There are over 120 resorts in Maldives averaging from mediocre to world class. But we can’t allow your dream holiday to be spent in a mediocre resort so below have listed in no particular order what we think are the best resorts in the Maldives ranging from opulent luxury to best value.
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The eco friendly Gili
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Opened in June 2016, Ozen By Atmosphere is the sister hotel of the popular casual all-inclusive hotel Oblu at Helengeli and it is located on the shores and waters of the azure lagoon of the island of Maadhu.
Ozen By Atmosphere features luxury villas on a white sand beach and above the lagoon, an azure pool. It also has a kids club, water sports, SPA, entertainment for every taste and four gourmet restaurants, including the exclusive M6m restaurant, located underwater that offers delicious seafood specialties.
The ELENA Spa & Wellness complex offers resort guests through its professional team of massage therapists, a wide selection of procedures, rituals and other spa services based on both modern and traditional techniques.
White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, world-class food and lush tropical vegetation with many coconut palms – welcome to Baros Maldives!
We can find this gorgeous resort on the shores of Baros Island in North Male Atoll.
For over 45 years, while other resorts have come and gone, Baros Maldives has always been one of the top choices of the Maldives. Be it the luxurious villas, the numerous activities, the multitude of dining options, Baros Maldives has been for decades the standard that many luxury resorts in the area only aspire to.
The villas are designed with the thought of preserving the traditions of the Maldives combined with modern elements.
Milaidhoo Island Maldives is the sister resort of Baros Maldives and opened its doors in November 2016. The resort is located in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, next to Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll. Here you are offered peace, privacy and, of course, luxury comfort and impeccable service along with your own personal valet, ready to fulfill any of your desires.
Milaidhoo Island Maldives consists of 50 total villas and guests can choose between villas in the garden by the beach or over the waters of the lagoon, all with private pools and large terraces overlooking the ocean.
This beautiful island with its diverse tropical vegetation gorgeous coral reefs and wide beaches with white soft sand, is known as one of the best places for snorkeling and diving.
The SPA at Milaidhoo Island Maldives has all the facilities you would expect from a 5-star resorts and here is also an open-air pavilion above the water where you can enjoy yoga and meditation classes.
If you are the romantic type, Milaidhoo Island Maldives is a great choice: candlelit dinners, scented baths, beds decorated with flower petals.
Formerly LUX* Maldives 5*, LUX * South Ari Atoll 5* is located on one of the most beautiful Islands of the archipelago (Dhidhoofinolhu), surrounded by coral reefs and bordered by a 4-kilometer-long white beach.
The resort meets all the conditions for a holiday you will never forget: luxury villas built in the shade of a tropical garden and on stilts in a transparent lagoon, a magnificent SPA center, sparkling pools, excellent opportunities for sports, restaurants that delight a variety of dishes from all over the world, and cozy bars with a huge selection of excellent drinks.
The resorts diving center has a five-star PADI certification and guests can also enjoy snorkelling and whale shark watching.
Guests can enjoy traditional face and body treatments, as well as Ayurveda, various types of massages and luxury-filled care treatments at the resort SPA.
LUX * South Ari Atoll has 7 updated restaurants and 5 bars, with varying cuisines such as Asian, Italian and more.
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COMO Cocoa Island, which opened in 2002, is located 30 km away from the international airport on the island of Makunufushi and is accessible by boat transfer of approximately 30 minutes.
Through it’s beautiful design, COMO Cocoa Island is the epitome of elegance. All 33 of its villas stand above the water on the south side of the island. Some of the villas were built in the style of a dhoni – the traditional boats of the Maldives. Although the villas are all next to each other, their placement gives you the feeling that there’s no one else at the resort. Besides at the restaurants even if you are outside the room during the day, you rarely meet or see other guests even if you wander the island.
The resort features the COMO Shambhala SPA, which includes a hydrotherapy pool, 4 treatment pavilions, a relaxation and meditation area, as well as a wide range of treatments for face and body.
COMO Cocoa Island is also very popular with divers because to the east of the island we find the Kandooma Channel which is arguably one of the best places for diving in the Maldives an incomparable coral reef and a vivid underwater world.
During low tide, the sand bank on the eastern side of the island is a beauty that you can rarely experience even in the Maldives so make sure you go check it out!
Part of the world renowned Six Senses Resorts & Spa chain, Six Senses Laamu is a real exotic getaway in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in Laamu Atoll and it can be reached by a 35 minute flight from Male to Kadhdhoo followed by a short boat ride.
The resort opened in 2010 and is located on the beautiful island of Olhuveli. White sand, turquoise water and lush vegetation, these are the characteristics that best describe the surroundings of this luxury resort.
All 96 villas of the resort are designed in harmony with nature using environmentally friendly materials.
The treatment rooms of the Six Senses Spa have a very unique design, having the shape of a bird’s nest. The spa also has a sauna, swimming pool, a hammam, four secluded pavilions for couples and many more facilities.
Six Senses Laamu has a total of 6 restaurants and bars above the water and on the beach so you have plenty of cuisines to choose from. For people with a sweet tooth you must know that the Ice & Chocolate Studio has over 40 kinds of homemade ice cream so make sure to try at least a few.
Every detail of the resort is well thought out in order to insure that the guests will have the vacation of their dreams.
30 minutes away by speed boat from Male airport we find The Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa in the middle of a splendid lagoon in North Male Atoll. The name Four Seasons alone makes you think of luxury and beauty, but combined with Maldives this is taken to another level.
This is one of the two islands owned by Four Seasons and it combines modern design and tropical luxury in a tasteful manner. The resort has 96 villas built by local craftsmen using local materials that are placed on the beach and above water on stilts.
The spa has its own island where guests are taken to via dhoni boat in just a few minutes and it offers among others, 7 treatment pavilions with a wide range of health and skin care services.
The Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa offers its customers all the best in terms of elegant surroundings, high class service and a carefree island life.
Constance Moofushi is just 25 minutes away by seaplane from the capital of Male. This luxury resort with its high-quality all-inclusive offer is located in the southern Ari Atoll.
The resort has 110 villas, 24 on the beach and 86 on stilts above the water which are built in traditional island style.
Being one of the few resorts in the Maldives that is surrounded by a spectacular coral reef, Constance Moofushi Resort is regarded as one of the best diving locations in the world for begginers and intermediate divers.
The resort is also focusing on reducing the enviromental impact it has on the surroundings by using renewable energy, cleaning the beach, restoring the coral reefs and even training its stuff on enviromental issues.