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Magical Maldives Book These Luxurious Overwater Resorts

The overwater stay experience amidst the turquoise expanse of Maldives always draws visitors from worldwide. Nothing feels as luxurious as waking up to the bright turquoise blue waters expanding as far as the eye can see. Here are our top picks for a magical overwater stay in Maldives

The overwater stay experience amidst the turquoise expanse of Maldives always draws visitors from worldwide. The island nation is often associated with water villas, which reportedly gained prominence in the 1990s. Originally these houses were simple affairs, located a few metres offshores and accompanied by the sea breeze. And as the array of travel experiences widened, water villas became a must-try experience. Today, almost every Maldivian hotel has a section of overwater estates, offering a fusion of luxury and bohemian decor. Here are the top water villas in the Maldives you must check out 

Como Cocoa Island 

It may not be the largest or most extravagant water villa in the Maldives, but the traditional architecture in its construction will convince you to book your stay here. This under-rated villa, designed in the shape of Maldivian Dhoni boats, featuring wooden decks that extend directly into the Indian Ocean, draws tourists from worldwide. With comfortable loungers, guests can relax, enjoy the sunset, and sip cocktails. The interiors reflect the resort's laid-back ambience with white tongue-and-groove walls, dark teak floors, and spacious bathtubs. Click here&nbspfor more details.

Patina Maldives

With about 38 overwater villas, this villa offers limited water stay options. It is better to make the bookings beforehand to avoid the last-minute rush. One of its high-point is its sleek architecture and display of art collection, making the sight worth a capture. The water villas offer comfort and luxury with feathery grey walls, sofas and bedsheets. Bamboo windows add a special touch by diffusing the natural light, creating a unique atmosphere. To unwind in the evening, plunge into the pool and bask in the sun's view. Click here&nbspfor more details.

St Regis Vommuli Resort

A heritage decor overarched by turquoise waves is how John Jacob Astor Estate has set the benchmark amongst villas. As one of the most lavish and extensive accommodations, this villa often tops visitors' stay checklist. With a three-bedroom accommodation, the villa has a plush decor. Rest on Pentagon chairs while you put your feet on soft rugs after an exhausting day of travel. And the supersized wooden deck around the private pool, as wide as 92 square metres, is a cherry on top. Click here&nbspfor more details 

The Nautilus Beach And Ocean Houses

The villa draws tourists for its conical structure that houses the two-bedroom overwater villa. The luxury stay is adorned with a zing of colours as orange and yellow envelop its interiors. The intense blues of the Indian Ocean surround the private pool, which descends into the sea. The use of coconut thatches on this cone-shaped building gives it a playful touch. Click here&nbspfor more details.

Gili Lankanfushi 

If you want a pontoon-boat experience, head to Robinson Crusoe Villas for your next Maldivian vacation. This overwater accommodation houses seven exclusive residences on an Indian Ocean Lagoon. Just hop onto a pontoon that will drop you to your room, offering turquoise views. Though there are other overwater villa stay options at Gili Lankanfushi, Robinson's houses are entirely cast out at sea, offering guests a unique experience. Not only this, the thatched roofs, netted beds, indoor-outdoor bathrooms, and split-level decks add to the bohemian vibe of this accommodation. Click here&nbspfor more details.

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