Best Indian Ocean island villa and bungalow holidays

If you want a special holiday, it’s hard to beat the idyllic luxury that can be found in Indian Ocean resorts. And to make it truly unforgettable, here are some of the best luxury beach villas and overwater bungalows in Mauritius and the Maldives.

Whether you’re on honeymoon, celebrating a significant birthday or anniversary, or simply want to experience the best in unashamed luxury on your next holiday, the Indian Ocean is the destination to explore. And to really make the most of those unbelievable postcard-perfect beaches and pristine waters, choose from luxury villas in Mauritius or a Maldives water bungalow. Follow our suggestions for a selection of the best ones for a guaranteed breathtaking experience.

Kani, 4 Trident Resort with a 5 Trident Exclusive Collection Space

At Kani, situated in a private atoll of the Maldives with 2km of white beaches to explore, you can stay in a luxury overwater suite that will offer multiple opportunities to make your jaw drop, with accommodation suitable for couples and families. If the children are aged 8 years or older, book a stay in the Luxury Exclusive Collection Space of the resort for a suite on stilts over the Indian Ocean. You’ll have direct access to the water below, and can even relax in your bathtub while staring out at the serene laguna in front of you. There are lots of included activities you can take part in on the island too – from trapeze school, sailing and snorkelling – although you might have trouble dragging yourself away from the comfort of your villa.

Recommended Club Med resort: Club Med Kani… where natural wildlife thrives on land and sea

Finolhu Villas, 5 Trident Exclusive Collection Resort

Situated amid a dreamy natural environment, the Finolhu Villas have every angle covered when it comes to the perfect Maldives overwater bungalow holiday. Perhaps the most difficult thing about the entire trip will be deciding if you want to go for a sunrise or sunset overwater villa. Either way, you’ll have direct, private access to the shimmering water surrounding the island. Strictly adults only, these villas also have the Indian Ocean extravagances of outdoor showers, private pools and open-air bathrooms. Or if you’re more of a beach person and never want to be too far away from the sand, the resort also offer beach villas, complete with terraces that feature private pools and outdoor showers. Whichever villa you prefer, for next-level indulgence go all-in and treat yourself to the included butler service. It’s the only possible way to make Maldives all-inclusive water bungalow breaks any more relaxing. Included activities such as yoga classes, beach volleyball and kayaking are available for anyone seeking a spot of action, and, if you fancy swapping one amazing view for another, Finolhu Villas offers guests complete access to the nearby Kani resort.

Recommended Club Med resort: The Finolhu Villas… unspoilt vistas, exceptional dining experiences

La Pointe aux Canonniers, 4 Trident Resort

Our holiday resorts in Mauritius offer modern conveniences amid a timeless tropical paradise. La Pointe aux Canonniers has the perfect beaches and translucent waters that you’d expect from an Indian Ocean holiday, and the chic accommodation will only add to the pristine luxury. To really step it up a notch, you can stay in a stylish suite with its own terrace and 180° sea view. Wile away the day lounging on the shaded daybed with a good book or simply stare off into the horizon. Sleep soundly while waves gently lap at the shore outside, and if you can bear to venture out, there are historic port towns within easy reach nearby, or within the resort more active guests can enjoy included activities like tennis, golf and paddleboarding.

Recommended Club Med resort: Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers… Swap the grey day-to-day for postcard-perfect views

La Plantation d’Albion, 5 Trident Exclusive Collection Resort

Offering sophisticated suites in traditional Mauritian style, La Plantation d’Albion has your needs covered. Striking a balance between style and comfort, the suites boast well-appointed lounges and gardens that open out directly onto the beach, meaning you’re only ever a few steps away from a barefoot stroll in the sand. Adding to the tropical vibe is an outdoor terrace shower to make sure you’re only sandy on the beach. For a more romantic break, go for a suite near the adults-only Zen Zone, an elegant spot to relax and ideal for taking in the sunset, with staff on hand to top up your cocktails as needed. And to ensure you’re never less than chilled, there’s a buggy service in operation around the clock to transport you around the resort in movie-star style.

Recommended Club Med resort: Club Med La Plantation d’Albion… abundant nature meets supreme refinement

The Albion Villas, 5 Trident Exclusive Collection Resort

If you’re seeking private villas in Mauritius with private pools, your search should end here. This standout resort caters for groups ranging from couples to large families, with 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom options. Whichever suits you, you’ll have your own private pool, and an outdoor verandah with a varied selection of beds and chairs to lounge on. Sea views are available for water-lovers, and if you really want to push the boat out for an incomparable indulgence, treat yourself to in-villa catering: a personal chef will show up to prepare lunch or dinner for your entire family. The included butler service is also available for anyone wanting to be waited on hand and foot, and the resort is also equipped with a spa, should you feel your stay needs to be that bit more blissful. Included activities range from land and water sports to Pilates and Aquafitness, in case working out is essential to helping you unwind. There’s also full access to the neighbouring Albion Resort, should you fancy a change of scenery.

Recommended Club Med resort: The Albion Villas… a true luxury experience in the heart of the Indian Ocean

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