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July, 2022

With sunny weather and clear water the Maldives is amongst the most sought after beach destinations by celebrity travellers, including Bollywood celebrities and Indian TV stars. B-town stars tempting us to follow suit by keeping fans updated with fun pictures and videos, and you don’t have to be an A-lister to stay at these luxury resorts.

With Maldives appeal is well established, we thought that it would be a fun thing to fill you in on the many Indian celebs that have chosen these exotic islands for their honeymoons and holidays. Out of the many Maldives resorts available in the dream getaway, get inspired by these 10 resorts where the Indian rich & famous have stayed.

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Kandima Maldives

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Best Experience for:   Families, Couples, Activities, Beach, Nightlife, Value

Who stayed here:  Mohammad Shami, Shefali Jariwala, Aamna Sharif and Sara Khan, Arti Singh, Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover, Stebin Ben, Elli AvrRam, Erica Fernandez,  Farah Khan, Siddharth Gupta, Adaa Khan

Kandima is a "new look" of the Maldives combining wild parties in the beach club, extensive dining options and even a chance to see the dolphin from the bathroom. It's about genuine hospitality with a human face and clever solutions that use the latest innovations, not to mention the playful spirit of a private island. The four-star plus Maldivian resort aimed at sports-loving, party-going groups as well as couples and active families, and has a range of accommodation options, from affordable studios to luxury pool villas.

Located on a lush tropical island in Dhaalu Atoll is just a 30-minute flight from Velana International Airport, Kandima offers a choice of 266 stylishly designed studios and villas, with 11 different categories to choose from. The resort has first class facilities, boasting the largest pool in the Maldives, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio and a spa Read Full Review

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Heritance Aarah - Premium All Inclusive

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Best Experience for:  Couples, families, gourmet dining, beach, diving

Who stayed here:  Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover, Mouni Roy, Masaba Gupta, Tara Sutaria

Offering the perfect combination of exclusivity and comfort, Heritance Aarah is all about exclusive luxury with a touch of Maldives' traditions. One of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives, the main attractions of Aarah are beautiful white beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and a hipnotic marine life on a house reef. Heritance Aarah is al about full privacy and an ideal tropical beach experience on a paradise island. For guests seeking a haven for pure relaxation or an active holiday retreat with the whole family, Heritance Aarah promises to offer endless choices with a unique Premium All-Inclusive holiday plan (download plan) and some of the largest beach villas in the Maldives.

Accessible by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, Heritance Aarah offers 157 villas and suites separated by tropical vegetation for privacy, and designed and built with a fusion of indigenous Maldivian and modern architecture.From evocative flavours that will have your taste buds in raptures of delight to gourmet creations that combine authentic local ingredients, the resort's restaurants offer something truly distinctive, start from France and Italy to the Middle East, Sri Lanka, India, Turkey, Mexico and Japan – and three bars including space exclusively for Ocean Suite guests, a poolside bar and an open-air rooftop venue.. Be it intimate fine dining to candlelit dinners on the beach, each experience embodies a culinary journey of discovery. Read Full Review

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Reethi Faru, Bio Luxury Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Best Experience for:  Couples, House Reef Snorkeling, Activities, Beaches

Who stayed here:  Aishwarya Rajesh, Kajal Aggarwal, Esha Gupta, Saiyami Kher

With an amazing house reef, Reethi Faru is a 5-star resort in Raa Atoll. Stunning beach, palm trees and natural tropical vegetation form this paradise island of Filaidhoo. Meaning in Dhivehi "Beautiful Reef", Reethi Faru fully justifies its name and boasts a vibrant house reef not far from the shore. With excellent accommodation, both on the beach and over the water, with five restaurants to choose from, a spa, a wide selection of water sports, including diving and snorkeling. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Reethi Faru Resort is the perfect holiday escape for couples or for families or friends traveling together with an excellent value for money. The resort has 150 spacious villas, all with a traditional design that blends well with the environment. Read Full Review

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Soneva Fushi

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Who stayed here:  Katrina Kaif, Naomi Harris, Jodie Kidd, Nicole Scherzinger, Madonna, Sir Paul McCartney, Liv Tyler, The Beckhams, Rita Ora, Guy Ritchie, Jenna Coleman, Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas, Millie Bobby Brown, Salma Hayek, Tiger Shrof, Milind Soman, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor-Ali Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Alaya F, Mouni Roy, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput, Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap

An award winning resort Soneva Fushi is one of the most luxurious villa resorts in the Maldives – and that’s saying something. Awarded with white sandy beaches of a private island in Maldives, the Soneva Fushi's eco-chic villas are the material of the romantic fantasies of Robinson Crusoe. Drop your shoes and worries: with an luxury spa, hypnotic house reef and high quality butler services, you will not need anything on this laid-back playground of a beautiful uninhabited island. A total of 65 apartments and villas were implanted in the heart of lush vegetation to ensure maximum privacy for each ones, and most importantly, that it was not visible from the sea. 8 categories of rooms, each trying to outdo the elegance of a neighbor, start with a simple Rehendi from 182 m2 to a huge Jungle Reserve villa of 720 m2, passing by Crusoe villas, apartments or even a villa Soneva Fushi.

The island itself is explored exclusively by bicycle, golf cart and on foot, thanks to the resort's novel 'No News, No Shoes' policy. In-villa pools overlook the sea, footsteps from a stretch of secluded beach, which gives guests the opportunity to cool off away from prying eyes.That's perhaps why Soneva has become the A-listers' little secret to a completely undisturbed castaway experience. Read Full Review

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The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Best Experience:  Water Villas, Couples, Family, Beaches, House Reef snorkelling, Diving

Who stayed here:  Surbhi Jyoti, Shilpa Ganatra, Aparna Dixit, Srishty Rode, Rithvik Dhanjani

Traditionally seen as a couple’s destination, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life, perfect for a romantic escape or a getaway with everyone you know. The Standard has taken a fresh approach to its island retreat, offering relaxation, social activities and vibrant cultural experiences that welcome not only couples but groups of friends and singles looking to reset and recharge in paradise. Bespoke and signature dining choices, a contemporary Spa, and an overwater tapas and sunset club with a transparent dance floor combine with a myriad water sports experiences to create a truly unique, forward-thinking resort. Regardless of whether you travel a romantic duet, alone or with a family, you will find here an experience that suits your needs. With the emphasis on an activity-driven atmosphere, the resort’s tagline ‘Social by Nature’ reflects an easy-going travellers’ finesse against the backdrop of a healthy house reef and a significantly large lagoon. Read Full Review

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OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

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Who stayed here:   Allu Arjun, Shah Rukh Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Tennis star Andy Murray, Indian actor Shabir Ahluwalia

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort is a beautiful island ideal for couples and families looking for hassle-free holiday experience in the Maldives. Expansive white beaches and turquoise waters are just 20 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, with a 24-hour butler service, private pools in each villa and spacious rooms, OZEN Reserve is truly a luxe escape. Surrounded by a gorgeous natural reef and turquoise waters, the private island resort exudes elegance, style, and timeless sophistication. From fabulous overwater villas with slides to exotic fine dining and ice skating by the beach, every experience is meticulously crafted to indulge you with an unforgettable getaway.

The RESERVE™ Plan is generously curated to encompass every element of an ultra-luxe tropical holiday. Every element of your holiday is taken care of from the moment you step onto Bolifushi island. Epicurean delights, premium liquor and wine, watersports, snorkelling, sports and recreation, wellness activities, entertainment, spa rituals, and bespoke services – everything you desire is already included with your exceptional villas and RESERVE stays. Read Full Review

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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Who stayed here:   Kiara Advani, Hina Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotr, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roger Federer, Fernando Torres,  Ronan & Storm Keating, Robin Thicke

Situated within the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers an idyllic retreat with 80 spacious private pool sanctuaries and ultra-luxe residences poised over water or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach. The resort homes many magnificent attractions including the world’s first oceanic underwater restaurant and wine cellar, first over water dome stargazing observatory in the Maldives, and the most stunning house reef. The resort introduced its newly transformed collection of two-, three-, and four-bedroom pool residences in 2021 – the Kihavah Collection, and recently launched the Best of Maldives experience package encapsulating the greatest Maldivian adventures including snorkelling with Manta rays, experiencing the best underwater dining, and staying in the most sough-after luxury pool villas. Read Full Review

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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Best Experience:  Families, Activities, Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

Who stayed here:   Helly Shah, Tanya & Kritika Sharma, Surbhi Chandna, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Vinny Arora

The resort is a part of Emboodhoo Lagoon, the country's first integrated resort destination – which means you can walk to nearby entertainment, dining and shopping at The Marina @ CROSSROADS. The iconic brand of Hard Rock offers an all-access pass to diving opportunities, a soothing Body Rock spa and a stretch of soft beach. Vivid colours help the exotic surrounds flow inside modern interiors (complete with the ever-present memorabilia). Some rooms can be found inside bright white cubes on the beach while other villas jut out over the sea and offer direct access to the lagoon.

Traveling to the Maldives with kids is easy with Hard Rock’s Roxity Kids’ Club® and Teen Spirit®. Kids will love hanging with the coolest crew around, the Roxtars—colorful, music-inspired characters that will keep them entertained so you can shop, eat, sleep, or relax. Kids get an all-access pass to pre-designed, 1 or 2-hour jam sessions. Parents can send their kids to one or all jam sessions for the day. Read Full Review

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Soneva Jani

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Best Experience for:   Overwater Villas, family, couples, spa, the most exclusive Resort of Maldives

Who spotted here:   Rita Ora, Sophie Choudry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin, Dakota Johnson, Billie Faiers и Greg Shepherd, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Alaya F, Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar, Alanna Panday

Soneva Jani is like someone with personal magnetism, someone who knows themself, knows the world and greets it with a big, welcoming smile. This resort doesn't just have character, it has charisma. The perfect combination of luxury and nature, Soneva Jani offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Inspired by the word, which means wisdom in sanskrit, Soneva Jani is Medufaru island, which is part of an uninhabited cluster of five islands in the Nunu atoll. The most exclusive luxury hotel in Maldives and the most prestigious for many hotel brand in the world is surrounded by pristine beaches covered with lush tropical greenery and a turquoise lagoon with crystal clear water and unbeatable views of the 360 ​​° Indian Ocean. Today, Soneva Jani has 24 water villas and one beach villa, although at a later stage it is planned to build additional beach villas. Read Full Review

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Velassaru Maldives

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Best Experience:   Water Villas, Dining, Honeymoon, Spa

Who stayed here:   Hina Khan, Rohit Roy

Offers luxurious beachfront and over-water accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views, Velassaru Maldives was reborn as a lovely 5-star resort for couples and families. It was beautifully redesigned and now stands next to all but a very few best resorts in the Maldives. What is immediately noticeable is the level of staff training. Quite suddenly, Velassaru began to stand out for its excellent service, in a place that seems quite quiet and well organized. All right - today the resort is a part of the prestigious chain of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). It is also awarded one of the most impressive infinity pools that you have ever seen in the Maldives. 129 rooms are equipped with exceptional amenities and of course there is a large public beach with a house reef, overwater spa, diving school, water sports center, and five restaurants and two bars - everything in 25 minutes by speedboat from Male Airport.  Read Full Review

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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

Who stayed here:  Amyra Dastur, Ananya Panday, Rakul Preet Singh

LUX Resorts & Hotels has introduced new developments for LUX * South Ari Atoll after its reopening in late 2016. Cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane transfer away from Malé Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives. With 187 private villas dotted at the water’s edge along four kilometres of powder fine beach or perched on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon, these spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives. Excellent eating and drinking is always a cut above the rest at LUX*, and at LUX* South Ari Atoll, there is authentic South East Asian street food in the Maldives’ only over-the-water gourmet night market and world-class Chinese cuisine at East, along with the Japanese restaurant Umami, which offers live teppanyaki and dazzling selection of sakés. While the resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa. Read Full Review

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