Top Hotels in Maldives Looking for an amazing luxury resort that will feel like your own private island? Consider this opulent destination, featuring beachfront villas and bungalows, top-of-the-line food offerings and even its own house reef!
Couples will savor romantic evenings by dining ankle-deep in water or rocking out to DJs; singletons and friends can take advantage of this resort’s pool party atmosphere too!
- Dusit Thani Maldives
This resort is an exquisite example of elegant Thai hospitality combined with stylish barefoot luxury. Conceived and constructed in 2012, it is situated amidst white sandy beaches, an amazing 360 degree living house reef and turquoise lagoons. Situated on Mudhdhoo Island of Baa Atoll – which was designated the Maldives’ inaugural UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – just 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport or 10 minutes via speedboat from Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport of Baa Atoll.
Guest can enjoy a wide range of amenities and experiences that blend the best of Thailand and Maldives, such as dining options. This resort provides three restaurants offering borderless dining, two bars and Devarana Spa (meaning ‘garden in heaven”) featuring elevated treatment pods nestled among coconut trees; for health conscious travellers it offers beach yoga classes taught by resident yogis; modern gym facilities with fitness classes for guests; snorkeling gear for each guest as well as bicycles to ride – plus two floodlit tennis courts!
At this resort, 108 airy villas and residences feature wood floors, Asian silks and natural materials such as stones. Suites provide private terraces or balconies as well as luxurious bathrooms featuring large rain showers for ultimate bathing pleasure and direct beach or ocean access. Couples and honeymooners may opt for romantic overwater villas; spacious beach residences also offer separate bedrooms to accommodate families with young children.
Dusit Thani Maldives rooms are comfortable and spacious, featuring high-tech touches like flat-screen TVs equipped with Bose surround sound systems and Nespresso machines. In-room fitness programs and spa services can also be requested as special touches for an unforgettable stay.
At this resort, there is an impressive list of restaurants and bars, such as Benjarong. Enjoy Thai, Indian and Sri Lankan fare at Benjarong as well as seafood and grill dishes from Sea Grill. Additionally, recreational activities offered include swimming pool with bar service and beachside lounge area as well as spa services, gift store/souvenir store as well as 24-hour room service.
- Baros Maldives
Baros Maldives offers the ideal luxury getaway. Only 30 minutes by speedboat from Male’s airport, its intimate boutique property features just 75 villas dotted across its picturesque shores and coral lagoon. Explore underwater world with dive or yacht trips; otherwise just unwind by relaxing by its main infinity pool and pamper yourself at its spa.
Baros’ unique location on a semicircular island floating in North Male Atoll sets it apart from other resorts. Opened in 1973 as one of three inaugural Maldivian resorts, this tropical dream feels like paradise from the moment you step onto its beach. Its architecture fuses island authenticity and opulence into strict biophilic designs; all 58 villas and suites provide direct access to its blue waters or shallow bio-luminescent lagoon.
Its flagship restaurant, The Lighthouse, is an architectural marvel with its white roof sailing gracefully over the lagoon. Dine here for seafood and modern cuisine as you admire the picturesque horizon view; watch sunsets while sipping champagne during cocktail hour on Piano Deck; or experience it casually at Cayenne Grill’s thatched gazebo or Lime Restaurant’s Asian plates – private dining can even be arranged in-villa or on an isolated sandbank, while drinks are served throughout the day at The Lighthouse Lounge and Sails Bar.
Each elegant villa comes equipped with essential amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and movies-on-demand. In addition, spacious rooms come equipped with private balconies or terraces and luxurious bathrooms offer an oversized tub, separate shower and tea/coffee making facilities for added convenience.
Baros offers guests a selection of packages to meet their specific needs, including the all-inclusive Baros Delight package which provides all meals at The Lighthouse and other restaurants, plus unlimited drinks. Furthermore, an exclusive membership program rewards repeat visitors with benefits like complimentary nights and spa credits.
- Gili Lankanfushi
Gili Lankanfushi stands out with an unrivalled location, making it perfect for couples, families or solo travellers looking to experience all that the Maldives has to offer. Set on an unspoiled island within an expansive lagoon just 20 minutes from the airport – Gili Lankanfushi boasts its trademark warm hospitality that allows its guests to come “as guests, leave as friends, return as family.”
Gili Lankanfushi first opened as the inaugural overwater villa resort in the Maldives back in 2000, now owned by HPL (Hotel Properties Limited), and quickly established itself as an iconic tropical private island experience. Boasting an eco-friendly ethos, guests can take pleasure in relaxing on one of its 45 overwater villas or one of seven standalone Crusoe Residences for ultimate barefoot luxury.
Overwater villas are spacious and inviting, featuring chunky wood furnishings that radiate warmth and colonial style. There’s an open-air living area complete with lounge and dining space, while upstairs you’ll find sleeping quarters complete with their own rooftop terrace and bathtub for breathtaking sunset views. When arriving you are greeted by Mr Friday – your personal butler who will ensure every moment is maximized during your time at the resort.
When not exploring the waters or relaxing on the beaches, guests can take advantage of the spa’s treatments which include deep-tissue massages, body wraps and aromatherapy. There are two restaurants onsite – By the Sea and Kashiveli – serving fusion and Japanese cuisine respectively. Those seeking something extra luxurious should visit the resort’s underground chocolate cave/wine cellar where fine wines or champagnes may be enjoyed with dinner.
As an added treat, take advantage of the on-site scuba diving center to experience world-renowned reefs nearby or experience Maldives from above with a sightseeing seaplane ride.
- The Standard Maldives
The Standard brand may be best known for enlivening South Beach nights, but its arrival in the Maldives heralds an exciting new style of tropical getaway. Think Miami South Beach meets Indian Ocean, with tennis and shisha as activities coupled with cocktails/mocktails packed with good-for-you ingredients and games of tennis or shisha on the Indian Ocean beach, all served up alongside wellness programs including children’s club activities, overwater yoga sessions, floating assault courses (seasonal) and floating assault courses (seasonal).
At our 115 villas just steps from the sand or water, natural decor and elements inspired by their surroundings adorn each villa. Upgrade to a residence for extra living room space and glass-floor entryway entryway entry.
Kula offers all-day dining, with buffet style dishes from multiple cuisines served buffet style and beachfront BBQ Shak dishes served grilled style. Furthermore, Guduguda specialises in Maldivian cuisine and boasts low seating with woven rugs lining its perimeter for optimal dining.
Spa services at this hotel feature luxurious treatments to promote self-care, such as a communal hammam, cypress aroma steam room and nine private treatment rooms. Indulge in ocean-front wellness sessions such as yoga, meditation, sound healing or acupuncture sessions for an elevated experience.
The Standard Maldives Resort, situated on Huruvalhi Island in Raa Atoll, is approximately a 35-minute seaplane journey from Male Airport. Third-party transfers via seaplane are available at an additional cost – please inform us if this will be required when making your booking. Alternatively, Jetsmart provides roundtrip transfer services at up to USD 290 savings per person when booked directly through them – guests arriving and departing international flights must provide their flight details when making booking.