With crystal clear waters, private islands, and white sand beaches, it's not hard to convince travelers to want to visit the Maldives. But it seems luxury resorts in the stunning country are trying to outdo each other in terms of their accommodation offerings. The Muraka opened the world's first over and underwater villa, and now Pullman's Maldives Maamutaa Resort is launching two villas with underwater bedrooms.
Opening this November, the aqua villas will feature two bedrooms with one being underwater in one of the Maldives' largest lagoons. So, while laying in bed, you can see bustling marine life—the surrounding coral reefs are home to turtles, dolphins, fish, and sharks—as they swim by throughout the day. When not enjoying your fishbowl experience, you can take a dip in your private pool or indulge in an outdoor shower.
While these accommodations are new, the rest of the resort opened in September in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. There are a total of 122 villas that are either beachfront or overwater, and the entire resort is all-inclusive. According to reports, a Royal Suite is also set to open and is described as a "resort within a resort" and will feature total privacy and personalized attention.
And it's not just the rooms that are water-themed. The eight-room spa is perched over the crystal blue water, nearly all six restaurants have ocean views, the infinity pools make you feel as if you're floating in the lagoon. The inclusion of water throughout the property highlights the resort's focus on guests' wellbeing. Maamutaa is also home to the region's first organic, vegetarian and vegan restaurants, and has 26 diving sites, many running trails, and boot camp classes.
"Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort is a stunning addition to the premium segment, and we look forward to welcoming global nomads to explore the spectacular Gaafu Alifu Atoll," said Accor's Patrick Basset in a statement.