10 Largest Overwater Villas in Maldives


10 Largest Overwater Villas in Maldives

Ever wondered what the largest overwater villas are in the Maldives? Here are the 10 largest!

When looking at villa sizes, we’ve used the sizing provided by each resort. Resorts calculate the size of their villas differently. Some resorts include just the inside of the villa, some include the inside and outside deck areas, and a few resorts also include the size of the pool. There are even a handful of villas that we can’t really tell you how the resorts calculated the size!

To make the top 10, an overwater villa had to be at least 6,000 sq. ft. in size. The largest comes in at a staggering 18,300 sq. ft!

Each overwater villa has their own swimming pool, living room, master bedroom and bathroom, and direct access to the lagoon. They differ in terms of number of bedrooms, décor and style, and fun features.

Now for the list.


#10. Villa Muthee at Shangri-La Villingili

Size: 6,135 sq. ft. / 570 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 1
Features: Large pool and separate living and dining room.

Villa Muthee at Shangri-La Villingili

Two Bedroom Water Retreat at Soneva Jani

#9. Two Bedroom Water Retreat at Soneva Jani

Size: 6,167 sq. ft. / 573 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 2
Features: Retractable roof, huge swimming pool, upstairs daybed.


#8. Romantic Pool Residence at Velaa Private Island

Size: 6,436 sq. ft. / 598 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 1
Features: Largest one-bedroom overwater villa. Freestanding in lagoon accessible only by boat. Has its own sand area and palm trees, huge pool, massage room, and gym.

Romantic Pool Residence at Velaa Private Island

Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide at Soneva Jani

#7. Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide at Soneva Jani

Size: 6,566 sq. ft. / 610 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 2
Features: Similar to Soneva Jani’s entry at number 9 on our list, this villa adds a waterslide from the upper level into the lagoon.


#6. Three Bedroom Water Reserve at Soneva Jani

Size: 6,727 sq. ft. / 610 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 3
Features: The third Soneva Jani entry thus far. This villa has a waterslide, retractable roof, two levels, gym, and TV room.

Three Bedroom Water Reserve at Soneva Jani

Two Bedroom Overwater Pool Residence at Anantara Kihavah

#5. Two Bedroom Overwater Pool Residence at Anantara Kihavah

Size: 9,267 sq. ft. / 861 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 2
Features: A huge central living and dining room with an expansive deck and swimming pool.


#4. Four Bedroom Overwater Pool Suite at Vakkaru Maldives

Size: 9,870 sq. ft. / 917 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 4
Features: Two-story villa with a large pool, overwater hammocks, spa, indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Four Bedroom Overwater Pool Suite at Vakkaru Maldives

Four Bedroom Water Reserve at Soneva Jani

#3. Four Bedroom Water Reserve at Soneva Jani

Size: 13,196 sq. ft. / 1,226 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 4
Features: Two-story villa with a waterslide going into the lagoon, retractable roof in the master bedroom, living room, dining room, gym, expansive deck, and pantry.


#2. John Jacob Astor Estate at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli

Size: 16,577 sq. ft. / 1,540 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 3
Features: Two-story villa with a cinema room, huge living and dining room, spa treatment rooms, swimming pool, gym, kitchen, and multiple decks.

 John Jacob Astor Estate at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli

#1. The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi

Size: 18,300 sq. ft. / 1,700 sqm
Number of bedrooms: 4
Features: Largest overwater villa in the World. Freestanding in the lagoon and only accessible by boat, the villa has a gym, massage room, cinema room with a glass cutout in the floor, expansive decks, huge swimming pool, waterslide from the upper level leading into the lagoon, kitchen, butler room, and more!

The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi
The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi
The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi

If you haven’t had enough, here are the next 5 largest overwater villas in the Maldives:

11. Three Bedroom Water Suite at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa – 5,585 sq. ft.

12. Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool at Niyama Private Islands – 5,543 sq. ft.

13. The Rehendi Presidential Overwater Suite with Pool at Taj Exotica Maldives – 5,381 sq. ft.

14. Ocean Pool House at Velaa Private Island – 5,306 sq. ft.

15. Extreme Wow Ocean Haven at W Retreat Maldives – 5,295 sq. ft.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsey Wallace

I want to help educate you about our destinations and have fun while doing so. As CEO and Ambassador of Fun at Linara Travel, I visit our resorts frequently to ensure we give great information.
lindsey@linaratravel.com

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