Maldives is an island country comprising of 1,192 islands that is located in the Indian Ocean. Pristine deep blue seas, white sandy beaches, turquoise coral reefs and palm trees dotting the coastline is an ideal description of the island country. The reefs around the islands that are full of exotic marine life offer some of the best diving and snorkeling sites on the planet.
Maldives is one of the most magical places on the planet supporting two thousand species of fishes and endangered marine species like turtles, sharks, dolphins, rays and some coral species that are unique to this region. Maldives has many luxury hotels and resorts catering to the needs of tourists. Here is my compilation of 5 star hotels in Maldives.
Best Hotels In Maldives
Waldorf Astoria is located on the north most atoll and considered as one of the most exotic resorts in the island country. The resort has 83 luxurious villas spread along the beach and also over water. The resort is a perfect honeymoon getaway and offers luxury stay while maintaining complete privacy of their guests. The villas on water have infinity pools and glass paneled flooring offering amazing views of the marine life.
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The resort has three swimming pools and offers different settings including the jungle feel pool Amazon with its tropical surroundings, Infiniti pool gives the feel of endless turquoise water and clear white sands and the Kids’ Club has an amazing pool for kids to enjoy. Guests at the resort can indulge in water sports like water ski, wind surfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, banana tub and Jet Ski. An experienced PADI dive team guides the guests to explore some of the most beautiful and exquisite dive sites of Haa Alifu atoll, an experience that anyone would cherish for a lifetime.
Taj Exotica Resort And Spa
Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is surrounded by turquoise blue waters of one of the biggest lagoons in the Maldives. The resort is located on a private island covered with coconut trees & tropical plants flanked by an immaculate white sand beach.
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The award winning resort is a member of the prestigious list of “The Leading Small Hotels of the World” and also winner cum joint title holder of “Best Hotel Resort” honour by Harpers and Queen. The resort has 64 luxury villas with breathtaking ocean views.
The resort has a well equipped fitness centre and world class Jiva Grande Spa. The resort offers amazing dining options and an array of world cuisines under the supervision of celebrated Master Chef Sheroy Kermani. The Deep End Specialty restaurant at the resort was honoured with the “Award of Excellence” in its 2010 edition of Restaurants for Wine Lovers by the Wine Spectator Magazine. Guest at the resort can indulge in activities like boating, ocean fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, wind surfing and water skiing.
One & Only Maldives Reethi Rah
One & Only Maldives Reethi Rah is located on the largest island in North Male atoll with pristine white sand beaches and surrounded by turquoise blue waters of its lagoon.
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All the villas of this magnificent resort have amazing ocean views and are just a few steps from the lagoon. The hotel offers 130 private luxury villas of which 32 are water villas and 98 beach villas. Reethi Restaurant, Rah Bar, Tapasake and Fanditha are some of the world class dining options at the resort.