The Maldives has an abundance of resorts to accommodate a wide variety of interests and budgets. I’ll walk you through several of the most popular places in this travel blog post on The Travel Bunny.
1. Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives
Angsana is located in the Ihuru islands (North Male Atoll) and is only 14 kilometers from Male’s city.
The resort has 45 villas, some of which have thatched roofs, unique private gardens, and beautiful verandas. There are two types of beachfront villas available to guests: premium and ordinary.
Ihuru is well-known for having some of the best house reefs in the Maldives, making it an ideal location for anyone interested in diving and snorkeling.
Angsana’s spa provides a variety of services such as facials, massages, and others.
2. Asdu Sun Island Maldives
Asdu Sun Island, located in the Kaafu (Male) Atoll, is a three-star resort with 30 rooms.
While it is not one of the more opulent options, Asdu Sun Island does include a standard variety of activities such as diving, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, and more.
There is also a reading library where visitors may borrow books to read on the beach, as well as a film hall and internet access.
3. Bandos Island Resort Maldives
The Bandos resort features 225 different types of bedrooms, including basic, luxury, garden villas, Jacuzzi beach villas, and water villas. The resort is located in the atoll of North Male.
Bandos initially launched in 1972, but it has evolved significantly since then to become one of the largest Maldives resorts with matching facilities. Tennis courts, a coffee shop (and five restaurants), a disco & bar, gym & sauna, pool room, a pair of swimming pools, a beauty salon, and a spa offering massages are just a few of the amenities.
The diving facilities are good, and there is even a school that offers diving lessons.
4. Banyan Tree Maldives
The Banyan Tree is yet another opulent resort in the North Male atoll. The resort has five distinct accommodation categories ranging from ordinary to ocean view villas.
There are four restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as a very fine spa and fantastic leisure facilities such as diving, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing, to mention a few.
5. Baros Island Resort Maldives
Baros is located in North Male Atoll and is only a 20-minute speedboat journey from Male airport. Water villas, baros villas, and luxury villas are the three types of accommodations available at the resort.
There are various taverns and restaurants serving a variety of continental and oriental cuisines.
Baros has extensive recreational amenities, and in addition to the conventional diving and snorkeling possibilities available at almost all resorts, Baros provides various extra services. Badminton, aerobics, and cycling are a few examples.
6. Bathala Island Resort Maldives
Bathala, one of the smaller resorts in the Ari Atoll, is well respected among divers.
The four-star resort has 37 bungalows and is best suited to individuals who want to do nothing but relax.
7. Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives
Biyadhoo, located on the Kaafu Atoll (South Male Atoll), is a four-star resort with 96 rooms.
The resort is well-known for its diving and snorkeling opportunities. Definitely an island for people seeking water sports and activity in addition to the stunning landscape that the Maldives has to offer.
8. Boduhithi Island Resort Maldives
This club-style resort with approximately 80 rooms is especially popular with Italian visitors. As you might think, this means a plethora of activities and all the exquisite Italian eating you can manage. The majority of the employees are likewise Italian.
Boduhithi is located in the North Atoll (Kaafu) and has a four-star rating.
9. Bolifushi Island Resort Maldives
This four-star resort is located on the South Male Atoll, about 12 kilometers southwest of Male, and offers three types of rooms: Boli, Beach Villa, and Water Villa.
The facilities are excellent, with diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, and a variety of other activities available. There’s also a nice spa.
10. Club Med Farukolhufushi Maldives
This island resort in the North Atoll is ideal for scuba diving and watersports. The 4-star resort has 150 rooms and a variety of amenities. Superior and Superior with balcony are the two-room types.
Water sports tuition is provided, including windsurfing and sailing, as well as kayaking, beach volley, soccer, water polo, and other activities. The resort also has a swimming pool, spa, arts and crafts workshop, TV/pool room, and other amenities.
11. Coco Palm Resort & Spa Maldives
This five-star resort is located on the private island of Duikolu (Baa Atoll), about 30 minutes by seaplane from Male’s capital.
The accommodations are quite opulent, with four different types of suites ranging from beach villas to the spectacular lagoon palace suite.
The resort contains various restaurants and pubs located in peaceful areas, as well as a well-regarded spa.
A diving school and a variety of sports such as water skiing, canoeing, surf biking, sailing, and more are also offered. Tennis, badminton, and volleyball are all available, as is a gym for the health-conscious.
12. Cocoa Island Maldives
Cocoa Island is a five-star resort in South Male Atoll, about 30 minutes by speedboat from Male.
The accommodations are of great quality and come in a variety of configurations, including one and two-bedroom villas, dhoni loft suites, and dhoni standard suites.
The major activities available are diving, water sports, and island hopping.
13. Dhonveli Beach & Spa Resort Maldives
Dhonveli in Maldivian translates to “crystal white sand.” This is a five-star resort in the North Male Atoll with five different types of accommodation.
The Banana Garden Restaurant is the resort’s principal restaurant, although it also boasts a sunset bar and a coffee shop.
There are a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities accessible, such as big game fishing and adventure cruise. Floodlit tennis/badminton, carom, and table tennis are among the more conventional activities available, and the resort also offers a gym and spa.
14. Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort Maldives
The four-star Ellaidhoo resort is located in the North Ari Atoll. It is fairly far from Male (over an hour by speedboat although only 20 minutes via seaplane). Ellaidhoo is one of the smallest resorts on the island, which is around 300 meters long and 280 meters broad.
There are 156 rooms divided into three categories: regular, exceptional, and luxury. The restaurant, coffee shop, and bar are among the eating options.
Island hopping, snorkeling safaris, morning fishing, an excursion to Male, and other recreational activities are provided. A spa is also available.
15. Embudu Village Maldives
This four-star resort is located in Kaafu Atoll on a 300-meter-long island. The island has a very relaxed atmosphere. There are 118 rooms available, which are classified into standard, superior, and water bungalow accommodations.
The major activities in Embudu, as expected, include diving, water sports, and a plethora of other activities often found in Maldives resorts.
There is a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop on the premises, all of which provide a range of food and beverages.
16. Eriyadu Island Resort Maldives
Eriyadu, located on the North Male Atoll, is a four-star resort with just 57 premium rooms. It’s a 45-minute speedboat ride from Male’s capital.
There is a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop for guests, as well as fantastic diving facilities, as one would anticipate.
17. Filitheyo Island Resort Maldives
Filitheyo, located on the Faafu Atoll, is a five-star resort with 125 villas of various sorts.
Filitheyo has a primary restaurant, a couple of pubs, and a coffee shop, as well as some of the regular diving and recreational amenities, such as cultural performances and live music.
18. Four Seasons Resort Maldives
Four Seasons, located in the North Male Atoll, is a beautiful five-star resort with 106 rooms of various categories (from standard beach villas and beach bungalows with outdoor showers to water villas).
The resort has three restaurants and two bars, and some of the amenities include a healthy vegetarian menu and themed evenings.
The facilities and recreational amenities are excellent, and in addition to the normal Maldives offers, visitors may partake in aerial expeditions, catamaran sailing, big game fishing, and island hopping.
The resort is a half-hour speedboat ride from Male.
19. Full Moon Resort Maldives
The five-star Sheraton Full Moon resort is located on North Male Atoll, 20 minutes via speedboat from Male.
There are 156 rooms available, ranging from luxury and cottage rooms to water bungalows and villas. The building is classic and wooden, and the accommodations are quite pleasant.
No less than five restaurants provide a diverse range of foreign food to keep visitors’ palates satisfied at all times. There are three bars and a coffee shop as well.
While most Maldives resorts have their own spas, the Full Moon spa is on a different island, which is a nice addition.
A wide choice of activities and amusement are also available.
20. Hakuraa Club Maldives
The four-star Hakuura Club in the Meemu Atoll offers beach or water bungalows. The resort is 130 kilometers from Male.
There is a wide choice of activities and amusement available.
21. Halaveli Holiday Village Maldives
This three-star resort in Ari Atoll offers a variety of beach cottages. The transportation time from the airport is 30 minutes by seaplane or 1.5 hours by speedboat. Transfers to Dhon are possible, although they take 360 minutes.
There is a major restaurant and bar that serves a variety of food. Recreation and diving facilities of a reasonable level are also provided.
This is a reasonable alternative for individuals on a restricted budget who want to visit the Maldives. While the accommodations are not inexpensive, they are less expensive than the four and five-star choices.
22. Helengeli Tourist Village Maldives
Helengeli is a four-star resort in the Kaafu Atoll. There are 50 beach villas available, as well as the regular amusement and activities.
Spa, restaurant/bar, internet access, freshwater pool, and dhoni/speedboat/seaplane hiring are just a few examples. A dive school is also available.
23. Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island Maldives
The opulent five-star Hilton is not for individuals on a tight budget! The resort is 90 kilometers from Male airport and is located in the South Ari Atoll.
There are 150 rooms available, which are separated into standard/deluxe beach villas, water bungalows, and sunset water villas.
The primary restaurant is the Atoll, which has two open kitchens. The sunset bar & grill is a wonderful addition constructed over the water with amazing lagoon views. A private BBQ prepared by a resort chef is also available.
A swimming pool, tennis courts, workout facilities, spa, and a wide choice of water and other sports are among the many recreational and diving activities available.
24. Holiday Island Maldives
Holiday Island, located in the South Ari Atoll, is a four-star resort with 142 ultra deluxe beach bungalows. Male is a two-hour speedboat journey away.
There are several restaurants to select from that serve both western and oriental cuisine, as well as a bar and coffee shop.
Diving, snorkeling, water skiing, floodlit tennis, a gym, and other activities are available on Holiday Island.
25. Huvafen Fushi Maldives
Huvafen Fushi is a five-star resort located in the South Ari Atoll, about 30 minutes from Male (speedboat). The resort is nestled within its own lagoon and is truly a sight. It is unsuitable for anyone on a tight budget, as are most five-star resorts.
The amenities and leisure choices for residents are outstanding, with three restaurants and a bar, as well as a yoga pavilion, an outdoor saltwater pool, and a fiber-optic illuminated indoor pool. There is also a gym. Canoeing, windsurfing, sunset sailing, diving, and the fun tube are among the activities available.
Huvafen Fushi offers a variety of lodging types, including lagoon bungalows, ocean bungalows, beach bungalows, and luxury bungalows.
26. Komandoo Island Resort Maldives
Komandoo is a four-star resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll, 40 minutes from Male (via seaplane). The resort has 45 rooms and provides a variety of sports such as scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, and excursion tours.
There is also a large restaurant and two bars at Komandoo.
27. Kudahithi Island Resort Maldives
This is a small three-star island resort with only seven rooms. The perimeter of Kudahithi island may be traversed in approximately 10 minutes.
There are few facilities. This is a destination for individuals seeking only the serenity, tranquility, and beauty of the Maldives. Dive trips can be arranged through another resort.
The restaurant of Kudahithi Island Resort specializes in Italian food.
28. Kuramathi Blue Lagoon Maldives
Kuramathi Blue Lagoon, located in the North Ari Atoll, is a four-star resort with 56 rooms (20 beach bungalows and 36 beach bungalows). The seaplane transfer takes 25 minutes (105 minutes by speedboat).
Kuramathi Blue Lagoon features several of the conventional resort amenities, such as a sauna, spa, Jacuzzi, pool, disco, water sports, and diving.
Try Kuramathi Village and Kuramathi Cottage & Spa as well.
29. Kuredu Island Resort Maldives
The four-star Kuredu Island Resort is located in Lhaviyani Atoll. The resort is around 80 miles from Male and a 40-minute seaplane ride away (4 hours via speedboat).
Kuredu Island Resort has 330 rooms, which are divided into beach bungalows, beach villas, Jacuzzi beach villas, sunset water villas, and water villa suites.
Kuredu is widely regarded as one of the top diving islands in the Maldives. It also includes a plethora of other activities and amenities for all guests.
Dining is also a pleasurable experience, with a variety of restaurants and pubs serving a diverse range of cuisine.
30. Kurumba Maldives
A five-star resort in the North Male Atoll, 15 minutes via speedboat from the city. This renowned Maldives resort offers 180 rooms (various bungalows and villas).
Kurumba Island Resort Maldives has outstanding dining facilities, with six restaurants and two bars to keep visitors pleased in terms of cuisine and ambiance.
Additional amenities and activities include a gym, sauna, spa, water sports/diving, numerous excursions, children’s groups, and more.
31. Laguna Maldives
Laguna is a tiny island famous for excellent snorkeling. Laguna is a four-star Maldives resort in South Male Atoll that offers luxury villas, deluxe bungalows, and water suites. There are a total of 115 rooms.
Laguna Maldives is about a 20-minute speedboat ride away.
The Laguna Maldives resort has five restaurants/grills and four bars to choose from. The resort also has great facilities, as one would expect from any luxury Maldives resort, such as fantastic snorkeling and water-sports facilities and a first-rate spa. A variety of excursions are also available.
32. Lily Beach Resort Maldives
Lily Beach is a half-hour speedboat journey from Male and is located in the South Ari Atoll. It is a four-star resort with a wide range of activities and excursions. Water sports are excellent, as expected, and there are also possibilities to participate in beach volleyball, surf, biking, carom, and other activities.
Lily Beach offers three types of lodgings: luxury suites, water villas, and superior rooms.
There is a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a bar in the resort. The disco/live band, cultural events (Bodu Beru), and beach activities are also available to guests.
33. Lohifushi Island Resort Maldives
Lohifushi Island is located in the North Male Atoll and is a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male. It is a four-star resort that is well-known for its excellent diving and snorkeling. Excursions to adjacent islands are offered, and the resort also provides a variety of water activities.
The resort has 130 rooms divided into ordinary, superior, deluxe, and suite categories to accommodate a wide range of preferences and budgets.
There is a squash court and a sports center in addition to the regular high-grade Maldives resort facilities.
The Banyan restaurant is a major attraction, but Lohifushi also offers four bars for tourists to enjoy.
34. Makunudu Island Maldives
This four-star resort, located in North Male Atoll, has 26 beach bungalows (55 minutes speedboat ride from Male).
Along with diving and surfing, decent activities and facilities are offered to guests. Residents may also enjoy dolphin viewing and picnics on a secluded island.
Ara Iru is the primary restaurant, and there is also a pub on Makunudu Island.
35. Medhufushi Island Resort Maldives
This is a five-star resort with excellent facilities located 40 minutes by seaplane from Male. Medhufushi has 120 rooms and is located on Meemu Atoll.
The resort has a wide range of amenities, including diving, windsurfing, and several other water-based activities, as well as a disco, fishing expeditions, and excursions.
36. Meedhupparu Island Resort Maldives
The four-star Meedhupparu Island Resort is located in Raa Atoll.
The seaplane flight from Male takes 40 minutes, and the resort has 215 beach bungalows and an amazing range of activities.
37. Meeru Island Resort Maldives
Meeru is located on North Male Atoll, about 20 minutes via seaplane from Male (or about 55 minutes by speedboat). This is a four-star resort with 276 different types of accommodation (prices at the lower end are for standard rooms while the most expensive is the dolphin suite about eight times as pricey).
Meeru provides visitors with one restaurant, three pubs, and a handful of coffee shops, ensuring that decent cuisine is accessible at all times.
The amenities are also superb, including the kinds of activities you’d expect from a high-quality Maldives resort. Scuba diving, spa services, internet access, windsurfing, and a variety of excursions and day trips are among them.
38. Mirihi Island Resort Maldives
Mirihi Island Resort is a five-star resort with only 36 rooms in South Ari Atoll. Male, the capital, is a 20-minute seaplane flight away.
The resort has two primary types of rooms: beach bungalows and water bungalows.
Mirihi has a variety of activities and amenities, as well as a decent range of food and drink for guests. Watersports, excursions, diving, a spa, and a fitness center are among the recreational options.
39. Moofushi Tourist Resort Maldives
Moofushi is a four-star resort with 60 rooms in South Ari Atoll. Guests may choose from 45 beach bungalows and 17 water bungalows.
Two primary restaurants and two bars are available. A dive center, a massage center, and many excursions, such as a trip to Fisherman’s Island and Desert Island, are available.
40. Nika Island Resort Maldives
The Nika Islands are a four-star resort located in North Ario Atoll. The resort is a half-hour seaplane ride away and includes 36 rooms of various sorts.
The resort has a restaurant and a coffee shop for visitors, as well as an Ayurvedic center and a sports/diving center.
41. Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
Olhuveli is located in South Male Atoll, 50 minutes by speedboat from Male. This four-star resort has 125 rooms, including deluxe rooms, beach villas, deluxe water villas, Jacuzzi water villas, and honeymoon water villas.
There are three restaurants, a poolside grill, and two bars available to visitors.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and glass-bottom boat rides are among the activities available. A sun spa is also available. Excursions are available, including island hopping, night fishing, and large game fishing. The disco, a live band, and cultural programs are also available to guests.
42. One&Only Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura is located in Lhaviyani Atoll, 35 minutes via seaplane from Male’s capital. It is a five-star resort with 100 different types of accommodation.
Kanuhura’s diving facilities and location are outstanding. The outer reef is quite deep, allowing divers to see a wide variety of marine life.
The Kanuhura spa is very well-known; it provides a health and beauty center with a wide range of services.
43. One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives
The Reethi Rah resort is located on the North Male Atoll. It contains 130 different types of rooms (choose from eight types of rooms from beach villa to grand beach suite). Male to Reethi is a 55-minute drive.
Reethi has a vast range of restaurants and bars for tourists, and the resort amenities are also outstanding, with a huge selection of diving/water sports as well as general activities such as excursions and land-based sports.
These are just a few of the best tourist resorts in the Maldives. While they are all mid to high end, your pick may be affected by the sort of vacation you want, so some more research is always recommended.
Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger living in the South of France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe. Creator of unique free travel guides and local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.
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