Star rating: 5 stars Set in the Noonu Atoll in the northwest Maldives, each villa here has its own infinity pool, multiple private terraces, and a shaded outdoor dining area—something akin to an overwater bungalow mansion. Each overwater villa has its own infinity pool, outdoor rain shower, and hammock and is adorned with carefully chosen, eco-inspired artwork like those featuring manta rays or underwater coral. In the Palafito private bungalows, in the exclusive restaurant designated for Palafito guests only, and even in the spa. Conrad hotels, a boutique extension of Hilton, went all out with the overwater—and underwater—Muraka Villa at Conrad Maldives. Known as a little bit out of the way and secluded, guests seem to really love the off the beaten path feel of this resort. AFAR's picks for the dreamiest overwater bungalows start in Belize and Sweden, head to the Maldives, and go around the world—including surprising options in Cambodia and Malaysia. Book now: conradmaldives.com or through your travel advisor. Arctic Bath, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, offers a standout experience with six overwater cabin options. Rooms also include a kingsize bed and a daybed, an entertainment system, a minibar, jacuzzi, air conditioning, iPad for guest use, Wi-Fi and 24 hour room service. Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows meanwhile are located at the end of the jetty, direct lagoon access and a guaranteed sunset view. Though there are nearby activities and excursions to enjoy such as kayaking, catamaran sailing, fishing, parasailing, scuba diving and paddleboarding, guests will find plenty to do on-site. Our suite, like the others, was spacious and comfortable enough for two people, with a comfortable bed, nice indoor and outdoor showers, back deck chairs, table, love seat sofa, plunge pool and a nice private water landing area/beds for maximum sun. All stays at Bawah Reserve include one spa treatment per day. A fine location and resort for honeymooners and the like, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is located on a long island east of the main Bora Bora island. The overall design was inspired by a traditional Polynesian village, so it feels perfectly at home in the South Pacific waters. Sustainability is also front of mind here: Choose to offset your carbon footprint with Joali’s offerings or learn about the hotel’s coral garden and nursery. Book now: chevalblanc.com or through your travel advisor. Kudadoo is a fully solar-powered private island with just 15 overwater residences, designed with a Japanese aesthetic by Yuji Yamazaki. Every Palafitos | Overwater Bungalows offers extraordinary views of spectacular sunrises and stunning sunsets uniquely situated just off the sugary white sands of Maroma Beach - Voted by Travel Channel as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. A newer resort out of the group with large rooms, countless amenities and a private island feeling, the Six Senses Laamu- Maldives is a great choice for those looking for a room around the US$1,000 per night mark. A mid size resort and a big name, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is outfitted for those who seek nothing but the best. For those who are curious about the ocean around them, there’s an on-site marine biology lab to enjoy. If scuba isn’t your thing, try the snorkeling, fly fishing, jungle trips, and tours of Mayan ruins for a bit of historic context. Each room also features light, airy colors, floor to ceiling glass doors, a king size bed, an outdoor table, a sofa, a writing desk, two full bathrooms, a deep soaking tub with an amazing ocean view and a private bar and espresso machine. Each of the ultra-luxurious overwater bungalows at Sandals comes with its own private butler, infinity pool and well-stocked mini bar, meaning you won’t have to move far to experience this piece of paradise in the Caribbean. Explore some of the world's best scuba-diving while staying at Caya Espanto. Enjoy the spacious terrace with private infinity pool, the catamaran nets and sun lounges. Guests will also find several different restaurants and bars to enjoy, a 24 hour concierge, morning and evening yoga classes, an infinity edge pool, a gym and a spa situated on its own private island. ABF Overwater Pool Villa. Reviews are also very strong and prove how this resort truly is one of the best. Reviews are strong with a few stating that this resort is their favorite out of all the resorts available in the Maldives. 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