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The 10 Best Maldives Beach Houses in 2024

Beach-side living is something a lot of people dream of. Waking up to the sound of the ocean splashing on the shoreline with sea salt covering the air is quite the experience. A morning walk with the fine Maldives sand under your feet in this environment is the perfect way to start the day. And you can experience that too, as we’re sure you’ve already seen on the internet.

Maldives has on offer some of the best beach houses in the world. WIth the view as soothing as it is, people have been flocking to this island nation to experience the sunny side of life. And with recent years, the number of tourists who want to stay on beachfront accommodations has been increasing. 

With that in mind, we’d like to take you through the 10 best Maldives beach houses in 2024. Let’s get straight to it.

Criteria for Selection

We took into consideration a few key factors when picking the best beach houses in Maldives. Factors such as location, design, privacy and guest reviews, to ensure an unforgettable experience.

It’s important to note that while these factors influenced our beach house decisions, personal taste and experiences would also exist so we do hope that all of you find a couple of these choices to your liking.

Beach House 1: King Beach Villa with Pool at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Aerial of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Photo Credit: via Google Images

The first location we’re going to talk about is Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. It is located at South Male’ Atoll and can be easily reached within 45 minutes from Velana International Airport via yacht. The resort’s King Beach Villa with Pool is a delight to behold. The villa sits just a few metres from the shoreline and offers all the privacy you could want due to the vegetation surrounding it. Even the patio is safe from prying eyes while you take a swim in the outdoor pool or get some sunbathing in on the outdoor daybed.

The villa was built with a modern look in mind while still drawing inspiration from traditional Maldivian housing, hence the thatched roofs and use of wood. The interior design gives a modern and island-like vibe as well, with even the fans being made out of wood. The villa itself is 234 sqm / 2518 sqft, perfect for a couple or for a set of parents with two kids below 12 years of age.

The price for this goes from anywhere between $3,700 USD to $4,100 USD per night, depending on if you want breakfast to be included or not. This also includes service charge and tax. While it may be on the expensive side, it’s still valid due to the unbeatable experience you’ll get out of it. 

Beach House 2: Beach Hideaway at Soneva Jani Maldives

Soneva Jani’s lagoon. Photo Credit: Soneva via Google Images

Welcome to Soneva Jani’s Beach Hideaway. A villa that’s surrounded by mangrove trees to give you and your significant other or family the privacy you want. It lies just a few metres from the sea and comes with an outdoor pool if you prefer a less salty swim. The patio comes with enough room for multiple people to relax with ample seating options. The villa stands two-storeys tall, allowing for a set of children to have their own room as well, with the master bedroom on the ground floor. 

The ground floor of the villa has multiple glass panels around it, which washes the inside with natural light during the day. If you’re an active person, the villa also comes with a gym, yoga platform and meditation room. A wifi connection accompanies the DVD player and Bose sound system for you to tailor a relaxing environment for yourself. And if you’re lacking in anything, the 24/7 Barefoot Guardian service is there to tend to your needs.

Recent visitors had some wonderful things to say about the resort:

‘So first of all we were planning for this resort for sometime, we didn’t expect we were going to the best resort in the maldives! I absolutely loved it, felt unreal the views the interiors were so beautiful. Our butler was a kind hearted women that made our trip so much like magic her name is Asma ! I hope everyone gets to enjoy this resort and give it a visit.’ – Mrs. Safia via Tripadvisor

‘I wish everyone to visit this place at least once in their lifetime. Truly remarkable place. Heaven on earth with the best services, delicious food and amazing experiences. I highly recommend to try the coral planting experience. It was one of the best moments in my life. To see how the corals get damaged, how important it is to prevent it while seeing the underwater world living all around.’ – Markéta via

The resort charges $2,306 USD to $6,118 USD per night, based on average rates for a Standard Room. Plan accordingly with enough time and the price will go down so you can enjoy even more experiences at the resort.

Beach House 3: Beach Villa with Pool at One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

The beach at One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives. Photo Credit via One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives’ LinkedIn

With a size of 208 sqm / 2,238 sqft, the Beach Villa with Pool at One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives can comfortably house a couple or a small family. The sun-lit terrace showcases a 23 sqm pool, loungers and an oversized daybed for relaxation. The ocean is in full view in front of you, a few metres away from your villa. A terrazzo tub highlights the bathroom that comes with an unbeatable view of the endless sea.

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The room ranges from $1,881 USD to $3,190 USD per night (based on when you want to go) and if you’re looking to cut down on some expenses, their Island Escape package or Early Bird offer will give you some perks as well.

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Beach House 4: Sunset Beach Villa with Pool at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Villas at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives. Photo Credit: Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives via Google Images

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is located in Lhaviyani Atoll and can be reached via seaplane in 35 minutes from Velana International Airport. 

The resort’s Sunset Beach Villa with Pool has gentle natural lighting that flows into the room during daytime and a warm glow from lights for nighttime. A modern design lends itself to the luxury the room exudes perfectly. The villa is the star accommodation here and has a few nice perks that really sweetens the experience, such as:

  • Direct check-in at villa
  • Fruit basket, canapés and sparkling wine
  • In-villa minibar replenished daily
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • 2 wine bottles of choice along with 2 additional bottles from the KANIFUSHI PLAN™ Spirits, Cocktails, and Beer Menu
  • Portable wine cooler
  • Ala carte breakfast at the Sunset Bar
  • 1x complimentary dining experience at Sunset Bar Specialty restaurant 

For the Sunset Beach Villa with Pool, the pricing ranges from $990 USD per night with a generous amount of time between booking and the start of your holiday.

Beach House 5: Sunset Beach Pool Villa at Anantara Kihavah Maldives

Tip of Anantara Kihavah Maldives island. Photo Credit: via Google Images

Anantara Kihavah Maldives is located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, making it a 35 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. Dubbed the ‘World’s Most Instagrammable Hotel’, Anantara doesn’t shy away from showing off its beauty.

The Sunset Beach Pool Villa has an area of 258 sqm / 2,776 sqft and comes with the most astounding al fresco bathroom with soaking tub we’ve seen. The villa also has a dining sala and a 24-hour Private Villa Host to help with your requests. It also comes with a wine fridge if you’re in the mood for a nightcap.

The Sunset Beach Pool Villa starts at $2,116 USD per night but if you book for the off-season or months in advance, the price can fall to $1,500 USD or even lower.

Beach House 6: Deluxe Sunset Beach Villa with Pool at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

Beach residences at the resort. Photo Credit: Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives via Google Images

Located in Haa Alifu Atoll, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives boasts some of the largest luxury villas in Maldives, while all beachfront villas have their own private slice of the beach. The resort is 75 minutes from Velana International Airport via seaplane.

The resort’s Deluxe Sunset Beach Villa with Pool spans a generous 190 sqm, complete with a separate living and dining area. It also has a jacuzzi bathtub that sits in quite the spacious bathroom as well. Per night, the room starts at $1,148 USD and can go even lower if you book for a much later date months down the line, up to $765 USD.

Beach House 7: Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

An aerial shot of the resort. Photo Credit: Sun Siyam Resorts via Google Images

Sporting a villa size of 145 sqm, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives’ Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool is a spacious accommodation for the travelling couple. The resort has a whopping 15 dining venues and an award-winning spa. Located in Noonu Atoll,  a 45 minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport will have you there while you take in the scenic views from above.

The villa has an oversized outdoor terrace and a garden, making for some fantastic views while you relax on the deck. There’s also a gazebo aimed right at the beach for you to take in the views as the ocean breeze washes over you. 

The daily rate starts at $971 USD and goes down if booked early on but will go up if you decide to book your trip during the holiday season.

Beach House 8: Deluxe Beach Pavilion with Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Overwater accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Photo Credit: Kiwi Collection via Google Images

A quick 25 minute speedboat ride will have you at one of the finest establishments in Maldives. The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is located in North Male’ Atoll and has solidified their reputation as a titan in the Maldivian tourism space.

Their Deluxe Beach Pavilion with Pool is the perfect mix of privacy and white chic design, adding in hints of Maldivian design as well. The room spans 55 sqm / 592 sqft and is just a few steps from the shoreline. A private garden hosts a day-bed gazebo for you to look out into the ocean, a pool for you to cool off and floor-to ceiling windows let sunshine in to brighten up your stay.

The room is available for an average nightly rate of $904 USD with the Maldives Summer Escapes offer and $1,129 USD with the Bed and Breakfast offer.

Beach House 9: Sunset Beach Villa at Royal Island Resort & Spa Maldives

The main pool at Royal Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Photo Credit: Tripadvisor via Google Images

Royal Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located at Baa Atoll, with a 15 minute speedboat ride bridging the gap from Velana International Airport. Their Sunset Beach Villa has the most mesmerising views as night rolls around and provides a bit more privacy and space from the other units. 

A private terrace allows for sunset gazing in comfort, with the beach being a few feet away. The bedroom is made with wooden panelling, mirroring a cabin tucked away in a snowy mountain, an aesthetic rarely seen in Maldives. With it being 57 sqm, the villa can comfortably host two adults and is known to be made for couples.

The villa goes for a nightly rate of $877 USD for their Full Board meal plan and $1,077 USD for their Premium All Inclusive meal plan.

Beach House 10: Premium Beach Villa at Bandos Maldives

Bandos Maldives in all its glory. Photo Credit: Bandos Maldives via Google Images

The Premium Beach Villa at Bandos Maldives consists of two floors: the ground floor has a sun deck with chairs, a living area, a bathroom and a jacuzzi with a garden and outdoor shower. The top floor has a toilet, a bedroom and a balcony, with stairway access leading directly to the bedroom.

Bandos Maldives is located at North Male’ Atoll and is a short 10 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. This is one of the first resorts to open in Maldives in 1972, shortly after the country was opened up for tourism. They have been continuously running since then without any issues and hsa become a favourite of all who spend their time here.

‘We had the best holiday ever from start to finish. The resort is top notch, very friendly staff, food was amazing. The guys in the diving centre were very nice and helpful. we had a couple of amazing dives, which we certainly will not forgot. A special thank you to the barman at the pool bar (Manjula Suraj), who made sure that we were well looked after. We definitely will return…. Thank you.’ – Worldtraveler Internationall via Tripadvisor

Our stay at the Maldives resort was nothing short of paradise! Our villa offered breathtaking views, and the crystal-clear turquoise waters were a daily delight. The staff’s warmth and attention to detail added a personal touch to our experience. From the vibrant coral reefs to the gourmet dining, every aspect was simply enchanting. A dream destination that exceeded our expectations. Can’t wait to return to this tropical haven! – Pavlo via

The Beach Houses as a Whole

Each of these beach houses has their own unique look, feel and personality to them, while still maintaining an air of Maldivian influence in their designs. The use of wood for some, thatched roof for others and design & interior choices shapes these villas in a perfect island light.

If you’re looking to ease your wallet a little bit, it would be wise to check out their offers when you’re booking your trip to Maldives:

  • Waldorf Astoria Maldives’ Live Unforgettable offer: Savings for a 4 night stay and above, return yacht transfers and more.
  • Soneva Jani Maldives’ Soneva Unlimited offer: Everything Soneva Jani has to offer on a daily basis for a certain price.
  • One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives’ A Reethi Romance offer: An offer for couples travelling together.
  • Anantara Kihavah Maldives’ Best of Maldives offer: Daily breakfast & dinner, champagne bottle on arrival and more.
  • Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives’ Island Honeymoon at Hideaway offer: 40% to 45% discount on room, spa services and more.
  • Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives’ Book Early & Save More offer: 25% discount on all villas, 20% discount on spa services and more.
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa’s Paradise Twice offer: Dual stay at two Four Seasons resorts with a minimum 6 night booking.
  • Royal Island Resort & Spa Maldives’ Free-Spirited Families offer: Kids stay for free, 20% off for one à la carte dinner and more.

Booking Tips for Maldives Beach Houses

If you’re looking to make the most of your trip to Maldives, ensure that you make your booking months in advance to save on money. We recommend a leeway of 6 months to one year to maximise on savings.

You should also consider the time of year you want to come over. Booking for December will have you spending the most amount of money, as a lot of tourists come to Maldives for the holidays. If you make your booking for the dry / sunny season in Maldives (January to March), it’ll be a bit less expensive compared to the holiday season. If you want the most bang for your buck, try booking during the wet / rainy season in Maldives (mid-May to November)

Even though it would be the rainy season, it doesn’t rain that much in Maldives so it would still be a safe bet to make your booking for that time of year.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of the 10 best Maldives beach houses. If you’re looking for more details on these properties, click the links in the ‘The Beach Houses as a Whole’ section for the full details so that you’re well informed.

To make your booking that much faster, easier and more worthwhile on your bank account, make your booking via MadlyMaldives for the best holiday experience!