With Maldives having over 300 hotels and resorts scattered across the Maldivian island, choosing where to stay can be an arduous task. In order to help you out, here are our handpicked list of top 10 hotels/ resorts in Maldives.
Gili Lakanfushi is an award-winning eco-friendly resort set on a tiny coral island in the North Male. It’s just 20 minutes speedboat ride away from Male International airport. It’s a sanctuary within paradise that features all of the water activities you would expect in a tropical setting.
It get’s even better! You’ll meet Mr. Friday: a 24-hour butler who will make sure your needs are always met; from making restaurant reservations, to arranging snorkeling excursions and booking spa treatments. There is also an outdoor movie theatre and numerous places to dine, relax and unwind. Another striking quality of this resort is it’s no plastic on the policy. There is also a dedicated desalinization plant to provide still and sparkling water for all guests in reusable water bottles.
Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Milaidhoo Island Maldives is a boutique five-star luxury resort located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, 35-minute seaplane ride away from Male International Airport. It’s the only resort in the Atoll that’s specifically created for couples and honeymooners. The resort offers a private sandbank that comes with canopied four-poster bed draped in muslin and a private yacht anchored nearby. On the yacht, you can sip on champagne and nibble canapes served by a private butler.
Ayada Maldives is a luxury private island resort located amid a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in southern Maldives. It features accommodations with a private infinity pools, outdoor showers, villas with Middle-Eastern and Maldivian designed interiors, and astonishing view of the open ocean. Guests can also bask in spectacular sunsets or swim in the coral waters. In addition they can indulge themselves in the multi-award winning AySpa rejuvenating spa treatment designed to revitalize the mind, body and the soul. There’s also a fitness center and a large variety of water sports. Not enough? They also have plenty of excursions available for the guests.
Also known as Jewel of Maldives and Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort, Baros is a sublime wonderland overlooking a cobalt lagoon with tinges of emerald and hints of sapphire. Baros features a PADI diving centre, a spa with a tranquil water garden, several restaurants overlooking the sea and gentle sea breezes, myriad of rare sights that all ensure a perfect getaway.
An exquisite luxury resort that serves as a perfect holiday haven with its endless underwater adventures and a plethora of dining option. Kandolhu features five lavish villa types inspired by contemporary Maldivian architecture that come with world class fittings to provide that perfect home away from home.
OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo
OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo, Maldives, a luxury all-inclusive resort nestled in the crystalline waters of South Malé Atoll overlooking an expansive lagoon, features 41 contemporary Beach-front villas and 49 over-water villas, many of them with their very own 8-metre long pools. The resort offers an all-encompassing holiday plan – The Atmosphere INDULGENCE. The plan includes all elements of a luxury holiday, be it à la carte fine dining throughout stays, an exotic underwater dining experience, spas & dives, luxury wine & spirits collection, excursions, and a fully stocked mini bar replenished twice daily.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
On this lush garden island set in the aquamarine waters of Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, discover a paradise hideaway where luxurious seclusion meets wild natural beauty. In this verdant, beach-fringed coral island, you can indulge yourself in a variety of land and water activities from ayurvedic and yoga therapies to sailing, surfing or diving in the jewel-like Indian Ocean and the Maldives’ most pristine lagoon.
Kanuhura – Maldives
This unfettered paradise featuring a bohemian elegance is located on the eastern rim of Lhaviyani Atoll, offers a luxurious retreat with the highest standards of accommodation, service and culinary experience. There’s also a wide range of relaxations, water activities, dining establishments, bars as well as lush tropical vegetation, totally untouched shorelines of the best white sand surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and an incredible home reef which will indubitably captivate you with its exceptional charm.
Hurawalhi Island Resort
The Island Resort is an exquisite private island located at Lhaviyani Atoll that offers days filled with serenity and unsparing amount of extraordinaires with its stylishly and beautifully conceived soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, outdoor pool, spa centers, private terraces with panoramic views. Hurawalhi also has the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant “5.8 Undersea Restaurant”. The area is popular for snorkelling and windsurfing.
Anantara Veli Resort
With it’s chic and modest bungalow, Anantara Veli features the most naturally stunning destinations on earth, a romantic paradise enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. In this sanctuary, you can unwind in your room, either over water in the crystal lagoon, or from your Ocean Pool Bungalow, with private pool and spectacular ocean views, or admire the kaleidoscope of exotic fish and corals just steps from your over water and deluxe over water bungalow.
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