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Best Maldives Resorts

Updated: Feb 9

The Maldives comprises over a thousand islands, with stunning reefs and remote, exotic locales. You might wonder what the best Maldives resorts are when planning your vacation.

The coral, sea life, and warm waters of the Indian Ocean make the Maldives one of the world’s best diving destinations. You can enjoy the Indian Ocean right the best Maldives resorts.

For the best Maldives resorts, you will fly into the Male International Airport and take a seaplane to your resort or a speed boat. Below are some the best Maldives resorts.

Overwater bungalows are perched above the crystal clear turquoise ocean,

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel is located in the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll of the Maldives. You will take a 30-minute seaplane trip to the resort from the airport.It is an idyllic island paradise with lush tropical greenery and unparalleled access to the Indian Ocean. The resort combines awe-inspiring surroundings and intuitive service that connects guests with the charm of the Maldives. Rangali Island was the first resort to offer undersea dining at its restaurant Ithaa. Its wine and cheese bar was a Maldivian first, and it complements the other 10 restaurant and bars. Two spas, including one over the sea with glass-floored treatment rooms, offer relaxation and rejuvenation.

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is located on its own exclusive island in the Republic of Maldives. Set on nine hectares in the Dhaalu Atoll, the resort is surrounded by pristine landscapes, thick tropical vegetation, a fine white-sand beach, a brackish lagoon, and the glistening turquoise Indian Ocean. You will take a 45 minute seaplane to the resort from the airport. The private lagoon, Iridium Spa and outdoor infinity pool promise nonpareil relaxation. In addition, an exquisite culinary fare awaits at six restaurants and bars. The resort has 33 on-land and 44 over-water villas that offer picturesque ocean or garden views from private terraces and pools. The legendary St. Regis Butlers deliver bespoke service day or night.

JW Marriott J Maldives Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is situated on the secluded untouched Shaviyani Atoll, where a tropical island oasis meets crystal blue waters and is surrounded by undisturbed natural beauty and marine life. You will arrive by a 55 minute seaplane flight from the airport. The resort offers a spacious beach, overwater pool villas, and many dining experiences,

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

The Four Seasons us located on one of the world’s most beautiful islands and a natural UNESCO Biosphere Reserve wilderness where iridescent blues, jungle greens and dazzling whites meet innovation, conservation and wellness. You will be able to snorkel with mantas in aquarium-like waters, rehabilitate sea turtles in our Marine Discovery Centre, experience world-class wellness at AyurMa and indulge in more-than-Michelin-starred dining at Blu Beach Club.

Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa

This Four Seasons is only a 25 minute speedboat ride from airport. Kuda Huraa is located on the North Malé Atoll, in the tranquil turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s hard to tell where ocean ends and sky begins. As captivating beneath the waves as above them, embrace the stunning surroundings, to bring you closer to the sea and its secrets. Discover the welcoming embrace of a lagoon, flower gardens, a private spa island and spacious new Beach Pavilion hideaways in a charming village setting.

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

The Westin is situated on the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean you can retreat to your secluded villa, where you will be greeted by ocean views, a private deck and, in select accommodations, a private pool. When you are ready to leave your paradise, sample delicious dining in the onsite restaurants, relax poolside or on the beach, indulge at the wellness spa, play tennis or explore the resort grounds.

W Maldives

Situated on Fesdu Island with a private reef, W Maldives is located on a luxurious private island resort in the North Ari Atoll. You will take a 1.5 hour speedboat ride or 25 minutes seaplane transfer to your luxury all-villa from the airport. W Maldives is a luxury private island resort, where you will experience white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. There are 77 private villas, each with their own plunge pool and sundeck. You can enjoy the spa and six eateries and bars. You will be able to bask in the sun on the beaches, partake in adrenaline-filled water sports, or explore the island’s private reef, declared one of the best house reef in the Maldives.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadaha is an exclusive, barefoot luxury hideaway set on a tropical island at the heart of one of the largest and deepest natural atolls in the world. The resort is secluded, untouched and authentic with its pristine waters and reef teeming with marine life, just steps from each villa. The resort and your villas is an ideal place for quiet relaxation. The resort features a total of 50 villas that are nestled within tropical foliage or elevated above the water which allows guests to be steps away from the ocean and beach. Your days can be spent snorkeling the reef, experiencing private dining option and relaxing at the spa.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Transition from a day full of discoveries in North Malé Atoll into an evening of indulgence in your overwater villa and the resort surroundings. Experience luxury surrounded by a natural landscape, azure waters and the swirling ocean breezes. Immerse into Maldivian stories as Sangu shells are blown, and Boduberu drums are crafted. When you book this resort with me you can receive daily breakfast and $100 resort credit!

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

The Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is just a 20-minute boat ride from the airport and situated on its own private island surrounded by tropical landscaping and turquoise lagoons. Come and experience the turquoise waters and pristine beaches offering 176 guest rooms ranging from beach cottages to over water villa. Together with seven unique restaurant and bars, a spa island, snorkeling and water sports on offer, The Sheraton is an all-round haven of pure relaxation and a playground for your outdoor passions.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

In the heart of the South Male Atoll lies a hidden gem on Ithaafushi Island. The resort is a 40-minute yacht journey from the airport. The Waldorf and its lagoon awaits those seeking an unforgettable escape. Set in a tropical paradise, the 122 all-pool Beach, Reef and Overwater villas span three private islands, where guests can discover indulgent choices from 11 celebrated dining venues. The endless list of activities ensures that all generations are catered for. Unwind in one of 10 luxurious spa treatment villas, explore the ocean’s incredible marine life or traverse the island’s dazzling white sand beaches. If travelling with young ones, the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park offers an exciting water recreation area along with enriching activities for kids and teens so they can enjoy their very own Maldivian experience. When you book this resort with me you can receive daily breakfast and $150 resort credit!

COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island is an understated private island resort in the Maldives, with 33 overwater villas allowing you to splash into the turquoise lagoon to explore the reef. Diving is some of the best in the world with two private house reefs. There is a COMO Shambhala Retreat dedicated to renewing body and soul. The restaurant, Ufaa, honours nature, featuring seafood and organic vegetables in exciting, healthful combinations showcasing a blend of European and Indian flavors.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

With soft white sands and palm tree peppered terraces, be mesmerized by island life from the moment you board the seaplane to the tranquil shores of the Raa Atoll. You will arrive at the resort by taking a 35 minute seaplane transfer from the airport. Escape and reconnect with nature, yourself and those who matter most in the sweeping blue panoramic of the Indian Ocean. Nestled close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, prepare to be amazed by the myriad of marine life in the lagoon including a unique manta ray sanctuary.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

The resort is on a 11.2 hectare private island at the northern edge of the Maldives in the Raa Atoll. You will arrive by taking a scenic 45 minute seaplane journey from the airport. Surrounded by a stunning house reef the resort offers serenity and discovery in an awe-inspiring destination embraced by nature’s wonders. The resort offers abundant snorkelling and diving options to explore its incredibly rich and diverse underwater world. Beyond swimming in our stunning house reef, enjoy easy access to the famous Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This protected marine sanctuary is the largest feeding and breeding hotspot in the world for manta rays and whale sharks, which at times congregate here in their hundreds. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is also close to Vaadhoo Island, one of the best spots to witness the spectacular “Sea of Stars” phenomenon, an extraordinary sight to behold.

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