This post was last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:37 pm
The Maldives are one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. We all know those photos of those beautiful villas that seem to float above the crystal clear water. It looks like Photoshop, but we can tell from our own experience that it really is that beautiful in the Maldives.
The Best Resorts in the Maldives
Just a warning; the water villas in the Maldives are not cheap. The better Maldives resorts start at around $330 a night, and that is still cheap. But you also sleep in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Besides, if you come to the Maldives, why not do it in style? We have made an overview of the most beautiful resorts in the Maldives.
1. W Maldives
W Maldives is one of the best-known resorts in the Maldives. It certainly belongs to the most beautiful resorts and that is not for nothing. It is a beautiful resort on a private island. You can find the resort on Fesdu Island in the North Ari Atoll.
The resort is not cheap, but you are also in an unprecedented luxury resort. You will be brought to the resort in a seaplane. You spend the night in your own house that seems to float above the sea and the resort is fully equipped with anything you need.
The beautiful coral reefs and white beaches of the Maldives are right at your doorstep. This tranquil resort has a diving center, fitness center, and an infinity pool. The spacious villas offer direct access to the beach, the coral reef, and the sea.
Price – For a night in W Maldives you quickly pay between $750 and $950 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!
2. Six Senses
Six Senses is without a doubt one of the best resorts in the Maldives. It is the only resort in the Southern Laamu Atoll and it feels like you entered a dream. Not only is the resort fairy-tale-like, they also have their own marine biology team that is committed to the conservation of turtles and coral reefs.
In addition, the Six Senses is close to some of the best waves in the Maldives for surfing. Between April and October you have good waves and from June to September you have the Yin Yang Surf Break, the most famous break in the Maldives, which rolls in a few meters from the resort.
Why go to Six Senses
Six Senses is located on a small, tropical island, blessed with snow-white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. The wonderful “island vibe” can be felt everywhere. There is plenty to do at and around the resort such as; visit its own spa, fishing, snorkeling, and picnics on a deserted island (with a beach barbecue for the catch of the day!)
Six Senses Villas
Guests can choose between Over Water Villas or Beach Villas. The Beach Villas are hidden among tropical trees and overlook the lagoon, have a private beach and an outdoor shower.
The Over Water Villas offer direct access to the sea, where guests can snorkel in the lagoon or relax in their hammock.
Price – For a night in Six Senses you quickly pay between $950 and $1,050 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!
The Diamonds Thudufushi resort is not only one of the most beautiful and best resorts in the Maldives, it is also one of the most luxurious. The photos say a lot, but you should actually see this impressive resort with your own eyes.
They didn’t cut down on the Diamonds Thudufush experience since it is fully equipped with anything you need. This paradise is only a 20 minute flight by sea plane from Malé International Airport.
Why go to Diamonds Thudufushi
If you like luxury you have to be here. This resort has been completely furnished to give visitors an unforgettable experience, and succeeded. It is located on a private island surrounded by clear water and beautiful beaches. You can also dive very well here. The dive specialists will go with you and tell you everything about what you see under water. And then we haven’t even talked about the wellness center and the villas yet…
Diamons Thudufushi Villas
The island has elegant beach bungalows and luxury water villas. As soon as you arrive you immediately see the small island with the beach bungalows that are surrounded by green trees. The snow-white water villas seem to float above the water and through the patio you can dive into the wonderful water.
Price – For a night in Diamonds Thudufushi you quickly pay between $800 and $1,300 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!
Baros Maldives is one of the first luxury resorts opened in the Maldives. However, aging is not visible. It is just a 25-minute speedboat ride from the international airport. Ideal if you do not want to travel too far in the Maldives.
The island on which Baros is situated is surrounded by one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, just 15 to 30 meters from the coast. Underwater you can see all kinds of colors of coral, fish, and turtles.
Why go to Baros Maldives
Baros is not just a resort. It was named “The Most Romantic Resort in the World” in 2016. And that was not the first, but the fourth time! Baros is certainly one of the best resorts in the Maldives.
Diving is one of the most important activities. Among other things, you can do night diving here and even get your PADI at your own diving center. Those who prefer to stay dry can take a cruise on the Nooma, a traditional wooden dhoni boat from Baros. You can also opt for the Serenity, a luxury motor yacht.
Baros Maldives Villas
Baros is designed for you to be outside as much as possible. There are a total of 45 Beachside Villas and 30 Water Luxury Villas, all with private swimming pools. It is a beautiful resort, designed by local architect Mohamed Shafeeq.
All villas are built by local artisans who use natural materials such as natural stones, tropical wood, coconut, sandstone and wood so that the houses disappear completely into the island.
Price – For a night in Baros Maldives you quickly pay between $1,025 and $3,300 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!
If you come to the Maldives and you want to relax on white sandy beaches and swim in crystal clear water, then look no further; Huvafen Fushi will not disappoint you. Huvafen is considered one of the best resorts in the Maldives.
With the clear lagoon, a restaurant in an incredible location, one of the best coral reefs in the Maldives and your own private beach, you are more than at home here. And if you think it can’t get any better… Huvanfen Fushi has the first underwater spa in the world (very bizarre!).
Why go to Huvafen Fushi
Huvafen Fushi is a resort made for honeymooners, die-hard romantics, and lovers of luxury. It is one of the best hotels in the Maldives, or even in the world. But there is more to experience than palm trees and the impressive infinity pool. For example, world-class food and super-luxury and large villas are a feast for the eyes. And again, just wait until you see the Huvafen spa, a beautiful and especially eye-catching piece of work.
Huvafen Fushi Villas
Each of the spacious villas has its own swimming pool with different types of rooms on the beach (Beach Villa), in the lagoon or across the ocean. Every room is a separate world. High-tech extras in the room include a fully charged iPod and a surround sound system that can be played in your room, in the bath, and even in the pool.
Price – For a night in Huvafen Fushi you quickly pay between $1,450 and $4,000 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!
6. Amilla Fushi
Since its opening in 2015, Amilla Fushi became a hype. Get rid of the traditional villas of the Maldives; Amilla Fushi is for the demanding with a little too much money. It is only 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International.
Nothing is missing at this resort, and that is also allowed at that price. Amilla Fushi literally means “My Island Home”. This is by far one of the most luxurious resorts on the island.
Why go to Amilla Fushi
It is for everyone (who has money); couples, families, and groups of friends. You can choose from 67 cottages on the water or on the water. There is also plenty to do here. So here you have the The Blue Hole diving and snorkeling location.
Amilla Fushi Villas
You have villas on or by the water and villas on the island itself. The water villas seem to float above the crystal clear lagoon. The island villas nestle between lush treetops or on the white sand.
All cottages have views of the ocean reefs, sea, and lagoons. Ah… and they have a Wellness Tree House here that stands 12 meters high in the jungle. Houses vary between 200 and 600 square meters. For VVIP guests who are looking for the ultimate holiday feeling, eight beach houses with four to eight bedrooms are available for booking.
Price – For a night in Amilla Fushi you quickly pay between $1,800 and $3,000 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!
The Meeru Island Resort has 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas. It is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives and has multiple resorts in different locations. It is located on a fairly large private island and has several restaurants and bars, plus a diving center and almost every water sport activity. It is also somewhat affordable.
Why go to Meeru
For one, this is one of the few affordable resorts, but of course there is more. For example, the resort has its own golf course, and believe us, that is quite unique in the Maldives because the islands are generally not that big. You can also play tennis, cycling, football, diving, snorkeling, and surfing or just hang out at the beach.
Meeru Island Resort Villas
There are enough houses to choose from. An additional advantage is that this is one of the most affordable villa resorts in the Maldives. You have a choice of villas on the water or villas on the beach and even between the forests of the big island. They are all provided with a beautiful luxury layout and beautiful white sandy beaches.
Price – For a night in Meeru you quickly pay between $350 and $650 per night (double room), depending on the room and how many nights you stay. Reservation is a must!