The 10th of the month is coming up soon and in Holland that means it’s time for the lottery draw. Secretly I keep hoping that they are gonna make me really happy someday (who doesn’t). A girl can dream right? Well, if you ever get to the point that you don’t have to worry about money and don’t know what to do with it: pack your bags and go to the Maldives!
Yes, you know, that coral island group (with over a 1.000 islands) that is well-known for its (you never guess) coral reefs, the cute (but insanely expensive water) villa’s and the sandy white beaches. I read in an article that the reefs are having a pretty rough time and are bleaching because of the heating of the ocean water. So sad, but that doesn’t leave the fact that it’s a dream destination when you’re looking for luxury!
Since the Maldives have so many hotels and resorts, I made you a list with the 25 most beautiful Maldives Resorts. Warning, this blog may cause a serious case of travel fever!
#25 OZEN by Atmosphere
OZEN by Atmosphere is the first luxury all-inclusive resort on the island Maadhoo and opened in July 2016. The peaceful resort has 41 beach villas and 49 water villas between 85 m² and 430 m². The romantic residences with high ceilings and a view over the lagoon are modern and designed with comfort, like a bath and an iPad. Other facilities are the spa with sauna, a beauty salon, water sport activities and a nightclub. They have 6 restaurants and bars, each with their own theme (like a underwater restaurant, how cool is that?). So enough variety!
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €675 and € 4.000 per night.
#24 Atmosphere Kanifushi
Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is a premium all-inclusive resort and has 132 detached villas/suites in a tropical surrounding and vary between 100 m² and 200 m². All villas have direct access to the beautiful white beach or the lagoon and have their own hot tub. The resort is a mixture of traditional and contemporary architecture and will give you a modern vibe with a Maldivian touch. The resort has a range of luxe facilities like a private jet service, a beauty salon and a babysitter. The ideal spot to relax in comfort and privacy!
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €800 and € 2.200 per night.
#23 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
The Park Hyatt offers 50 luxurious villas between 100 m² and 120 m². All villas have an in-villa iPad with an interactive resort manual, home entertainment system and a hot tub. You can enjoy a lazy afternoon at the (sweet water-)pool or a nice massage at the first class spa. Would you rather observe the underwater world? In the 360° Reef House you will find a wide range of sea life, like turtles, black reef sharks and a lot more!
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €1.700 and € 4.500 per night.
#22 Hurawalhi Island Resort
The Hurawalhi Island Resort is situated on a private island in Lhaviyani Atoll. The resort offers the perfect balance between peace, excitement, comfort and relaxation. The adults-only resort has 90 villas with a phenomenal view over the ocean and the breathtaking beaches.
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €1.200 and € 3.000 per night.
#21 COMO Cocoa Island
COMO Cocoa Island is inspired by the local Dhoni fisherboats.
It has 33 luxury suites and villas varying between 75 m² en 300 m². You can even get your own butler! All rooms have their own terrace that gives you access to the ocean (what comes in handy, because the resort has 2 private reefs to snorkel or scuba dive). The COMO Shambhala Retreat Spa offers Ayurvedic treatments (traditional healings from the native Indian subcontinent), a gym and yoga classes. Besides that you can do different kinds of water sport and you have the possibility to eat all day long at the restaurant. All you’ve got to do is relax!
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €2.000 and € 4.000 per night.
#20 Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa
The Shangri-La Villingili is in line with the beautiful nature and is the true definition of luxury. The resort has 132 villas in 9 unique styles: ranging from private water villas and tropical tree houses to the 2 beach villas. If you like extreme luxury the hotel also offers 2 presidential suites. (Well, if you win the lottery you couldn’t care less right?!) The villas have a surface between 133 m² and 957 m² and offer all the comfort you need, like a spacious solar terrace, a BOSE DVD-player, a large oval bathtub and both an inside and a outside shower! The resort has 6 restaurants/bars and offers a wide choice of activities like water sports, jungle-trails, a golf course with 9 holes and a dolphin-cruise. Anyway, you won’t get bored here!
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €650 and € 2.000 per night.
In the middle of the UNESCO biosphere Baa Atollis you will find the ultimate island experience at the Finolhu Resort. With the beautiful ocean to scuba dive or snorkel, the turquoise lagoons and the sandy white beaches it feels like paradise. The hotel offers luxury with vintage vibes. The villas and suites between 145 m² and 530 m² have all the comfort you need. And on top of that; they have 5 restaurants and bars and even a nightclub to party at night.
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €700 and € 6.500 per night.
#18 Ayada Maldives
Situated in the beautiful nature of the Maldives you will find the Ayada Maledives Resort with 9 luxury suites and villas between 101 m² and 342 m². All residences have traditional Maldivian and Turkish elements and are simple but yet authentic and modern. All suites have a indoor- and outdoor shower, a sundeck and air-conditioning. You can enjoy the view of the horizon while relaxing in your private pool, have direct access to the beach or ocean and the service of a butler or Guest Relations Agent! (like you should for those prices lol…) The Ayada also offers a diversity of restaurants, a nightclub, bicycle rent, a spa and so much more! Do you already see yourself chillin’ here?
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €675 and € 6.750 per night.
#17 Taj Exotica
Taj Exotica has 64 villas (between 71 m² and 500 m²). All villas have first class equipment, like an iPod, a Nespresso-machine (coffee, very important!!), a sundeck, a balcony, a rain-shower, a bath, a walk-in closet and so much more! There are 2 restaurants, a bar and you can also barbecue. They offer a lot of (water)activities, a spa and some places for sightseeing nearby.
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €1.100 and € 7.850 per night.
#16 Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort
The Outrigger Konotta offers luxe residences between 160 m² and 600 m². All rooms have a flat screen-tv (with access to the camera surveillance, so you can spy on people lol), a outdoor rain-shower and a bath. On the resort you can educate yourself by visiting the resort marine-biologist, enjoy water sport activities and take the opportunity to swim with whale sharks, dolphins and eagle rays! Just outside the resort are some tourist attractions. Would you rather relax? Go to the Outrigger Navasana Spa!
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €1.500 and €5.500 per night.
#15 Constance Halaveli
Let me introduce you to Constance Halaveli!
This beautiful resort counts 85 villas between 62 m² and 720 m² and is the ideal place to blow of some steam. The dreamy views and the luxurious villas are all you need.. If not, you can also snorkel or scuba dive, play tennis, go to the gym or the relaxing spa. I think I would be able to manage here for a couple of days, what about you?
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €975 and € 3.200 per night.
#14 Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is situated at its own coral island and was build like a traditional Maldivian garden-style village. At one of the 96 villas (between 165 m² and 807 m²) you will enjoy the view at the beautiful flower garden or wide horizon. Throughout the whole year you can sunbath, surf or scuba dive. The rooms are modern and have a Maldivian outdoor shower in a exotic walled in garden. The resort as numerous of activities, like a shark safari or spotting dolphins. You can also play some tennis or billiards. In the coral garden you can snorkel and to get to the Island Spa you will take a little boat tour, where all are treatments are ocean inspired. The Four Seasons has 4 restaurants, 2 bars and private dining options, like a barbecue on the beach or a gazebo above the water! Enough (fabulous) choices!
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €1.900 and € 9.200 per night.
#13 Dusit Thani
The Dusit Thani Resort has 94 luxe residences between 122 m² and 690 m². They also offer complimentary yoga classes, snorkel gear, two lighted tennis courses and a sauna. When it comes to food you can choose out of 6 restaurants and bars. They also have a 750 m² pool, a butler service, a nightclub, entertainment, pay-per-view and the list goes on…..
The thing that makes this resort special is the tree-top spa (boomtopspa) that has 6 treatment capsules which are raised in palm trees and offer a breathtaking view while relaxing.
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €1.200 and €4.500 per night.
#12 Conrad Maldives
The Conrad Maldives Resort is divided between 2 islands that are connected by a bridge. It offers spacious private villas between 76 m² and 668 m² with room-high windows that offer an amazing view. The resort has a full glass underwater restaurant, which brings the total of restaurants and bars at 12!!! I really love wine, so the 600 bottles wine cellar would be heaven for me (so lottery, bring in those millions lol)! You won’t get easily bored with facilities like a sauna, a jacuzzi, a couple of pools, water sport activities, a nightclub and (yay, another one of my favorite activities) karaoke!!
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €1.700 and € 7.500 per night.
#11 W Maldives
W Maldives is a nice and quiet resort surrounded by the most beautiful coral reefs and beaches. The 77 villas with a surface between 146 m² and 492 m² offer you direct access to the beach, the reef or ocean and have their own pools. You can enjoy different kinds of massages, Ayuverdic treatments and facials, but also a variety of facilities (like yoga, aerobics & a gym). The resort has 3 restaurants, a bar and shops on site. Do you need any more?
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €2.300 and € 3.000 per night.
#10 Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi is situated in the UNESCO biosphere Baa Atoll and has a offers a large range of luxurious villas between 235 m² and 5.540 m²! The Crusoe inspired villas with direct access to the beach, the open air theater, the observatory, snorkeling with a marine biologist and glass blowing are the things that make this resort unique.
Besides that you can do a lot of other things, like water sports, go to the spa, enjoy live entertainment and play some tennis on the tennis court.
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €3.800 and €25.000 per night.
#9 Soneva Jani
Soneva Jani is from the same family as Fushi(#10) and situated in the 5,6 km long lagoon in Noonu Atoll. The resort offers exclusive villas (on land and on water) between 400 m² and 1.425 m². The watervillas even have a sliding roof so you can look at the stars from the comfort of your villa. How cool is that?!
This resort also has a few key points, like a silent theater, labyrinth gardens, a complimentary cheese-, chocolate- and ice room! My mouth is watery already…. and then, just to make your stay even more comfortable, they have 9 restaurants and bars and a variety of other things. When are we going?!
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €5.500 and € 30.000 per night.
#8 Anantara Kihavah Maledives Villas
Anantara Kihavah is a luxurious half board resort with 79 villas, surrounded by coral reefs and with the comfort of your own infinity pool. Amazing right? It has 6 restaurants, among them a underwater restaurant, a sky bar with 2 floors above water and you can have either dinner on the private beach or a romantic dinner on a yacht. And I’m getting excited again: a wine cellar!! Like all the other resorts you also have a lot of water activities. You can even adopt your own coral.. Oh and did I mention, the villas are biggg: 258 m² and 2.730 m². Not too bad huh?
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €3.000 and € 4.300 per night.
#7 Amilla Fushi
Amilla Fushi is also situated in the UNESCO biosphere Baa Atoll and offers a wide range of beautiful (sound-proof) villas between 200 m² and 2.500 m², like villas that hang over the clear ocean, a ‘wellness’ tree-hut hanging in top of trees or villas at the edge of sandy white beaches and ocean. You can enjoy yourself with activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, a work-out at the gym, but also get a relaxing treatment at the spa. At night you can get your dancing shoes on at the nightclub with DJ.
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €1.200 and €34.200 per night.
#6 St. Regis Maldives Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has 77 luxe villas between 140 m² and 1.540 m² with their own pool. The marble bathrooms have a detached bathtub and a rain-shower.
The resort offers a butler service, 6 dining areas and complimentary fruit, chocolate and cookies (yum, I like)! You can enjoy yourself at the spa, have acupuncture (eh, why not) or with water activities like kayaking. The kayaks have glass base plate so that would make kayaking even a better experience! (I don’t know if that would be such a great idea for me though.. since I am a bit clumsy and don’t even know how to kayak straight properly in a regular kayak, let alone try it while watching fish. But hey, worth the try)!
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €2.900 and €4.800 per night.
#5 Velaa Private Island
Velaa Private Island is a boutique-resort on (as the name already predicts:) a private island. The residences are build of local materials and have everything to make your stay comfortable, including that every room is anti allergenic. The surfaces between 232 m² and 1.349 m² have a luxurious and modern design and you will have the comfort of your own hot tub. Besides a variety of water sport activities, you can also enjoy the wellness-center, a sauna, rent bicycles and play tennis or squash. With 5 restaurants the food won’t bore you easily, so that’s a big plus too!
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €3.350 and €28.000 per night.
#4 Cheval Blanc Randheli
Cheval Blanc Randheli, where should I begin.. This stylish resort in Noonu-Atoll is 40 minutes away from the International Aiport Malé. How to get there? What about with their own private water-plane?! The villas have a surface between 240 m² and 2.200 m²; pretty big properties! All villas are in loft style and have modern furniture. You can make use of several boats, a tennis court, a virtual golf court (I didn’t even know it exist, did you?), an infinity pool with a length of 12,5 meters, numerous water sport activities and a Padi-certified scuba dive academy. You name it and Cheval Blanc has it! Like 5 restaurants, 3 bars AND a wine- and cigar cellar. If that isn’t paradise……
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €5.000 and €9.000 per night.
#3 One & Only Reethi Rah
One & Only Reethi Rah has 8 types of villas: Beach villas, Water villas and Grand Sunset Villas, varying between 135 m² and 3.225 m², and all the comforts you need. I already love the lounge by the water (picture upper left), the huge rain-shower (picture 3 on top) and that bathtub (picture below on the right).. wow!! The resort also has a beach club, 3 restaurants and bars, in-room-dining, a tennis court, a gym, mini-golf and several other activities.
Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €3.900 and €32.000 per night.
#2 Gili Lankafushi
Gili Lankafushi has only one philosophy: “leave your worries at home”. Sustainability is also a very important thing at the resort. They support local schools and have awareness- and recycling programs, which is pretty cool is you ask me. You can find about 400 bottles of wine in the Wine Cellar and you can enjoy gastronomic chocolate in the Chocolate Cave (sounds so goooood)! They have 3 restaurants, among them a restaurant with a 360º-view on the Indian Ocean. The wooden villas, starting at 210 m², are rustic and a bit boho chic, with Crusoe as a inspiration. At Gili Lankafushi you will get your own ‘Mr. Friday’, a butler that will do anything to make your stay as pleasant as it can be. Good, because I wouldn’t get out of that tub with such an amazing view…
The Private Reserve is with 1.700 m² the largest residence (picture on the left below) and bizare luxe. Some of the features: 2 open-air bathrooms of 100m² each, every room has its own bathtub over a coral garden, a private couples spa (with sauna, steam-room, indoor- and outdoor treatment pavilion), a gym with air-conditioning on the second floor, a home theater, TWO butlers (a Mr. & Mrs. Friday) who can be be housed in the Reserve on request, you can pick your own wines for your wine cellar, slide down from the top deck into your private lagoon and make use of a luxe yacht. And the list goes on, and on… Well, time for #1! And yes, it even gets better!
Prices depend on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa, but on average you’ll pay between €1.100 and €20.000 per night.
#1 Jumeirah Vittaveli
Time for the number 1 on the 25 most beautiful Maldives Resorts: Jumeirah Vittaveli! This state-of-the-art resort offers residences between 185m² and freakin’ 3.500m²! You can come to peace completely in style and privacy. There are 4 restaurants, 2 bars and at the bigger residences you can even enjoy culinary delights made by your personal chef!
The precious pearl of the resort is the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, Royal Residence on a private island. With 16 guests you can enjoy your own butler, a Teppanyaki restaurant with a view on your own lagoon and a bar over the water. If this isn’t enough luxury, you will also get a yacht, 2 pools, a private spa, a gym (with personal trainer), a buggy with a driver and non-motorized water sport equipment! And for the taller people on this planet: they also have extra large beds (>2 meter)! So that’s pretty comfy too (even for shorter people).. Isn’t she beautiful?
What about the prices? Depending on travel period, length of stay, company, board and type of villa you’ll pay between €1.450 and €32.000 per night.
Well, now all I have to do is wait for that lottery to drop the big news and take a pick between these beautiful resorts….
What’s your favorite?