5 Must-Visit Hotels in the Maldives

There are so many amazing hotels in the Maldives. Some of them can claim their own reef, some have fun children's clubs, and some are ideal for couples looking for the perfect romantic escape. We’ve chosen 5 we think are among the best.

Luxury hotel Shangri-La  beach

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

Down at the southern tip of the 800 km island chain of the Maldives, next to the local Gan Airport, there is a tropical paradise called Shangri-La. Here you are welcomed by an unbelievably starry sky (it’s just 60 km south of the Equator), a lush green tropical forest, and, of course, a 5* luxury hotel, privacy and a sense of space. Villingili is one of the biggest islands in the Maldives, and it has a lot to offer: three freshwater lagoons, the only nine-hole golf course in the Maldives, wide white sandy beaches, and lush tropical jungles where you can ride bicycles. And the most amazing thing of all - The Chi Spa, where treatments are inspired by local healing traditions.

Breathtaking Four Seasons hotel room view

The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

A stay at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is like walking into your favourite desktop picture. The hotel offers nearly 100 bungalows, both water and beach, including the biggest residence in the Maldives. Make this luxury resort a must on your wish list. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru has the best Ayurveda centre in the Maldives with specialists and therapists coming from India. Here you will have one of the most amazing massages of your life.

Amazing Peraquum Niyama underwater restaurant

Per Aquum Niyama

The rather new Per Aquum Niyama Hotel is the new jewel of the Maldives. It is situated on two islands connected by a wooden bridge over the lagoon. The hotel offers 11 types of villas.The main concept of this luxury hotel is to be unlike any other. Here, they try to create as many unique things as possible. And, where the second Maldivian Per Aquum chain hotel, Uvafen Fushi, has an underwater SPA, Per Aquum Niyama decided to surprise its guests with its own underwater restaurant. Subsix is a special capsule that was placed underwater 500 metres from the shore. Around the restaurant, a coral reef was formed specifically so that guests could have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the marine life. On top of that, guests can relish the only African restaurant in the Maldives, as well as a fusion restaurant located up in the trees. Needless to say, they all are just awesome!

W Retreat hotel view at night

W Retreat & Spa, Maldives

W Retreat & Spa, Maldives is a private island in a wonderland of white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs, providing a new cutting edge, contemporary lifestyle experience and an exclusive escape. It features 78 private retreats – each with its own plunge pool and sundeck; six gourmet eateries and lounge bars, including 15BELOW, the Maldives' only underground nightclub, literally located 15 steps below the island's surface, and an over-water spa for the ultimate escape. For the adventurous, dive deep into the crystal blue ocean or explore the private reef, one of the best house-reefs in the Maldives.

Amilla Fushi gorgeous view

Amilla Fushi

Amilla Fushi is a quintessentially unique Maldives resort, located in Baa Atoll, offering you a choice of island homes that hover over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand. Baa Atoll is one of 26 natural atolls in the Indian Ocean and it has been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Home to some of the richest waters in the Maldives, it provides a peaceful, unspoilt haven for protected marine life. Enjoy the good life among the lush island foliage at this exclusive Maldives resort. With delicious food, superb wine, impeccable service and, most importantly, wonderful company, Amilla offers a range of experiences to make your island home complete.

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