Loved by tourists for its beaches, blue lagoons and vast coral reefs, vacationers keep coming back to the Maldives. Here are some of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives.
The world of Siam
Siyam World is a brand new 24-hour luxury all-inclusive resort on Noonu Atoll, set in 22 hectares of breathtaking surroundings. Taking an innovative approach, Siyam World is the first multi-experience resort in the Maldives. It consists of a collection of luxury villas and suites on the water, on the beach or in the midst of tropical vegetation, complemented by a real selection of restaurants, bars, activities and experiences, including a floating water park with slippery slides, fun parkour, many obstacles, water trampolines, climbing walls and rafts. There is also a FIFA standard football pitch.
Siyam World is surrounded by a 1.5 kilometer long coral reef teeming with wildlife and a variety of aquatic life.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened in 1997 as the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa and was rebranded in 2007 by Conrad Hotels and Resorts as part of their high-end luxury collection. The resort is committed to sustainable hospitality; encourages its customers to make smart environmental choices and commit to ending the use of plastic in the property. The hotel has two outdoor infinity pools, two award-winning spas, a 24-hour gym and 12 restaurants and bars. Conrad Maldives is also a proud pioneer – opening the world’s first underwater restaurant and most recently the world’s first underwater residence, The Muraka.
Coco Body Hit
Located in North Male Atoll and only 29 km (18 miles) from the capital, Coco Bodu Hithi is one of the smallest yet equally luxurious islands in the Maldives. Owned by four local brothers, the resort is part of the Coco Collection and opened its doors to the public in 2006. Every space at Coco Bodu Hith is designed to connect you with the water, whether you’re running on the treadmill or not. Book your villa or dine in one of the six restaurants. Every month, the hotel participates in the island’s coastal cleanup to remove plastic from the water and protect the surrounding reef from further ecological damage.
Furaveri Island Resort and Spa
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is located in Raa Atoll near Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Furaveri has 107 private villas, all of which are spacious and elegantly furnished. Offering supreme luxury, the two-room infinity pool suite is a real show-stopper – honeymooners often rent them for a day or two as a special treat during their trip. The island also has a spa, gym, diving school, tennis court, badminton court and a large outdoor swimming pool, and guests can dine at four different restaurants.
Fushifaru Maldives transcends the typical boundaries of sun, sea and sand. Located on the eastern edge of Lhaviyan Atoll, the ocean surrounding the island is a nature lover’s paradise, home to eagle rays, parrot fish and sometimes even hammerhead sharks. The resort’s accommodation options include Beach Villas and Water Villas, and the island also has three restaurants, including Raakani Grill, which serves tasty Asian delicacies and a wide selection of fresh seafood. For a more private dining experience, guests can also choose to sit anywhere on the island or on the sandbar to enjoy a personalized meal.
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort offers travelers one of the best value accommodation options, offering elegant mid-range accommodation in the unspoilt south of the Maldives. The resort has 68 villas, 43 of which are over the water and 25 on the beach. It is built with local materials, bright colors, stylish furniture and interior design that reflect the traditional Maldivian culture and tourism spirit.
Translated as “beautiful coral reef” in English, Reethi Faru is surrounded by predictably gorgeous white sand beaches, coconut palms and lush greenery. Along with a beautiful house reef to explore, the four-star resort promises to offer guests a relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, a wide range of activities and facilities, and a fine selection of cuisine. Located on the compact island of Filaidhoo in Raa Atoll in the Maldives, the resort will have 150 well-equipped detached and semi-detached villas. All nestled in tropical foliage or logs above the lagoon and built in a traditional style to blend seamlessly with the area’s natural beauty.
Baglioni Resort Maldives
Located in Maagau in the Dhaalu Atoll, the Italian Baglioni Resort Maldives offers a piece of island paradise with a mix of sport, relaxation and delicious gourmet cuisine. The elegant Italian design of the 96-villa resort is complemented by the Baglioni Spa, which together with the yoga pavilion offers guests a deeply relaxing experience with a range of luxurious natural treatments in a lush tropical setting. Meanwhile, beach volleyball, a beachside gym and various water sports keep the more active guests entertained.
OBLU SELECT Angel
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts owns a sensational resort in the Maldives: OBLU SELECT Sangeli. Located on the Male Atoll, the luxurious five-star resort features 137 beachfront and overwater villas. For newlyweds, the resort offers unique overwater Honeymoon Pool Suites, located on a private sandbar in Sangeli Lagoon, each with skylights and a private plunge pool. Resort activities include music and DJ nights, sunset fishing, daily children’s activities and amenities such as a full gym and recreation center. Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has more openings in the New Year – we’ll keep you posted.
Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives
Located on the remote island of Kuredhivaru in Noonu Atoll, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives is the brand’s first resort in the Maldives. The 102-unit resort offers guests 32 Beach Villas and 70 Over Water Villas, all designed with both comfort and style in mind. Designed for relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort offers a high level of privacy, while also offering a variety of on-site recreational opportunities to entertain a range of guests, from honeymooning couples to adventurous families. The waters surrounding the resort are teeming with marine life and the first marine national park in the Maldives is just a 15-minute speedboat ride away, providing guests with excellent diving opportunities.
Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa
Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa is one of the few hospitality brands in the Maldives to offer onboard and resort cruises. Located on Raa Atoll, one of the uninhabited islands off the coast of Baa Atoll, the resort features an expansive lagoon with 115 pool villas, a spa, a selection of restaurants and its own water park with inflatable slides. The name Carpe Diem has become well known in the dive and leisure travel industry and the current portfolio includes three state-of-the-art liveaboard cruises, each of which can accommodate 20 guests at a time.
LUX* North Male Atoll
Following the successful relaunch of LUX* South Ari Atoll in September 2016, LUX* Resorts opened its second resort, LUX* North Malé Atoll, in February 2019. With a pristine coral reef teeming with marine life, the innovative resort redefines island hospitality. . A short distance from Malé by luxury speedboat, LUX* North Malé Atoll has broken the mold by replacing traditional thatched villas with oversized penthouses. Expansive sea views and a fleet of luxury yachts are a unique escape for die-hard epicureans.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives
Waldorf Astoria Maldives, located on three islands in the South Male Atoll, about 14 miles from Velana International Airport and about 20 minutes from Malé, the capital of the Maldives, offers travelers the best of both worlds – an exclusive and glamorous escape with easy access to the mainland. . The Waldorf Astoria Maldives is the second Hilton hotel in the Maldives and features 10 dining options, including nine specialty restaurants, offering guests a variety of unique experiences.
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa offers 60 beach villas and 60 water villas, all with contemporary and tropical details. The resort is located on Fasmendhoo Island in Raa Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane ride from Malé. In addition to the spa and gym, the Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has four restaurants, including a beach grill and a South American-style steakhouse.