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Our Best Maldives Beach Resorts

The Maldives offers luxurious beachside retreats with heavenly white sandy shores and crystalline waters. With such a variety of resorts to choose from, each of which offers blissfully photogenic brochures, it can be difficult to make up your mind. From private islands with romantic and secluded waterfront terraces to resorts catering toward sailing, diving and water sports, the Maldives consists of some 1,200 coral islands. Don’t worry about skipping through endless holiday pamphlets, we have selected the top five Maldives resorts for easy booking here at Voyage Privé.

1. Filitheyo Island Resort 4*

Located on the pretty Faafu Atoll, this private island resort hosts a breathtaking pool complex and floating water villas. With a secluded and tranquil lagoon to swim in, guests can choose between natural and artificial waters, all of which provide picture-postcard views. The resident spa provides luxurious treatments in a dreamy palm tree-laden landscape of birdsong and lapping waves. What's more, the island's surrounding reef ecosystem provides a blissful diving experience with abundant marine life. You can book trips by boat to neighbouring islands directly from the hotel, or stick to the calm and listless beauty of the private island. Rooms come with pretty sundecks or verandas, with all-inclusive access to meals in the buffet-style restaurant. It’s the perfect romantic getaway.

2. Cocoon Maldives 5*

This euphoric boutique hotel is located in the immensely pretty Llhaviyani Atoll on Ookolhufinolhu Island. Designed by the renowned Italian designers Lago, you can expect impeccable sun-kissed details with a perfect mix of natural beauty and clean, crisp architecture. The hotel features unique floating beds within its rooms, in villas which rest directly on the waterfront. The resort's centre features a number of well-regarded restaurants and bars, including everything from a la carte waterside dining to beach-bound grills. You can also enjoy a number of first-rate spa treatments in the wellness centre, home to indulgent and rejuvenating scrubs and massages catered toward singles and couples. The resort also provides an excellent diving centre with day trips to secluded snorkelling waters with bookable water sports and excursions.

3. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort 4*

Located in the tranquil waters of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Mercure's Kooddoo Resort is a pretty, colourful option in the Maldives. With a choice of sea, beach and poolside villas, it's one of the most versatile resorts out there. The island itself offers plentiful soft white sandy beaches with pristine waters for swimming and diving. The well-equipped resort centre offers a wealth of dining options, from pan-Asian specialities to waterfront bars. As for relaxation, Kooddoo is unrivalled. You can expect everything from indulgent spa treatments to secluded walks in the island's lush forests. One of the best experiences here, however, is the sea. Swim, dive, sail or kayak in the rejuvenating Arabian Sea, home to bountiful marine life and reef systems.

4. Centara Grand Island Resort And Spa Maldives 5*

The Centara Grand is a perfect option for families and couples looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway. Romantic dining and spa treatments are available along with an energetic children’s club and game centre so that nobody misses out on the fun. Situated in the idyllic South Ari Atoll, the surrounding waters are renowned for their crystal-clear views and perfect diving conditions. The resort itself is impeccably designed with chic, floating walkways of timber leading to water villas and the palm tree-laden island. On the island, you’ll find a fantastic variety of activities and eateries, including everything from classic island menus to Italian and local home-style cooking. One of the best features of this resort is the dine at home option, allowing you to eat from the luxurious comfort of your own suite or terrace. The resident PADI dive centre offers a number of unmissable excursions out into the crystalline ocean. You can explore colourful reef systems or investigate a local shipwreck just offshore.

5. Ayada Maldives 5*

This opulent and award-winning resort is among the most magnificent options in the Maldives. Set on a luxury private island in the pristine Gaafa Dhaalu Atoll, it's just moment from the equator, offering year-round sunshine and spectacular scenery. The resort offers a wide variety of water villas and beachside suites with attentive butlers and impeccable detailing. Choose from elegant villas situated right on the waterfront, within relaxing tropical gardens or just beside the beach. Some six restaurants offer everything from haute cuisine to simple fresh grills. The resort's spas and treatment centres are particularly noted with private rooms and excellent staff. As for activities, you can expect a wealth of land and water-based pursuits, from tennis and yoga to fishing and diving. The surrounding coral reefs offer abundant and colourful marine life, with dolphins frequenting the area offering once-in-a-lifetime swimming opportunities.

The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on Maldives Resorts

The Maldives is one of the world's most enticing locations. With private island resorts and direct-access waters, this is the place for beachside relaxation. There's plenty of choices to pick from too, and we've selected the best of the best for you to enjoy. With each of our options, you'll have access to this paradise in the Indian Ocean and a wealth of water-based activities. Chief among these are the excellent diving opportunities, where you'll find a vast richness of dazzling marine life with warm waters (so no clinging wetsuit). Most of all, this is the vacation for lounging. Lounge on the terraces, by the beach and at the spa with a luxurious Maldives resort stay.

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