3 of the best resorts in the Maldives

3 of the best resorts in the Maldives

Less than five hours from the GCC, the Maldives is a preferred destination for the region's travellers

For those looking to escape to paradise and enjoy visa-free travel this summer, the Maldives is an ideal option. Below is a collection of Maldivian resorts, all catering to varying budgets and demographics. 

1. One&Only Reethi Rah
Best for:
All-out luxury and privacy
Nestled in lush tropical gardens and fringed with pure white sand beaches, this all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of privacy. Located just a 15-minute flight away from Malé International airport, One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 122 villas, including 90 beach villas and 32 water villas. Each villa is a self-contained private sanctuary. Situated on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll, there is an abundance of space, with 6km of shoreline to explore. Guests can enjoy water sports from wake boarding to jet skiing, as well as snorkelling and diving excursions. For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/reethi-rah

One&Only Reethi Rah Grand Sunset Residence

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2. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Best for:
All-inclusive packages
Situated in the Raa Atoll, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose between overwater and beach villas and enjoy four restaurants, two bars, a gym and a sports centre. For an additional cost, the resort also offers a wide range of quintessential Maldivian experiences, from snorkelling excursions to swimming with manta rays and turtles. A visit to the spa is also worth the supplementary fee. Designed to integrate seamlessly into its surroundings, the spa oozes tropical appeal, with common areas built from native materials such as bamboo, natural stone and Langhi Langhi leaves. For more information, visit www.emerald-maldives.com

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Over Water Villa


3. Grand Park Kodhipparu
Best for:
Luxe budget travel
Situated in North Malé Atoll, Grand Park Kodhipparu is offering a special Summer Escape package for stays until 30 September 2022. Guests booking the package deal receive complimentary speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport, a bowl of tropical fruit upon arrival, daily breakfast and dinner at any of three restaurants, plus daily sunrise and sunset yoga sessions and a 50-minute Balinese massage for two. For more information, visit www.parkhotelgroup.com/north-male-atoll/grand-park-kodhipparu-maldives

Grand Park Kodhipparu Lagoon Villa

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