As you soar down the skies aboard your flight towards the Maldives, that pristine archipelago of coral islands fringing the coastline lapped by the cerulean waters is bound to make you fall in love with the place at the very first sight. No wonder the island has been labeled Heaven on Earth and has turned out to be a vacation hotspot by honeymooners, water sports buffs and sunbathers alike. And when contemplating on accommodation option in Maldives well, you ought to pep your wallet up since even the low priced resorts are enough to be labeled as swanky. So if you are ready to splurge on your luxury vacation and carve some indelible memories out of it, here are the top 10 resorts in Maldives.
1. Constance Moofushi Resort
The latest addition to the array of 5 Star luxury resorts in Maldives the Constance Moofushi Resort boasts of a whopping 110 rooms, 3 luring lagoons at the backdrop of tall reefs and exquisite luxury facilities. The solitary and serene location of the resort makes it an idyllic spot for lovey-dovey couples and honeymooners while the presence of the reefs by the side of the lagoons attract even non- scuba divers to take a plunge into the crystal clear waters. When you are at Moofushi you can free your mind of all worries, take a stroll along the pristine beaches while sipping on coconut water, engage in an exciting night-fishing fiesta or soothe your senses with a sensuous overwater spa. Get a taste of the Manta Restaurant’s live themed culinary experience and savor some of the most delicious recipes at the Alizee Beach Grill.
2. Four Seasons Resort Maldives, Kuda Huraa
How would it be to have the feel of living under thatched roof bungalows where luxury knows no bounds and where surfing comes at its best in the lap of white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters? From windsurfing and wakeboarding to water-skiing and sailing you get them all here. You can send your adrenaline a notch higher with an exhilarating shark safari where you knock around with some blacktip reef sharks. And for an absolute heavenly view of the Indian Ocean sparkling below your rooms, book the special guest bungalows with glass flooring. The regular bungalows are no less grand with attractive balconies overlooking the ocean.
3. Kuramathi Island Resort
If you are in Kuramathi Island and wish to savor the Indian Ocean right from your villa porch, Kuramathi Island Resort is just the haven for you. Equipped with 290 plush villas nestled upon the ocean waters, Kuramathi gives you enough reasons to take a dive in the waters even in the wee hours of the night. Gourmands can have the treat of their lives here with the delicious gourmet spread prepared every evening at an idyllic setting that sizzles up your romance, while the luxury spa and the well-equipped gymnasium lets you keep your body and mind fit and fresh during your stay. But what makes Kuramathi unique is the delightful sight of the reef sharks, turtles and a whole cauldron of marine life that does not cease to enthrall you even for a moment.
4. Soneva Gili Resort
The moment you step into Soneva Gili you will be escorted to your luxuriant wooden Robinson-styled Swiss Family villas which boast of amenities and fixtures made of only natural fibers. No doubt it has made it to the top hotels in Maldives. Built upon the lagoon with every room of the villa open to the natural elements around except, of course, the bedroom which requires privacy, the resort brings you in close communion with nature- a feeling which even multi-millionaires and celebrities would love to indulge in time and again. What’s more if you are in the Maldives on a family vacation you can opt for a family package which will endow you with the privilege of child-minding for several hours during your stay while you and your spouse can dine to glory under the brilliant moonlit sky from your own private villa deck. Can anything be more ethereal?
5. One & Only Reethi Rah
Shimmering white beaches strewn with secluded coves and loads of space to roam about to your heart’s delight- the One&Only Reethi Rah is a symbol of ultimate paradise on Earth. And if you happen to reserve the eloquent and imposing Grand Sunset Residence you can indulge in hedonism galore amidst its three-bedroom space, sprawling 2000 meters of beachfront with absolute privacy and the 50 square-meter swimming pool that lures you to take a dip anytime you please. Gorge on some local delicacies as well as your favorite cuisines across the world prepared by your own private chef while your 24 hour host looks after all your needs throughout the day. When you have had enough of relaxing in the villa you can take a joyride along the Indian Ocean on their Ambassador 55 Yacht. With such opulence available at your feet you cannot help but label One &Only Reethi Rah as one of the top 10 luxury resorts in Maldives.
6. Velaa Private Island
Velaa Private Island is the brainchild of Jiri Smejc, an entrepreneur who went gaga over the Maldives and set forth with his venture of building one of the best luxury resorts in Maldives. The resort endows you with the opportunity to indulge in the hedonistic splendor of its private yacht which you can hire for a romantic overnight or day trip. Sip on some delectable wine at the plush Champagne Lounge, drop the ball into the hole at the Velaa Golf Academy and get pampered to the core at the My Blend Spa. The Teppanyaki restaurant under the ivory-white Tavaru Tower and the exotic Maldivian Bahtheli boats are coveted haunts of luxury lovers.
7. Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Swimming buffs looking out for ways to soak under the sun in fish-free crystal clear waters ought to head to Park Hyatt, Hadahaa. Although much smaller than the other luxury hotels in Maldives with barely 50 villas, what makes the Park Hyatt Hadahaa a much hankered after resort is its enticing swimming pool which embraces all elements of the island within its blue watery expanse. Get all the pleasure and excitement of the azure sea waters without the salt coating your body while you lounge and sip a glass of champagne in the delightful ambience.
8. Coco Palm, Dhuni Kolhu
Lush tropical forests surround the Coco Palm resort on the Dhuni Kolhu island making it the perfect romantic hearth for those looking for some solitude, a feeling which can be experienced best by opting for one of the thatched villas sheltered by the opulence of leafy palms. There are exotic villas on high stilts atop the turquoise waters of the ocean too, for those who love to soak in the serenity of the blue hues around. Fishing at Coco Palm can be exciting while a quick sojourn to the local village will give you a glimpse into the simple ways of Maldivian rural life.
9. Anantara Kihavah Villas
The reason why most honeymooners flock to the Anantara Kihavah Villas is the ostentatious villas with spacious bedrooms that give you perfect opportunities to cuddle in each others’ arms and enjoy the magnificent views of the ocean. When you get weary of enjoying the luxury of the villas take a dip in the gargantuan infinity pool or muse over a candlelight dinner at the underwater restaurant, The Sea.
10. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
If you thought Jumeirah Dhevanafushi’s proximity to Maldives’ urban locality plummets its tranquility score, you will be in for a pleasant surprise when you set your foot on this resplendent resort. A favorite haunt of celebrities and VIPs, the Jumeirah houses villas with their own private pools and an enticing wine cellar. Those going with families can have their tiny tots and teens have their share of fun with the kids and teens club. The Talise spa is a sure delight with special treatment rooms set over the blue waters while the cocktail bar along the beach lures romantics to immerse in the natural beauty blended with the extravagance of this resort.
If you have saved enough to binge on your Maldives vacation there is no dearth of luxury resorts here to shower you with hedonism from top to toe.