Here is a list with best 10 resorts in the Maldives. Multiple awards received from well known travel brands – as Tripadvisor, Condé Nast Traveller, World Travel Awards, MATATO, CNN – along the past years were counted in this selection. Also, resorts were rated on their facilities, locations, services, food, and overall value.
We integrate data from the world’s most trusted sources:
Note: MATATO- Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators
1. Gili Lankanfushi – 5 Star Luxury Resort, Lankanfushi Island, North Male Atoll
This 5 star luxury resort is built using ecofriendly materials, has overwater villas, a gourmet restaurant, an ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa.
Rooms & Suites: 44 suites
– No. 1 hotel in Maldives and top 5 best hotel in the world 2018 Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards;
2.Huvafen Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives, 5 Star Resort, North Malé Atoll
A luxurious resort situated in the North Malé Atoll, surrounded by magnificent lagoon and reefs. This resort offers overwater and beach bungalows with private pools, a tropical garden, white sand beach and Lime Spa, the world’s first underwater treatment room.
Rooms & Suites: 44
3.Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort, Maldives, 5 Star Luxury Resort, Randheli Noonu Atoll
This resort has five restaurants The Table De Partage, Le 1947, The Deelani, The Diptyque and The White – serving different cuisines as French, Mediterranean, Asian and local. Cheval Blanc Randheli resort has a private beach area, an infinity pool, tennis court, a wellness center and hammam. Also, luxury treatments could be offered for guests at the Cheval Blanc Spa by Guerlain and at Hair Spa by Leonor Greyl.
Rooms & Suites: 45 luxury beach-side villas and water villas.
4.Baros Resort, Maldives- 5 Star Luxury Resort, North Male Atoll
Baros Maldives Resort features beachside and overwater villas, overwater restaurants, bars and magnificent spa center.
Rooms & Suites: 45 Beachside Villas and 30 Water Villas
5.Soneva Jani Resort – 5 Star Luxury Resort, Medhufaru island, Noonu Atoll
This luxury tropical resort is surrounded by over 12 kilometers of coral reef and features overwater and island villas, an overwater silent cinema, a tennis court, a labyrinth gardens.
Rooms & Suites: 25 rooms in beach side villas and water villas.
6.Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru – Baa Atoll
Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives is a truly sophisticated luxury tropical resort.
Villas: 103 | Setting: Beach, Island
-Best Holistic Hideaway by the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Guide 2016
-Best Innovative Spa Concept in the Gala Spa Awards 2016,
7.Anantara Naladhu Resort Maldives, 5 Star Luxury Resort, South Male Atoll
Each of the resort’s 20 villas and houses located on Naladhu Private Island, incorporates luxurious timeless design and amazing views of Indian Ocean. The wellness and spa experience at Anantara Naladhu Resort give to you a luxurious privacy at your own pool, private sauna and tropical rain shower.
Villas: 20 | Setting: Beach, Island
Latest award: Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort 2017 by World Travel Awards
8. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, 5 Star Luxury Resort, South Male Atoll
This resort is located across the Emboodhu Finolhu island known as the Three Coconut Isle.
Luxurious rooms, delicious food, stunning views of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of lagoon.
Villas: 58 sea-view villas and 6 suites | Setting: Beach, Island
-Favourite International Hotel Spa” by Conde Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards 2017;
-Best Luxury Resort (International) by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017;
-Winner of “Condé Nast Johansens Reader’s Award” in the 2017 Luxury Spa Awards;
-2016 Best of Award of Excellence” by the Wine Spectator for The Deep End restaurant.
9. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives, 5 Star Resort, North Malé Atoll
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort has exclusive villas with direct beach access and private pools offering panoramic ocean views. Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru offers full range of spa services: beauty therapies and massage treatments.
Villas: 48 | Setting: Beach, Island
– Luxury Eco Friendly Resort of the Year 2017 at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.
– Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort 2009 by World Travel Awards.
10. Velassaru Maldives, 5 Star Resort, South Malé Atoll
Velassaru Maldives Resort has beachfront and over-water accommodation, a spa center on 10 over-water pavilions, fitness center, tennis court and ocean view infinity pool.
Villas: 24 bungalows, 44 deluxe villas, 20 beach villas, 24 water villas, 1 deluxe villa with pool, 1 water suite, 1 pool villa.
– Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.