Five Star Resorts in Maldives provide unrivalled value and experience, just a short seaplane ride from Male. Renowned for its marine life interactions and eco-friendly practices, these luxury properties make the ultimate escape.
This all-inclusive rate covers meals and snacks (made from produce grown on the island), unlimited alcoholic beverages, daily minibar refills, one sunset cruise and more.
- One&Only Reethi Beach
Maldives is a true paradise – featuring powdery white sand beaches, crystal-clear ocean waters and lush tropical islands with vibrant orange sunsets dotted across them. Few places on earth can rival this magical archipelago located in the Indian Ocean.
One&Only Reethi Beach is one of the Maldives’ top resorts and part of the luxurious One&Only group, known for their incredible food, impressive accommodations and stunning locations.
Reethi Rah is the perfect setting to experience world-class luxury, featuring twelve idyllic beaches spanning six kilometres and offering world-class experiences for exploring coral atolls and crystal clear lagoons of this spectacular destination. Reethi means ‘beautiful island’ in Dhivehi, Maldives’ official language. Reethi is home to an octopus-shaped island teeming with life – perfect for diving or simply lazing by its private lagoon! It offers world class luxury for exploring nearby coral atolls and crystal clear lagoons!
Reethi Rah offers an abundance of beach and water villas suitable for couples and families, while for something extra special stay in one of Reethi Rah’s Overwater Suites with split level verandas and steps leading directly into the ocean.
Water and beach villas offer spacious accommodations with exquisite ocean views. Additionally, guests can visit the on-site spa to pamper themselves with massages and body treatments available there.
Other resort amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a fitness center and complimentary wireless Internet access. There are six restaurants located within the resort; Reethi Restaurant provides Asian cuisine while in-room dining and room service are also offered to make dining as simple and hassle-free as possible.
Breakfast here is truly impressive with an extensive menu offering fruit, veggies, cold cuts and cheeses all kept ultra fresh in an amazing cold section. Additionally, hot cooking stations allow larger dishes to be prepared upon request.
This luxury hotel prides itself on being environmentally-friendly and works hard to reduce its carbon footprint. One of their primary initiatives has been reducing waste while they also offer green energy purchases through their program. Furthermore, there are multiple recycling and sustainability initiatives within the resort as well as supporting marine conservation efforts.
- Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, located just 25 minutes by speedboat from Male, offers stunning beaches and traditional Maldivian architecture, as well as family-friendly amenities. It features 96 villas and bungalows inspired by thatched architecture both on land and water; many come equipped with private pools as well as bathrooms offering luxurious oversized tubs with outdoor showers for added luxury. In addition, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa boasts an outstanding spa accessed via traditional Maldivian boat transport as well as four restaurants/bars/sandbank barbecues/private overwater gazebos to take in everything the resort has to offer!
We were lucky to stay in a large Beach Bungalow with Pool, which was an ideal size for our family of four. It had a spacious wraparound deck equipped with not one but two overwater nets to relax on and an upper and lower seating area equipped with lounge chairs and umbrella. Plus there was even more than enough loungers around in addition to its main swimming area!
Villa was located just a short walk from the beach, yet we could still hear waves crashing upon shore while relaxing in our room – incredible soundscape! Bathroom had amazing features including soaking tub, separate walk-in shower with large window and beautiful outdoor shower – we would absolutely recommend it as accommodation choice!
All rooms include twice-daily housekeeping services and complimentary fresh fruit, coffee and tea, flat-screen TVs and beach villas are equipped with private plunge pools. Although this resort is all-inclusive, I didn’t stay for dinner or lunch during my stay there so cannot attest to how they fare.
Baraabaru and Reef Club provide Asian and Italian cuisine respectively, while casual Cafe Huraa and Kandu Grill served up tasty meals on our final evening there. There were several meal plan packages available at the hotel as well; we opted for Bed and Breakfast which includes daily buffet service at Cafe Huraa plus two a la carte meals per day.
- Amilla Fushi
Amilla Fushi is one of Maldives’s premier luxury resorts, located at UNESCO’s Baa Atoll and accessible via seaplane from Male International airport. Offering beautiful private island accommodation options including beach and lagoon houses, treetop villas and ocean reef rooms; Amilla Fushi boasts an outstanding setting. It features powdery white beaches, lush jungle and clear waters to make for an unparalleled stay experience.
Amilla Fushi stands out from other Maldivian resorts by breaking from tradition with its treetop living concept – designed as family homes complete with living area, bedroom and private infinity pool – offering something different than other Maldive resorts that specialize in tropical luxury. It offers treetop living at this resort unlike anything else found anywhere in the Maldives.
Hotel Athirru enjoys an outstanding reputation for its superb services and amenities, such as attentive yet never intrusive staff, delicious cuisine and beautiful rooms. Furthermore, this resort is famous for its marine conservation activities as well as numerous water sport activities available to its guests. Plus it is unique among Maldive 5 star resorts by providing personal butler service, creating a seamless and stress-free stay!
Amilla Resort aims to stay ahead of the competition, which is why they recently unveiled their ‘Wellness Your Way’ program, featuring an assortment of wellness treatments and activities designed to make guests feel and look their best while visiting. This initiative seeks to deliver maximum relaxation during every stay at Amilla.
As a result, the resort has implemented various innovative treatments and even opened a spa on their island to meet this growing demand.
The property offers an abundance of dining options, with the main restaurant as an outstanding example. Here you’ll find everything from fresh seafood and Asian cuisine to Mediterranean fare and vegetarian fare – as well as an outdoor pool bar where you can watch the sunset from while sipping cocktails!
- Hulhule Island
Hulhule Island Hotel and Resort is an exquisite oasis that caters to leisure and business travellers alike, located on an international airport island. Offering luxurious amenities with exceptionally high standards of excellence, Hulhule’s soothing atmosphere is the ideal place for unwinding and taking in all its shades of blue while gazing upon stunning Indian Ocean sunsets.
The hotel features 136 rooms spread across three floors with ocean views. Room amenities include a minibar, free Wi-Fi access and flat screen television. Bathroom amenities include bathrobes and slippers along with bathtubs for your comfort – plus some rooms even come equipped with their own private balconies!
At the resort, guests can engage in various recreational activities including golf putting, beach volleyball and tennis; plus gym and sauna use. For guests wanting some pampering they can visit Duniye Spa which provides massages and body treatments as well as several restaurants and bars where guests can dine or have drinks.
Free shuttles transport guests between the city centre and airport, making this hotel popular with both business travellers and transit travellers looking for an overnight stay before or after their flight. Onsite restaurants such as Champs sports bar are popular with expats as well as locals looking for an alternative to more upmarket hotels in town.
This resort is conveniently situated within walking distance to Victory Wreck Dive Site and Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, Republic Square and People’s Majlis, featuring a coffee shop offering breakfast and lunch service, restaurant seating both indoor and outdoors, pool bar, lounge bar, as well as coffee service for breakfast or lunch at its cafe bar. In addition, a pool bar and lounge bar provide an opportunity for relaxation.
This resort isn’t ideal for extended stays and may be overpriced relative to Maldives, but is an affordable solution if travelling with children near an airport or need to stay close by. Dining options abound with sunset deck being particularly popular with adults as well as children alike. In addition, this hotel also has fitness center facilities, sauna and jacuzzi services for added relaxation.