Luxury Diving Accommodation in the Maldives

The Maldives is home to a large and ever growing number of luxury resorts and boats (not everything is luxury) and the trick is to choose the resort that best suits what you are looking for as there is a lot of variation in style. Rustic or sleek and modern? Big or small? These are the questions we are here to answer and here are some of our favourite resorts.

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W Retreat and Spa

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

As if choosing where to stay in the Maldives wasn't hard enough, along comes the W Retreat & Spa. Read more

Anantara Kihavah

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Located in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, on the doorstep of the UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay, Anantara Kihavah is an exquisite base from which to explore the Indian Ocean’s best marine life. Read more

Baros

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

A small coral island encircled by a living house-reef, boutique hotel Baros Maldives’ two marine centres mean scuba adventures are guaranteed, without skimping on the luxury. Read more

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Indian Ocean

The Maldives has its fair share of luxurious hotels, but Cheval Blanc Randheli is arguably the most elegant. Designed by world-renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, expect spacious white walled villas with towering cathedral roofs and bespoke artistic details. Read more

Constance Halaveli

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

The Constance Halaveli Resort in the Maldives has villas either on stilts over a beautiful lagoon or on the pristine beach. Read more

Gili Lankanfushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Only 20 minutes away from Malé on the private island of Lankanfushi, the intimate coral island is characterised by powder fine beaches dissolving into crystal lagoons, with jetties threading across the water into spacious accommodations. The resort’s “no news, now shoes” philosophy ensures the... Read more

Huvafen Fushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Less than half an hour by speedboat from Malé International Airport, set on a powder white island protected by one of the Maldives’ best house reefs, Huvafen Fushi sets the benchmark for desert island luxury. Read more

Park Hyatt Hadahaa

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Southern Atolls

At least 10km away from any other inhabited island, sitting on an untouched atoll, surrounded by one of the most beautiful reefs you will find in the tropics sits the Park Hyatt Hadahaa. There are few better or more impressive havens to be found in the Maldives. Read more

One&Only Reethi Rah

Indian Ocean

Located 40 minutes from Malé, One&Only Reethi Rah is one of the largest, most luxurious islands in the North Male Atoll. Read more

Soneva Fushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Set in the remote Baa Atoll, Soneva Fushi, offers a Robinson Crusoe-style escape. The epitome of barefoot luxury, adhere to a ‘no news, no shoes’ policy and revel in some of the best water-based adventures in the Maldives. Read more

Six Senses Laamu

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Southern Atolls

Hidden deep in the Indian Ocean, a scenic seaplane from Malé followed by a short boat ride brings you to Six Senses Laamu, the only resort in the remote Laamu Atoll. Surrounded by palm-fringed beaches and turquoise panoramas, this is a hotel that truly gets you truly “off the radar". Read more

Velaa Private Island

Indian Ocean

Guests are first greeted to Velaa Private Island with a spectacular aerial view of the turtle-shaped island (“Velaa” means turtle in the local language) on the 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. Effortlessly luxurious, the resort regularly tops ‘best luxury hotels in the world’ lists. Read more

Constance Moofushi

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Constance Moofushi is located in one of the archipelago’s finest dive spots, the South Ari Atoll, where guests can spot baby reef sharks just steps from the beach in the house reef. An all-inclusive setting enables guests to completely relax into the island way of life. Read more

COMO Maalifushi

Indian Ocean

Located in the remote south-western Thaa Atoll, Maalifushi is the second luxurious Maldives hideaway from the COMO hotel group. Read more

Four Seasons Explorer

Maldives > Indian Ocean

Launched in 2002 the Four Seasons Explorer is a 128-ft catamaran – a floating Four Seasons basically. Cruising the central and northern atolls, this is one of the best liveaboards in the world. Read more

LUX* Maldives

Indian Ocean

Located on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the South Ari Atoll, LUX* Maldives is a luxurious escape full of surprises. From hidden “message in a bottle” treats around the island to the tree of wishes tempting a return trip, LUX* Maldives goes above and beyond to make every... Read more

Soneva Jani

Maldives > Indian Ocean

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Edufaaru lagoon, on the beautiful tropical island of Medhufaru, is Soneva Jani - the brand’s newest resort. Part of a five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll, four islands remain untouched, while Soneva Jani is one of the lowest density resorts in the world. Read more

Scubaspa Ying and Yang

Maldives > Indian Ocean

Luxurious liveaboards Scubaspa Ying, and sister vessel Yang, cruise the idyllic lagoons and atolls of the Maldives, giving divers access to some world class scuba. Even better, imagine resurfacing from an amazing dive to see a massage table merely steps away with your name on it… Read more

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Maldives > Indian Ocean

Reached by a 40-minute seaplane from the Maldivian capital of Malé, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a remote island paradise at the forefront of sustainable luxury living. Read more

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Maldives > Indian Ocean

Experience luxury and impeccable service with excellent diving at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa that occupies a private coral island in the Central Maldives. Read more

Angsana Ihuru

Maldives > Indian Ocean

Angsana Ihuru, meaning ‘old palm trees’, is Banyan Tree’s funky eco-friendly little sister, home to pristine coral reefs in just about the best location on earth for R&R. Read more

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