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Make a Splash at the Most Expensive Resorts accessible by Speedboat from Male Airport


Oct, 2021

The Maldives is known as paradise on earth with an abundance of sugar white dream beaches, crystal clear water and world's most luxury resorts. There's a special breed of posh hotels in the Maldives that cater to the most cash-rich travelers, they're so stunning and special you want to add them all to your bucket list.

The VIP guests who stay at these ultra expensive beach resorts are heads of state, billionaires, and A-list celebrities who demand only the best for their vacation. Set apart by their location and sheer luxury all these 5-star hotels offer award-winning restaurants, exceptional service and superb facilities and spectacular surroundings. When money is no object, these expensive resorts and pricey private islands provide the ultimate experience in Maldives whether you are traveling on your honeymoon, group vacation or family holiday.

Although you can find some great packages and rates at the luxury resorts across the Maldives without breaking the bank, the following resorts are without a doubt, some of the world's most expensive rooms. Best of all that these elite properties are a short speed boat ride from Velana, Male Airport.

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

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

Expensive and super stylish, Patina Maldives is a luxury resort in Male within the Fari Islands with a collection of stunning overwater villas 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. Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, 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. Read Full Review

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives
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Best Experience for:   Over-water Villas, couples and families, Spa, fine dining

If you believed the Maldives didn’t have room for another luxury hotel, you thought wrong. Set within an integrated Fari Isalnds development, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Island will adopt a minimalist approach to luxury, allowing the pristine beaches, crystal oceans and boundless marine wildlife to take center stage. Each of the 100 villas will boast floor-to-ceiling glass walls for truly indoor-outdoor living. The hotel puts a tropical spin on the typical Ritz-Carlton glamour, with beachfront and overwater villas, private infinity pools, and personal butler service.

In addition to the luxurious guest accommodations, the resort also offers seven restaurants and bars showcasing international cuisine, an overwater spa offering treatments to boost mind, body and soul, and a kids club with daily fun activities, as well as access to the Fari Marina with luxury shopping, dining and entertainment. Read Full Review

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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Best Experience:     Couples, Family, Beaches, spa, gourmet dining, activities

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an exclusive 5-star resort that's bringing a “next level” to the luxury holiday experience in the Maldives. Opened July 1st 2019, the 5-star resort raises the bar in modern luxury travel catering to the individual needs of its discerning guests.

Spanning across three islands in the South Male Atoll, the breathtaking new resort is surrounded by a crystal clear water lagoon, which will play home to spectacular underwater life. Meaning “Pearl” in Dhivehi the resort will offer global travellers 138 luxuriously appointed villas in an inspirational setting, complemented by the iconic True Waldorf Service experience. Additionally, the resort features 10 truly unique dining experiences, including an unforgettable treetop restaurant boasting stunning views. An exclusive yet serene Spa and Wellness Centre, a wide array of water sports as well as extensive facilities for junior guests are also featured within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Read Full Review

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 OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort (ex Jumeirah Vittaveli)
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Best Experience:  All Inclusive, Couples and Family, Diving, house reef snorkeling

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort is a beautiful island ideal for couples and families looking for hassle-free holiday experience in the Maldives. Expansive white beaches and turquoise waters are just 20 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, with a 24-hour butler service, private pools in each villa and spacious rooms, OZEN Reserve is truly a luxe escape. Surrounded by a gorgeous natural reef and turquoise waters, the private island resort exudes elegance, style, and timeless sophistication. From fabulous overwater villas with slides to exotic fine dining and ice skating by the beach, every experience is meticulously crafted to indulge you with an unforgettable getaway.

The RESERVE™ Plan is generously curated to encompass every element of an ultra-luxe tropical holiday. Every element of your holiday is taken care of from the moment you step onto Bolifushi island. Epicurean delights, premium liquor and wine, watersports, snorkelling, sports and recreation, wellness activities, entertainment, spa rituals, and bespoke services – everything you desire is already included with your exceptional villas and RESERVE stays. Read Full Review

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Jumeirah Maldives

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Best Experience for:   An ultra Luxury, Couples, Families, Diving, Spa

Jumeirah Maldives is an all-villa luxury island resort surrounded by turquoise waters of the North Male Atoll, easily reachable by speedboat or seaplane from Male Airport. This intimate resort is ripe with eye-catching architecture and ocean-inspired interiors. Its idyllic location offers privacy for romantic getaways, a blissful island retreat for friends and family and experiences to suit the more active traveller.

A visual banquet of nautical shapes and colors, each of the 67 two-story residences is located either on the beach or above the water, whose guests will enjoy a minimum living area of 350 m2. Whether set on the beach or stilted over the crystal blue lagoon, every penthouse villa takes indoor-outdoor living to a new level of breezy sophistication. Whether you’re looking for personal enrichment, a romantic interlude, total privacy or the chance to pamper yourself in stunning surroundings to create unique moments Read Full Review

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One & Only Reethi Rah

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Best Experience for:   Couples, Family, spa, beaches

Before stay there, Reethi Rah for the island resort seems a bit conservative. Smooth, majestic, but perhaps lacking some details of the bounty in Maldives rural style (call it what you like) that are in fashion today. Going ashore, you will realize that refusal to follow a fashion trend is the same point: you simply do not need it when you are the best. Reethi Rah adheres to his own One & Only style. Purposefully not 'trendy', in the development stage to the top level of luxury, specializing in high quality service to its guests, such an experience you would have hard to find somewhere else in the Maldives.  Read Full Review

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Naladhu Private Island Maldives

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Best Experience for:    quiet and private, honeymoon, couples, gourmet dining, activities

Naladhu in the Anantara's Maldives chain - the most secluded resort. Meaning "a beautiful island," the description is rather modest, given what he offers. The ideal holiday in Naladhu Private Island begins with an ideal location on a secluded paradise island next to two other Anantara resorts: Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli. With high levels of privacy, first of all guests are accommodated in ultra elegant 20 spacious beachfront and ocean facing houses instead of ordinary water villas or bungalows. Featuring the concept of a new era for the age-old tradition of excellent service and style in the Maldives, Naladhu is the place where everything is as it should be. All is familiar here, not because you were here before, but because it looks just like you would like to imagine. The 5-star resort will reopen in November 2021 after complete renovation with an impressive new look and feel. Read Full Review

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