Exotic all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives for every budget
A luxury all-inclusive resort on a marine migration route
The Constance Moofushi takes luxury to a whole other level with special touches like house champagne, boat excursions and afternoon tea on the beach. Watch the stars come out over the Indian Ocean from a hammock on your beachfront terrace before a refreshing night’s sleep under your villa’s thatched palm ceiling.
Work up an appetite as you say hello to sea turtles, stingrays and other marine life in the crystal-clear waters on a snorkelling or diving excursion to the resort’s house reef. Back on the island, head to the Manta buffet for rotating themed menus, where you’ll savour Maldivian specialties like kulhi boakiba fish cakes spiced with chilli and ginger or a wood-fired pizza.
Seafood on the shore
Choice of dining options includes an à la carte meal at beachfront Alizée Beach Grill restaurant.
Wildlife and nature views from the private beach
The waters around the resort are on the migration route for manta rays, dolphins and sea eagles.
Romantic escape on a private island
With its beachfront villas and romance packages, Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas is an ideal choice for couples on an intimate getaway. From your beach bungalow, step out onto white sand or finish that novel on a sunlounger. Modern rooms dressed in white and pops of turquoise and fuchsia make for a cheerful space to wake up in the morning.
On warm evenings, sip a perfectly chilled glass of wine with your evening buffet or reserve a table at one of four on-site restaurants. Get into the local culture by sampling traditional Maldivian cuisine like mas riha, a fish curry made with creamy coconut. If you book the Romantic Experience package, you can embark on a sunset boat trip followed by a lobster dinner under the stars.
Private white sand beach and coral reef
All-inclusive guests can also take a guided snorkelling tour of the coral reef with the hotel’s resident marine biologist.
Ayurvedic-influenced fusion buffet
Buffet serving seafood, Italian delicacies and Asian dishes based on Ayurvedic principles.
Value packages for groups at this Maldives resort
With a range of beachfront rooms, bungalows and spacious suites, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives lets groups or families tailor the trip of their choice. There’s a good balance of activities and relaxation here, too. Take the dolphin cruise to witness the silvery creatures arch in and out of turquoise waters, or gather for a friendly game of beach volleyball—winners choose whether it’s snorkelling or cocktails next!
Chefs serve up traditional Maldivian curries at Rehendhi restaurant, or you can see them whip up food to order at live-action stations at Koimala. When you feel sleep calling, head to your overwater suite and drift off watching colourful fish flicker past the glass floor.
A separate children’s area keeps kids safe and entertained in between crab-spotting.
Resort bar with views of the surf
Raalhu bar butts up on Pasta Point, where surfers come for the four- to six-foot lefthanders.
Maldivian island resort for diving enthusiasts
Step aboard a luxury speedboat from Malé to be whisked to Hotel Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Maldives on Hembadhu Island. Both beginner and experienced divers will relish discovering the resort’s coral-covered shipwreck amid the shoals of exotic fish. After viewing the ocean in a wet suit—or from a submarine if you prefer to stay dry—refresh under the private outdoor shower on your villa deck.
Your room, with its thatched roof and soothing pastel shades, will help you rejuvenate for your evening adventures. You’ll have plenty of on-site dining options, like wood-fired pizza from eateries where you can sip a tropical cocktail while listening to the gentle lapping of the sea.
Beach villas feature king-sized beds looking out on coconut palms and the ocean.
Packages for dining at Bokkura restaurant
Dinners consist of mouthwatering Thai, Indonesian, Maldivian and Coastal Indian cuisines.
Family-friendly resort packed with activities
Families with young children will appreciate the Lily Beach Resort And Spa for its Turtle Kids’ Club and separate pool and buffet area for the little ones. While the kids are playing beach games with newfound friends, parents can reconnect with a glass of wine in the outdoor Jacuzzi tub in a family beach villa.
Choose two complimentary excursions during your stay from a list that features coral garden snorkelling or a trip to a local fishing village. Bar and dining options are plentiful here, too—for some after-dark fun, head to Vibes bar and dance the night away with a live band or DJ, or keep conversations rolling over unlimited drinks and breathtaking ocean views at AQVA bar.
Daily menus and 80 premium wines
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Lily Maa restaurant, where Tuesdays are Seafood Extravaganza night.
Complimentary fitness classes
Sports complex features tennis and volleyball courts as well Zumba and yoga.
Spa sessions and champagne at this Maldives all-inclusive
The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a go-to spot thanks to its range of included activities and dining options. You can experience magnificent marine life with a whale shark tour, or get your blood pumping on a banana boat ride. Book the Deluxe Water Villa and relax on your private overwater sundeck, or snorkel in the warm lagoon just steps away from your door.
Forget the alarm clock and sleep in until you wake naturally in your breezy white room. From there, it’s an easy stroll down to Reef restaurant for a leisurely champagne breakfast. Later, you can rack up the pool table for an afternoon game in Coral Bar & Lounge before taking a well-deserved ice-cream break.
Complimentary spa treatment
Guests receive credit for Cenvaree spa, where they can indulge in a Thai foot massage or mini facial.
5 bars and restaurants
Chefs serve up Italian, Thai and Western dishes while bartenders keep the drinks rolling.
An action-packed Maldives resort
When you book a Gold or Plus package at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, you treat yourself to a sunset cruise, unlimited drinks and a complimentary snorkelling lesson. With seven different room types, there are options here for every budget. Reserve a Koamas Beach Villa close to the main activity centre to watch the sunrise as you sip your morning coffee, then amble over to Koamas buffet restaurant to check the menu that changes daily.
For those who prefer a secluded spot, Bonthi Beach Bungalows are surrounded by lush green foliage so you can admire the ocean view in complete serenity. Be sure to stop by Franco’s for a nourishing light lunch of prawn, crab and avocado bruschetta with fresh herbs grown in the hotel’s own greenhouse.
Fitness centre and classes
Packages include access to the fitness centre, tennis, volleyball and yoga classes.
60-minute spa treatment
Gold Package guests can enjoy a relaxing treatment free of charge at Duniye spa.
Customizable stays in a protected biosphere
The Kihaa Maldives Island Resort is a family-friendly hotel with a large roster of value villas and spacious overwater suites. In the garden villa, feel instantly refreshed with a dip in your own private pool surrounded by tropical vegetation. If travelling with children or friends, book the two-bedroom family suite to enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom and separate living room for chatting about the day’s adventures.
To fuel up, head to Malaafaiy restaurant for fresh coffee and a sumptuous breakfast buffet. You can fill your afternoon with all manner of activities—snorkel the coral-filled waters of the Baa Atoll and see how many sea creatures you can spot on the Turtle Quest, or visit the local village of Dharavandhoo to learn about coconut crafts.
Private white-sand beach
The beach has space for volleyball, sunbathing, barefoot strolls and more.
Located in the Hanifaru Bay biosphere
The waters surrounding the resort are home to exotic sea life like butterflyfish, hammerheads and eagle rays.
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