Top 10 Best North Malé Atoll Hotels 2022

Most Popular Resorts in North Male Atoll


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Updated July, 2022

The quintessence of tropical paradise, the Maldives are synonymous with many perfect places. Idyllic gateway to the world of blue lagoons, white sandy beaches, paradise islands, world class diving, house reef snorkeling and ... luxury water villas. A home for dozens of elite hotels, 26 atolls and more than 1,000 islands, the Maldives are a dream for many for a beach holiday. Today, no other direction in the world offers so many overwater bungalows and above-water structures.

The North Male Atoll is a home to the best island resorts in the Maldives. The most of hotels have high-end accomodation and luxurious spas, others are known for their house reef and fine sand beaches, but the best thing is no matter where you stay, you are always is a short speed boat ride from the Velana airport.

These top 10 resorts in North Male atoll with crystal-clear waters, powder-soft sands, sumptuous settings and world-class accommodations are the best in the Male region.

1 Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives

Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives: water pool villas for couples
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Best Experience for:  couples, families, house reef snorkeling, dining, spa

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, is conveniently located a 20-minutes speedboat ride from Male Airport. The resort has 120 idyllic overwater villas, beach villas, and a two-bedroom grand residence. Guests can enjoy culinary delight from 3 different restaurants, a pampering experience at the award-winning overwater Spa, and various marine and watersports activities including excellent house reef snorkeling, The resort is also a perfect place for families fully equipped with games and amusement at the Beach Club and Little Explore’s Kids Club. Read Full Review

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2 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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3 Baros Maldives

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Best Experience:    Honeymoon, Beach, Spa, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Baros is a perfect getaway located in the North Malé Atoll only a 25-minute by speedboat from Malé Airport. With a variety of villas to choose from, these very stylish settings make this the ideal island retreat for couples young and old. Located on a beautiful private island with a crystal clear coral lagoon, Baros is a 5 * star boutique hotel in the Maldives that will surpass all of your highest fantasies of the "dream island". Surrounded by clean, warm waters and snow-white sands, with groves of coconut palms and fragrant flowers, this cozy resort landscape is really worthy of fainting. The team is serene modern rooms (including water villas), fine dining, a fantastic spa, a large swimming pool and water entertainment from a luxury yacht to diving and yoga.  Read Full Review.

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4 Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Kagi Maldives Spa Island
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Best Experience for:   Adults Only, All Inclusive, Spa, Wellness, Diving, House reef snorkeling

The 5-star 'adults only' resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island - the first exclusive wellness island retreat in Maldives. The boutique resort located in the North Malé Atoll only a 60-minute speedboat or 10-minutes seaplane journey from Male Airport. With an accent on wellness and combining it with airy, spacious villas both over-water and on the beach, Kagi Maldives is a fusion of tradition and contemporary design, warm service and total relaxation. The resort has 50 beach and overwater villas, the Baani Spa complex as well as house a state-of-the-art gym, two restaurants, three bars and a PADI dive centre. Whether traveling solo or together with your loved ones, in Kagi Maldives you take the plunge in simplified elegance and unveil the essence of Pure Life. To assure your expectations are exceeded to the maximum, you can select Kagi's unique Premium All Inclusive Plan. This plan is constructed with everything you need to enjoy during your holiday journey. It’s premium and guarantees exceptional value for money. Read More

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5 Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi water villa
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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.  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 VARU by Atmosphere - A Premium All-Inclusive Resort

VARU by Atmosphere - A Premium All-Inclusive Resort
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Best Experience:   All-Inclusive Resort, Couples, Family, Diving, Spa, activities

VARU by Atmosphere is Premium All-Inclusive Resort found on the north-west edge of Malé Atoll. The brand new hotel reflects the local heritage and culture of the Maldives throughout its estate, with signature Maldivian-style design elements informing the look and style of the property. The ‘VARU Plan’ goes beyond the typical All-Inclusive concept, and includes villa accommodation, all food and beverages, special dining experiences, in-villa services, excursions, spa treatments, and more. As for the name VARU is a term from the local language Dhivehi, meaning “strength, resilience and life in abundance. Accessible by a 45-minute speedboat journey from the main Velana International Airport, VARU by Atmosphere boasts 108 luxurious villas and four restaurants and bars. Additional resort facilities include a dive and water sports centre, ELENA spa, gymnasium and kids club. Read Full Review

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8 Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
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Best Experience:  Couples, Beaches, House Reef Snorkeling, Spa, Two Islands One Great Price

Built on an almost perfectly circular island, with 48 villas and unpretentious barefoot luxury, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru remains a favorite place for romantic couples and eco-lovers. Located in North Male Atoll, "Vabbinfaru" in Divehi means "a round island surrounded by a coral reef." The simplicity of the name embodies the philosophy of the hotel. Enjoy the white sandy beach, flourishing coconut trees and tropical sunshine of one of the most popular global holiday destinations. Banyan Tree is perfect getaway for couples who dream of a simple barefoot luxury, away from it all. Beach Villas offer a panoramic view of the ocean, but Ocean Villas are more private. In both cases, "Deluxe" in front of the name means a slightly better setting and more modern bathrooms. The island has its own house reef with colorful fish, rays, reef sharks and turtles.  Read Full Review

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9 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
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Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, 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 escapel 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 Read Full Review

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10 Coco Bodu Hithi

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Best Experience:   Couples, Beach, Diving

Luxurious and contemporary, with superb private pool villas and an idyllic overwater spa, the island paradise of Coco Bodu Hithi is located in North Male Atoll and is a 40-minute speedboat ride away from Malé International Airport. Even in low season, Coco Bodu Hithi has a very high occupancy rate. Opened in 2005, with its fabulous atmosphere this modern, romantic 5-star resort undoubtedly makes an impression on couples and so popular because it is reasonably priced and is elegantly modern yet distinctly Maldivian. There are 100 villas (44 on the sand, 66 over the water), and each comes with its own small pool and outdoor shower, not to mention the design of the indoor bath, and the Nespresso coffee maker. There are six chic restaurants, two open air cocktail bars, extensive thatched overwater spa and a fitness center (with ocean views!). An uncrowded infinity swimming pool and a large selection of activities, including scuba diving and snorkeling in the lagoon. Despite all these facilities, guests - especially at night - tend to seek privacy in a private getaway, possibly with a bottle from Wine Loft. The resort is 45 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport; those who prefer to be closer must check Taj Exotica, just 15 minutes by boat.  Read Full Review.

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