5 Best Resorts in the Maldives

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Daniel Caskey explains the 5 best resorts to visit while you are in the Maldives

The Maldives offer a luxurious vacation away from reality at what some would call a paradise on earth. A hot vacation spot in the Indian ocean of the southern part of Asia, the Maldives are made up of almost 2,000 islands. Only about 200 of them are inhabitable and over 100 of these islands are filled with resorts for traveling tourists.

Here is a list of the 5 best resorts in the Maldives.

  1. Baros Resort Maldives

This private island resort is located roughly only twelve miles away from the Maldive Islands capital city, Malé. This 5-star resort features 30 overwater villas in addition to their 45 beach and pool villas and suites. Each of the overwater villas is configured into a semicircle, really giving you the feeling of an oasis as you are closed off from the other villas.

Each villa is comprised of just under 1,000 square feet, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, a Private in villa bar and wine chiller, and much more. The island itself offers six restaurant and bars, many activities that range from snorkeling to yoga classes

This resort offers rates that start around $1,500 per night. Vacationing in luxury doesn’t come cheap.

  1. COMO Cocoa Island Resort

The COMO Cocoa resort is the highest rated Maldives resort by guest reviews. Smaller than most resorts, there are only 75 total rooms with 30 of them being water villas. Each of the villas is uniquely modeled after a traditional Maldivian fishing boat.

A more secluded resort, the COMO Cocoa only has 2 restaurants along with their in-room dining. The perfect romantic getaway as raved by many guests. It may not have all of the activities and luxuries of other resorts but it offers the most peaceful escape for those who are just trying to get away.

Taking advantage of the low season can help tremendously with this resort. The average night during the low season is around $900, while the high season can see upwards of $1,100.

  1.  Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Boasting the largest overwater villa in the world, the Gili Lankanfushi resort is a mere 20 minutes from the international airport of the Maldives. In total there are 45 water villas (eight that are accessible by boat). Considered to be the most private resort out of all the Maldives, their resort policy is “No news, no shoes”.

Special amenities of the resort include arrival travel refreshments, a chilled bottle of wine upon arrival, spa treatments for each person, and any nonmotorized water sports activities.

There are three restaurants on the resort, and one of the best diving schools in the islands. The reviews state that if systems allowed for a higher rating than 5 out of 5, they would give it to this resort without a doubt.

On the more expensive end of the list, this resort is an average of $1,500 per night during the off-season and closer to $2,000 per night during the high season, and that’s just for the most basic villa!

  1. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

One of the larger resorts on this list, and with a more prominent name to accompany it, this resort has over 100 spacious villas. The five-star facility offers world-class cuisine with impeccable service.

A more populated resort, the Four Seasons resort offers four restaurants and four bars across the larger property of the resort. The dining experience can also be taken to the next level with private dinners on a sandbank or on a private platform in the middle of the ocean.

The average night in a private villa ranges from $1,500 to $3,000.

  1. One and Only Reethi Rah – Maldives

This resort has made it onto many of the top 10 lists of the world’s best hotel and spas, for that reason it is number one on this list. Over 100 private resort villas make up this luxurious resort, that many refer to as the epitome of a tropical paradise.

Each of the villas is accompanied with either two modern bikes or a private golf cart for the more expensive villas. The island is so large that is has 12 private beaches for you to choose from during your stay. Another cool addition to the trip is that all transfers from the airport are done by a luxury yacht.

Another resort on the expensive side; the average night starts at $1,600 and can range upwards of $5,000 depending on the luxuries that you wish to have.