The best is always new, and the Maldives’ wave of new hotels proves that there is no other place in the world where you can find the perfect combination of luxury, sand, and sea as these islands in Indian Ocean. Imagine new water villas overlooking the turquoise lagoon and pristine house reef. Clean white beaches. Innovations in dining, facilities, and service – from overwater spas to underwater restaurants – are all part of the picture.
A number of resorts opened in Maldives in 2018-2020, from Dhaalu in Dhaalu, in the south to Lhaviyani in the north, to Dhaalu, in the south. Each has its own unique look and is part of the luxurious castaway that makes Maldives so famous.
Here is a list with the top resorts that are young enough to add to the youthful spirit of the Maldives.
1. “Kudadoo Maldives Private Island”
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is the first five-star resort that truly offers all-inclusive luxury. It was built by Crown & Champa Resorts and is a new addition to their portfolio. The private island is named after the philosophy of Freedom Reimagined. It’s located in northern Lhaviyani atoll and offers effortless adventures. Kudadoo promises to provide the best escapism in the island. This will not leave anyone behind. To make this possible, personal butlers are available round the clock to facilitate authentic experiences that will capture your senses.
Kudadoo is the place to go if you are looking for total relaxation and luxury pampering, as well as snorkeling off your deck and boat trips to swim with mantas rays, sharks, and turtles. This place deserves a lot of praise. Kudadoo is the ideal choice for those looking for the very best in all-inclusive, premium, adult-only properties. It offers a feeling like being invited to a billionaire’s private island. This island is a sanctuary of extraordinary beauty and tranquility.
2. “Jumeirah Maldives”
Jumeirah Maldives, an all-villa resort located in the North Male Atoll is easily accessible by speedboat or by seaplane from Male Airport. The intimate resort is filled with stunning architecture and interiors inspired by the ocean. The idyllic setting offers privacy for couples, as well as a tranquil island retreat for friends and family. It also has experiences that will suit active travelers.
Each of the 67 residences, which are all two stories, is a visual feast of nautical shapes, colors and styles. They can be found either on the shore or above the water. Guests will have a minimum of 350m2 living space. Every penthouse villa elevates indoor-outdoor living to a whole new level. You can find personal enrichment, romance, privacy, or the opportunity to indulge yourself in unique surroundings.
3. “Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives”
Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, the newest luxury island resort is located in North Male Atoll. It’s just a short boat ride from Velana International Airport. This 5-star mixed-use property offers the Maldives’ best example of where space and time matter. Kudavillingili offers four accommodation options, including luxurious penthouses and villas with water pools, making it a unique and experience-driven way to reconnect with loved ones and strengthen friendships.
This resort offers prime access to one the best spots for surfing in the world, ‘Chickens.’ There are also a variety of activities throughout the day and night such as lobster & Champagne nights and sunset DJ sessions. This idyllic haven is ideal for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups. It offers a feeling of safety, independence, and privacy.
4. “The Nautilus Maldives”
The Nautilus Maldives, a new resort offering bohemian luxury and 26 private beach and ocean houses, is now open. The Nautilus Maldives is a privately owned island located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It will open in January 2019. The Nautilus Maldives has the ambition to be one of the top luxury resorts worldwide. You are the only one who matters. The Nautilus is a celebration of individual spirit. It allows you to share, meet, be yourself, and create your own journey. You can also celebrate your friends and family in whatever way you like.
The Nautilus Maldives was created for luxury travelers who want to share transformative experiences with their loved ones. The ultimate in exclusivity is offered by whole-island bookings. Nautilus’ philosophy is about absolute freedom. It offers a relaxed, modern bohemian lifestyle that allows guests to disconnect from their daily lives and connect with their inner self and nature. Staying here is different from any other.
5.”Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi Maldives”
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, a 5-star exclusive resort, is bringing the “next level” of luxury vacations to the Maldives. The resort opened July 1, 2019, and caters to the unique needs of each guest.
The stunning new resort spans three islands of the South Male Atoll. It is surrounded by a clear water lagoon that will be home to amazing underwater life. The resort, which means “Pearl” to Dhivehi, offers 138 villas that are luxuriously furnished in an inspiring setting. It also includes the True Waldorf Service. The resort also offers 10 unique dining experiences including a treetop restaurant with stunning views. The new Waldorf Maldives also features a tranquil Spa and Wellness Centre that offers a variety of water sports and extensive facilities for children.
6. Dhigali Maldives is a Premium All-Inclusive Resort”
Dhigali is a unique island experience that combines innovation in design with breathtaking landscapes. It’s located in an incredibly remote part of the Maldives. Dhigali, a charming island with a romantic ambience and green interior, offers a variety of accommodation options. The resort, a small coral cay in Raa Atoll is pure Maldivian bliss. This luxury hideaway is surrounded by coral and sunk by the sun.
This resort is ideal for families and honeymooners. It also offers a variety of adventure options, such as night snorkeling, island hopping, and water sports. This resort, like the Maldives overall, is all about water. It’s surrounded by a beautiful house reef and a clear lagoon. The stunning views of the Indian Ocean are breathtaking, regardless of whether you choose to stay in a villa or beach bungalow under the shade of palm trees, or a villa on the water.
7.”Emerald Maldives Resort & spa – Deluxe All Inclusive”
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa – Deluxe All Inclusive is a wonderful getaway for those who want to experience the stunning white sands and tropical nature of a Maldivian Island, as well as the luxurious atmosphere. Raa Atoll’s all-inclusive 5-stars Deluxe resort was opened in August 2019. The Emerald Maldives is the ideal destination for your holiday in Maldives. The Emerald delivers everything it promised. The Emerald delivers on its promises with outstanding service, from the luxurious villa to the delicious food to the unparalleled excellence of all the services. The Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, a Rome-based hotel chain Emerald Collection, is located on Fasmendhoo. It is easily accessible via a scenic 45-minute seaplane or domestic flight from Male International Airport.
8.”VARU by Atmosphere Premium All-Inclusive Package with Free Transfers”
Atmosphere’s Premium All-Inclusive Resort VARU is located on the north-west coast of Male Atoll. This brand-new hotel is inspired by the Maldivian culture and heritage throughout its estate. It features signature Maldivian-style design elements that inform the property’s look and feel. The VARU Plan includes villa accommodation, all meals and beverages, as well as special dining experiences, in-villa service, excursions, spa treatments, among other things. The main Velana International Airport is only 45 minutes away by speedboat. VARU by Atmosphere has 108 luxury villas, four restaurants and bars. On October 2019, the Five Star Varu by Atmosphere was officially opened.
9.”Kagi Maldives Spa Island”
Kagi Maldives Spa Island, a 5-star resort for adults only, is the first Maldivian wellness island retreat. This boutique resort is located in North Male Atoll and only 60 minutes by speedboat or a 10-minute seaplane ride from Male Airport. Kagi Maldives focuses on wellness, and it combines that with spacious, airy villas on the beach and over-water. It offers warm service, warm hospitality, and an fusion of tradition, contemporary design and total relaxation. There are 50 villas on the beach, as well as the Baani Spa Complex. The resort also has a state of-the-art gym and three bars, as well as a PADI diving centre. You can travel solo or with loved ones in Kagi Maldives.
10.”Baglioni Resort Maldives”
Baglioni Resort Maldives, surrounded by sparkling sapphire waters and powder-soft sands is a perfect retreat for families and honeymooners in the Dhaalu Atoll. This exclusive resort, which has 96 villas, is located on Maagau Island. It offers guests a unique stay in the heart the Indian Ocean and the exceptional Baglioni Hotels hospitality. Baglioni Resort Maldives was opened in March 2019. It is located on an island with clear waters and thriving coral reefs. According to the company’s website, the hotel is called “Paradise with Italian grace”. The property is a stylish retreat for holidaymakers, with a focus on Italian design. The property offers a unique experience with all the comforts, including sport, relaxation and exquisite gourmet dining. It is a perfect choice for international clients.