Luxury Hotels in the Maldives

The islands of the Maldives are home to some of the world's most impressive luxury hotels. Every year sees another grand unveiling as increasingly glamorous and sophisticated resorts jostle for the attention of the discerning traveller. Fear not, though, because we have been to the Maldives on a number of occasions, with our expert team only working with the best of a very, very good bunch. Whether you're looking for a romantic break or honeymoon, a luxury family getaway or a diving holiday, we have the inside track on the perfect resort for you.

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Indian Ocean > Maldives

The little sister of one of our favourite Maldivian retreats, Huvafen Fushi, PER AQUUM Niyama opened its doors in March 2012. It is every bit as luxurious and spoiling, with an added dose of funk and attitude in the form of the world's first underwater nightclub. Read more

W Retreat & Spa

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

As if choosing where to stay in the Maldives wasn't hard enough, along comes the W Retreat & Spa. Read more

Anantara Kihavah

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

A serious contender for one our favourite Maldivian hotspots, Anantara Kihavah leaves no stone unturned, with effortless style and a mega dollop of attention to detail. Read more

Baros Maldives

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Baros is an immaculate resort on a private, palm-fringed island surrounded by a shallow lagoon. Read more

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Sister property to the contemporary classic Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Cheval Blanc Randheli caters to a similar audience of high flyers with an innate appreciation of the finer things in life. Read more

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

The new Constance Halaveli has villas either on stilts in a beautiful lagoon or on the pristine beach. Read more

COMO Cocoa Island

Indian Ocean > Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island is located in the less developed South Malé Atoll of the Maldives, reached by a 30-minute private speedboat transfer from the international airport. Read more

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Landaa Giraavaru in Baa Atoll, with its verdant, beach-fringed coral islands, is a quintessential Maldivean paradise. Read more

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Formerly Soneva Gili, this luxury hotel and spa occupies a tiny island set in a sparkling lagoon and surrounded by thriving coral reefs, ideally located just twenty minutes’ journey by speedboat from the international airport on Malé. Read more

Huvafen Fushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is located half an hour by speedboat from the international airport. Read more

Park Hyatt Hadahaa

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Southern Atolls

Sitting on an untouched atoll and boasting one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, the Park Hyatt Hadahaa is a diver’s paradise. Read more

One&Only Reethi Rah

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Set on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll, the One&Only at Reethi Rah is one of the finest of the (very fine) hotels in the Maldives. Read more

Soneva Fushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

A luxury hideaway on the island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll. Reaching the resort involves a half-hour scenic flight by seaplane from the Maldives’ capital of Malé. Read more

Six Senses Laamu

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Southern Atolls

Located towards the south of the Maldivian archipelago, Six Senses Laamu is designed to offer individual style along with a strong sense of community. Read more

Soneva in Aqua

Indian Ocean > Maldives

As a member of the Soneva family, this new luxury ultra yacht set sail in 2015, and offers guests the freedom to cruise to some of the Maldives’ most spectacular reefs and paradise locations. Read more

The Viceroy Maldives

Indian Ocean > Maldives

The latest addition to the Viceroy Hotel collection, Viceroy Maldives is certainly one to rival its Maldivian neighbours. Located in the remote Shaviyani Atoll, it is an hour’s seaplane flight from the capital Malé. Read more

Velaa Private Island

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Forget London buses – luxury Maldives resorts seem to be coming along way more than two at a time. The newest of the impossibly fabulous resorts to open (with fabulously sky high room rates to match, predictably) is Velaa Private Island in Noonu Atoll, just 45 minutes by seaplane from the capital... Read more

Conrad Maldives Rangali

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Conrad Maldives Rangali is a wonderful resort on a private island surrounded by a marine life Mecca of stunning coral reef, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles. Read more

Constance Moofushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

So many beautiful desert islands, so many beautiful hotels to choose from. The Maldives has got an enviable problem on its hands with quite so much choice, but here at Original Travel we have been to the best of the bunch of hotels, and think Constance Moofushi will appeal. Read more

COMO Maalifushi

Indian Ocean > Maldives

COMO Maalifushi is the group’s second luxury hotel in the Maldives after Cocoa Island, and has recently opened in the more remote south-western Thaa Atoll. Read more

Anantara Dhigu

Indian Ocean > Maldives

With such a bewildering choice of resorts in the Maldives every island idyll needs a special something to differentiate from the rest; in the case of Anantara Dhigu it’s simple, this is one of the best – and best value – family hotels in the Maldives, all just 35 minutes by speedboat from the... Read more

LUX* Maldives

Indian Ocean > Maldives

With so much competition of places to stay in the Maldives of late, with a new resort cropping up weekly, LUX* Maldives is a great option for all travellers, be it families, couples or divers. The quintessentially Maldivian resort is on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the South Ari atoll and... Read more

Soneva Jani

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Set in a 3.5 mile private lagoon on the beach-fringed island of Medhufaru, Soneva Jani is the brand’s newest resort, due to open in October 2016. Part of a five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll, the other four islands remain untouched, while Soneva Jani itself is one of the lowest density... Read more

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