Iconic sunsets, white sugar beaches, world-class spas, unparalleled diving and snorkeling, Michelin’s starred restaurants, endless views of transparent lagoons, gorgeous celestial views, and spectacular water villas. It is not hard to see why Maldives’ seductive islands are among the most romantic and best locations for couples and newlyweds worldwide. The Maldives has a great repute for privacy. Most resorts give bath rituals with candles and rose petals and romantic bedroom decorations for newlyweds in the night, for a dream Maldives honeymoon. How much romantic might it be? Here are my top 8 list of the best resorts of the Maldives with a ‘do not disturb’ sign for couples and honeymooners.
- SONEVA JANI
The sensational and newly opened Soneva Jani Resort is situated on the Island of Medhufaru, part of the uninhabited 5-insula cluster in The Noonu Atoll inspired by a term that means wisdom in Sanskrit. The most exclusive and trendy hotel on the Maldives is bordered by pristine, lush tropical green beaches surrounded by an uninterrupted 360o view on the Indian Ocean, 5.6km (3.4 mi) from a lagoon with crystal clear waters. Each of the 24 palace water villas, the largest in the Maldives and each bigger than a range of hotels, has a huge private swimming pool and opens up to its own lagoon.
- THE ST REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT
The Vommuli Resort in St. Regis is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations with its famous St. Regis brand and its distinctive luxurious facilities. A 40-minute walk from Malé airport, on a private, over the 20-acre atoll, surrounded by uncontaminated beaches and remoteness of the lagoon with sparkling turquoise water, the magnificent St Regis property is situated south-west from Malé airport. The resort features 77 luxuriously built private villas, all influenced by the natural materials and color palette of the island, with a distinctive contemporary style.
Imagine heaven. Sands of the tropical island. Palms swinging. Infinite seas of turquoise. Open your eyes and you are in Naladhu, a magnificent resort shared with her sister resorts Dhigu and Veli by a ridiculous clear lagoon. Naladhu offers a mosaic of timeless moments on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean in Maldivian for ‘the lovely island,’ and invites you to rest in bliss. The resort is rather exclusive, as it only provides 20 villas and residences, each of them an extremely spacious sanctuary with its own private swimming pool on the edge of the azure Indian Ocean.
- GILI LANKANFUSHI
The Gili Lankanfushi is a 20-minute boat ride from International Airport in the capital of the Republic of Maldives, Malé, Northern Malé atoll, formerly named Soneva Gili. In a sparkling lagoon, it is an intimate coral island and jetties flow across the water into 45 wide villa accommodations. The resort is unusual because it provides accommodation just over the water (no beach villas). Every villa is planned and constructed to be environmentally friendly, with the greatest attention to detail.
- ANANTARA KIHAVAH VILLAS
Anantara Kihavah Villas is a 30-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport on Kihavah Huravalhi, a huge island of most pristine Maldives, an unforgetting experience as the aircraft cross a series of glittering coral islands in the middle of Turquois waters. Either over water with sweeping views over the sea or nestled on an unpolluted stretch of private beach, 79 spacious, ultra-luxurious villa. All overwater villas are constructed of grooved wood with high decks and hardwood floors and have spacious terraces with private pools, from which turtles and dolphins in the Indian Ocean can be seen on the horizon.
- ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH
The luxurious One&Only Reethi Rah Resort opened in 2005, offered unmistakable elegance and sophistication in the world. The resort is built in spectacular octopus form and has an extraordinary coastline of 6 km (3,7 mi). Situated on one of North Male’s largest Islands with endless white sandy beaches and turquoise bays, all 130 spacious villas have their own, secluded shores and private decks over the crystalline clear lagoon waters, in the midst of lovely landscapes.
- CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI
The ultra-luxury resort called the Noonu Atoll, which includes many unspoiled green Islands (some man-made) protected from the ocean by a wide coral shore, is called Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. The islands combine lengthy palm trees, tropical flowers, white sandy slopes, sparkling turquoise waters, and reefs. 46 island water villas and garden villas in neutral colors and shades complement the open-plan design of the region are offered in the popular ultrachic resort.
- VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND
Situated within the Noonu Atoll array of islands, Velaa Private Island is elegantly situated overlooking the enchanting views over the Cerulean ocean. The settlement has 45 private villas, some overwater, which derive their name from the generation of marine tortoises that flock there to nest and hatch. A personal butler is given in each villa. All the facilities available can be customized to personal needs, and everywhere attention to detail is perfect: desert stone pavements in Jordan, the Indonesian florist bowls, the elegant Borneo wood paneling, and Italian marble sparkling.