Most Popular Maldives Resorts

Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi is a five-star resort and one of the most popular in the Maldives. Located less than an hour from Malé by speedboat, this luxury option offers over-water villas with private infinity pools and butler service for every guest. The spa is also well regarded, and gourmet meals are available at two on-site restaurants.

Anantara Kihavah Villas

Anantara Kihavah Villas is one of the most sought-after resorts in the Maldives. It is located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve famous for its marine life. The resort has 77 private villas and residences, including over water villas, beachfront residences, and pool villas. Each luxurious private villa features a private pool and pavilion living room that opens out to your deck; the beachfront residences have their own stretch of sand as well.

The resort has a world class spa with an extensive selection of treatments for men and women; there are packages designed to help you relax after a long journey or prepare you for an upcoming wedding. Spa treatments can also be booked in your own private villa or residence.​

Anantara Kihavah Villas offers diving and snorkeling excursions at Baa Atoll; there are complimentary excursions during guest stays as well as opportunities to learn how to dive with the resort’s PADI Gold Palm IDC Dive School for those who want to become qualified scuba divers themselves.

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Located in Vommuli Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within the region of Pasta Point and Mulee-aage Palace.


Make yourself at home in one of the 77 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and LED televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including 3 outdoor swimming pools and bicycles to rent. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).


Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out

Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi Resort is a luxury resort in the Maldives, located in the North Malé Atoll. The resort has 43 villas ranging from beach bungalows to water villas with private decks and plunge pools. All accommodations feature tropical garden bathrooms, outdoor showers, and sundecks. In addition to these amenities, guests can enjoy the resort’s ocean view infinity pool and underwater spa—the world’s first underwater spa—which offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments.

When it comes to food and drink options, Huvafen Fushi Resort has plenty to offer its guests. The resort’s main restaurant serves breakfast all day long and provides an international dining experience for lunch or dinner. The resort also offers Japanese cuisine at its Japanese restaurant, as well as Mediterranean-style cuisine at Celsius, where guests dine under palm trees by the oceanfront pool.

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc Randheli, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, offers villas with private infinity pools in the lagoon, over the house reef or beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean.

The resort features a spa, a fitness centre, a tennis court and a water sports centre.

Guests can enjoy Maldivian dishes at Diptyque restaurant and French cuisine at Le 1947 restaurant. The Beach Bar serves beverages and light bites.

Cheval Blanc Randheli is located on Noonu Atoll, 40 km from Male International Airport.

It is accessible by speedboat from Male International Airport.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

  • LUX* South Ari Atoll is a luxury resort in the Maldives that offers villas with private infinity pools in the lagoon, over the house reef or beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean.
  • The resort also has an array of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. A highlight is East Market restaurant, which features an open kitchen offering global cuisine.
  • The property has a range of water sports like diving, windsurfing and snorkeling on offer.

Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru is a Maldives resort that has 45 villas spread over four islands. The resort is located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is surrounded by a coral reef, which offers some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. You will also find great fishing here.

The villas at Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru are on land and water. Each one comes with its own private pool, outdoor furniture, and outdoor shower. They have large beds, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and a refrigerator filled with drinks and snacks. The bathrooms have large tubs that are perfect for relaxing after a long day of snorkeling or diving.

You can eat at one of three restaurants at this Maldives resort: Blue Salt (seafood), Eco (vegetarian), and Fuego Grill (meat). There is also a bar called Onu which has live music on most nights.

Six Senses Laamu

Consistently ranked one of the Maldives’ best hotels, Six Senses Laamu is a luxury resort located in the secluded Laamu Atoll. The resort is reachable by a 50-minute flight from the capital, Malé, and a 20-minute speedboat ride.

Six Senses Laamu’s beachfront villas are built with local materials such as coconut wood and palm thatch roofs. Every villa features an outdoor bathroom with an indoor shower and separate outdoor rain shower, a spacious, open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchen, along with a large private terrace with a swimming pool.

In addition to snorkeling around its house reef and island hopping on the resort’s traditional dhoni boat (with or without an expert marine biologist), guests can take diving courses or try their luck at deep sea fishing for tuna. There are also several dining options at Six Senses Laamu which range from Asian cuisine to seafood dishes served right off the boat.

Takeaway Offers villas with private infinity pools in the lagoon, over the house reef or beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Located on the island of Dhigufinolhu, Takeaway offers villas with private infinity pools in the lagoon, over the house reef or beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean. Situated on North Male Atoll, it is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

The resort not only offers luxury cruises and whale shark safaris but also dive trips to local sites. It also has an overwater bar and spa.

Conclusion on best resorts in Maldives

At the end of the day, you just can’t go wrong with any of these properties. The Maldives is a breathtakingly beautiful place, and going there is an experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. These hotel brands are among the best in the world, and they’re staffed by some of the most knowledgeable hospitality professionals anywhere. So wherever you wind up staying, you know it’s going to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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