A Review Of The 20 Best Maldives Resorts
1: Holiday Island Maldives
Located in the South Ari Atoll, Holiday Island is a four-star resort containing 142 super deluxe beach bungalows. It’s a two-hour speedboat ride from Male.
There is a range of restaurants to choose from offering both western and oriental delicacies as well as a bar and coffee shop. (Maldives Holiday Resorts – Part 1)
Holiday island offers the standard range of activities including diving, snorkeling, water skiing, floodlit tennis, a gym and more.
2: Huvafen Fushi Maldives
Huvafen Fushi is a five-star resort on the South Ari Atoll and it takes approximately 30 minutes to reach from Male (speedboat). The resort is actually set within its own lagoon and is quite a spectacle. Like most five star resorts it’s not for those on a budget.
The facilities and recreation options are highly impressive with 3 restaurants and a bar for residents as well as a yoga pavilion, outdoor saltwater pool as well as a fiber-optic lit indoor pool. A gym is also available. Activities include canoeing, windsurfing, sunset sailing, diving, and the fun tube.
There are several different types of rooms at Huvafen Fushi including lagoon bungalows, ocean bungalows as well as beach & deluxe bungalows.
3: Komandoo Island Resort Maldives
The four-star resort of Komandoo is set in Lhaviyani Atoll and is 40minutes away from Male (via seaplane). There are 45 rooms and the resort offers several activities including scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and excursion trips available.
Komandoo also has a main restaurant and two bars.
4: Kudahithi Island Resort Maldives
This is a tiny three-star island resort that contains only seven rooms. The Kudahithi island can be walked in circumference in under ten minutes.
There are very few facilities – this is a place for those who want to come for the peace, quiet and beauty of the Maldives alone. Diving is possible through another resort.
The restaurant at Kudahithi Island Resort serves predominantly Italian cuisine.
5: Kuramathi Blue Lagoon Maldives
Set in the North Ari Atoll, Kuramathi Blue Lagoon is a four-star resort is a four-star resort offering 56 rooms (20 beach bungalows and 36 beach bungalows). It’s a 25-minute transfer by seaplane (105 minutes by speedboat).
Kuramathi Blue Lagoon has a good range of the standard facilities found in many of the resorts including a sauna, spa & Jacuzzi, pool, disco, water sports & diving.
Also, try Kuramathi Village and Kuramathi Cottage & Spa.
6: Kuredu Island Resort Maldives
On Lhaviyani Atoll lies the four-star Kuredu Island Resort. The resort is approximately 80 miles from Male and is a 40-minute journey by seaplane (4 hours via speedboat).
There are a total of 330 rooms in Kuredu Island Resort and these are split into the following – beach bungalows, beach villas, Jacuzzi beach villas, sunset water villas, and water villas suites.
Kuredu has an excellent reputation as one of the best islands in the Maldives for Diving. It also has a wealth of additional activities and facilities for all visitors.
Dining is also a pleasant experience with several choices of restaurants & bars offering a wide range of cuisine.
7: Kurumba Maldives
A five-star resort located in the North Male Atoll and is a 15-minute speedboat ride from the capital. This popular Maldives resort has a total of 180 rooms (various bungalows and villas).
Dining facilities are excellent in Kurumba Island Resort Maldives – six restaurants are offered as well as two bars to keep guests highly satisfied in terms of choice of food as well as ambiance.
Further facilities & activities include a gym, sauna, spa, water-sports/diving, various excursions, kids clubs and more.
8: Laguna Maldives
Laguna is a small island that’s well known for its snorkeling. Located in South Male Atoll, Laguna is a four-star Maldives resort offering a choice of deluxe villas, deluxe bungalows or water suites. There are 115 rooms in total.
It’s a 20-minute speedboat ride to Laguna Maldives via speedboat.
Laguna is a five star Maldives resort that offers guests a choice of five restaurants/grills as well as four bars. The resort also offers excellent facilities as you would expect from a five star Maldives resort – these include superb facilities for snorkeling & water-sports and a first-class spa. Multiple excursions are also on offer.
9: Lily Beach Resort Maldives
Lily Beach Maldives is located on the South Ari Atoll and is a half-hour speedboat ride from Male. It’s a four-star resort that offers a good choice of activities and excursions. As you might expect, the water-sports are good and there are also opportunities to engage in beach volleyball, surf biking, carom and much more.
There are three main choices of rooms available in Lily Beach – deluxe suite, water villas, and superior rooms.
The resort offers a restaurant, coffee shop, and bar. Guests can also enjoy the disco/live band, cultural shows (Bodu Beru) and beach games.
10: Lohifushi Island Resort Maldives
Lohifushi Island is in the North Male Atoll and is a half-hour speedboat transfer from Male. It’s a four-star resort and is well respected for good diving & snorkeling – excursions to nearby islands are available and the resort offers a good choice of water sports as well.
The resort contains 130 rooms that are split into standard, superior, deluxe and suites to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
Facilities are good – along with the usual high-quality Maldives resort offerings there is also a squash court and sports center.
The main eatery is the Banyan restaurant but Lohifushi also has no less than four bars available to guests.
11: Makunudu Island Maldives
This four-star resort offers 26 beach bungalows and is located in North Male Atoll (55 minutes speedboat ride from Male).
Decent activities and facilities are available to guests – along with diving and surfing, residents can also partake in dolphin watching and picnicking on a private island.
The main restaurant is Ara Iru and there is also a bar at Makunudu Island.
12: Medhufushi Island Resort Maldives
This is a five-star resort with very good facilities that is a 40-minute seaplane transfer from Male. Medhufushi is located on Meemu Atoll and contains 120 rooms.
The resort offers a good range of facilities including diving, windsurfing & many other water-based sports as well as a disco, fishing trips, and excursions.
13: Meedhupparu Island Resort Maldives
In Raa Atoll lies the four-star Meedhupparu Island Resort. The transfer from Male is 40 minutes by seaplane and the resort offers 215 beach bungalows and an impressive list of activities.
14: Meeru Island Resort Maldives
Meeru is situated in North Male Atoll and is a 20-minute seaplane ride from Male (or about 55 minutes by speedboat). This is a four-star resort that has 276 rooms of various types (prices at the lower end are for standard rooms while the most expensive is the dolphin suite – about eight times as pricey).
Meeru offers one restaurant, three bars, and a couple of coffee shops to guests – so good food is available at practically any time.
The facilities are also good for offering the type of activities that you would expect from a good quality Maldives resort. A few of these include scuba diving, spa facilities, internet connections, windsurfing, and several excursions and day-trips.
15: Mirihi Island Resort Maldives
Mirihi Island Resort is located in South Ari Atoll – this is a five-star resort with just 36 rooms. It’s a 20-minute sea-plane ride from the capital of Male.
The resort offers two main types of rooms – beach and water bungalows.
A good number of activities and facilities are available and Mirihi offers a good selection of food and drink for visitors. Recreation facilities include watersports, excursions, diving, spa, and a fitness center.
16: Nika Island Resort Maldives
Nika Islands is a four-star resort in North Ario Atoll. The resort is a half-hour transfer by seaplane and has 36 rooms of various types.
The resort offers a restaurant and coffee shop for guests and facilities include an Ayurvedic center, sports/diving center.
17: Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
Olhuveli is set in South Male Atoll and is a 50-minute speedboat ride away from Male. This is a four-star resort with 125 rooms – the room types are deluxe room, beach villa, deluxe water villa, Jacuzzi water villa, and honeymoon water villa.
There are three different restaurants, a poolside barbeque and two bars open for guests.
Some of the facilities include scuba diving, snorkeling, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and glass-bottom boat riding. There is also a sun spa. Excursion opportunities are good and include island hopping, night fishing, and big game fishing. Guests can also enjoy the disco, a live band, and cultural shows.
18: One&Only Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura is set in Lhaviyani Atoll and is a 35-minute seaplane ride from the capital of Male. It’s a five-star resort offering 100 rooms of various types.
The diving facilities and setting in Kanuhura are excellent – the outer reef is incredibly deep and this means that divers can experience a highly diverse range of marine life.
The Kanuhura spa is also highly reputed – it offers a health & beauty center with a wide range of available treatments.
19: One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives
Reethi Rah is a five-star resort set in the North Male Atoll. It has 130 rooms of various types (choose from eight types of rooms from beach villa to grand beach suite). Reethi is a 55-minute transfer from Male.
Reethi offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars for guests and resort facilities are also excellent offering a large selection of diving/water sports as well as general activities such as excursions and land-based sports.
20: Moofushi Tourist Resort Maldives
Moofushi is a four-star resort offering 60 rooms – it’s set in South Ari Atoll. There are 45 beach bungalows and 17 water bungalows available to guests.
There are two main restaurants and two bars. Facilities include a scuba center, a massage center and several excursions such as a trip to fisher-mans island & desert island.