10 Best Maldives Resorts for post-Coronavirus Holiday

Luxury island Resorts Perfect for a post-COVID-19 Retreat in The Maldives

10 Best Maldives Resorts for post-Coronavirus Holiday

Luxury island Resorts Perfect for a post-COVID-19 Retreat in The Maldives


June, 2020

Today, the terms, “lockdown”, “shelter in place”, and “self-isolation” andare buzzwords, giving definition to many people’s new reality: staying indoors. Travel might be on pause in these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com reveals that this hasn’t stopped people across the world from dreaming about its possibilities and deciding where to enjoy your next holiday or vacation. This is all food for thought and at the moment we all have lots of time to think and ponder the future.

Delving into the millions of wish lists created by would-be travellers on its platform over the last two months, with properties wish listed across over 100,000 different destinations since the start of March, Booking.com shares the top destinations and places to stay on peoples’ minds as they plan for when the time is right to travel again.

One of the most searched for destination in the world is the Maldives, which received max searches during the stay-at-home order as a result of COVID-19. The Maldivian archipelago of over 1,000 islands is popular for its remoteness, tranquil beaches and luxury properties.

So we compiled the top 10 luxury resorts in the Maldives to enjoy post pandemic vacation and to rediscover the memories of the beautiful islands, as the Indian Ocean tourist paradise prepares to reopen its borders to visitors.

All these resorts have updated its cleanliness policy in preparation for a post-coronavirus world, committing to a higher standard of hygiene across its hotels and resorts.

1 Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Booking.com

Best Experience: Watersports, Two Pristine Islands perfect for Family & Couples, Luxury Surfing, Underwater night club

With the Maldives’ Dhaalu Airport now open to private jets, Niyama Private Islands Maldives is closer than ever and accessible 24 hours a day. Soar over droplet islands floating in jewel-toned ocean hues. Breeze through the VIP lounge before speeding across the waters from Dhaalu to Nature’s Playground, a mere 10 minutes by speedboat. Step into your private playground, a quintet of overwater pool villas fanning out over the ocean in stunning isolation. Accommodating up to 22 persons, The Crescent is designed for luxury living, with a team of butlers, private chef and housekeeper on hand to cater to your whims.

Private dining adventures are limited only by your imagination. Barbequed seafood at water’s edge then a movie under a canopy of stars. Champagne breakfasts six metres below the ocean’s surface, parrotfish and the occasional Hawksbill turtle gliding by. Time is yours to revel in as you like on twin islands Chill and Play. Cruise into the sunset on board a dream dhoni of billowing ivory sails. Seabob through the water at 20 kmph or shoot for the sky with a Superman jet pack. Surfers in the know head to Niyama where the waves break directly on shore. Relax afterwards with surfers’ massages at Drift Spa or in the privacy of your villa. Read Full Review...

2 Baglioni Resort Maldives

Baglioni Resort Maldives, Dhaalu Atoll
Booking.com

Best Experience: for Couples and Families, Beaches, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, Quiet and Private

Surrounded by shimmering sapphire waters with a powder soft sands, Baglioni Resort Maldives is an idyllic retreat for honeymooners and families alike in the Dhaalu Atoll. Located on the island of Maagau this exclusive newest resort of 96 villas is located on the one of the most spectacular Maldivian islands, allows guests to experience a bespoke stay in the heart of the Indian Ocean with the unique Italian hospitality of Baglioni Hotels. Opened on March 2019, Baglioni Resort Maldives sits on a private island surrounded by clear water teeming with vibrant marine life and a thriving reef system. The hotel is described as “ Paradise with Italian grace ” on the company's website. With a focus on Italian design and gourmet cuisine, the property provides a chic retreat for holidaymakers. Its comprehensive comforts offer an unforgettable stay with a blend of sport, relaxation and prestigious gourmet dining to suit its exclusive international clientele. Read Full Review...

3 Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives
Booking.com

Best Experience:   Water Villas, for Couples, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Mantas Watching

Located on Mudhdhoo island in Baa Atoll, the Maldives' first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani seduces guests with pearly white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush vegetation and a fantastic house reef with one of the most abundant marine life in the Maldives. Inspired by Thailand, architecture provides private life alone with a vibrant nature featuring both classical and modern styles. The resort villas and apartments are beautiful shelters of modern sophistication, with luxurious facilities and state os the art amenities. Fine cusine in an exotic setting is another highlight of this resort. The resort is also home to the largest infinity pool in the Maldives with an impressive of 750 square meters. As a visual center of the hotel, this swimming pool combines technology and nature with the flowing majestic Banyan tree.  Read Full Review...

4 InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
Booking.com

Best Experience:   New Luxury Resort, Couples, Family, Beaches, Diving

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. Accessible 35-minute seaplane jorney from the Male airport the resort is located in the secluded Raa atoll. Spread over a private island with lush tropical greenery, InterContinental Maldives Maamanugau has 81 Villas and Residences designed to seamlessly blend with the breath-taking natural environment with a unique emphasis on sustainability and wellness.

Unique and tempting dining experiences where culinary artistry is complemented by endless views of the Indian Ocean, will be found at each of the six restaurants and bars. 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. Nestled close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, prepare to be amazed by the myriad of marine life in the island's lagoon including The Hanifaru Bay that is home to manta ray sanctuary. Read Full Review

5 Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi water villa
Booking.com

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...

6 Kudadoo Maldives Private Island – Luxury All inclusive

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island
Booking.com

Best Experience:   for Couples (only), Luxury All Inclusive, snorkeling, diving, spa, activities

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is the first top-end five-star, truly all-inclusive resort in the Maldives.The newest addition to the portfolio of leading hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts, Kudadoo ensures a secluded getaway purposefully crafted for the more discerning guest — all accessible by a 40-minute scenic journey aboard a private seaplane. An island defined by the philosophy ‘Freedom Reimagined', the private island, located in the northern Lhaviyani atoll, comes alive with effortless adventures as the resort endeavours to offer anything, anytime, anywhere. Kudadoo promises the best escapism on the island, which will not leave even the most discerning travelers indifferent. Personal butlers are available 24 hours a day to assist in making this possible by facilitating authentic experiences that capture the senses.

If total relaxation & luxury pampering are what you want combined with a bit of snorkeling on your own reef off your deck & boat trips galore to swim with manta rays & sharks & turtles then come to Kudadoo. I wish WOW was a bigger word as this place deserves huge praise. For people looking for the best-of the best in an all inclusive, ultra-premium, adults-only property, with a feeling of being invited to a billionaire's private island created for his friends, Kudadoo cannot be beat. The island's hospitality is both exceptionally professional and friendly which contribute to making this island the most incredible sanctuary in the Maldives.  Read Full Review...

7 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Booking.com

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

Anantara Kihavah is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the main Velana International Airport. Following the scenic flight, guests arrive to a picture-perfect setting surrounded by the jewel-coloured waters and uninhabited islands of the majestic Indian Ocean. Comprising 75 one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom residences and a three-bedroom residence, each hideaway boasts large personal infinity-edge pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks and ample lounging areas complete with swinging daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers. Anantara Kihavah seems to have everything: something over water (villas), something under the water (wine cellar and restaurant), and something bigger and better that other hotels in the Maldives probably do not have. And there is more. Discover new meanings of paradise and luxurious seclusion at this unforgettable Maldives resort. Read Full Review...

8  Amilla Fushi Resort Villas & Residences

Amilla Fushi Resort Villas & Residences water villas
Booking.com

Best Experience:  Family, Couples, Dining, Diving, Spa

Featuring more flexible approach to tropical island luxury, Amilla Fushi offers a luxurious 'island home' for both couples and families in the Maldives. Younger, hipper, with a fresh and contemporary accomodation, the resort has so much to offer, from high design and inventive dining options, to stylish villas and amazing snorkelling and diving. Located in the Baa atoll, UNESCO Biosphere reserve, this might just be the most family friendly resort in the Maldives. Family villas have been designed to ensure that both the parent’s and children’s bedrooms are in the same building. The villas are very spacious, and unlike many two bedroom options you might find elsewhere, the second bedrooms are large and so also work very well for families with older children. The Sultan's Village kids’ club at Amilla Fushi is terrific – all palm tree swings, finger painting and beach games – teens can play billiards and X-Box, and all childcare, including baby-sitting, is complimentary. There is also a children's pool and beach club close by if parents wish to relax in close proximity to the Kids Club. In 2018, Amilla Fushi has been recognised as the leading family resort in Maldives. Read Full Review...

9 OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
Booking.com

Best Experience:    A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort, Couples, Family, Beach

With the incredible Atmosphere INDULGENCE ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY PLAN, including diving the new OZEN by Atmosphere is a home away from home found among the paradise islands of South Male Atoll in the Maldives. Opening its doors in July 2016 - OZEN by Atmosphere offers discerning travelers an exceptional uniquely luxury all-inclusive experience. OZEN is the only resort in the Maldives where diving is included in the price offering a unique chance to explore a fantastic marine life below Indian Ocean's water surface without sacrificing the budget. The first impression you get already at Male airport; the OZEN team will escort you to a luxury speedboat that gets you to the resort located on beautiful Maadhoo within 35 minutes. The transfer is available 24 hours.  Read Full Review....

10 Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
Booking.com

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 will feature 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 will also feature within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Read Full Review....

Best Hotels in Maldives

what is better: beach or overwater

Beach or Water Villa?

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visiting this tropical island. Special kids

Read More
10 Romantic Dining Experiences

Best Dine By Design Experiences

The Maldives is a breathtaking destination with it's paper-white sands, azure lagoons, and seclude island vibes. Dining and romance go hand in hand in the Maldives.The restaurants and destination

Read More
best Underwater Restaurants in maldives or where to eat underwater

6 Underwater Restaurants

Dining under the sea is a growing trend in the Maldives that enables diners to enjoy a great food and incredible underwater views all at once. The 6 breathtaking underwater restaurants in Maldives must to

Read More
Best Resorts for Vegetarians

Maldives Hotel Reviews

Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotels, so regularly check for the best deals

Read More
10 Best Islands for Snorkeling

10 Best Liveaboards

Liveaboards in Maldives is the best way to discover underwater world with many must-have tropical SCUBA experiences. Deserted, white sand islands

Read More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers

Read More
...

Maldives Luxury Guide

Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More

...

Maldives Romantic Guide

The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More

...

Maldives Budget Guide

Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays  Read More

...

Maldives Family Guide

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More

scuba diving in the maldives ultimate guide

Maldives Diving Guide

The life of these paradise islands below the Indian Ocean's level is the main draw attracting thousands of divers Read More

Maldives Best Hotel Deals

Booking.com
Booking.com
Booking.com
Booking.com