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Where do you go for a pool and beach vacation of a lifetime? Think the Maldives where resorts offer incredible pools with stunning beach and ocean views. Whether you are looking for a unique swim-up bar, a submersed daybed or an infinity-edge design next to powdery white beaches, we have you covered. Here are the top 15, in no particular order. Next read: 14 Amazing Overwater Spas.

»Shangri-La Villingili

Shangri-La Villingili

You won't be able to make up your mind whether to relax next to this stunning facility on the beach or in the privacy of your own overwater villa at Shangri-La Villingili.

»Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

The designer lounge chairs at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi are perfect for watching a colorful sunset in the tropics.

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»Vivanta by Taj

Vivanta by Taj

Undisturbed views of the blue ocean and the sky inspire dreams of relaxation at Vivanta by Taj. The Vivanta by Taj Hotels is located on the secluded island of Hembadhu. Spacious over-the-water bungalows line the edge of the island, and the communal parts of the resort are tucked among the island's lush interior. Shared amenities at the resort include an infinity swimming pool, a game and television lounge, and babysitting services. Diving excursions and courses can be arranged with the hotel staff, and the hotel provides snorkeling equipment and a speed boat service for guests as well. Visitors can relax at the Jive Spa or get a workout in at the onsite gymnasium. Lastly, couples can take advantage of the resort's vow renewal offering and its in-house photography service.

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»Anantara Dhigu

Anantara Dhigu

The pool at Anantara Dhigu traces the white powdery sand and the ocean.

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»One& Only Reethi Rah

One& Only Reethi Rah

One& Only Reethi Rah is renowned for its attentive service and five star amenities. The Reethi Rah Maldives Resort is situated on the Noth Male Atoll of the Maldives. Comprised entirely of villas, the luxury resort is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Guests are whisked off to the resort by private yacht or seaplane and then treated to the best that Reethi Rah has to offer. The resort boasts a variety of amenities. The onsite spa, One&Only, won the Best Luxury Spa Award in 2013. Watersports are a popular choice at the Reethi Rah since the property has 12 private beaches, two spacious swimming pools, and 37 private villa pools. A fitness center as well as a football field and two tennis courts are available for guests to use at any time. A certified PADI dive center is also located on the Reethi Rah property.

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»Velassaru Maldives

Velassaru Maldives

Enjoy the stunning greens and blues at Velassaru Maldives.

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»Anantara Veli

Anantara Veli


The sunsets at Anantara Veli are picture perfect.

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»The Residence Maldives

The Residence Maldives

You will never be more than a few steps from the water at The Residence.

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»Coco Bodu Hithi

Coco Bodu Hithi

Watch the stars as you jump in for a swim at Coco Bodu Hithi. This luxury resort in the Maldives consists of 100 villas that give guests 360 degree views of the ocean. The resort is also home to seven restaurants that each specialize in different types of cuisine and a high-end wine loft. At the spa, guests can enjoy facials, massages, and other restorative treatments. Activities at the Coco Budhu Hithi include snorkeling and diving, parasailing, boating, and excursions. Excursion options include a snorkeling trip to a colorful coral garden, a romantic evening on a remote sandbank, and a sunset cruise on a traditional Dhoni boat. The Coco Budhu Hitihi also has space for special events like weddings and parties.

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»Cocoa Island

Cocoa Island

In addition to its stunning beach, Cocoa Island has a gorgeous pool surrounded by pebbles and sand.

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»Anantara Kihavah Villas

Anantara Kihavah Villas

At Anantara Kihavah Villas it may be hard to decide which lounge chair to pick for the day.

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»Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi

This spot at Gili Lankanfushi is perfect for relaxing in the tropics.

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»Island Hideaway at Dhonakuli Maldives

Island Hideaway at Dhonakuli Maldives

The swim-up bar at Island Hideaway at Dhonakuli Maldives has the best seat in the house. With over-the-water villas and beachside suites to fit any size of family, the Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa is a popular choice for Maldives travelers. The resort boasts its own collection of five restaurants and cafes. At the onsite spa guests are given treatments with products by Natural Bisse, a wellness brand favored by celebrities. The spa consists of a steam room, a manicure/pedicure station, and twelve private treatment rooms. For entertainment, the resort organizes fishing trips, diving excursions, and boat rides. Hideaway Resort also has an onsite children's center and a fully-equipped gymnasium.

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15 Stunning Resort Pools in the Maldives