Best hotels and hostels in Maldives

  • Top ChoiceLodging in North Male Atoll

    Gili Lankanfushi

    Astonishingly impressive Gili Lankanfushi is the original pioneer of barefoot luxury in Maldives, where the 'no shoes, no news' philosophy reigns supreme and few visitors come away anything but amazed. Each of the palatial two-floor villas is built over water: they're extraordinary rustic-meets-sophisticated timber creations that are as open to the elements as possible.

  • Lodging in South Male Atoll

    OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

    The smartest of the three OZEN resorts that have recently opened in Maldives, Maadhoo really means what it says when it terms itself a luxury all-inclusive – once you've paid your hefty hotel room price, everything is free, including the generously stocked minibar whose contents you choose. It's a fabulous place, with gorgeous rooms, lovely beaches and superb restaurants.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Baa

    Amilla Fushi

    This stunning new arrival to Baa Atoll has instantly joined the ranks of the finest resorts in the country, having transported the glamour and style of Palm Beach to a gorgeous Indian Ocean island. Amilla Fushi boasts dreamily perfect white-sand beaches, deeply fabulous rooms, an array of superb restaurants, a beautiful infinity pool and a huge marina.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in North Male Atoll

    One & Only Reethi Rah

    One & Only Reethi Rah is still king of the Maldivian resorts. There may be resorts that cost more, but none have surpassed this extraordinary and ambitiously designed place, which is all about glamour and style, and shamelessly so. Indeed, if you aren’t comfortable with almost mind-boggling pampering and luxury, this probably isn’t the place for you.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Baa

    Soneva Fushi

    Rightly one of the most famous resorts in the country, ecofabulous Soneva Fushi is the place to get back to nature in style. The personal creation of hoteliers Sonu and Eva, it’s an incredibly impressive place where rustic private houses are perched on dazzling white-sand beaches behind the thick vegetation of one of Maldives’ largest resort islands.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Baa

    Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

    This extraordinary place is a palace of a hotel in the grand style. The combination of vast, brilliantly designed rooms, great beaches and perfect service make it one of the top resorts in the country. Its style is a stunning fusion of traditional Maldivian village atmosphere and international designer minimalism; it's also superbly friendly and welcoming.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Laamu

    Six Senses Laamu

    Six Senses Laamu is an amazing place, combining thoughtful luxury, rustic simplicity, outstanding culinary options and plenty of activities. The island truly feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere; getting to Olhuveli involves an hour’s flight south from Male followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride, but a stay here is certainly worth the extra travel time.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in South Male Atoll

    Jumeirah Vittaveli

    Meaning 'vastness of space' in Dhivehi, Jumeirah Vittaveli is actually half created from reclaimed land, though you'd never guess that from looking at it. It's a beautiful place, with sumptuous white beaches and plentiful thick vegetation. However, its real draw is its rooms, which are nothing short of astonishingly palatial and gorgeously decorated, bringing the best of Dubai to Maldives.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Lhaviyani

    Kanuhura

    Kanuhura is a sumptuous, impressive place with magnificent beaches, stunning accommodation and top-notch food. It’s classy and stylish without being too formal, romantic without being too quiet, and extremely welcoming to families without allowing kids to run riot. If you want a laid-back, high-end beach holiday with considerable style, this may be for you.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Dhaalu

    Niyama Private Islands

    This gorgeous resort, spread between two lush islands, is an extremely impressive fusion of alluring white beaches, ultra-high-end accommodation and superb service. It features plenty of quirky touches including a tree-house restaurant, an off-shore overwater restaurant and an underground nightclub. Niyama is flush with awards, and was recently hailed by Conde Nast as one of the world's best resorts.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in South Male Atoll

    Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

    One of Maldives' less mainstream resorts, Rihiveli has almost nothing in common with islands pitched at package tourists, and remains true to the spirit of its French founder, who set the place up in the 1980s as a refuge. This was the first resort to use the now ubiquitous ‘no news, no shoes’ phrase, and you'll quickly understand why.

  • Lodging in South Ari Atoll

    Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

    Sumptuous barefoot luxury is the name of the game at the Hilton Group’s long-standing Maldivian resort. Famous throughout the country for its unique two-island set-up and Maldives' first undersea restaurant, Conrad Maldives is an excellent choice for couples and families wanting to escape in style, while still having a huge choice of activities, cuisine and beaches.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Addu Atoll

    Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa

    This enormous but beautifully and thoughtfully conceived island ranks among the absolute top resorts in Maldives. It's right in the south of the country, but well worth the extra travel time. The vast water villas, great beaches and selection of super amenities will satisfy even the most demanding travellers.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in North Ari Atoll

    W Maldives

    W Maldives is sleek and imaginative, a boutique luxury island loaded with more casual cool than any other in the country. W manages to get it right on all levels – staff are informal and friendly, the reception area is so efficient you’ll rarely see anyone even needing to be there and the resort itself is stunning.

  • Lodging in North Male Atoll

    Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

    The smaller of the two Four Seasons properties in Maldives, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is also the more intimate and laidback. The style here is that of a luxurious Maldivian village, and after its refurbishment a few years ago, it's now looking superb. The beaches on the island are lovely and there are two gorgeous pools.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Baa

    Anantara Kihavah Villas

    Surrounded by a perfectly circular reef, the thickly vegetated Kihavahuravalhi is ringed by gorgeous white-sand beaches: you couldn’t ask for a more idyllic-looking Maldivian island. However, the resort’s biggest attraction is its 82 stunning villas, all superbly realised homages to ultimate luxury, crammed full of beautiful Asian furnishings and with highly impressive outdoor bathrooms.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in South Male Atoll

    Cocoa Island by COMO

    This wonderful place was an early Maldivian resort, and since its lavish refit at the hands of COMO, Cocoa Island has consistently impressed with its style and service. Indeed, this is one of the very few resorts that manages to get everything so right with such little fuss: a combination of perfect beaches, beautiful rooms, excellent food and superb staff.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Haa Dhaalu

    Barefoot Eco Hotel

    This excellent place is spread out along a gorgeous 1km-long white-sand beach on Hanimaadhoo's remote northern shore. It's perhaps the closest melding of guesthouse ethos with resort facilities in the country. This is a fantastic choice for visitors who'd like a very comfortable beach holiday but also want to stay on a local island and have contact with Maldivian culture.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Thaa

    COMO Maalifushi

    The first resort in remote Thaa Atoll is this glorious creation of the COMO group. The highlights include superb food, an excellent holistic spa and state-of-the-art rooms, all built from scratch in 2014. The island has great stretches of beach, and enjoys its own atmospheric desert island nearby. Tourism in Thaa Atoll couldn't have gotten off to a better start.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in North Ari Atoll

    Beach Villa Ukulhas

    These villas, just moments from the beach on gorgeous Ukulhas, are a real step up from the usual guesthouse offerings, with vast rooms that are beautifully and originally decorated with lots of natural wood furnishings. The villas are set amid well-tended gardens where the excellent meals are taken. The family running the place is also incredibly professional and warm.