Our Favourite Luxury Resorts in the Maldives
When we think of the Maldives we picture pristine white sands, inviting warm water, sunshine, and some seriously extravagant resorts. In fact when it comes to luxury resorts in the Maldives you will find yourself spoilt for choice, with so many places to stay and each with their own unique offering. From overwater villas with clear glass floors, to hammocks gently swaying in the breeze above the surf, a holiday in the Maldives promises to be every bit that idyllic getaway you’ve always dreamed of. Here’s our pick of the best luxury resorts in the Maldives that promise to grant you the ultimate indulgent holiday.
Countless celebrities have spoken of their love for Amilla Fushi, actress Kate Winslet and supermodel Kate Moss being just two that immediately spring to mind, so you know you’re on to a good thing here. Arrive by sea plane or speedboat transfer and feel your jaw instantly drop as you take in the untouched beach and understated luxury of the villas, each of which features its own private pool. Amilla Fushi calls itself your island home, and it will immediately become apparent why as the excellent team of staff, including your own private butler if you stay in certain room categories, will go the extra mile to ensure you feel right at home, if your own home also enjoys stunning views across the Indian Ocean… Like heaven on earth, a stay at Amilla Fushi is a stay in paradise.
Soneva Fushi is an excellent option for those who want to do more than just relax during their time in the Maldives, with the excellent range of activities and facilities being the real standout feature of this resort. You’ll find something to cater to everyone, and of all ages too, making this a great option for families. The resort boasts an observatory for gazing up at the stars, an open air cinema screening Hollywood classics, an art gallery, spa, and of course an extensive array of water sports (this is the Maldives after all). Soneva Fushi proves that a holiday in the Maldives is anything but boring, and after filling your day with whichever activities strike your fancy, you get to retire to your beautifully-appointed room and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the nearby crashing waves.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons is a brand renowned for its luxury, and the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru resort in the Maldives is no exception. This is our pick for those who are after some serious R&R; from the tranquillity of your villa, to the serenity of the spa, there are endless options available on the island to help melt your cares away and allow you to enjoy the most blissful of breaks, in fact the resort even won an award at the 2016 Condé Nast Spa Awards for ‘Best Holistic Hideaway’. If you are after something a little more active, then there’s plenty to appease you too with a variety of fun and fitness activities on offer. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru provides the perfect desert island experience that you’ll never feel any desire to escape from.
The new kid on the block, Finolhu is already making waves with its quirky yet inviting style that is found throughout the resort. Catering to a younger crowd, Finolhu is perfect for those who want to spend the days relaxing and the nights playing, with the resort offering an excellent range of restaurants and bars that ensure your day doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. With its long stretch of soft white sands, excellent spa, brilliant range of water sports and its retro-inspired glamour, Finolhu manages to cater to families, friends, and couples in equal measure; there truly is something for everyone here. If you’re looking for fun as well as luxury, make Finolhu your pick.
Shangri La Villingilli
This expansive resort is set on one of the largest islands in the Maldives, and in our opinion one of the prettiest too with its abundance of green space and swaying palm trees. A place to do as much or as little as you like, Shangri La Villingilli offers barefoot luxury at its finest. Expect to find everything you could possibly need to enjoy your dream holiday, with a golf course, spa, water sports, jungle trails, tennis courts, and kids centre just a brief selection of all that is on offer here. The villas meet the same high standard set elsewhere around the resort, with the attention to detail paid and beautiful design really setting this resort apart from others. Come here to see exactly what the Maldives is all about and be swept up by its charm.
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