Top 10 Ari Atoll Romantic Resorts for Couples

Most Popular Honeymoon Hotels in Ari Atoll


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Updated March, 2022

Maldives and romance are perfectly combined with each other, and many couples dream to stay on paradise islands for an unforgettable honeymoon. In Ari Atoll you will find more than 20 luxury resorts with water villas that are especially popular among the newlyweds, as well as with beach accommodation that in some cases can give you more privacy than overwater rooms.

Since we have explored and analyzed all of them, we decided to help married couples by choosing the best romantic resorts in Ari Atoll in the list below. Honestly, every resort in the Maldives can offer a lot of fun for a happy honeymoon, but those below offer the best combination of amenities, excellent reviews and value for money.

Most couples prefer to stay at boutique hotels with little or no children's amenities, and all-inclusive meals seem less important for romantic trips. All resorts have luxury water villas, excellent spa, room service and many other facilities to make your honeymoon so special.

1 Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Among the best in the world hotels for romance, Kandolhu, a small island resort of only 30 villas, is cleverly arranged to offer maximum privacy yet all within the space of only 200 square meters of this 5 * boutique hotel. Kandolhu Maldives guarantees even more than just your dreams of an unforgettable honeymoon in the Maldives. Soaked in romance, with an incredible house reef snorkeling, couples are bound to fall in love with this cozy island. Those who have heard of Kandholhu Island know that this is one of the best house reef in the Maldives. Only resorts in the country's southern atolls can compare or surpass. An additional draw is clean and soft sandy beaches, all around a small round island whose shape in Maldivian standards is a rarity. So snorkeling is the best you can find between your water villa, the beach and four gourmet restaurants, boasting the highest restaurant-to-room ratio in the Maldives. Read Full Review

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2 Mirihi Island Resort

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Best Experience: for Honeymoon, Beach, Value, Diving, House Reef Snorkelling

Located on one of the smallest islands in the Maldives, Mirihi Island Resort offers 37 villas, and has its own and unique style with luxury and comfortable features that you can expect from any large 5-star resort. From a beach cinema, spa, free non-motorized water sports to a hypnotic house reef wreck diving, as well as a great selection of activities, excursions, and water sports on the island, there are many alternatives that can pull you out of bed or tear off a beach chaise longue. This tiny luxury boutique hotel with a relaxed atmosphere is ideal for couples and small groups looking for first-class food and a wide selection of wines, as well as excellent snorkeling, and a fantastic dive from more than 40 dive sites. Depending on the season, half-board and all-inclusive packages are available.  Read Full Review

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3 Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, all inclusive, swimming with Whale Sharks, Diving

A very special place, Maafushivaru is a unique island getaway that epitomizes all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. Located in South Ari Atoll, the boutique resort is one of the best all inclusive destinations in the Maldives. Combining a Maldivian paradise with contemporary indulgences, a rays, reef sharks, fish, and curious herons are the common attractions in the lagoon area, and the island’s location in the southern tip of the picturesque atoll of Ari is ideal for spotting whale sharks and mantas year round.

Designed for couples seeking to rekindle their romance, outstanding and unique amenities include a chic lounge at Malé Airport, an infinity swimming pool with a large bar, a laser show, a large overwater spa and gym, and a modest wine bar. Located in the same lagoon as Maafushivaru, just minutes away, is Lonubo, a stunning deserted islet, exclusively for the use of Maafushivaru guests. The Dine Around All Inclusive meal plan ("DAA") is highly recommended. With the DAA plan you get to eat and drink where you want, whatever you want, and how much you want as well as an other nice additions. Read Full Review

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4 Kuramathi Maldives

Kuramathi Maldives
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Best Experience:  Couples, Family, 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. Here, pathways weave through lush foliage, leading to the excellent facilities that are dotted around this large island. There are two oceanfront infinity pools plus a lagoon-style pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the stunning house reef is possible straight from the beach Read Full Review

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5 Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
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Best Experience:  for Couples, for Families, Beaches, Spa, Gourmet Dining

This luxurious and sophisticated Maldivian resort is located on two idyllic islands combining the best beaches and over-water accommodation, both with dense vegetation and palm trees that create a natural tropical paradise. Suitable for couples and families alike, Conrad is all about glamorous splendor in a luxury setting with some of the most exciting underwater adventures in the Maldives. The two private islands connected by a 500m bridge and both are designed for true enjoyment. A wine and dine destination itself, Conrad Maldives is a true epicurean experience with a choice of 12 restaurants and bars, including Ithaa, the world's first all glass underwater restaurant. On a delicate theme - what to do in Conrad Maldives - guests do not have a headache, every day is filled with fun activities and busy with exciting entertainments. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has many excellent facilities to offer including a fully equipped gym, a spa, infinity pool, eight restaurants, three bars, a library, yoga, PADI dive centre, water sports centre, and a Kid's Club. Located in the South Ari Atoll, Conrad Rangali is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane flight or a short domestic flight to a nearby island, followed by speedboat transfer. Read Full Review

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6 Constance Halaveli

Constance Halaveli
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Best Experience:  couples, families, Beach, Diving, Spa

With one of the longest water villa jetties, luxurious facilities for families and 5-star diving, Constance Halaveli has everything you would expect from a luxury resort in the Maldives. With a shape of a curved dhoni (a traditional Maldivian boat), where white sandy beaches in combination with turquoise water, perfectly contrast with the emerald of green vegetation, the resort elegantly drifts in North Ari Atoll. For a luxury family escape, Constance Halaveli is one of the best. Read Full Review

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7 Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Beach, Diving, Value

Thelu Veliga Retreat is the first offer from the new Maldivian brand "Drift Retreats & Cruises", a brand that seeks to provide the real experience of the Maldives. Pearl of South Ari Atoll, the boutique resort Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is located on a tiny private Theluveliga island and offers only 30 villas. The accommodation includes 10 beach bungalows a stone's throw from the soft white sand, and 20 more villas over the water with direct access to the ocean. The shallow lagoon is ideal for swimming and water sports, there is a spa, and if you are a diver, you probably already know from our previous reviews all that South Ari Atoll has to offer, including whale sharks and Manta. With an emphasis on separation from the rest of the world, Thelu Veliga Retreat guarantees a pleasant drift with simple pleasures, in the setting of rustic luxury, personalized Maldivian hospitality, entertainment flowing not from technology but from nature ... surrounded by stunning natural beauty.  Read Full Review

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8 Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

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Best Experience: for Couples, Beach, Value

With "adults only" policy, Veligandu, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and a long stretch of white sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Veligandu in North Ari Atoll. The resort, which is accessible by a scenic 20-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, has 76 rooms, including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas and 12 Jacuzzi Beach Villas. One of the oldest resorts in the Maldives, the fashionable (and expensive) Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is really doing well and doing everything to keep itself in modern and stylish form. The resort offers spacious villas with elegant decor, stuffed with mini bars, individual outdoor terraces (some with a jacuzzi), iPod systems and large flat-screen TVs; however, some of them are older than others, and some reflect visible age. There is also a lounge at the airport, delicious buffet, infinity swimming pools, a lot of activities on the land and in the water, exciting football tournaments between the hotel's staff, and a relaxing overwater spa. On the beautiful island you will find a medical clinic, a games room and 2 beach bars, one of which is open around the clock.  Read Full Review

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9 Constance Moofushi Maldives - All Inclusive

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Best Experience:  All Inclusive, Honeymoon, Beach, Diving

A fantastic island paradise surrounded by large turquoise lagoons and teasing white beaches, Constance Moofushi combines primitive simplicity with the highest standards of luxury and service. Opened in 2010 and since becoming a hit in the Maldives, Constance Moofushi is located in South Ari atoll - one of the best diving sites in the world with hypnotic marine life and a vibrant underwater world full of incredible colors. With the ubiquitous stamp of "wedding-honeymoon" in the Maldives, Constance Moofushi famous golden beaches, romantic villas and brilliant gastronomy. Generous prices all inclusive holiday mood and DJ music will push you to throw the purse into the sea and break your passport to never leave this place. Constance Moofushi Maldives is situated on the South Ari Atoll and is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world. The Resort combines the Crusoe Chic Barefoot elegance of a deluxe resort with the highest standards of Constance Hotels and Resorts.  Read Full Review

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10 W Maldives

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Best Experience: for Honeymoon, Beach, Design, Fashion and Music, House Reef Snorkelling

In luxurious hotels mysteriously named "W", the Starwood group emphasizes a confident, young brand - oriented to design, fashion and music.  Located in the North Ari Atoll, W Maldives offers 77 escapes and suites located both ashore and overwater, including 28 Wonderful Beach Oasis, 46 Fabulous Overwater Oasis, three WOW Ocean Escape and one Extreme WOW Ocean Haven (the W brand’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite). Each chic and spacious escape features infinity plunge pool. There is a mixture of six bars and restaurants at W Maldives. Kitchen, the all-day dining bistro, and Fire, where guests have their choice of four different barbecues, provide menus for everyone’s palate. Swim up to the pool bar Wet and order a light lunch.

There is even a dining option on the resort’s private desert island, Gaathafushi, or Fish, the resort’s specialty seafood restaurant set over the water and under the stars. Fifteen Below is the only underground club in the Maldives, with its own resident DJ and a sushi bar Sushi Beat.

Guests can also spoil themselves with a selection of over 125 treatments at the award-winning overwater Away Spa. Read Full Review

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