The Republic of the Maldives is an archipelago of about 1,190 coral islands, divided into 20 atolls, each of them surrounded by stunning white sandy beaches. Located southwest of India’s southern tip, in the Indian Ocean the marine life is abundant. There are over 5000 coral reefs, plenty of reef fish, corals, marine mammals making diving and snorkelling on the Maldives an unforgettable experience. Diving conditions are excellent all year around and the water is so clear that it is possible to see a fish passing by as far as 50 meters distance.
All resorts are built on their own islands offering basic to advance diving training. Dives take place along a reef (faru) or a submerged aquarium like reef or on a wreck. Night diving and macro dive is particularly beautiful allowing you to see tiny, interesting creatures. Many tourists come to the islands to have a memorable and utterly romantic honeymoon. Having a candle lit dinner under the stars on the porch of your bungalow, spending a day on an uninhabited island just the two of you, watching the endless turquoise waters are all a once in a lifetime experience.
We have selected ten of the best Maldivian resorts that will surely make you want to pack your luggage and go! Explore the tropical paradise with TOP Inspired!
1. Baros Maldives
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Just a 25 minutes speedboat ride from the Malé International Airport and you are in paradise. Forgot about everything, and enjoy the tranquil environment. There are 45 Beachside and 30 Water Villas on Baros Maldives. Each of them are beautifully designed, built with sandstone and timber with a private veranda or sun deck, sun loungers. In the Dive Centre guests can learn scuba diving and in the separate Marine Centre guests can join guided snorkelling excursion. For couples who crave complete seclusion, with in-villa dining and picnics on isolated sandbanks, Baros Maldives is the best choice. Read here more about the resort.
2. Kurumba, Maldives
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Kurumba Maldives is located in the North Male Atoll, only a brief 10-minute speedboat ride away from the airport of Malé. It is a children friendly resort, with many room types allow having children, there is a Kids Club, children’s’ pools, play area, children’s menus in restaurants and more. The resort offers a wide range of treatments in their spa and also a great range of activities from island-hopping tours to fishing trips and customised excursions. Kurumba was the first private island resort on the Maldives and is renowned for warmth and heartfelt hospitality where you will feel like home.
3. Niyama Maldives
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Niyama is a unique place, consisting of twin islands Play and Chill. Play offers a real island adrenalin rush with activities such as kitesurfing, seabobbing and wake-boarding perfect for adventurous honeymooners, active couples and also the world’s first underwater club. Chill offers peaceful moments with the stylish LIME Spa and a fine dining getaway reached only by boat.
4. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is set on two private islands among miles of idyllic white-sand beach and unspoilt reefs. It has the world’s first all-glass, undersea restaurant and wine enthusiasts can select from more than 30,000 bottles of prestigious wines. The resort also arranges unforgettable wedding ceremonies on white sand.
5. Reethi Beach Resort
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Located on a tiny island in Baa Atoll, Reethi Beach can be reached by a seaplane through a 35-minute breathtaking flight. The villas are built from natural materials in a typical Maldivian-style providing a five-star luxury. The resort offers perfect location for wedding ceremonies with beachfront set-up and the choice of two locations the resort or a truly exclusive set-up on a deserted island.
6. Olhuveli Beach Resort
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Enjoy the spectacular view from your beautifully designed over-water villa, take a walk on the white sandy beaches giving way to endless sea views. The resort is a 45-minute speedboat ride away from Malé Airport. There is something for everyone, from spa treatments using ancient Indian Ayurvedic techniques, diving, water sports and special facilities for kids. Click here for booking or more information.
7. Six Senses Laamu
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Six Senses Laamu resort is located on the Laamu Atoll. It is the only resort in the island with 97 sustainable villas set over the lagoon and on the island. You can enjoy the spectacular view on the 35-minute flight and after another 20 minutes by speedboat you reach the resort. There is a famous surfing point, just opposite the resort giving excellent waves to more experienced surfers.
8. Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
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The name already guarantee for a perfect holiday and travel experience. Families as well as couples will find here the dream holiday with personalised 24-hour service, elegant surroundings and fine dining experience. Highest quality across everything. Click here to make a booking.
9. Vilu Reef Resort
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After a short and spectacular journey on the seaplane discover this luxurious emerald island, a real vision of paradise. Sprawled across the Meedhuffushi Island in South Nilandhe Atoll, Vilu Reef Resort is 145 km away from the capital, Male. Renewal of wedding vows, honeymoons, or other celebration will be a life long experience on this gem of the Maldives.
10. Hotel Velassaru
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Velassaru offers a five-star luxury, your own private hideaway with fine dining venues, spa, yoga and water sports also. The resort is perfect for honeymooners or couples with its slightly younger vibe. Besides cottages facing the beach there’s also a choice of villas with pools and beautiful Water Villas on stilts over the ocean.