9 Ultimate Honeymoon Villas in the Maldives and Seychelles


9 Ultimate Honeymoon Villas in the Maldives and Seychelles

After 15 years of planning amazing honeymoons across the Indian Ocean and having personally stayed in the best villas, here is our list of the ultimate honeymoon villas in the Maldives and Seychelles.

Our team agrees the size of the villa isn’t everything - it’s the overall experience while at the resort that matters most. While a great villa is a must, access to a range of activities, amazing food, and personalized experiences are often necessary to make the ultimate list. We’ve included top-notch villas at resorts featuring stunning wine cellars, Michelin-star quality food, discreet service, and the best watersports. So now the list!


Best for Privacy, Food, and James Bond-esque Watersports Toys

Romantic Pool Residence at Velaa Private Island, Maldives

6,436 sq. ft.

A freestanding, overwater villa accessed only by boat with a swimming pool, its own sandy beach, direct access to the ocean, a spa treatment room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and an elegant bathroom; the Romantic Pool Residence is a private and rare experience. The resort has the finest watersports toys, a multi-story wine tower, the best chef in the Maldives, an overwater spa with a snow room, and tables in the pool to enjoy cocktails at sunset.

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

Best for Ultimate Barefoot Luxury

Villa North Island at North Island, Seychelles

8,073 sq. ft.

Also known as Villa 11, Villa North Island is a one-of-a-kind villa located at the end of East Beach, nestled amongst granite boulders. This extraordinary villa spans multiple levels and features wooden walkways leading down past the pool to the beach. A marble bathtub for two with views out over the ocean is a highlight. A private golf buggy allows for exploring the island’s nature reserve. We also love Brutus, one of the oldest living Aldabran tortoises, who loves his neck rubbed. Prince William and Kate enjoyed this villa on their honeymoon, so yes…it’s fit for royalty.

Villa North Island at North Island, Seychelles

Villa North Island at North Island, Seychelles

Villa North Island at North Island, Seychelles
Villa North Island at North Island, Seychelles

Most Creative Villa

One-bedroom Water Retreat with slide at Soneva Jani, Maldives

4,703 sq. ft.

If a retractable roof above the bedroom that opens with the push of a button doesn’t get you smiling, then surely the waterslide from the upstairs of the villa down into the lagoon will have you enjoying your honeymoon. The villa has a spacious pool, living room, plenty of deck area for lounging, and a mini-kitchen stocked with snacks. We love the villas and never wanted to leave. We also love the overwater movie theater and observatory at the resort.

One-bedroom Water Retreat with slide at Soneva Jani, Maldives

One-bedroom Water Retreat with Slide at Soneva Jani, Maldives

One-bedroom Water Retreat with slide at Soneva Jani, Maldives

Best Nature Reserve Location

Private Pool Spa Villa at Frégate Island Private, Seychelles

7,535 sq. ft.

Upon landing at Frégate Island Private by helicopter, it’s easy to think you’ve stepped into another World as stunning birds dot the skyline and huge Aldabran tortoises wander past. Frégate Island Private has quietly led the way in restoring an island to its indigenous state and has reintroduced rare native flora and fauna. We love the elegant insides and the huge pools outside the villas. The Private Pool Spa Villa features a separate room for spa treatments making it feel like its own spa resort. Some of the prettiest beaches in the World and great service ensure this is worthy of the finest honeymoons.

Private Pool Spa Villa at Frégate Island Private, Seychelles

Private Pool Spa Villa at Frégate Island Private, Seychelles

Private Pool Spa Villa at Frégate Island Private, Seychelles
Private Pool Spa Villa at Frégate Island Private, Seychelles

Best for Activities

Grand Water Villa at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

2,594 sq. ft.

Chic, elegant, and classy – we love One&Only Reethi Rah. The Grand Water Villa is perched overwater and has a spacious bedroom, bathroom, living room, and deck. The deck holds a long pool and a separate large Jacuzzi. Butler service is exquisite, and a golf buggy allows for easy exploring of the island. We love the variety of activities One&Only Reethi Rah offers, from art classes, to a beach club, to a rock climbing wall, to an orchid garden, to excellent restaurants, and a tranquil spa.

Grand Water Villa at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Grand Water Villa at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Grand Water Villa at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Grand Water Villa at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Best Adult-only Fun

Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

3,552 sq. ft.

Located at the far end of an overwater Jetty, the Ocean Pavilions might be the coolest overwater villas in the World. A fiber-optic lit pool goes from inside the living room to the deck outside, which also has a separate Jacuzzi and relaxing sitting and dining spots. A body jet shower system offers romantic showers in the master bathroom. Your butler creates perfect drinks at the bar, while excellent snorkeling is only feet away from the villa. We love the resort features of the World’s first underwater spa treatment rooms, the underground wine cellar, and their overwater gym.

Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Best for Robinson Crusoe Seclusion

Crusoe Residence at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

2,691 sq. ft.

Seven freestanding overwater villas are accessed only by boat and have a private Robinson Crusoe barefoot luxury feel. The living room has glass cutouts in the floor, while a staircase leads upstairs to a private rooftop deck perfect for sleeping under the stars. Back downstairs, the bedroom leads to a large bathroom with panoramic views. A hammock in the lagoon allows honeymooners to enjoy time together while in the water. We love the resort’s underground wine cellar, organic vegetable and herb garden, overwater spa, and their terrific restaurants.

Crusoe Residence at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Crusoe Residence at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Crusoe Residence at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Crusoe Residence at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Best Relaxing Spa Feel

COMO Villa at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

4,392 sq. ft.

This two-bedroom overwater villa is suitable for a family, though it’s also great for honeymoons. The spacious living room offers stunning views of the large pool and lagoon. The master bedroom has a large closet and a unique bathroom where every detail has been considered – the mirrors are perfectly placed to reflect gorgeous views. A well-stocked kitchen allows for healthy snacks and the deck has dining areas with romantic sunset views. The resort offers some of the best spa treatments in the Maldives, along with healthy food options in the restaurants.

COMO Villa at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

COMO Villa at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

COMO Villa at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives
COMO Villa at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

Best Panoramic Views

Pasyon Pool Villa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

2,153 sq. ft.

The spacious bedroom leads to a bathroom with a swing, and onto a deck featuring relaxing sitting and dining areas, a large swimming pool, and panoramic views of the stunning Indian Ocean. The villas are uniquely situated so honeymooners can walk around and explore huge granite boulders from the privacy of the villa. We love the spa at the resort – one of our favorites in the World – and we also love that it’s easy to do day trips to nearby La Digue and Praslin Islands.

Pasyon Pool Villa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Pasyon Pool Villa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Pasyon Pool Villa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
Pasyon Pool Villa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Best Ultimate Dubai Stopover

Stopping over in Dubai is one of the most popular ways to break up the long flights getting to the Indian Ocean. Create the ultimate honeymoon combination with a stay at Burj Al Arab!

Club One-Bedroom Suite at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

3,552 sq. ft.

It’s over-the-top, it’s unique, it’s unlike a suite you’ll see anywhere in the World, and we absolutely love staying at Burj Al Arab. Each suite is two-stories and this suite features a master bedroom, bathroom, and a separate study upstairs, while downstairs offers a lavish living room, bar, and dining room. The floor to ceiling windows offer stunning views of the Dubai skyline. We love the discreet butler service, the room service, and the romantic surprise touches each day. We also love the gorgeous main pool area and the amazing restaurants.

Club One-Bedroom Suite at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Club One-Bedroom Suite at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Club One-Bedroom Suite at Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Club One-Bedroom Suite at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsey Wallace

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

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