33 of the Best 5 Star Resorts in the Maldives

Best 5 Star Resorts in Maldives – looking for a gorgeous, luxurious hotel or resort in the Maldives?  There are so many to choose from whether it’s couples only, family friendly, top of the range or the best five star resorts in the Maldives for diving.

Here is our list of the best five star resort in the Maldives.


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The Nautilus Maldives

The Nautilus is located on the Baa Atoll in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, it is an ultra-luxe bohemian hideaway in the Maldives, with only 26 beach and ocean houses and residences. Each house and residence benefits from full Butler service with a dedicated House Master, taking bespoke luxury to a new level, catering to each guest’s individual needs to create a programme of unique experiences. With a huge selection of activities for all ages, from bespoke culinary adventures to underwater adventures and private yacht cruises.

The Nautilus provides guests with the freedom to create the holiday they desire. The private island resort features three restaurants and two bars, as well as Solasta Spa which provides bespoke wellness programmes, a range of treatments, as well as yoga, fitness and meditation classes.

Created by a Maldivian hospitality visionary who was instrumental in developing numerous award-winning resorts, The Nautilus is the benchmark for ultra-luxury, not just in the Maldives but worldwide. His legacy is carried forward through the bohemian philosophy of the island by the next generation of the family.

The Nautilus was named ‘Best Resort in the Indian Ocean’ in Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 and amongst the top three Best Resorts in the World. It was also listed in Condé Nast Traveller’s highly prestigious The Gold List 2021 and Condé Nast Traveller Middle East’s The Gold List 2021, and recognised as ‘Best Private Island Retreat’ in Tatler Travel Awards 2021. Most recently, The Nautilus Maldives was named by Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the top resorts in the Indian Ocean and has also been recognised by Tripadvisor as one of the top 10% of hotels worldwide in the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

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Joali, Maldives

Muravandhoo Island Raa Atoll, Maldives

One of the most luxurious 5 star resorts in the Maldives is JOALI.   Located on Muravandhoo island on the Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives, JOALI features 73 private beach and water villas and residences. Each villa is inspired by individual stories and designed to evoke this sensibility throughout. JOALI Spa by Espa is inspired by the tropical surrounds and offers indulgent treatments. A fitness center offers expert trainers and expansive views of the turquoise hued blue ocean and deep green flora and fauna.

There are four restaurants that provide inventive fusion cuisine. Vandhoo Restaurant – a specially designed dining experience spanning tastes from across South-East Asia, China, the Mediterranean and the Levant, Gourmet gallivants will indulge in experiential dining choices, superlative breakfast spreads and an impressive cellar of hand-picked wines and vintages to match. Her Kitchen – a personalised culinary experience for guests to learn how to cook (and enjoy) local Maldivian recipes.

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Kandima Maldives

Dhaalu Atoll 20212, Maldives

Five star family Friendly Kandima Maldives is smart, playful, rooted, and responsible.  It’s a game-changing resort and an affordable lifestyle destination.

This 3-kilometer resort is a place with an authentic Maldivian soul. It is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology. Kandima Maldives is part of the hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts, and caters for guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time, this 264-room beach resort has something for everybody.

With one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives, football pitch, tennis, and volleyball courts, Aquaholics water sports and dive center, Kula art studio and many more, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

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Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Bolifushi Island Kaafu Atoll, 20222, Maldives

Another five star resort in the Maldives,  Bolifushi island is the centre of a conscious balance between wellness and indulgence with the resort’s healing ‘Wellness Your Way’ journeys that are designed to blend healthy practices with a quintessential Maldivian holiday experience. The program offers three brackets—Wellness Seeker, Wellness Rendezvous, and Wellness Rejuvenation—to suit the individual guest’s desired holistic goals.

The new year brings with it endless opportunities for fresh starts—and what’s a better time than now to refresh our wellness goals for the days to come? For seekers of wellness-centric experiences, there couldn’t be a better spot than Bolifushi island. OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI introduces the personalised and inspiring ‘Wellness Your Way’ programmes, as per which, the exquisite property brings guests’ individual needs to forefront of their health and mindfulness philosophy. Add to this, the breathtaking Maldivian scenery and one has for themselves a glorious chance to merge a paradisiacal island vibe with enrichingly rejuvenating wellness experiences. At THE OZEN COLLECTION, it’s all about a conscious balance between wellness and indulgence.

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Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Lhaviyani Atoll 07080, Maldives

Kudadoo Private Island is an exclusive, intimate private island comprising just 15 expansive, over water Ocean Residences. Kudadoo is just a scenic 40-minute direct seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport and designed by Yuji Yamazaki.

A sanctuary of serenity for those seeking a fully inclusive luxury experience, defined by the philosophy of freedom offering an anything, anytime, anywhere concept. Personal butlers are available 24 hours a day to assist in making this possible.

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Kagi Maldives Resort and Spa

Kagi Maldives Spa, Island, Maldives

Kagi Maldives Resort and Spa launched in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll in November 2020. The boutique 50-villa property provides couples, friends, and solo travellers with a 360° wellness experience, just a 15-minute seaplane or 60-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.

Kagi has partnered with esteemed architect Yuji Yamazaki on the design of the resort. At the heart of the island sits Kagi’s 1500-square-meter spa and wellness hub, complete with an open-air, teardrop shaped sky roof at its core. Kagi also houses a state-of-the-art gym, four restaurants, three bars, a dive centre, and a house reef.

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Gili Lankanfushi

Lankanfushi Island, North Malé Atoll Republic of Maldives, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi – Villa Suites, Residences and Family Villas – All 45 of Gili Lankanfushi’s overwater villas were renovated in late 2019. The sprawling villas, 11 of which have private swimming pools, offer open-air living spaces, roof terraces and private decks with direct access to the surrounding turquoise waters. With a rustic-chic design inspired by the resort’s natural surroundings, hand-crafted, upcycled furniture is combined with a warm, neutral colour palette.

Accommodation options range from sumptuous Villa Suites, Residences and Family Villas to the epic Crusoe Residences, which are accessible only by boat and offer the ultimate ‘castaway’ adventure.  For those in search of an unforgettable private island experience, Gili Lankanfushi’s Private Reserve is – at 1,700m2 – the largest overwater villa in the world. The four-bedroom floating paradise includes its very own spa, gym, open-air cinema, infinity pool and a waterslide leading directly into the lagoon.

All villa types include a dedicated Mr/Ms Friday butler service to cater to guests’ every wish, from setting up a luxurious star bed on the villa’s roof terrace for an atmospheric night spent sleeping beneath the Maldivian stars, to arranging bespoke candlelit dinners on the beach.

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Ifuru Island Maldives

Ifuru Island Maldives is an independently owned private sanctuary on the stunning Raa Atoll.  Ifuru Island fosters a playful and social atmosphere, offering the first permanent skydiving dropzone in the destination, sunset views from every room, and its own private airport.

Conceived to make every moment unforgettable, challenge the ordinary, and awaken the spirit of adventure, the resort features a wealth of amenities and experiences, including an array of bars and restaurants; Xanadu Spa; skydiving over the Indian Ocean and diving with sharks below the waves. What’s more, with its new ‘Exclusively Yours’ approach to premium 24-hour all-inclusive offerings, guests can truly relax knowing everything has been taken care of.

With six restaurants and four bars, guests can make the most of the all-inclusive, dine-around experience and embark on a culinary journey as they savour a range of dishes. Meticulously created by the resort’s talented chefs, menus offer a harmonious fusion of local Maldivian ingredients and international flavours. Guests can choose to dine at one of two à la carte restaurants – The Waterfront, which serves fresh Asian dishes with an infusion of Mediterranean flavours and South American notes, and Palm Grill, a rustic grill steak house that also serves locally-caught fresh fish and vegan creations to tantalise tastebuds.

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Heritance Aarah, Maldives

Heritance Aarah is a Premium All-Inclusive resort.  In addition to indulging in a gastronomical journey across the six Heritance Aarah resort restaurants and imbibing award-winning signature mocktails or cocktails at any of the three resort bars, those staying in one of the plush Ocean Suites or the grand Ocean Residence have exclusive use of the BAANI contemporary dining and wine pairing space. The Adults-Only UDARAS Infinity Pool and Bar promises soulful stillness and requires no reservations for Suite and Residence guests. Enjoy the endless azure views surrounding the overwater pool bar, secure in the blissful tranquillity of this dedicated child-free space.

Deriving its name from the Maldivian word for lagoon, FALHU Bar is for the exclusive use of Ocean Suite and Residence guests, and serves a wide selection of aged whisky, cognac, and premium organic and bio-dynamic wines only available at this resort in the Maldives as part of a premium all-inclusive experience.

For Ocean Suite and Ocean Residence Guests staying at Heritance Aarah for three nights or more, additional experiences to indulge in can include sunset cruises, or water sport excursions.

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Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Raa Maamigili Raa Atoll, 05161, Maldives

Facing the beachfront, Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort offers 5-star accommodation in Raa Atoll and features free bikes, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. This 5-star resort offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a kids’ club and free WiFi throughout the property.

The resort will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort offers certain rooms with sea views, and each room has a balcony. At the accommodation each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, à la carte or continental options. At Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort you will find a restaurant serving Indian, Indonesian and Italian cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options can also be requested.

The resort offers a children’s playground. You can play billiards and table tennis at this 5-star resort, and the area is popular for snorkelling.

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Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

Olhuhali, North Male Atoll Maldives

Nestled amidst the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island is a luxurious haven for travellers seeking a tranquil escape. Surrounded by a breath-taking natural landscape, the resort offers 67 beach and over-water villas, each designed with a contemporary yet authentic Maldivian style.

The resort comprises of specially curated wellness and leisure experiences, and an exceptional dining offering with; six distinct dining establishments serving exquisite dishes and unparalleled views of the ocean; Talise Spa offering a range of bespoke treatments and rituals inspired by the island’s natural beauty; and the resort’s extensive leisure facilities, including an infinity pool, a fitness centre, and a variety of water sports.

Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island is under Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and owner of the Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts global luxury hotel portfolio, operating a world-class 6,500 key portfolio of 26 luxury properties across 10 countries in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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Amilla Maldives

Baa Atoll Island, 20215 Finolhus, Maldives

A large, verdant natural island in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is an enchanting space for families, friends and couples to roam and play. Most of its 67 Villas and Residences are gracefully elevated over crystal clear waters, nestled among the treetops or hug the pristine shores; to venture through the island’s white sand fringe into its shaded heart reveals a surprisingly wild, green place – the inspiration for its organic garden-to-table concept.

The resort’s Homemade@Amilla and Homegrown@Amilla initiatives are manifestations of a heartfelt commitment towards sustainability and resourcefulness. Indigenous ingredients – sea almonds, screwpines, countless coconuts, fragrant frangipani – are celebrated alongside the homemade, homegrown and homebrewed, bringing personality and vigour to nutritious, immunity-boosting menus. While not strictly a wellness resort, embracing dietary lifestyles is an intuitive part of Amilla’s Wellness Your Way, a fresh, holistic and highly customised approach to wellness that encompasses nutrition, mindfulness, movement and spa.

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Dhawa Ihuru

Dhawa a brand by Banyan Tree Group enters Maldives with an idyllic island retreat set on the North Malé Atoll. The all-villa Dhawa Ihuru invites sun-seekers and marine life enthusiasts to explore its new dining and leisure offerings as the property unveils new facilities following a rebrand from Angsana Ihuru. Located only a 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Dhawa Ihuru is set amid azure waters with signature vibrant interiors and a collection of relaxed dining venues designed to promote natural immersion and connectivity through local flavours in stunning settings.

The new Twin Island dine-around concept offers travellers a chance to explore premium dining at the sister resort Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, while the new social hub, the Nest, Dhawa’s signature 24/7 concept, allows guests to connect with other holidaymakers over delicious refreshments any time of day or night. Barception offers a chic yet relaxed dining experience centred on local bites and cocktails, while Nook serves elevated fare all-day with breath-taking beachfront views, and Nectar allows guests to dine on authentic Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Maldivian and Western flavours in any location on the island, from villa to the beach with a unique bento box-style dining.

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Kuda Villingili, Maldives

Viligilimathidhahuraa, Maldives

Recently relaunched, Kuda Villingili in North Malé Atoll has announced a new suite of villas and residences to complement its 5* resort offering located just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in Malé. The beautiful offering of 75 one-to-four-bedroom villas is home to elegant beach retreats with private pools, through to captivating water villas. These are perfectly designed for couples, families and celebratory groups.

28 water villas have seen the addition of private pools overlooking the ocean. New beach residences with private pools launch, including a three-bedroom beach retreat – The Suite – with an oversized swimming pool directly facing the shimmering lagoon. The interiors of each residence capture the relaxed and elegant spirit of the Maldives with Asian eclectic style complemented by traditional Maldivian arts and fabrics.

From adventure seekers to spa enthusiasts, Kuda Villingili offers a Maldives experience for all. The resort is home to an impressive array of dining options with three restaurants. Fine dining in ‘The Restaurant’ is inspired by Fire, Earth and Ocean. Concepts focus on natural and organic ingredients to prepare the most exemplary of dishes from steak, to Asian cuisine and seafood specialities. Pool-side, The Hawker’s sharing style plates celebrate street-food tastes from across the Mediterranean, Asia and Far East, prepared in captivating open-kitchens. In addition, guests enjoy the symbiotic fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine found on the creative menus of the beach-side Mar Umi Restaurant.

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Nova Maldives

Nova Maldives, a Soulful Island Destination – Experience ‘good soul-days’ at the newly opened, home-from-home all-natural island resort of Nova Maldives located in the Maldives’ renowned South Ari Atoll just a 25-minute, scenic seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport. The latest addition to the Pulse Hotels and Resorts Group portfolio boasts 76 stunning villas, offering guests a laidback, soulful island destination that sparks joy. More than simply a lifestyle holiday destination, Nova provides a place where guests can live in the moment, make lasting memories, and fully immerse themselves in the heart of the resort’s modern all-inclusive community concept and the vibrant Nova community.

In light of the opening, Nova is offering a selection of incredible rewards to choose from including, exclusive discounts, a complimentary spa session, discounts on food at the à la carte restaurants, a complimentary dolphin quest, a daily group Sunrise Yoga class and much more.

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Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Veligandu Huraa, South Male Atoll 20109, Maldives

Naladhu Private Island, the exclusive luxury island resort in the Maldives, has an impressive new look and feel, following a complete renovation during a six-month closure last November. The intimate resort is undergoing a total redesign with the public areas and accommodation being renovated and the resort’s top suite, the Two Bedroom Pool Residence, reopening with its own 20 metre private beach.  Located on the edge of a pristine lagoon in the South Malé Atoll, Naladhu Private Island is 30 minutes by luxury speedboat from Velana International Airport in Malé.

Home to just 20 ‘Houses’, Naladhu offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion for the most discerning guests. The resort is being redesigned by New York based designer Yuji Yamazaki, with new sleeker furniture throughout and a lighter colour palette creating a modern colonial South East Asian style.  Yamazaki has focussed on maximising the number of spots around the houses where guests can have a moment of pause, ranging from ocean-side seating for breakfast to pre-dinner cocktails on the chaise longue overlooking the pool. The restaurant, bar, wine cellar and gym are among the public areas receiving a complete new look.

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Baglioni Resort Maldives

Maagau Island, Rinbudhoo, Maldives

On the pristine island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, just a 40-minute seaplane ride from the capital, Malé, the Baglioni Resort Maldives, the first luxury Italian resort in the Maldives, boasts 89 exceptional villas surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands amidst glorious tropical nature.

The resort’s idyllic location allows guests to enjoy a wealth of diving and snorkelling experiences, with its own 360-degree house reef surrounding the island, where guests of all ages can spot turtles, moray eels, butterfly fish and Napoleonfish. Families can also join a marine biologist on a 2-hour boat tour to meet the neighbouring dolphins, as well as stand-up paddle boarding, catamaran excursions, canoeing and kayaking.

Baglioni Resort Maldives offers an exciting kids club programme for children aged 3 to 15 years old packed full of games, sports and educational workshops. Activities include Mini Olympics, sandcastle building competitions, treasure hunts, water games and cinema under the stars. Baglioni Spa has also developed special treatments for the resorts’ younger guests to relax and unwind, using the finest natural ingredients and techniques.

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Siyam World

Dhigurah, Noonu Atoll, Maadhoo Noonu, 20066, Maldives

Recently opened premium all-inclusive island revolution Siyam World, Maldives has launched The Beach House Collection, an exclusive and sophisticated enclave of 24 show-stopping one- to six-bedroom Residences – each exceptional at every level and infused with an “I can have it all” ethos.
In addition to Siyam World’s ever-expanding WOW! 24hrs Premium All-Inclusive, guests at The Beach House Collection benefit from exclusive VIP privileges including their choice of a complimentary dive* or 50-minute spa treatment at Veyo Spa; a wellness gift hamper on arrival; anytime in-villa breakfasts throughout their stay – including one amazing floating breakfast served in their private pool; daily VIP amenities; and 24-hour private butler service from intuitive katheebs who anticipate and exceed expectations around the clock.
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Anantara Kihavah Maldives

Kihavah Huravalhi Island Baa Atoll, 20215, Maldives

Whether perched over the crystal-clear lagoon against the majestic backdrop of the Indian Ocean or nestled along the pristine beach, Anantara Kihavah’s collection of two-, three-, and four bedroom pool residences – the Kihavah Collection, is the epitome of luxury at its most spacious.

Staying true to the heritage of the destination, each residence features Kajan thatched palm roofs and Balau hardwood flooring on its expansive outdoor decks. Rattan details and Maldivian motifs further accent the tropical vibe of each room. Floor-to-ceiling doors of the living and dining room effortlessly slide open for sweeping oceanic or lush jungle foliage views. Each residence is also fitted with its own professional working kitchen, double-bed spa treatment room and gym featuring a range of fitness equipment. With a dedicated Villa Host to attend to every need, and a Wine Sommelier and Personal Chef service on request, a stay in one of these residences is a promise of a truly private escape.

Generously spaced at 1,330 sqm for the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence or 1,500 sqm for the quintessential Maldivian experience of the Two Bedroom Sunset Over Water Pool Residence, to a
commanding 2,000 sqm for the Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, the Kihavah Collection is the embodiment of island living at its most luxurious.

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Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives

Kuramathi, Ari Atoll, Maldives

Designed for couples celebrating romance and wedded bliss, the two Honeymoon Pool Villas at Kuramathi Island Resort are expansive one-bedroom residences. Located on the northern side of the island, each villa is a carefully curated private sanctuary featuring a four-poster king-sized bed, open air bathroom, living room, private garden and 10 metre lap pool.

The garden is the highlight of this Villa. The open-air bathroom with twin vanities, rainfall shower and a bath big enough for two, leads onto your own private terrace. The 10-meter lap pool hugs one side of the garden, whilst on the other unwind on the sheltered daybeds or catch some rays on the sun deck.

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Vihamanaafushi, North Male Atoll 08340, Maldives

The largest and most extravagant villa on Kurumba is the Two Bedroom Kurumba Residence, a two-bedroom suite with two private swimming pools and an expansive sundeck overlooking the beach. Guests enter through a courtyard, over a bridge spanning an ornamental pool with two thatched pavilions.

Beyond this, a patio gives access to a foyer and spacious lounge with a dining room, opening to the two wings of the Royal Residence. Each wing comprises of a bedroom with a king-sized, veranda onto the beach and a large luxurious bathroom leading to a private courtyard with a swimming pool-jacuzzi, outdoor shower and a gazebo with a king-sized daybed.

The Two Bedroom Kurumba Residence is ideal for families and guests who are seeking a luxury pool villa experience with personal privacy and spacious surroundings.

The Residence’s additional benefits include daily premium breakfast in Thila as well as daily afternoon cocktails in the Beach Bar and 24-hour on-call Butler service throughout your stay.

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North Maalhosmadulu Raa Atoll, 21012, Maldives

Guests to Dhigali can indulge in pure luxury in The Dhigali Suite; with 2 bedrooms, an expansive sundeck, beachfront infinity pool, personal bar and personal butler service.

The large master bedroom features an open-air ensuite bathroom with freestanding bathtub and outdoor rain shower. The king-sized bed allows guests to awaken to sea views, and leading out on to an wide wooden decking, with a large private inifinty pool affording panoramic views of the beach and Indian Ocean.

A spacious dining area, complete with private bar and lounge lead to the second, smaller bedroom, which features another outdoor ensuite bathroom, and lead out on to a private decking with captivating views of the seashore and is accessible through its own entrance.

This room is perfect for families with children, multigenerational family trips as well as friends travelling together. A premium all-inclusive resort.

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 39 Orchid Magu, Malé 08350, Maldives

Rising on stilts above the turquoise waters, with views that stretch across the sea, spectacular sunsets and starry nights, the one-bedroom Velassaru Water Suite offers an atmosphere of romance and soothing seclusion in paradise. Spanning an impressive 270 sqm, the exquisite Water Suite is an exceptional choice for those seeking modern sophistication, pristine privacy and unobstructed panoramas of the sapphire Indian Ocean.

Combining traditional luxury with bright contemporary style, the stunning Water Suite houses an expansive infinity pool blending naturally into the horizon. The outside terrace is also complimented by a thatched gazebo, outdoor rain shower and private dining area along with a spacious decked veranda for sun-lounging with steps leading down to the welcoming waters of the cerulean lagoon.

The suite itself houses a wealth of comfort and amenities. A large bedroom is home to a king-size bed and huge bathroom with an oversized bathtub and indoor rain shower. The living area with glass floored features, is expansive and includes a bar area, wine chiller filled with a selection of wines and champagnes, home theatre system, iPod docking station and Nespresso machine. Guests to the suite are further catered to by a private butler service available 24 hours a day.

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Adaaran Prestige Aadoo

South Male ‘ Atoll 20105, Maldives

As the gateway to the Maldives’ South Atolls, the five-star Adaaran Prestige Vadoo resort boasts its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna. This is a 50-villa island paradise. For the ultimate in luxury experiences, each guest is provided with their own butler while staying at the resort, which is just a 15-minute speedboat transfer away from Velana International Airport.  Premium All Inclusive.

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JA Manafaru Island

Haa Alifu Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives

Romantic Dreams in a Tropical Island Paradise. Experience an idyllic island escape in the secluded sanctuary of JA Manafaru, Maldives. In the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean lies a tropical Maldives resort, blending the serenity of the Maldives with six venues as well as additional In-villa and Destination Dining offerings, extensive leisure activities, ​and exotic spa and wellness facilities.

Imagine being whisked away on a romantic getaway to a stunning destination. Make that dream a reality as JA Manafaru in the Maldives has created perfect packages featuring soft sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, delicious food and relaxing treatments, that will make your visit to these idyllic islands everything you need and more.

Escape for the day to a deserted island and chill taking in the seductive spiced aromas of Maldivian and Asian flame-grilled delights. Float away taking a dip in the aqua-blue calmness that surrounds, as your private Chef and Waiter set up a spectacular barbeque spread – an unforgettable castaway experience, that only dreams are made of.

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InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Maamunagau Island, Raa Atoll 05060, Maldives

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is an exclusive destination getaway offering a unique opportunity for those looking to unwind and reconnect in an enviable island setting where exclusive privileges go hand in hand with the personal touch of our signature service at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ first and only all-Club InterContinental resort.

Located in the Raa Atoll; 35 minutes by seaplane from the Velana International Airport, InterContinental Maldives is an award-winning island escape offering beach, lagoon, and overwater villas and residences with up to three bedrooms. Curated dining and wellness experiences, an extensive kids club as well as the Retreat, an adults-only enclave, along with a myriad of recreational adventures for families and couples alike are also available.

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Niyama Private Islands

Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers more than a luxury retreat in the Maldives. Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and personalised service, Niyama Private Islands Maldives presents every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience. With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers guests the true luxury of choice. The Chill island is true to its name, offering new depths of relaxation at the Drift Spa, entertainment under the stars at the outdoor cinema, fine dining experience offshore at Edge and so much more. While the Play Island provides delightful diversions for those looking for more active pursuits.

Whether it be feasting in the treetops, kayaking around the islands or discovering why Niyama Private Islands Maldives is one of the luxurious surfing destinations, you will be spoiled for choice at Niyama Private Islands Maldives.

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The Signature Collection by Hideaway

Dhonakulhi Island Maldives, 01100 Dhidhdhoo, Maldives

Occupying one of the largest islands in the Maldives, The Signature Collection allows you to dream and discover with the added privilege of privacy, personal space and long stretches of pristine beach. At The Signature Collection, every detail is artfully curated to ensure you have a seamless vacation experience in a place of unsurpassable beauty. For us, no request is too big or too small.

The Signature Collection by Hideaway has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and restaurant in Dhidhdhoo. Boasting a kids’ club, this property also provides guests with a water park. The resort features a hot tub and room service.

The resort will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. The Signature Collection by Hideaway features some rooms that have a terrace, and rooms have a kettle.

The accommodation offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast.

The Signature Collection by Hideaway offers a children’s playground. You can play billiards and tennis at the resort, and the area is popular for cycling.

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

Fares, Baa Atoll 20077, Maldives

Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort has opened its doors to offer a new atmosphere of laid-back bliss to guests on the western edge of the Baa Atoll. Set on the natural tropical island of Fares and surrounded by the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve’s deep blue hues, the resort offers an abundance of aquatic adventures as well as pristine sandy beaches for pure relaxation. With 176 stylish villas, pavilions and studios, Avani+ Fares welcomes couples and honeymooners, as well as families and groups, with a focus on multi-room accommodation.

The brand-new resort, located just 35 minutes away from Velana International Airport, offers a wide range of accommodation options that embody Avani’s modern approach. Avani+ Fares goes beyond the conventional Maldivian getaway with its selection of 40spacious and flexible two-, three-, and four-bedroom villas, ideal for group getaways and multi-generational family stays. The resort’s 10 Overwater Pool Villas, overlooking the two lagoons of Dolphin Bay, provide a picturesque sanctuary for couples in search of a dreamy getaway. The resort offers privacy and connectivity, with stylish rooms leading to private pools and sun decks. Guests can enjoy an effortlessly chic indoor-outdoor lifestyle just steps away from the beach.

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Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

North Malé Atoll, 20026, Maldives

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is the inaugural flagship property from sophisticated new lifestyle brand Patina Hotels & Resorts, the latest hospitality concept by Capella Hotel Group. Designed by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, Patina Maldives offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation.

Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, guests can immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailor-made wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled Amarta, a James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club.

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Amari Raaya Maldives

Kudakurathu Island, Maldives

Set on one of the lushest natural islands in the Raa Atoll, Amari Raaya Maldives is celebrating the art and beauty of the archipelago’s natural riches.

Located 45 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport, Amari Raaya Maldives is an accessible option for travellers visiting the Maldives and it is the second Maldives hotel opened by ONYX Hospitality Group.

The resort introduces 187 villas on the island and over-water, ranging from 61 sq. m to 1228 sq. m. Other feature highlights include seven dining options, a Maai Spa and comprehensive facilities for young children and teenagers. Families and groups can opt for a Family Beach or Family Beach Pool Villa, a unique accommodation style, offering two- interconnected villas and a shared private outdoor living space for quality time together.

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Ithaafushi Island South Malé Atoll Male, 20009, Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an unforgettable island escape with a wealth of experiences to discover. The resort features 119 reef, beach and overwater villas spanning across three interconnected islands, including an independent private island with dedicated staff and luxury amenities.

Guests can experience culinary excellence through 11 distinctive dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary and fitness center, children’s club, watersports and diving center, and diversified activities for all generations.

Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a 45-minute yacht journey from Velana International Airport. From 11 celebrated dining venues, including Michelin starred chef Dave Pynt, Zuma Maldives and Terra, the only private hand-crafted bamboo dining pods in the Maldives, a world-class spa sanctuary, the first aqua wellness center of its kind in the Maldives, and an exclusive private island, the resort offers a plethora of activities for all generations.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi features 119 beach, reef, and overwater villas with private pools, including the private island, complemented by world-class facilities for a unique and memorable stay. Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the largest Maldivian private island spanning 32,000 square meters in the heart of the Indian Ocean and accommodates up to 24 guests across two elegantly designed villas and one four-bedroom residence, perfect for bonding with loved ones or celebrating life’s significant milestones with close friends.

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Hurawalhi Island Resorts

Hurawalhi Island Resorts is an adults-only paradise resort famous for its 5.8 Underwater Restaurant. Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, there are more than 50 plentiful dive sites within easy reach to explore one of the Indian Ocean’s richest reefs, a stunning underwater restaurant and numerous underwater experiences to try.

Hurawalhi offers Overwater and Beach Villas as well as Ocean Pool Villas, each with a 25 sq. m. infinity pool and a sundeck with staircase to the lagoon, and Beach Pool Villas, where guests have their own private beach.

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