Maldives has been one of the most sought-after tourist destinations when it comes to planning a relaxing beach vacation. Well known for its beautiful beaches with white sand flanking the crystalline water having different shades of blue, and swaying palm trees, this archipelagic country is just perfect for a rejuvenating trip. There are so many things to do in Maldives for everyone, regardless of their age or interest. You can either indulge in activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, water skiing and other water sports, or visit places like the Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island. There are more than 1,000 different islands in Maldives, so you can also go on an island hopping tour.
Enough about the beauty of Maldives and the reasons why it should be your next holiday destination. Let’s talk about another important factor in planning a trip, choosing the hotel you are going to stay in. To ensure that you enjoy your vacation to the fullest, it is important to choose an accommodation option that is comfortable, offers a number of amenities and most importantly, suits your budget.
Being the popular tourist destination Maldives is, it offers a large number of accommodation options for people who come here. From luxurious waterside villas and resorts to pocket-friendly hotels, there are so many options available here that you can choose from. However, with a large number of hotels and resorts, an obvious challenge you face is to pick the best one as per your budget and specific requirements.
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of the most luxurious hotels in Maldives (of course, in no particular order).
Anantara Kihavah Villas
Located on the pristine and beautiful island of Kihavah Huravalhi, this luxurious property is one of the best 5 star hotels in Maldives. To reach here, you will have to take a seaplane from Male International Airport and the 30-minutes long journey is an unforgettable experience in itself. When the seaplane flies over the ocean, dotted with glowing coral islands, it is definitely a sight to behold. This luxurious resort boasts 79 villas. Some of the villas are poised over the water and some of them are situated along the private beach, both offering a breathtaking view of the ocean. The overwater villas are built using groove-lined timber to give them a rustic feel and are tastefully done. And, the best thing is, they feature a terrace with private pools. The list of reasons why you should consider this resort does not end here. This property houses an underwater restaurant where you can enjoy delectable food and a beautiful overwater spa you can head out to for that much-needed pampering session. The fact that there are several places to visit in Maldives nearby makes it all the more preferred.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort
Situated on the private island of Meradhoo in the southern part of Maldives, this resort boasts 21 ultra-luxurious villas. These villas feature private pools, adding an extra bit of luxury to your stay. You can also choose to stay in one of the overwater villas with steps taking you directly to the deep blue and outdoor marble baths. There are 3 in-house restaurants with 24-hour butler and private chef service where you can devour a meal and satiate the foodie in you. Other amenities this resort offers include a luxury spa, and an over-water fitness center. If you are on a trip with your spouse, their private dining option is something you should definitely opt for. Apart from this, they also have a PADI-certified dive center where you can indulge in some adventurous water activities.
Cheval Blanc Randheli
This luxury property is located in the spectacular Noonu Atoll and has been built on a group of tiny islands. These islands are protected from the ocean by a large coral reef housing an array of multicolour fishes, rays and sea turtles. To reach here, you will have to take a seaplane. Being one of the most famous 5 star hotels in Maldives, this property boasts a large number of spacious villas. Each of them features an outdoor area for relaxation, a beautiful private swimming pool and a lagoon-side pontoon making this resort perfect for an ultimate holiday experience.
One & Only Reeti Rah
This beautiful resort is set on an octopus-shaped island in the North Male Atoll which is partly man-made. This ultra-luxury property boasts a 6 km long coastline featuring long stretches of beautiful white sand beaches. There are 130 private apartment-sized villas, each having a private multi-level deck over the crystalline waters, surrounded by lounging nets. There is an overwater multi-cuisine in-house restaurant which serves mouth-watering food. Other amenities include a beautiful, luxury spa, manicured lawns, and a private yacht charter.
Situated on the privately owned tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll, this property is among the best five star hotels in Maldives. Boasting stunning beaches with white sand meeting turquoise blue waters, this island takes pride in being one of the largest islands in the archipelagic country. And the best thing about choosing Soneva Fushi as your accommodation option is that the unusually rich vegetation gives you an experience of being surrounded by nature closely. You get to stay in multi-bedroom, luxury villas with an incredible view of the ocean and featuring private seawater swimming pool. For all these reasons, booking your stay here during your Maldives honeymoon package is highly recommended.
This stunning resort is situated on the edge of the tranquil North Male Atoll. To reach here, you need to take a speedboat ride from the airport. This property boasts 67 luxury villas including water and land villas. Each of them with masses of outdoor space, big enough private pools and beautiful rooftop decks where you can spend your night while gazing at the star-filled night sky. Planning a movie night here is also a great idea.
This beautiful property is on the list of best 5 star hotels in Maldives for a good few reasons, the first one being that it is set on two private islands which are joined by a footbridge and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. You can reach there by seaplane from Male International Airport and the 40-minutes long journey is definitely a memorable experience. This resort boasts 151 cathedral-like beach villas which are synonymous with luxury and house 12 multi-cuisine restaurants serving lip-smacking food.
Meeru Islands Resort and Spa
Meeru Islands Resort and Spa is one of the best affordable hotels in Maldives with a 5 star rating. This place offers a total of 286 rooms and suites out of which 106 are water villas, making it a resort with more overwater villas than any other property in Maldives. Main amenities include two swimming pools, two buffet restaurants, 2 luxury spas and a 24-hours open bar. The best thing about this accommodation is that it houses a diving school with PADI multi-language courses including different water sports. You can also enjoy house reef snorkelling here.
Planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially if you decide to do everything on your own. No matter how hard you try, you will miss out on one thing or two. And, choosing a good accommodation option which offers all the facilities you are looking for becomes the biggest challenge. To avoid this, you can choose from a wide range of Maldives tour packages offered by Veena World where everything is taken care of so that holidaying is your only priority!