The essence of the Maldives is defined at Baros Maldives. A small coral island ringed by golden sand and a thriving house reef set in a
shimmering blue lagoon. Lush with mature palm trees and brilliant tropical vegetation, this island is perfect for a peaceful vacation in
a private Beach or Water Villa of elegance and style.
The first sight of Baros Maldives is of the white pinnacle roof of the resort’s iconic Lighthouse. Palm-thatched roofs of the Guest Villas peek from verdant foliage. The wooden landing jetty leads to a grand gazebo housing the Welcome Pavilion.
All 75 Villas, beachside or overwater, are elegantly designed with sandstone and timber, have fine furnishings, large windows to let in natural light, and are timeless in ambience. As well as having a private veranda deck with sunloungers and a teak dining table for two, each Villa has a spacious, teak-floored bedroom featuring a king-sized bed with soft cotton sheets and plump pillows, as well as a vanity counter and a large sofa or daybed.
Located only 20 minutes by speedboat, northwest of the Malé International Airport, Baros Maldives is close enough for convenient transfers 24/7 but worlds away from day-to-day life. The Baros Maldives experience begins with a warm welcome outside the airport arrivals hall, by a resort host who accompanies guests to one of the Baros Maldives speedboats for a scenic cruise to the resort.
At Cocoa Island by COMO, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, and Ayurvedic treatments. Offering a beachfront location, Ufaa Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a poolside bar and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this luxurious resort offer sofa beds and plasma TVs.
At Naladhu Private Island Maldives, you can spend time at the beach enjoying free cabanas, beach umbrellas, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. The Living Room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a fitness center are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious resort offer upscale touches like private plunge pools and soaking tubs.
Pros: This hotel thought about everything you would ever want staying at a resort and was phenomenal when it came to spoiling us as a young couple on a honeymoon. Great romantic settings (dinner in the middle of the ocean is worth the $1100). Clean waters, lagoon villas are clean and well designed for comfort. Very friends staff and accommodating. Spa was also a wonderfully relaxing experience!
Cons: Just 1 downside. We saw one strand of seaweed in the clear waters lol
This Emboodhu Finolhu resort is on the waterfront and is set on its own private white sand beach within easy reach of Embudu Beach. Area attractions also include Vadoo Beach and Rasmee Dhandu Stadium.
Pros: Loved the rooms. We stayed in Overwater Bungalow. Cozy and comfortable. Loved everything about it: Bed, Sofa, Terrace, Bathroom, amenities, access to the water. Amazing place! The service is ridiculous in the best sense. People are extremely friendly, always willing to assist and help with just about any request. Staff really elevates the experience. Some will even have those small spontaneous details that make the experience memorable. Loved the Thai Restaurant. It was the only restaurant we went to twice during our stay. It is just fantastic, both the food as well as the service. Beaches are just beautiful. Real paradise. I believe the hotel offers an exceptional service, so it is good value for the money. Transfer from the airport is one of the cheapest you will find in most high-end resorts in Maldives as well. We hope we can return in the future for wedding anniversary or similar. I think the positives outweigh the negatives.
Cons: Food and drinks are pricey, no doubt. Can this be changed? Maybe not. Extras can be pricey too, especially massages. I took a beginners surfing session and if you make it an hourly rate, for general public 100$/hr surfing session, including an awesome ride to the surf break on a nice boat may seem too expensive. I think it is not that expensive (not really a negative point, but something they could improve and get more clients if prices went down a bit). Surfing (or just trying) is just a lot of fun. Now, 200+ $ for 1hr massage session, this I think is too expensive. Other extras were just too outrageous I don't even remember the numbers (swimming with whale shark, charged as a trip to the moon).
And lastly, I think prices should be listed with the 10% service + 12% GST already included (this applies to everything: food, beverages, activities).
The transfer to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is by speedboat, a 35-minute trip from Malé International Airport. Guests can go swimming and kayaking on the secluded island's lagoon, and take to the sea for a spot of fishing or a romantic sunset cruise.
Set on a pristine island, just 15 minutes away from Male International Airport (Ibrahim Nasir International Airport) by speedboat, is the new 4-star hotel Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives. The resort guarantees a relaxing and inspiring holiday experience with 140 adult-oriented villas and plenty of opportunities to indulge and rejuvenate with seven restaurants and bars and a marvelous wellness area.
Explore an atoll. Wade in azure waters. Swim with colourful marine animals. Plant a coral or two. Learn to cook Maldivian food. Admire the Ihuru, Dhiveni for old palm trees. Discover your destination playground at Angsana Ihuru.
Pros: The resort is fantastic with a number of restaurants to select from. The food is very well labeled for those with allergies. This is a major issue for my wife when travelling and Kurumba made it very clear what she could and couldn't eat.
Cons: Everything is extremely expensive, which is pretty standard for the Maldives, but Kurumba was on the expensive side.
Kurumba Maldives' official bookings portal! Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparalleled choice of dining experiences, recreational activities, and nightly entertainment. Kurumba Maldives offers a wide range of accommodation, Eight Restaurants, Three Bars. Veli Spa. Dive School. Water-sports. Kids Club. Recreation Center. With so much choice, Kurumba Maldives is the favorite Maldives Resort of many.
Pros: We had livley time at this peaceful and quite hotel. Staff are extreemly friendly, the food is great and weathe is pleasant.
Cons: Lack of Nightley activities.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru began to welcome guests on the shores of its home atoll in 1995. With its breezy tropical aura and playful air of carefree abandon, the resort is today recognised as an ultimate hideaway offering peaceful seclusion.
Pros: The activities. Dive center. Over water pool villa. Beautiful lagoon. Kids club. Free lunch for kids at the pool. The main pool area. Nanny service. Perfect family resort.
Cons: Service was inconsistent and slow at times. Also Buggy service was slow or unavailable a few times. Food quality can be improved especially for that price. Cocktails at Aqua bar not the quality I expected. Very slow Wifi...enough for emails and browsing but if you're a heavy social media user then better to get a sim card from the airport at arrival.
At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and body scrubs. Fushi Cafe, one of 3 restaurants, offers ocean views and serves breakfast and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and a free kid's club are other highlights at this luxurious resort, and rooms offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs and MP3 docks.
Crystal Sands Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 370.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and wired Internet are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving and snorkeling. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding.
In addition to a marina and a rooftop terrace, Kaani Beach Hotel features an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 178.00 per vehicle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. A free kid's club and a kid's club are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like pillowtop beds with premium linens.
Kaani Village & Spa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 150 per vehicle one way. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or aromatherapy, and Candle Light dinner serves international cuisine. An outdoor pool and a sauna are other highlights, and rooms at this Art Deco hotel offer up nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets and rainfall showerheads.
Located just 3.7 mi (6 km) from the airport, Hotel Ocean Grand at Hulhumale offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out O' View Sun Rise Terrace, one of 2 restaurants, which serves Asian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. A rooftop terrace and a garden are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer LCD TVs and minibars.
Situated by the ocean, Paradise Island Resort & Spa is a great choice for a stay in Lankanfinolhu. You can visit the spa to be pampered with beachside massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and Bageecha Restaurant, one of 5 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's an outdoor pool and a beach bar, and rooms at this upscale resort offer furnished patios and 24-hour room service.
Your relaxation begins the moment you step ashore onto our idyllic private island. We’re just a short boat ride from Velana International Airport and Malé city, and transfers can be arranged for all flight times. Whether you seek relaxation or adrenaline, we’ve got you covered. The luxurious Shine Spa for Sheraton™ is nestled on its own private island, and our lagoon plays host to exciting water sports and 40 nearby dive sites offer you endless exploration. Our 176 guest rooms have something for everyone. From beachfront rooms and stand-alone cottages, villas and suites featuring thatched roofs and proximity to the beach, to over-water bungalows and suites with privacy and direct sea access, every option inspires romance.
Welcome to Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, the prestigious Maldives Luxury Resorts, where time ceases to exist and the voice of the Indian Ocean beckons you to her shores. As the gateway to the South Atolls, Vadoo possesses its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna. Awarded as the Worlds Leading Water Villa retreat at the World Travel Awards in 2010, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is a luxurious Maldives Island resort that stands out amongst the best. The list of indulgences that awaits you at our Maldives Island resort can only be matched by the captivating lushness of the surroundings
Located just 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the airport, The Somerset Hotel offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can visit the fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at BELLE AMIE BISTRO, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms at this upscale resort get the details right with nice touches like premium bedding, bathrobes, and slippers.
Do you want to experience heaven on earth? Want a perfect setting for a romantic getaway from the stresses of daily life? Then come to Bandos Maldives! Lush tropical landscaped setting on an island that is 178,900 square meters totally devoted to a relaxed resort lifestyle with only 215 guest rooms. The island is fully encircled by pearl white beaches, clear turquoise blue warm water under a never ending azure blue sky blessed with abundant sunshine. This aural feast, complimented by an all colourful visual one, where the turquoise of the lagoon, the lush green vegetation, the pearl white beaches, azure blue sky and generous offerings of golden sunshine inspires in us the question, did heaven and earth meet?