  • Perfect for Families – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.

    By Becky Hey

    Need some space? These water villas are some of the most spacious Maldives Water bungalows available. Immerse yourself in lagoon living with over-water nets, sea-gazing loft and steps that lead directly into the sea.