The best resorts and hotels in the Maldives

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Choosing the perfect accommodation is almost as important as choosing your travel destination. In this post we will show you the most outstanding hotels and resorts in the Maldives, so that you can find your ideal place in paradise. Partly shaded by greenery and set against the purest blue of the Indian Ocean, these accommodations will make your stay feel like a dream. With a wide range of prices, we have selected some of the most special hotels to give you an unforgettable experience. Don’t skimp on the details and discover these enchanting spaces.

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Cocoon Maldives

Cocoon Maldives Resort is a five-star resort offering designer rooms where you can admire the island’s stunning scenery. Located on Lhaviyani Atoll, this accommodation was the first hotel business in the archipelago. With 145 rooms, you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more.

Impeccably designed, there is a wide variety of rooms to suit all budgets. From the Beach Villas, located right on the beach, the Family Beach Villas built with lime and thatched roofs, the Beach Suites where you can literally sleep overlooking the sea, the Cocoon Suites with private pool, and our favourite, the Lagoon Villas, built two metres above the Indian Ocean.

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Accommodation in Cocoon Maldives

Located on a private island, the Cocoon Maldives resort overlooks the entire length of the island, adding an interesting sense of exclusivity and privacy to your trip. In addition, the resort has a spa, a restaurant area, library, shop, swimming pool, gym, kids club and nightclub with an entertainment programme featuring live music and shows.


The Cocoon Maldives spa is located in the heart of the island. It is separated from the rest of the buildings to provide a calm and private atmosphere. There are massage cabins, surrounded by lush vegetation, creating silence and absolute peace. This spa offers a wide range of treatments, among which you will find the perfect one for you.

Kuramathi Maldives

The island of Kuramathi is dominated by this fantastic accommodation which, while respecting the local indigenous nature, blends into the island’s environment. Suitable for all budgets, the resort offers up to 12 different villa options, from the individual Beach Villas to the idyllic Water Villas with pool, offering up to 290 accommodation units.

The standout features of this hotel are its idyllic villas set against the azure blue sea. You won’t want to be anywhere else! With many services on offer, this hotel really has it all. From a spa and 2 dive centres to 12 superb restaurants, and 7 bars set in the lush island scenery. If you’re travelling with children, you’ll also find exciting family-friendly options such as the Bageecha Kids Club, or daily boat trips to see turtles, sharks or schools of fish.

Fushifaru Resort in The Maldives

Fushifaru Maldives is the main hotel on Fushifaru Island and is a boutique 5-star villa resort that will make your trip feel like a movie. You can choose from a variety of room types and private homes, ranging from oceanfront to beachfront stays.

You will enjoy accommodation with Maldivian-style architecture and decoration, with rooms and facilities that offer every luxury, adapted to your needs. In addition, you can also choose the villas with private pools. Thanks to its unbeatable location, we had a perfect access to the beach. This establishment also has a large sports court and even a spa where you can relax and let yourself be pampered. Once you get to know the hotel, you’ll never want to leave.

To find out more read our post: Fushifaru Island of the Maldives.

Komandoo Maldives 

Komandoo Maldives is the main resort in the Maldives and is aimed exclusively at adults. It is a hotel designed by and for couples looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of the environment, combined with the charm of a small resort.

Located on Lhaviyani Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport, Komandoo is an idyllic location overlooking the pure blue Indian Ocean. With only 65 rooms, this Maldives hotel is perfect for those seeking relaxation and a more intimate atmosphere. It has a spa that offers the best services and facilities that allow for a myriad of water sports such as diving, snorkelling, catamaran sailing, kayaking, wind surfing and fishing.

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Holiday in The Maldives

Nestled between a beautiful white sandy beach, a large lagoon and an excellent reef, Komando also offers guests 2 restaurants and 2 bars; Falhu Restaurant, Aqua Restaurant, Kandu bar, and Thundi bar. In addition, this hotel offers the opportunity to dine at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the world’s largest underwater glass restaurant, located in the Hurawalhi Hotel of the same chain.

Hotel Hurawalhi, Maldives

Also located in Lhaviyani Atoll, on a charming private island, Hurawalhi Island Resort is the perfect blend of calm and excitement, comfort and adventure. This Maldivian luxury hotel has a total of 90 impeccably designed, contemporary and fully equipped adults-only villas. Here you can admire the surroundings and find the pleasure of having the sea on your doorstep.

As well as captivating views, the Hurawalhi Villas offer a wide range of rooms, from beach suites to overwater bungalows. Not content with its impressive spaces, this hotel boasts a range of activities, including a two-storey spa with water treatment rooms, water sports and even a specialised diving centre.

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Accommodation in The Maldives

However, the star feature at the Hurawalhi is its 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, a unique underwater restaurant located inside a glass tunnel. This restaurant serves five-course lunches and seven-course dinners. The opportunity to dine in this very different restaurant is certainly a compelling reason to choose this hotel for your trip to the Maldives, but it is certainly not the only one.

Baros, one of the hotels to discover in The Maldives

Just 25 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport on the North Malé Atoll, the small hotel at Baros blends in with the paradisiacal environment that surrounds it. Voted “World’s Most Romantic Resort” by the World Travel Awards 2017, Baros is a luxury resort that exudes classic elegance.

With spacious rooms designed with natural materials, many with private pools, each is a magical hideaway to escape to. Surrounded by greenery and a sea of tranquillity, you can choose between the Water Villas, Bros Villa or Deluxe Villa.

However, Baros Maldives stands out for the attention to detail, with a wide range of personalised services available to guests. From special meals, tailor-made excursions to a private spa, yoga sessions and romantic sailing trips.

Hotel Lti Maafushivaru, Maldives

The Lti Maafushivaru is a luxury hotel, located in South Ari Atoll, just 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé. This Maldives hotel offers an idyllic island experience that embodies everything you could dream of on your holiday, and more. On an island over 350 metres long, surrounded by white beaches and adjacent to a spectacular reef, Lti Maafushivaru has everything you need.

It has 48 carefully finished luxury villas with a myriad of amenities, so travellers need not worry about a thing. There is also a delightful overwater spa, a beachfront infinity pool and a private sister island perfect for daytime visits or even overnight rentals. 

Tips for your trip to the Maldives

  • In the Maldives the plugs have three pins, so don’t forget to pack an adaptor in your suitcase.
  • The official currency in the Republic of the Maldives is the Maldivian Rupee (MVR), better known as Rufiyaa. However, all transactions with tourists are carried out in US dollars or by credit card.
  • The official time in the Maldives is GMT+5, i.e. 4 hours more than in Spain during the winter and 3 hours more during the summer.
  • Book your accommodation in advance.
  • We always recommend buying travel insurance, so make sure you take out good insurance before you leave for the Maldives.
  • Organise your Maldives travel itinerary with the Passporter App and share your experience!

Frequently Asked Questions about your trip to the Maldives

How much does a flight to the Maldives cost?

Flights from Spain to Malé usually cost between €600 and €1,000 depending on the season. A return seaplane transfer costs between €250 and €500 per person, depending on the flight time. A return transfer by speedboat usually costs between €90 and €180.

How much does a hotel in the Maldives cost?

On average, the price of a room per night in Maldive hotels costs between €100 and €500.

Are there adults-only hotels in the Maldives?

Komandoo is an adults-only hotel.

Where to stay in the Maldives?

In the Maldives you can enjoy amazing accommodation on each of the islands. Below is a list of our recommendations based on where we stayed during our trip. 

– Our first destination was Cocoon Maldives, the first design hotel in the Maldives.
– We then stayed at Fushifaru Maldives, a spectacular 5-star boutique villa resort.
– Finally, we recommend staying at Kuramathi Maldives, a luxurious resort on one of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives.

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