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Maldives Luxury Resorts

Nov 10, 2021 | Luxury Hotels, Trends | 1 comment

The Maldives Islands are one of the most popular Travel vacation spots in the world. We offer some of the most luxurious resorts in this small island country. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, your dream honeymoon, or even just that perfect family trip; we have something to offer for everyone!

The Maldives has some of the most beautiful, luxurious man-made islands I have ever seen! They are all about luxury and fun in the sun. You can’t go wrong with any of these hotels when you are sightseeing vacations down under!

Is a perfect destination for travelers who are looking for a nice and cozy place to retreat after a long day of activities or sightseeing. Whether you want to catch up with your favorite TV series on the beach, take an afternoon nap in one of our luxurious beds, enjoy a soothing massage at one of our restaurants, or even sleep under the stars on one of our Maldives beaches; we offer all of these experiences and much more.

Last year I was able to check off the Maldives on my bucket list. With so many great options it can be hard to choose, but I had a lot of fun at each resort and hope you’ll enjoy them too!


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The Best Luxury Hotels Of The Maldives

So, for this list of the best luxury hotels, we will be talking about the top ten best Maldives hotels. So, let’s get started!

Top 17 List of Maldives Best Luxury Hotels

1. SONEVA JANI

Located on an uninhabited five-island (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) cluster in the Noonu Atoll The Maldives’ most exclusive resort is fringed by pristine beaches, blanketed with lush tropical greenery, and surrounded by a 5.6 km (3,4 mi) lagoon of crystal clear waters with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. Each one of the phenomenal water villas has a private lap pool and opens to its own stretch of lagoon. With some villas featuring slides going directly from the top deck into the lagoon below.

The highlight of the villas is the retractable roof in the master bedroom. Which slides back at the touch of a button so that guests can lie in bed and stargaze. A few months ago, Soneva Jani added Chapter Two to its portfolio of luxurious water villas and introduced exciting new dining concepts, an overwater Soneva Wellness Center, and a whole new all-inclusive way to experience the best of the resort with Soneva Unlimited.

Contact me to get complimentary Soneva ambassador benefits at Soneva Jani (e.g. resort credit, and two personalized Soneva experiences).

  • Hotel website: Soneva Jani
  • Other accolades: Soneva Jani also features in my lists
  • Review: read my review of Soneva Jani.

2. SONEVA FUSHI

Soneva Fushi, the first ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style hideaway in the Maldives. Is set on the privately-owned tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The island – which is 1,400 m (4,600 ft) long and 400 m (1300 ft) wide – ranks among the largest islands in the Maldives. Apart from the crystal clear waters, white beaches and tropical climate, the island’s unusually rich vegetation offers a unique natural experience.

Massive, multi-bedroom, fairytale-like luxury villas and private residences are hidden among dense tropical foliage. In keeping with the castaway theme, are built to resemble tree houses. All are open to their own private stretch of sugar-white sands, and most boast their own private seawater swimming pools. In summer 2020, Soneva Fushi also unveiled eight fabulous water retreats, the world’s largest and most luxurious overwater villas.

Contact me to get complimentary Soneva ambassador benefits at Soneva Fushi (e.g. resort credit, and two personalized Soneva experiences).

  • Hotel website: Soneva Fushi
  • Tip: get complimentary VIP amenities when booking via Virtuoso (e.g. villa upgrade, breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit).
  • Review: read review of Soneva Fushi.

3. ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH

This chic resort offered a level of style and sophistication unsurpassed in the world. When it opened in 2005 it still delivers as the Grand Dame of the Maldivian archipelago. Set on a partly built, octopus-shaped island in the North Male Atoll. The resort is blessed with an extraordinary 6 km (3,7 mi) of coastline, dotted with white sand coves and turquoise bays.

All 130 spacious villas are discreetly placed amidst beautiful landscaping, each occupying its own secluded piece of sandy shore or private deck over the lagoon’s crystal clear waters. Food is innovative and of the finest quality, prepared in an inspiring variety of ways, and staff is always receptive to the personal requirements of each and every guest.

Set apart from the rest of the resort, the spa is located within tranquil gardens and manicured lawns. One&Only Reethi Rah is a favorite among royals and A-list Hollywood celebrities.

Hotel website: One&Only Reethi Rah

  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via info@blissfultravelescapes (e.g. villa upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in. Late check-out, and exclusively designed Reethi Rah Kaftans coupled with the One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah Signature Organic Candle).
  • Review: read review of One & Only Reethi Rah.
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Best Maldives Luxury Hotels

4. CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI

The ultraluxe Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort calls the Noonu Atoll its home. The property is built on a handful of tiny islands protected from the ocean by a large coral reef that houses a dazzling sampling of multicolor fish, rays, and sea turtles. Getting there involves a trip onboard a Twin Otter of Havilland seaplane that has been exclusively designed for the Maison. Combining the brand’s signature taupe with Randheli’s solar yellow.

The famous resort offers 46 islands, water. And garden villas in neutral colors and tones that complement the open design of the space. The accommodations feel like elegant cathedral-style lofts, each featuring a variety of contemporary design elements, high doors, and ceilings, outdoor areas for relaxation, a stunning private swimming pool, and lagoon-side pontoons. Cheval Blanc Randheli was during their Maldivian getaway a few years ago.

  • Hotel website: Cheval Blanc Randheli

5. THE ST REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT

Located in the Dhaalu Atoll – a 40-minute seaplane ride southwest from Malé – the iconic St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is surrounded by dreamy landscapes. Thick tropical vegetation, a fine white-sand beach, a pristine lagoon, and the glistening turquoise Indian Ocean.

Combining contemporary design and local artisanship with a profound appreciation for the ecological environment. The resort’s 77 luxuriously appointed villas feature expansive private terraces leading to pristine beaches and infinity pools with the magnificent Indian Ocean as a tranquil backdrop. The resort also boasts the largest three-bedroom overwater villa in the Maldives, the John Jacob Astor Estate.

Guests can savor epicurean delights from all over the world in the six restaurants and bars and restore their well-being at the over-water Iridium Spa.

Hotel website: The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Blissful Travel escapes (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out. Welcome bottle of Champagne, $300 USD resort credit, and a one-time hydrotherapy spa experience per couple).
  • Review: read my review of The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Here.

6. VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND

This resort is the definition of luxury! It has six unique dining experiences for you to choose from including a seafood bar with an authentic Maldivian menu, Mediterranean-style dishes at Martini which is perfect for lunchtime, casual food served at the sunset beach bar, and you can even choose to have your meal on a private island for two! There are also many water activities that you can partake in which include jet-skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, and more. They even offer lessons for beginners who want to learn how to do these activities!

The resort comprises 45 private villas, houses, and exclusive residences. Sleeping from 1 to 10 guests – and also includes a romantic pool residence that can only be reached by boat, allowing even more exclusivity. Each villa comes with a personal butler, all services offered can be tailored to personal specifications, and mindfulness is impeccable: stone pavements from the desert in Jordan, Indonesian flowerpots, luxury wood paneling from Borneo, and glimmering Italian marble.

Hotel website: Velaa Private Island

  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Blissful Travel Escapes (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $150 USD resort credit).
VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND | Luxury Hotels in the Maldives

7. SIX SENSES LAAMU

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean. A scenic inter-island plane trip from Malé and a short boat ride bring you to a palm-fringed paradise island with 97 stylishly sustainable Maldivian villas set over the turquoise waters and in the lush tropical vegetation facing the lagoon.

Yin Yang, the Maldives’ most famous surfing wave, breaks just offshore. There are nearby beginner’s waves and phenomenal snorkeling is available in the house reef where it is quite common to see East Asian sweetlips, parrotfish, and even green turtles as you make your way along with it. The resort’s chefs prepare dishes created from produce grown in the island’s organic gardens, enhanced by tropical vistas.

The Six Senses Spa’s highly skilled therapists and visiting practitioners provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature treatments, rejuvenation, and wellness specialties.

Hotel website: Six Senses Laamu

  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Blissful Travel Escapes (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, $100 USD food & beverage credit, and a 50-minute massage for up to two people, per room, once during stay).
SIX SENSES LAAMU | Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Maldives

8. COMO MAALIFUSHI

COMO Maalifushi is the only luxury resort located in the Maldives’ pristine Thaa Atoll. Nestled in the archipelago’s untouched southern corner. A sister property of the much-admired Cocoa Island, COMO Maalifushi offers excellent surfing and diving with seasonal whale shark and manta sightings.

Designed by Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi. The intimate property reflects his sensitive approach to nature and cultural authenticity and embodies the spirit of the Indian Ocean and the understated chic of the COMO brand. The resort’s 33 overwater and garden villas feature a refined decor, with oak floors, decorative swathes of netting around the beds, and plunge pools thatched. The famous COMO health approach is available here, with delicious spa cuisine from the COMO Shambhala Retreat, which also offers Asian-based therapies, exercise, and yoga with a results-driven agenda.

Hotel website: COMO Maalifushi

  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Blissful Travel Escapes (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, $100 USD resort credit, and complimentary half board for two daily for duration of stay; Guests staying a minimum of 3 nights also receive a 50 min massage for two people, per room, once during stay).
  • Review: read my review of COMO Maalifushi.

9. Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru

This luxurious resort has over 100 villas to choose from such as beach villas, water villas, and overwater villas. It also has a gorgeous beach that you can relax on and enjoy some ocean waves crashing into the shore while you watch the sunset. The Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru also offers private dining experiences for you and your family, complimentary water sports activities, boat trips to explore the Maldives Islands, and much more!

A vacation here can be combined with a stay at its sister property, Kuda Huraa, which is a lushly tropical private island close to Male airport, renowned for its exceptional surf and easy charm. Both are linked by the luxury catamaran Four Seasons Explorer. Which cruises between the two resorts stopping at exceptional dive sites, tiny uninhabited beaches, and remote island communities along the way.

In 2017, Four Seasons also opened an ultraluxe private island, called Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, a secluded haven that transcends the private island experience for a maximum of 22 guests.

Hotel website: Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

  • Other accolades: The Four Seasons resorts in the Maldives also feature in MALDIVES ONLY LUXURY HOTELS
  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Blissful Travel Escapes (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, $100 USD spa credit, welcome amenity in the room on arrival, and departure gift).
Four Seasons Luxury Hotels In Maldives

10. PARK HYATT MALDIVES HADAHAA

Situated on an exclusive island 400 km (250 mi) south of Malé and 55 km (35 mi) north of the Equator in one of the world’s deepest atolls, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa – Hyatt’s only five-star luxury hotel in the Maldives – blesses its guests with a barefoot luxury resort experience.

The sleek interiors of the 50 villas are luxuriously designed and furnished to ensure guest comfort and privacy, whilst maintaining environmental sensitivity. The accommodations are nestled within the island’s tropical foliage, mere steps away from the turquoise waters or perched over the water with sweeping ocean vistas.

All villas have direct access to the beach or ocean and feature floor-to-ceiling windows with doors that lead out to a private deck, some fitted with a personal plunge pool. The resort is framed by a mesmerizing and vast coral reef with diverse marine life, more abundant and varied than anywhere else in the Maldives.

Hotel website: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Other accolades: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa also features in my top 10 lists of the best luxury hotels for amazing award redemptions, the world’s most remote luxury hotels. the best resorts in the Maldives for snorkeling, and the most fabulous overwater villas in the Maldives.

  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Blissful Travel (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD food & beverage credit; guests staying a minimum of 5 nights also receive a 50 min massage for two people, per room, once during stay).
  • Review: read reviews of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa here.

11. Kurumba Island Resort

This premium resort has all the amenities you could ever want when looking for a luxurious vacation. It comes with its own private island, 24-hour complimentary service, and is located in Lhohifushi Island. You can enjoy top-of-the-line services that are guaranteed to make you feel like a king or queen. They also offer packages for any kind of occasion, whether it is a honeymoon, family vacation, or just an escape from the outside world!

12. Constance Halaveli Maldives

This luxury resort has everything but your kitchen sink and then some! It’s located on its own private island and comes with one of the Maldives ‘ most awaited restaurants; The Dining Room. There are three outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor spa facilities, a fitness center, a golf course nearby (with greens fees not included), a children’s activity room, dance lessons (for couples), and much more! You can also enjoy many different water sports at your disposal including jet-skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, and windsurfing. You can enjoy any of these activities for free if you book one of the Halaveli Resorts luxury Maldives packages!

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13. Kanuhura Maldives

This resort offers some of the finest amenities around including world-class cuisine, personal butler service to every room, private pools in select suite rooms, world-class spa facilities (they even come with their very own personal butlers!), and much more. The staff at this resort are well trained and ready to cater to your every need on your honeymoon or anniversary vacation. There is a range of activities that you can do while on your stay which includes scuba diving, jet-skiing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and more!

14. Constance Moofushi Resort

This resort is like an oasis in the middle of nowhere! It has its own private island (Moofushi Island) with over 20 beaches to enjoy while you are staying here. They offer over 30 water activities which include scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, surfing, and kayaking. There is also a range of land-based activities that you can partake in including tennis, a fitness center, a spa facility to soothe your tired muscles at the end of a long day in the Maldives, and more. You can also enjoy a beautiful sunset or sunrise at one of their two restaurants that serve only the finest dining experiences.

15. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The food at this resort is simply amazing! There are two restaurants that offer exquisite cuisine including Italian, Japanese, and seafood dishes to choose from. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner on your own private sandbank while a boat service will bring you your dinner right to your table! This resort is considered one of the most “green” resorts in the Maldives Islands because it focuses on environmental conservation through recycling, energy efficiency, and waste management. They also have their very own Eco Centre to showcase how they are investing back into the environment!

16. W Retreat & Spa Maldives Hadahaa

This luxury resort has so much to offer! There are 67 luxury villas to choose from each with its own private pool and outdoor living room. On top of this, they have over 30 water-based activities that you can take part in including scuba diving, jet-skiing, canoeing, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, banana boating, and more! They also have a fitness center and spa facility to keep you active and relaxed during your stay. You can even arrange for a private barbecue or picnic on one of the nearby islands!

17. The House Maldives Rangali Island

This luxurious resort has over 50 beach villas to choose from each with its own private pool, outdoor living area, and more. While you are here, you can enjoy a variety of activities including scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, sea-walking, reef walking (they have their own turtle breeding sanctuary), and more. They also have two spas on the resort which offer different treatments to choose from that will surely relax your mind, body, and soul.

So, what luxury Maldives resort are you going to choose? They all sound incredible but it is up to you and your family to decide. One thing is for certain: you will never forget your time spent at a luxurious Maldives resort!

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