When considering where to go for your honeymoon, you always want to have beautiful scenery to bask in as you cosy up to your partner.

With so many luxury resorts located on the Maldives islands, it can be difficult to choose the perfect romantic getaway.

We’ve researched over 600 resorts in Maldives with overwater bungalows, checked their facilities, rooms and reviewed feed back from all the guests.

If you’re looking to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, or just want to spend quality time with your partner, we’ve found the best overwater resorts in Maldives to ensure a romantic holiday for two.

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1. OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

Situated on the tranquil island of Maadhoo, take your pick from their 48 overwater Wind Villas; half with the option of adjoining 8m Lap Pools.

Feast your eyes on marine life and indulge in fine dining at their underwater specialty restaurant M6m (Minus 6 Meters) or tantalize your taste buds at their 5 other restaurants.

Pamper yourselves at ELENA by Atmosphere, a contemporary overwater spa complex, with each of their treatment rooms housing a private outdoor area overlooking the lagoon.

Take a dive in the lagoon or enjoy water sports at their PADI certified diving school.

Additionally, guests can try an exclusive submarine experience with SUB-ZEN at Atmosphere or take part in excursions doing sunset fishing or visiting local islands (weather permitting).

The resort even includes privileges like complimentary spa treatments or dives for couples who stay 4 nights and more.

  • Guest Rating: 9.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Location: South Male Atoll, 08250 South Male Atoll

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2. Constance Moofushi Maldives

Situated on an island all by itself, this Gold member of the Green Globe certification takes your luxury and the sustainability of the environment seriously.

Enjoy your All-Inclusive Package as you take your pick from their 56 Water Villas (66m2) or 30 Senior Water Villas (94m2).

Indulge yourselves in a romantic meal with sparkling wine on your own private sandbank or just enjoy a laid back meal and drink at their other restaurants and bars.

Amp up the ambiance as you take the romantic Sunset Cruise on a traditional Dhoni.

Situated conveniently on the migration route of the manta rays, try your luck at seeing a manta ray at one of the 32 dive sites just half an hour from the resort.

If you want your honeymoon to be more happening, why not try the Honeymoon Package?

Depending on the season, you can get some great discounts.

Besides the fruits and bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, the resort even leaves a gift in your room and offers a 50% discount per person on a selection of treatments at the spa!

  • Guest Rating: 9.7
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: South Ari Atoll, 00200 Himandhoo

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3. COMO Cocoa Island

Uniquely inspired by dhoni boats, the 34 idyllic overwater suites and villas arc out from the island itself and are connected by an overwater boardwalk pathway.

Enjoy your privacy with in-room dining available between 7am and 11pm daily.

Housing one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives, relax in the pool of heated water and let the purpose-built high pressure jets do their job.

If snorkelling is too mainstream for you, try UV night snorkelling at COMO Cocoa Island’s house reef.

Watch various corals and marine life glow with special UV torches and mask lenses!

Make your honeymoon experience like no other with an entire wedding event arranged just for you on the edge of the lagoon complete with flowers, music, and good food.

Alternatively, there are also a plethora of other activities and experiences for you on this luxurious resort island.

  • Guest Rating: 9.7
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: South Male Atoll, 08480 Maafushi

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4. Mirihi Island Resort

Named after a local flower, Mihiri Island Resorts sits on an island considered to be one of the smallest in the Maldives.

With 30 cosy water villas and a 2-bedroom water suite guaranteeing absolute privacy and direct access to the ocean, you’ll be spoilt for choices to pamper yourselves here.

Take a full day boat trip on the Mirihi Thari yacht and hold your breath while waiting to snorkel alongside magnificent whale sharks.

Delight your tastebuds with local and international fare, kick back and relax with a wine or cocktail at their wine lounge and bar.

The resort also hosts regular events like sunset cocktails everyday or live music every Tuesday evening at Muraka.

You can have a private barbeque on a yacht as you sail into the picturesque sunset with your loved one.

  • Guest Rating: 9.7
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Mirihi, 00190 Mandhoo

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5. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

There are not many resorts that offer a free welcome massage to guests, but Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is one of them.

With luscious water villas overlooking the lagoon, some featuring private open-air jacuzzis, you’ll be lost for how to start pampering yourself here.

The resort has an all-you-can-eat buffet for all meals at their main restaurant, Dhonveli Buffet Restaurant.

Alternatively, you could chill at Madivaru A La Carte Restaurant by the shore as you enjoy their fresh grilled seafood and prime beef amongst other delicacies.

For that extra ambience, contact the guest services to organize your romantic dream beach dining experience.

Offering a plethora of both land and sea activities, the resort even has events lined up every night of the week at Thundi bar.

If you’re not a good photographer, fear not as the resort’s professional photographers are here to help you realize your dream photoshoot.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, 20077 Rasdu

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6. Hurawalhi Island Resort

Set on the enchanting private island of Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island Resort prides itself as an adults only resort, where you can focus on genuine connections and not being scared to just be yourself.

Housing the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, dive into the fine dining and relish in having a view that only a few restaurants can offer.

The resort has even designed an app that will offer you recommendations and allow you to reserve your experiences at restaurants or for excursions!

Experience a special bath ceremony if you stay a minimum of 3 nights at the Romantic Ocean Villa.

The resort also offers an all-inclusive package which is ideal for honeymooners.

If the sun’s too hot for you, spend some time with your loved one in the games room and choose from air hockey, table tennis, pinball, and a retro arcade game, Pacman!

  • Guest Rating: 9.6
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Hurawalhi Island Resort Lhaviyani Atoll, 20187 Kuredu

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7. Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Milaidhoo Island Maldives encourages couples to write their own story as they stay at the resort.

The resort offers luxurious overwater villas and ocean residences each with their own private pools and an amazing view of the lagoon.

Feast on the resort’s gourmet plan at Ocean Restaurant or The Shoreline Grill, or opt for something a little more private with their in-villa dining experience.

For couples staying a minimum of four nights and travelling within 6 months of their wedding, present your wedding cert and book the ‘Perfect Honeymoon’ package.

Choose a star to name after yourself – the resort will provide you with its certificate and coordinates so you can identify it in the sky.

Get treated to a special signature cake baked on your arrival, a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment for two, and a private three-course candlelit dinner on the deck of your villa!

Visit Hanifaru Bay between June and November and try to spot the beautiful manta rays and whale sharks in their habitat!

  • Guest Rating: 9.6
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Milaidhoo Island Maldives,Baa Atoll,Maldives, 20215 Baa Atoll

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8. Six Senses Laamu

Perfect for honeymoon couples, Six Senses resort is the only resort in Laamu Atoll and is located just 5 degrees north of the Equator.

Prioritizing harmony with the environment, the thatched villas are all crafted from local and sustainable material.

Indulge yourself with the many treatments catered just for you and pamper yourself with the delicious smoothies from the Juice Bar afterwards.

Spoil yourself at Ice & Chocolate Studio, an al fresco ice cream and sorbet parlour with 40-plus ever-changing flavours.

Lose yourself in the resort activities ranging from full day island hopping and a Dhoni cruise to stargazing and watching a movie under the blanket of stars in the sky.

If you visit the resort in the right season, you may even catch the memorable miracle of life that is turtle hatching!

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Olhuveli Island, 20077 Laamu

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9. Dusit Thani Maldives

Located on the island of Mudhdhoo in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani is a 5 star resort that incorporates Thai hospitality with the luxury that is the Maldives.

The resort is also home to one of the largest Infinity pools in the Maldives.

You may have heard of breakfast in bed but have you heard of a floating breakfast from the comfort of the private pool in your villa?

It is available with the resort’s in villa dining, which runs between 6am and 11pm.

Take a dry snorkelling trip in a glass bottom boat furnished with leather seats and a unique 2x3m bottom window, the largest ever built.

Touted as one of the best luxury spas in the Maldives, indulge yourselves and reconnect with nature at Devarana Spa.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Mudhdhoo Island, 02188 Dharavandhoo

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10. Constance Halaveli

Housed on a private island shaped like a traditional Dhoni and set in the Maldives’ North Ari Atoll, Constance Halaveli has 57 overwater villas to choose from, each with their own private pool and terrace.

With 4 restaurants and 2 bars to choose from, you’ll never have to worry about going hungry.

Put your feet up and let your hair down with a day at the spa or enjoy an adventurous day out in the lagoon doing water sports or going for excursions.

Book the Honeymoon Package and enjoy special inclusions like gifts and sparkling wine in your room, and depending on the season, a daily resort credit of $100 to be spent on F&B or the spa could be included too!

Enjoy breakfast with your loved one aboard a Dhoni, attend a yoga class together, or bask in the sunset on a cruise for two.

End your day with your favourite flavour of shisha and champagne and revel in the beauty of the majestic sunset.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Halaveli, 09130 Hangnaameedhoo

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11. Baros Maldives

Welcoming guests since 1973, Baros Maldives has made a name for themselves as one of the most loved Maldives’ resorts.

Awarded as the Most Romantic Resort in the World for 6 years running, Baros seduces couples with the allure of nature and sets the mood for them to take things to the next level.

Opened in 1979, Divers Baros Maldives is one of the archipelago’s original dive centres.

A PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre, they were also the first EcoDive Centre in the Maldives to be certified by the International Reef Check which monitors and preserves coral reefs all around the world.

Try a Renewal of Vows package and choose between the sandbank or island as your itenary from arrival to the ceremony and reception is planned out for you with a photographer capturing every special moment shared between you and your partner.

If fine dining restaurants are too mainstream, why not try the resort’s destination dining?

Take your pick from the most popular piano deck, sandbank, island, or even the privacy of your own villa.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: PO Box 2015, North Male Atoll, 08120 North Male Atoll

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12. Lily Beach Resort and Spa

Located on Huvahendhoo Island, Lily Beach Resort and Spa is a 5-star all inclusive resort sporting 36 Deluxe Water Villas and 4 Sunset Water Suites, each featuring a glass floor section to add to your overwater experience.

Discover all the Maldives has to offer with the resort’s excursion programmes.

View the beauty of corals behind glass windows on Penguin the semi-submarine and top the experience off with a snorkelling safari!

If you prefer more privacy, you can sit on a floating platform anchored to your own private lagoon as you spend quality time with your partner.

Make precious memories with your partner on the uninhabited island Sun Lily; just a five minute boat ride away from Lily Beach.

Enjoy a meal at any of the resort’s 4 restaurants, and sit back as the chefs whip up cuisines from all over the world and relax as you soak in that Maldivian ambience.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Huvahendhoo,South Ari Atoll, Maldives , 20077 Dhangethi

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13. Kanuhura Maldives

Encompassing three islands, Kanuhara received the “Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Award” in February 2020.

Lounge on the overwater hammocks at your private villa, or book the Water Pool Villa and dive into the books in the library of your living room.

Situated in the eastern region of the Lhaviyani Atoll, explore shipwreck sites or swim with the turtles, rays, reef sharks and fish at one of the 40 diving sites catered to both beginner and advanced divers.

Indulge your five senses at the resort’s restaurants and bars; lounge on the beach and enjoy a range of international gastronomy and let the resort’s mixologists whip up the concoction of your dreams.

For relaxation, nurture your body with the wellness programmes at the acclaimed Kokaa spa.

Alternatively, learn about nature by watching turtle hatchings or just experiencing life the way a local would.

Lose yourself at one of the 2 uninhabited islands exclusively for the use of Kanuhara’s guests and enjoy watching hermit crabs racing or just relish in the privacy of the island with your partner.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: SRL Kanuhura, 07060 Kanuhura

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14. JA Manafaru Maldives

Set on an idyllic cozy island, the overwater villas at Ja Manafaru all come with their own personal infinity pools.

Book a meal two and a half metres below sea level at The Cellar in a wine “cave” or at any of the 5 other restaurants on the island.

Schedule a dive and let the PADI certified team guide you around Alif Atoll, one of the most immaculately alluring diving sites in the world.

Embark on excursions only possible in the Maldives cruising alongside dolphins, enjoying a romantic cruise on a Dhoni, or an adventurous private picnic on an uninhabited island.

Alternatively, energise yourselves with a friendly game of beach volleyball with other guests or a relaxing bike ride around the island.

At the end of the day, indulge your partner and yourself with authentic Maldivian traditions steeped in Ayurveda and Aromatherapy.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Haa Alif Atoll, 20012 Dhidhdhoo

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15. One&Only Reethi Rah

Situated on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah is fringed with 12 sandy white beaches and palms soaring to the sky.

The resort offers guests a choice of travelling to the resort after reaching the Maldives via air or sea.

Get lost in the mood as you enjoy an intimate seven course dinner with your partner at the resort’s timber treehouse or simply in the privacy of your overwater villa.

Relieve your stress and improve your mobility as experts guide you shiatsu poses and stretches at the resort’s exclusive award winning Watsu Pool, the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Explore your inner artist as the resort also organizes art and pottery classes both in a studio or from the comfort of your own villa.

For a special romantic occasion, have a personal butler plan a leisurely stroll around the panoramic 44-hectares island complete with a packed gourmet picnic.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll, 08440 Reethi Rah

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16. Kandolhu Maldives

Home to one of the most vibrant and lively house reefs in the Maldives, Kandolhu offers just 30 overwater villas in total, each room distinct in style with GoPros provided amongst other amenities.

Perhaps the most fascinating thing the resort has to offer is their Honeymoon Registry.

Register a free account online with Honeymoon Wishes and give family and friends the chance to participate in your honeymoon.

They can select actual gifts from the resort to your partner and yourself.

Your bridal registry will also come with a personalized wedding page, allowing friends and family to access updates and photos of your honeymoon, amongst other options.

In the evening, wine and dine at the resort’s 5 restaurants, or design a menu with a chef for a special private dining experience.

The resort also offers interesting expeditions like Kandolhu Reef Expedition on Wednesdays and Saturdays where guests can appreciate the resort’s house reef through a glass bottom boat.

As you cruise around the clear waters, you’re free to jump on and off for a snorkel anytime you like to explore marine life closer.

Treat yourselves and sign up for reef hopping on Tuesdays and Fridays and visit up to three of the team’s Top 10 favourite reefs.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Universal Resorts , 39 Orchid Magu, 09110 Himandhoo

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17. Velassaru Maldives

An idyllic resort boasting villas with clean and avant-garde designs, the tagline on Velassaru’s official website reads luxury undressed.

Enjoy complimentary L’Occitane bath products and IPTV onscreen entertainment in each villa.

At night, dine at one of the 5 restaurants and 2 bars on the island, each featuring cuisines from different parts of the world.

Alternatively, book the Velassaru Indulgence and get complimentary snorkelling equipment and two-hours on an ocean kayak on top of a meticulously designed culinary experience package.

Take an excursion to remember on a Dhoni and discover the feeding grounds of Maldavian dolphins.

Couples who love marine life, you can discover the magnificence of the underwater world and learn to scuba dive at the resort’s Immersion & Glide Centre.

End your day at The Spa Velassaru with rejuvenating treatments and rituals.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: South Male Atoll, 08350 South Male Atoll

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18. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Occupying the exotic island of Emboodhu Finolhu, Taj Exotica sits in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives.

The luxurious resort has bagged countless accolades the likes of #2 Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean and #8 Best Resorts in the World by the Conde Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards in 2018.

Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie and parasail on the lagoon or explore the idyllic waters scuba diving and snorkelling.

Awarded the 2019 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, the Jiva Grande Spa Maldives offers a full range of soothing treatments and pampering services.

Accessible by a 3-minute boat ride, the magnificent Maldives-Ocean Pavilion lies right in the heart of the lagoon, and is the perfect location to soak in the unobstructed sunset with your partner.

The Maldives-Wedding overwater pavilion is also the ideal location for private dining and the renewal of vows.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: PO Box 2117 South Male Atoll, 08480 South Male Atoll

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19. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Located on the Baa Atoll, the island of Kihavah rests in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Taking special care to preserve the island, the resort made sure to build their villas around the trees and pays homage to seafarers past by using indigineous materials to create a fusion of Indian Ocean, Arabic, and Portugese motifs.

All their overwater villas come with their own private pools, and villa hosts are on call 24 hours a day.

For a real romantic night, dine with your partner at the resort’s underwater restaurant and take a moment to admire the world’s first underwater wine cellar on your way in.

Surprise your partner and debunk the secrets of the Milky Way with them through the lens of the most powerful telescope at the Maldives’ first overwater observatory.

Visit at the right season and swim alongside majestic manta rays and turtles in the protected environment of Hanifaru Bay.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Location: Kihavah Huravalhi Island, 99999 Baa Atoll

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Map of Maldives Overwater Resorts

Having so many amazing overwater resorts to choose from can be overwhelming, however they are all different and suited more towards certain tastes.

Most guest enjoy the pampering, while the more active book their stay for the scenic diving and snorkeling.

Luckily, this list of overwater resorts in the Maldives is a great place to start so you can choose a more intimate, small island resort or a bigger resort with more amenities.

Whichever resort you choose, the lush tropical islands, soft white sand beaches and warm blue sea is sure to leave you feeling revived and looking forward to a return trip.

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