Top 10 luxury resorts in Maldives

The Maldives conjures images of turquoise waters lapping at pristine white sand beaches, a haven for relaxation and adventure. Scattered across the Indian Ocean, these idyllic islands boast some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. But with so many options, choosing the perfect Maldivian escape can feel overwhelming.

Worry not, intrepid traveller! To help you navigate this paradise, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 Maldives resorts, each catering to a unique vacation style:

1. Hurawalhi Maldives (Lhaviyani Atoll)


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Yearning for an overwater escape with a touch of exclusivity? Hurawalhi Maldives delivers. Immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery, private island vibes, and award-winning underwater dining at the iconic 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. Craving Asian delights? Kashibo awaits.

2. One&Only Reethi Rah (North Malé Atoll)


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Indulge in unparalleled luxury at this sprawling resort. Every villa boasts a private plunge pool and the extensive beachfront beckons relaxation. Savour world-class seafood with stunning ocean views at Fanditha or explore Japanese flavours at Tapasake.

3. COMO Maalifushi (Thaa Atoll)


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Seeking serenity and wellness? Look no further than COMO Maalifushi. This eco-conscious haven is renowned for its yoga facilities and pristine house reef. For healthy and delicious cuisine, head to The Spa Café. Craving international flavours with a local twist? Tai offers a delightful culinary adventure.

4. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives (North Malé Atoll)

Escape to this haven for ultimate privacy and barefoot luxury. Relax in your overwater villa with a private pool, and indulge in fresh seafood at The Beach Grill or innovative Japanese fare at By The Sea.

5. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa (North Malé Atoll)

Perfect for families, this resort offers a dedicated kids’ club and a variety of watersports activities. Dine on international cuisine with a Maldivian touch at Café Huraa or tuck into fresh seafood specialties at Crust.

6. JOALI Maldives (Raa Atoll)


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Immerse yourself in a vibrant fusion of artistic design and Maldivian culture at JOALI Maldives. Explore a diverse culinary scene, from Southeast Asian flavours at Vandhoo to fresh Italian dishes at Bellinis.

7. Soneva Jani (Noonu Atoll)


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Experience unparalleled luxury and innovation at this award-winning resort. Relax in your private villa with a retractable roof observatory, and embark on a culinary adventure at unique restaurants like So Fresh for healthy options and So Wild for an elevated treetop dining experience.

8. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (South Malé Atoll)

Prepare for an unforgettable experience at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, boasting the world’s first underwater restaurant, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views as you indulge in international cuisine at Mandhoo Spa Restaurant.

9. Vakkaru Maldives (Baa Atoll)

Embrace a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere at this family-friendly resort. Enjoy a variety of dining options, from fresh Italian fare at Isoletta to multi-cuisine dishes at Vakkaru.

10. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands (Fari Islands)

Experience unparalleled luxury at this new resort, part of the Fari Islands development. Dine at a variety of world-class restaurants, including the renowned Nobu Beach and Tum Tum serves Asian cuisine from a food truck-style setting.

Whether you seek ultimate relaxation, underwater adventures, or family fun, the Maldives has a resort to fulfil your dreams. Consider your travel style, desired activities, and culinary preferences when making your choice. With its breathtaking beauty and luxurious accommodations, the Maldives promises an unforgettable escape.

Bonus Tip: Research the best time to visit the Maldives based on your preferences. The dry season (December to April) offers sunshine and calm seas, while the wet season (May to November) boasts lush greenery and potential for better deals.