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The Top 10 Maldives Resorts by Sarah Royall @SaltyLuxe

The Maldives is world renowned for its incredible beauty, luxury resort stays and unique, tailored experiences. Comprised of over 1,000 palm dotted islands and seemingly endless fringing coral reefs, you feel a world away from reality. With our current international climate, this is the most brilliant feeling imaginable.

There is no doubt, if you’re looking for a luxury, all immersive vacation, you’ve come to the right place.

When To Go

There is never a bad time to visit the Maldives. Wet season is April through November and dry season December through April. Both seasons bring about beauty and opportunity, depending what you’re looking for!

‘Wet’ season will have you experiencing bucket list moments like swimming with whale sharks and manta ray, with tropical downpours making way for many hours of sunshine. Where the dry season is very warm, with more stable weather overall and perfect for a dependable beach stay!

Where To Stay

Gili Lankanfushi

This property is consistently celebrated in the luxury resort community and for good reason. Barefoot luxury at its best with the most beautiful island and lagoon.


•The ultimate barefoot luxe vibes

•Insane turquoise lagoon

•Perfect palm beach

•Villas with free standing bathtubs

•Surfing, sunset sailing,

overwater spa

•Incredible healthy food, caters

to all diets


Soneva Jani

A true luxury playground for adults. Huge villas with personal butters, plus incredible on and off island experiences. Sustainability inspired and the number one bucketlist stay in the Maldives!


•The ultimate bucketlist stay

•The waterslides!

•Unique winding boardwalk

•Huge villas

•Sustainable travel option



This is a not to be missed, luxurious Maldives stay. Some of the best food, clearest water and most stunning, modern villas.


•Overwater (and beach) villas with high ceilings and chic styling

•Crystal clear waters

•Sand bank stretching from the island

•Amazing food for every meal


Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Prestige Maldives luxury with a beautiful lagoon. Amazing food and villas.


The clear blue lagoon and long sand bank

•Amazing dining options

•The private island ‘Voavah’

•Long infinity pools in the water villas

•Flower bath at the Spa


Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

A stunning small island with the incredible service you would expect from Raffles. Intimate, relaxed and beautiful.


•Tiny island

•Excellent service

•Amazing spa experience

•JetSki to sand bank and snorkelling

•Private sunken table beach dinner

•Tasty food options (vegan too!)


Soneva Fushi

Trailblazers of sustainable and barefoot luxury in the Maldives. Incredible food and amazing people!


•Vibrant and happy people

•Sustainability at its core

•Healthy food

•Lush jungle surrounded by perfect water

•Overwater restaurant with waterslide



One of our favourite Maldives stays. The staff and the service here are exceptional. Very good food and divine villas.


•Overwater spa with luxury pools

•Outdoor cinema and candlelit

beach dinner

•JetSki to a secluded sand bar

•Yoga under the stars

•Private wine reserve


Six Senses Laamu

A sustainability minded luxury stay. Perfect for divers and adventure travelers who love to come home to superb accommodation and food.


•Private sandbank Surfing

•Sustainability minded

•Barefoot luxury

•Untouched reefs in a remote setting


Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

The perfect blend of relaxation, luxury, adventure and conservation. And all served up on a picturesque tropical island.


•Stunning lagoon with the

most perfect beach to relax

•Adventure experiences (like surfing)

at your fingertips

•Amazing marine life straight off the island

•Conservation works in reef restoration and turtle rehabilitation

•Private spa island



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