Most Fabulous 5* star Resorts in Maldives


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Updated January, 2024

The best luxury hotels in Maldives let you enjoy more than the planet’s most exclusive holiday destination has to offer. The islands is home to some of the world's most luxurious resorts. If something has the right to be called a paradise, then it should be the Maldives, just imagine the islets of white sand with tropical palm trees, stretched like pearl necklaces to dreamy atolls drifting in the turquoise ocean. Even better, imagine these islands with some of the best luxury hotels in the world.

The best hotels in Maldives are idyllic retreats for affluent travellers, offering world-class accommodation, fine dining options, luxurious facilities, and impeccable services for a fulfilling tropical holiday. Maldives’ most popular hotels are spread across the massive island, where travelling families, scuba divers, celebrities, honeymooners, and couples can enjoy their stay in a fashionable and exclusive location.

We can not say that we will give the right answer for everyone, but frequent visitors to maldives-magazine.com should already have the meaning of what we offer. Here is a list of 20 top best luxury hotels in Maldives 2024.

1 Siyam World Maldives - 24-Hour Premium All-inclusive with Free Transfer

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Best Experience for: All lnclusive, couples, families, group, activities

Siyam World is the brand-new, luxury all-inclusive resort by Sun Siyam Resorts.Offering an unique 24-hour WOW! Inclusive Plan, Siyam World promises you an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday experience with no fewer than a dozen restaurants and bars, with an ever-expanding A-to-Z of WOW! experiences – including the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park. Designed for fun-loving, open-minded couples, romance seekers, families or larger groups of friends, with the freedom to roam, socialise and engage in an island community the resort boasts an enticing variety of 21 accommodation categories of one-to-six bedroom villas and show-stopping residences - The Beach House Collection. Sliding into the lagoon is more fun - Water Villas feature your own private pool and comes with a fun slide. With a breath-taking wonders, Siyam World is surrounded by a 1.5 km house reef that is teaming with wildlife and a diverse array of aquatic life. A seaplane jorney from Male takes 45 minutes. READ FULL REVIEW

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2 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
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Best Experience:   Ultimate Luxury, Over Water Villas, Privacy and Tranquillity, spa, Wildlife, swimming with mantas

Nestled within the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers an idyllic retreat with 80 spacious private pool sanctuaries and ultra-luxe residences poised over water or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach. The resort homes many magnificent attractions including the world’s first oceanic underwater restaurant and wine cellar, first over water dome stargazing observatory in the Maldives, and the most stunning house reef.

The resort introduced its newly transformed collection of two-, three-, and four-bedroom pool residences in 2021 – the Kihavah Collection, and recently launched the Best of Maldives experience package encapsulating the greatest Maldivian adventures including snorkelling with Manta rays, experiencing the best underwater dining, and staying in the most sough-after luxury pool villas. READ FULL REVIEW

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3 Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

Seaside Finolhu Resort Maldives sand bank
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Best Experience for:    Couples, Families, Groups, Beaches, Activities, Nightlife

Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu was born out of a desire to bring a fresh wave to the uninhabited island experience. One of the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts, Finolhu is new barefoot chic experience with the self-styled island playground. Here you can unwind in sublime comfort, with the pristine beauty of secluded Maldivian paradise perfectly complemented by ultra-luxurious modernity. The island boasts the longest (1.8 km) sandbank of all the famous Maldivian resort islands - expect to spend a lot of time explorering it. A long beach should not disappoint you either; beach club with retro cinema and old-school arcade; spa with fitness centre and beach gym; tennis courts; watersports; four restaurants; house reef snorkeling. READ FULL REVIEW

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4 Baros Maldives

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Best Experience:    Honeymoon, Beach, Spa, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Baros is a perfect getaway located in the North Malé Atoll only a 25-minute by speedboat from Malé Airport. With a variety of villas to choose from, these very stylish settings make this the ideal island retreat for couples young and old. Located on a beautiful private island with a crystal clear coral lagoon, Baros is a 5 * star boutique hotel in the Maldives that will surpass all of your highest fantasies of the "dream island". Surrounded by clean, warm waters and snow-white sands, with groves of coconut palms and fragrant flowers, this cozy resort landscape is really worthy of fainting. The team is serene modern rooms (including water villas), fine dining, a fantastic spa, a large swimming pool and water entertainment from a luxury yacht to diving and yoga. READ FULL REVIEW

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5 Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi water villa
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Best Experience:   Overwater Bungalows, Undewater Spa, Beaches, House Reef Snorkelling. Gourmet Dining

Located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the main airport, Huvafen Fushi ideally mixes Maldivian style with hip and chic features; thatched villas on the outside and on the inside, unique amenities, sophisticated design, contemporary furniture, high-tech equipment, and last but not least cool events which all contribute to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island. Encircled by one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, this private island paradise is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa, and with only 44 rooms it is the ultimate in luxurious privacy and intimacy. With 21 years and above guests only policy, Huvafen Fushi has been crowned the Most Romantic Resort at the annual Maldives Travel Awards 2017.  READ FULL REVIEW

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6 LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

LUX* South Ari Atoll
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Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, Value, Diving, Dining, Whale Shark Watching, weddings, All Inclusive

If you’ve fantasized about living a–lavish–Robinson Crusoe life on a faraway tropical island, you’re in the right place. Cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane transfer away from Malé Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives. Here, you will ride your bicycle along the jetty, swim alongside whale sharks, hang out in your bungalow on stilts, dine at any of the eight restaurants, dance the night away, partake in marine conservation. The luxe resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa. Whatever it is you love, you’ll find it here at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. READ FULL REVIEW

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7 The OZEN COLLECTION - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort (ex Jumeirah Vittaveli)
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Best Experience for:  Luxury All Inclusive, Couples and Family, Wellnes, Activities

The OZEN COLLECTION runs two luxury all inclusive resorts in Maldives: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO and OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI. The collection of resorts is among the best hotels in the island nation offering an escape with all-encompassing stay and heartfelt, personalised hospitalit into pristine Indian Ocean destinations with refined elegance.

Bliss out on The RESERVE™ Plan or The INDULGENCE™ Plan – a uniquely exclusive holiday plans that encompasses exotic dine-around options, premium beverages including champagne and fine wine, one fine dining experience at M6m – an underwater specialty restaurant, snorkeling and watersports, exciting activities, and more!

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8 Kuramathi Maldives

Kuramathi Maldives
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Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, All Inclusive, Beach, Diving, House Reef Snorkeling, Value

Strips of pristine beaches, world-class diving, a range of villas, endless dining options and knockout spa, Kuramathi Maldives is rated one of the best hotels in the Maldives and with good reason. Kuramathi is one of the Maldives most popular resorts and it's perfect if you're looking for variety alongside relaxation. Here, pathways weave through lush foliage, leading to the excellent facilities that are dotted around this beautiful island. There are two oceanfront infinity pools, best house reef snorkelling and, of course, welcoming and friendly service that the Maldives is known for. READ FULL REVIEW

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9 NH Collection Maldives Havodda

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Best Experience: for Couples, Families, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, activitites, Value

NH Collection Maldives Havodda is a secluded luxury resort ideally located in the south area of the Maldives, one of the most untouched archipelagos in the Indian Ocean. With the pristine sands and crystall clear waters, luxury travellers'll discover a new perspective on the private beach resort experience here. Offering a luxurious accomodation, a fantastic house reef, a vast lagoon and beautiful sandy beaches the 5-star resort is set on Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll via a short 55-minute domestic flight from Male airport. Offering great value rooms on a Full Board and All Iclusive basis, guests try snorkelling on the spectacular coral reef, or relaxing on powder soft sand, this truly is a secluded haven, perfect for couples and families. Time on the island flows through sunny days and starlit nights, with moments that are captivating, distinctive and harmonious. Indulge all your senses, feel the place, and feel extraordinary. READ FULL REVIEW

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8 Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Milaidhoo Island Maldives
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Best Experience:   honeymoon, beach, diving, swimming with mantas

Intimate and stylish, at Milaidhoo it’s about enjoying the natural environment in understated luxury. Tucked in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, surrounded by powdery white sands and nestled beside a colourful coral reef, Milaidhoo Maldives is a luxurious natural wonder. Envisage upscale delights with a ‘Reinvented Luxury’ twist, where guests will experience an indulgent escape in the Maldives’s most unique getaway. Committed to offering a unique and authentic Maldivian experience, this new child in the best Baa Atoll hotels collection that making waves with its refreshing contemporary twist on classic Maldivian style. Created for couples and romance only, Milaidhoo welcomes children above the age of 9 years only. What's more, it is only 30 minutes by seaplane from Male or a 15 minute domestic flight followed by a short speedboat ride. READ FULL REVIEW

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11 Hurawalhi Island Resort

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Best Experience for: couples; house reef snorkeling, underwater dining, wellness, diving

Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives - this is unparalleled, extraordinary and absolutely original. Ecologically innovative, adults only resort, the world's largest underwater restaurant, tropical champagne pavilion and stylish villas, Hurawalhi is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure. The private island is 40-minute scenic seaplane fom Male Airport, and offers 90 Ocean nd Beach villas, for couples who are seeking luxury and innovation. There is an ocean of delights to take in at Hurawalhi: dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, generous all-inclusive service, experience an iconic Dream Island, a great house reef snorkeling – in fact, one visit to the resort is hardly enough to experience it all. READ FULL REVIEW

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12 OBLU SELECT Lobigili

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Best Experience for: adults only, underwater restaurant, diving, activities, spa

Opened on March 2022, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is a new adults-only resort under Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ COLOURS OF OBLU brand. Nestled in Malé Atoll just a 15-minutes speedboat ride from Velana International airport Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as ‘Island of Love.’ With 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas, all assuring gorgeous views of the incandescent turquoise-blue lagoon, the private island is ideal for a chilled-out couples getaway without kids.

With the resort’s exclusive Lobi Plan guests can immerse in a blissfully carefree stay. This generous plan includes specialty fine-dining, unlimited beverages, spa services, Indian Ocean excursions, a selection of non-motorised watersports as well as a fully stocked minibar replenished daily. Adding to the indulgence is the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant. The unique, multi-sensory culinary journey features gourmet cuisine with champagne set against a colourful backdrop of marine life. READ FULL REVIEW

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13 Amilla Maldives

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Best Experience for:  Family vacation, Couples, Groups, Dining, Diving, Spa, Celebs

With more flexible way to tropical island luxury, Amilla Maldives resort offers a luxurious 'island home' for both couples and families in the Maldives. Known as 'The Island of Surprises' - younger, stylish, with a fresh and contemporary accomodation, the 5-star resort has so much to offer: from high design and upscale and laid-back dining options, to spacious villas and amazing snorkelling and diving — and scenery unlike almost anywhere else.. Located in the Baa atoll, UNESCO Biosphere reserve, this might just be the most family friendly resort in the Maldives. The island is renowned for its constant evolution, ingenuity, playfulness and innovations, from its new Maldivian traditional medicine-inspired spa treatments to ‘glamping’ in a bubble pod under the stars. READ FULL REVIEW

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14 The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
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Best Experience for:   Couples, Family, Wellness, Beaches, activities

An award-winning Maldives resort Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is outstanding natural beauty combined with top luxury and world class service. This five-star resort boasts spacious beach and water villas many with jacuzzis and private pools, plus exclusive VIP retreats, an awarded sumptuous spa, 14 top level dining options including kids buffet for dinner and play area, and wine vault to make even the most discerning oenophile swoon. There are 2 swimming pools, water sports and PADI diving center, underwater park in the lagoon, plenty of kid-friendly amenities and activities, and house reef with rich marine life - no two days are ever the same. Famous for continuous white sand beach surrounding the entire island Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is located in the northern Noonu Atoll, and accessible by a 40-minute seaplane or domestic flight from Malé Airport. Whether you seek quality time with family, an escape from reality, or a thrilling range of aquatic adventures there are many reasons to stay at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, is one of the rare Maldives resorts, where days are long and sun-filled in a setting you’ll never forget. READ FULL REVIEW

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15 Constance Halaveli

Constance Halaveli
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Best Experience:   Family, Beach, Diving, Spa, swimming with whale sharks

With one of the longest water villa jetties, luxurious facilities for families and 5-star diving, Constance Halaveli has everything you would expect from a luxury resort in the Maldives. With a shape of a curved dhoni (a traditional Maldivian boat), where white sandy beaches in combination with turquoise water, perfectly contrast with the emerald of green vegetation, the resort elegantly drifts in North Ari Atoll. The beauty of Constance Halaveli is matched by the exceptional hospitality renowned of the Constance brand. For a luxury family escape, Constance Halaveli is one of the best. Some of the excellent facilities on offer here include the Spa, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a fully equipped gym, a tennis court, main swimming pool, 2 boutiques and Dive Centre (5* PADI). The hotel caters for families as much as honeymooners with some of the world's best diving, watersports, a tennis court and kids' club. It's your own dream, almost at full power  READ FULL REVIEW

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16 Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:   Family, All Inclusive, Activities, for Couples, Value

Every year, Meeru Island Resort is possible satisfies more people than any other hotel. With 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas, the Meeru Island Resort is one of the Maldives' largest 4-star resorts, and it has more overwater rooms than any other resort in the Maldives. The island is always full and after people have visited here, very often they come back again and again. The island is attractive for all ages: families have their own corner of the island, and couples have their own, hence there are two separate swimming pools, two buffet restaurants, and 2 spas. Most of the guests sit on all inclusive, so bars are always alive - especially 24-hour. During the day, there is plenty to do and see, including a diving school with PADI multi-language courses, a range of water sports, excursions, and even a golf course. House reef snorkeling requires a boat trip, although many are happy to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches.  READ FULL REVIEW

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17 Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives
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Best Experience for: Two Pristine Islands perfect for Families & Couples, Luxury Surfing, Activities, 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. 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

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18 Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
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Best Experience for:  Honeymoon, Family vaction, House reef snorkeling, diving

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa - the perfect island retreat in the Maldives, is located in the northern Haa Alifu Atoll. An exclusive all-suite Maldives resort for those who demand genuine luxury and the utmost in privacy. Set on a crescent-shaped private island, this incredible resort offers a choice of private villas or private villas with pools for its guests to unwind and enjoy a home away from home. Beachside or over the water villas and the associated privacy levels offered are the hallmark of this award winning destination, which boasts some of the largest beachfront villas in the Maldives.
Gourmands, Foodies and food lovers alike can indulge in an award winning culinary experience. Wellbeing is a core part of the Hideaway experience, with the divine Hideaway Spa offering a range of treatments for rejuvenation and relaxation. The abundance of fish life around this Maldives resort is second to none, making it a prime location for snorkelling and scuba diving. The perfect Maldives retreat, Hideaway offers the utmost in romance and is one of the preferred destinations for those celebrating their honeymoon. Families are very welcome at Hideaway, with an extensive Kids Club available to help keep young travellers entertained during their stay. READ FULL REVIEW

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19 Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

World’s fourth Top hotel 2021 Kandolhu Maldives guarantees even more than just your dreams of an unforgettable honeymoon in the Maldives. ‘Best of the Best’, Soaked in romance, with an incredible house reef snorkeling, couples are bound to fall in love with this cozy island. Kandolhu features just 30 villas that perfectly combine natural elements of the Maldives with modern architecture and creature-comforts, in creating an experience so memorable that it will stay with you forever. An additional draw is clean and soft sandy beaches, all around a small round island whose shape in Maldivian standards is a rarity. READ FULL REVIEW

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20 Lily Beach Resort and Spa

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Best Experience for:  Families, Couples, House Reef Snorkeling, diving, All Inclusive

Today, Lily Beach Resort and Spa ranks among the leading resorts in the country with Premium All Inclusive, which was the result of an excellent redesign and reconstruction of the hotel. Reopened in 2009 as a 5-star resort, Lily Beach is a romantic place for a family holiday with All Inclusive that includes food, drinks and various activities. The stylish and spacious rooms have open air bathrooms with hydromassage baths, outdoor terraces with direct access to the ocean or to the beach, as well as other facilities: from sunscreen and quality toiletries to the packed mini bars and large flat-screen TVs. The resort's family facilities include a kid's buffet in the restaurant, a swimming pool and a game club. Active guests can enjoy land and water sports, while couples have many romantic options and places to seclude.  Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives has been voted as the number 1 all-inclusive resort in Asia for the 4th consecutive year and ranked the 11th all-inclusive resort in the World at the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2022. READ FULL REVIEW

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