Top 10 Luxury Resorts in Maldives

Encircled by turquoise blue waters, and the lush green raw beauty of the island the resorts in the Maldives are surely a gateway to a tropical paradise. Whether you are looking for someplace for adventure or a secluded spot, a family program, or a getaway destination, Maldives is one place that encapsulates each and every aspect of a fun-filled and rejuvenated Maldives vacation.

List of Luxury Resorts in Maldives

1. Angsana Velavaru

Angsana Velavaru Maldives
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Stilted on a widespread private lagoon, in the practically untouched South Nilandhe Atoll in the Maldives, Angsana Velavaru Maldives resort is one of the perfect retreats for idyllic vacations and getaways. Located at a distance of 40 minutes seaplane journey from Velana International Maldives Airport and a 40-minute speedboat journey from Malé International Airport, Angsana resort at Maldives is home to the most breathtaking marine marvels.

The luxurious tropical getaway destination of Angsana comprises 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 ocean Villas. An epitome of fine dining luxury, Angsana offers a lavish spread of International, Mediterranean, Mexican, Asian, Maldivian and local cuisines.

With its close proximity to vibrant diving sites, Angsana resorts in Maldives are an ideal location for a myriad of diving excursions and activities. From various diving courses to marine expeditions for exploring the pristine waters and exotic species of South Nilandhe Atoll, Angsana caters to a diverse range of interests, ages, and preferences, under certified and experienced trainers.

Other adventurous water sports like snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kite flying, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, mono skiing, and marine exploration in a glass-bottom canoe are also organized on a daily basis.

The Marine center at Angsana provides an amazing opportunity for exploring and discovering the vibrant underwater world of Maldives. As a step towards environmental conservation, Angsana has also worked closely with local communities and driven various environmental conservation programs to combat water pollution and promote responsible consumption of resources and maintaining a healthy environment.

The award-winning luxury Spa at Angsana adds to the divine serenity of the resort. A perfect place to completely rejuvenate your mind, body, and skin, the unique wellness destination of Angsana is set against the most scenic settings that can only be imagined.

The spa features the therapeutic touch of healing ranging from Ayurveda to fusion techniques of East and West, in order to revive and nourish the body. The spa is an epitome of natural rejuvenation and uses 100% organic ingredients retrieved naturally.

Nearest International Airport: Velana International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 45-minute seaplane flight/ Domestic flight followed by a short speedboat journey

Accommodation: Beachfront villas, Beachfront infinity pool villa, Deluxe Inocean pool villa, Angsana three-bedroom pool villa, Velavaru two-bedroom pool villa, and many more.


2. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Maldives Resort
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is truly an untouched slice of paradise. From the choice of architecture to award-winning dining features and an abundance of locally inspired experiences set against the awe-inspiring Maldivian surroundings, the paradise of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island holds unlimited treasure at your fingertips.

Located at a 30-minute seaplane flight, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island enjoys the elite position of being the only resort in the Maldives delivering three distinct resort experiences spread across two islands.

An indulgent Maldivian hideaway, the luxurious accommodation of Conrad Maldives, offers the most exotic landscape and prime locations to enjoy the awe-inspiring Maldivian sunsets. A blend of traditional Maldivian design style with contemporary features, the resort offers some of the country’s most luxurious and spacious Beach Villas.

Conrad Maldives resort is a true gourmet delight with a choice of 12 world-class restaurants and bars including the internationally renowned Ithaa Underwater Restaurant. Becoming one of the first Maldives resorts to build an underwater wine cellar, hosting world-class chefs and winemakers to its islands, and establishing a cheese bar, it continues to deliver the largest wine lists in the region. The main attractions at Conrad Maldives also hold an undersea restaurant set in a vibrant coral reef with a 180-degree view of the reef and marine life.

Aimed at relaxing the mind, body, and soul, Conrad Maldives is home to unique spa experiences. Set on stilts over the Indian Ocean, the resort’s holistic spa treatments are based on the principles of Naturopathy combined with modern science using a range of different healing modalities.

Nearest International Airport: Malé International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 30-minute seaplane flight/ Domestic flight followed by a speedboat journey

Accommodation: The Muraka, Deluxe beach villa, Beach suite, Water villa, Superior water villa, Grand water villa with Jacuzzi, and many more. 


3. One and Only Reethi Rah

One and Only Reethi Rah Resorts in Maldives
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Adrift in endless turquoise waters and cloudless sky, fringed with towering palms and white sandy beaches, time stops and stands beautifully still at One and Only Reethi Rah Maldives resorts. Encircled by a string of vibrant coral atolls, hours melt away quickly as you explore this paradise, discovering hidden coves and secluded spots.

Surrounded by the turquoise hues of the stunning Indian Ocean, the view from Maldives water villa is truly exotic. The island lives at its finest, with generous space and pure, unadulterated privacy.

The dining experience at One and Only Reethi Rah is a celebration of world-class restaurants in an exclusive island resort. From the absolute best of Maldivian to international cuisines, curation of dining, bar, and lounge options at the resort is enough to tempt your senses.

The resort also holds a dedicated oasis of rejuvenation, with a team of practitioners bringing their unique expertise for specialized wellbeing experiences that expand your mind and set your body free.

Nearest International Airport: Velana International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 20-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport

Private Transfers provided by the Resort: Luxury Yacht, Private speedboat, and Private Luxury Yacht transfers also provided.

Accommodation: Beach Villa with and without a pool, Water villa with and without a pool, Grand water villa with pool, and many more.


4. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Maldives Resort
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Featuring a simple, contemporary blend of traditional Maldivian and Sri Lankan style, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru resorts in Maldives are a pure expression of function over form. Surrounded by the natural wilderness of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with sparkling eyesight of a 2-mile lagoon, the Four Seasons Maldives resort holds the vibrant intensity of dreams with the most comprehensive luxury resort experiences.

The vast natural wilderness of the resort incorporates 103 thatched bungalows, villas, 4 restaurants, 4 bars, in-villa, and specialty dining, all in contemporary Maldivian design. The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat at Landaa Giraavaru resorts in Maldives extends from the heart of the island to the middle of the lagoon pulsating with life, wisdom, purity, and health.

Being one of the world’s top diving destinations Landaa Giraavaru’s isolated location in the remote Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve provides close proximity to many virgin dive sites, including more than 30 unspoiled coral gardens. The resort also provides wedding and honeymoon couples with the opportunity to design the ultimate Maldivian experience, with three beautifully interconnected wedding and honeymoon options.

Nearest International Airport: Male International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 35-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport

Accommodation: Sunset water villa with pool, sunrise water villa with pool, Beach villa with pool, Oceanfront bungalow with pool, and many more.


5. Como Maalifushi

Como Maalifushi Maldives Resort
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Situated in the sparkling turquoise waters of the southern Thaa Atoll of Maldives, COMO Maalifushi Maldives resorts is an island resort of COMO Hotels and Resorts. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, this private island resort features a mix of 65 land and over-water suites and villas.

Como Maalifushi resorts in Maldives are renowned for their unique dining experiences. Features of the Como’s dining option include- Madi restaurant (Serving international, Maldivian, and healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine all day), Tai (A Japanese-inspired restaurant for sashimi and sushi), and Thila pool and lounge bar (Specializing in salads, pizzas, and wood-baked seafood).

At COMO Shambhala Retreat wellness and the finest resort experience goes hand in hand. From treatments based on Asian traditions to Thai Massage, Taksu to Indonesian Massage, Foot Reflexology to Indian Head Massage, and the resort has successfully refined its philosophy of healthy living through its award-winning Retreats all over the world.

Nearest International Aiport: Malé International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 60-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport

Accommodation: Garden rooms, Beach suites, Beach villas, Water suites, Como villas, and many more.


6. W Maldives

W Maldives Resort
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A perfect blend of contemporary living aesthetics, innovative architectural design, island village simplicity with white-sandy beaches, turquoise blue lagoons and breathtaking reefs, the luxury island resort of W Maldives is a tropical wonderland in itself.

For those seeking exclusivity and appreciation of a lifestyle luxury, W resorts in Maldives feature 77 private escapes and suites, accommodations comprising mesmerizing white sandy beach access, and a magical over ocean experience.

The island also boasts an overwater specialty restaurant, an all-day dining venue, BBQ restaurant on the beach, Sunset and pool bar, a pool bar and deck, and a Maldivian pop-up café. The team also incorporates the creation of new culinary concepts with a strong focus on freshness and sustainability.

Nearest International Aiport: Malé International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 25-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport

Accommodation: Overwater Villa with private pool, Beach Oasis, Ocean suite with private pool, and many more. 


7. Angsana Ihuru

Angsana Ihuru Maldives Resort
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Encircled by palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters, and pristine house reefs, Angsana Ihuru resorts in Maldives is a tropical paradise for travelers. Located at a distance of 20 minutes speedboat ride from Malé International Airport on the North Malé Atoll, Angsana Ihuru creates amazing destination playgrounds across the world.

Dotting the circumference of the coral island, Angsana Ihuru Maldives resort comprises 45 beachfront villas furnished with Maldivian thatched roofs and private gardens. Close proximity to more than 20 diving sites, the resort comes out as an ideal location for diving experiences.

In addition to the sumptuous accommodation experiences, Ihuru offers a perfect dining experience and tropical flavors of craft cocktails in a casual setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. For those who are concerned about conserving and replenishing marine life, Banyan Tree Marine Conservation Centre is the prime place to begin.

From organizing numerous projects to replenish damaged reefs, arranging snorkeling trips to learn about the marine environment and coral gardens found in and around the lagoon, the center organizes various other underwater programs.

Nearest International Aiport: Malé International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport

Accommodation: Beachfront jet pool villa, beachfront villa, and many more.


8. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives resort
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A 20 minutes ride from Malé International Airport via speedboat, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives resort is situated in the northern Malé Atoll Island. One of the first international chain resorts of Maldives, the unique spiral seashell design of the resort reflects the traditional Maldivian magic.

Encircled by the lush green tropical gardens and white powdery beaches, the Banyan tree Maldives resorts features the finest accommodation experience comprising of 48 elegantly rustic all-pool villas. Spacious living spaces and outdoor areas, glass windows for natural light streams, tropical garden, outdoor terrace, private pool, jet pool, Plush interiors, are some of the classic features in every villa type.

An epitome of fine dining luxury, Sangu and Ilaafathi beachfront restaurants features the most sumptuous spreads of International and Maldivian cuisines, Naiboli Bar serves as the ideal evening place for sitting down and enjoying the tropical flavors of craft cocktails.

The journey of physical and mental wellness at Vabbinfaru Maldives resorts begins with Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru. The oriental spa rituals delivered by well-trained therapists bestow a body to soul renewal, providing an ultimate, dreamed-about experience of the Maldives.

Nearest International Aiport: Velana International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport

Accommodation: Oceanview Pool Villa, Beachfront Pool Villa, Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa, and many more.


9. St Regis Maldives

St. Regis Maldives Island Resort
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Set on the 9-hectare island in the Dhaalu Atoll of the Republic of Maldives, St. Regis Maldives resorts are the summit of island life, with unforgettable views of the Indian Ocean. The architecture of the resort features a refined yet contemporary design blended effortlessly with local craftsmanship with an appreciation for its ecological environment.

Comprising of 33 on-lands and 44 overwater villas revealed in peerless lush forest and ocean views; the resort draws inspiration from the treasures found on and around the island. The interior of each region represents its location, divided into four zones: lagoon, ocean, jungle, and marine. 

The personalized and customized services at St. Regis Butler make sure that each guest’s preferences are well understood and implemented. Be it an extravagant celebration, a relaxing holiday with family, or any other important event, St. Regis resorts in Maldives ensures that each moment is thoughtfully organized and perfectly executed.

Nearest International Aiport: Velana International Airport

Distance from International Airport: 45-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport

Accommodation: Garden Villa, Overwater Villa, Beachfront Villa, Sunset overwater villa, Knickerbocker, Cesar Balsa, Caroline Astor Estate, John Jacob Astor Estate, and many more.


10. Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu Maldives Resort
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From the splendid isolation of southern atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Laamu resorts in Maldives bring you to a place of unique, untouched, and exquisite beauty. The resort perched over the lagoons features 97 beachfront and water villas, carefully built to complement the island’s exceptional natural beauty. The luxurious villas are innovatively styled and crafted offering absolute comfort and luxury along with a wonderful sense of privacy.

The dining alternatives at Six Senses Laamu Maldives resort are designed in harmony with the island’s idyllic beauty, panoramic views, spectacular sunrises, and sunsets. Sitting high atop the organic garden, the restaurant at Six Senses Laamu serves a wide palette of delightful Mediterranean, Asian, International, and local cuisines in combination with amazing tastes, inviting presentations, and healthful food. 

Nearest International Aiport: Male International Airport

Distance from International Airport: An escort service to a domestic lounge from Male International Airport is provided, where a 35-minute flight to Laamu’s Kadhdhoo Airport is provided after which a 15-minute speedboat trip to the resort is implemented. 

Accommodation: Lagoon Water Villa, Ocean Water Villa, Ocean Water Villa with Pool, Sunset Laamu Water Villa, Ocean Beach Villa, Lagoon Beach Villa, Lagoon Beach Villa with Pool, Family Villa with Pool, and many more.