A recent survey recently ranked the Maldives as the most popular luxury vacation destination in the world. There are many things to love about the island nation of the Maldives -the pristine white sand beaches, azure waters, and skies in shades of blue that can't even be described. But a trip here is more than a back-to-nature retreat.So which luxury resorts should you consider on your trip to paradise?
Here, everything is done in style. It's no wonder then that the Maldives was recently ranked the most popular luxury vacation destination in the world.
Ayada Maldives is a brand new luxury resort located amidst a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives, 268 miles south of the capital Male. The island based resort occupies approximately 15 hectares of undisturbed and indigenous vegetation and offers uninterrupted views of the breath taking Maldivian landscape. Ayada Maldives is committed to providing all visitors an authentically luxurious journey of the very finest on offer in the Southern Maldives.
Coco Palm Bodu Hithi is situated on the private island of Bodu Hithi in the North Male’ Atoll, a 40 minute (29 km) luxury speedboat ride from Male’ International Airport. The island is rich in vegetation with naturally designed sandy walkways and coconut trees, edged with white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and isolated sand banks. The ambience of the island is enchanting for even the most discerning of guests.
Dusit Thani Maldives presents the blending of Thai gracious hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of destination Maldives. Located on Mudhdhoo Island, Dusit Thani Maldives is a 40 minutes breathtaking seaplane ride from the International airport and 10 minutes by speed boat from the new domestic airport. This exquisite resort scheduled to open on December will deliver a unique experience to discerning well-travelled guests seeking a peaceful retreat.
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi - Widely considered the 'Burj al Arab' of the Maldives, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi bathes you in luxury and then adds a bit more. It may be missing the Dubai counterpart's rooftop helipad, but that's hardly a tragedy, what with lavish rooms, marble plunge pools, outdoor rain showers, 24-hour butler service… the whole shebang. The clincher however is the overwater villas. No wooden-piers jutting out into the lagoon would do for Jumeirah's concept of privacy. Instead, these villas are located half a mile out and can only be reached by boat. The Talise spa and three restaurants are an added bonus.
W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is a tropical playground in the Indian Ocean that’s perfect for relaxing, playing, and recharging for your next adventure. Connect with inner peace and go along with the pace of island life. Succumb to an inviting concept of dazzling blue waters, spectacular reefs and pristine sands infused with style and soul – you’re no longer part of the everyday.
Naladhu - Imagine paradise. Tropical island sands. Swaying palms. Endless turquoise waters. Open your eyes and see Naladhu. Maldivian for “beautiful island,” Anantara’s sister island of Naladhu offers a mosaic of timeless moments on the clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa - An enchanting garden island infused with traditional village charm, a mere 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport, our private coral island is home to the charm of a Maldivian village by the turquoise sea. Here, palm-thatched pavilions and bungalows line the white sand or dip their feet into the crystal water. An island spa offers soothing Asian secrets. Sunrise, sunshine and sunset paint the endless sky.