Basking serenely in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives really is as magnificent as the pictures: think stilted villas, violet sunsets, white sand and glittering sea. To relax and revitalise, we’d argue that there’s no better place on earth.
With over 200 resorts, it can be tricky to work out which one is right for you. But our experts have personally been to a sizeable chunk of them, and we are committed to finding the resort that will make your experience outstanding.
So, we’ve curated a collection of extraordinary Maldivian holidays, replete with a variety of hotels to suit different kinds of traveller. This is our ‘edit’ of the best of the Maldives: we believe in finding the right resort for the right people, and providing ease and security throughout your stay.
Many resorts in the Maldives offer “all inclusive”, but this doesn’t always mean the same thing. Sometimes this refers to just food and drink, while other times it also includes a range of activities, and all the above can range dramatically in quality (from canteen style to fine dining, from generic to extraordinary experiences). Here, we’ve selected resorts that offer the best quality all-inclusive packages, with excellent food and experiences, to help you make the right choice for your holiday.
Nika is an intimate resort of just 43 villas, half nestled amidst the palm trees and the other half overwater. With a brilliant house reef for snorkelling and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Maldives, the resort is rustic chic at its best.
7 nights from £2,800 per person (based on 2 people sharing) in a garden room. Transfer by seaplane and all-inclusive board basis). See further inclusions at the bottom of this page for all our holidays to the Maldives.
Cosy up in your airy bedroom after a day in the sun and sea
Lush palms or blue horizons?
You decide which view to wake up to
Laidback couples looking for relaxed barefoot chic and exceptional value need look no further than Constance Moofushi. Here, the all-inclusive package is extremely generous: it includes drinks and meals in a choice of two restaurants and two bars, a complimentary boat excursion, a guided snorkelling trip and more. Plus, with a DJ five times a week, Constance Moofushi has a brilliant buzz.
7 nights from £3,569 per person (based on 2 people sharing), including a seaplane transfer and beach villa on all-inclusive board basis. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
From the poolside and beyond
With wood and wicker décor, this resort typifies barefoot luxury
Polish, refinement and ultimate luxury define the Milaidhoo experience. The all-inclusive ‘Gourmet’ plan centres around the island’s four fantastic restaurants – at least once during your stay, you must try the signature restaurant Ba’theli, located on a boat in a lagoon. Set in the UNESCO Biosphere of the Baa Atoll, there is also ample opportunity to snorkel and dive with manta rays and astounding coral. If your focus is gastronomy and gorgeous, luxurious surroundings, this peaceful island is the perfect place.
7 nights from £8,050 per person (based on 2 people sharing), including a seaplane transfer and staying in a water villa, (which offers the best value) on all-inclusive board basis. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
Luxury wherever you look
From sweeping vistas to the finest touches
While away the sunny days...
On hammocks, on loungers, always with a tropical cocktail in hand
Some hotels in the Maldives are excellent for diving; others have the best restaurants; others offer particularly terrific service. However, if you’re looking for somewhere that does a little bit of everything very well indeed, we think you’ll enjoy this collection.
REETHI FARU RESORT
Reethi Faru is a great value resort perfect for couples seeking the quintessential Maldivian experience at exceptional value. With an exquisite house reef that wraps around the entire island, rays, reef sharks and turtle sightings are all but guaranteed on the complimentary daily house reef snorkelling tours. Design-wise, you’ll find a lovely rustic luxury look, with villas constricted and decorated from locally sourced materials, which makes it a great choice from a sustainability standpoint too.
7 nights from £3,100 per person on an all-inclusive basis, which comprises a sunset Dhoni cruise, a local island visit, discounted snorkelling trips and food and drink from all six restaurants and bars. you can dine around 6 restaurants and bars. Staying in a deluxe beach villa and transfer by seaplane. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
Crystal clear waters
Perfect for exploring the expansive house reef
Eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing
Locally sourced materials make up stunning and sustainably built rooms
This vibrant and atmospheric resort is ideal for those who want a bit of buzz to their Maldivian escape. There’s a lot going on across the gorgeous 1.5km sandbar: hosted drinks, live entertainment, and dining under the stars, to name just a few. Located in the Baa Atoll, there is great snorkelling and diving – plus, there is an impressive range of motorised water sports, such as wakeboarding, knee-boarding and hydro-flights. You’ll also find a kids club, making it ideal for young families.
7 nights from £3,998 per person on a half board basis, including seaplane transfers and a beach villa. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
A white sand stretch...
The hub of most of the resort activities, this 1.5km sandbank epitomises the majesty of Maldivian landscapes
Crisp and clean
Modern interiors and luxury furnishing for a relaxing experience
Dazzling decadence awaits at Gili Lankanfushi, a barefoot luxury resort with exemplary service and variety in terms of activities, dining, and ways to relax. You’ll find a range of restaurants, spectacular spa with an extensive list of treatments, and exclusively overwater villas with extraordinary views. In addition to the usual Maldives water sports, Gili also offers surfing and sailing in a luxury 14-metre Riviera yacht for whale shark watching or fishing expeditions.
7 nights from £5,745 per person on a half board basis, including speedboat transfers and a villa suite. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
The barefoot experience
Charming, rustic luxury rooms, all over the pristine waters
After a morning in the Meera spa, recline with views like this
With a range of fabulous experiences for all ages, from snorkelling to dolphin-spotting, The Maldives has a lot to offer families. The following resorts cater exceptionally well to the family market, with kids’ activity programmes, child-friendly restaurants and the calmest seas for safe swimming.
SIX SENSES LAAMU
Six Senses Lammu is all about understated luxury: rustic and unpretentious, but exceptionally high quality. The family activities are varied and well thought out: Cinema Under the Stars, treasure hunts, cycling, surfing, morning yoga, dolphin cruises, or an island hop with a picnic, to name just a few. Kids will adore The Den, a professionally managed complimentary kids’ club with indoor and outdoor games, movies, junior baking and more. You’re also in for a real treat with the Family Beach Villa, which has a pool and a panoramic upper deck.
7 nights from £20,208 full board for a family of 4, including seaplane transfers and a family beach villa with a pool. Price based on travelling during October half term with two children under 12, but dates can of course change. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
Space and privacy
Picture postcard paradise
Activities for all the family
Lily Beach is the perfect place for parents to recharge and the family to reconnect. There is an excellent kids’ club, where parents can rest assured that kids are happy and safe in the care of expert childcare professionals. The spacious family beach villas are conveniently located close to the club, as well as a pool and a shallow swimming lagoon. The all-inclusive option is also extremely generous, including several excursions, snorkel equipment and non-motorised water sports on top of food and board.
7 nights from £13,832 all-inclusive for a family of 4, including seaplane transfers and a family beach villa with two bedrooms. Price based on travelling during October half term with two children but dates can of course change. See full inclusions at the bottom of the page.
Not too small, not too big
Just right: intimate with room to explore.
Feel calm and comfortable yet very well cared for, all across the resort.
OBLU BY ATMOSPHERE HELENGELI
Ideal for active families seeking quality time together, Oblu by Atmosphere Helengeli offers a brilliant all-inclusive package that focuses on shared activities: pedal boats, kayaks and paddle boarding, to name just a few. There is no kids club here, so it’s all about the spending time as a family. A beautiful house reef surrounds the island, and the snorkelling is exceptional, so kids will become water babies in no time!
7 nights from £9,936 all-inclusive for a family of 4, including speedboat transfers and a beach suite with pool. Price based on travelling during October half term, but dates can of course change. See further inclusions at the bottom of the page.
Explore at your pace
Endless lagoons to while away the hours
Bright and Modern
A playful resort with everything you need
THE NEXT STEPS
All the holidays are priced including international flights (from London), transfers as mentioned, and experiences as described. Plus relevant covid testing (depending on UK/destination countries requirements).
Rather than trying to attract your attention by listing the lowest possible cost for these holidays, the price above is a realistic indication for high season. Prices are subject to availability and may be less in the low season and higher in peak season.
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