Best hotels and hostels in Northern Atolls

  • 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 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 Lhaviyani


    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 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 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.

  • Lodging in Noonu

    Cheval Blanc Randheli

    Want to know where the one per cent really holiday? It's at this ultra-top-end hotel run by the French LVMH group (that's short for Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, you know), which has become renowned in Maldives for its high prices and exclusivity. Indeed, Cheval Blanc Randheli is a dazzling retreat of utter extravagance, extraordinary ambition and see-and-be-seen fabulousness.

  • Lodging in Baa


    The second resort in the country from The Small Maldives Island Company (who also manage nearby stunner Amilla Fushi), Finolhu aims itself at a young, wealthy crowd who want to party and enjoy the island's magnificent beaches. While the resort's commitment to 'youth' seems a tad contrived, it's a beautiful resort with fabulous facilities and a dreamy 2km-long sandbank.

  • Lodging in Lhaviyani


    This child-free all-inclusive opened in 2016 as the newest luxury resort in Lhaviyani Atoll, and has quickly made a name for itself as one of the very best resorts in the entire country. The secret here seems to be in the excellent staff and gorgeous state-of-the-art design, affording the island absolutely stunning rooms and public areas.

  • Lodging in Noonu

    Soneva Jani

    The latest creation of the pioneering Soneva group, which single-handedly kicked off luxury ecotourism in Maldives, this astonishingly ambitious place takes the shopping list of your average millionaire and brings it to life with vast wooden overwater villas that come with huge lap pools, walk-in minibars, retractable roofs, and – in most cases – your own personal water slide.

  • Lodging in Baa

    Reethi Beach Resort

    Reethi Beach is a large, long-running resort with plenty of charm. The island has lots of natural vegetation, wide white beaches and an accessible house reef. As one of the few budget options in Baa Atoll, it's a welcome change of pace and a great place to stay for those who want an affordable but still very comfortable Maldivian holiday.

  • Lodging in Haa Alifu

    Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

    Hideaway is certainly true to its name, located about as remotely as you can imagine in Maldives’ most northerly atoll. But while some resorts might blanch at the idea of being so far removed from Male and the busy international airport, Hideaway has capitalised on it, attracting those seeking true escape and unpretentious luxury.

  • Lodging in Lhaviyani

    Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

    Komandoo is an very relaxed spot with a resort ethos of pampering and romance. There are no children allowed here, making this a favourite for honeymooners and other couples enjoying a romantic break. The round island is ringed by a strikingly beautiful beach, although the sea breaks that surround much of the island obscure the perfection somewhat.

  • Lodging in Noonu

    Velaa Private Island

    Since opening in 2013, Velaa has become a byword for personal attention and ultimate luxury. Rather than being part of an international hotel chain like many of its ultra-top-end competitors, this impressive place is the personal creation of a Czech couple who turned their private-island fantasy into a business.

  • Lodging in Shaviyani

    Sirru Fen Fushi

    Its name translates as 'secret water island' and this is absolutely no understatement – as the only resort in pristine Shaviyani Atoll, Sirru Fen Fushi is truly an escape from the world. Surrounded by stunning azure waters, this gorgeously realised five-star resort is more off the radar than most, making it a brilliant choice for seekers of tranquility.

  • Lodging in Lhaviyani

    Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

    Kuredu Island Resort is about as close as you can get to a resort city in Maldives – this mass-market giant packs in the masses and truly is the resort that has everything. Look no further if you want a fun, sociable and action-packed holiday destination as well as the usual gleaming beaches and great diving.

  • Lodging in Raa

    Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

    Meedhupparu has gorgeous white beaches sloping down to a perfect turquoise lagoon. It's the biggest resort in the Adaaran chain’s group of properties in Maldives. The resort is particularly popular with Russian, Chinese and Italian guests who come here for a romantic holiday with plenty of activities and good all-inclusive deals.

  • Lodging in Haa Alifu

    JA Manafaru

    The most northerly resort in the country, JA Manafaru enjoys splendid isolation without a neighbour in sight. The island itself is gorgeous, with thick vegetation, dazzling turquoise waters and some of Maldives' softest sand on the incredible white coral beach that runs all the way around it.

  • Lodging in Noonu

    Palm Villa Guesthouse

    This charming place is run by a couple of Danish chefs who were early pioneers of the guesthouse experience in Maldives; it's a great place to relax and enjoy island life. The six spacious and prettily painted rooms have tiled floors and semi-outdoor bathrooms, and surround a sandy courtyard where guests can relax, socialise and sunbathe without offending locals.

  • Lodging in Baa

    Aveyla Manta Village

    Dharavandhoo may be home to Baa Atoll's airport, but it's otherwise a sleepy and very traditional fishing village. This 16-room beachside guesthouse is our top choice here, mainly for its good meals, comfortable and stylish accommodation and very obliging staff. Management is efficient and solar power is used for all electricity.