Beach villa or overwater villa?

19th August 2020

When it comes to planning your perfect vacation in the Maldives, the accommodation plays a huge part. Do you choose an overwater villa that offers panoramic views of the surrounding lagoon? Or should you opt for a beach villa that is tucked away in tropical gardens but just a few steps away from the shoreline?

We’ve narrowed down some of our favourite things about each type of accommodation to help you choose.

Beach villas

Our Beach Villas, Garden Villas, and Beach Bungalows are set back from the blue lagoon under the shade of tropical greenery. Each one has direct access to the beach, private terraces, and beautiful ocean views. Many of our beach-facing villas also have private pools, Jacuzzis, and outdoor showers.

Perfect for…


The fact that the beach is just a few steps away from the private veranda means that little ones can easily be watched over while they play in the shallows.

An action-packed holiday

Although these villas feel a whole world away, they’re close to the islands’ main facilities. So if you’re in search of an action-packed holiday, adventure is never far away.

Those in search of a tropical island experience

If your idea of the perfect stay in the Maldives means sand between your toes, the sound of palm trees swaying, and azure blue waters just a few steps away, our beach-front accommodation is a perfect choice.

Our highlights

  • Sit under the dappled shade of the palm trees while enjoying the cooling offshore breeze on a lazy afternoon.
  • Stroll along the shoreline at sunset after dinner and cocktails at one of the nearby restaurants.
  • Enjoy coffee on the terrace after waking up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore and the wind rustling the trees overhead.

Overwater villas

Our Lagoon Suites, Ocean Suites, and Water Bungalows are all spaciously positioned on wooden jetties in the surrounding blue lagoons. All offer unbeatable panoramic views and have private verandas. However, some also have Jacuzzis and private freshwater pools.

Perfect for…


If you’re in search of complete privacy, these villas tick all the boxes. Each one is accessed by a private wooden jetty and has its own personal sundeck.

A luxury getaway

Our overwater villas are amongst our most luxurious accommodation. Each one is spacious and beautifully furnished and offers direct access to the ocean below.

Those looking for quintessential overwater accommodation

The Maldives is famed for azure lagoons that stretch as far as the eye can see. Our overwater villas are perfect for those looking to make the most of this beautiful setting and stay in accommodation that is truly unique.

Our highlights 

  • Descend into the lagoon below from your own private staircase and spend an afternoon snorkelling in the shallows.
  • After dinner, enjoy uninterrupted views of the sun as it dips below the horizon.
  • Swim in the ocean and your own private infinity pool without even leaving your villa.