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The Maldives: Is This The Ultimate Getaway?

Does it get any better than this? Deep blue seas, beautiful reefs, beaches and a promise that you’ll leave your holiday completely revived and rejuvenated. It is really no wonder at all that the Maldives is a go-to destination for honeymooners and couples.

Slightly green with envy, we took a look at our database of Maldivian hotels and resorts and picked out our top five. Here they are:

5. Shangri La Villingili Resort & Spa

The beautiful Shangri La, maldives
The beautiful Shangri La Villingili Resort and Spa

The Shangri La Villingili Resort & Spa has been rated 9.3 out of a possible 10 by 16 guest reviews on

Surrounded by lush vegetation and sapphire waters, Maldives” Shangri La resort makes you wish for a button to pause time. With sumptuous banquet and an onsite spa, you”ll find every reason to spend as much time in your hotel as you can.

The villas are perched on stilts above the resort’s lagoon, connected to the island by a timber walkway. Some of the premium facilities at this large 5-star resort include outdoor tennis courts, free Wi-Fi and a poolside snack bar.

4. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

The Park Hyatt, Haadahaa
The Park Hyatt, Hadahaa

The Park Hyatt Hadahaa has been rated 8.7 out of a possible 10 by 20 guest reviews on

Sitting on its own private island, the Park Hyatt Hadahaa is an intimate and eco-conscious hotel. With only 50 villas onsite, each with a floor to ceiling window overlooking the ocean, you”ll get as much, or as little, staff attention as you desire.

The hotel focuses on integrating modern design with the environment and culture of the area, promising guests an unparalleled and memorable experience.

3. Cocoa Island by Como

Cocoa Island
Cocoa Island, by Como

The Cocoa Island by Como has been rated 9.4 out of a possible 10 by 30 guest reviews on

The overwater suites of Como Hotel sits alone on Cocoa Island, offering an undisturbed stay in paradise. You can stay by the hotel, snorkelling in the clear waters, or book sunset cruises and trips out to neighbouring islands.

With an emphasis on privacy, you can move from your overwater accommodation directly into the beautiful lagoon and reef. Worldclass diving experiences are available and you’ll surely love the South Indian inspired cuise on offer.

2. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

The Gili Lankanfushi Resort, Maldives
Rooms overlooking the water at the Gili Lankanfushi Resort, Maldives

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives has been rated 9.1 out of a possible 10 by 34 guest reviews on

Gili Lankanfushi is built on jetties set above a private coral island. Each of the 45 luxury villas are perched over water, featuring a windows overlooking the sea floor so you don’t miss any of the colourful wildlife down below.

Guests of the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives will surely enjoy a cocktail or two at the on-site bar after sampling Peruvian, fusion and Japanese cuisine in the unique restaurant. A minimum stay of eight nights is required – by the end of which you will be utterly revived.

1. Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives

Arrive by boat at the Four Seasons Kuda
Arrive by boat at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives

Situated on its own private island, the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa offers a getaway like no other. You’ll arrive at the resort by dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) and be welcomed with cool towels and a fresh fruit platter. Your gracious hosts will encourage you to take a dolphin cruise, dive in the clear waters or visit the nearby UNESCO biosphere reserve.

At the hotel you can relax with morning and evening yoga, a large infinity pool or at the island spa.

Have you visited one of these beautiful resorts? Would you like to?

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Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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4 thoughts on “The Maldives: Is This The Ultimate Getaway?”

  1. Thank you for sharing all the detailed information. The Maldives is an amazing place. I hope, it will give me more experiences and beautiful memories. I really impressed with your video. Good job Hayden

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