27 best Maldives hotels for the ultimate bucket list holiday in 2024

Awe-inspiring Maldives hotel that will make you finally book that dream Maldivian holiday this year.
27 Best Hotels in the Maldives 2024

Having had the rare opportunity to stay in some of the Maldives' most luxurious resorts over the years, I know that the best Maldives hotels and affordable hotels in the Maldives elevate themselves by going a step further and offering truly bespoke experiences and faultless service. I was looking for hotels suited to a variety of experiences – be that a honeymoon, your next girl’s getaway, a trip with the fam or solo time – as well as warm services, sustainability credentials, impeccable design, location, food and facilities.

Which part of Maldives is the best to stay?

Hulhumale? Baros? Dhaalu Atoll? Fonimagoodhoo? Raa Atoll? The South or North Ari Atoll? Olhuveli Male? Landaagiraavaru? Re-frame your question to which hotel in the Maldives is best, because most islands are home to just one mega luxury resort.

Want a wellness focused retreat? Then Joali Being and Six Senses Laamu have great wellness programmes. Looking for a resort for your next girls’ trip? We think the Millennial-targeted Cora Cora Maldives and Avani+ Fares Maldives are perfect. If you’re on a budget, consider a hotel that’s a speedboat ride, rather than a sea plane ride, away from Malé, where the international airport is. That’ll save a few pennies.

Which Maldives hotel is best for couples?

Romance is big business in the Maldives – in fact, it’s generally considered to be honeymoon central. And for good reason. If you’ve got your heart set on a romantic post-wedding fortnight in tropical heaven — then there’s nowhere better. We’ve spotlighted some of the most romantic Maldives hotels for honeymoons below, but particular highlights include the One&Only Reethi Rah, Amilla Maldives Resort and the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.

Which Maldives hotel is best for families?

As well as the Maldives being epic for a romantic holiday or honeymoon, it’s a wonderful holiday destination for families, too. There are lots of family-friendly hotels in the Maldives with kids clubs, space and privacy. JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa is our top pick for families. We also love: Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

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