Luxury Hotels in the Maldives

Rustic 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 offers something for everyone.

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Anantara Dhigu

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: Honeymoon, Couples, Honeymoon, Couples

Anantara Kihavah Villas

Location: Maldives

The Anantara Kihavah serves 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 subaquatic restaurant, where you dine in nature's aquarium, or even adopt your own coral to preserve the fragile marine ecosystem on the doorstep.

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

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

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

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

Vakkaru

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

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

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. Isolation doesn’t get more splendid than this- those in the know consider this to be 2015's best hotel in the world.

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

Niyama

Location: Maldives

Strutting its stuff over two pristine islands, cutting-edge Niyama 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

Soneva Fushi

Location: Maldives

Soneva Fushi is an understated and luxurious Maldivian 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

One&Only Reethi Rah

Location: Maldives

The last word in five star luxury, One&Only Reethi Rah is a stylish, exclusive all-villa resort in the Maldives 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: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Cocoa Island by COMO

Location: Maldives

Amongst the wide selection of stunning properties in the Maldives is the very special Cocoa Island by COMO. 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 Landaa Giraavaru

Location: Maldives

Four Seasons 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: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Makunudu

Location: Maldives

Makunudu is the ideal escape for those who yearn for the idyll of the Indian Ocean but prefer their islands fuss-free. Sprawled over a speck of sand that’s just six acres small, it’s all about the uncomplicated things here: snorkelling the huge coral reef, navigating the sea on a windsurfer and being greeted with exceptionally friendly service.

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

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 Kanuhura makes a terrific choice. 

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

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 the world’s first 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

Floating in the North Ari Atoll, Constance Halaveli lies on a curved, dhoni-shaped island, where crystal-clear waters lap on to golden sands. This idyllic island resort features beautiful overwater and beachfront accommodation, a sensational spa and fantastic dining.

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

Velassaru

Location: Maldives

A colourful island with a convenient location near the airport, Velassaru makes an ideal for families or Maldives first timers. Tropical hibiscus, frangipani and palm trees shade the land accommodation, whilst the more traditional water bungalows and villas provide the over-water luxury experience of the Maldives.

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

Shangri-La Villingili

Location: Maldives

Super slick new sensation Shangri-La Villingili is an impressive all-villa resort surrounded by tropical vegetation, stunning coastline and picture-postcard white-sand beaches. The only tough decision is deciding where to sleep. Over the water? On the beach? Or in the treetops? Shangri-La Villingili offers sensational accommodation, setting new standards of luxury in the Maldives.

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

Coco Bodu Hithi

Location: Maldives

A relaxed atmosphere, welcoming staff and contemporary accommodation await at Coco Bodu Hithi. The tropical island resort in the Maldives is home to pure white sand and swaying coconut palms, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and superb house reef.

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

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Location: Maldives

Spread over two tropical islands, Conrad Maldives is the ultimate romantic destination. With powder white sand, sparkling ocean and a beautiful lagoon, it is just perfect. Add magnificent villas, fine cuisine, superb spas, an abundance of water sports and slick service and you may just find the ultimate Indian Ocean retreat.

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

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Location: Maldives

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: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

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

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

Amilla Fushi

Location: Maldives

Amilla Fushi is set on a classy remote island, found within the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Expect sandy white beaches, crystal clear water and lush vegetation (the very Maldivian paradise image you have in your head)

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

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