Maldives resorts have advanced significantly since tourism first arrived here in the early 1970s. Now, beachside bars serve exquisite cocktails while restaurants extend over clear lagoons for scenic dining experiences.
Landaa Giraavaru offers luxurious living on Baa Atoll, 30 minutes by seaplane from Male. Boasting 103 luxurious thatch-roof villas adorned with timbered sunbathing terraces and pools that look out onto the sparkling ocean waters, Landaa Giraavaru promises an indulgent escape for travelers who seek relaxation in paradise.
- Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort is your go-to luxury island retreat. Situated on its own private island, this 5-star resort provides guests with an array of facilities designed to make their vacation exceptional – such as snorkeling and diving opportunities or relaxing spa massages. Furthermore, dining options including bar/nightclub as well as gym/pool/sauna are also provided during their stay.
As soon as you arrive at the resort, friendly staff will welcome you warmly before whisking you away on a buggy to your villa. From above, this resort looks absolutely breathtaking, boasting lush greenery and turquoise waters in abundance. Inside is modern yet warm and welcoming making you feel right at home!
The resort features 90 perfectly situated Villas, both Ocean and Beach villas. Each one offers an oasis of serenity, and their design was developed with sustainability at heart – you’ll find eco-friendly touches ranging from glass bottles to woodworks scattered across the property, and each villa comes complete with its own private terrace offering spectacular ocean or beach views.
At this hotel, guests have their choice of meal plans from half-board to all-inclusive. From delicious restaurant dishes to outdoor dining experiences and even boat transportation to nearby islands for entertainment and drinks – guests have everything they need at this resort for a comfortable and enjoyable stay!
Hurawalhi Island Resort provides many fun activities, from playing sports to simply relaxing by the pool. Spend time at the gym where you’ll work up a sweat before unwinding with a cocktail in hand! For even more entertainment and fun head to either nightclub/karaoke rooms/shop on site. Hurawalhi Island Resort makes for an exceptional and luxurious Maldives holiday!
- Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu offers idyllic 5-star luxury combined with an unparalleled dedication to conservation and sustainability both above and below water. Boasting 97 rustically stylish villas spread across beachfront and overwater locations, each villa was carefully designed to blend in seamlessly with the stunning natural beauty of Laamu Atoll while boasting private pools and upper decks to take in its magnificent panoramas.
At the resort’s organic gardens are grown the vegetables and herbs used in its restaurants, specifically LEAF Restaurant with glass-bottom tables floating above the lagoon and an ocean-view Chill Bar for dining on foodie delights. Their wine cellar provides vintages from all around the world while signature cocktails created with spirits, fresh fruit and organic juices can also be found there.
Join marine biologists from the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) at your hotel to experience its underwater splendors! MUI is home to one of the largest resort-based manta ray research and education programs globally as well as helping protect coral reefs throughout Laamu Atoll as well as guaranteeing all fish purchased is sustainably caught.
The Six Senses Spa offers an exquisite treat for both body and spirit, featuring stylish private treatment rooms offering holistic therapies. Additionally, enjoy yoga at the beach pavilion or get active at our modern gym and fitness centre.
Join the MUI team on Jetty A to assist in protecting these marine treasures! Other water activities include sunset dhoni cruises to spot dolphins or non-motorised water sports activities.
Six sSenses Laamu Atoll Resort may not be easy to reach; it takes an inter-island domestic flight of 35 minutes from Male followed by 15-minute speedboat ride; but those willing to make the effort will find themselves on an oasis that feels as untouched by humans as it did upon its discovery.
- The South Ari Atoll
South Ari Atoll is a stunning marine reserve situated within an exquisite turquoise lagoon and offering some of the Maldives’ premier diving opportunities. Manta rays and whale sharks can often be seen feeding on its nutrient-rich waters while deep-water channels serve as sites of marine aggregation.
The LUX* South Ari Atoll resort stands out as an exceptional Maldives experience for guests, offering 193 villas dotted along powder fine beaches and overlooking crystal clear water. Voted Reader’s Choice award by Conde Nast Traveller, it showcases classic beach house style found throughout this destination.
Rooms at LUX* Hotel can either be situated overwater or on land and guests can select their desired location during booking. Its large spa provides a range of treatments and there are two infinity pools; floodlit tennis courts and Technogym fitness centres also exist as do various dining options such as Cafe Lux’s island-roasted coffee, Paradiso cinema or its magical Tree of Wishes to make every guest’s stay truly special.
LUX* is located on the picturesque island of Dhidhoofinolhu, approximately 25 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport. As this island serves as a protected marine reserve, wildlife abounds around it and surrounding dive sites – especially during dry season when manta rays and whale sharks gather in these waters to feed off of their rich nutrients.
South Ari Atoll is one of the largest and most diverse atolls in Maldives. Boasting an expansive central lagoon divided into north and south by channels and featuring resort islands such as Madivaru Reef and Angaga Thila that both host manta rays, it boasts world-class diving.
- Angsana Velavaru
This 5-star resort is an island paradise come to life. Situated on a turtle-shaped island in its own private reef-rounded lagoon, it has all of the tropical essentials covered – PADI diving facilities, snorkelling excursions, glass-bottom canoe trips and award-winning spa treatments await visitors here, while upgrading* room options may allow access to an overwater villa complete with private pool. Afterward, kids can have fun at Rangers’ Club.
At the resort’s 113 rooms are individually decorated in Maldivian-inspired decor and provide various accommodation options, ranging from beach rooms to signature InOcean villas. Each has an airy minimalist design ideal for restful sleeping. Each offers direct access to crystal-clear waters of the lagoon with direct access to its crystal clear waters as well as private plunge pools for added relaxation.
Breakfast is provided daily, while lunch and dinner options include the main restaurant Kaani and Kuredhi Bar, along with packed lunches available upon request for those planning day trips.
Angsana Velavaru stands as an outstanding example of sustainable tourism, and visitors can rest assured that this resort values and prioritizes nature. Diving excursions visit over 30 nearby spots with world-class instructors on hand to assist both newcomers and experienced divers – with children as young as 8 eligible for lessons through its “Bubble Maker” program!
At Angsana Velavaru’s sunset dolphin cruise is an opportunity of a lifetime: seeing these magnificent mammals in their natural environment! A memorable way to end any trip, and will likely become the highlight of your holiday. Additionally, Angsana Velavaru offers many other fun and exciting activities from water sports to yoga and wellness classes!