Ask any frequent traveler about Maldives and you will hear that the destination is on the bucket list of many. White sand beaches and azure waters are drawing over a million tourists to Maldives every year. According to most recent statistics, in 2017, Maldives tourism has reached a new height with the arrival of over 1.3 million tourists that year. Moreover, this number is projected to grow.

The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean and is made of over a thousand islands. Furthermore, there are over 100 different hotels/resorts spread out through these islands. Deciding on where to stay in Maldives can be tricky. This is why with this blog post we would like to help you choose a perfect hotel to stay at. What are the best hotels in the Maldives? Continue reading this article and find out!

1. Soneva Fushi

The Maldives favorite resort, Soneva Fushi was built in 1995. It’s one of the first resorts built in the Maldives. Soneva Fushi is an eco-friendly resort. All villas fit in with the nature. There are no overwater bungalows at Soneva Fushi. All villas stand on land. They are extraordinarily spacious with private access to the beach. Each villa at the resort features signature bathrooms with separate bathtubs and outdoor showers.

Guests can choose between villas on the sunrise or sunset side. If privacy is one of your priorities, sunrise side villas are the best choice for you. However, if you enjoy snorkeling, reserve a villa on the sunset side, as dolphins and other sea inhabitants are regularly spotted there! In addition, the resort features six different restaurants, the open-air Cinema Paradiso, high-tech Observatory and more exciting experiences for you to enjoy.

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2. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

One of the best resort hotels in the Maldives is the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Set on two separate islands connected via a bridge, this luxurious resort offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Moreover, only at this resort, you have an exclusive opportunity to book the world’s first underwater hotel suite.

Villas at the Conrad Rangali Island offer beautiful sea or beach views. Each villa has access to free Wi-Fi and features floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests are welcome to relax at the Overwater Spa and the lagoon Spa Retreat. Italian Boutique is located on-site, along with 12 world-class restaurants and bars. All guests are also welcome to take day tours to one of the surrounding islands to learn about the local culture.

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3. Anantara Kihavah

A very popular resort in the Maldives is Anantara Kihavah. The resort is hidden in the Baa Atoll on the Maldive’s island of Kihavah. Guests can choose between villas sitting above the waters or along the sands. Luxurious over-water villas feature private infinity pools. All villas at the resort offer absolute privacy, beach and ocean access, as well as a dedicated Villa Host.

Villas at the resort are air-conditioned and feature an over-sized bathtub, entertainment system, outdoor dining pavilion, a mini-bar among other things. Guests can choose between a large variety of sports and activities: snorkeling, windsurfing, canoeing, tennis are just a few of them. The resort features an on-site fitness center. Guests can enjoy a number of unique gourmet dining experiences, like gourmet breakfast that is cooked live on the beach and theatrical Teppanyaki cuisine.

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4. One&Only Reethi Rah

One of the most luxurious tropical resorts at the Maldives the One&Only Reethi Rah. The resort is  located in Maldives’ North Male Atoll. It overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a peaceful, private beach getaway. Guests can choose to stay at villas situated over the lagoon or by the beach.

All villas at the One&Only Reethi Rah feature elegant decor and offer beautiful ocean views. The resort has an on-site Spa, outdoor tennis courts, as well as a beach club catered to teenagers and KidsOnly. Tapasake Restaurant, that lays over the water, serves modern Japanese cuisine. Fanditha Restaurant on the beachside offers Middle Eastern food. Mediterranean cuisine and many other dining options are available.

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5. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Take a 30-minute speedboat transfer from Malé international airport and you are at one of the most luxurious resorts of the Maldives – Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. At Four Seasons you get a World-class service. A 24-Hour front-desk, the Island Spa, exhilarating activities from surfing to shark safaris, all of this and way more is waiting for you.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is a garden-style resort. The property was built in a style of a traditional Maldivian village. All rooms at the resort are surrounded by tropical blooms and offer stunning ocean views. In addition, all rooms feature en-suite spacious bathrooms with integrated indoor bath tub and a shower area. Four restaurants and two bars are located on-site. There are also private dining options.

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6. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Away from urban living, Babyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort is located on a beautiful island in the North Malé Atoll. It is a perfect resort for a luxurious beach getaway. The resort features exclusive villas just steps away from white sandy beaches.

All guest villas at the resort feature rustic worn-wood elements and thatched roofs. Even though, villas at Banyan Tree Vabbinnfaru have a traditional Maldivian appearance, don’t let it fool you! Each villa is equipped with modern amenities: tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV’s, outdoor and indoor showers. Moreover, each villa comes with a jet pool and private plunge pool.

The resort has an on-site Spa, where guests can enjoy relaxing massage and beauty treatments. On-site Yoga sessions are held twice a day. In addition, the resort offers a variety of water sports, incl. diving, snorkeling, dove trips, catamaran excursions and more. On-site, guests can enjoy Maldivian cuisine. However, if desired, there is an opportunity to take a 5-minute boat trip to Angsana Ihuru to dine at any of the numerous restaurants and bars there.

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7. Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Stay at the luxurious Olhuveli Beach And Spa for a perfect island escape! The resort lays within tropical gardens. There are two infinity pools and gorgeous white sandy beaches. A menu of relaxing massages and beauty services is offered at the on-site Spa center.

All villas at the resort are spacious and air-conditioned. Furthermore, they are elegantly decorated with wooden furnishings, as well as, equipped with flat-screen TV’s and a mini-bar. Some villas offer a private sun deck. Other amenities at the resort include a tour desk, a souvenir shop, a gym & tennis court. On-site, there are four restaurants and three bars. The resort is just a 45-minute speedboat ride from the airport.

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8. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

The luxurious Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has it all: sunshine, white sands & crystal clear waters. The resort is on the private Furanafushi Island, a 25-minute travel away from the airport by speedboat.

Guestrooms at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort feature elements of both traditional Maldivian and modern decors. All guestrooms have air-conditioner and you can book a room with either garden or water views. All guestrooms at the resort are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar. There is a private bathroom in each of the guestrooms that features either a shower or bathtub. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Both international and Chinese cousines are served on-site. The resort also provides laundry services and has a tour desk. At a local Shine Spa for Sheraton, guests can enjoy a wide range of beauty treatments, from full body massages to luxurious facials.

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9. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa

Would you like to relax on a private beach? If yes, then Furaveri Island Resort & Spa might be a perfect choice for you! The resort is set in the Raa Atoll. It features a private beach area and a Spa center where guests of the resort can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments.

Every room at the Furaveri Island Resort & Spa features a mini-bar and a private bathroom. In addition, every room provides free Wi-Fi access. Guests are welcome to book and enjoy a wide range of activities incl. windsurfing, snorkeling and diving. Numerous dining options are located on the property of the Furaveri Island Resort & Spa, provide panoramic views of the beach & lagoon. At the resort, there are restaurants offering Asian, Mexican and international cuisine.

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10. Kandima Maldives

The resort hotel in the Maldives with the longest outdoor swimming pool – Kandima Maldives! Located in Dhaalu Atoll, the resort is offering both studios and villas surrounded by endless tropical views. Kandima Maldives is one of the affordable five star resorts in the Maldives.

Guest villas feature private terrace and private pool. The resort has a gym with a personal trainer, biology center, as well as, an art studio and Kids Club. Furthermore, a variety of massages and facial treatments are offered at the resort. There are also 10 restaurants and bars located on the property. So, guests have a large number of dining and entertainment options to choose from.

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We hope that this blog post has helped you find a perfect place to stay in Maldives! Enjoy your paradise vacation!

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