10 Multi-Island Resorts in Maldives

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Updated January, 2024

Awarded with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters the Maldives is a popular destinations with hundreds of best hotels in the world. Most resorts in the Maldives sit on the same private island with a blue lagoon, but there are those that span two or more islands. We have picked for you these gems with well-appointed luxury beachfront and overwater accommodations with breathtaking views range from family beach pool suites to romantic water villas for honeymooners.

Best of all, these 5-star best-selling Maldives resorts are built on two or more private islands suitable for both families and honeymooners alike looking to enjoy a tranquil vacation and guests can use the services and facilities of both resorts by one great price. Our list of the 10 most popular multi-island resorts in the Maldives offer outstanding services such as house reef snorkeling and round-the-clock butler services, award-winning spas, internationally-acclaimed restaurants, not forgetting state-of-the-art accommodation with breathtaking sea views.

1 CROSSROADS: Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, SAii Lagoon Maldives, SO/ Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Best Experience:  Families, Activities, Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

These three resorts is a part of Emboodhoo Lagoon, the country's first integrated resort destination – which means you can walk to nearby entertainment, dining and shopping at The Marina @ CROSSROADS.

The iconic brand of Hard Rock Hotel offers an all-access pass to diving opportunities, a soothing Body Rock spa and a stretch of soft beach. Vivid colours help the exotic surrounds flow inside modern interiors (complete with the ever-present memorabilia). Some rooms can be found inside bright white cubes on the beach while other villas jut out over the sea and offer direct access to the lagoon. There is only 5 minutes distance between Crossroads Island and Hard Rock Hotel by taking a walk through the footbridge

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton is a luxurious tropical escape in the stunning Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé (Velana) International Airport. Open in June 2019, SAii Lagoon is an unique, enchanting 5-star hotel gives you the sanctuary of staying on a private island while shopping, dining, entertainment and event space are just across the footbridge at The Marina @ CROSSROADS. Surrounded by white sands and blue seas this is a 198-room luxury resort will offer modern travellers a private sanctuary enhanced by creative art and design, artisanal cuisine, a soundtrack of curated music and heart-made hospitality.

SO/ Maldives opened its door on November 1, 2023, with 80 individually designed villas nestled directly on its slice of white-sand beach or on stilts above the lagoon. Innovative restaurant and bar concepts are design to offer a refreshing counterpart to the ubiquitous resort all-day dining buffet. At the same time, the cultural programming will bring together the best of music, fashion, design and art. Throw in an oh-so-chic spa, and you have the ultimate exotic-island experience that will never go out of style.


2 OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi

COLOURS OF OBLU, male atoll

The highly anticipated announcement of Atmosphere Hotels|Resorts’ new brand COLOURS OF OBLU comes with the opening of two resorts — OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. Located in North Malé Atoll, both resorts are convenient 15-minutes speedboat ride away from the Velana International Airport.

Opened in May 2022, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is an adults-only haven. Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as ‘Island of Love.’ With 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas, Lobigili island is ideal for a chilled-out getaway. Romance permeates the air here. Idyllic tropical vistas complemented by stylishly designed spaces create a secluded, castaway feel.

Residents at OBLU SELECT Lobigili can also choose to stroll over to neighbouring Ailafushi island and mix it up with a different world of enchanting sights, sounds, and culture.

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, opened in May 2022, is all about immersing in a free-spirited Maldivian vibe. In the local language of Dhivehi, ‘Aila’ means family and ‘Fushi’ means island. True to its name, this 268-villa resort brings a fresh, experiential environment where families, friends, couples, and global nomads can all enjoy a wonderful island escape.

A fun and chilled-out balance is at the heart of this tropical getaway. Guests can join a group Zumba class or book a 3D movie show at The Dome, a futuristic 15-meter entertainment centre available from July 2022. Or they can choose to socialise with like-minded souls at La Promenade that offers exhilarating retail and café hopping options. To conclude a wonderful day spent in paradise they can feast over an alfresco spread celebrating the finest seafood at The Copper Pot Truck.


3 Naladhu Private Island, Anantara Dhigu & Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Best Experience:  for family, activities

These three resorts share together a stunning lagoon in the South Male atoll and are just 35 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport making access exceptionally easy after your flight. The islands are linked by wooden paths and boat shuttles.

Naladhu is the their top-end offering and the colonial style beach houses have pools which are absolutely enormous, and as good as any you will find in the Maldives. Guests at Naladhu can visit the other islands, maybe for dinner or activities, and return to this little sanctuary, while guests from Veli and Dhigu can’t visit Naladhu which maintains its luxurious exclusivity.

Good to know that Dhighu is the best for families, with a range of 2-bedroom villas, superb kids club, sandy beaches and shallow water to have a little paddle in the sea.

With adult-only policy, Veli is aimed at couples and honeymooners. For an unforgettable beach experience, Anantara Veli Maldives ticks all the boxes and brings the best of both worlds together.


4 Jawakara Islands Maldives

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Best Experience for: Families, couples, wellness, activities

New Family-Friendly vacation destination Jawakara Islands Maldives brings first-rate facilities, luxury villas and fine dining options over two islands. A luxury 5-star resort boasts 290 exquisite beach and water villas equipped with all the best comforts, ideal for people who want to enjoy a holiday with luxury in every detail. Creative foods served across selection of six restaurants and bars, all prepared by world-class chefs. Designed to cater to guests every whim, Jawakara has two infinity pools to choose from, including a kids pool that never fails to fun – but be warned, the turquoise lagoon may entice you into adventure. Water sports, snorkeling and diving experiences, kids club, over-water spa, and sports grounds, there’s countless ways to stay active at Jawakara Islands. Set to open on October this year, the resort is just 40-minute seaplane journey from Male Airport, and caters to the needs of every traveler. READ FULL REVIEW


5 Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Best Experience for:  Couples, families, All Inclusive, Value, activities, kitesurfing

Spanning across three paradise islands and, is just 45 minutes by speedboat, Sun Siyam Olhuveli offers accommodations ranging from Maldivian-inspired suites to sleek contemporary villas. Designed to cater to your every whim, the all-inclusive resort has three pools to choose from, including an adults-only infinity pool that never fails to impress, and the lagoon that may entice you into adventure. With various activities, beautiful beaches, and above-average food, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a good value for money for the Maldives. 164 rooms range from a basic beach villa to high quality Water Villas, and an adjoining rooms for families. READ FULL REVIEW

One of the most affordable Maldives resort opened its third island, on 1st of November 2022. TUI BLUE OLHUVELI ROMANCE Island is a remarkable new addition to Olhuveli’s exciting and vast playground of experiences, with 111 villas where guests are able to choose between romantic beach or water villas with private pool, all featuring dreamy round-shaped beds and impeccable views.


6 Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Best Experience: Watersports, Two Pristine Islands perfect for Family & Couples, Luxury Surfing, Underwater night club

Niyama Private Islands Maldives goes beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and personalised service; by presenting every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience. Set on two pristine islands Chill and Play on Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives, Niyama Private Islands Maldives brings novelty to one of the most stunning settings in the world. Dining at sea, underwater, deep in the jungle or in the treetops. Submitting to spa journeys over water or in a garden. Adrenaline-fuelled adventures are interspersed with quiet moments of perfection on long stretches of powdery beach. Always delighted with the water, your children will be here in their element. Children's Club Explorers - for kids of all ages, although teenagers will get the most out of this activity. Endless breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, boat trips, diving and water sports are additional benefits of this a luxury 5 * Indian Ocean resort. READ FULL REVIEW


7 Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Best Experience:     Couples, Family, Beaches, spa, gourmet dining, activities

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an exclusive 5-star resort that's bringing a “next level” to the luxury holiday experience in the Maldives. Opened July 1st 2019, the 5-star resort ups the bar in modern luxury travel catering to the individual needs of its discerning guests.

Spanning across three islands in the South Male Atoll, the breathtaking new resort is surrounded by a crystal clear water lagoon, that is home to spectacular underwater life. Meaning “Pearl” in Dhivehi the resort offers global travellers 138 luxuriously appointed villas in an inspirational setting, complemented by the iconic True Waldorf Service experience. Additionally, the resort features 10 truly unique dining experiences, including an unforgettable treetop restaurant boasting stunning views. An exclusive yet serene Spa and Wellness Centre, a wide array of water sports as well as extensive facilities for junior guests are also featured within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. READ FULL REVIEW


8 OBLU SELECT Sangeli - Premium All Inclusive with Free Transfers

OBLU SELECT at Sangeli- All Inclusive

Best Experience:  Couples, Family, Beaches, House Reef Snorkeling, Dining, All Inclusive

With the unique All Inclusive Serenity Plan, OBLU Select Sangeli Island is an ALL-INCLUSIVE resort in the Maldives. Just 50 minutes by speedboat from Male Airport, this idyllic tropical paradise is within easy reach. Perfectly suitable for couples and families, OBLU Select at Sangeli is a beautiful island chic and it's a delightful addition to Maldives' all-inclusive resort segment. Set on two islands the resort includes 137 individual villas and suites in six categories - on the beach and over water, many modern amenities, a selection of restaurants and bars, amongst some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the entire Kaafu atoll. READ FULL REVIEW

OBLU SELECT Sangeli comprises two islands – a large main island and a smaller One Banyan island connected through a sweeping wooden walkway along which the water villas sit. The home of coveted Honeymoon Water Suites with Pool, One Banyan Island is an Adult-only playground from sunset to sunrise. With intimate and serene vibe, enjoy memorable meals at Simply Veg and Just Grill, unlimited orders from a wide selection of wines and spiri at One Banyan pool bar, couples only island activities to do in the Maldives and a calming spa with a natural tropical ambience.


9 The Residence Maldives & The Residence at Dhigurah

lily beach resort

Best Experience:   for Couples and Families, Activities, Diving

The Residence Maldives is an elite 5-star resort, which was designed and opened almost completely behind the scenes. Perfect for a honeymoon in the Maldives, the Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi sits nearby sister resort of The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah and links with it a custom-built bridge that enables guests to travel between the two resorts, this is one of the largest resort offerings in the Maldives.

The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi is an intimate retreat that offers 94 beach-front and overwater villas. The Spa by Clarins at Falhumaafushi is the only one of its kind in the Maldives, and offers a range of treatments created exclusively for the hotel and a place to escape. Multi-Dining options include all-day dining at The Dining Room, the resort’s beachfront restaurant and Li Bai, the resort’s signature Cantonese restaurant, serving classic Chinese dishes. Other resort highlights include a 42-metre infinity pool, dive & water sports centre, relaxation reading lounge, fully-equipped gym, two complimentary bicycles per room for all guests, and a diverse range of water sports and land-based activities. Read Full Review

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah offers 173 beach and water villas, each featuring its own private pool. Catering to families, the resort provides 12 two-bedroom beach and water pool villas, with more on-land options, designed for younger children. Dining options include all-day dining at The Dining Room, the resort’s beachfront restaurant and Li Bai, the resort’s signature Cantonese restaurant, serving classic Chinese dishes. Other resort highlights include Dive & Watersports Centre, relaxation reading lounge, fully-equipped gym, two complimentary bicycles per room for all guests, and a diverse range of water sports and land-based activities. READ FULL REVIEW


10 RIU Palace Maldivas & RIU Atoll – All Inclusive

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – A Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Best Experience:   All-Inclusive, Couples, Families, Beach, Activities, Value

Riu Hotels & Resorts offers its first properties in Maldives, Hotel Riu Atoll and Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas. The two 24-hour all-inclusive hotels are located in Dhaalu atoll, a 40-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport plus a 10-minute speedboat ride.

The four-star Hotel Riu Atoll offers 264 villas, 36 of which are suites over the Indian Ocean. The rooms are equipped with all the best comforts such as a minibar, air conditioning, safe box and satellite TV. Connected to Hotel Riu Atoll by a walkway surrounded by a lagoon, the five-star Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas offers 176 villas, 72 of which are overwater suites. The rooms — some of which has Junior Suites — are equipped with minibars, drinks dispensers, kettles, air conditioning and satellite tv, amongst many other facilities. A truly All Inclusive, the both Riu's hotels offer a range of cuisines that will surprise you. Guests at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas are recommended to take advantage of the Hotel Riu Atoll’s facilities to enjoy massages and beauty treatments in the spa, water sports such as diving, kayaking and paddle surf, and the entertainment programmes full of shows and live music. READ FULL REVIEW


11 Fari Islands: the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Patina Maldives, Capella Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Fari islands is the new Maldivian world-class resort experience that's home to 3 luxurious hotels: the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Capella Maldives and Patina Maldives. Anchored by three world-class hospitality brands within the Rah Falhu Huraa lagoon, Fari Islands is located in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives, a 50-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport, Male. Celebrating nature, craft and connection, the integrated resort project also features the picturesque Fari Marina, the archipelago’s communal beating heart built around a vibrant Fari Beach Club, charming boutiques and a selection of handpicked, upscale food and beverage options. Capella Maldives is set to open in 2027.


12 Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Beaches, Spa, undewater restaurant, undewater stay, Gourmet Dining, activities

After full refurbishment, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island relaunched in February 2022. A home to the world’s first underwater residence this luxurious and sophisticated Maldivian resort is located on two idyllic islands combining the best beaches, over-water accommodation, both with dense vegetation and palm trees that create a natural tropical paradise. Suitable for couples and families alike, Conrad is all about glamorous splendor in a luxury setting with some of the most exciting underwater adventures in the Maldives. The two private islands connected by a 500m bridge and both are designed for true enjoyment. A wine and dine destination itself, Conrad Maldives is a true epicurean experience with a choice of 12 restaurants and bars, including Ithaa, the world's first all glass underwater restaurant. On a delicate theme - what to do in Conrad Maldives - guests do not have a headache, every day is filled with fun activities and busy with exciting entertainments. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has many excellent facilities to offer including a fully equipped gym, a spa, infinity pool, eight restaurants, three bars, a library, yoga, PADI dive centre, water sports centre, and a Kid's Club and first under-water The Muraka Villa in Maldives. Located in the South Ari Atoll, Conrad Rangali is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane flight or a short domestic flight to a nearby island, followed by speedboat transfer. READ FULL REVIEW


13 Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives - All Inclusive

Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa: beautiful beach

Best Experience for: Couples, Beaches, scuba diving, complimentary snorkeling tours

Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives is an All Inclusive resort that offers guests a luxurious experience in villas located along white sands and clear lagoon waters. On December 2019 Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has reopened Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives after a complete rebuild of the resort, expanding its offerings to include second, an all-new, adults-only private island. An upscale all-inclusive resort, Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa is a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male Airport. With 70 water villas in addition to 10 on the private island, this hotel is more like a boutique than many others of a similar size. On the islands, guests have access to a private beach, non-motorized water sports, new pool., sports and playgrounds, two restaurants, two bars and all-inclusive options. This resort is best for couples looking. READ FULL REVIEW


14 Dhawa Ihuru & Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Best Experience:  Couples, Beach, House Reef Snorkeling, Spa, Diving

Dhawa Ihuru and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives belong to the Banyan Tree hotel group, are only two minutes apart, and are just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé airport. Best of all, each has its own exquisite house reef and the guests can use each other's services.

A true island paradise, Dhawa Ihuru is an eco-friendly luxury resort located on the tiny beautiful island with the best house reef in the Maldives. Peace and quiet is the name of the game in this resort with 45 villas run by Singapore's Banyan Tree, one of the world's most luxurious hotel brands. Delicious food and drinks are served in the restaurant and guests can book a therapy session at the excellent Thai spa. To diversify the activities there is a free transfer to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru next door, where you will also find a restaurant, bar and spa. Read Full Review

Built on an almost perfectly circular island, with 48 villas and unpretentious barefoot luxury, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru remains a favorite place for romantic couples and eco-lovers. The sister resorts of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru are certainly a luxury category, but prefer to stay away from the brilliant, tourist amenities such as a large swimming pool and over-water villas. These two properties also share the lounge in Male airport and the boat provides guests with water and cold towels with the scent of fresh mint; If the captain spots the dolphins along the way, he will definitely stop for a photo. READ FULL REVIEW


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