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5 luxury hotels in the Maldives

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened in 1997 as Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa and rebranded in 2007 as part of their high-end luxury collection of Conrad Hotels and Resorts. The resort is committed to sustainable hospitality; encouraging its guests to make smart eco choices and pledging to eliminate the use of plastic on the property. There are two outdoor infinity pools, two award-winning spas, a 24-hour gym, and 12 restaurants. Conrad Maldives is also proud trailblazers: opening the world’s first undersea restaurant and more recently, the world’s first undersea residence, The Muraka.

Coco Body Hithi

Coco Bodu Hithi water villas

Located in the North Male Atoll and just 29km (18 miles) from the capital is one of the smaller, but no less luxurious, islands in the Maldives. Owned by four local brothers, the resort is part of the Coco Collection and opened its doors to the public 2006. Every space at Coco Bodu Hithi is designed to connect you to the water, whether you are running on the treadmill, reading a book in your villa or dining at one of six restaurants. Every month the hotel takes part in a coastal cleaning of the island to collect plastic from the water and help preserve the surrounding reef from further ecological.

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Bringing stylish mid-scale accommodation to the pristine south of the Maldives,  provides travellers with one of the best value accommodation options. The resort has 68 villas, including 43 over the water and 25 on the beach. It is built using local materials, bright colours and stylish furniture and interiors designs, all of which reflect traditional Maldivian culture and the spirit of travel.

Baglioni Resort Maldives

Baglioni Resort Maldives Family Beach Villa

Baglioni Resort Maldives Family Beach Villa

Italian-owned located on Maagau in Dhaalu Atoll, offers a piece of island paradise, with a blend of sport, relaxation and mouth-watering gourmet dining. The 96-villa resort’s elegant Italian design is complemented with the Baglioni Spa, which along with a yoga pavilion, offers guests a deeply relaxing experience via a host of deluxe natural treatments in a lush, tropical setting. Meanwhile, beach volleyball, the beach gym and a range of watersports keep the more active guests entertained.

LUX North Male Atoll

LUX North Male Atoll - Superior Land Villa Exterior

LUX North Male Atoll – Superior Land Villa Exterior

Following the successful re-launch of LUX South Ari Atoll in September 2016, LUX Resorts opened its second resort, in February 2019. Blessed with a pristine reef teeming with sea life, the innovative resort redefines the island. A short transfer from Malé by luxury speedboat, LUX North Malé Atoll has disrupted the mold by replacing traditional thatched villas with over-sized, penthouse residences. With sweeping ocean views and a fleet of luxury yachts, this is a one-of-a-kind escape for confirmed epicureans.