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Splash into Luxury: A Guide to the Maldives' Best Private Pools 


What could be more luxurious than slipping into your own private pool in your Maldives villa or suite while you stay in one of the most sought-after destinations on Earth? 

The Maldives is a phenomenal archipelago located in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s here in this slice of paradise you’ll find luxurious resorts that are perfect for family fun or romantic escapes, featuring overwater villas and beachfront suites with private swimming pools. If this is a bucket-list destinations for you, take it up a notch with our guide to the best private pools in the Maldives and where to find them. 

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Patina Maldives 

The eco-friendly Patina Maldives – located in the gorgeous Fari Islands archipelago – boasts the quintessential white sand beaches and turquoise ocean views that the Maldives is renowned for, with the added bonus of designer-led buildings and bespoke artwork. It’s a true feast for the eyes. 

The resort features both beachside and overwater villas with contemporary fittings, private gardens, terraces, outdoor bathtubs, rain-showers and huge floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that look over the tropical landscape. They all (except for the studios) feature a beautiful private pool where you can cool off in after a long day of island explorations. Grab your complimentary bottle of bubbly and relax on comfy lounges by your large in-ground pool.  Whether you choose a sunset-view villa or prefer to rise early for the sunrise, you’ll see spectacular scenery of the ocean, lagoon, beach or lush gardens.  

The Standard 

In the heart of the calm Raa Atoll, The Standard Resort on romantic Huruvalhi Island provides a luxurious treat for travellers who seek a splash of luxury. This resort offers guests a unique experience with spacious overwater, beach or lagoon villas decked out with of colourful decor, eclectic furnishings and even disco balls in the bathrooms! All these stunning villas feature large private decks, deep bathtubs, direct access to the beach, lagoon or ocean and, of course, beautiful infinity plunge pools.  

Flanked by sun lounges and created with coral reef-coloured tiles and stones, each plunge pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy spectacular views of the tropical surrounds. Savour a cocktail or a floating breakfast while lazing on the in-pool shallow step surface, before stepping out of your pool and climbing down the nearby ladder which leads directly into the colourful house reef. Beach villa guests can step straight onto the sand and take a quick stroll down to the shoreline. Located mere steps from your villa, enjoy the spectacular views from your private pool day or night, sunrise or sunset. 

LUX* South Ari Atoll 

The blissful LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort is located in the South Ari Atoll Marine and Nature Reserve on Dhidhdhoofinolhu Island. The resort’s opulent accommodation options include overwater and beachside villas with large, light-filled spaces that bring the outside world in. All villas feature comfortable, modern fittings, huge bathtubs or jacuzzis, large decks or terraces and direct access to the water or beach. Most options also have a glorious private infinity pool surrounded by a deck and flanked by either comfy day beds or bird's nest swings.  

Designed to offer luxury, relaxation and seclusion, the pools in the beach villas are surrounded by high walls and serene decking areas. There’s no better place to enjoy a good book or take a mid-afternoon nap.  

Soneva Fushi 

The dreamy Soneva Fushi is located on the calm and picturesque Kunfunadhoo Island, an oasis of lush jungle  surrounded by sparkling ocean. This sumptuous resort is luxury all the way while simultaneously boasting a distinct Robinson Crusoe style. In fact, some of the resort’s villas are even named after the famed Daniel Defoe character. 

Soneva’s exciting villas include overwater, beachfront or jungle hideaway options, all designed in a traditional village style. Each feature sun-soaked terraces, outdoor bathrooms and spacious layouts, but best of all, each include a private infinity pool. Some of the overwater villas also have waterslides straight into the ocean below. 

Pool views vary, but whichever villa you choose, you can rest assured you’ll be blessed with sweeping sunrise or sunset ocean views, picturesque beach vistas or lush jungle panoramas. You might like to enjoy a floating breakfast in your pool in the morning, and cap off the day watching the sunset from your comfortable poolside daybed. 

For more dreamy Maldives inspiration, read Which Maldives Resort is Best for You? 

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