The Maldives is one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. The country has approximately 1200 islands, several of them are used for luxury tourism and have some of the most lavish hotels you can wish. It is the perfect romantic destination, where couples can enjoy bungalows surrounded by turquoise waters and be spoiled by the resort staff.
Unsurprisingly, the Maldives is a destination of A-list celebrities and billionaires. They are often looking for a place that combines a paradise vibe and privacy. Of course, all this luxury has a price. Spending a night in a place like this costs thousands of dollars.
10 Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
The Gaafu Allifu Atoll is a small island in The Maldives, but it also has one of the most lavish resorts you can ever stay at. The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi has 35 villages, some of them over the water. The hotel also knows how to spoil its guests and offers a fully equipped spa, bar and an exclusive Japanese restaurant. There are also other two restaurants where clients can have unique dishes like wagyu beef, foie gras, and truffles while enjoying a Dom Pérignon bottle.
A night in this exclusive starts at nearly $4,000 and includes transfer and flight inside The Maldives.
9 Per Aquum Niyama
According to Condé Nast Traveller, a night at Per Aquum Niyama costs approximately $7,700. The place is perfect for families and the area also has a luxurious kid’s club. The publication also says the staff is extremely friendly and always ready to help.
Among the impressive features is a spa that is available 24 hours and the first underwater club in the world. The villas also have a butler and the guests can also enjoy a private beach. Per Aquum is one of the most lavish options you can have in the Maldives.
8 Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
The Four Seasons Resorts have a reputation for offering luxury accommodations in paradisiac places. But they went the extra mile on the Maldives. The hotel is located in the remote Baa Atoll island and the guests can have the feeling of having a private paradise. The spacious villas are far away from each other so that every guest will feel unique.
For people who have time and money to afford at least 14 days on the islands, it is possible to make a panchakarma cleanse. They also have several Ayurvedic treatments.
7 One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah is an uber-luxury resort and has received the award of the best hotel in Africa / Indian Ocean in 2017. The award is based on the opinions of readers of Ultratravel, from The Telegraph. It is easy to understand why people are so fascinated by this hotel. According to their website, they offer “Unprecedented privacy. Transcendent luxury. A superb all-villa resort in the Maldives.”
This resort offers spacious villas, most of them facing the sea. They also organize weddings, so it is the perfect way to combine the ceremony and honeymoon.
6 Cheval Blanc Rachelli
Noonu Atoll is one of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives and also home to one of the most impressive hotels in the paradisiac country. The Cheval Blanc Rachelli describes itself as “elegant, refined and designed for stylish island barefoot living.” The hotel offers several spa treatments, hammam bath and a yoga session.
There are several options of villas and all make the guests feel they are on their own island. The fancier accommodations offer a private swimming pool, panoramic view to the ocean and spacious rooms. It is undoubtedly a place that is hard to leave!
5 Huvafen Fushi
Huvafen Fushi has 26 villas on the water and ten on the beach. One of the most exclusive places in this hotel is the Lagoon Bungalow With Pool that has 130 square-meters. The guests have access to a unique deck with a panoramic view of the ocean. The private pool over the water is the perfect place to have a drink and watch the sunset.
The hotel also has a two-bedroom ocean pavilion, a 330 square-meter house. It also has a privileged view of the ocean, several balconies and a library.
This exclusive hotel is just 45 minutes from Malé, the main island in the Maldives. To arrive at Joali, guests need an airplane or a private boat, until they reach this exclusive paradise on the island of Muravandhoo. The price per night is nearly $1,600, according to The Telegraph.
There are several options of villas and the most expensive ones are on the water. Joali offers a privileged sunset view and also private pools above the water. The hotel also has strong expertise in wellness and has a fully equipped spa and fitness area.
3 Coco Private Kuda Hithi Island Resort
This is not a regular luxury resort. The hotel owns the island, so the guests have the whole area for themselves. The place has a 40 meters infinity pool and two other pools. The hotel only has five villas and a master resident. According to The Telegraph, a night at the island costs nearly $4,000. It is a popular choice among Hollywood celebrities and billionaires.
The staff is trained to make guests feel like A-list stars. Personal chefs, diving instructors, sommeliers, yoga instructor and a massage therapist, are available to spoil the clients whenever they need.
2 Velaa Private Island Maldives Resort
Velaa was made to impress luxury travelers who are looking for an ultra-private place to spend romantic holidays. The villa is on a private island and has a breath-taking view of the ocean and also a lagoon. The rooms have a balcony and a jacuzzi on the terrace. There is also a private pool, a sundeck, and a bath.
The villa also comes with a dining room, and there is also an area where the lucky guests can have dinner just above the water. There is also a private gym and a spa available for the clients.
1 John Jacob Astor IV St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
According to The Telegraph, expends a night on St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort can cost $27.000. However, this resort is the ultimate version of luxury on the island. The resort offers 33 villas and also 44 houses on the water that were designed to make you want to stay. The places are surrounded by the turquoise sea, features and terrace and private pools.
However, the most luxurious ones are the three John Jacob Astor IV. They are the largest villas in the Maldives and according to Forbes, the two-floor place has a butler, an infinity pool, hot tub and also “a gym, spa suites, cinema, and a large kitchen that can accommodate 12 for private dining.”