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Top Resort Stays in Maldives

by Holxo Travel Specialist


It is not without reason that Maldives has been described by Ibn Batuta as ‘one of the wonders of the world’; everyone has an idea of what paradise is, if yours is a pristine tropical island laden with evergreen swaying palm trees and unadulterated white sandy beaches that are enclosed by crystal clear lagoons in diverse hues of blue – then Maldives holidays will more than measure up.

All you need is a sample of the intoxicating concoction of the isolated serenity, calming spas, tranquil beaches and the thrilling water sports all enveloped in the luxurious comfort of modern amenities that you are impelled to want to experience again.

Choose your favorite stays among the ones mentioned below on your next Maldives holidays.

1. Velassaru Maldives

Located on the south-west of Male, the Maldivian capital and fringed by an animated coral reef and vast azures of the Indian Ocean is Velassaru. Boats are available which whisk you away to this paradise for an unforgettable Maldives holidays. The bright blue turquoise lagoon combined with the glistening beach creates a wow factor upon arrival. You can feel the warmth of the ocean beneath your feet and see schools of tropical fish swimming around as you step off the boat.

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Accommodation for your Maldives holidays

A range of near-shore villas, over-water villas and suites are available that feature modern and chic interiors as well as contemporary facilities. Depending on the Maldives holiday packages you choose, rooms come with private pools, thatched roofs, direct beach access, indulgent bathrooms and balconies overlooking the sea. The over-water villas sit comfortably over the sapphire waters.

Dining & Drinks

As like everything else, when it comes to the food too, you are spoilt for choice. There are five restaurants which serve cuisines from all over the world. The food along with its more than idyllic location over the lagoon makes dining here a good very sought after.

Fen Bar and Chill Bar are the two bars on site. The former is a minimalist place to relax and unwind with soft music, cocktails and shisha. The latter on the other hand is at the water’s edge which offers a gorgeous setting to go along with the drinks.

Activities & Facilities

Other facilities on-site include water sports, snorkelling and spa (apart from the usual, yoga and hydrotherapy are present too).


  • It’s part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group
  • The resort is an ideal Maldives holidays location for couples or honeymooners as it has a younger vibe
  • They have their own dive centre

2. Kurumba Maldives

One of the first resorts to open its doors in 1972 was Kurumba. It has an air of sophistication wafting and lingering; it’s suffused with history while coalescing a cornucopia of contemporary facilities.

Soaring above the dreamy Indian Ocean that kindles its own symphony and ringed by pristine and silvery sands lays this exquisite luxury resort. It is an ideal place to stay for people on Maldives holidays who seek the ultimate luxury treatment during their holiday.

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Pools of extravagant rooms, bungalows and villas are tucked away amid the swaying coconut trees, the plush overgrowth and just at a foot’s distance from the waves that crawl gently to the shore.

Arrays of accommodation options are available which include family suites, romantic hide-outs and private villas. Every one of them has their own welcoming tone to perfectly compliment your requirement.

Dining & Drinks

There’s a place to dine every night! There are 8 restaurants and all offer cuisines from all over the world – Indian, Japanese, Italian, Middle Eastern, etc.

For those who want to sip on a cocktail or two by the beach, there are a couple of bar facilities available. You can sit back, relax and sip on your drink and let the murmuring of the waves hypnotize you on your Maldives holidays.

Activities & Facilities

Apart from a play area for children - Majaa Kid’s Club, there are 4 swimming pools, a spa to simmer down and options to learn and go scuba diving in vivacious kaleidoscopic dive sites.


  • Suitable for both families as well as couples, Kurumba shines among places to visit in Maldives
  • There is an all-inclusive Maldives holidays option available

3. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

A two-kilometre stretch of spotless snowy sands doused by gentle waves, tropical palms, gleaming ocean views and luxury at its peak is what Atmosphere Kanifushi offers – an island escape like no other!

This glorious staple of Maldivian luxury offers a wealth of facilities and infinite space to enjoy your holiday.


150 rooms make up this resort and they come in different categories – villas, suites, family villas, etc. Each room is designed to offer either beach views or sunset views and made to provide the perfect ambiance for your Maldives holidays. All villas are generously sized and come with whirlpool tubs which are just steps away from the beach.

Dining & Drinks

There is no limit when it comes to the food and drinks on offer. You have a sumptuous buffet, live cooking – Teppanyaki and the bar where you can sip on a few cocktails whilst enjoying the water gushing its own song.

Activities & Facilities

Being one of the largest resorts has its perks – two swimming pools at the end of each side where while unwinding in the pool you can either watch the first orange hue peak out of the sky when the stars begin to fade or watch the day come to end with the sun moving closer to the horizon and becoming one with the ocean and creating a sky bursting with hues of crimson, orange and purple.

Apart from the two pools, there is a floodlit tennis court, a gym, a spa, all-day kids club, sports centre, a diving centre and water sports. Occasionally, evening entertainment and themed nights are also conducted. You may not get to spend a little me-time with so many things to do in Maldives!!


  • Largest resort which stretches across 2km
  • Quite an exception all inclusive package is available on request
  • A great Maldives holidays resort for friends, family and couples alike

4. Kuramathi Maldives

The resplendent island is not just about silken silvery white sand beaches, lush evergreen trees or the glistening cerulean lagoons – Kurumathi is a mecca for adventurers, a paradise for couples, an unmatched desert island retreat where you have variety alongside relaxation! Maldives tourist places never looked better than Kurumathi!


Amidst the dense vegetation, pockets of unspoiled beaches and mesmerizing lagoons lies the collection of the villas. You have the beach villa which is just steps away from the sparkling ocean and the talcum-white sand. The beach villa with a Jacuzzi comes with a private Jacuzzi where you can sip on a glass of wine while enjoying the purring of the ocean. Water villa with a Jacuzzi is similar to the previous villa except these are built on stilts above the crystal clear cobalt waters. Water villa with pool are same as the previous except they come with a pool. Bigger villas are available for larger families.

Dining & Drinks

Here you are offered mouth-watering dining experience where your taste buds will explode with flavor. Apart from the 3 buffet restaurants, you have a choice of nine à la carte restaurants.

For refreshing your taste buds as you savor your Maldives holidays, there are six bars on-site that offer fabulous cocktails and entertainment through the day and night.

Activities & Facilities

Through the lush foliage you can reach the activities present on this island. There are two infinity pools, water sports, diving, spa facilities for pampering yourself, activities for kids (indoor and outdoor), island hopping, a gym, sunset cruise, an eco-centre and snorkelling trips.


  • Suitable for children, families and couples who are looking at exceptional Maldives holidays
  • All inclusive options are available

5. Medhufushi Island Resort Maldives

A resort which is naturally serene and a haven of absolute calm and contentment is Medhufushi. Here the beaches are snowy and pristine, the greenery is lush and the waters are sparkling. The environment of this resort floats an air of absolute comfort and relaxation.


In this captivating tropical setting, you can choose from a variety of accommodation options. Beach villa, beach villa suite or the semi-detached beach villa allow you to stay on the beach. The water villas are built over the waters where you can admire the beauty of the boundless Indian Ocean. Lagoon suites can be reached by private wooden boats.

Dining & Drinks

There are two exquisite dining venues here where you can enjoy your Maldives holidays with fantastic food and a scintillating views of the lagoon.

The bar serves delicious snacks and an array of refreshments to suit every visitor.

Activities & Facilities

There is a water sports centre where you can opt to partake in a variety of water sports, a dolphin watching tour, island hopping, honeymoon executions and infinity pool.

A dream comes true…

When the sun begins to set, the island turns into a magical place; the entire island is illuminated with shades of purples, pinks, oranges and reds. Spending your Maldives holidays here for days can leave you little more than sun-kissed, but the turquoise views, oodles of luxury and the experience will leave you more than content.

When you reach a destination such as Maldives leaving it behind is the worst part! Watching the island in the distance disappear is dismally depressing and every thought of Maldives makes you strain to hear the metronomic music of the waves.


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