I have seen countless pictures of water villas in the Maldives and literally drooled over how incredible it looked. With it’s crystal clear waters, 5 star resort facilities and a private water bungalow over looking some of the most beautiful fish. I never ever thought I would be lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay in one (teacher salaries aren’t great) but my wonderful husband booked this trip shortly after we got engaged and we spent the year saving up for this once in a life time holiday and my dreams became a reality.
We stayed in a water villa for seven glorious nights at Reethi Beach Resort on Baa Atoll. We were lucky enough to get a villa right at the end of all the others and with no rocks near our ladder into the water we couldn’t have asked for a better room. The water villas are designed in such a way that they are very private, even though you have a neighbour you would never know until you get off your ladder and swim out. It really does feel like your very own slice of paradise.
From the moment I stepped onto the path that leads to the water villas I knew this was something special, the room was big and the bed faced out towards the ocean, there was huge bi fold doors that opened out to the decent sized balcony where a table and chairs sat along with two sun loungers and the unmistakable view of endless crystal clear waters. Every morning our room was cleaned and every evening while we ate our dinner the bed was turned down and each evening we came home to find a lovely pattern or heart carefully folded into the sheet. One evening when we returned from our ‘romantic candle lit meal’ there were fresh flowers all over the bed and a huge heart, so lovely!
It was clear to see just how great the sea life was just from standing on the balcony, there was an endless stream of weird and wonderful fish swimming by and it was the perfect snorkelling spot right on the reef. We spent a week in the water villa and while my husband went diving I laid on the sun lounger and read three books, wrote my travel journal daily (which is something I struggle with usually whilst away), had afternoon naps and just stared out into the beautiful ocean. The water villas were so well placed on the island that you got the fantastic sunsets in the evenings and the shade early morning.
If you ever get the opportunity and the funds to stay in a water villa do it because I can tell you you will not be disappointed. Water villas at Reethi Beach Resort start at around £300 per night with breakfast. It does sound a lot but if you are going to go the Maldives or a similar destination it is a must do. If we are ever to return we would stay in a beach villa as the price difference is huge and I feel now we have experienced it I can now just cherish the memories but never say never!
Have you ever stayed in a water villa?
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