Luxury Hotels in the Maldives

Chic ocean bungalows with glass floors, luxury villas with their own private yacht, and James Bond-style pads with state of the art technology... Whether you’re after an island paradise pure and simple, or a luxury resort that’s full of extra surprises, our top pick of luxury Maldives hotels offer something for everyone.

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Amilla Maldives

Location: Maldives

Amilla Maldives is set on a classy remote island in the beautiful Baa Atoll. Expect sandy white beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush vegetation (the very Maldivian paradise image you have in your head!).

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design


Location: Maldives

Stretched across four islands in the magical Baa Atoll, the Finolhu Maldives resort provides ultimate luxury in the heart of paradise.

Best for: Family-friendly, Couples, Barefoot, Beach

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Location: Maldives

Hop aboard a speedboat at Male airport and just 25 minutes later, you’ll be taking in the unspoilt shoreline and crystal-clear waters surrounding Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. This secluded oasis offers serene island living infused with all the charm of a traditional Maldivian village; an enchanting place where the sea and sky merge into one. This is a truly captivating resort, one which embraces its natural surroundings and allows you the opportunity to rest, recover, relax or relish in exciting activities.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Snorkelling & Diving, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Location: Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll is the only hotel on the postcard-perfect private island of Dhidhoofinolhu and is surrounded by crystal-clear lagoons and miles of sandy beaches, guaranteeing privacy and seclusion. This upscale resort takes luxury to a new level and is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or family escape in ultimate style.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Romantic, Setting & Views

Patina Maldives

Location: Maldives

Maldives luxury meets supreme wellness, creativity and culture at the exclusive Patina Maldives, an elegant retreat with a focus on nature and a sustainability ethos, which offers a serene escape in paradise, surrounded by turquoise-hued waters and white sandy beaches.

Best for: Chic Design, Seriously special, Setting & Views, Beach


Location: Maldives

Vakkaru has a beautiful island setting in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. With no other islands in sight, total escapism awaits you here, and you can indulge in luxury accommodation and panoramic views. Have everything you could ask for at your fingertips, from a spa and a pristine beach for premium relaxation to activities from cycling around the island to diving with dolphins and manta rays in the aquamarine waters.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah

Location: Maldives

The Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, a luxury hotel sitting on a private island in the Maldives, epitomises pure idyllic luxury whether you want to laze in a hammock on the deck of your overwater villa or on the white sand beaches.

Best for: Seriously special, Private Groups, Family-friendly, Hideaway

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Location: Maldives

The Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offer much more than turquoise waters, white powder-soft sand and gloriously warm weather. This luxurious resort on the Baa Atoll reserve will give you far more than that: expect to be fully immersed in the underwater world at the sub-aquatic restaurant, where you can dine in nature's aquarium, and you can even adopt your own coral to preserve the fragile marine ecosystem on the doorstep.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Location: Maldives

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers a quintessential Indian Ocean experience. This supremely luxurious and award-winning hotel is in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, a remote and pristine atoll in the southernmost part of the Maldives.

Best for: Beach, Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Location: Maldives

Strutting its stuff over two pristine islands, cutting-edge Niyama Private Islands Maldives is like no other resort in the Maldives. With plenty to keep you occupied when the sun goes down, including an amazing underwater playground, Niyama is full of fabulous surprises.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Six Senses Laamu

Location: Maldives

Immersed in its own tropical paradise, Six Senses Laamu is the sole resort in the Laamu Atoll. Indulge in absolute island bliss, spotting dolphins offshore and swimming alongside the colourful underwater reef. Come sundown, the open-air jungle cinema opens its doors for an unforgettable trip to the movies under the moonlit palms.

Best for: Beach, Hideaway, Romantic, Snorkelling & Diving

Soneva Fushi

Location: Maldives

Soneva Fushi is an understated and luxurious Maldives resort set in the most sublime location – blue sea, white sandy beach and pristine jungle. This is a real Robinson Crusoe experience, where the expression ‘no news, no shoes’ best describes the island’s relaxed ethos.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

The Nautilus

Location: Maldives

Tropical retreats don’t come much more photogenic than The Nautilus, a luxurious beach resort in the Maldives’ stunning Baa Atoll. It sits on a stereotypically paradisiacal desert island, with stylish beach and ocean houses opening onto a perfect white beach. There’s also fantastic international cuisine across three restaurants, idyllic excursions into the Baa Atoll, and, as if it couldn’t get any more relaxing, daily yoga and meditation sessions.

Best for: Barefoot, Beach, Snorkelling & Diving, Service & Hospitality

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

Location: Maldives

Situated in the unspoilt Shaviyani Atoll in the north of the Maldives, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi combines world-class luxury, synonymous with the Fairmont brand, with a paradisiacal setting in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Go diving around the underwater sculpture park and explore the island by bike, or simply relax in the spa and sip cocktails by the sea.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, Water activities

Milaidhoo Island

Location: Maldives

Milaidhoo Island, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a boutique resort on a tiny tropical island, surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and aquamarine waters. It is circled by a colourful coral reef, which offers fantastic snorkelling and diving - all in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Best for: Honeymoon, Couples, Luxury Hotel, Barefoot

Gili Lankanfushi

Location: Maldives

The spectacular Gili Lankanfushi effortlessly combines rustic chic and ultra luxury. Get away from it all in stunning suites that sit over the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, some of which are only accessible by boat. For a perfect holiday or honeymoon in the Maldives, isolation doesn’t get more splendid than this.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Barefoot

Constance Moofushi

Location: Maldives

Constance Moofushi is a luxurious resort in the South Ari Atoll, set on its own private island. This place is the definition of beach chic, with villas either set on the pristine sands or perched above the water itself on stilts. Trips in traditional boats and spectacular diving experiences are on offer to help you explore the aquamarine waters around the hotel, which are home to reef sharks, manta rays and more.

Best for: Beach, Snorkelling & Diving, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Soneva Jani

Location: Maldives

In a postcard-perfect setting in the Maldives, with luxurious, secluded accommodation, and the sea, the beach and tropical landscapes all at your disposal, Soneva Jani is THE place for a perfect holiday or honeymoon. For a quintessential Indian Ocean experience, look no further.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Velaa Private Island

Location: Maldives

Island resorts don’t come much more luxurious than Velaa Private Island. A secluded spit of palm-studded white sand surrounded by vivid blue ocean teeming with aquatic life, Velaa is situated in the beautiful Noonu Atoll in the northern stretch of the Maldives. You’ll stay in luxurious thatched beach villas, feast on delicious pan-Asian and European cuisine, and enjoy either the range of water sports on offer or simply relaxing in the spa or on the gorgeous beaches.

Best for: Family-friendly, Couples, Family-friendly, Couples

One&Only Reethi Rah

Location: Maldives

The last word in five-star luxury, the One&Only Reethi Rah is a stylish, exclusive all-villa resort where your every wish is granted by discreet yet attentive staff. Famed for its seclusion, spa and service, this is a hotel that more than deserves its A-list reputation.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, Romantic

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Location: Maldives

Anantara Dhigu is a luxurious resort on a private island in the Maldives, conveniently located a short speedboat ride away from Male International Airport. Your stay here can be as lazy or active as you choose, with ample opportunities for water sports like windsurfing and sailing and diving on the clear, life-rich coral reef. If relaxing is more your thing, there’s an indulgent spa and private access to white sands and the blue waters of the resort’s lagoon.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Honeymoon, Beach, Couples


Location: Maldives

Joali is a luxury resort on the island of Muravandhoo. Its stylish villas open onto pristine beaches and the azure blue of the Indian Ocean, and you can also indulge in superb restaurants and activities from Maldivian cooking classes to sailing trips in a traditional dhoni.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Beach, Water activities

COMO Cocoa Island

Location: Maldives

Amongst the wide selection of stunning hotels in the Maldives is the very special COMO Cocoa Island. Privacy and blissful beach life is the main focus at this beautiful hotel, and with the personalised service on top, guests often leave feeling they have found their second home.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Location: Maldives

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru transports you to another world: not only on the pristine Maldives island, but submerged in the underwater playground that surrounds it. When you arrive you’ll receive a complimentary dive, and once you’ve encountered the manta rays, whale sharks and kaleidoscope of weird and wonderful sea creatures, there’ll be the chance to get involved with the resort’s marine conservation project.

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Romantic, Beach

Six Senses Kanuhura

Location: Maldives

The Maldives: home to crystal blue seas, powder sand beaches, world-class diving and an abundance of sensational resorts, it’s tough deciding where to go. However, with a beach to rival all beaches, an island of astounding natural beauty and a resort offering five-star luxury facilities and services, the award-winning Six Senses Kanuhura makes a terrific choice. 

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Location: Maldives

Enjoy a blissful Maldivian escape to Naladhu, pn a private island which offers the best of barefoot luxury. It is the perfect place to disconnect from the rest of the world, with luxurious accommodation with stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, an endless stretch of confectioners-sugar sand and turquoise sea.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Barefoot, Water activities

Huvafen Fushi

Location: Maldives

Imagine it - spacious, private bungalows built on stilts that look out to picture-postcard views of crystal seas and powder white sand. Look below water and you will see a multitude of brightly coloured fish swim by and an underwater spa. Above water, a divine resort awaits that offers impeccable hospitality and exceptional dining. Sounds divine? That’s Huvafen Fushi.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Constance Halaveli

Location: Maldives

Constance Halaveli lies on a curved, dhoni-shaped private island in the North Ari Atoll, where crystal-clear waters lap on to golden sands. This idyllic five-star island resort, which is unsurprisingly one of the Leading Hotels of the World, features beautiful overwater and beachfront accommodation, a sensational spa and fantastic dining.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Beach


Location: Maldives

Velassaru is a fabulous, contemporary and fun resort set in the beautiful South Male Atoll in the Maldives. Surrounded by a pristine white beach and the glittering, turquoise-blue sea, this idyllic island provides the perfect spot for a luxurious, secluded getaway.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Location: Maldives

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is a slice of quintessential Maldives paradise, with picture-perfect beaches and crystal-clear blue waters on its doorstep, fringed by lush landscapes. This private island offers the best of barefoot luxury, where you can disconnect from the outside world and find some blissful tranquillity.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, Snorkelling & Diving

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Location: Maldives

Spread over two tropical islands, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers powder-white sand, sparkling ocean and a beautiful lagoon. Add magnificent villas, fine cuisine, superb spas, an abundance of water sports, locally-inspired experiences and slick service, and you may just find the ultimate Indian Ocean retreat.

Best for: Beach, Snorkelling & Diving, Romantic, Seriously special

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Location: Maldives

The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is located on one of the most abundant coral reefs in the Maldives and offers an idyllic escape deep within the heart of the second largest atoll in the world.

Best for: Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Beach, Water activities

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Location: Maldives

Any creation of the prestigious Louis Vuitton label will be a surefire frontrunner for the world’s most luxurious hotel. Situated on a secluded lagoon of the Noonu Atoll, a collection of sumptuous designer villas blanket this tropical paradise, where palatial 23-foot walls slide open to reveal private infinity pools in ocean-view gardens.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Private Groups, Luxury Hotel

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Location: Maldives

Perching on a tiny island in the North Male Atoll, the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Conical roofed villas skirt the immaculate beaches, where glistening waters lap over sumptuous white sands. Don’t bother stuffing your suitcase with footwear, there really is no need for shoes at this barefoot paradise!

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

The Residence Maldives

Location: Maldives

Located in the far corners of the southern island of Falhumaafushi, within the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, The Residence Maldives is a true hidden gem amongst the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. From relaxing on the unspoilt white sandy beaches to indulging in blissful spa treatments, this is the perfect spot for seclusion and privacy.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Four Seasons Explorer

Location: Maldives

Embark on the ultimate marine odyssey aboard Four Seasons Explorer, offering an incredibly unique way to explore the Maldives. Aboard your luxury three-deck catamaran, you’ll set sail to discover up to five stunning atolls, coral-ceilinged caves and fish-filled shipwrecks. With a maximum of just 22 guests and the option of three-, four- or seven-night itineraries, this is one of the most exclusive and personalised ways to see the Maldives, where you can indulge in spa treatments, water sports, fishing and dive adventures by day and gourmet beach barbecues, moonlit cocktails and after-dark snorkelling by night.

Best for: Honeymoon, Private Groups, Couples, Cruise


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