What better way to celebrate your love than in a secluded island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by towering palm trees and turquoise waters? Be it newly wed lovebirds or those looking to celebrate and rekindle their love, the Maldive islands offer the perfect backdrop. Perched upon stilts, the waves lapping against it, water villas make for a great sensual escapade. Presenting top five romantic water villas in the little archipelago:
Be whisked away by Lux Maldives – Romantic Pool Water Villa by Lux Maldives
With an outdoor terrace with a private love nest to gaze across the never-ending vistas, a swimming pool to dip into when the day gets warm, and direct access to the lagoon, the Romantic Pool Water Villa is a 110 square meters and offers undisturbed privacy. Inside, a LUX* signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed welcomes you after a day in the sun. Double rain showers, a home theatre system and modern amenities add to the custom interior architecture, designed to complement the natural beauty of the island.
Sway with the sea – Water Villa by Constance Halaveli
A private deck greets you outside with a private plunge pool and sun loungers. Step inside and there is a selection of wine, tea and coffee to cool off after a swim under the sun. Packed with modern fixtures for your comfort, a palette of tans and earth tones complement the shimmering lagoon. The sunlit, airy open-plan living and sleeping areas offer undisturbed views of the azure horizon ahead – even from the comfort of your bathtub.
Falling in love – Crusoe style – Crusoe Residence by Gili Lankanfushi
For those who truly want to escape, Gili Lankanfushi’s Crusoe Residence is perfect. Only reached by a private boat ride, the Residence is secluded from the island, and stands perched on the shimmering waters. The sundeck and overwater hammock beckons you to laze the day away, while inside, a king sized bed, a personal wine cellar and semi open-air bathrooms await you. For a truly magical night, wine and dine under the stars on the rooftop terrace. For an authentic Crusoe experience, you are encouraged to use Wi-Fi only when necessary.
Over the moon in the Over Water Pool Villa – Over water Pool Villa by Anantara Kihavah
From the comfort of your day bed overlooking the private pool, watch the turtles and dolphins come out to play. Complete with his and her walk-in wardrobes, expansive indoor and outdoor showers, king sized bed and even a pillow menu to choose a custom pillow, the villa truly packs a punch. The vibrant Maldivian influence and aquatic blue tones complement the timber fixtures and sunlit interior. The dining pavilion and wine chiller is perfect for a romantic night in, with books and board games to cozy up with.
For a fabulous escapade over water- Fabulous Over Water Oasis by W Retreat
Let the fish take centre stage and put on a show for you right in your backyard – the ocean. Go for a dip in the plunge pool or curl up on the circular daybed with a book and work on your tan. Fire up the barbecue grill for a mid day bite while you explore the curated wine fridge. Inside, the king sized signature W bed calls you, but its not nearly time for bed yet. Switch on the underwater lights and prepare to be mesmerised by the teeming marine life right beneath your feet, under your living room’s glass floors. If that does not make for an unforgettable experience, the vibrant interior and quirky choice of décor definitely will.