The Maldives is a dream destination for many reasons: its stunning beaches, turquoise waters, and luxurious resorts. It’s no wonder that this Indian Ocean oasis is a popular choice for honeymoons and intimate celebrations. If you’re looking for a Maldives resort that will make your Instagram followers green with envy, look no further! Here are 9 of the most insta-worthy resorts in the Maldives.
1. Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa
Set on a private island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa is the epitome of luxury. The resort offers Robinson Crusoe-style villas with private pools, butler service, and 24-hour access to an international housekeeping team. With its white sandy beaches, lush vegetation, and tranquil lagoon, Soneva Fushi is a veritable paradise.
2. Dhigali Maldives Resort
Dhigali Maldives Resort is located on an uninhabited island in the Raa Atoll. The resort offers guests an all-inclusive experience with overwater and beach villas, 5 restaurants, 3 bars, a spa, and a wide range of activities. Dhigali’s overwater villas are some of the most spacious in the Maldives and come complete with their own infinity pool, sun deck, and butler service.
3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is another luxurious resort located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The resort’s villas are spread out over 3 lagoon levels and offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Gili Lankanfushi also has its own overwater bar, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.
4. Velaa Private Island
Velaa Private Island is located in the Noonu Atoll and offers guests 45 villas spread out over 3 islands. The resort boasts its own championship 18-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els, as well as a world-class spa with 11 treatment rooms. Velaa Private Island also has its own observatory where guests can stargaze in comfort.
5. Kandima Maldives
Kandima Maldives is an up-and-coming resort located in the Dhaalu Atoll. The resort offers guests a unique “dine around” concept with 10 restaurants and bars to choose from. Kandima also has its own water park with slides and a lazy river, making it a great choice for families or groups of friends traveling together.
6. Joali Maldives
Joali Maldives is located on an exclusive island in the Muravandhoo Atoll. The resort offers guests 43 beachfront and overwater villas, each of which comes complete with its own private pool. Joali also has 2 restaurants, a bar, a spa, and a wide range of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and stand-up paddleboarding.
7 . Kudadoo Private Island
Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi is one of the newest resorts in the Maldives (it opened in December 2018). The luxury resort is located on an exclusive island in the Lhaviyani Atoll and offers 15 overwater residences complete with personal butlers and infinity pools. Guests at Kudadoo can also enjoy dining experiences by Michelin-starred chef Adriano Ricco at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants.
8 . Niyama Private Islands
Maldives Niyama Private Islands Maldives consists of 2 separate islands—Nilandhe Atoll (Per Aquum Niyama) and Dhaalu Atoll (Delphina Niyama)—in order to offer guests 2 distinct experiences . Nilandhe Atoll features beach bungalows and villas , while Dhaalu Atoll has overwater bungalows . Both islands have their own restaurants , bars , spas , fitness centers , kids clubs , libraries , boutiques , and more .
9 . Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa is located on an exclusive island in the Shaviyani Atoll . The luxury resort offers guests 66 villas set amidst tropical gardens . Guests can also enjoy dining at one of 7 restaurants or relaxing at Chi , The Spa . Shangri La Villingili Resort & Spa also has its own PADI Dive Center , tennis courts , golf driving range , water sports center , and more . Conclusion: There are endless reasons to visit the Maldives—the stunning scenery, luxurious resorts, turquoise waters—but if you’re looking for somewhere truly insta-worthy, then these 9 resorts should definitely be at the top of your list!
Whether you’re planning your honeymoon or celebrating a special occasion with close family or friends, these resorts will not disappoint!