Top 10 Best Maldives Luxury Hotels 2023
Most Fabulous 5* Star Resorts in Maldives
Updated September, 2023
The best luxury hotels in Maldives let you enjoy more than the planet’s most exclusive holiday destination has to offer. The islands is home to some of the world's most luxurious resorts. If something has the right to be called a paradise, then it should be the Maldives, just imagine the islets of white sand with tropical palm trees, stretched like pearl necklaces to dreamy atolls drifting in the turquoise ocean. Even better, imagine these islands with some of the best luxury hotels in the world.
The best hotels in Maldives are idyllic retreats for affluent travellers, offering world-class accommodation, fine dining options, luxurious facilities, and impeccable services for a fulfilling tropical holiday. Maldives’ most popular hotels are spread across the massive island, where travelling families, scuba divers, celebrities, honeymooners, and couples can enjoy their stay in a fashionable and exclusive location.
We can not say that we will give the right answer for everyone, but frequent visitors to maldives-magazine.com should already have the meaning of what we offer. Here is a list of 20 top best luxury hotels in Maldives 2023.
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- Nova Maldives: 52% off on all meal plans and room types.
- Cora Cora Maldives - 40% OFF, in Premium Inclusions & flexibility
- Hideaway Beach Resort - BOOK DIRECT – 25% OFF
- Anantara Maldives - UP to 35% OFF, Anantara’s special offers
- OZEN COLLECTION - Save 25% on Luxury All Inclusive Plan
- Crown & Champa Resorts Special offers: Up to 30% OFF for stays from now into 2024
- Constance Maldives - UP to 45% OFF, for stays until 29th Sep 2023
- Baros Maldives: 41% off - Special Offer with airport transfers, HB included
- Milaidhoo Island, Baa atoll - 41% OFF (B&B)
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Best Experience for: All lnclusive, couples, families, group, activities
Siyam World is the brand-new, luxury all-inclusive resort by Sun Siyam Resorts.Offering an unique 24-hour WOW! Inclusive Plan, Siyam World promises you an all-encompassing, hassle-free holiday experience with no fewer than a dozen restaurants and bars, with an ever-expanding A-to-Z of WOW! experiences – including the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park. Designed for fun-loving, open-minded couples, romance seekers, families or larger groups of friends, with the freedom to roam, socialise and engage in an island community the resort boasts an enticing variety of 21 accommodation categories of one-to-six bedroom villas and show-stopping residences - The Beach House Collection. Sliding into the lagoon is more fun - Water Villas feature your own private pool and comes with a fun slide. With a breath-taking wonders, Siyam World is surrounded by a 1.5 km house reef that is teaming with wildlife and a diverse array of aquatic life. A seaplane jorney from Male takes 45 minutes. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Ultimate Luxury, Over Water Villas, Privacy and Tranquillity, spa, Wildlife, swimming with mantas
Nestled 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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Groups, Beaches, Activities, Nightlife
Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu was born out of a desire to bring a fresh wave to the uninhabited island experience. One of the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts, Finolhu is new barefoot chic experience with the self-styled island playground. Here you can unwind in sublime comfort, with the pristine beauty of secluded Maldivian paradise perfectly complemented by ultra-luxurious modernity. The island boasts the longest (1.8 km) sandbank of all the famous Maldivian resort islands - expect to spend a lot of time explorering it. A long beach should not disappoint you either; beach club with retro cinema and old-school arcade; spa with fitness centre and beach gym; tennis courts; watersports; four restaurants; house reef snorkeling. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Honeymoon, Beach, Spa, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving
Baros is a perfect getaway located in the North Malé Atoll only a 25-minute by speedboat from Malé Airport. With a variety of villas to choose from, these very stylish settings make this the ideal island retreat for couples young and old. Located on a beautiful private island with a crystal clear coral lagoon, Baros is a 5 * star boutique hotel in the Maldives that will surpass all of your highest fantasies of the "dream island". Surrounded by clean, warm waters and snow-white sands, with groves of coconut palms and fragrant flowers, this cozy resort landscape is really worthy of fainting. The team is serene modern rooms (including water villas), fine dining, a fantastic spa, a large swimming pool and water entertainment from a luxury yacht to diving and yoga. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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...Check Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Value, Diving, Dining, Whale Shark Watching, weddings, All Inclusive
If you’ve fantasized about living a–lavish–Robinson Crusoe life on a faraway tropical island, you’re in the right place. 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. Here, you will ride your bicycle along the jetty, swim alongside whale sharks, hang out in your bungalow on stilts, dine at any of the eight restaurants, dance the night away, partake in marine conservation. The luxe resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa. Whatever it is you love, you’ll find it here at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Luxury All Inclusive, Couples and Family, Wellnes, Activities
The OZEN COLLECTION runs two luxury all inclusive resorts in Maldives: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO and OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI. The collection of resorts is among the best hotels in the island nation offering an escape with all-encompassing stay and heartfelt, personalised hospitalit into pristine Indian Ocean destinations with refined elegance.
Bliss out on The RESERVE™ Plan or The INDULGENCE™ Plan – a uniquely exclusive holiday plans that encompasses exotic dine-around options, premium beverages including champagne and fine wine, one fine dining experience at M6m – an underwater specialty restaurant, snorkeling and watersports, exciting activities, and more!Check Availability and Prices
Best Experience: honeymoon, beach, diving, swimming with mantas
Intimate and stylish, at Milaidhoo it’s about enjoying the natural environment in understated luxury. Tucked in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, surrounded by powdery white sands and nestled beside a colourful coral reef, Milaidhoo Maldives is a luxurious natural wonder. Envisage upscale delights with a ‘Reinvented Luxury’ twist, where guests will experience an indulgent escape in the Maldives’s most unique getaway. Committed to offering a unique and authentic Maldivian experience, this new child in the best Baa Atoll hotels collection that making waves with its refreshing contemporary twist on classic Maldivian style. Created for couples and romance only, Milaidhoo welcomes children above the age of 9 years only. What's more, it is only 30 minutes by seaplane from Male or a 15 minute domestic flight followed by a short speedboat ride. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for Couples, groups, House Reef Snorkeling, All Inclusive
Nova is all about a fun, progressive, inclusive community formed by couples and groups of friends. Animators create a happening and communal atmosphere through activities and many live entertainment sessions. 76 land and ocean view Villas with private terraces, cosy furnishings and all the amenities you would require. There are multiple room types to choose from, including inter-connecting Beach Villas for families or groups of friends travelling together. From relaxing spa treatments to high tempo diving adventures, Nova offers a variety of activities for you to select from. Nova features a fantastic gym and outdoor training area, group fitness classes, and our spa focuses on treatments based on organic products.
A modern All-Inclusive Club Style Community Concept = a modern, value/experience for money, no fuss, no worry, “soft luxury” island destination that is specifically designed around the needs of the millennial traveller READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Families, Groups, Swimming with Mantas, Activities
Nestled in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vakkaru Maldives is a timeless sanctuary intuitively designed for guests seeking unassuming luxury and cherishable experiences. For the third consecutive year, its outstanding location, luxurious accommodation, firstclass facilities and exceptional service wins global recognition at thу World Travel Awards A scenic 30- minute seaplane journey from Male International Airport takes you to this secluded reef island blessed with timeless ocean views, powder-soft white sand beaches, unique deep blue holes and spectacular marine biodiversity. The 113 beautifully-appointed Over Water and Beach Villas are elegantly designed to respect the surrounding tropical nature and Maldivian charms. Additionally, indulgent dining choices, a world-class wine cellar – home to a curated selection of fine vintage and non-vintage offerings from Old to New World as well as curated leisure activities and amenities create enriched experiences for everyone. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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
Hurawalhi Island Resort is ecologically innovative, a new 5*-star adults-only resort, the world's largest underwater restaurant, tropical champagne pavilion, stylish villas and with no other resorts in the neighborhood as far as the eye can see. The five-star resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from Male, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. As for romantic moments there is an ocean of delights to take in at Hurawalhi: dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, snuggling up with your darling under a blanket or sparkling stars on the iconic Dream Island sandbank, falling in love with the plethora of marine life on the island’s doorstep – in fact, one visit to the resort is hardly enough to experience it all. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: adults only, underwater restaurant, diving, activities, spa
Opened on March 2022, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is a new adults-only resort under Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ COLOURS OF OBLU brand. Nestled in Malé Atoll just a 15-minutes speedboat ride from Velana International airport Lobigili translates from Dhivehi as ‘Island of Love.’ With 68 vibrant chic beach and overwater villas, all assuring gorgeous views of the incandescent turquoise-blue lagoon, the private island is ideal for a chilled-out couples getaway without kids.
With the resort’s exclusive Lobi Plan guests can immerse in a blissfully carefree stay. This generous plan includes specialty fine-dining, unlimited beverages, spa services, Indian Ocean excursions, a selection of non-motorised watersports as well as a fully stocked minibar replenished daily. Adding to the indulgence is the Only Blu Underwater Restaurant. The unique, multi-sensory culinary journey features gourmet cuisine with champagne set against a colourful backdrop of marine life. Read moreCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Water Villas, for Couples, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Mantas Watching
If the idea to stay on the Maldives in a Thai-style hotel raises your eyebrows, think about what it gives you. The warm hospitality of Thailand in an unprecedented luxury setting: two of the best aspects of an Asian luxury trip in one magnificent package. 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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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 features 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 are also featured within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Family, Beach, Diving, Spa, swimming with whale sharks
With one of the longest water villa jetties, luxurious facilities for families and 5-star diving, Constance Halaveli has everything you would expect from a luxury resort in the Maldives. With a shape of a curved dhoni (a traditional Maldivian boat), where white sandy beaches in combination with turquoise water, perfectly contrast with the emerald of green vegetation, the resort elegantly drifts in North Ari Atoll. The beauty of Constance Halaveli is matched by the exceptional hospitality renowned of the Constance brand. For a luxury family escape, Constance Halaveli is one of the best. Some of the excellent facilities on offer here include the Spa, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a fully equipped gym, a tennis court, main swimming pool, 2 boutiques and Dive Centre (5* PADI). The hotel caters for families as much as honeymooners with some of the world's best diving, watersports, a tennis court and kids' club. It's your own dream, almost at full power Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Family, All Inclusive, Activities, for Couples, Value
Every year, Meeru Island Resort is possible satisfies more people than any other hotel. With 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas, the Meeru Island Resort is one of the Maldives' largest 4-star resorts, and it has more overwater rooms than any other resort in the Maldives. The island is always full and after people have visited here, very often they come back again and again. The island is attractive for all ages: families have their own corner of the island, and couples have their own, hence there are two separate swimming pools, two buffet restaurants, and 2 spas. Most of the guests sit on all inclusive, so bars are always alive - especially 24-hour. During the day, there is plenty to do and see, including a diving school with PADI multi-language courses, a range of water sports, excursions, and even a golf course. House reef snorkeling requires a boat trip, although many are happy to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Two Pristine Islands perfect for Families & Couples, Luxury Surfing, Activities, Underwater night club
Niyama Private Islands Maldives goes beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and personalised service; by presenting every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience. Set on two pristine islands Chill and Play on Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives, Niyama Private Islands Maldives brings novelty to one of the most stunning settings in the world. Dining at sea, underwater, deep in the jungle or in the treetops. Submitting to spa journeys over water or in a garden. Adrenaline-fuelled adventures are interspersed with quiet moments of perfection on long stretches of powdery beach. Endless breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, boat trips, diving and water sports are additional benefits of this a luxury 5 * Indian Ocean resort. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Honeymoon, Family vaction, House reef snorkeling, diving
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa - the perfect island retreat in the Maldives, is located in the northern Haa Alifu Atoll. An exclusive all-suite Maldives resort for those who demand genuine luxury and the utmost in privacy. Set on a crescent-shaped private island, this incredible resort offers a choice of private villas or private villas with pools for its guests to unwind and enjoy a home away from home. Beachside or over the water villas and the associated privacy levels offered are the hallmark of this award winning destination, which boasts some of the largest beachfront villas in the Maldives.
Gourmands, Foodies and food lovers alike can indulge in an award winning culinary experience. Wellbeing is a core part of the Hideaway experience, with the divine Hideaway Spa offering a range of treatments for rejuvenation and relaxation. The abundance of fish life around this Maldives resort is second to none, making it a prime location for snorkelling and scuba diving. The perfect Maldives retreat, Hideaway offers the utmost in romance and is one of the preferred destinations for those celebrating their honeymoon. Families are very welcome at Hideaway, with an extensive Kids Club available to help keep young travellers entertained during their stay. READ FULL REVIEW
Best Experience: Honeymoon, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving
World’s fourth Top hotel 2021 Kandolhu Maldives guarantees even more than just your dreams of an unforgettable honeymoon in the Maldives. ‘Best of the Best’, Soaked in romance, with an incredible house reef snorkeling, couples are bound to fall in love with this cozy island. Kandolhu features just 30 villas that perfectly combine natural elements of the Maldives with modern architecture and creature-comforts, in creating an experience so memorable that it will stay with you forever. An additional draw is clean and soft sandy beaches, all around a small round island whose shape in Maldivian standards is a rarity.Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: An ultra Luxury, Couples, Families, Diving, Spa
Jumeirah Maldives is an all-villa luxury island resort surrounded by turquoise waters of the North Male Atoll, easily reachable by speedboat or seaplane from Male Airport. This intimate resort is ripe with eye-catching architecture and ocean-inspired interiors. Its idyllic location offers privacy for romantic getaways, a blissful island retreat for friends and family and experiences to suit the more active traveller.
A visual banquet of nautical shapes and colors, each of the 67 two-story residences is located either on the beach or above the water, whose guests will enjoy a minimum living area of 350 m2. Whether set on the beach or stilted over the crystal blue lagoon, every penthouse villa takes indoor-outdoor living to a new level of breezy sophistication. Whether you’re looking for personal enrichment, a romantic interlude, total privacy or the chance to pamper yourself in stunning surroundings to create unique moments Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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