Resorts & Villas island resorts Maldives

Top 10 Island Resorts In The Maldives

Catherine
Published Oct 24, 2018

If you desire a one-of-a-kind tropical haven, then the Maldives is superb in every sense. A nation comprised of 26 inspiring ring-shaped atolls in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is unrivaled in its ample luxury, brilliant white-sand beaches, and mesmerizing underwater world, filled with coral reef and unparalleled sealife.

Home to some of the top beaches in the world, the Maldives is the go-to place when an island paradise is on your travel agenda. Surrounded by so much tropical beauty, it’s no wonder the Maldives offers a dizzying array of island resorts. Luckily, we narrowed down the 10 best. Read on to see a list of these amazing island retreats, courtesy of Booking.com!

1. Milaidhoo Island Maldives (from USD 1200)

True bliss is what you’ll experience at the Milaidhoo Island Maldives. Encircled by a beautiful coral reef, the Milaidhoo Island Maldives offers a top-notch spot for an island retreat. Just a one-minute stroll to the beach, this boutique luxury resort provides spacious air-conditioned villas, complete with handmade furnishings and Maldivian-inspired decor. Every villa has an individual freshwater pool on the lovely sundeck and folding doors open to expose half the room to the sun and surf.

This resort offers a host of water recreation opportunities and you can enjoy pampering at the rejuvenating spa. There’s also yoga and meditation sessions in the incredible open-air pavilion.

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2. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa (from USD 147)

A top seller in the area, the Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is located in the exotic Raa Atoll area of the Maldives. Rooms offer rich and comfortable decor. The dining establishments at the Furaveri Island Resort & Spa afford expansive panoramic views of the pleasant beach, pretty lagoon, and beautiful nearby islands.

If you’re traveling with children, this accommodation is very family-friendly. There’s a spacious and air-conditioned kid’s club, equipped with a sand-filled playground, toys, slides, and more. Snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing are just a few of the fun adult diversions.

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3. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa (from USD 246)

Tucked away in a private section of beach, the Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is lush and divine. Rooms offer cool air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and select rooms provide nice views of the sea or garden area. Choice activities include tennis, a well-equipped fitness center, and fishing. The area is particularly popular for snorkeling. The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, on-site babysitting services, an invigorating spa, a hair salon, and a charming gift shop.

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4. Hurawalhi Island Resort (from USD 731)

Every guest is provided a comfy bathrobe and slippers at the Hurawalhi Island Resort. However, the huge draw at here is the spectacular “5.8 Undersea Restaurant”, the world’s largest all-glass underwater eatery. Dining on world-class cuisine with colorful marine life as a backdrop, will leave you awestruck. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, snorkeling and windsurfing are popular in the area. Tennis courts, a sparkling swimming pool, and a first-rate fitness center are also on the premises. A great golf course is within 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) of this property.

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5. Makunudu Island (from 316)

Boasting classic Maldivian-style bungalows with an incredible open-air oasis-like bathroom, Makunudu Island dazzles. High ceilings, lots of natural light, and stunning decor, Makunudu Island’s accommodations could put a smile on the face of the grumpiest of travelers. Bask in the tropical climate, playing badminton and volleyball. For water recreation, there’s waterskiing, windsurfing, and diving.

There are even scuba classes and exciting trips to fishing villages and nearby islands. Luxuries include an exotic breakfast on the beach and bungalows are fitted with a mini bar, coffee and tea prep stations, and a large, cushy bed.

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6. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa (from USD 494)

Only moments from the beach, guests rave about the Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available and rooms boast high ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and stylish decor. Walk through the door and you’ll find a room equipped with a soft bed, a flat-screen TV with a nice selection of cable channels, and a DVD player.

A delicious continental and breakfast buffet is served and offers Halal, Asian, and American-style foods. You can workout in the well-appointed fitness center, or play ping pong. There’s a sparkling outdoor pool and the soothing spa is sure to spoil you with its pampered delights.

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7. Naladhu Maldives by Anantara (from USD 1043)

Situated on a secluded island, Naladhu Maldives by Anantara, also known as Naladhu Private Island Maldives, provides a first-rate holiday experience. Guests can opt for a classic abode, possessing a fine colonial elegance, or choose a magnificent two-bedroom pool accommodation, overlooking the Indian Ocean! Both lodgings offer top-quality furnishings and supreme comfort.

This resort hideaway’s focus is on relaxation and recreation. Play a round of tennis, sample some delectable cuisine in the wonderful indoor-outdoor dining area, and enjoy a dip in the refreshing freshwater swimming pool. There’s also outstanding diving, fishing adventures, and exciting surfing.

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8. Meeru Island Resort & Spa (from USD 247)

A few highlights of the Meeru Island Resort & Spa are the two freshwater swimming pools, located on the sandy beach, and a great children’s playground for the tiny travelers in your party. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the fabulous bar area. Sample scrumptious cuisine while enjoying cool ocean breezes at the pleasing open-air seaside dining space.

Rooms are bright, colorful, comfy, and filled with every amenity. This resort boasts a private beach and a convenient bike hire is on hand. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities: tennis, golfing, snorkeling, and windsurfing.

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9. Komandoo Island Resort & Spa (from USD 337)

Engage in windsurfing and snorkeling at the inviting Komandoo Island Resort & Spa. Providing a soothing spa center and a private beach area, the Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is the ideal getaway for couples. Rooms are spacious and have rich, warm furnishings. Select rooms are fitted with a comfy seating area.

Accommodation is equipped with a cushy plush bed, top-quality bedding, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and a kettle for tea or coffee preparation. Complimentary and reliable Wi-Fi is present and there are expert tennis courts and a nicely appointed fitness facility.

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10. Sun Island Resort & Spa (from USD 118)

A true best seller in the area, the Sun Island Resort & Spa is the ultimate when it comes to outdoor adventure. The Sun Island Resort & Spa provides fantastic excursions: big game fishing, island hopping, and thrilling seaplane rides. Indoor activities are limitless, as well, with holistic, body, and facial treatments at the full-service spa. Dining choices offer a variety of fresh homegrown produce. The food is also wide-ranging, from Thai to Italian dishes.

The villa accommodations are delightful and spacious, with a lovely balcony, cable TV, a DVD player, a seating area, and free Wi-Fi. Tennis courts, a fitness center, and a crystal blue outdoor pool are also on the beautiful premises and a golf course is about 3.21 kilometers (2 miles) away.

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Marvelous Maldives

With soft whiter-than-white powder sand and shimmering turquoise-blue water, the Maldives has every right to boast the best beaches in the world. The Maldives’ gorgeous clear waters also make it a prime locale for diving and snorkeling. Residing in this heavenly environment are lavish and supremely comfortable island resorts that are surely worthy of this balmy setting. Don’t hesitate to make your stay in the Maldives memorable by choosing one of these island resorts from Booking.com.

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As a child, Catherine's family took a trip to the World's Fair New Orleans and her mom asked what she wanted to see. She exclaimed, "Everything!" She's been working on that endeavor ever since.

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