10 Best Beach Houses In Maldives - Updated 2023

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Many people dream of going on a vacation to the Maldives at least once in their lifetime. This island country offers more than just pristine beaches and a pleasant tan-inducing climate. The waves of Gaafu Dhaalu are always ripe for a surfer’s picking, and the marine biodiversity of the Maldives makes it a paradise for scuba divers and nature lovers alike. Further adding to your experience is the uniqueness of every island, from the lively urban vibes of Malé to the quiet setting of Kandolhu. Residential centers like Dhiffushi are also easily accessible and provides you with an authentic taste of local Maldivian life. A great accommodation can help you make the most of your trip to the Maldives. Read on for a list of the best beach houses in Maldives for a very enjoyable vacation.

1. Beachfront villa 30 minutes from Malé (from USD 575)

This villa is spacious, fully air-conditioned, and has three bedrooms. It lies in a quiet location right next to a beach that provides a comfortable island feel. It is large enough to accommodate an entire family or a large group of vacationers. Everyone can hang out on the patio or in the open dining area. Guests are provided with free WiFi, parking space, laundry facilities, a well-equipped kitchen area, and beach access. An elevator is also available for accessibility.

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Malé, Male, Maldives
88.56 km (55.1 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
28 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

2. Beautiful penthouse in Malé with terrace (from USD 220)

This property is a fully air-conditioned two-bedroom penthouse on the beachfront. Offering amazing views, it comes with a wide terrace and a saltwater pool where you can get a quick soak before heading to the beach. The modern interiors are well lit and come with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a dedicated workspace. Guests are also provided with TV and WiFi access, and parking is available within the premises.

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Malé, Male, Maldives
88.4 km (55.0 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

3. Cozy rental unit in Malé with sea views (from USD 69)

This rental unit is situated in front of the beach and offers spectacular views of the sea. The unit has one bedroom, a bath, a well-equipped kitchen, and a roomy viewing deck. Guests can access the property through a private entrance. They will also be provided with essentials like toiletries and linens, as well as free WiFi connection, air-conditioning, and cable TV.

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Malé, Male, Maldives
81.73 km (50.8 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was good enough for me
great view from the apartment
cozy apartment with a great view
the apartment is nice and clean and you have a beautiful view from the balcony
it is spacious clean everything brand new stylish and has all amenities needed for a comfortable stay
everything modern and clean
the house is very clean and thoughtfully designed
his place is new and clean
the places is supper clean
a very comfortable place with privacy and crystal clean
the host:katey is a very kind and friendly host
katey is a great host he did all he could to help us and make us feel comfortable
katey is a fantastic host
the host is super nice and very very helpful
katey is a very good host
a wonderful place close to the airport of maladives
it's close to the beach for relaxation swimming and snorkeling
a superb location away from male’s hustle and bustle and yet at a stone’s throw
nice place to stay not far from the airport and very good for this price
peaceful place with less population
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4. Comfortable guest house in Maalhos (from USD 110)

Situated in Maalhos, this guest house is nearly surrounded by white sand beaches and lies close to lagoons and diving spots, where sea turtles, manta rays, and whale sharks are endemic. It provides guests easy access to popular activities, such as dolphin cruises, sandbar picnics, fishing, snorkeling, and octopus hunting. This property is also close to popular resorts, such as Soneva Fushi.

The guest house’s amenities guarantee a comfortable stay. Guests will have access to a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, WiFi, and children’s toys and equipment, including a crib and a high chair.

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Maalhos, Ba Maalhos Maldives, Maldives
110.94 km (69.0 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
76 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 19 Beds 16 Guests 13 Bedrooms 14 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with only around 600 locals live here you will feel quite comfortable and free to stay
the rooms are cleaned with fresh linen and towels (even beach towels) whenever you want
the accommodation is basic but clean and all that you need
rooms are clean and equiped with everything what you need even bath towels and snorkeling equipment
you the best the beach is clean
water so clean and color like nowhere else in the world
haneef and his friends were the best hosts
haneef proved quite helpful from the start
haneef is an excellent host
the staff was very friendly and helpful
haneef is a very attentive host helpfull and friendly person
it was in the perfect location
ideally located in a lot of interesting place like coral reef sandbank inhabitant island
the ideal place to experience maldives
i will definitely come back and hopefully get a chance to stay at this place once more
hi haneef namaste from india we had a wonderful and a memorable vacation at your place
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5. Chic apartment in Malé with lovely patio (from USD 90)

This one-bedroom apartment is the ideal and tranquil retreat for two. It features everything that you would expect from a Maldives vacation. Plus, it sits in front of a white beach with palm trees and clear waters. Guests can access this unit through a private entrance, and they will be welcomed by its spacious interiors.

It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a working area for laptops, and a terrace with sea views. The patio is dotted with various plants, making it a great spot to unwind. WiFi, cable TV, and air-conditioning are also available for the guests’ comfort and convenience.

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Malé, Male, Maldives
88.08 km (54.8 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
23 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

6. Ocean-themed villa half an hour away from Malé (from USD 291)

This ocean-themed villa is a 30-minute boat ride from Malé. It features a spacious living room and an open-plan kitchen. A total of eight guests can divide themselves among three bedrooms. Outdoors, a patio is available for relaxation. Guests can also hang out in the spacious yard for all sorts of outdoor activities. Moreover, its other amenities include free WiFi, free parking, a hot tub, cable TV, and air-conditioning.

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Malé, Male, Maldives
83.83 km (52.1 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
27 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

7. Romantic studio for two in Huraa

This property is a studio-type rental with marine-themed decorations, and it lies on a beachfront close to Gili Lankanfushi Beach and Paradise Island Beach. All guests get free WiFi, and each room comes with a bathroom with a shower. Recreation is available in the form of bicycle rentals and tour assistance.

For the guests’ gastronomic needs, local food is served in the on-site restaurant, snacks and coffee are sold in the on-site cafe, and the bar sells all sorts of liquor. For an extra fee, guests can also enjoy a breakfast buffet daily.

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Huraa, MV
2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Keyla Inn, Thulusdhoo Island

This beachfront inn offers a standard non-smoking room with one queen-sized bed, a full bathroom, and a lawn with a garden that guests can access for a relaxing stroll. Its amenities include free WiFi, ironing facilities, air-conditioning, and essentials such as water, linens, and toiletries. A daily continental breakfast comes complimentary with your booking, and the lobby provides other services such as a computer station, express checkout, and newspapers.

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Thulusdhoo Island, MV
2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Air-conditioned bungalow on the shores of Ukulhas

Located right on the beach of Ukulhas, this air-conditioned two-bed bungalow with an en-suite bathroom is perfect for four guests. It is also conveniently situated near local restaurants and grocery stores. Guests can relax in the property’s garden and enjoy various amenities on site, such as free WiFi, a TV, laundry facilities, and parking. The staff is friendly and can recommend activities in the area or give you an island tour around Ukulhas.

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Ukulhas, North Central Province, Maldives
32.68 km (20.4 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
appartment exactly like on the pictures and very clean
chiko and his crew are very friendly and helpful
you cannot get that kind of personalised entertainment anywhere else
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10. Luxury villa in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll

This villa sits right on the waters and just across the island’s white sand beach. It features access to two outdoor pools, a diving spot, and five dining and drinking options. Each air-conditioned villa comes with a private bathroom with a spa bathtub and a viewing deck. Good for two guests, it also comes with various amenities, including Nespresso machines, a satellite TV, and a minibar.

Spa facilities, a fitness center, and a tennis court are available in the resort where this villa is located.

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Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives
65.41 km (40.7 mi) from Mathiveri Shipwreck
1 review   Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Stay where you feel at home

A vacation in the Maldives only comes once in a lifetime for many travelers, which means it is important that they make the most out of their stay in the islands. You will surely want to carefully choose a booking that not only provides you with that much-needed shelter during your stay, but also a comfortable home away from home. Look no further and stay in one of the beach houses listed in this article.

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