Paradise Luxuries: Top 05 Luxury Resorts In The Maldives


Getting tourists on to secluded palm-fringed islands has become one of the biggest businesses in the ultimate luxury destination; Maldives. Whether you are honeymooners, scuba divers or looking for serenity, you would be craving for more once you enjoy the fruits of the tropical isles.

Even though the resorts might weigh heavy on your pockets, you could trust them to give you a spectacular time since most of the resorts take up their own islands, giving one of the best guests to beach ratios in the world. The lush greenery of these islands also provide a unique atmosphere to all the guests, presenting them Maldives in its entirety; from the natural beauty of the underwater world to the greener above the surface of the water.

Here is a roundup of the top five luxury resorts in the Maldives, based on visitor ratings.

  1. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Filled with thatch-roof bungalows with glass floors, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is one of the best Maldives has to offer. Several swimming pools, water sports, restaurants, lounges, a library, and spa facilities are amongst the many services provided by the resort.

  1. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

What could be better than 44 acres of unspoiled wilderness in the heart of the Baa Atoll? The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru happens to be the only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. It is also home to one of the largest natural lagoons in the Maldives, where you could snorkel with turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.

  1. Taj Exotica Resort And Spa

If you seek a bit of the Maldivian touch during your holiday, then Taj Exotica Resort And Spa would be an excellent choice. All of the villas, spread across a blue lagoon are palm-thatched with an interior of classic Maldivian style. The sun decks of the villas are surrounded by calm blue waters and glorious sunsets, with private plunge pools and outdoor showers!

  1. Baros Maldives

With a variety of amenities and 75 wooden villas, Baros Maldives is among the finest places to spend your holiday in the Maldives. The resort includes an on-site spa which offers Swedish massage, body wraps and tropical fruit facials. One of the greater features of the resort include the scuba diving lessons, essential for a great holiday in the coral islands.

  1. Cocoa Island Resort

Making it to the first of this list is the Cocoa Island Resort. Located along the crystal-clear waters of the country and breathtakingly beautiful white sandy beaches, the resort’s architecture will remind you a lot about Maldivians. The villas are designed in the shape of dhoani boats or local fishing vessels, providing a rather unique atmosphere to all the guests.

Even though these are the top five luxury resorts of the country, some honorable mentions include Mirihi Island Resort, Veligandu Island Resort, Naladhu Resort, Lily Beach Resort & Spa and Soneva Gili Resort. All of these luxury resorts also offer you great holiday packages, and a good time under their roof. After all, in the Maldives you never run of choices!


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  • I must say I agree with your choice of Cocoa Island for the #1 spot. It’s even more breathtaking in person. We stayed in one of the COMO Villas and the whole experience was best-of-breed.

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