The Best Luxury Resorts in the Maldives

With pristine white-sand beaches, exceptional service, and overwater bungalows, Maldivian resorts raise the bar for luxury hotels around the world.

Aerial View of the Four Seasons Maldives
Aerial View of the Four Seasons Maldives

More than for any other destination in the world, where you stay in the Maldives truly matters. This archipelago is made up of more than 1,000 tiny islands, and each hotel occupies its own private slice of paradise. And with more than 100 hotels to choose from, it can be a daunting process. Since each hotel is on its own island, travel between them is not easy, and many are closed to outside guests. This means you’ll want to be sure that your resort has everything you could possibly want. Or, you can plan to stay at two or more resorts during your trip, but you’ll lose at least half a day to travel unless the resorts are quite close together. Our complete guide to the best luxury resorts in the Maldives is coming in February, but we’ve rounded up our favorites in case you can’t wait until then. Be sure to sign up for our emails so you’ll know when the full list with reviews is out.  

  • Six Senses Laamu
  • Velaa Private Island
  • The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru 
  • Naladhu Private Island Maldives
  • Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
  • Como Maalifushi
  • Cheval Blanc Randheli
  • One&Only Reethi Rah
  • Soneva Fushi
  • Soneva Jani 
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