5 Best Underwater Hotels In Maldives - Updated 2024

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Experience true luxury in the Maldives! Known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and luxurious overwater accommodations, Maldives is a top destination for tourists from all over the world. Visit the populous capital of the country, Malé, to delve into the rich culture and history of Maldives. Water sports enthusiasts will love the diving spots at Banana Reef, Maanta Point, and Fish Head. Want to witness some magic? Check out Vaadhoo Island, known for the phenomenon “Sea of Stars”, which makes the waves emanate a blue glow in the moonlight.

For accommodations in this marvellous tourist destination, you will be able to choose from a wide range of underwater and waterfront accommodations offering amazing views of sea creatures. Scroll down to discover the best underwater hotels in Maldives for a splendid vacation.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, amenities, and underwater location. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. The Muraka - Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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Posted by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The perfect luxury accommodation to spend your vacation in, The Muraka - Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers rooms completely submerged underwater, with a 180-degree glass dome above your bed for you to experience marvellous views. Open your eyes each morning to the wonders of the ocean and be gently lulled to sleep under the blue canopy, featuring beautiful sea creatures. There’s an overwater spa where you can enjoy pampering massages and yoga sessions are also offered here.

Additionally, the resort comes with infinity pools perfectly complementing the clear blue waters of the ocean.

The Muraka - Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Address: Rangali Island, 20077, Maldives

Star Rating: 5 Stars

Travelers Review: 4.5 (from 52 reviews)

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Accommodations with underwater facilities

2. Huvafen Fushi (from USD 1696)

A luxury resort located in the North Malé Atoll, Huvafen Fushi offers each guest a spacious bungalow to call their home for the duration of their stay. Each of the lovely bungalows overlooks the ocean and comes with private pools.

Relax at the underwater spa while indulging in rejuvenating massages. You may also enjoy delicious seafood meals at the overwater restaurant, Feeling Koi. At night, before returning to your comfy room, try some night fishing to make your stay more memorable.

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Huvafen Fushi

Wifi Available

Address: North Male Atoll, PO Box 2017
25.36 km (15.8 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace

3. Hurawalhi Island Resort (from USD 904)

Here at this tranquil waterfront resort, you can look forward to a unique dining experience unlike anywhere else - dining under the sea! Hurawalhi Island Resort boasts 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the largest underwater restaurant in the world.

Aside from that, the resort comes with an outdoor swimming pool with a spectacular view of the ocean. After enjoying fun activities on the beach, which is just a minute’s walk from the property, you can retire to the fully furnished rooms that come with flatscreens and private bathrooms.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Hurawalhi Island Resort Lhaviyani Atoll
145.49 km (90.5 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

4. Niyama Private Islands Maldives (from USD 1155)

Home to the world’s first underwater nightclub, Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives has something for every traveller. Enjoy dancing the night away under the ocean for a surreal experience.

More adventurous travellers can ask the butlers to assist them in booking guided snorkelling trips, sunset cruises, manta ray snorkelling, and fishing trips. Dine to your heart’s content at the underwater restaurant, Subsix, which is also the first of its kind. The restaurant is famous for its champagne breakfasts and glow parties. The rooms in this resort are spacious, bright, and feature spectacular ocean views.

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Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Olhuveli
183.58 km (114.1 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Garden

5. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas (from USD 3105)

Relax in your own private villa at the luxurious Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. With villas overlooking the blue ocean, you will be able to enjoy wonderful views all day. Additionally, the villas come with private infinity pools.

For ultimate relaxation, indulge in the hotel’s overwater spa. Thrill-seeking travellers may indulge in water sports and snorkelling activities that are available at the hotel. Dine in bliss at SEA, the hotel’s underwater restaurant, a place offering delectable seafood and spectacular views.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Wifi Available

Address: Kihavah Huravalhi Island
131.32 km (81.6 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

Experience the beauty of the sea up close

Enjoy magical experiences, from dancing to your heart’s content in an underwater nightclub to getting pampered at an underwater spa. You may also just relax and sunbathe in private beachfront villas and take in the views of the crystal clear waters that the Maldives are best known for. Use this article as a guide to experience an unforgettable holiday in the Maldives.

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