5 of the Best Dive Resorts in the Maldives

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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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.

The local reef is home to an abundance of ocean life including sea turtles, and in season the famous bioluminescent plankton. Venture into the deep blue Indian Ocean and dive with the onsite certified PADI instructors – spot the local sea turtles, or enjoy fun-filled water activities. Alternatively, guests can try archery, zip lines, mini-golf, paddle tennis, badminton, or take a dip in the two stunning pools.

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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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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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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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