If you're looking to enjoy an extra special holiday with a difference, why not opt for a sensational getaway in the Maldives?
This nation brims with spectacular features such as gorgeous crystal clear ocean, emerald green forest and wonderful accommodation options. Enhance your stay by opting for an overwater bungalow, which is a villa built on stilts over the ocean itself, so there's no distance between you and the warm twinkling waters.
Here's some information about how you can enjoy your trip to the Maldives featuring overwater bungalows as your accommodation of choice.
Enjoying overwater bungalows in the Maldives islands
With numerous islands on offer throughout the Maldives, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to nature and attractions.
During a stay at one of the islands' overwater bungalows, you have unparalleled access to the beautiful reefs, coral and other beautiful features of the marine world.
Take the Velassaru overwater bungalows, for example. If you choose one of the most luxurious options, such as the Ocean Water Bungalow with Pool, you can enjoy the ultimate in amenities, such as a personal wine chiller, coffee machine, home theatre system and lovely L'Occitane bathroom products. All this with your gorgeous villa hovering just a few feet over the ocean, so you can look out and enjoy nature around you. You'll have plenty of living space and even your own private outdoor pool perfect at any time of day or night. Your deck will also lead you right down into the sea if you feel like splashing about or snorkelling with the local marine life.
For an even more decadent option, consider the W Retreat & Spa Maldives. You could have a fantastic stay in something like the 'Seascape Escape', which is a two-bedroom junior suite that juts out over the water, offering stunning views of the horizon stretching out ahead. Unwind in your oversized infinity plunge pool, relax with a drink in hand on your sundeck or follow your villa's steps down into the ocean below to snorkel and swim. Your daybed, located outdoors, is the perfect spot for a mid-afternoon nap or a nighttime session of stargazing.
Gili Lankanfushi also offers up superb overwater bungalow accommodation. It's located around a beautiful coral island and lagoon in the North Male Atoll, and the wildlife here is thriving. Simply plunge into the water and discover the great variety of fish, seahorses, turtles and other critters that dwell in the deep. Whichever private villa you choose you're bound to have a lavish, relaxing experience. For the discerning traveller who wants to go the extra mile, why not opt for something like the Crusoe Residence or the Private Reserve, which can only be reached by boat. Savour your very own water garden, sun deck and shower linked to your bathroom by a refreshing open-air walkway - it's total bliss.
Don't forget that these accommodation providers don't just offer the villa for your stay. They also include all the facilities you'd expect at any resort, such as gymnasiums, multiple dining options, spa treatments and activities and attractions, so you can enjoy the ultimate holiday.
Some overwater bungalow providers will focus on adults-only, honeymoon style experiences, while others welcome families and groups - so whatever your travel preferences, there will be something in the Maldives to suit.
Why not talk to a travel agent to discover which destination in the Maldives is right for you? With an in-depth understanding of the region and all of its wonderful attractions, an experienced Travel Associates consultant can turn your dream holiday into a reality.
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