Top Resorts in the Maldives


Maldives is an idyllic tropical destination with soft beaches and turquoise lagoons teeming with vibrant marine life. At luxury resorts in Maldives, guests can experience world-class spa services and unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Get away from it all in an overwater bungalow or discover its rich marine life by snorkeling – these luxurious resorts provide all-inclusive packages, making for the ideal trip.

  1. Amilla Fushi

Amilla Resort caters to families and new couples seeking relaxation through nature. Not just your standard resort experience – 70% of Amilla Island remains wild and undeveloped by human hands, offering numerous sandy trails for exploring, unspoiled beaches and quiet corners where visitors can watch sunset from verandahs or verandah chairs.

Amilla Fushi offers an unparalleled desert island escape in the form of refined escapism. Nestled within the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, the resort provides upgraded forms of luxury at every turn; luxurious water villas stretch over crystal clear waters while beach house sanctuaries rest pristine shorelines while charming tree houses rest under lush canopy foliage.

The resort’s 59 villas represent contemporary Maldivian design at its finest; white modern cuboids with private pools and a Cote D’Azur aesthetic, covered with blue hues and featuring large sofas, sculptural pieces and Aesop toiletries for an infusion of vitamin sea. Even their bathrooms live up to this high standard; large tubs and showers, bespoke Aesop toiletries as well as outdoor showers add the perfect splash of fresh sea air!

At our resort’s restaurants, guests can experience a range of dining experiences; fine Italian flavors can be found in the exquisitely curated Barolo Grill while our world class cellar boasts bottles to satisfy even the most discerning wine connoisseur. Sip a glass of Piedmont red while lazing under rustling palms while feasting on freshly made pasta dishes or juicy meats or seafood prepared to perfection and retreat back to your pool or beachside retreat to let all your worries melt away – true holiday bliss awaits you!

  1. The Westin Kihavah Maldives Resort & Spa

Baa Atoll, located within a UNESCO-protected marine biological reserve, provides an idyllic getaway. Accessed via seaplane or speedboat from its airport location, its whitewashed manors stand out against a backdrop of palms with huge decks offering gorgeous poolside views – room sizes are spacious yet private with enormous decks offering stunning vistas; rooms offer huge amounts of privacy with expansive decks leading right out onto delectable pools – offering full castaway experiences or try staying overnight on an isolated beach house (where sleeping is also an option!). For an unforgettable castaway experience try opting for an exotic beach house with enormous decks – either that way or dining out on one of Baa Atoll’s many beautiful beach houses (where you can sleep too!).

Soneva Fushi goes all-out when it comes to eco-friendliness: its eco-friendly approach takes form as an island resort in Baa Atoll accessible via seaplane from Male. Boasting six restaurants, six beach-front palapas and an elite spa; but what really sets this island resort apart are its watery attractions: snorkel Hanifaru Bay’s Indian Ocean reef for some snorkeling action, taste wine at underwater restaurant SEA (with over 450 bottles in their cellar), stargaze through SKY (the Maldives’ only overwater observatory).

At this opulent resort, the seduction factor is amplified. With 77 villas to suit families and couples alike – garden villas hidden among greenery; peak-roofed beach ones hugging an impossibly white sand beach; vast overwater versions perched high over translucent lagoon water providing clear views of sunset; as well as North African spot Botanica serving exquisite cuisine to Crab Shack for foodies- this destination has something special in store!

At this upscale resort, honeymooners will be in good hands thanks to staff that take great pride in their attention to detail. In-house wedding photographers will capture these unforgettable memories as the couple stroll the resort’s glistening infinity pool or casual beach bars; though not everything at the resort is romantic: children are welcomed into a large kids’ club while there is plenty of Corbusier-cool style in its villas.

  1. Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Resort, situated on Meerufenfushi island in North Male’ Atoll is just 55 minutes away from Velana International Airport by scenic speedboat ride. Boasting turquoise waters and long stretches of white sand beach dotted with coconut palms and vibrant coral reefs abundant with marine life, Meeru makes for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday experience.

At this resort, there is something for every budget and accommodation need. Ranging from secluded garden houses nestled among trees to stylish over-the-water hideaways, all rooms are well equipped with linen service and blackout curtains – as well as amenities such as flat screen TV, mini bar and private bathrooms complete with shower and bathrobes for an enjoyable stay.

Dining options at the resort are diverse and exquisite, including numerous restaurants and cafes serving delicious cuisine from across the world. In addition, these eateries act as social gathering points where themed dinners and dance parties take place regularly.

There are 286 rooms decorated in tropical style with pale wood walls, tile or wooden flooring and private terrace or porch access, king-sized bed, air-conditioning and in-room amenities such as coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar.

The Deluxe Room option at the hotel provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to all guests – an excellent way to maximize your vacation and experience as much of the resort as possible! Couples and families alike frequently opt for this accommodation option. In addition, an All-inclusive Plus plan offers not only meals and beverages, but also most island activities – such as Sunset Dolphin Cruise!

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

At the forefront of 2021 openings is this luxurious resort in Maldives; one of its main draws will surely be its Ritz-Carlton affiliation – only about 100 hotels from this brand exist globally, so seeing them arrive here in such an iconic destination like this property is truly rare and won’t disappoint any traveler’s dreams of travel.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives features villas built over azure waters and situated along beach coves to blur the line between indoors and out. Each villa boasts breath-taking water views, private infinity pools and sundecks with Aris Meeha personal butler services for extra convenience. Kerry Hill – known for designing several legendary Aman properties such as Datai Langkawi and Datai Labawi properties as well as The Ritz-Carlton Maldives’ futuristic design without thatched roofs anywhere – is responsible for designing The Ritz-Carlton Maldives’ bold futuristic design; no trace of thatched roofs exist anywhere!

As for amenities, guests will discover an idyllic spa inspired by nature’s energy that could easily become the stand-out feature on the island with eye-catching aerial renderings shared globally before it opened for business. Visitors can book treatments prior to or during their stay.

Dining options at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives are diverse, from Southern Italian flavors at La Locanda and Summer Pavilion noodle and dumpling dishes, sushi at Iwau, to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s marine biology program that hosts activities to foster connection to the environment regardless of diving ability or not. Their team at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives can also arrange marine biologist-led dives, full day boat charters and reciprocal dining benefits between Patina and Capella resorts in Fari Islands development for all guests staying in The Ritz-Carlton Maldives during your stay if dining between these resorts with reciprocal benefits between each property!

  1. Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Island Resort in North Male Atoll is an idyllic five-star getaway, boasting rooms equipped with their own freshwater plunge pool and sun deck, Bose sound system, flat-screen TV, Thakuru (butler) service and Thakuru butler service for each room. Guests may opt to stay either in an overwater bungalow with glass floors and spa treatment room or beach villa featuring swaying palms that give direct access to the lagoon.

Make a night of it on the water by booking a traditional Maldivian Dhoni and enjoying an on-board meal prepared by your own personal chef while sailing the islands of the Maldives. At your resort there are three restaurants, bar, and an impressive underground wine cellar; plus an overwater yoga pavilion and fully equipped gym offer workout opportunities without leaving.

Aquum Spa draws its inspiration from nature with its soothing design and cutting-edge treatments, including its world’s first underwater massage rooms and indulgent services like yoga, fitness training, and personalized wellness programs to bring guests a higher level of blissful satisfaction.

Feeling Koi offers fine fishy cuisine while Raw and Grilled Seafood at Celsius provide healthy alternatives. Additionally, destination dining services allow staff to set up tables anywhere on your beachside deck or edge of reef; simply ask! Those with a sweet tooth should visit Chocolate Room while cigar enthusiasts will love spending their free time at UMbar!

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