The Maldives is a dream destination for honeymoons and romantic bucket list trips. This idyllic paradise in the Indian Ocean offers a huge assortment of luxury resorts, so it can be hard to choose which is the best resort in Maldives for you.
We’re here to help by narrowing down the list of the best luxury resorts in Maldives to our picks for the 10 best Maldives luxury 5 star resorts. Many of these Maldives 5 star resorts are all inclusive, making them a great choice for a stress-free and more affordable vacation.
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
Known as the Jewel of the Indian Ocean and one of the top 10 resorts in Maldives for honeymoons, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a tropical dream of swaying palms, powder-soft sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, and luxurious coral reefs teeming with underwater life.
Immerse yourself in this beauty by staying in an overwater bungalow. Your private retreat gives you direct access to the inviting ocean from your sun-drenched veranda.
Floating above the water, these overwater bungalows are carefully designed to create a relaxing atmosphere and feature first-class amenities such as a king-size bed, a furnished private veranda, air conditioning, a minibar, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen cable TV, and a unique open-air bathroom with overhead rain shower.
This Maldives 5 star resort’s all inclusive package includes all meals, unlimited afternoon snacks, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, in-room minbar with refills, a sunset cruise, a half-bottle of champagne (depending on length of stay), a half-hour group snorkeling lesson and a half-hour group windsurfing lesson, free use of fitness center and sports equipment, free use of kayaks and windsurfing equipment daily for an hour, one free yoga session, a 20% discount on all food items at Maldivaru Restaurant, one free dinner at the same restaurant for each guest staying 5 nights, and a 20% discount on a selected spa treatment during the first two days of your stay.
Hurawalhi Island Resort
Located on a private island in the Lhaviyani Atoll just a 40-minute seaplane trip from Male, Hurawalhi Island Resort is one of the top 10 resorts in Maldives for honeymoons because it’s adults only.
It also features swoonworthy over-the-water bungalows and beach villas (some with private pools); an astonishing underwater restaurant (the world’s largest); a tropical champagne pavilion; the amazing Dream Island sandbank; incredible dive sites; and two restaurants and a bar.
If you want to have a stress-free vacation, choose the all-inclusive package which covers all meals, a 24-hour snack menu, unlimited nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages, a sunset dolphin cruise, use of the fitness center and sports facilities, canoes and windsurfing equipment, a half-hour snorkeling lesson, and a half-hour windsurfing lesson.
Constance Moofushi Maldives
Another of the best resorts in Maldives for couples and honeymoons as well as a top diving and snorkeling spot, Constance Moofushi Maldives will make your dream of walking barefoot on brilliant white sand surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean come true.
Located in South Ari Atoll on a lush private island, Constance Moofushi offers an oceanfront pool, a dive center, two restaurants, and two bars in addition to the stunning beach. You can also take advantage of a fitness center, yoga classes, and spa treatments.
Luxurious beachfront and overwater villas are decorated in natural tones and feature designer furniture, private sun decks, and incredible views. The all-inclusive package here includes gourmet cuisine, premium nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages including wine and champagne, in-room minibars and refills, snorkeling, nonmotorized watersports, entertainment, and traditional boat excursions.
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is a 5-star all-inclusive Maldives resort located on the island of Fasmendhoo, in the southern part of the Raa Atoll. Another of the best luxury resorts in Maldives, it is set on 20 acres of pristine land and 100 acres of a beautiful lagoon and features pristine white beaches, a clear blue ocean, and lush nature.
Each of the 120 villas is designed in a contemporary style of tropical architecture and first-class interior design, blending harmoniously with the local environment. You’ll enjoy an elegant yet relaxed ambiance.
All villas, including the overwater bungalow, have two flat-screen satellite TVs, a king-size bed or a connecting room for families or large groups, a walk-in shower and an outdoor shower “under the stars,” a bathtub for two, a spacious dressing room with walk-in closet, room-controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans for a soothing and restful night’s sleep, and a desk, There is high-speed Wi-Fi available throughout the resort if you want to stay connected.
One of the top 10 resorts in Maldives for honeymoons, Emerald Maldives offers an all-inclusive honeymoon package with a discount on your room, a couples massage, a bottle of champagne, a romantic beach dinner, and a complimentary upgrade when available.
LUX South Ari Atoll Resort
Just 30 minutes by plane from Male International Airport, LUX South Ari Atoll Resort offers luxurious open-concept rooms surrounded by crystal clear waters and a tropical vibe.
Retreat to overwater bungalows with chic furnishings and outdoor seating areas. These are located on either the sunrise or sunset side of the island and have a pool (if the Indian Ocean is not enough for you). A deck for lazy days, a hanging bird’s nest swing, a secret escape to the lagoon, a coffeemaker, and a minibar are also provided. With all these amazing amenities, you’ll want to stay here forever.
Plus, you can take advantage of the fitness center, outdoor pool, and spa. At the spa, you can indulge in relaxing massages and beauty treatments. There’s also a game room with a pool table and darts for kids and the young at heart. Free WiFi is available in the business center.
Pamper your palate at 8 restaurants, with international, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese, and Middle Eastern cuisines. The all-inclusive rates here cover all meals and beverages, water sports, self-service minibar, and unlimited ice cream with afternoon tea.
This Maldives luxury 5 star resort is a magical place set within the North Ari Atoll. Featuring overwater bungalows and villas with private terraces, lush landscaping, white sandy beaches, and stunning lagoons, Constance Halaveli is built like a curved Maldivian boat.
Experience what it’s really like to live on a luxury island. Sit back and relax on the deck after swimming in your private pool. Enjoy the resort’s pool, dive center, tennis court, fitness center, watersports, spa, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars.
The 5 star all inclusive Maldives package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, all meals with unlimited a la carte menu for dinner, all alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, minibars that are refreshed daily, excursions, private valet service, WiFi, and unlimited access to the sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi.
Meeru Island Resort & Spa
This tropical paradise of white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons is just 55 minutes from Velana International Airport and the only resort on Meerufenfushi Island in North Male Atoll. Known for its colorful reefs and abundant marine life, Meeru Resort is truly an unspoiled natural paradise.
Meeru is not only a multi-award-winning resort in the Maldives but also an all-inclusive resort that prides itself on personalized service. The resort includes overwater bungalows, beachfront villas, and waterfront villas, some with Jacuzzis and all featuring private outdoor space.
Enjoy the pool, beach, spa, museum, watersports, diving, excursions, and golf course. There are five restaurants and several bars. For the ultimate romance, book a private dinner on the beach under the stars.
The all-inclusive package here covers meals and snacks (featuring produce grown on the island); all beverages; a minibar that is refilled daily; daily snorkeling trips; nonmotorized watersports; theme nights; a 20% discount at a la carte restaurants; half-hour group lessons for snorkeling, windsurfing and golf; a sunset cruise, and yoga.
Oblu Select Sangeli
Spend a day barefoot at Oblu Select Sangeli, a Maldives luxury 5 star resort on a lush white sand beach and turquoise lagoon fringed by dazzling coral reefs. An ideal romantic destination, it is just a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
Romantic beach and overwater villas feature comfortable beds with luxurious linens, bathrobes and slippers, and amenities such as refrigerators, a coffee maker, and minibars. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Open-air bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with rain showerheads. Some offer private pools.
For a relaxing stay, book the all-inclusive Serenity Plan, which includes complimentary airport transfers, all meals, unlimited beverages, unlimited access to the gym and recreation facilities, complimentary snorkeling and use of water sports equipment, free excursions, daily refill of the minibar, and complimentary spa services.
Kandolhu Maldives offers wide sandy beaches and a colorful and vibrant coral reef, just 25 minutes by seaplane from Male. This exquisite Maldives luxury 5 star resort features just 30 beach and overwater villas, some with private pools. Enjoy the colorful sunset each day from the privacy of your wooden deck.
There is fabulous scuba diving and snorkeling here, as well as excursions like sunset cruises and fishing trips.
The all-inclusive rate here covers all meals in the 5 gourmet restaurants, unlimited premium beverages, 10% discount on all spa treatments, one private snorkeling tour or Sunset cruise (once per person per stay), and complimentary water sports.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
The Four Seasons Maldives brings its legendary service to the tropics, on a secluded island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Choose from a variety of luxurious accommodations including beach villas with pools, 2- and 3-bedroom suites, and overwater bungalows. Swim in the jaw-dropping ocean-front infinity pool, indulge at the spa, and enjoy complimentary watersports including snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and X-jetpacks.
This 5 star luxury resort offers incredible activities like private yacht and seaplane trips, dolphin cruises, turtle safaris, island hopping, tantric couples’ rituals, and more. Enjoy refreshing cocktails at four bars and gourmet cuisine at three restaurants. Unique private dining experiences include on the beach, in a treetop, in the middle of the lagoon, or on a sandbar.
Now that you’ve read our list of the 10 best Maldives luxury 5 star resorts, which one is your favorite? Will you plan a trip here? Let us know in the comments!
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