The best over-water villas in the Maldives

Staying in an overwater villa in the Maldives is a sure sign you’ve arrived. With a hot tub on the deck, a glass floor to see the ocean below, your own private pool, and a slide into the azure waters of paradise, an overwater villa is pure luxury!

Whether you’re looking for somewhere special for your honeymoon, or just feel like pampering yourself, here are our top five over-water villas in the Maldives for your next holiday:

Siyam World Lagoon Villas with Pool and Slide


Book your stay at Siyam World in the Maldives with the Holiday Factory and you’ll get to stay in a Lagoon Villa which features not only a private freshwater pool but also come with a fun slide into the lagoon. Say goodbye to traditional overwater villas and slide into the lagoon to release your inner child. These water villas are perfect for those who love a little fun on their holidays. For bigger families there are also two or three bedroom Lagoon Villas.


This 5 Star resort also offers a 24 hour premium all inclusive package quite unlike any other. Not only will you get breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, but you can dine around for dinners at the buffet or 5 different speciality restaurants. You’ll also get to enjoy unlimited champagne, premium spirits, whiskeys, rums, gins and vodkas from well-known artisan distilleries, 100 labels of wines and 100 cocktails from around the world, beers, non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices, healthy drinks, and coffee and tea across the resort’s six bars. In addition, your complimentary mini bar will be stocked daily with beers, wine, soft drinks and snacks. You’ll also get one excursion per stay which can be a sunset cruise or snorkelling safari and free access to Siyam Water World – the biggest floating water park in the Maldives.

Heritance Aarah Ocean Suite


The Ocean Suites at Heritance Aarah are a standout amongst Maldives water villas. Here you can stargaze in your own plunge pool, unwind in the cosy living room or head upstairs and doze off to the rhythmic sounds of waves. Your villa also offers an over-sized day bed, Jacuzzi bathtub, espresso machine, a pillow menu, and your own butler service. As an Ocean Suite guest you’ll also get a complimentary bottle of champagne and fully stocked wine cellar.

As a premium all inclusive resort you’ll also get breakfast, lunch, and dinner included as well as snacks and pizzas at the pool bar, a mini bar that is replenished once a day, ice creams, candy and cocktails at the Naughty Kart. All your drinks are also complimentary including soft drinks, fresh juices, international beers and spirits from well-known to obscure artisan distilleries, cocktails, and your pick of a wine list including bubbles. There are also twice weekly cooking classes and cocktail making workshops with the resort mixologist.


But that’s not all, stay here and you also get to enjoy one free introductory dive, two complimentary excursions with a choice of sunset cruise, dolphin search or local island visit, a complimentary 30-minute massage, and free non-motorised watersports including snorkelling, windsurfing, canoes and catamarans.

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Sunrise or Sunset Villas


Adaaran Prestige Vadoo – a luxury 5 Star over water resort will not disappoint. This property offers an intimate and romantic atmosphere in Maldives South Male Atoll. Here the resort is made up solely of luxury water villas with direct access to the ocean, a plunge pool on every deck, a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom and a glass panel in the bathroom floor to see the underwater world swimming by.

Each water villa features teak wooden floorboards with piles of feathery linen on a four poster king size bed, in a serene and tranquil environment. The spacious outdoor deck of the villa allows you to jump straight into the glistening clear waters of the ocean, any time of the day. You can choose from Sunset or Sunrise Villas, each offering an Espresso machine, a stocked mini bar, a complimentary fresh fruit and nut platter on arrival, a daily selection of two fresh fruits in your villa, champagne or non-alcoholic sparkling wine on arrival, and complimentary canapes every evening.


Once again, this Maldives resort is all inclusive meaning you’ll get breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as high tea, cookies and savouries every afternoon and access to premium brand spirits, house wines, beer, soft drinks, cocktails and mocktails, cordials, fresh juices and mineral water.
Guests of The Holiday Factory also get a 25% discount on any spa treatments and a 10% discount on excursions.

You & Me by Cocoon Manta Villas


Exclusive to The Holiday Factory, You & Me by Cocoon is private, peaceful, rustic, romantic and relaxing. The location is breathtaking, on an untouched private island in the Raa Atoll in northern Maldives far away from other resorts. This 5 star adults only property (no guests under 16) offers a world away from the stresses of modern life.

Overlooking the ocean with a sunrise view, the Manta Villas have a rustic, luxury feel with polished wooden floors, a king sized bed overlooking the ocean, rain shower and a seaside deck with an infinite view and steps for direct access to the beautiful lagoon. You may also decide to upgrade to a Dolphin Villa with pool or an Aqua Suite with pool.

This resort is also home to a unique underwear restaurant H2O available with a small supplementary charge. So you can stay over the water and dine under it.


We also include seaplane transfers to the resort in our packages so that you can arrive to your water villa in style!

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Infinity Water Villas


The best room type at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, the Infinity Water Villas each boast a master bedroom, separate lounge area and a stunning bathroom; complete with a spa tub set by floor-to-ceiling windows. Outside, an expansive deck leads to a lava stone infinity swimming pool, plus a shaded dining cabana, sun loungers and the best ocean views on the island.

If you these are out of your budget you may decide instead to stay in one of the resort’s Horizon Water Villas which feature a private outdoor jacuzzi, uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, and a glass viewing panel set into the floor. The standard Water Villas are also beautiful with steps leading straight into the Indian Ocean and generously proportioned indoor and outdoor living spaces. At The Holiday Factory you get a 25% discount on your Water Villa accommodation at this resort.


Our packages include return resort transfers by seaplane, breakfast and dinner daily, and a 25% discount on your water villa accommodation. This is a great option for families with excellent kid’s facilities but also with an adults only section for those seeking something more romantic.