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Discover our top 10 overwater villas in the world, from the pristine turquoise lagoons of French Polynesia to the remote atolls of the Maldives. Whether you’re looking for your own private pool, direct lagoon access, or breathtaking views, these luxurious overwater villas are nothing short of spectacular.
BY Alicia Causton
Luxtripper Travel Editor

Here's our top picks for the best overwater villas in the World!

JOALI, The Maldives

With luxurious and modern interiors, the Water Villa with Pool at JOALI is the perfect escape for couples and honeymooners. Offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, you can soak in the sun from your spacious infinity pool and fully furnished sundeck or take a swim in the lagoon from the steps leading directly into the crystal-clear water. 

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts, French Polynesia

With contemporary interiors, the Pool Overwater Villa at Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts offers spectacular views across Bora Bora’s lagoon, where you can enjoy mesmerising sunsets from the privacy of your own sundeck. The villa features a private plunge pool, catamaran net and sun loungers, as well as a modern bathroom with a luxury standalone bathtub.  

Soneva Jani, The Maldives

One of the most iconic overwater villas in the Maldives, Soneva Jani's One-Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide boasts a large outdoor sundeck, a private freshwater pool, a sunken dining area, catamaran nets and direct access to the lagoon. With a bright and contemporary interior, the roof in the master bedroom is retractable with a simple touch of button, allowing you to enjoy romantic nights stargazing from the comfort of your king-sized bed.  

Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

With a spacious private sundeck equipped with comfortable furnishings, the Overwater Bungalows at Bawah Reserve are rustic with a tropical décor, offering beautiful views across the turquoise lagoon and surrounding islands. Enjoy steps leading directly into the lagoon with snorkelling equipment included in the bungalow, a tropical outdoor shower, and a standalone bathtub.  

Conrad Bora Bora Nui, French Polynesia

With bright, contemporary interiors, Conrad Bora Bora Nui’s Royal Pool Overwater Villa boasts elegant and luxurious furnishings, with certain villas offering views of Mount Otemanu. The villa features a four-poster bed, a spacious private pool, and an overwater catamaran net, as well as steps leading into the lagoon.  

Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi, The Maldives

Boasting an elegant and warm-toned interior, the Grand Water Sunset Villa at Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi is spacious and luxurious, ideal for those seeking a romantic getaway. As well as an expansive bedroom with a four-poster bed, the villa’s spacious bathroom features an oversized copper standalone bathtub that overlooks the turquoise lagoon. Spend your days on your private sundeck, cooling off in your infinity pool, or relaxing in the netted hammock-style chair. 

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

The Two-Bedroom Overwater Villa with Private Pool at Song Saa Private Island is the ideal escape for families, couples, or friends travelling together. Enjoy beautiful ocean views from your fully- furnished private sundeck and generously sized private pool, or unwind after a day in the sun and peacefully watch the sunset from your oversized sunken bathtub.

Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts, French Polynesia

With interiors influenced by a traditional Polynesian style, the Taha’a Overwater Suite at Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts boasts a romantic seating area to watch the sunset and a wooden-style bathroom with a separate bathtub. Relax on your private sundeck while soaking in the sun or take a dip in the lagoon directly from your villa.  

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji

The Overwater Bures at Likuliku Lagoon Resort are proudly Fiji's first and only authentic overwater bures, situated on the edge of a fringing reef within a protected marine sanctuary. With only 10 bures, these exclusive retreats feature a private sundeck, separate bathing pavilion, and steps leading directly into the lagoon. 

Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts, French Polynesia

Set atop a calm, turquoise lagoon, the Overwater Suite at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts offers spacious interiors in a traditional Polynesian style, with a living room and bathroom with a large wooden bathtub. Enjoy snorkelling directly from your villa and peaceful evenings unwinding on the sundeck. 

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