4 stunning beachfront villas in Maldives that rival the overwater bungalows

Most people think luxury resort accommodation in the Maldives consists of only overwater bungalow villas, however every resort in the Maldives offer beach front villas that are equally beautiful, if staying over water is not an option.

Sure the Overwater bungalows in the Maldives are very popular for honeymooning and couples looking for a private retreat with the water at your doorstep. But for families looking for that memorable holiday of a lifetime, staying in an overwater bungalow is obviously not recommended with young children. However that doesn’t mean you need to find another destination. Most of the resorts dotted around the small Indian Ocean Atolls offer equally luxurious bungalow villas with stunning ocean views.

Here is our RoomCritic pick of 4 luxury beach front resort villas in the Maldives just as stunning as any of the overwater bungalows.

North Malé Atoll Maldives

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort - North Malè Atoll, Maldives Beachfront Villas 23 and 35

The lush, tropical resort features 48 villas sprinkled across the coconut palm filled gardens. The Beachfront Villas are conveniently located right on the pristine white sand beach, and offer intimate beach access as well as your own private garden and outdoor pool.

The two galleries of photos and video below, are taken by people who have stayed and visited the resort. Both galleries feature the same room type but taken at different times by different guests and give you a real sense of what you can expect when you get there.

The Beachfront Pool Villa Rooms 23 and 35 at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort are both situated on the northern side of the Island. There are 12 Beachfront Pool Villas in total. Click through to the galleries below on RoomCritic to see photos and video of eachBeachfront Pool Villa room taken by people who have stayed here.

1. Beachfront Pool Villa 23

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2. Beachfront Pool Villa 35

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The map below shows the layout of the resort and the placement of all Beachfront and Ocean View Villas.

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Laamu Atoll Maldives

Six Senses Laamu Resort

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Beautifully remote, yet easily accessible by plane and boat from Malé, Six Senses Laamu is set in a lagoon where dolphins swim along the sandy shoreline. With a total of 97 villas set over-water and on the palm-fringed island, there are all the creature comforts, plus a choice of overwater lounges and restaurants and amazing excursion experiences.

Lush forest surrounds these stylishly sustainable beach villas in utmost privacy. Plumped up beach loungers have been strategically placed for sunshine and shade between the sparkling lagoon and the high ceilinged retreat. Enjoy an open-air branch-encircled shower or outdoor bath after relaxing in the private garden area. Take in the views from treetop deck which features a comfortable seating and dining area.

The two Beach Villa room galleries are photos and video taken by people who have stayed and visited the resort.

3. Lagoon Beach Villa 91

The Lagoon Beach Villas at Six Senses Laamu are situated on the northern side of the Island. There are 12 Lagoon Beach Villas in total. Click through to the Lagoon Beach Villa Room 91 gallery on RoomCritic to see photos and video of the Beach Villa taken by people who have stayed here.

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4. Ocean Beach Villa 85

The Ocean Beach Villas at Six Senses Laamu are situated on the southern side of the Island. There are 14 Lagoon Beach Villas in total. Click through to the Lagoon Beach Villa Room 85 gallery on RoomCritic to see photos and video of the Beach Villa taken by people who have stayed here.

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The map below shows the layout of the resort and the placement of all overwater bungalow villas as well as the Beach and Ocean Villas.

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Many of RoomCritic’s photo galleries and photos displayed have been created and taken by the general public. Unfortunately, RoomCritic cannot guarantee the absolute accuracy of the location and room types for images displayed in any of those publicly created galleries. If you have any queries about room types, please contact the hotel or resort directly.

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