The Best Resorts in the Maldives
By Stephen Ochieng Oduyah
Maldives are surely one of the top luxurious holiday destinations in the world, and the islands are considered paradise by sun worshipers, honeymooners, celebrities, and those into scuba diving. The Maldives islands are located south of India and they cover more than 800 km along the equator. The sight of the island is breathtaking, the beaches are the most spectacular in the world because of the amazing underwater wildlife, crystal clear lagoons, and luxury resorts located on private islands. Read on to find out about the best resorts in the Maldives that will meet your holiday needs.
1. Landaa Giraavaru
The resort covers a whole island located in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve at Baa Atoll. Visitors have to be flown in 40-minutes on a seaplane in order to access the resort. The resort boasts of 106 villas, located throughout the island. The villas are designed using local material such as thatched palm roofs. The resorts provide perfect services and facilities, and some of the notable ones include water-sports, tennis court, marine discovery center, and an Ayurveda wellness spa.
2. JA Resort & Hotels
This resort is suitable for families and honeymooners. The resort is located 320 km north of Maldives' capital Male on the Haa Alifu Atoll, and is accessible through watercrafts and seaplanes. The resort has 84 villas situated on water or the beachfront that blend with the natural surroundings of the island. The hotels offers Maldivian cuisine and Asian foods that will cater to all your dining desires. The most notable facilities and services in the resort include spa and wellness center, fitness center, water sports center, kids play center, and excursions among others.
3. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
The Centara Grand is one of the best resorts in the Maldives because of the exceptional value it offers. The resort has competitive room rates compared to other similar high-end properties. Moreover, the resort is among the few that offer an all-inclusive package that encompasses water sports rentals, daily 30-minute massage, alcoholic drinks, supervised kid's activities, excursions and Wi-Fi among others.
4. Six Senses Laamu Resort
The resort is located 150 km from the equator, and it is famous for combining eco-living, beautiful remote location and uncompromising luxury. For instance, guests are expected to remove their shoes upon arrival at the facility, and this offers a "barefoot luxury". The beach villas at the resort are located in the outdoors, and this makes them outstanding. The main luxurious features meant to pamper the guest at the hotel include a bountiful buffet at the Longitude and Leaf restaurants. Other facilities meant to pamper the guests is the award-winning spa, sauna, classic massage, and personal training program.
5. Velaa Private Island Hotel
The hotel is located 45 minutes north of the capital Male, and it takes a 45-minute seaplane ride to access the island. The resort has crystalline waters and white sand beaches that are shared with other Maldivian hotels. The luxurious facilities and services at the hotel include an excellent spa, gym, a tennis court, a climbing wall, and a golf academy. When it comes to dining, the hotel offers European and seafood cuisines, and "barefoot dining".
The Best Resorts in the Maldives