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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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