The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands that stretch along a length of 871 kilometers. While the country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers, only 298 square kilometers of that is dry land. The islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls.
The country’s unique geography mesmerizes the visitor. Reefs that offer bands of color, tiny jewel-like islands rimmed with the whitest of soft sand surrounded by the clearest shallow waters that one can imagine. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and a select few on each of the atolls are resorts and some of the islands are used for industry and agriculture.
The beauty of the Maldives is not only above the water. The Maldives is home to about five percent of the planet’s reefs that come with an explosion of color contributed by soft and hard corals that form them. The reefs are home to a thousand species of fish. Lured by the rich nutrients that flow in with the currents, large pelagic fishes such as manta rays and whale sharks also make the Maldives their home.

our LXRY! hotel selection

We have some criteria before we can call a hotel a LXRY! Selection Hotel. We want to be surprised, we need luxury and hospitality at a high level, we love the quality of food and the rooms, we think the location is super important, and….we want to memorize the hotel for a lifetime! So you will not find basic chain hotels that look similar in all countries but truly found local gems that are different and memorable.

Maldives - North Malé Atoll

A place where turquoise clear waters meet cloudless azure skies

Welcome to one of the world’s most magical destinations. A place where turquoise clear waters meet cloudless azure skies. Where Indian Ocean breezes sway lush palms. A tropical paradise fringed with 12 pristine beaches. Your very own private island escape. Explore on foot or by bike and feel blissfully alone. Or feel the buzz of beach club, bar or crystalline pools.
Explore this tropical island paradise, celebrate authentic cuisine and enjoy signature Indian Ocean experiences when you stay at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.
Welcome to one of the world’s most magical destinations. A place where turquoise clear waters meet cloudless azure skies. Where Indian Ocean breezes sway lush palms. A tropical paradise fringed with 12 pristine beaches. Your very own private island escape.
You will be overjoyed to be in this secluded island escape.
Indulge in the luxury of space, exploring sparkling pools, emerald palms, and savoring precious time with loved ones again. Though some offerings will be different during this period, they will continue to offer choice, privacy, personalization, so you can experience an escape with the highest degree of safety.
Discover the ultimate in exotic escapes when you reserve one of the luxury Beach Villas, decadent Water Villas, or exclusive Residences at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.
Perched along One&Only Reethi Rah’s exclusive beachfront with unfettered access from the villa to the ocean, these elegant Beach Villas – some of which feature their own private pool – offer a stylish take on carefree island life.
From pampering spa sessions to kayaking adventures, romantic beach picnics to family memories made in the sun, One&Only Reethi Rah invites you to do as much or as little as you like.
And do not forget their pool. It is most definitely one of the most beautiful hotel swimming pools in the world.

Maldives Laamu Atoll

An atoll utopia where sumptuous meets sustainable

Could this be your idyllic palm-fringed paradise? It’s the only resort on the remote Laamu Atoll in the southern Maldives yet just a short inter-island flight and boat hop away. On-land and over-water villas, dolphins playing in the warm sapphire seas and restaurants serving mouthwatering East-West cuisine create an exceptional, natural nirvana.

Maldives -South Male Atoll


Perched on the edge of an idyllic lagoon, Naladhu Private Island Maldives
is a world unto itself. An intimate retreat of just 20 elegant houses, our blissful
island hideaway promises unrivaled exclusivity and privacy to all who set foot on its shores. Fringed by silver beaches, kissed by azure seas, Naladhu
– ‘beautiful island’ in the local language – is the quintessential luxury
Maldivian escape.

Nestled in native foliage across the island, each of Naladhu’s houses offers a spacious, private
retreat. Each with its own private pool, these elegant, colonial-inspired spaces are thoughtfully
decorated with handpicked curios from across the continents. Each is services by a dedicated butler,
on-call 24 hours a day to provide assistance, organize in-house dining, book activities, and act as your connection to the outside world.

This singular oceanfront abode provides
ample luxurious space for a family or group getaway. Gather loved ones on an expansive seaside deck for sunrise views, enjoy meals prepared in your own private kitchen and splash into your 20-meter ocean-facing infinity pool.

These luxurious houses are hidden in
island greenery along the beach, a sandy
the path connecting them to our turquoise
lagoon. Relax in absolute privacy within
steps of spectacular reefs. Relish days by
the pool, letting your dedicated butler
take care of every need.


Maldives - South Male Atoll


At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, adventures await across silvery sands, at sea, and below the water’s surface. Run into the surf from your beach pool villa, or jump into the lagoon from your overwater suite. Surf, dive, picnic on a deserted island, then return to over-water spa treatments and culinary journeys at our Maldives resort.

Anantara Dhigu Resort is surrounded by the soft, white sand beach on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Malé
Atoll, a 30-minute speedboat journey from Velana international airport.

Anantara Dhigu Resort is surrounded by the soft, white sand beach on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Malé
Atoll, a 30-minute speedboat journey from Velana international airport.

With a choice of 110 luxury suites and villas, Anantara Dhigu offers a variety of accommodation options that meet every need. Sunset & sunrise villas nestled in white sands or over water suites rising over a turquoise lagoon. Larger families can choose our two-bedroom villas for extra space and comfort.
Sunrise Beach Villa
Wake up with the rising sun in your generously sized villa. The marine décor complements the environment and
guests can enjoy the outdoor bathroom with a large terrazzo bathtub under a thatched roof.
Sunset Beach Villa
Enjoy a dramatic sunset from your sun lounger in your garden or dining under the stars on your private deck.
Comfortably equipped with modern amenities, these villas are ideal for a secluded break.
Sunrise Over Water Suite
Suspended above crystal clear waters, find the perfect spot to watch the glowing Maldivian sunrise. Gaze through floor-to-ceiling glass windows whilst lazing in your king-size bed. Enjoy the seclusion of a private sundeck.
Sunset Over Water Suite
Natural light abounds by night and day in this spacious suite. Viewing panels on the bathroom floor gives a glimpse
of marine life. Step into the ocean from your private deck or sit and watch the sun drift into the ocean at sunset.

Sunset Pool Villa
Stretch out in 162 square meters of luxurious space. Take a dip in your own private plunge pool surrounded by
vegetation and the serene atmosphere of your extended outdoor bathroom. Seascape colors surround the inner
décor to relax your senses.
Anantara Pool Villa
Ideal for guests seeking a quiet beach retreat, the Anantara Pool Villa offers extra space, sunset views, close
proximity to the beach as well as a Villa Host to cater to guests’ needs. Gaze at the blue skies from the expansive outdoor bathtub.
Anantara Over Water Pool Suite
Relax in your own private haven with all the luxuries of an Over Water Suite with additional features such as
an infinity-edge pool and Villa Host service.
Two Bedroom Family Villa
Comfortable accommodation for families with space and privacy, complete with Villa Host services. Play in the private garden only steps from the beach, complete with hammock and children’s play area to ensure endless days together.
A shaded terrace offers the perfect respite from the midday sun, your spacious sundeck extends out to white powdery sands.
Two-Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
Comfortable accommodation for families with space and privacy, complete with Villa Host services. Located on
the island’s sunset side, families traveling with children or groups of friends can enjoy a private pool just steps away from the ocean. A personal Villa Host will take care of guests’ needs for the perfect holiday experience.



Surrounded by nothing but a turquoise lagoon which melts into sapphire blue, the Maldives luxury resort island of Anantara Kihavah and its pure white sands rise up out of the ocean like a mirage. 

For centuries, this was where Arab traders sailing to the Far East took shelter; a lush paradise blessed by coconut, papaya, and mango trees. Navigating archipelago to archipelago by the stars, the seafarers were also drawn by the riches of the ocean surrounding the island – where a prehistoric volcano sank back into the depths, leaving blooming corals within a house reef and a wealth of lagoon fish.

Wishing to keep the pristine nature of the island intact, not one tree has been moved – as evidenced by the villas growing up around them. The design pays homage to the seafarers of old, fusing the Indian Ocean, Arab and Portuguese motifs with indigenous materials.

Maldives- South Male Atoll


Escape to a hideaway island fringed by a turquoise lagoon. Laze in your over-water villa or bungalow, pufferfish swimming in crystal-clear waters below. At Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, write your own chapter of romance.

Salute the sun in an ocean-facing pavilion. Discover blissful Ayurvedic treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara. Cruise into the sunset on a luxury yacht or dine under the stars. 

To maintain the serenity of this island, Anantara Veli caters exclusively to adults, one of the Maldives’ few adults-only Maldives resorts.

Lounge on your sundeck, eye open for graceful mantas swimming past, and the sails of a dhoni in the distance. Dive into the warm, crystal-clear waters to discover the secrets of the teeming coral below.

Quintessential luxury in a Maldives bungalow.

Indulge in the quintessential dream of life at overwater villas sit over turquoise waters. Wake up to ocean panoramas from your Maldives bungalow, revel in tranquil days, live romance with blushing sunsets in our honeymoon resort in the Maldives.

A selection of restaurants in the Maldives to suit your palate.

Choose from romantic dining experiences oceanfront and over the lagoon. Explore the myriad restaurants in the Maldives offered across the lagoon, at sister resort Anantara Dhigu. 

Please note that families with children staying at Anantara Dhigu and Naladhu may make dinner reservations at Anantara Veli restaurants.

Maldives - Medhufaru Island

A new benchmark for over-water luxury, innovative dining concepts, and holistic wellbeing

Luxury Villas in the Maldives

Inspiring a Lifetime of Rare Experiences

If ‘luxury’ is defined as a rarity, then in today’s society that means peace, time, and space. At Soneva, unique experiences are in keeping with their interpretation of luxury. Real luxury is about feeling the sand between your toes or enjoying dinner under a canopy of a billion stars. It is about reconnecting with oneself and the natural world, and so the experiences they create for guests are as far removed from the urban environment as possible. They intend to provide real luxury and rare experiences that strike a chord in guests’ hearts.

All of the luxurious overwater and island villas are designed to offer maximum space, privacy, and unforgettable views. The villas are split between Chapter One, the original, iconic offering, and the newly launched Chapter Two – you can view their location on the resort map here.

Chapter One: Water Retreats & Island Retreats

With one to four bedrooms, the 24 Water Retreats all have private pools and most feature waterslides into the lagoon and a retractable roof over the master bedroom. Hidden away, the two-bedroom island villa is a private haven.

When you stay in a Chapter One Water or Island Retreat, benefit from curated offers, reduced rates on longer stays, a Barefoot Butler, complimentary access to our chocolate room, and much more.


Chapter Two: Water Reserves & Island Reserves

With one to four bedrooms, the 27 new Water Reserves are slightly larger than the original overwater villas. Located steps from the beach, the Island Reserves include private pools and expansive indoor and outdoor living space.

When you stay in a Chapter Two Water or Island Reserve, they invite you to experience Soneva Unlimited, giving you the freedom to enjoy everything Soneva Jani has to offer, including dining, experiences, and spa therapies, within the price of your villa.

Discover the rare. Enjoy unforgettable experiences at Soneva Jani. Every experience can be customized for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.

Maldives - Kunfunadhoo Island

No shoes no news barefoot luxury

The original desert island hideaway in the Maldives. Spacious luxury villas are hidden among dense foliage on a private island.

The villas at Soneva Fushi are located on the sunset or sunrise side of the island. While both sides have the Maldives’ signature white-sand beaches and crystal clear azure waters, there are a few differences.

Sunset side: For snorkellers

This side has three house reef access points and dolphins are more likely to be spotted in the channel. On this side of the island, it is possible to see our neighbouring island, Eydhafushi, approximately 650 metres away. Guests who want more privacy may consider staying on the sunrise side of the island.

Sunrise side: For privacy

Enjoy virtually unimpeded views out to sea, as Maalhos, the closest neighbouring island on this side, is just a speck on the horizon. This side is perfect for early risers who want to enjoy the morning tranquillity.

Discover all of the dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Fushi and on the untouched islands surrounding us. The Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because. Dine high above the gardens, where the aromas of the herbs waft up from below. The central open kitchen gives you front-row seats to the action. Choose to sit under cover or beneath the starry night sky.

Gert van Loenen Jr.: “From the water plane flight to the island to the goodbye on the pier, our stay here was unforgettable. Total luxury on your own Robinson Crusoe island.”

Maldives - Gaafu Alifu Atoll MERADHOO ISLAND

True elegance and pure nature – experience two beautiful worlds in one

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo provides guests with unparalleled luxury from the moment they step onto the main island to the sound of welcome drums and an ice-cold glass of fine champagne.

Each Villa, Residence, restaurant, and bar has been designed impeccably. They are flawless spaces that elevate island living to pure luxury.

Main Island
The private island is home to 22 villas, including Raffles Residences, Beach Villas, and Deluxe Beach Villas. It is also the home of the nurturing, overwater Raffles Spa, the main pool, and a soft white sand beach on which are found restaurants Thari and The Firepit, and the island’s interpretation of the legendary Long Bar.

Overwater Island
There are 16 villas on the Overwater Island. Some facing east to greet the rising sun and others facing west to capture the magnificence of the Maldivian sunset. The Nikkei-inspired restaurant Yuzu and adjacent bar Yapa are also found here – giving guests breathtaking views to enjoy with delectable food and drink as the amber sun dips below the endless Maldivian horizon.

Maldives - Ithaafushi

Escape to the unforgettable surrounded by astonishing natural beauty

Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, this elegant Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a 40-minute yacht journey from Velana International Airport.

Discover indulgent choices from 11 celebrated dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary, and a plethora of activities for all generations. Experience True Waldorf Astoria Service personalized to your every wish.

Set in a tropical paradise, the resort, and the beach, reef, and overwater villas span across three islands with a wealth of luxuries and experiences:

•There are 119 beach, reef, and overwater villas with private pools, including the Ithaafushi Private Island.
With 11 dining venues and bars including Terra, an elevated treetop restaurant, and The Ledge by Dave Pynt.
A World-class lifestyle spa and wellness sanctuary.
A myriad of adventure and watersports activities. 
Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park – water recreation area and enriching activities for kids.
And also there is a Romantic wedding pavilion for a special occasion!

For those seeking the ultimate exclusivity, Stella Maris Private Ocean Villas are an intimate getaway, exquisite duplex villas with direct ocean access, accessible only by boat. Ithaafushi Private Island is a 32,000 sq. m. sanctuary encompassing private villas and amenities for the utmost luxury.

Maldives- South Nilandhe Atoll Velavaru

A Spectacular Beach And Ocean Resort

Perched on an expansive private lagoon in the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll in the Maldives, and just a 40-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport, Angsana Velavaru (the island known as “Turtle Island” in the local Dhivehi language) is surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and ocean views as far as the eye can see.

This luxurious tropical getaway offers 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 In Ocean Villas, the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives perched one kilometer from the main island.

With 4 outlets featuring a lavish spread of International, the Mediterranean with a Mexican twist, Asian or Maldivian cuisine, even the most discerning palette will be pleased.

Angsana Velavaru is a perfect island playground destination – offering a variety of 5 All-Inclusive Packages, designed to cater to different characters of holidaymakers. From gourmet foodies to family travelers, spa lovers, novice and experienced divers, Angsana’s All Inclusive Concept introduces a new style of intrepid travel in the Maldives for your holiday to experience the very best of #AngsanaMoments.

Guests looking for an adrenaline rush can choose from motorized and non-motorized sports or complimentary daily guided snorkeling trips. Other adventures include stand-up paddleboarding, catamaran adventures, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, mono skiing, and marine exploration in a glass-bottom canoe.

With its proximity to more than 30 vibrant dive sites, Angsana Velavaru is the ideal location for novice to experienced divers. Certified instructors at the PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Dive Centre offer different courses and excursions to explore the pristine waters of South Nilandhe Atoll. Divers can get up close and personal with blacktip reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and whale sharks, among other exotic species.

For those interested in giving back, the programs organized by Angsana Velavaru’s Marine Conservation Lab are a prime place to begin. Guests can participate in coral planting to replenish damaged reefs and snorkeling trips to learn about the abundant marine ecosystem and coral gardens found in and around the lagoon.

Children and parents alike will love the dynamic programs offered at the Rangers’ Club, whilst a dedicated kids pool provides ample space for maximum splashing about! Looking to relax and recharge? Head to the award-winning Angsana Spa and enjoy a soothing treatment in one of its 8 outdoor spa pavilions.

Seize the moment and plunge into the uplifting world of Angsana Velavaru Maldives, the perfect destination playground for a sensational year-round tropical escape!

Maldives- Lhaviyani Atoll

Be in the moment, be who you are, embrace genuine connections and cherish inner balance unimpeded by outside demands.

Set on an enchanting private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, Hurawalhi Island Resort is much like your relationship: it is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure; it stirs up your every atom with an intricate blend of intimacy and thrill.

It is at Hurawalhi that you can fill your days with an unsparing amount of extraordinaires, your mind with wonder, and your heart with romance. The 90-villa, adults-only luxury resort is as brilliant as the ocean that laps against its beaches and more magnificent than any island you have visited. You can swoon over photos of the Maldives, but nothing will prepare you for the beautiful blend of barefoot bliss and contemporary design found at Hurawalhi.

Maldives - Vommuli Island Dhaalu Atoll

Island Paradise

Nestled between verdant rainforest and white-sand beaches on an exclusive private island, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort overlooks the alluring waves of the Indian Ocean.

Their hosts are ready to welcome you as you explore the tropical beauty and rich marine life of this peaceful, eco-conscious setting. The private lagoon, Iridium Spa, and outdoor infinity pool promise nonpareil relaxation. A large variety of water sports and excursions at the world-class diving center may be arranged with the help of St. Regis signature Butler Service.

In addition, an exquisite culinary journey awaits at one of our six restaurants and bars. Boasting refined furnishings and island-inspired design, each of our 33 on-land and 44 over-water villas promises picturesque ocean or garden views from private terraces and pools. 

Designed to be ecologically friendly, they offer 77 inspired accommodations, including 44 overwater villas and 33 located on the beach. Enjoy an unrestricted view of the Indian Ocean or our island’s lush tropical gardens from your private terrace.

Experience all the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has to offer through breathtaking 360° panoramic views of this visionary retreat of natural beauty and unforgettable recreation. Take a virtual tour through this secluded paradise at Maldives’ finest address that is sure to entice you to plan your next getaway. You are invited to experience the resort in its entirety. Explore pristine white sand beaches, lush, tropical jungle, over-water villas, dramatic seascapes, sparkling pools, world-renowned restaurants, the award-winning Iridium Spa, and so much more.