One of the most popular holiday destinations, the Maldives has reopened again and Indians are allowed as well. With its beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters and tranquil surroundings, the Maldives is truly an escape into a peaceful world, away from the chaos of the city.
Check out some of the newest luxury resorts in the Maldives.
1. Brennia Kottefaru
A beautiful, island in Raa Atoll, Brennia Kottefaru is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway with your family. The resort boasts an expansive 12-hectare island with about 106 spacious beach villas and 84 overwater villas. The villas are decked with soft mahogany furniture and amber hues that create a warm, cosy ambience, each offering pristine views of the ocean. There are three restaurants on the island — Lime, Manta and Sunset Grill — and three bars— La Pela, Sing Sing, and Sports Bar.
A beautiful boutique island resort in Vaavu Atoll, Cocogiri is a great place to snorkel and scuba dive. The resort has 20 water villas and 20 beach villas, offering a perfect setting for guests to relax, rejuvenate and explore. Each villa comes with a private pool as well as a private deck that provides a breathtaking view of the ocean. An on-island dive school provides a thrilling scuba diving experience for adventure-loving guests. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal with a beautiful sunset view by the resort’s beach restaurant, which serves a delicious spread of international cuisines.
3. Dhigali Maldives
A slender coral cay in the Raa Atoll, Dhigali Island is a blissful Maldivian hideaway that promises a luxury adventure escape. The resort’s 180 accommodations including castaway villas and overwater bungalows outline the island’s crystal blue waters along with their outdoor sundecks and sun-proofed verandas. Dhigali Maldives offers an exotic fusion of cuisines with its many restaurants and bars providing fresh local seafood, Western favourites and signature Asian cuisine that is complemented with premium wine, beer and cocktails. Guests can savour their meals while enjoying a beautiful view of the ocean from any of the restaurants on-site.
A spa island in the North Male Atoll, Kagi is said to be an exquisite underwater paradise that offers a calming, blissful experience. The three different accommodations, including a beach pool villa, a lagoon pool villa and an ocean pool villa, are all designed with sophistication. Each has its own private pool, private outdoor decks, verandahs or water terraces. Guests can enjoy a wide delectable spread in the Ke-Un and Noo Faru restaurants while enjoying delicious cocktails, mocktails as well as a rich selection of wines and liquors from the Piano Bar. The highlight of Kagi is the 1500-square-meter spa and wellness hub situated at the heart of the island, complete with an open-air, teardrop-shaped floating yoga pavilion in its centre.
Located in North Malé Atoll, Kuda Villingili Resort is an ideal getaway with the most elegant accommodations. With 59 beach villas and 36 water villas decorated in Asian, eclectic style, each villa has its own private swimming pool, shaded outdoor dining deck, lavish living areas and bespoke sea-facing bedrooms. Celebrating the diversity of cultural expression, the resort offers three diverse dining spots— The Beach Club— serving refreshing frozen cocktails and rosé wines, The Restaurant— serving fresh, handcrafted breakfast and dinner meals, and The Hawkers— an upscale dining venue with a bar and three distinct restaurants, serving mouth-watering Indian-Arabic, Thai-Japanese and Italian-Mediterranean fusion street food from open view kitchens.
A blissful getaway in the Kaafu Atoll, Ozen Reserve is a lush tropical resort on Bolifushi Island that is perfect for honeymoon couples or family vacations. The resort is surrounded by expansive white beaches and turquoise waters. With about 75 private luxury villas, guests can choose from modern, elegant overwater and beachfront villas that provide the best of comfort while ensuring ultimate privacy. Depending on the choice of villa, guests also get their own private pools with a slide, private outdoor decks or verandas with private access to the lagoon. Offering a delectable multi-cuisine spread, the resort houses three restaurants that serve traditional Indian cuisine, Middle Eastern dishes by the beach as well as fresh gourmet seafood, and two bars—Sangu Beach & Bar, and Ozar which serve refreshing cocktails, wines and champagnes.
Set in the Fari Islands in North Malé Atoll, Patina is a luxury getaway resort surrounded by peaceful surroundings and natural serenity. Along with 90 beach and water pool villas, the resort also has 20 Fari studios set on the edge of the vibrant Fari Marina Village. The spacious villas designed in rustic décor have their own personal gardens, private pools, and private outdoor decks to enjoy the sunset by the beach. The resort offers a great culinary experience with seven on-island restaurants offering the finest cuisine. The resort also has two bars serving crafts beers and a rich variety of cocktails, wines and liquor.
A secluded getaway situated on the private island of Huruelhi in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Radisson Blu Resort makes for a very stylish and relaxing vacation. The 128 exclusive accommodations include lavish family villas and premium overwater villas with private pools and private outdoor decks that provide a breathtaking view of the ocean. For dining, guests can choose from three restaurants— Raha, Alifaan and Kabuki. While Raha serves meals around the clock, the latter two only serve dinner. Guests can also enjoy a refined collection of wines, cocktails and liquors from The Lab Mahurab and Crusoe’s bars.
Located in the popular Noonu Atoll, Siyam World is Sun Siyam Resorts’ newest opening, which is among Maldives’ largest properties. With about 54-hectares of tropical land, the resort boasts ample 490-room accommodations on the island. These include ocean and beach villas, reef and lagoon villas, and 2 and a 3-room beach house. Each of the available villas features a private pool as well as direct access to the beaches and lagoons, while some of the more luxurious accommodations feature a slide along with private decks and patios to enjoy beautiful sunsets. The resort also has 8 restaurants and 6 bars, offering a wide range of cuisines right from gourmet Thai to Spanish, Japanese to Indian cuisine as well as a delectable spread of fresh catch-of-the-day seafood.
The newest resort in the Maldives, Ritz-Carlton Maldives takes a minimalist approach to luxury, blending island living with modern design. Each villa at the resort offers a water view, an infinity pool, a sundeck and the attention of an Aris Meeha personal butler. For meals, guests can choose from the five restaurants at the resort, offering a multi-cuisine spread with Mediterranean, Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Lebanese cuisines or enjoy yummy cocktails and beverages at the beachfront Eau Bar.