Choosing an Island Resort

The Maldives has a ‘one island one resort’ concept which means that every resort in the country is on its very own separate island. 

Maldivian resorts offer a multitude of experiences from diving, surfing,  to ultra luxurious romantic getaways. 

Here’s the definitive guide to picking the best resort before you go. 

Diving and Snorkeling

Want to spend more time in and underwater than above it? Well they don’t say that the Maldives is 99% sea and 1% sand for no reason. Located near world class dive spots and drool worthy house reefs, these are some of the best resorts for the aquatically inclined.

Angsana Velavaru, Kuredu Island Resort, Gili Lankan fushi, Embudu Village (snorkeling and diving), Jumeirah Vittaveli (snorkeling)


Some of the Indian Oceans best surf breaks await near these magical islands. Catch a wave or two (or a lot more) and relax at these resorts. Surfs up!

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Cinnamon Dhonveli, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Niyama Private Island, Six Senses Laamu, Ayada Resort, Kandooma Maldives

Weddings and Honeymoons

The Maldives has a lot to offer you lovebirds. Dreamy beach weddings and vow renewal ceremonies where you can rekindle the spark in one of the worlds most romantic destinations are just some of the possibilities. Champagne breakfasts, romantic candlelit dinners and revitalizing massages anyone? Try these gorgeous resorts.

Baros Maldives, Per Aquum Huvafenfushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali, Ayada, Six Senses Laamu,

Spa and relaxation

If you want to really spoil yourself and get pampered, these resorts offer phenomenal spa experiences. Traditional Indian Ayurvedic massages, sensual Thai massages and health and wellness evaluations that customize your spa experience are just some of the services on offer. Oh and did we mention that there is an underwater spa as well?

Six Senses Laamu, One and Only Reethi Rah, Per Aquum Huavafenfushi (underwater spa)

Night Life

The Maldives has a reputation for being more of a rest and relax kind of destination than a party one. But these resorts prove just the opposite. Chic underwater nightclubs, world renowned DJ’s and awesome white parties await at these banging resorts.

W Retreat and Spa, Per Aquum Niyama, Finolhu, Kuredu Island Resort

Eco friendly

For a country that is on the forefront of the effects of climate change, the environment and sustainable practices are of the utmost importance to the Maldives. While every tourist visiting the country pays a green tax and sustainability has caught on extremely well throughout the tourism industry, these resorts stand out for their efforts since they are either carbon negative or neutral.

Gasfinolhu, Soneva fushi, Gili Lankan fushi