10 Best Maldives Sport Resorts

Most Popular Hotels for Sport Lovers in Maldives

10 Best Maldives Sport Resorts

Most Popular Hotels for Sport Lovers in Maldives

July, 2019

Maldives is a healthy lifestyle and an activities destination. In addition to spa, snorkeling and diving each resort in the Maldives can offer facilities for water sports, from surfing and kayaking to kiteboarding, jet skiing and sailing.

The best Maldives hotels keep up the pulse of this sporting inclinations and now the rare resort does not serve its more energetic guests with a modern fitness center complemented with yoga classes amidst magnificent seascapes and, of course, delicious and healthy food. Here are the 10 best sports hotels in Maldives, each winner and champion in its class

1 W Maldives

w maldives honeymoon trip

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.

The hotel has a 'Wave' water sports center with a wide choice of activities and entertainment: parasailing, seabob, aquabike, water skiing, wakeboard, monoski, fun Tube, windsurfing and sailing lessons, among others. The modern 24 hour ENERGY fitness center provides guests with cardiovascular equipment and gym, after which you should not try relaxation at Away Spa. And of course unforgettable diving, snorkeling excursions, great fishing, sunset cruises and many more. Read Full Review....

2 Kuredu Island Resort & Spa


Best Experience:  Couples, Family, Diving, Value

The most popopular with divers, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa situated on the north reef of Lhaviyani Atoll, an area known for its unrivalled beauty and tropical marine life. With a total of 383 rooms, villas and suites, including 50 water villas, Kuredu Island Resort is one of the largest of its kind in the Maldives. Most guests prefer all inclusive packages, although there are other options. Those who are looking for an intimate and secluded resort for a honeymoon may do better elsewhere, but families or anyone who is looking for affordable and active vacation in a paradise setting should be happy here.

With a large gym, Kuredu is also only one of a dozen resorts in the Maldives that offer golf. Unlike Meeru, Kuredu is certainly bigger, as well as a golf course 200 meters with traps. And there is a real pro too. This may all sound out of place to the Maldives, but the game of golf really works. As the largest watersports center in the Maldives, Ocean Watersport offers a wide range of activities that match every interest and level of experience. If you have never tried it before, or you are a professional in sports, come and have fun Read Full Review...

3 Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

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

Developed by Per Aquum (Huvafenfushi) and co-owned by Anantara, Niyama Private Islands Maldives is a resort with a rich ancestry. Sharing design and quality of service of both resorts, what distinguishes Niyama is a lot of various entertainments and activities. Set on two pristine islands on Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives, newlyweds and active couples love the place, but it is also ideal for families. Always delighted with the water, your children will be here in their element. Children's Club Explorers - for kids of all ages, although teenagers will get the most out of this activity. The best family rooms: One and two-room beach pavilions with a swimming pool offer more space for extra beds.

Life and fun are the key words for Niyama. Specialists and gurus from kickboxing to aromatherapy, Tai Chi and Zumba spend weekly retreats on the island. Yoga and an active marine biologist are an excellent addition to vigorous activity. The games room has a PS3, Xbox and simulators, as well as golf, basketball, shooting and much more. The team of water sports offers a full range of options, including boat trips, water skiing, good surfing, wakeboarding, kiting, etc. And all frost-free sports are free. Read Full Review...

4 Hurawalhi Island Resort

undersea fine dining

Best Experience: There are no kids on the island - this is a big plus; a magnificent large overwater villas with stunning views of the lagoon; Superb house reef snorkeling, a fantastic '5.8 Undersea' restaurant

An adults-only resort that focuses on romance and privacy, Hurawalhi Island Resort is an excellent choice for those looking for the perfect honeymoon in the Maldives. A medium sized resort with 90 villas, guests will find an oasis located on a private island. Water villas have a private terrace and direct access to the lagoon. In addition to the fabulous rooms, guests will also be taken on excursions, various water sports, including activities at the marine biological center, good snorkeling and diving, as well as a pleasure spa and the largest underwater panoramic restaurant in the world - ‘5.8 Undersea’.

For lovers of fun activities there are tennis, badminton and beach volleyball, as well as a fully equipped fishing boat for big game fishing. On offer are fantastic scuba diving, including night, wreck, and fluorescent dives, and snorkeling excursions with a marine biologist, and of course the full PADI certification courses at the resort’s 5-star diving center. Jet skis and paragliding, jet skis, sailing, wakeboarding, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaks and catamarans are a sample list of other reasons to leave a cozy villa or a comfortable lounge chair. Read Full Review...

5 LUX* South Ari Atoll

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Best Experience:  Couples, Family, Value, Beach, Diving, Dining, Whale Shark Watching, All Inclusive

LUX Resorts & Hotels has introduced new developments for LUX * South Ari Atoll after its reopening in late 2016. From the full reconstruction of the resort, LUX South Ari Atoll, the largest of LUX Resorts & Hotels' fastest growing portfolio, has now completely changed its face to a stunning chic beach house. Located on one of the fabulous islands in the Maldives, the 5-star resort offers to the avid epicureans a chance to enjoy both a peaceful haven and water adventures, including world-class diving.

LUX South Ari Atoll has a lot of things that happen on land also. As for spa and wellness, LUX Me Spa and its overwater treatment villas offer to experience an inspired by Zen, own reboot. This is a unique concept that combines fitness, SPA, healthy eating and yoga workshops in one place. The spa will include a traditional Chinese tea house, a dedicated skin and body care area, an expanded area for massages and relaxation overlooking the lagoon. The Zen wellness wellness pavilion houses a wide range of non-traditional medicine and activities, including yoga, meditation, Pilates, tai chi and qigong under the guidance of the Wellness Concierge expert. An updated menu of treatments offers a full range of branded massages and scrubs LUX Me . Read Full Review...

6 Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, North Malé

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, North Malé

Best Experience:  Couples, Families, Value, All Inclusive, Activities, Surfing

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is a solid 4-star, a mid-range all inclusive resort, very popular in the Maldives, because it provides the basis for a great price, plus it can offer several of its own unusual features. The 165 air conditioned villas are equipped with contemporary amenities, elegant furnishings and décor complimented by tropical themes. Relatively large island, Hudhuranfushi easily accommodates 137 beach villas with panoramic views of the beach. And being a mature island, with lush tropical vegetation, guests are guaranteed a good privacy between the rooms.

Located in North Male atoll, 30 km from Male Airport, only a few resorts have as many water sports options as Hudhuranfushi. And also there is table tennis and volleyball, you can play football, tennis, badminton and squash. Along with the usual choice of water sports, for surfers there is a good opportunity to catch a big wave. Aside from relaxing under the sun, there's the spa to unwind in and the island's lagoon also provides some wonderful snorkelling opportunities. When a hotel's name translates to 'Island of white gold' you can be certain that from sunrise to sunset, you'll find everything you need for a superb getaway.  Read Full Review...

7 Kurumba Maldives

kurumba Maldives

Best Experience:  Couples, Families, Value, Beach, All-Inclusive

Just 10 minutes by speedboat from Male airport with boat transfers available 24 hours a day, Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical private island in North Male Atoll. Offers luxury at great value, with a convenient location and superb hospitality Kurumba remains a central place in the amazing history of tourism in Maldives. It was the very first resort that opened in 1972. Its history and traditional style are evident but this compact village-like island also offers a host of more contemporary facilities. The choice of dining is superb – there's a restaurant for every night of the week with a poolside café to spare.

The Majaa Recreation Center is a department that provides daily activities, including free snorkeling equipment, scuba diving lessons and house reef snorkeling trips, water sports, lessons and workshops, yoga, eco tours, fishing to name a few. It is one of the best sports centers in the country, well managed and comprehensively equipped. Water sports include kayaks, surfboards, wakeboards, sailing, paddle boards, catamarans, windsurfing boards and jet skis. There is also water skiing, parasailing, tubing and banana riding.  Read Full Review...

8 The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Luxury Resort

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Best Experience:  Water Villas, Couples, Family, Spa, Beaches

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, the flagship property in The Sun Siyam Resorts' collection, is located in the northern Noonu Atoll, and is accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives main Malé Airport. After a period of management of the Hilton hotel chain, the Maldives proprietor and entrepreneur, Siyam, turned Iru Fushi into the first of its own brand, Sun Siyam Luxury Resorts. Since he was born and raised in this atoll, there is a particularly good exchange and integration with the neighboring islands.

The watersports center is located on the beach next to the main jetty and offers snorkeling gear, catamarans, kayaking, sup, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and banana rides. There are many excursions on the offer, such as snorkeling & kayaking safaris, dolphin watching, romantic champagne cruises and much more. The multilingual Sun Diving center is located at the end of the main pier and offers standard diving courses as well as group and individual dive trips to the unique the Noonu Atoll's dive sites (more than 30 spots). For fans of snorkeling (mask and fins for free) it is useful to know that closer to the Flavors restaurant they will find a large cluster of corals. For those who prefer active leisure on land, the island has a tennis court, beach volleyball and badminton, a lounge with table tennis, billiards, board games and a karaoke lounge. 24-hour fitness center with cardio-mashines and panoramic windows and plenty of natural light. Read Full Review...

9 Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Best Experience:  Honeymoon, Surfing, Value, All Inclusive

Offering an affordable accomodation, Cinnamon Dhonveli has already found its niche in a relaxed, lively destination popular with surfers and couples who are hungry for a little more nightlife in the Maldives with an excellent a great-value all inclusive. The resort is a first-class hotel with 148 rooms, 30 minutes by boat from Male airport. The bungalows and suites are spacious and mostly have a modern look, but are dull and slightly worn.

All Inclusive, connecting rooms, a children's club and a children's pool make the resort a good place for a family vacation, while the world famous Pasta Point surf spot is a good draw for both first timers and experienced surfers. A bit worn out and rubbed, Dhonveli is nevertheless a great option for fans of active recreation in the Maldives - from spa and pool to bars, entertainment, and water sports.   Read Full Review...

10 Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Best Experience:  for family, for couples, activities, beached

A lovely, all-round resort this lush island has an unspoilt setting and follows the relaxed Maldivian way of life. Reethi Beach might have a chilled-out atmosphere, but there's plenty here if you're looking for something more active. The beach is very nice most of the way around the island and particularly good on the west side, where the Reethi Villas are and at the southern end, where the Deluxe Villas are. At the other end is a bulge of sand behind the Water Villas.

On the water, choose from catamaran sailing, canoeing, kitesurfing and waterskiing. Under water, there's superb snorkelling on the house reef, with the chance to spot many species of fish, turtles and octopus – even dolphins have been known to come this close. Diving is another highlight, with house reef dives and multiple trips further afield each day. Maldivian-style villas are semi-detached, detached or overwater. For a relatively small island, Reethi Beach has lots of great amenities. Highlights include an outdoor pool with food and drink service and a fitness center with a weight room. The resort also has plentiful sports courts -two tennis courts , two squash courts, two badminton courts, and a beach volleyball court – and games like table tennis, snooker, and foosball.  Read Full Review...

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