The 10 Best Hotel Pools in The Maldives


The Most Spectacular Pools in Maldives Resorts

The 10 Best Hotel Pools in The Maldives

The Most Spectacular Pools in Maldives Resorts


Updated Aug, 2020

Maldives has an eclectic mix of luxury resorts with stunning swimming pools that offer views of a turquoise Indian ocean and white sand beaches. As the hotel’s centrepiece and icon, swimming pools are the perfect spot for lazy days in the sun or for unwinding after a day out exploring.

The distinction between a pretty pool and a gorgeous one oftentimes comes down to the environment around it. Some pools in the Maldives are designed to blend in with the beauty of the island, and others are marvellous feats of design. Whether you are looking for a unique pool bar, a submersed daybed or an infinity-edge design next to powdery white beaches these 10 Maldives resort pools on our list are those that will have wowed You either due to their settings, jaw-dropping vistas, form and size. You can consider adding a plunge in one or all of these as a great addition your bucket list.

Also check our list of 'the 5 Hotels with Rooftop Pool in The Maldives' to find the dips with most spectacular views among Maldives' budget hotels.

1 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
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Best Experience:   Ultimate Luxury, Over Water Villas, Privacy and Tranquillity, spa, Wildlife, swimming with mantas

Discover Anantara Kihavah, a boutique hotel with all the advantages of a paradise island of dreams you can imagine - white beaches with fringed palm trees, turquoise waters, dedicated butlers, fine dining and luxurious Over Water Villas - and you will not be disappointed. In fact, the reality will surpass all your fantasies with an underwater wine cellar, six over water spa suites, and a 49-meter long, one of the longest in the Maldives, infinity swimming pool.

A popular meeting place for guests is a swimming pool, possibly the largest in the Maldives where sunbeds have an adequate interval and where staff are always on hand to offer cold towels, drinks and fruits or a light lunch. Facing south guests can sunbathe here all day, but the corner still allows you to see how the sun sinks into Indian Ocean away from the Over Water Villas. Read Full Review...

2 InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
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Best Experience:   Couples, Family, Beaches, Diving, Value

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau is the first InterContinental Resort in the Maldives and one of the most exclusive InterContinental hotels in the world, welcomed its first guests in september 2019. Situated on the picturesque island of Maamunagau at the south-west corner of Raa atoll, the InterContinental Maldives is surrounded by a stunning natural lagoon and is a 35-minute seaplane flight from the Male Airport. The resort has 81 Villas and Residences designed to seamlessly blend with the breath-taking natural environment with a unique emphasis on sustainability and wellness.

The luxurious resort promises delights of all kinds, with detailed interiors, chic vibes and moments to cherish including exclusive and personalised butler services as well as many aqua and thrilling adventures. With truly spectacular design, facing sunset the resort's swimming pool is set near Umi cafe. As every guest gets the perks of being a club member, this mean that adults had access to The Retreat and its adult’s only pool and everyone get pool side drinks during the day with cocktails / wine / beer / spirits / soft drinks / coffee etc post dinner. Read Full Review...

3 Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi the swimming pool
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Best Experience: Couples, Family, Diving

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is a new luxury resort with a delirious mix of substantial villas, large private pools and cool open spaces of the Secret Water Island. Situated in the Shaviyani Atoll, a seaplane hop from Malé, Fairmont Maldives offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary for couples or families alike.

Part of AccorHotels, the stunning Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has opened in april 2018. Set on an exceptionally lush island bursting with flora and fauna the sophisticated 5-star resort offers luxury beach and over-water accommodation overlooking an endless turquoise sea each with a private pool and butler service. The picturesque locale is also surrounded by powder with diamond white beaches and jewel-like coral reefs. The all-villa resort features one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, a 200-metre long swimming pool which traverses the length of the island, fine dining options, dive and water sports center and reinvigorating destination spa. Read Full Review....

4 Seaside Finolhu Resort Maldives

Seaside Finolhu Resort Maldives sand bank
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Best Experience:    Couples, Family, Beaches, Activities, Nightlife

Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Seaside Finolhu came about as a reaction to the more familiar Maldives island. One of the newest resorts in the Maldives, Finolhu was born out of a desire to bring a fresh wave to the uninhabited island experience. This cool island playground shakes things up with a fun and fresh spin on Maldivian luxury. The island boasts the longest (1.8 km) sandbank of all the famous Maldivian resort islands - expect to spend a lot of time explorering it. A long beach should not disappoint you either; beach club with retro cinema and old-school arcade; spa with fitness centre and beach gym; tennis courts; watersports; four restaurants; old-school tuck shop.

In Seaside Finolhu, there is nothing ordinary, not least its swimming pool: a spectacular water playground with a small Palm Island in its heart where fire dancers, DJs, acrobats and other artists play at night. In other words, after sunset, the pool basically turns into an outdoor nightclub. Read Full Review...

5 Velassaru Maldives

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Best Experience:   Water Villas, Dining, Honeymoon, Spa

Offers luxurious beachfront and over-water accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views, Velassaru Maldives was reborn as a lovely 5-star resort for couples and families. Located in South Male Atoll It was beautifully redesigned and now stands next to all but a very few best resorts in the Maldives. Today the resort is a part of the prestigious chain of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).

With thoughtful and clean design elements, stylish and modern furnishings, luxurious facilities, including products of the prestigious L 'Occitane cosmetic line in the bathroom, and guests from couples to families, Velassaru Maldives is a luxury resort with a lively, relaxed vibe. It is also awarded one of the most impressive infinity pools that you have ever seen in the Maldives. Facing the south there is a big infinity swimming pool located side by side with a pizza oven, the products of which are very popular among guests with a "half board" plan. There is even a specialized zone for smokers. Read Full Review...

6 Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa – Deluxe All inclusive

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa – Deluxe All inclusive
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Best Experience:  Couples, Families, All Inclusive, diving

Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa - Deluxe All Inclusive is an unforgettable getaway for people who dream to beach experience the beautiful white sands, tropical nature and blue ocean of a Maldivian island, with luxurious ambience. All inclusive 5-stars Deluxe Resort is located in Raa Atoll and was opened on August 2019. Emerald Maldives is the perfect destination for your holiday in the Maldives, whether you are looking for adventure, exploring the underwater wonders, or simply relaxation, enjoying the modern facilities, in-house dining venues and comfort of your villa. The Emerald keeps everything it promises. Just outstanding work - from the incredibly luxurious villa, to the great food, to the incomparable excellence of all services. Managed by Rome-headquartered hotel chain Emerald Collection, Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa is set on the island of Fasmendhoo which is accessible by a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight or a 30-minute domestic flight from the main Malé International Airport. Read Full Review...

7 Huvafen Fushi

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Best Experience:   Overwater Bungalows, Undewater Spa, Beaches, House Reef Snorkelling. Gourmet Dining

Located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the main airport, Huvafen Fushi ideally mixes Maldivian style with hip and chic features; thatched villas on the outside and on the inside, unique amenities, sophisticated design, contemporary furniture, high-tech equipment, and last but not least cool events which all contribute to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island. Encircled by one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, this private island paradise is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa, and with only 44 rooms it is the ultimate in luxurious privacy and intimacy. With 21 years and above guests only policy, Huvafen Fushi has been crowned the Most Romantic Resort at the annual Maldives Travel Awards 2017.

The large infinity-edged pool bleeds into the watery horizon of the Indian Ocean and is surrounded by four-poster day beds; by night, it’s romantically lit with fibre-optic lights and reflects the inky sky. Read Full Review...

8 Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa

Aqua dinner at Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa
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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi is a luxury island hideaway in the untouched Haa Alifu atoll in the north of Maldives. Boasting with long white sandy beaches on each side of the island, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful turquoise-blue lagoon, Hideaway Beach offers guests the luxury of space and privacy across 297,000 square metres. Each villa is carefully positioned to offer peace, comfort and privacy to guests. To ensure the absolute absence of stress during your holiday, each of the villas is assigned a butler, to deal with anything from unpacking luggage to food, activity and transfers.

Sunset Pool Cafes in a beach club style at Hideaway is located next to the resort's magnificent infinity pool with sunset views. They serve the best of the cocktails and boast the most spectacular vistas of the resort. Cocktails is part of the holiday, you are dreaming, sipping your favourite drink during sunset and the view over the glistening infinity pool blending seamlessly into the mesmerizing ocean gets even better. Read Full Review

9 One & Only Reethi Rah

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Best Experience:   for Couples, for Family, Value, Beach, activities, spa

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. One of the Maldives most luxurious award-winning resort, 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.

For indulgence of it's guest the resort has three postcard-perfect, glittering pools for the ultimate in extraordinary island living, each with its own tropical setting and striking features. The resort's iconic Lap Pool is for adults-only, a stunning, 30-metre pool that stretches out into the lagoon, with its immersive design creating the illusion you are floating into the ocean. Equipped with a built-in Jacuzzi and a carved stone lounge bed, it also has thatched break-out space on the surrounding sands make it a stylish chill-out spot. The shaded family-friendly infinity pool includes miniature hammock-strewn atolls, with gentle curves creating natural inlets for playing and splashing. The separate KidsOnly pool has its own lifeguards, for fully supervised fun on the slippery slide. Read Full Review

10 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
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Best Experience:  Family, Spa, Surf, Beach

With the charm and seclusion of the Maldives' village interwoven with style and sophistication, Four Seasons Resort on the island of Kuda Huraa is a nice luxury escape for families and couples alike in the Maldives. Just a short boat ride from Male airport, this idyllic resort offers luxury accommodation, superb amenities, a fantastic range of activities, and of course the unrivaled Four Seasons service. Own surfing school, 2 huge landscaped swimming pools (including children's), a water sports center and a fitness room, there is plenty for recreation and entertainment. The fantastic lounge bar with sunset views reflects the hotel's tranquil and sociable atmosphere, there are four restaurants serving gourmet cuisine and an incredible spa on a separate island that completes this utopia for those seeking relaxation and a great getaway near Velana Int. Airport, Male.

Of course there are many ideas to just do nothing and relax. 2 stunning Four Seasons landscaped swimming pools are surrounded by fringed comfortable sun loungers with sapphire horizon views, next to bars with drinks and snacks. If you want to find an interesting or fresh magazine to read at the pool, the hotel has a large library, including a DVD / CD, which also has games, and internet access. Read Full Review...

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