It’s the timeless question we all ask our selves when we’re thinking of a trip to the Maldives: should I have my own little private beach to soak up the sun, or jump off my deck from my overwater villa into the turquoise ocean below?

We’ve all seen the amazing images of the Maldives’ overwater villas and dreamt of staying there but the question is: is it worth it? The simple answer is it all depends. It depends on you, on the resort you’re going to stay at and the specific villa you’re going to stay in. There are, however, a few key things to know before answering the all-important question.

One thing to be aware of when making the decision is just how significantly the cost can vary depending on which resort you choose to stay in. The choice you’re making on the upgrade could be anything between just a few hundred pounds up to a few thousand and even in certain cases such as Six Senses Laamu Resort & Hotel and Constance Halaveli an overwater villa in the Maldives can actually be the cheaper of the two. This will undoubtedly be a crucial issue in your decision making process.

When in the Maldives you will most likely be spending as much time in your villa as any other holiday you may go on so an essential thing is going to be how you will be spending your downtime. Whether you are on your honeymoon or taking the kids with you on a family holiday one thing for sure is that you going to want some quiet time with just you and your loved one. Whilst it is wonderful to spend time with a sunset drink out on the deck together I can’t overstate just how much more special it is to be able to have those sundowners in your very own pool. So if we’re in agreement of the importance of having your own pool then we now just need to know what that pool should lead to, the beach or the ocean?

There is a major difference between a hotel room on the water and an overwater villa in the Maldives. A truly special overwater villa can make for an unforgettable holiday. So where are these special overwater villas I hear you ask? Well look no further than the Laamu Water Villas at Six Senses Laamu Resort & Hotel. A lazy couch area in which to unwind, a dining area with glass floors so you can gaze upon the marine life below as you dine and most importantly a great size pool all looking out across the calm waters of the Indian ocean. It’s all about value for money when talking about upgrades and Six Senses Laamu is one which definitely does offer you great value for money and a holiday which most certainly will be one to remember.

If you’re laughing at the sheer possibility of ever being able to afford an overwater Pool Villa in the Maldives, then don’t worry there is no need to put a line through the Maldives as a destination for you. Opening up the sliding doors of your spacious beach villa, feeling the sand between your toes and walking directly into the warm Maldivian waters in front of you will definitely put a smile on your face and can come with a surprisingly smaller price tag than you may think. If this is sounding more like you, then Velassaru Resort should definitely be on your radar. For me, the Beach Pool Villas are unquestionably great value and you’ll be sure to enjoy your slice of island life here.

So is it worth the extra money? Well, every situation is different and that is where we as Turquoise Travel Specialists come in. We endeavour to understand what will best suit you and to tailor-make the trip to ensure that you are getting the best possible experience.

Whether it’s a beach or an overwater villa, one thing is for certain: you will most definitely be wanting to return to the Maldives. Discover your choice of accommodation in the Maldives.


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