Top Expensive Hotels, Resorts & Villas in Maldives
(Click to see the most expensive and luxurious hotel in Maldives and prices. The full list is below). The most luxurious and expensive hotels in the Maldives are usually built on a single island. These resort hotels are generally on isolated islands far from the capital Male. The most popular accommodation units in the Maldives are overwater villas. These villas are in harmony with nature, although they are far from Male, they provide the highest level of service in terms of luxury and comfort. The sizes of overwater villas vary between 80 m2 and 500 m2. As the overnight price in hotels increases, the level of luxury and comfort also increases. For example, some villas have private spa pools and personal butler service. To get to know these hotels more closely and to see their prices, please see the list below.
List of the most luxurious hotels in the Maldives
If you are looking for the most luxurious, comfortable and expensive hotels in the Maldives, here is the ranking;
(The ranking is made from cheap to expensive)
Located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives, this region is also recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The hotel offers various accommodation options such as tree-top villas, overwater villas, and beach villas. Each one is equipped with private pools, spacious living areas, and modern amenities. Special dining experiences are also offered for guests, including beach dining, champagne picnics, or private dinners with special chefs. Activities; The hotel offers a range of activities for its guests such as water sports, diving, spa services, swimming, yoga, and meditation. This special location in the Baa Atoll makes it ideal for diving to see manta rays, whales, and colorful coral reefs.
Located in Laamu Atoll, in the south of the Maldives, Six Senses Laamu offers luxury villas both overwater and on the island. These villas are equipped with a design dominated by wooden materials and natural tones. Each villa can have a private pool and direct access to the ocean. Guests can choose from menus prepared with seafood, international dishes, organic and local ingredients. Activities; diving, snorkeling, water sports, yoga, spa treatments, and many more options are available. You can participate in diving and snorkeling tours to see sea turtles, manta rays, and other marine creatures.
Located in the Thaa Atoll of the Maldives, about 60 minutes by plane from Male. It is the first luxury hotel in the Maldives. This atoll is one of the less touristic areas of the Maldives, offering you a more private and peaceful experience. The quiet atmosphere of the hotel is particularly popular as a romantic getaway for couples and honeymooners. The hotel offers various accommodation options, including overwater villas, beach suites, and garden rooms. Activities; COMO Maalifushi offers many facilities and activities such as yoga, wellness, massage, spa, meditation, skincare, water sports, snorkeling, and even private yoga lessons. There are restaurants at COMO Maalifushi that offer dishes from different cuisines. The ‘Tai’ restaurant with Japanese cuisine is located over the water, while ‘Madi’ offers seafood, local and international flavors.
Located in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the south of the Maldives, this hotel is famous for its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking coral reefs. The luxurious overwater villas attract attention with their spacious areas, private pools, and magnificent ocean views. Different restaurants offer seafood, Asian cuisine, international flavors, and much more. The hotel offers special packages and experiences for honeymoon couples, families, and groups.
Kuda Vilingili Resort is located in the famous North Malé Atoll region of the Maldives and is easily accessible by speedboat from the airport. With a modern and elegant design using natural materials, Kuda Vilingili offers a sophisticated holiday experience surrounded by tropical beauty. There are villas located both overwater and on the island at the resort. Each one is equipped with a private pool, spacious living areas, and modern amenities. Activities; there are numerous facilities and activities at the resort such as diving, snorkeling, water sports, meditation and yoga classes, fishing, island exploration tours, spa, and fitness center.
Patina Maldives is located in the North Malé Atoll region of the Maldives, as part of the Fari Islands. The hotel, located right next to Fari Marina, is at the center of inter-island social life; marina, social activities, shopping, restaurants… The hotel was designed by the world-renowned Büro Ole Scheeren. There are villas and rooms in different categories both overwater and on the island. Each one is equipped with private pools, spacious living areas, and scenic terraces. Activities; options include diving, snorkeling, water sports, spa, wellness, fitness classes, and island exploration tours.
Located in the Dhaalu Atoll, this hotel is right in the middle of the unforgettable blue waters and white sandy beaches of the Maldives. The architecture of St. Regis Maldives Vommuli combines natural beauty with modernity. The resort offers luxury villas and suites both overwater and on the island. These units have private pools and spacious terraces. You can experience both international and local flavors in the restaurants. Additionally, there are stylish bars and lounge areas at the hotel. Activities; there are many different treatment and massage options available in private spa suites with sea views. The resort also stands out with its personal butler service. Diving, snorkeling, water sports, yoga classes, and a fitness center are just a few of the activities offered at the hotel. Additionally, there are special activity areas and playrooms for children.
Joali Being is located in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives. It offers a holiday experience focused on mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. It provides a peaceful sanctuary with different therapies, meditation sessions, and holistic health practices. The hotel offers various villas and suites, both overwater and on the island, each providing a spacious and comfortable living area integrated with nature. Some villas also have private pools. Joali Being serves its guests with menus prepared according to healthy living and nutrition principles, using organic, local, and sustainable materials, which are both delicious and nutritious. Activities include a spa and wellness center, various massages, therapies, yoga and meditation sessions, nature walks, water sports, diving, and snorkeling. Additionally, the hotel organizes special programs and workshops for mental and physical well-being.
Joali Maldives is located in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives. Transportation is usually provided by seaplane from Malé International Airport. Joali Maldives stands out among luxury resorts in the Maldives with its unique concept and extraordinary experiences. Joali offers a holiday experience where art and nature come together. Artworks of international and local artists can be found in every corner of the facility. The hotel offers various luxury villas and suites, both overwater and on the island, each equipped with a private pool, spacious living areas, and comfortable bedrooms. Joali Maldives hosts several restaurants offering flavors from different cuisines, including seafood, Asian cuisine, and Italian cuisine. Activities offered include a spa, wellness center, water sports, diving, snorkeling, art tours on the island, meditation, and yoga sessions.
Top 5 most expensive and ultra-luxury hotels in the Maldives
Located in the North Malé Atoll, this luxury resort is only 40 minutes away from Malé International Airport by private speedboat. Opened in 2005, this unparalleled 6-star hotel has hosted royalty and many world-renowned personalities. One & Only Reethi Rah is famous for its spacious and specially designed villas, long white sandy beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, turquoise bays, and sand caves. Villas either overlook the white sandy beach or the lagoon. Many villas have private swimming pools and spacious verandas. Dining options include seafood, Asian cuisine, and Italian cuisine. Activities include a spa, wellness center, water sports, diving, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, land sports, and special activity programs for children and teenagers. Additionally, the resort offers unique experiences and organizations for romantic dinners, special celebrations, weddings, and honeymoons.
Baa Atoll is known as the biosphere reserve of the Maldives. Soneva Fushi is located on this atoll, which hosts unique natural beauty and is built on an original desert island of the Maldives. Soneva Fushi is designed with the principle of “simplicity of luxury.” It offers rustic luxury integrated with nature. The resort offers villas of different sizes, all with private beaches and some with private pools. There are also Robinson Crusoe-style treehouses. Private residences are hidden among dense tropical greenery. Soneva Fushi is known for its restaurants that use organic and local products. Activities include a spa center, natural treatments and relaxation sessions, yoga, meditation, water sports, diving, snorkeling, observation tours, and a kids’ club. Additionally, the resort has its own observatory, allowing guests to observe stars and planets.
Ithaafushi Island is located in the South Malé Atoll of the Maldives. It is a 30-minute luxury yacht ride from Malé International Airport. Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers ultra-luxury villas both on the beach and overwater. Each villa is equipped with spaciousness, private pools, modern amenities, and unique views. The resort hosts several restaurants offering flavors from world cuisines. Activities include a spa center, relaxing treatments, therapies, yoga, meditation sessions, water sports, diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, special club and activities for children, private yacht trips, island activities, special dinners, and many other exclusive experiences.
Soneva Jani, meaning “wisdom” in Sanskrit, is an ultra-luxury resort that has some of the most expensive overwater villas in the Maldives. It is one of the original concepts of the Soneva brand. Located in the Noonu Atoll, in the northwest of the Maldives, it offers a holiday experience where natural beauty, luxury, and comfort come together. Soneva Jani offers a peaceful and harmonious environment with its spacious and well-designed villas, pristine beaches, and clear lagoons. The resort offers some of the largest overwater villas in the world. Activities include spa, wellness center, yoga, meditation, natural treatments, water sports, diving, snorkeling, island excursions, gastronomy tours, and many other activities. The resort also offers a kids’ club and special activities for children.
This resort hotel and overwater villas are the most expensive and luxurious in Maldive Islands. It is easily accessible by a quick boat trip from Malé International Airport, located in North Malé Atoll. Gili Lankanfushi hosts some of the largest overwater villas in the Maldives. These villas offer private sea access, spacious outdoor living areas, private pools, and panoramic ocean views. Plenty of natural materials have been used in the design of the villas, giving them a warm and natural atmosphere. More information below…
Features and facilities of Gili Lankanfushi
Dining & Drinking: The hotel has several restaurants offering a variety of flavors from seafood to Asian cuisine. Additionally, the hotel also offers special culinary experiences, such as organic wines and handmade chocolates.
Wellness & Spa: Gili Lankanfushi’s Meera Spa operates in a stylish structure built over the ocean. Here, in addition to treatments prepared with natural materials, yoga and meditation classes are also offered.
Activities: The hotel offers a variety of activities such as diving, snorkeling, water sports, stargazing, and local island tours. Additionally, there is an underwater experience expert at the hotel, which is ideal for those who want to explore the underwater world more closely.
Sustainability: Gili Lankanfushi is known for its serious commitments to sustainability. It has various sustainable practices such as waste reduction, collaboration with the local community, energy and water conservation. Additionally, the hotel also contributes actively to marine biology and conservation efforts.
Highlights: Gili Lankanfushi’s “No News, No Shoes” philosophy offers guests a unique environment to truly relax and enjoy nature. Additionally, the hotel offers a special private butler service.
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