'A Game-Changing Getaway.'
Nestled on the beautiful Thilamaafushi Island, Le Meridien Maldvies takes inspiration from the formation of the natural reefs and marine life surrounding the island. Indigenous florals intertwine with mid-century design aesthetic in the selection of beach bungalows, overwater villas and beach villas, alongside the four dining options, a state-of-the-art gym and spa.
‘Tropical Havens – All-Inclusive, Exclusive Hideaway’
JA Manafaru is situated on a 35-acre private island within the Maldives. It's an all villa resort comprised of beach and overwater villas including two-bedroom and three-bedroom options, each of which has a private pool and terrace. There are two resort pools, a spa, a fitness centre and a water sports centre. Jam-packed schedules at the kids and teens clubs promise to keep the children engaged. JA Manafaru also features ‘Magey Hiyaa’, a Maldivian Cultural Awareness Centre which enables guests to experience Maldivian Life. The resort has ten drink and dining experiences serving cuisines from the Mediterranean all the way to the Far East. The overwater White Orchid Lounge is a lively bar and lounge concept serving Asian street food and incredible drink options.
‘Refined Elegance – World-Class Indulgence™ Plan’
OZEN Life Maadhoo is situated in the South Malé Atoll, where a selection of beautiful villas with or without private pools are located on the beach or over the water. Stays are enhanced by the incredible features of the Indulgence™ Plan – guests can enjoy a la carte dining and premium liqueurs and champagne at a total of 6 restaurants and bars, including fine dining at the mesmerising M6m underwater restaurant, alongside a range of incredible island-focused excursions and activities at no extra cost. There is a PADI-certified dive centre and a water sports centre on site that offers diving lessons as well as kayaking, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. If you'd rather enjoy days of tranquillity, the ELENA by Atmosphere spa offers pampering and total relaxation without the need to pay anything extra. Your time here will be elegant, inspiring, and defined by ease.
‘All Inclusive Elegance’
Atmosphere Kanifushi sits to the north of Male, just over a half an hour seaplane transfer from the international airport. A variety of spacious villas sit atop the water or bordering the beach to offer a tranquil retreat embracing by the serenity of the Maldives, suitable for both couples and families. The resort has its very own Club house with a fitness centre, tennis courts and sports facilities, while the water sports centre offers windsurfing, pedalos, canoes and stand-up paddle boarding for adventurous guests. The two swimming pools offer privacy for adults at one end and fun for the whole family at the other. Dining on the island is varied: Spice offers international buffet style dishes, Just Veg is the first vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives and Ceylon Bliss serves traditional Sri Lankan Street food. Other restaurants include fine dining at The Sunset or The Pier Six, as well as exquisite flavours at Teppanyaki. Whatever your tastes Atmosphere Kanifushi offers something for everyone.
‘All Inclusive Island Paradise'
Nestled on the atoll of Dhidhoofinolhu, LUX* South Ari Atoll is an island paradise complete with 4km white-gold beach, only 25 minutes away by seaplane from the capital of Malé. There are 187 villas located alongside the beach or perched on stilts over the lagoon each with an outdoor private terrace. The resort has a 5* PADI dive centre and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean is a must along with unique experiences such as viewing the resident whale sharks here. There are two infinity pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre and spa as well as a Kids’ Club to keep the young ones entertained.
On the island, there are 8 restaurants including East Market which is an Asian market-inspired venue and UMAMI which is dedicated to the theatrics of resident sushi and teppanyaki knife masters. For aperitifs or after-dinner drinks, there are five bars including Beach Rouge which has a fashionable beach club vibe.
Sustainability is incredibly important to LUX* and they won the South Asian Travel Award 2019 as the leading eco-friendly resort. Diversity is also hugely welcome here including solo travellers, families and friends celebrating various chapters in their lives, there is something for everyone.
‘Intimate Luxury – Life at Your Pace’
Niyama Private Islands Maldives is an innovative resort comprising of two islands, appropriately named 'Play' and 'Chill'. Niyama’s Villas have private and secluded outdoor areas alongside sumptuous indoor spaces designed to keep guests entertained and relaxed. 'Play' encourages you to do just that - be adventurous. Surf the waves, snorkel with hammerheads, learn to dive or take to the skies either parasailing, kite surfing or with a jet pack. 'Chill', meanwhile, is where you will find the spa and wellness facilities, perfect spots to unwind after days of activities. Explorers Kids’ Club immerses little VIPs in nature and the islands, ensuring there is always something to keep them entertained. There are a choice of 12 options for food and beverages. Reach Subsix, an underwater restaurant, by speedboat and enjoy champagne breakfasts, delicious lunches and dinners, as well as glow parties. Or located in a treetop setting is Nest serving Thai, Chinese and Indonesian specialities.
‘The Magic of the Maldives’
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi sits within the Shaviyani Atoll, often named the ‘secret water island’ by locals. Sirru Fen Fushi is made up of bright white sands and is surrounded by palm trees, bordering a 600-hectare lagoon and 9km reef that leads to the serene blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The accommodation of the resort is made up of hideaway Beach Villas or Beach Tented Villas, relaxing Water Villas or castaway tented Jungle Villas - each as equally beautiful as the next, with some offering a private pool. Guests can find local and international cuisines at the all-day dining restaurant as well as Japanese fare at the over-water Kata restaurant, or fresh seafood at Azure. The Fairmont Spa offers relaxing treatments with a focus on the natural Maldivian setting or, for those searching for a little more excitement, a wide variety of experiences are available. Try your hand at sailing, enjoy a dolphin cruise above a private yacht or simple indulge in a romantic picnic for two. Families are well looked after too, with a toddlers play garden, a kids' club and a 'teen town'.
‘Exclusive Island Life – PADI Diving & Snorkelling Centre’
One&Only Reethi Rah is situated amongst the North Malé Atoll a string of coral atolls and lagoons. Set in 109 acres and with 12 beaches there are just 122 villas located on the beach or over water. Villas have private outdoor relaxation spaces with sun loungers or daybeds and some have a private pool. There are three pools and land sports include tennis, a climbing wall and football pitch. The island has a diving centre that provides lessons, courses and dive and snorkel excursions and water sports on offer are kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, surfing and water skiing. Whilst young ones enjoy the kids’ and teens clubs, grown ups can enjoy the spa and fitness facilities where there are a choice of retreats and programmes. Seven restaurants and bars are situated on the island serving cuisine from around the world – Rabarbaro offers Italian casual dining and Tapasake modern Japanese from interactive Teppanyaki stations. Relax at the Beach Club or Rah Bar in the evening and enjoy the Maldivian sunsets.
‘Unspoiled Beaches and Magical Plunge Pool Villas’
Floating in the North Ari Atoll, Constance Halaveli is the perfect combination of sand, sea and reef. The 86 villas are situated either on the beach or over the water and each features a private plunge pool and furnished terrace or balcony. Diving courses are available no matter what your experience and water sports include windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding – motorised water sports are also available. On land is a tennis, beach soccer, badminton and a gym. The spa has a yoga room, sauna, steam room and hot and cold plunge pools. Dining is on offer at 4 restaurants including Jahaz which has a themed buffet each evening and drinks at 2 bars.