Getting one of the 4 bedroom villas in the Maldives is not the conventional way to spend your time there, but it’s definitely a great option. Who says the Maldives is only for honeymooners? This gorgeous piece of paradise deserves to be enjoyed by all types of travelers, and getting a multiple-bedroom villa is a great way to do so.
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There are so many usages for these types of villas. First, you have the obvious case of an extended family with more than two children. A great way to spend time together, but have privacy when needed is by getting a bigger villa, maybe even with a living room for game nights and fun time. Please note that if the children are rather small, most resorts are not allowing them in overwater villas for safety reasons, so you’ll have to check out the 4 bedroom beach villas below.
A different reason why you might want a 4-bedroom bungalow in the Maldives would be if traveling with the extended family. Take your children and your parents on your next trip and you’ll have the time of your life. Grandparents can give you a hand with the little ones, children will adore everything in the Maldives, and you’ll have a much-needed break. Plus, time spent together with the multi-generational family will be a treasured memory.
Another great use for a big water villa on this paradise island group would be for four couples traveling together. You can spend as much or as little time together as you’d like, and you’ll get to enjoy the privacy of a secluded villa but the lively feeling of getting together with friends. As you don’t have any children with you, 4-bedroom overwater villas in the Maldives are some of the best solutions for this case.
And last, but not least, you have the case of just a group of friends wanting to enjoy a trip to an exotic paradise. The group can be a mix of couples and singles, or even full of singles. As long as the sleeping arrangements are ok for everyone, this is a great scenario that can work like a charm.
Typical services that are offered to people that get bigger accommodation options here are specialized spa services right under the roof, pools that start right from the living room, slides that end in the Indian Ocean, meals served straight to your dining room, and concierge service available 24/7. Some of the most luxurious ones even have glass floors, a private gym option, personal libraries, and walk-in closets. If you plan everything carefully, you don’t even need to leave the building for the duration of your stay there.
A few tips to limit your expenses
If you’re thinking of getting a four-bedroom villa here, I assume the price is not an issue. Still, why spend more than you have to, if given the choice? So, let’s check a few tips to maybe diminish that hefty bill you’ll get at the end of your trip.
For a trip as expensive as this one, using a cashback app like WayAway Plus is a great option. You will probably make some money back right from the flights, and there’s quite a big chance that you’re going to get more than it costs very quickly.
I made a rough simulation with a return flight from San Francisco to Male and 7 nights at one of the cheapest resorts on the list, and you get the following cashback: about $150 for the accommodation and around $30 for the flights. This already covers the cost of WayAway Plus for a year, and I’m sure you can use it for other trips as well.
Always compare meal plans when it comes to the Maldives. As each island is a resort, you cannot really go to a cheap restaurant. You either buy their meal plans or eat a la carte, but this is rarely an affordable option. So prioritize offers that include at least breakfast and dinner, if you want a better deal.
Breakfast and dinner are quite enough if you’re not a foodie. You can have a later breakfast and an early dinner and you won’t feel the need for lunch, especially if you’re more eager to go on activities than to just eat. If you drink alcohol daily though, look into an all-inclusive package as it will be the best value for you.
As the best season to visit the Maldives is between November and March, try to avoid the entire month of December and the 14th of February as well. The prices around these dates can increase exponentially and there’s a slim chance you’ll find what you wish for.
If you want to save even further, you can even visit the Maldives off-season or during the shoulder season. One of the locals has told me that a good off-season month to visit is July, but make this decision with the full understanding that you might get rainy days on your trip as well.
If you only want to check a water suite for an Instagram post or you really have limited resources, you can choose a standard room for most of your trip and stay in an overwater bungalow for one or two nights only. In the end, the sea is the same, no matter where you sleep at night.
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Before we dive in (see what I did there?), I want to specify that I have checked only the options available on Booking, and I cannot possibly include any prices in the post, as this will differ from one day to the other. You will have to use the provided buttons to get real prices for your estimated time. I also advise you to check the prices on Agoda as well, as they tend to have better prices for all destinations in Asia, in my experience.
My top pick? It’s really hard to pick just one, as they’re all gorgeous! If you’re looking for more options, Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences seems like the best option for you, as it has the most options, including some bungalows with more than 4 bedrooms. The highest review score goes to Gili Lankanfushi Maldives with a whopping 9.6, so check it out as well if you’re aiming for a truly unique experience.
So, without further ado, let’s check out the best 4-bedroom villas in the Maldives!
4 bedroom villas in the Maldives
Beach villas are great for families, as they can be safely used by children and they usually include a private pool so your little ones can play all day long while you enjoy a cocktail (or two). Check out the villas with slides if you really want to get the Parent of the year award from your kids. Plus, let’s be honest here, who doesn’t love a water slide?
Hotel name: Siyam World Maldives Villa name: Four-Bedroom Beach Residence Promising review: "Very clean and comfortable resort. We stayed both at water villas and beach villas as well. The view was amazing. Food is also good and menu was variable enough. The staff is friendly and easy to contact. Our ambassador helped us a lot for island bookings and transfer. We enjoyed our stay fully. Wish to comeback in near future." Beds: 4 double beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.2 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Soneva Jani Villa name: 4 Bedroom Island Reserve With Slide Promising review: "Stunning place! Great service! Exceptional amount of space per villa, especially in Chapter 2. The slide is a lovely add on." Beds: 4 double beds Stars: 5* Rating: 8.9 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Anantara Kihavah Villa name: Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence Promising review: "Everything went well, so well that we stayed an extra week and decided to renew our vows there as well. The place is magical, the staff is incredible, and the service is the best we have ever experienced." Beds: 4 double beds, 4 single beds, 4 sofa beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.6 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences Villa name: Beach Residence 4 Bedrooms Promising review: "There was nothing the staff could not do to make sure we had a wonderful time. From the restaurant staff, to our butler, the spa staff, the housekeeping and front of house; they were all marvellous. The resort was beautiful. It’s a natural beauty on full display. It was a slick operation but felt totally relaxed. It truly felt like “our” island home! We have stayed in some top notch places but the experience of Amilla beats them all. The perfect holiday." Beds: 4 double beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.4 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives Villa name: Four Bedroom Beach Villa Promising review: "If you want to spend some of the best days of your life, then there is no better option than Kuda. The beach is very clean and very beautiful. The food was delicious, especially the breakfast, and the local music on Fridays." Beds: 4 double beds, 4 sofa beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.2 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
4 bedroom overwater villas in the Maldives
Four-bedroom water suites are a great solution for people looking for tranquility and privacy. They quite often include a private pool, a generous living room, and your personal entrance to the ocean. Watch the sunset while sipping a Mojito in your private pool and call it a paradise on Earth!
Hotel name: Soneva Jani Villa name: 4 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide Promising review: "Stunning place! Great service! Exceptional amount of space per villa, especially in Chapter 2. The slide is a lovely add on." Beds: 4 double beds Stars: 5* Rating: 8.9 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Villa name: The Private Reserve Promising review: "There is no wonder why this resort is rated one of the top 10 resorts in the maldives year after year. It really is THE BEST in all aspects." Beds: 4 double beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.6 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Vakkaru Maldives Villa name: The Vakkaru Overwater Residence Promising review: "My stay at Vakkaru was perfection in every sense of the word. Indeed, everything exceeded my expectations from the beginning to the end of my stay (the location, the view, the staff, the food, the spa, etc.)." Beds: 2 double beds, 4 single beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.3 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Villa name: Presidential Water Villa Promising review: "Well, everything was just perfect from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The staff surprised me on my birthday, and they gave us as a gift a floating breakfast & two sunset drinks at Mahurab bar. Food was super delicious." Beds: 2 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed Stars: 5* Rating: 8.6 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
4+ bedroom villas in the Maldives
A special thing I’d never thought I’d write is about these two gorgeous villas in the Maldives, as they have more than four bedrooms! These bungalows look like they would suit a movie star or other celebrity-level guests, and I bet anyone would just LOVE spending even one night here. Check them out below!
Hotel name: Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences Villa name: Family Suite Promising review: "The house reef was one of the best snorkeling ever (saw turtles, sharks, manta, and every fish imaginable, everyday). We were helped enormously by our “khateeb (holiday guide)” in navigating the PCR testing, logistics and organising activities - she was an absolute gem. The reef villa we stayed in was huge, with a brilliant outdoors space and very modern and clean. An ideal resort for family with children!!" Beds: 4 double beds, 2 single beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.4 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
Hotel name: Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences Villa name: The Great Beach Residence 8 Bedrooms Promising review: "The resort was the definition of paradise, so much so we extended our stay. I’ve never been one to visit the same resort twice, but my partner and I both agree that we’d go back in a heartbeat. Amilla’s focus on sustainability and wellness really helped us disconnect from our busy lives, unwind and get in touch with our inner peace." Beds: 6 double beds, 4 single beds Stars: 5* Rating: 9.4 Check availability on Booking here! Check prices on Agoda here!
4 bedroom villas in the Maldives – the takeaway
WOW, that was hard! Not only trying to find the best options for you but looking at all of those pictures without being able to visit them all was quite depressing. I hope you’ll have a great holiday in one of these 4-bedroom water villas in the Maldives. Send me pictures if you manage, I would be delighted to daydream and live vicariously through you.