The island nation of Maldives consists of twenty-six atolls located in the Indian Ocean, about 400 kilometres south-west of India. Maldives is the world's lowest country in terms of ground level, with each island boasting diverse and fascinating marine life. Maldives benefits from truly wonderful weather, beautiful natural, unique scenery and some fabulous places to stay. A world-class, popular holiday destination, add Maldives to your bucket list - you definitely won't regret it!
For an affordable stay in the country's capital city, Lucky Hiya Hotel offers affordable accommodation in the nation's capital city of Male. The hotel is conveniently located and caters to tourists on a budget.
The Asdu Sun Island resort offers rustic accommodation at fairly low prices, giving tourists on a budget a chance to enjoy living an authentic Maldivian experience. The hotel's amenities are basic but all areas are clean and the staff excels in politeness and welcoming each guest with a smile.
Striking a fine balance between luxury and affordability, the Marble Hotel is a popular budget prices spa resort that caters to families travelling to Maldives by offering attractive packages during off season months.
Angsana Ihuru is an affordable romantic resort that is located conveniently close to Male. The hotel is ideal for newly wed couples looking for the perfect honeymoon without overspending. The setting is fantastic and the resort offers special 'experience' deals to enhance the romantic mood for honeymooning couples.
The Asdu Sun Island is a minimalist and rustic islet resort that offers self-catering accommodation in a traditional Maldivian atmosphere. The hotel offers numerous services that aim to make each visitor's stay as smooth and hassle free as possible.
The Sunshine Hotel is a self-catering resort that arranges various activities for its visitors and attracts tourists all year round thanks to its competitive prices. The activities arranged include boat trips, island excursions, diving trips and more.
The Naladhu is a luxurious self catering resort that offers multi room private residences, each with their very own personal house master who is tasked with making your stay as dreamy as possible. Every residence is luxuriously furnished and the resort itself focuses on offering unique experiences to its patrons.
All inclusive / half board
A truly all inclusive resort, the Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is an impressive hotel complex build on top of a pristine lagoon. The Veligandu offers special packages for affordable yet elegant accommodation to families and couples on a budget.
The Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is a large tourist complex build on an impressive tropical island. The resort is known for offering a true all inclusive experience with a large spa, numerous children-friendly facilities and a host of activities such as kite surfing and parasailing to keep the grown ups occupied.
Huvafen Fushi is an impressive all-inclusive resort that boasts a spectacular underwater spa in the vein of fine underwater facilities that exist across the best resorts in Maldives. The resort's bungalows come with their own glass floor, so you really will become acquainted with the local marine life! Traditional Maldivian hospitality meets modern conveniences here at Huvafen Fushi.
An expansive all-inclusive complex, the Dhiggiri Tourist Resort is a very popular choice of accommodation for large groups of tourists and families with young children. The resort is built upon the Felidhe atoll (one of the smallest inhibited atolls) and offers everything you might need.
The 33 overwater villas at the Cocoa Island by COMO are considered to be among the most luxurious accommodation option and is very popular with couples and newlyweds. Each villa has its own private sea access and is surrounded by azure waters and fine golden sand. The resort organises experience nights or couples and also boasts a fully equipped and ultra modern spa and wellness centre, exclusive to its visitors.
The Vakarufalhi Island Resort is a famous top end spa resort built upon the pristine islet of Vakaru. The resort enjoys international recognition for its coconut trees and long, unbroken stretches of sand that make it an iconic symbol of luxurious and exotic holidays. This is arguably one of the most desirable honeymoon destinations in the world and also one of the most luxurious resorts you'll find in Maldives. The Vakarufalhi's two restaurants are top notch and the resort also organises private dining experiences for couples staying there.
Being the very first private island resort in the Maldives, Kurumba Maldives enjoys a grand reputation as a historic and influential resort that has housed countless celebrities on their honeymoon. The resort is located only 10 minutes away from Male's main airport, offering convenience to international travellers and romantic island hoppers.
The LUX* Maldives is a very popular and innovative resort that is considered as one of the main 'movers and shakers' of the tourism industry in Maldives. New services offered by the LUX are soon copied by other resorts as the LUX leads the market and sets the trends in terms of first-class accommodation in Maldives.
The Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa is an internationally famous luxury spa resort in Maldives and one that is considered as one of the best hotel complexes within the whole Indian Ocean. The resort boasts a number of international distinctions and awards for its accommodation facilities, and also for its world class spa. This might not be the most affordable resort but if you're looking for somewhere truly special, head here.
The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is Hyatt's only 5- star luxury hotel in the Maldives and one of the top tourist destinations in the archipelago. Located on a remote island more than 400 km south of Male's atoll, this resort welcomes couples who seek a discreet and lavishly luxurious Maldivian experience. The hotel operates the famous Vidhun Spa, which offers unique Maldivian spa treatments to its visitors.
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an innovative and famous "six star" resort that houses the world's first underwater restaurant and frequently hits the headlines as a moving force in the international tourism industry. Often regarded as one of the best resorts in Maldives, the Conrad successfully marries unpretentious minimalist style with unsurpassed luxury to create unforgettable experiences for all its guests.
By the beach
Baros Maldives is an iconic over water boutique resort that offers private villas with a number of exclusive features. All villas come with their own private pools and direct access to the sea, along with a number of other amenities that make them impressive and have earned the Baros numerous international awards of excellence. The Baros give emphasis on quality and each villa is meticulously maintained.
The Constance Moofushi is an iconic resort that has a distinctive "swanky castaway" style that fuses simplicity with luxury. Each of the resort's villas is built upon and offers direct access to pristine, shallow waters that are considered to be among the cleanest in the Indian Ocean. The resort is impressive and the staff polite and fluent in English. The Constance Moofushi is perfectly geared towards couples who seek to spend their honeymoon in discreet luxury.
The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an amazing overwater resort located in one of the largest and more popular lagoons in the Maldives. The resort spans its own private island and offers 64 villas built on top of the sea. The Taj also maintains a true Indian spa, offering unique oriental spa treatments to couples and newly weds in their honeymoon.
The Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas is a private island resort located 35 minutes away from Male's airport that offers impressive overwater bungalows and by the beach accommodation. The resort boasts a number of international awards for its impressive facilities and even more impressive services, including Tripadvisor's certificate of excellence and a gold medal from World Travel Awards.
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is an eco friendly resort situated amid lush vegetation and surrounded by the Indian Ocean's blue waters, this resort showcases and celebrates Maldivian nature at its most impressive. The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is ideal for couples and newlyweds on their honeymoon seeking an unforgettable romantic getaway.
Another impressive eco friendly resort, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is a high end eco hotel complex built on a garden island. The resort is literally engulfed in tropical vegetation and is fully located inside the Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa caters mostly to couples and honeymooners; offering top tier, eco friendly accommodation.
The Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is a very popular eco resort located at the south male atoll. Successfully recreating the coveted deserted island feel, this is one of the most unique Holiday Inn resorts in the world. This is a great hotel for families with children and eco conscious tourists.
The Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a private island eco resort that is considered ideal for families with children who wish to explore Maldivian nature in a hands-on way. The resort offers lots of activities for kids and adults alike, ensuring that your stay is full of fun and entertainment.
The Komandoo Maldive Island Resort is superb resort built on a private island. The resort's villas welcome guests who wish to take advantage of the ideal conditions and partake in the Komandoo's numerous diving tips. The resort is known for its top tier diving centre and also an excellent modern spa – the perfect way to unwind after a long day diving beneath the waves.
Located on the northern part of the Ari atoll, the Gangehi Island Resort is a romantic diving resort that offers incredible scuba diving facilities, freely available to its guests. The resort also sports a great spa. The Gangehi has won numerous awards, including Tripadvisor's certificate of excellence.
Secluded and mysterious, the Reethi Beach Resort is the only hotel on Baa Atoll. The resort's facilities include a first-rate diving centre and numerous other conveniences. Stay here for comfortable and welcome lodgings and the perfect launch pad for exploring the coral reefs around the enchantingly beautiful Baa Atoll.
With a spa
Built on its own private island, the Anantara Veli is a famous spa resort in Maldives, attracting guests who want to be pampered and experience some of the best treatments available in the whole Indian Ocean. The hotel's spa facilities include Jacuzzis, various different pools, a sports centre, yoga classes and numerous Indian therapies. And relax…
Located on a coral islet, the Kuramathi Island is a prestigious spa resort that offers treatments amid tropical vegetation and right next to azure, crystal clear waters. The Kuramathi Island's restaurant is also worthy of a mention for its unique fine wine selection.
The Six Senses Laamu is a 5 star spa resort boasting one of the largest and most impressive spa centres in the world. Six Senses resorts are internationally famous for their spa treatments and this is no exception; here you will find dozens of exclusive spa treatments and experiences unavailable anywhere else in Maldives. Additionally, the resort offers special package deals on seasons with low vacancy, allowing tourists on a budget to taste the luxury of this Six Senses spa.
Splendid but discreet, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is a high rated spa resort that spans two islands. The resort is located 400 km from Male and attracts guests with one thing on their mind: to unwind. The Talise Spa features unique suspended over-water treatment rooms that have garnered the spa worldwide recognition.
Located on a private island, the Mirihi Island Resort is a superb accessible resort that spans just 350 metres in length and 50 metres in breadth. The resort's spacious villas are perfect for families with children over the age of 12, as well as couples on their honeymoon. The Mirihi Island is just half an hour away from the airport and offers airport transfer via seaplane to all its visitors.
The Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is a family friendly hotel complex located on a large Maldivian island. The resort's beach spans more than 3km and its services cover a lot of bases, including children-friendly pools and kids only clubs to keep little ones busy while you kick back and relax in the spa.
The W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a versatile spa resort that caters to families with children with a diverse range of services, amenities and facilities on offer. The resort boasts a modern spa, several decent restaurants and a beach bar. Additionally, visitors can take part in numerous activities organised to suit every type of tourist; from the lazy lounger to the adrenaline seeker.
Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is a four star hotel that welcomes families and wins the hearts of visitors with excellent services and relatively low prices. Located 42 km away from the capital of Male, this is a great resort to visit with kids. The hotel's restaurants, as well as the hotel on the whole, remain child-friendly and accommodating.
Noonu Divers is a cosy guest house that mostly accommodates families and divers who come to explore the Maldives colourful coral reefs. There are about a dozen rooms available at a time and the Noonu Divers is so popular that it is almost always booked full throughout the year. There are no tourist amenities on site apart from the clean rooms, but visitors can find everything they need at nearby shopping centres.
The Summer Villa is a traditional guest house at Maafushi. With very polite staff and spotlessly clean rooms, this guest house offers quality traditional Maldivian accommodation with a smile. The Villa's planned packages can make for great experiences here in Maldives.
Soneva Fushi Resort is a very popular romantic resort considered as one of the world's top destinations to spend your honeymoon in Maldives. Couples are showered in discreet luxury and can enjoy numerous exclusive services such as private dining on a completely deserted beach and other romantic extravagances.
The Constance Halaveli is a 5 star resort built on a secluded island and surrounded by a pristine, sandy beach. The hotel offers overwater villas and beachside bungalows to couples and newly weds who seek to live a romantic experience here in Maldives. The Constance Halaveli is often featured on postcards and the covers of international tourist guides that explore Maldives.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort is a beautiful and secluded resort built inside an azure lagoon with almost no sea waves. This is one of the best resorts to spend your honeymoon and as such attracts almost exclusively romantic couples and newly weds all year round. The resort's top villas come with their own private Jacuzzi, outdoors baths and direct access into the sea.
The Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a well known honeymoon resort with 48 villas, all of them ideal for couples on their honeymoon. This is a very popular destination for honeymoon vacations thanks to its discreet style and suitably romantic atmosphere.
The Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa is a romantic retreat built on a beautiful private island. Ideal for honeymoon romance, the resort attracts only couples and its administration is dedicated at creating unforgettable experiences for all its patrons. The resort's bar hosts live music shows and Maldivian culture evenings.
Boutique & B&Bs
The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee is a small boutique hotel offering quality accommodation at fairly low prices. This comfy boutique is ideal for couples seeking a low key romantic experience and the chance to explore Maldives away from the beaten track.
Built on a tiny island that is only 500 metres long, the Maafushivaru is a fun sized boutique set amid lush vegetation, blue waters and golden sand. This is a cosy establishment that welcomes quiet families and couples on their honeymoon. All amenities are top notch and the boutique focuses on quality rather than quantity.
The Residence Maldives is a great B&B resort offering a number of attractive facilities to its visitors. Located on its own private island, the resort boasts an exclusive spa and treats its visitors to a very warm welcome. The staff is polite, fluent in English and very discreet, enabling visitors to enjoy their holiday in peace and privacy.
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