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The Maldives is home to an unparalleled tranquility and staggering beauty. In addition to its natural wonders, the Maldives offer some of the most luxurious hotels and spas in the world. We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots to stay in the Maldives while you explore the rich culture the islands have to offer.

10. SONEVA FUSHI RESORT – BAA ATOLL.

Soneva Fushi is the original desert island hideaway.

Fifty-five vast, multi-bedroom villas or private residences are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, Biosphere UNESCO protected coral reef. Our favorite part of this resort are the custom experiences they provide. Imbued with romance, mystery, sensory indulgence or adventure, each getaway experience takes you to new realms.

 

9. CONSTANCE MOOFUSHI – MOOFUSHI ISLAND.

Barefoot chic, villas on dazzling white sand or on stilts that float above the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean; choose from one of the 24 beach villas, 56 water villas or 30 senior water villas at Constance Moofushi.

All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature with a hint of Constance chic. Feast on fresh seafood and Maldivian specialities in sand floored restaurant and let the natural spa treatments take you on a blissful trip

8. TAJ EXOTICA REXORT & SPA – EMBOODHU FINOLHY.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exclusive, private and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives. The resort is a Member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services. Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination.

 

7. MIRIHI ISLAND RESORT – MIRIHI ISLAND.

Mirihi Island Resort is located on a secluded tropical island in the South Ari Atoll, approximately 85 kilometers south of the capital Malé. A picturesque and breathtaking 30 minute seaplane ride from Malé will bring you here. This emerald gem is just 350 meters long and 50 meters wide with a sparkling palm-fringed beach of fine white sand. Walk barefoot if you choose, this is as close to nature as you can get. Blessed with white talc beaches, turquoise blue waters, and one of the most amazing house-reefs, it is truly a vision of paradise on earth.

 

6. BAROS MALDIVES – BAROS ISLAND.

Baros Maldives is a small exclusive coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a sun-kissed beach and a vibrant house-reef, just 20 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport. It is a multi award-winning elegant boutique resort with a long history of outstanding service excellence.

 

5. COCO ISLAND BY COMO – COCOA ISLAND, MAKUNUFUSHI.

Cocoa Island by COMO is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 overwater suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes holistic wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine, and world class diving.

4. VELIGANDU ISLAND RESORT AND SPA – VELIGANDU.

Veligandu Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Veligandu, North Ari Atoll. It is 600 meters long by 150 meters wide, about 22 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 20 minute flight. Its 91 rooms include 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas, 16 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, and 11 Beach Villas.

 

3. FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU – LANDAA GIRAAVARU ISLAND.

With 103 spacious villas spread across a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa A toll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru combines impeccable service, five-star facilities, and world-class cuisine with a real sense of discovery.

2. FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT KUDA HURAA – HURAA ISLAND.

Just a half-hour speedboat ride from Malé, discover an enchanting garden island where everything is close at hand. Find your perfect wave with the Surf School, sail to the mesmerizing Island Spa or embark on thrilling shark snorkel safaris and dolphin cruises.

1. GILI LANKANFUSHI MALDIVES – LANKANFUSHI ISLAND.

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. It is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives. This 5-star destination is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. It is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.

Let us know which one you would like to stay in the comments below. 

 

 

 

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