With so much on offer and a deep desire to visit the island haven, it might get a little difficult to choose the right resort for a Maldives holiday package, because almost all offer extraordinary Maldivian magic.
However, we present you with the top 4 best resorts in the Maldives to choose from and make the best of your stay in this tropical paradise.
Soneva Fushi Resort
It is located on Kunfunadhoo Island at Baa Atoll in the Maldives. This one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives started as a local resort, which later graduated to an international chain of hotels and spas. The high point of the resort is that it keeps innovating to better the amenities and services to offer absolute rejuvenation and relaxation to the guests.
Baa Atoll in the Maldives is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and it houses this private island whose dense foliage is home to spacious luxury villas at Soneva Fushi. A 30-minute seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport takes you to this eco-friendly resort. All villas and rooms at the resort are kept extraordinarily and have direct access to the beach. Signature bathrooms in a large private bathroom with outdoor shower areas and separate bathtubs are unbelievable. Couples can explore the island on complimentary bicycles, visit the open air Cinema Paradiso, count Saturn’s rings in the high-tech observatory, relish the delicacies in the homemade chocolate and ice-cream rooms, choose from 500 varieties of wine at the resort and eat at a mix of casual and fine-dining restaurants. Not only this, but you can also learn the art of glass blowing at the Maldives’ only glass studio, discover the waters with complimentary non-motorized water sports, and sail aboard Soneva’s luxury two-bedroom yacht, Soneva in Aqua. For honeymooners and romantic couples, spending a private and remote evening and overnight at the Sandbank will be a unique experience under the stars.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa
A remote island, Villingili, houses one of the best resorts in the Maldives, which is surrounded by lush vegetation and 3 lakes. The Shangri-las are famous for building villas in the trees and around them too, instead of cutting them. Thus, staying in one of these with a Maldives holiday package is a magical experience altogether. This unconventional luxury resort also offers yacht cruise across the equator. The property offers luxurious villas in Maldive's Addu Atoll with free WiFi access throughout the property including all rooms. Boasting a white sandy beach, it has an infinity pool, a spa and a 9-hole golf course, which is the only one of its kind in the Maldives. Placed lavishly amidst tropical greenery, this ultramodern resort creates a perfect harmony with nature. The air-conditioned villas are equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen TV, Bose DVD player and an iPod with a docking station. Extras include an espresso machine, dental kit and slippers. The specially made over-water villas also offer a private pool. You can reach the resort in a 70-minute flight from Malé International Airport and a 5-minute boat ride from Gan Airport at Addu Atoll.
Explore the neighbouring islands, work out at the fitness centre, practice yoga or enjoy a scenic jog on the marked trails, indulge in water activities include kayaking, scuba diving and cruising on a luxury yacht or soothing spa treatments are offered at CHI - The Spa. The recreation options at this island resort are endless.
If you are a food connoisseur, you get a range of culinary specialities from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf at Dr. Ali's. Jaavu offers al fresco dining around the clock, with dishes from around the world. At Fashala Lounge you get Mediterranean-inspired recipes with local produce from the neighbouring farms and fresh seafood.
Six Senses Laamu
Blending well with nature, Six Senses does not disturb Laamu Atoll’s vibes at all. Located on Olhuveli Island, you can reach the resort in a 35-minute inter-island domestic flight from Malé International Airport to Kadhdhoo, followed by a short speedboat ride. It is the only resort at this atoll, situated 150 kms from the equator. Rustic villas are a treat to live in, with glass see-through tables that help you connect with the ocean. This peaceful resort offers Ayurvedic spa treatments, diving centre and Mediterranean cuisine. The surroundings comprise clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. The villas come with a 37-inch flat-screen TV and Bose entertainment system. Rooms offer free WiFi. Beautifully designed, air-conditioned villas feature an outdoor bathroom with rain shower where guests can shower under the stars. Private day beds and sun loungers let the guests enjoy the Maldivian sun from the comfort of the villas. Rooms offer electric kettle, slippers and dental kit. For food lovers, LEAF restaurant and lounge serves modern Mediterranean dishes prepared with fresh organic ingredients. For people who love while premium wine and cheese, they can head to Altitude Wine Cellar. Other dining options include international cuisine at Longitude, pizza at Sip Sip, ice cream at Ice and drinks at the Chill Bar.
Talking about the best spa resorts in the Maldives, this one too is known for its attention to detail. Its youthful, contemporary design is attractive to anybody, who appreciates modern style. Unique underground nightcluband two-cabin yacht cruises are the unique offerings of the resort, which is above the best reefs in the whole Maldives.The resort is located on a private island within the North Ari Atoll, which is a 1.5-hour speedboat ride or a 25-minute seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport. A private W Lounge is available at Malé International Airport. Your Maldives holiday package to this place offers spacious villas with direct beach access, reef or ocean access and come with a private plunge pool. They are fitted with a 42-inch plasma TV, a BOSE CD and DVD player. Comforts include W's signature bedding, outdoor daybeds, a tea/coffee maker and mini-bar. The private bathroom comes with a rain shower, toiletries and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is accessible in the rooms.The hotel features a diving centre, fitness centre and outdoor infinity pool. Relaxation can be found at AWAY® Spa, which has a menu of massage, Ayurvedic and facial treatments. Guests can also enjoy activities ranging from water sports, yoga and aqua aerobics. If you book a Maldives holiday package with this resort, you can enjoy the inviting blue waters, beautiful reefs and white sands of the Maldives. The place offers a tranquil escape to the peace-lovers.For food lovers, you have The Kitchen, bar lounge and restaurant that serves an international menu. Barbecued food can be found at The Fire. W Maldives speciality restaurant, FISH set above the Indian Ocean serves seafood. Cocktails and assorted beverages are featured at SIP.