TOP 10 LUXURY RESORTS IN MALDIVES

Planning the luxurious beach holiday? Let’s get lost in paradise.

By BUDDHIKA GAMAGE

 “Sometimes getting in to another world…a different Island where no one knows you….can makes you reborn and healed”

If anyone dreaming to travel to “a postcard destination”, it has to be the Maldives. Better still; imagine them as a setting to some of the best luxury resorts in the world. Spread out on small private islands among the 1,200 clustered in 22 atolls in this island nation, the resorts in the Maldives also promise total seclusion.

Here are the best luxury resorts in Maldives:

01. SIX SENSES LAAMU

One of The Maldives more remote properties, Six Senses Laamu requires a bit of extra effort to reach. Yet as one of the island nation’s very finest hotels, it’s absolutely worth it – fabulously expensive, but also generally fabulous, this is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $900 PN

02. ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH

A palm-fringed island idyll offering an array of facilities, powder-soft beaches and fabulous dining options. This award-winning resort, a favorite among A-listers, is perfect for couples and families in search of privacy and the ultimate in laidback luxury. This is tropical island living at its sublime best. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $1920 PN

03. CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI

Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the 45 villas, some over water, others lining the beach, brim with bespoke, artistic details under thatched, cathedral-like, roofs. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $2326 PN

04. SONEVA FUSHI

The original barefoot Maldives retreat. Soneva Fushi is a “no news, no shoes” eco-chic jungle hideaway with Robinson Crusoe-style villas dotted along the blindingly white shore, a stellar spa, open-air cinema, world-class kids’ club and your-wish-is-their-command butler service. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $1172 PN

05. JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI

A pearl-like string of island atolls on top of a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean forms the smallest Asian nation, the Maldives. Blessed all year round with a tropical climate and average temperatures of 30° Celsius, this stunning destination is the ideal place to indulge in restful vacations, or exhilarating adventures. Read Expert review

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https://www.simpliflymaldives.com/resorts/diving-resorts/jumeirah-vittaveli/

Price Point: $673 PN

06. WALDORF ASTORIA

The Waldorf Astoria has landed and from the blissful yacht transfer to the array of top-notch dining options, it is here to impress. Climb up to the private pods in the treetop restaurant or head underground to the sleek cheese and wine bar. Villas, meanwhile, are bumper sized and each has a generous private pool. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $4373 PN

07. JOALI MALDIVES

This first-rate resort, set on the 24-acre island of Muravandhoo, is just 45 minutes by seaplane from Malé. The enormous villas, exemplary service, exquisite food and fabulous amenities exceed most people’s expectations by some considerable margin. From the first hello to the final farewell, you’ll want for nothing. Read Expert review

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https://www.simpliflymaldives.com/resorts/honeymoon-resorts/joali-maldives/

Price Point: $3195 PN

08. VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND

Velaa Private Island is a Maldives hotel offering an astonishingly good restaurant, private pools, white sand beaches, and a range of activities, including tennis, golf and watersports Read Expert review

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Price Point: $1606 PN

09. ANANTARA KIHAVAH VILLAS

Thanks to its splendid location within the northern Baa Atoll, there’s no shortage of marine wildlife adventures at this resort. When not snorkelling with manta rays, there is an overwater spa and a choice of six excellent restaurants and bars but, really, it is all about the talcum-white sands and turquoise waters. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $903 PN

10. NIYAMA PRIVATE ISLANDS

The lush Niyama Private Islands is spread over two islands – ‘Play’ and ‘Chill’ – and is filled with 4,200 coconut palms. From bathing in showstopper bathrooms with outdoor showers, to hopping on a speedboat to the uber-trendy underwater restaurant, this is island chic at its finest. Read Expert review

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Price Point: $1005 PN