Being surrounded by shimmering white beaches, aquamarine waters and being pampered with unrivaled luxury in some of the best resorts in the world – now, isn’t that the dream? The Maldives is the ultimate luxury destination for anyone who wants to experience a paradise on earth hidden among a chain of the most stunning islands in the world. The many resort islands there offer undeniable luxury and a uniquely memorable experience under the warm tropical sun that you simply cannot expect to get from anywhere else.
The mystical beaches with heavenly white sands and the view of glimmering gem colored ocean are common all over the Maldives islands. Nevertheless, there are many different luxury accommodation options which will help you enjoy those splendors in a variety of ways. The way the warm Indian Ocean feels surely is different when you are on a lavish yacht from when you are under the shade of an overwater bungalow.
In this article, we talk about 5 top luxury accommodation options that you can choose from for your next vacation in the Maldives. Each of them has their own unique features that you can indulge in as you experience the “Sunnyside of Life”!
Over Water Bungalows
When you think the Maldives, one of the first images that come to your mind is breathtaking over water bungalows propping up the sapphire blue ocean. Of the reportedly 5000 over water villas in the world, close to 75% of them can be found in the Maldives islands. Staying in one of these luxury little villas built on stilts on top of the ocean is one of the most unique and memorable experiences that one should definitely have when they are in the Maldives.
You can find overwater bungalows in almost every luxury resort in the Maldives. They sure stand towards the most high-end side of the luxury spectrum, but the experience sure is worth the price that you pay!
Following are some of the most popular island resorts known for their stunning over water villa experiences.
Gili Lankanfushi -Secluded, calm and romantic. Ideal for honeymooners.
Dusit Thani Maldives – Minimalistic in design, peaceful and rustic with daily yoga classes.
Taj Exotica – Great location for foodies who want to indulge in a wholesome vacation with great service and food.
Meeru Island – One of the largest resorts in all of Maldives. Closer to the nature and great for a spiritual luxury getaway.
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo – Spacious and beautifully designed 50 stunning water villas when you want to enjoy a luxury retreat.
When you are planning stay longer than a week in the Maldives, staying in a Beach Villa is one of the best options you can go for. They are usually close to half the price of overwater villas (although, still very much high end!) and you get a different but equally satisfying experience.
With a beach villa, you get your own private beach area when you want to go for a nice swim in the mornings, or simply sprawl out on the sand and read your favorite book in the evenings. Beach villas are more spacious and especially suitable for families on vacation. Following are some of the best beach villas that you can find in the Maldives. Make sure that you get an early bird discount with Neoscapes Maldives to add more value to your money.
Constance Moofushi – Take a seaplane ride to enjoy an amazing retreat away from the rest of the world.
Hurawalhi Island Resort – White beaches and restaurants with cousins from all over the world.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas – Wonderfully quaint and comfortable villas in a stunning location.
Four Seasons Maldives – Ultimate luxury experience on the beaches of Maldives along with heavenly spa treatments to pamper yourself.
Jumeirah Vittaveli – Spectacular beaches with spacious villas and great dining options for a perfect vacation.
Private Island Retreats
Most of the resorts in the Maldives are in their own Private Islands. However, there are some islands which provide more privacy and peace than others. The calm and serene surroundings of Maldives provide a perfect environment for a spiritual retreat including yoga and mindfulness meditation. You will be able to disconnect from the rest of the world which will be a luxury in itself.
You can enjoy all the luxuries while you connect with your inner-self spiritually in a stunning private island. Here are some of the options you can take when you want to have a retreat on a private island away from all the stressful obligations of the work. Himmafushi Island Maldives – You can sign up for an all-inclusive yoga retreat on this beautiful island
Hanimadhoo Maldives – Away from the busy tourist destinations, this private island makes for a peaceful getaway
Drift Retreat – A small and intimate private island known for yoga retreats
What is a better way to experience one of the most beautiful island nations in the world than spending your time in a luxury yacht sailing around the islands? You can charter a lavish yacht in the Maldives to entertain your friends and have a party of a lifetime sailing in the Indian Ocean, or simply enjoy an extravagant vacation with your loved ones. Your route will go through amazing coral reefs, many island beaches (over 200) with stunning views surrounded by the glimmering sea all around you.
You can enjoy everything that the Maldives has to offer you including water sports without having to be restricted by the land. In a luxury yacht, the ocean belongs to you to explore. Following are some of the Luxury Yachts that you can charter in the Maldives.
My Duke of York – A 7-night sail with Italian and Maldivian cuisine on board. With massage and spa services, Wi-Fi and onboard dive shop.
My Conte Max – A more relaxing vibe with hammocks and bean bags. 7-night sail covering many snorkeling locations all around the Maldives islands. Alfresco dining. Wi-Fi.
St. Regis Maldives (Norma) – A technologically advanced yacht for a unique experience in the sea. Decadent cabins. Perfect for divers and families on vacation.
Escape W Maldives – Exploring the uninhabited islands and countless stunning coral reefs. Great for a relaxing nautical getaway for honeymooners.
The Maldives is known to be a destination where people come to escape from the hectic world outside. All-inclusive resorts in the Maldives offer (at minimum) 3 meals a day, soft and alcoholic drinks, gratuities, and some non-motor excursions offered by the hotel.
Some of these all-inclusive resorts specialize in specific interests such as water sports and honeymooning. Make sure that you pick the resort that fulfills your requirements the most, and simply relax and be pampered enjoying the paradise that is the Maldives.
Centara Grand Island – Stunning scenery and great food for a longer vacation. Great value for money.
Park Hyatt Maldives – A variety of accommodation types and an all-inclusive package with many complementary options
Baros Maldives – Exclusively for adults, mostly honeymooners, and vacationers enjoying anniversaries and special occasions.
Lily Beach Resort and Spa – A modern and minimalistic design that adds to the natural splendor of the Maldives beaches. Great spa packages along with the all-inclusive option that serves various cuisines for the meals.
Maafushivaru – All inclusive package contains meals along with high tea and branded spirits.
The Maldives is a dream destination that you should travel at least once in your lifetime. From the splendid beauty of nature to the lavishly luxurious resorts, everything about the Maldives glows with joy and happiness. With all these luxury accommodation options, you can surely pick one to experience a memorable vacation that will stay in your happy memories forever!