10 Best Wellness Retreats in Maldives

Best Maldives Luxury Wellness Spa Resorts

10 Best Wellness Retreats in Maldives

Best Maldives Luxury Wellness Spa Resorts


July, 2019

These 10 best wellness retreats in Maldives comprise great places to stay on the island, all which offer attractive features and packages that make good use of their purpose-built facilities and services that promote happiness and wellbeing. These great Maldives holistic wellness retreats and overwater villa resorts have one thing in common: they allow you to escape, relax, heal and get inspired.

Wellness tourism is growing in the Maldives. Conscious travellers have evolved past the standard spa experiences and have started seeking more of a holistic approach to wellness, or wellbeing. Guests have started to take more interest in alternate forms of healing, fitness activities that are more fun than rigorous, and wellness platforms that are beyond yoga. Wellness, hospitality and travel are now converging in unprecedented ways, from the ‘healthy hotel’ concept going utterly mainstream to wellness programming, to the profusion of ever-more-creative wellness destinations, retreats and tours. Spa treatments, morning yoga and stretching. It all sounds great, and is offered at all the resorts here in the Maldives.

Most of these best wellness retreats in Maldives also use varying holistic approaches to inspire you to embrace health, fitness and live a better life. They offer world-class yoga and fitness facilities, amazing spas coupled with exotic treatments that are inspired by ancient healing traditions, and there are plenty of water activities that help you connect with Mother Nature. Plan your inspiring wellness retreat in Maldives here – you can secure your booking with only a few clicks!

1 Anantara Maldives

Anantara Maldives

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has launched a series of short “Well-being Retreat” packages, offering new two-plus day options for healthy, active experiences across several of its luxury resorts, including in the Maldives. The three-tiered programmes are based on a notion Anantara calls “Balance Wellness,” intended to balance mental and physical health using cuisine, signature spa treatments and dynamic or mindful exercise. Each package showcases the resort’s own indigenous experiences and are designed for two people in order to entice couples, best friends, or families to acquire inspiration, knowledge and practical experience they can incorporate into their daily wellness routine once they return home.

Signature retreats for "Longevity" (targeting toxins that overload the liver) and "Detoxifying" (rejuvenating the immune system) begin with a consultation to determine dosha (body-mind type), medical history and personal needs. Guests experience yoga, meditation, pranayama breathing, diet, chakra alignment (for emotional health) and ayurvedic treatments -- like a Shirodhara service, which is meant to open the third eye (increasing intuition) and is often followed by a guided stargazing session. The brand new Cocoon Medical Spa -- a first in the Maldives -- offers high-tech services from post-flight IV vitamin infusions to a vampire facial.

Guests who stay for a minimum of two nights can dive into the Thailand-based hotel group’s global well-being initiative, which rather than an immersion boot camp style programme, is designed to offer a flexible approach to feeling good on holidays, with guests splitting vacation time between wellness activities and regular leisure activities and sightseeing. In the Maldives, Anantara is offering the Well-being Retreat packages at all three of its resorts; Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has been named Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat at the 2017 World Spa Awards. READ MORE

2 COMO Cocoa Island - Como Shambhala Spa

COMO Cocoa Island - Como Shambhala Spa

Occupying most of the real surface of this islet, you will certainly appreciate the fantastic Como Shambhala Spa which offers tempting treatments in the spa suites or in the privacy of your villa. COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives is the embodiment of the resort's philosophy for healthy living, combined with a deeply relaxing stay at a private island resort. The emphasis is on a holistic approach and Ayurvedic therapy: book health and wellness packages for the 'wellness path' course using natural sea ingredients, extracts of exotic plants, algae and sea salt. Each package combines a number of additional procedures that allow you to achieve real results, from relaxation to recovery and rejuvenation. In addition to various types of massage and cosmetic treatments for face and body care, the spa also holds yoga lessons, especially popular at sunset hours. READ MORE

3 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru - The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat

The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is “the barometer of the world’s top spas, medi-clinics and retreats for losing weight, detoxing, fixing issues, getting fit and clearing your head.” The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat combines western medical application with ancient Asian sciences in a setting that’s therapy in itself: a three-acre (1.2 hectare) complex stretching from lagoon to jungle. The sanctuary mirrors the philosophy of the island of Landaa Giraavaru – a breathtaking setting for extraordinary and innovative experiences tailored to each individual. Strong emphasis is placed on individual preference. All guests receive complimentary consultations; body-type determination for dosha-specific meals in all restaurants; and bespoke programs merging multiple wellness approaches.

The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat’s extensive menu offers innovative one-off and multi-day treatments, including traditional Ayurvedic Immersions and intensive Panchakarma cleansing; heavenly ila Chakra Blessing, Reconnection Rituals and Tantric Traditions; Yoga, Meditation and Massages; pioneering TDA Facials; Verju body contouring; and high-end beauty including a Rossano Ferretti salon. Two Ayurvedic doctors lend valuable knowledge and support – all wrapped in Four Seasons nurturing care. In the Spa’s drive to set the wellness industry benchmark, recent additions include: a jungle Yoga Energy Trail (15 nature-inspired stations); VIP visiting-master program (including gurus such as Ivana Daniell); online Ayurvedic Pharmacy (featuring many exclusive/local ingredients); a jungle Night Spa showcasing an open-air Om Supti sleep ritual; AntiGravity Yoga and physiotherapy.

The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat was also named Destination Retreat of the Year at the AsiaSpa Awards 2015 and Best Holistic Hideaway by the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Guide 2016 , which sets the benchmark for quality and innovation for spas in the region. READ MORE

4 Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island Resort

For many, going on a dreamlike Maldivian vacation, the ultimate goal is relax your mind, connect with your senses and soul, and also acquire skills and knowledge which will allow maintaining this new found state when they go back to the daily life. Remembering and regularly doing the asanas learnt in the resort, continuing with aromatherapy or sound healing sessions, implementing your favourite healthy dishes at home will enable the guests to reap the fruits of your wellness retreat long after your holidays. Innovative Spas, such as Duniye Spa in Hurawalhi Maldives is a good example of how the approach to wellness is changing in the Maldives and is becoming more complex than just massage and facial treatments.

Regularly throughout the year, Hurawalhi Maldives also introduces a series of wellness retreats for guests to harmonise with the healing surroundings for well-being and utilise the brilliance of the ocean and the resort’s luxury offering.

The Duniye Spa in Hurawalhi offers holistic treatments in a nurturing setting of an overwater spa, overlooking the pristine turquoise lagoon. Alongside the massages, facials and scrubs, the treatments menu offers a unique options too, such as the ‘African Pinotage Body Contour Ritual’ with the use of African Potato Balm extremely rich in oxidants, Sound Healing with the Himalayan singing bowls and Footprint Therapy which fully concentrates on your feet and stimulates blood and lymphatic flow reducing water retention. READ MORE

5 COMO Maalifushi

Luxury Hotel

The COMO Shambhala wellness philosophy is the backbone that runs through all COMO properties. With holistic wellness at its very core, COMO Maalifushi is no exception – the retreat is at the heart of the property. The resort places a big emphasis on the natural, and this comes through in everything from its approach to clean cuisine to its signature treatments and outdoor activities. With a belief that wellness starts from within, COMO has created a carefully constructed menu of healthy cuisine for its guests. Available at all COMO properties, COMO Shambhala cuisine features a mixture of raw and cooked vegetables and proteins.

Customisable to suit individual preferences, each guest can engage in two complimentary daily wellness activities, while yoga is offered at the resort’s outdoor pavilion twice daily, six days a week. When it comes to truly effective retreats, rest and relaxation are uncompromisable components. With the limitless ocean on the horizon, it’s hard not to feel a wave of calm wash over you and the overwater treatment rooms make your spa treatments very zen. The resort boasts eight private treatment pavilions, an open-air yoga pavilion, and an extensive COMO Shambhala treatment menu. Expect to lose a few kilos during your trip just by sticking to the COMO Shambhala cuisine and doing gentle yoga and exercises like swimming and snorkelling. Even the design and décor featured within the property—every element has been created with wellness in mind.  READ MORE

6 One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah

A blissful sanctuary inspired by nature, the award-winning One & Only Spa Spa by ESPA is insulated from the rest of the resort within lush manicured gardens. The Spa boasts private treatment villas nestled beneath thatched roofs and relaxation pavilions overlooking the turquoise ocean. This tranquil setting provides a heavenly space to benefit from the expertise of renowned practitioners in the fields of acupuncture, water therapy, massage, Pilates, traditional herbal medicine, yoga and personal healing. Experience the very best of the Maldives with their transformative signature spa treatments. The perfect way to feel at one with the beautiful island.

Besides, One&Only Reethi Rah offers healthy pleasures during the whole yea. These Destination Spa Retreats offer solutions to your unique wellness needs. Select from the resort's comprehensive programmes and leave yourself in the expert hands of the best therapists. In 2018 One&Only Spa introduced the Wellness Visiting Practitioner programme to provide the guests with an opportunity to be acquainted and treated to specialized fields of the industry. These practitioners are industry leaders coming from all over the world, specialising in acupuncture, pilates, traditional herbal medicine and personal healing. The visiting practitioner programme has become in demand amongst guests and in fact, many of them are returning to the resort for certain practitioners’ therapeutic experiences. READ MORE

7 Six Senses Laamu - Six Senses Integrated Wellness

Six Senses Laamu - Six Senses Integrated Wellness

Set right on the beach, Six Senses Spa Laamu in Maldives offers four uniquely designed couple's treatment nests, four secluded couple's treatment pavilions plus one Ayurvedic treatment pavilion, all within the island’s natural vegetation. Highly skilled therapists use a variety of natural products to provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature treatments, and rejuvenation and wellness specialties of the region. Spa treatment highlights are Ayurveda, Facials and Massages.Some of the best visiting practitioners offer guests personal consultations and holistic therapies including yoga and meditation to achieve a better state of mind and more fulfilling life experiences.

At Six Senses Laamu, your stay can be anything you want it to be. Six Senses Integrated Wellness brings together the latest technology and in-house expertise with personalized wellness programs and nutritional advice. The program includes: Wellness screenings and Wellness programs, from three days plus. These programs are tailored around the most common concerns and include: Sleep & Resilience, Trim & Fit, Cleanse & Detox and live to your full potential. READ MORE

8 Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - Spa Retreat

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - Spa Retreat

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of the best destination spa resort. Located 100 meters off the tip of Rangalifinolhu Island, the tucked-away Spa Retreat provides a luxurious sanctuary where every aspect of your health and wellbeing is addressed – from diet and body treatments to beauty. Combining expertise from around the world, enhance your body and soul with individual, effective spa experiences with ELEMIS that is the only professional brand to clinically trial the efficacy of its advanced facials, proven to be effective after just one treatment. The spa is complete with hair and nail salon, boutique, Vichy shower and nine couple’s treatment rooms – many with private steam, sauna and jet bath. Sitting on stilts above the gentle waves and marine life, Mandhoo Restaurant calms your senses as you dine. The menu, created to energize and nourish the body, uses organic produce – with many ingredients grown on the island. Their organic menu is arranged into the five elements, each with a specific taste, temperature, level of moisture and density, with their associated cuisines designed to affect the body, mind and spirit in different ways. Setting the precedence for luxury travel in the Maldives, each over-water spa villa has its own private double treatment room and sun deck with whirlpool. With complete separation from the rest of the resort, these villas offer blissful seclusion. READ MORE

9 Niyama Maldives

Niyama Maldives

Niyama offers more than a luxury retreat in the Maldives. Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and lavish services, Niyama presents every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience. Join to Niyama Private Islands for your personalized Wellness Journey! Get fit, relaxed and healthy with the help of our Certified Trainers that are always ready to tailor your very own wellness program according to your specific fitness goals and needs. The resort's activities are suitable for adults and teens In 2019 Niyama Private Islands Maldives has announced a year-long wellness programme with renowned specialists. READ MORE

Starting in January, Niyama Private Islands Maldives’ spa will host an assortment of experienced wellness experts over the course of the next year. The resort’s “Masters of Wellness” programme will bring back past guest experts Jade Wood and David Alessi, as well as several new specialists:

  • Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro – Specialising in traditional Chinese medicine, Loureiro used acupuncture and contemporary diagnostic techniques to help guests from January 1 to January 15, 2019.
  • Paulo Fernandes – Fernandes will split his time at the resort's Drift Spa into two parts: one from January 15 to February 15, 2019 and another from March 10 to April 30, 2019. With expertise in nutritional microscopy and naturopathy, Fernandes will help guests reach their goals of sustainable health and fitness.
  • Jade Wood – Back by popular demand, Wood will return for over a month, from October 15 to November 22, 2019. She will provide one-on-one yin yoga sessions, craniofacial massages, qigong workshops and meditation classes.
  • Dr Gopal Govindasamy – An expert in Ayurveda, wellness and nutrition, Govindasamy will be in residence from December 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020. While at Niyama's Drift Spa, he will leader yogic detoxes and offer healing massages and Chinese acupuncture sessions.
  • Dr David Alessi – In collaboration with Beverly Hills IV Therapy, Alessi will offer non-surgical cosmetic treatments and IV therapy formulations from December 20, 2019 to January 2, 2020.

10 LUX* South Ari Atoll

LUX* South Ari Atoll

At LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort you'll find a bliss sanctuary for your health and wellbeing. LUX* Me is all about a personalised approach to your wellbeing, whether it be spa, fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition or a unique combination tailored especially to your needs. At LUX* Me, the spa provides more than just pampering and offers a holistic, integrated approach to all our treatments.

Expect on the menu an authentic treatments exclusive to LUX*: Chinese therapists with their the ultimate healing spa treatments, a complete and totally relaxing treatments using pure organic essential oils and an exclusive Bali's treatment designed by the guru of organic essential oils that will relax and rejuvenate. The Balinese have a natural talent for massage; their techniques combine slow pressure movements with stretching. Yoga and meditation plays an integral role of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and forms an integral component of LUX*Me. Available in group classes, or as part of our personalised experience, you can learn how to use yoga to improve your wellbeing and flexibility. In conjunction with leading fitness group, the resort's trainers all work with functional fitness methods to optimise your own personal strengths and weaknesses. If you are interested in your health and wellbeing, LUX* has created a range of healthy menu choices offering delicious, natural and healthy food options. Each outlet offers its own wholesome vegetarian menus including a good range of vegan options. READ MORE

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