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Maldives Water vs Beach Villas

The Maldives islands are perhaps the most beautiful and romantic places on earth. Its no wonder the Maldives is a honeymooner’s favourite with its seclusion, tranquillity and stunning beaches. Home to the famous water villas and beach villas, you can wake up to a view of the crystal clear Indian Ocean or sun-kissed beaches.

If you are having trouble deciding on whether to opt for a luxurious beach villa or a magnificent water villa then you have come to the right place. We are proud to say that our travel advisers are some of the best in the business and are happy to share impartial advice with all our customers.

One question we are always being asked by customers is- which is better, a Maldives beach villa or a water villa? Using the great knowledge, expertise and experience our travel experts have, we can share the pros and cons of each with everyone.

Beach Villas Pros:
• The beach villas give you direct access to the beach.
• There is easy access from the beach to the sea.
• Some beach villas have private garden meaning extra privacy.
• Some beach villas have outdoor bathrooms in walled gardens making it more romantic.
• Easy access to all island facilities yet still quite secluded.
• You can move your sun bed around depending on the movement of the sun.

Beach Villa Cons:
• Having a private garden can cause obstructed views.
• Other people can walk directly past your villa making it less private. However if you have your own garden then it will help prevent this.
• You might be able to hear unwanted noises from people passing by your villa or from the resort’s bars and restaurants.

Water Villas Pros:
• Tend to be quite private.
• You can enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea.
• Some people feel water villas are more romantic.
• Some water villas have glass-panelled floors, which means you can watch the sea life beneath you.
• There is direct access to the sea.
• You can relax on your own personal lounge deck with sun beds.

Water Villa Cons:
• Water villas can be a long way from the resort’s main facilities such as the restaurants and bars.
• They can be poorly lit at night
• Your personal lounge deck might not be facing the sun and therefore might be in the shade half the time.
• At low tides the water beneath you can be too shallow to get into the ocean or see the sealife beneath you.
• The steps leading into the ocean can be made out of steel making them slippery to climb in and out of the water.
• Can cause sea sickness for some people.

So whether you're swaying towards a water villa or a beach villa, let us help you plan your Maldives holiday today.

Maldives Water vs Beach Villas

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