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Wondering where to head to for a luxurious beach holiday? Does the idea of scuba diving, snorkeling, or just plain lazing around on white, soft sandy beaches sound like music to your ears? Then pack your swim wear and beach sandals, because we’re headed to the lush island nation of Maldives.
The ‘postcard destination’ of Maldives is blessed with some of the world’s most spectacular beaches, clear turquoise lagoons in awesome shades of blue, phenomenal underwater wildlife, and luxury resorts spread across several private islands.
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Ultimate tropical paradise
Warm and sunny all year round, the sun-kissed island nation of Maldives has average temperatures between 23°C and 31°C. Some of the best months to visit Maldives are between November and April. Maldives sees the highest visitor footfall between December and March. The monsoon season lasts from May to October, with June receiving the highest rainfall.
Visitors fly directly to the Maldivian capital of Male. Since Maldives is a highly seasonal destination, not all flights operate throughout the year. Once you land at the Male International Airport, boats take you to the capital city on an island nearby. Some guests prefer to take an inter-island flight to reach the dozens of resorts on nearby islands.
Almost all resorts are situated far apart, and most luxury resorts are built on their own private island.
Let’s take a look at this list of 5 luxury resorts that you can include in your itinerary during your stay at one of the world’s greatest beach destinations—Maldives.
If you’re looking for subtle luxury and unmatched variety, Jumeirah Vittaveli is one spot you must certainly visit.
This luxury hotel is located on a private island that is a mere 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport. All the 89 gorgeous villas have access to private pools and private beaches. Beach cabanas, pool bars, and loungers dot the property and offer stunning views, especially the spectacular Maldivian sunset.
Guests can relax at the spa that offers massages and treatment baths or can savor sumptuous delicacies at the resort’s four restaurants.
Jumeirah Vittaveli is not only the perfect romantic getaway for honeymooners and couples, but also friendly to families with children.
Maldives’ most exclusive resort is located on an uninhabited five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll that offers uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. Soneva Jani is surrounded by more than a 3-mile-long lagoon of crystal turquoise waters.
Indulge in luxury at Soneva Jani, while you enjoy a lap in your own private pool at the resort’s 24 over-water villas. Let your taste buds go wild as you experience the many culinary adventures at Soneva Jani, be it during a castaway picnic or while testing your cookery skills at the organic garden lunches and cooking classes.
The Intercontinental Maldives luxury hotel, a newly opened property at the southern tip of Raa Atoll, is a short 35-minute seaplane ride from the Male International Airport.
All 81 villas of Intercontinental Maldives are located on the beachfront, each having its own private terrace and pool. The idea behind the hotel’s design is to allow its guests to experience the feeling of being in the lap of nature at all times and relax while they take in stunning ocean views.
The luxury hotel that opened in September 2019 features six gastronomic concepts, one of which is the Retreat, an adults-only escape.
This top luxury resort is built on the private island of Hadahaa. The small, circular island is one of the most stunning islands in the Maldives. To get to Park Hyatt from Male, you have to take a 60-minute domestic flight and a 30-minute speedboat trip.
It is a small resort with only 50 villas, consisting of beach villas and over-water villas.
The hotel’s unique lobby is a cultural tribute to the history of Maldives. Built as an upside down fishing boat, it’s a one-of-a-kind architectural marvel in itself.
The lagoon that surrounds the lush green island features one of the best coral reefs for snorkeling in the Maldives.
Watch the sun rise and set while you relax in a beach cabana at the sunset bar.
Situated on the Thaa Atoll, COMO Maalifushi is nestled in the archipelago’s southern reaches.
An ultimate getaway for families, couples, surfers, and divers, COMO Maalifushi is surrounded by uninhabited private islands that boast of hammerhead and manta ray sightings.
The resort has a mix of 65 land and over-water suites and villas. A part of the original property of COMO in the Maldives, COMO Maalifushi forms a perfect combination with COMO Cocoa Island. Guests enjoy island hopping between the two luxury resorts.
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