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Come Together: The Best Maldives Resorts for Group Getaways


July, 2021

With its turquoise blue waters, tropical islands and dreamy-beaches, the Maldives is ideal destination for a group vacation. Travel brings people together and strengthens relationships in a way. Share your vacation with your best friends or a family and you multiply the fun experience you won't forget!

From underwater adventures to sandbank picnics, these escapes are best taken with a group of your favourite people. These ten resorts in the Maldives promise fun for every one of your friends and a ton of moments to share.

1 Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
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Best Experience for:  families, couples, activities, shopping, dining, entertainment

Located a 15-min boat ride from Malé airport, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is your all-access guide to the great life in The Marina @ CROSSROADS, the first integrated resort destination in the Maldives. Opened on september 2019, the 5*-star ocean front resort offers direct access to an entertainment island with dining, shopping, and more fun activities. Hard Rock Hotel in the Maldives takes inspiration from the tropical surroundings, incorporating authentic notes of regionally-inspired music memorabilia throughout.

A Silver Family Suite is the perfect amount of space for your band of four, five, or six. Always amped up, never toned down, the resort's dining scene is a step above the rest. From international flavors to an American classics at signature Hard Rock Cafe, you’ll eat like a rock star. Everyday from sunrise to sunset, choose from a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A group activities are complimentary and only private classes are chargeable. Set your social media abuzz with local events and entertainment. Join the team for hotel's daily sundown ritual and and make new friends at pool party every Friday. Read Full Review

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2 Kandima Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli
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Best Experience for:   Families, couples, Activities, Nightlife, Value

Kandima is a "new look" of the Maldives combining the latest innovations, not to mention the playful spirit of a private island, Kandima is aimed at sports-loving, party-going groups as well as couples and active families, and has a range of accommodation options, from affordable sky studios to luxury pool villas.

The island also offers one of the largest selection of F&B outlets in the country, with an incredible choice of 10 restaurants and bars, all featuring unique and individual menus offering flavours of the world from Chinese and Japanese to authentic Maldivian and Mediterranean.

The five-star resort has first class infrastructure, boasting one of the largest pools in the Maldives, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio and a spa. Read Full Review

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3 Kuramathi Maldives

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Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, Beach, Diving, House Reef Snorkeling

Strips of pristine beaches, world-class diving, fine dining and knockout spa, Kuramathi Maldives is rated one of the best hotels in the Maldives and with good reason. Kuramathi is one of the Maldives' most popular resorts and it's perfect if you're looking for variety alongside relaxation. There are two oceanfront infinity pools, and snorkelling on the stunning house reef is possible straight from the beach.

Kuramathi is one of the largest in the Maldives with 290 accommodation units. Ideal for families or friends travelling together, the Two Bedroom Beach Houses have two storeys each featuring separate living spaces, with individual entrances. The basic all-inclusive rates include drinks and meals in one of the three main buffet restaurants, while Select also includes meals in nine a la carte restaurants. Read Full Review

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4 Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

 Patina Maldives, Fari Islands
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Best Experience for:   Coples, Families, Groups, Foodies, activities, spa

Patina Maldives is a luxury resort in Male within the Fari Islands with a collection of stunning and very spacious accommodation in Maldives with best sunset views. Just a 50-minute journey by speedboat from the Velana airport, the luxurious resort of unique and radiant character offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation. Guests can immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailormade wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club.

The Beach Collection accommodation combines our three-bedroom, two-storey beach house plus six neighbouring one-bedroom beach villas to create a private hideaway with seven pools for those in search of the ultimate unwind. Read Full Review

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5 Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience for:   Families, Couples, All Inclusive, Activities, Value, scuba diving

With 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas, the Meeru Island Resort is one of the Maldives' largest 4-star resorts, and it has more overwater rooms than any other resort in the Maldives. The island is always full and after people have visited here, very often they come back again and again. The island is attractive for all ages: families have their own corner of the island, and couples have their own, hence there are two separate swimming pools, two buffet restaurants, and 2 spas. Most of the guests sit on all inclusive, so bars are always alive - especially 24-hour. During the day, there is plenty to do and see, including a diving school with PADI multi-language courses, a range of water sports, excursions, and even a golf course. House reef snorkeling requires a boat trip, although many are happy to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches. Read Full Review

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6 Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives
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Best Experience:  for couples, families, groups, beach club, activities, diving

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives is a newest luxury island retreat located in North Male atoll, a short speedboat ride from Velana International airport. With a chic Beach Club this mixed-use 5-star property features the Maldives redefined where time and space matter. With four different accommodation types including beach and water pool villas, and luxurious penthouses, Kudavillingili is a unique, experience-driven concept to connect with your loved ones, make up for the time lost, strengthen friendships and create new ones in this slice of paradise.

This spectacular resort providing prime access to one of the world’s best surfing spots - ‘Chickens’ - as well as a host of daily activities and nightly entertainment such as lobster & champagne nights and sunset DJ sessions. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, a family or traveling in a group, this idyllic haven perfectly balances a sense of togetherness and inclusivity with utter privacy, safe and independence. Read Full Review

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7  Paradise Island Resort & Spa

 Paradise Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience for:  family, groups, couples, All Inclusive, Value, activities

One of the largest in the Maldives, Paradise Island Resort & Spa is a popular resort. The island is just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, it is very friendly, and there is a lot of activity. Add sunlight, white beaches, a great food options and turquoise waters and you have all the makings of a fun holiday. From spacious beach villas with direct access to the beach to luxury water villas with private hot tubs, this hotel with 282 rooms, located at the top of the middle level.

Paradise Island also has virtually everything you need to host a full range of functions and incentive trips – from theme parties to awards and banquets to training seminars. Whether you are arranging a private business meeting or a major conference, a business lunch or a corporate dinner, the resort's personalized service and flexibility ensures your meeting, conference or workshop will not only be a success but an unforgettable event. Read Full Review

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8 Seaside Finolhu

Seaside Finolhu Resort Maldives sand bank
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Best Experience for:    Couples, Groups, Family, Beach lovers, Activities, Nightlife

The member of Design Hotels in the Maldives, Seaside Finolhu (which is a direct translation of “sandbank” ) is located in the UNESCO world biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll. After undergoing an extensive upgrade of its facilities in 2020, the resort offers 125 villas, 76 of which have their own pool, the culinary journey served up by the eclectic selection of international dining options, to the sheer indulgence of the spa and the sense of tropical island adventure provided by the many water sports on offer, every detail has been carefully crafted to create a lifestyle resort that caters to the discerning affluent traveller of today.

Configured for couples or young families, Finolhu’s Ocean Pool and Beach Pool Villas enjoy direct access to the ocean or the lagoon and include their very own private pools. For larger families of up to four adults and four children below 12 years of age, the 2-Bedroom Water Villas offer an impressive 460 m² / 4951 f² of space as well as direct ocean access and a private 8m pool, while the 2-Bedroom Beach Villas boast an expansive 530 m² / 5705 f² in addition to a private 10m pool and direct beach access. All of Finolhu’s villas are fitted with the comforts and devices of everyday modern luxury living. Read Full Review

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9  Sun Island Resort and Spa

Sun Island Resort and Spa
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Best Experience:  family, activities, diving, snorkeling with whale sharks

Sun Island Resort And Spa is located in luxurious surroundings of South Ari Atoll. With some modernisation but for a moderately priced, sporting, entertaining and easy holiday with a good beach and lagoon, thу resort is a world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. No other resort does it quite like Sun Island. With a relatively large island and a long list of dining and recreational facilities, Sun Island Resort is ideal for active groups on a budget, but probably less than ideal for honeymoons or those in search of a secluded romantic holiday.

The 462-room Sun Island Resort and Spa is the largest in the Maldives. It's also among the cheapest, especially for the overwater rooms, so if price is a major factor then this resort offers good value. There are five bars, a 24-hour coffee shop, and five restaurants, including three specialty dining spots on the island. Meal and drink plans are available, though they have many restrictions. Catering to many large tour groups and families, the all-inclusive plans here are the most popular. There are also tons of land and water activities, a PADI dive shop, kid-friendly facilities, a massive pool, and lovely spa. Beach areas are perfect for shallow snorkeling and sunbathing. Read Full Review

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10 Siyam World Maldives

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Best Experience for: All lnclusive, couples and families, activities

Siyam World is the brand-new, luxury 24-hour all-inclusive resort by Sun Siyam Resorts, the creator of the five-star multi-award-winning Iru Fushi. Offering an unique 24-hour WOW! Inclusive Plan, The Sun Siyam Iru Fen promises you an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday experience with fantastic island-wide dine-around opportunities on all days along with a whole lot of fun activities!

Designed for fun-loving, open-minded couples, romance seekers, families or larger groups of friends, with the freedom to roam, socialise and engage in an island community. Siyam World and is one of the largest islands in the Maldives to boast a resort and show-stopping residences - The Beach House Collection. The Premium all-inclusive island getaway boasts an enticing variety of 21 accommodation categories of one-to six-bedroom villas, pavilions and The Beach House Collection residences, that span from 89 to 3,000 square metres. Sliding into the lagoon is more fun - Water Villas feature your own private pool and comes with a fun slide.

With a breath-taking wonders, Siyam World is surrounded by a 1.5 km house reef that is teaming with wildlife and a diverse array of aquatic life. A seaplane jorney from Male takes 45 minutes. With the best available rates for all accommodation anything the Maldives has ever seen, Siyam World will open it's doors in October 2021 Read Full Review

11 Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
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Best Experience:  Honeymoon, Surfing, Value, All Inclusive

Offering an affordable accomodation, Cinnamon Dhonveli has already found its niche in a relaxed, lively destination popular with surfers and couples who are hungry for a little more nightlife in the Maldives with an excellent a great-value all inclusive. A trip here is always big fun and you're bound to find yourself trying something new no matter what reason brings you to these shores. Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is a first-class hotel with 148 rooms, 30 minutes by boat from Male airport. All Inclusive, connecting rooms, a children's club and a children's pool make the resort a good place for a family vacation, while the world famous Pasta Point surf spot is a good draw for both first timers and experienced surfers. Read Full Review

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