These Remote Maldives resorts Are Well Worth the Trip
Best Luxury Resorts in Maldives
Pristine white sand beaches, serene ocean views as far as the eye can see and an untouched marine life - remote yet reachable, these authentic Maldives retreats are all open for all visitors seeking a back to nature experience with the comforts of luxury, secluded yet incredibly stylish resorts.
To get from Male Airport you will need a long seaplane transfer or domestic flight speedboat ride, but once you get there, you know it was worth it. Couple all of this with the best of the best accommodation and an amenities, a gourmet food, jaw-dropping vistas, total privacy and unique activities to truly experience the spirit of the Maldives.
Here are 10 resorts located in some of the most distant corners of the Maldives that offer ultra luxury and divine pampering. Put these hotels on your post-lockdown list.
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Best Experience: Couples, Families, Water Villas, Spa, Luxury Surfing, Diving, Activity
The first and one of the only two resorts in the pristine Laamu atoll, Six Senses Laamu offers a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the ocean and Maldivian nature. At Six Senses Laamu, most of the villas and facilities are built overwater. However, beach villas and on-land dining is an option. Expect to feast at a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, a swimming pool with a sunken bar, an ice cream parlour, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.
How to Get there: From Malé Airport, it is just a 50-minute domestic flight, along the beautiful Maldivian coastline to Kadhdhoo airport. A short 25-minute boat transfer later and guests have arrived at the powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water paradise which is Six Senses Laamu. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Ultra-luxury, Families, Groups, Couples, Wellness, Surfing, Diving
A beautiful pearl in the pristine corner of the Maldives, the magnificent COMO Maalifushi is a state-of-the-art resort built for lovers of sun, wellness and scuba diving. With multi-bedroom overwater villas and suites with private pools, the 5-star resort is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where whale shark sightings are common. Slip into the blue from your water villa, explore the best coral reefs in the world or enjoy quality, first-class food at this luxury resort. READ FULL REVIEW
How to get: Maalifushi's team will meet you at the Malé International Airport (MLE) arrivals hall and be on hand for assistance. Resort guests are also welcome to use the Manta Air VIP lounge with Wi-Fi, satellite television, shower facilities, snacks and drinks. You will then be taken to the island via a 60-minute seaplane transfer.Check Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Honeymoon, Family holiday, Beaches, Spa & Health
With ideal mix of luxury and natural perfection, JA Manafaru is a total Maldives all inclusive holiday and a top choice for travellers seeking adventure, a family time or a honeymoon experiense in secluded settings. Fringed with exquisite powder beaches in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives, the chic tropical hideaway features 84 luxurious beachfront and overwater villas and bungalows, each with their own private plunge pool. Seven scenic dining destinations provide a gourmet food and world-class recreational facilities include Calm Spa, a fully equipped dive, water sports and excursion centre, plus a Marine Research Centre to conserve local ecology.
How to reach: Accessible only via a 70-minute seaplane jorney from Male International Airport, JA Manafaru is a peaceful haven situated in the northernmost atoll of Haa Alif where world-class service is delivered amidst dazzling turquoise waters, white sand beaches and lush vegetation. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Family, Diving
Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is a new luxury resort with an amazing mix of substantial villas, large private pools and cool open spaces of the 'Secret Water' Island. 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, reinvigorating destination spa and an intricate open-air bamboo bar created by Balinese artisans who did not use any human-made materials in the structure as well as luxury safari-style tented villas nestled in the islands lush interior jungle.
How to get: Transfers between the Velana International Airport in Male’ and the resort is via seaplane. A 55-minute ride over a stunning marine seascape awaits you before touching down directly at Sirru Fen Fushi. An other way to reach Fairmont Maldives is a domestic flight on Maldivian Airlines to Hanimadhoo Airport followed by a 50 minutes speedboat transfer to the resort. The resort's speedboat transfer service operates 24 hours and can accommodate early morning and late evening flights. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling, beaches, Diving
With some of the beast diving in the archipelago to be enjoyed on the island's coral reef, this award-winningly eco-friendly hotel is one not to be missed by fans of the deep blue sea. Sited in the middle of Huvadhoo Atoll, the largest and deepest atoll in the country, Hadahaa is small, round and verdant, surrounded by one of the finest, softest beachesbeaches in the country and a stunning housereef. Then nothing. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, which has won awards for its eco-friendly credentials, is rather grand architecturally but sits comfortably, and sympathetically, beneath the island's palm trees. The resort has 50 villas, 20 of which have a private pool. Rooms offer contemporary and rustic touches but are small for this price bracket. There's a good choice of restaurants, including The Dining Room, which has lovely ocean views, The Island Grill, offering regionally inspired cuisine, and The Dhoni bar, designed to resemble the upturned hull of the Maldivian fishing boat from which this stylish watering-hole takes its name
How to get: Domestic Flight transfer takes 55-105 minutes from Velana International Airport to Kooddoo Domestic Airport. From there, speedboat transfer takes 30 minutes from Kooddoo Airport to the property. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Water Villas, Service, Honeymoon, Family, House reef snorkeling, diving
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is a luxury island hideaway on the pristine 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. With some of the largest villas in the country, all 103 luxury villas and residences fall into ten categories ranging from beachfront to over-water. 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. Including Family Villas with Pool the entire resort is great for families. There is a children's menu, a children's pool and a large shallow lagoon, ideal for swimming and water sports. There is a free water park suitable for children and adults who are children at heart.
How to reach: Domestic Flight takes approximately 50 minutes from Velana Airport to Hanimadhoo International Airport + Speedboat transfer for approximately 15 minutes from Hanimadhoo International Airport to the resort. Seaplane transfer takes approximately 75 minutes from Male International Airport to Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Families, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving, Activity
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, set in the unspoiled Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, offers luxurious accommodation, superb dining options and friendly staff in picturesque surroundings. The private island of Konotta is located 340 kilometres to the south of capital Male, and is conveniently accessible via a 55-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private yacht. The award-winning Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers guests the largest average villa sizes in the Maldives. Comprising 29 Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, two Lagoon Pool Villas and the three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa, the resort offers a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury. Captivate your senses with innovative dining concepts, the Navasana Spa, and high-end facilities. In between your diving lesson and massage, indulge in sumptuous Maldivian cuisine or a glass of white Burgundy in one of the resort’s restaurants or the comfort of your villa. As the sun sets, sample Japanese single malts at the Teppan bar while drinking in endless ocean views.
TRANSFER DETAILS: The property is only accessible by domestic flight takes 55-minutes from Male International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport (KDM) then a 30-minute speedboat sea transfer to Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Family holiday, Over-Water Villas, gourmet food, Spa, All Inclusive
Ayada Maldives is a luxury resort located amid a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in southern Maldives. Remotely located 30 km from the equator, Ayada is the first Turkish themed resort in the Maldives that offers 122 spacious villas and suites, with private pools, butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing. Food lovers can explore the eight restaurants, while those seeking complete relaxation will find their haven in the large spa which boasts a Turkish Hammam and eight private treatment villas. The main goal of the company is high-quality vacation, beautiful nature, amazing design and exceptional service, and we are absolutely sure that Ayada is on the right way.
How to get there: Shared Domestic Flight transfer takes 50 minutes from Male International Airport. Followed by the speedboat journey at approximately 45 minutes. Guests must send arrival and departure flight details directly to the property at least 120 hours prior to arrival. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Families, Water Villas, Spa, Wellness
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is set on the stunning island of Vagaru, Shaviyani Atoll. Just an hour from Malé airport by seaplane the crescent-shaped Island offers an unrivaled luxury in the stunning environment, a bright, modern 60 villas are some of the largest in the archipelago, each one featuring a private pool and a gourmet cuisine stretches from classic Asian gastronomy – Thai, Japanese, Indian – to wood-fired Italian across seven restaurants. An ideal geataway for couples and families alike, this 5-star resort also features a Spa by JW, a wellness boutique, an overwater gym, dive center and an open-air yoga pavilion.
How to get: Upon arrival in Malé, guests will be greeted by a resort host once you clear customs and exit the building. Guests will then take a 50-minute seaplane flight to Vagaru. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Adults Only, Water Villas, Diving
You & Me by Cocoon Maldives is the brand newest luxury, “adults only” resort for honeymooners and couples, opened on March 2019. Set on a private island in Raa Atoll of the northern Maldives, You & Me by Cocoon offering a secluded, romantic hideaway in luxurious, “rustic-chic” style surroundings. With the spacious 109 Villas - 99 are over water and 10 are on the beach, six dining options provide world class cuisine in stunning settings, the over-water Orchid Spa, the large swimming pool and water sports centre, the resort offers one of the hottest go-to spots for honeymooners. The resort's solely a la carte culinary spots embody the romantic essence of the island and guests can dine at any four of You & Me’s restaurants including Six-metres underwater, almost half a kilometre away from the pearly shores of the island is H2O, the world’s best underwater restaurant, conceived by world-renowned designer Daniele Lago.
How to get: You & Me Maldives is located approximately 45 minutes by seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. Seaplane transfers will be arranged by the resort. Also you can take domestic flight followed speed boat transfer (applicable for night time arrival/departures only). It's approximately 30 minutes by Domestic Flight + 20 minutes by Speedboat (from Velana International Airport to Ifuru Airport). Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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