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Most Expensive Resorts in the Maldives

The Maldives has been dynamically cultivating its tourism industry for numerous years. Owing to a unique hospitality approach, it achieves remarkable success. Holidaying on these opulent tropical isles signifies exemplary service. Nearly every resort in the Maldives provides an array of high-end amenities. Several upscale hotels offer round-the-clock personal butler service to cater to every spa request. Below is a compilation of the finest among the pricier resorts, encompassing top-notch services and butler assistance.


Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa caters to aficionados of genuine Maldivian indulgence. The expansive island with verdant foliage and Dhonakuli's clear lagoon in Haa Alifu Atoll is perfectly matched by the superior service of a 5-star retreat. The last refurbishment was in 2014, making it a versatile destination suitable for both romantic and family getaways.


105 accommodations.

2 eateries, café, and grill lounge.

Wellness center.

2 aquatic pools.

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Accommodations: Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa boasts an extensive array of lodging options in various categories. A sum of 50 beachfront and 55 overwater villas. They vary in location, size, and décor, yet all offer enhanced comfort and superior conditions. All types of rooms come with personal butler service.

Dining: The main dining area serves lavish breakfast buffets with a daily changing theme. Gourmet international dishes are available for a la carte dinner. Breakfast buffet is also at the Beachside Poolside Café. The overwater eatery offers Asian specialties, and the grill lounge has wood-fired pizzas.

Activities: With a superb house reef, diving, and snorkeling at Hideaway is delightful. Experience the unique semi-submerged boat tour. A wide array of excursions and water-based activities are available. Hideaway Spa provides Ayurvedic treatments alongside standard spa therapies.

Location: 290 kilometers from Velana International Airport. Accessible by a 75-minute seaplane journey or a domestic flight to Hanimaadhoo Airport followed by a brief speedboat trip.


The luxurious Niyama resort has attributes that contribute to its popularity. Ranked 4th globally, Niyama Private Islands is set on two islands connected by a bridge, offering vast opportunities to explore the tropics and enhancing the resort's offerings.


134 villas, 5 exclusive pavilions, and 1 private overwater villa complex.

9 dining venues.

Kid's club.

Wellness center.

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Accommodations: Niyama features ultra-modern, stylish villas in the Maldives. Each has a private terrace, opulent interiors in an intimate setting. The smallest living space is 135 square meters. Options include romantic retreats and family-friendly villas. All categories have a dedicated personal butler.

Dining: Niyama Private Islands promises an exciting culinary adventure with 9 unique restaurants. Highlights include the Nest Asian restaurant amid treetops and the Subsix underwater restaurant 6 meters beneath the ocean. Enjoy global delicacies in Maldives' most picturesque settings.

Activities: Niyama presents numerous options for an entertaining stay. Try night snorkeling, explore marine life through diving, or parasail over the blue lagoon. Join the resort's marine biologist for coral planting adventures.

Location: In the southwestern part of Dhaalu Atoll, 181 kilometers from Velana International Airport. Reachable by seaplane or domestic flight to Kudahuvadhoo Island, followed by a brief boat journey.


Anantara Kihavah Villas, synonymous with luxury, combines incredible nature with first-rate service. Located on the authentic Baa Atoll island near Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO-protected area, guests at Anantara Kihavah Villas enjoy a unique dining experience, flawless service, swimming with manta rays, and a rejuvenating tropical retreat.


79 accommodations.

6 dining options and 2 bars.

Swimming pool.

Wellness center.

Kid's club.

Marine center.

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Accommodations: All villas, whether beachside or overwater, feature private pools. Spacious, Maldivian-style rooms with thatched patios, sitting areas, extensive terraces, and open-air bathrooms. Luxuriously detailed, each villa comes with 24-hour personal butler service.

Dining: Sea.Fire.Spice.Sky encapsulates the dining concept with four different venues. The Sea Underwater Restaurant offers fine Maldivian dining. Fire stations create culinary wonders, Spice provides Asian dining experiences, and Sky offers magical evenings under a starry projection. Plates Restaurant for breakfasts and themed dinners, and Manzaru for à la carte Mediterranean cuisine.

Activities: The resort is encircled by a stunning house reef for marine life observation. Other activities include snorkeling safaris in Hanifaru Bay, sea excursions, diving, yacht cruising, sea bob, jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding, and kayaking.

Location: On Kiawah Island in Baa Atoll, 134 kilometers from Velana International Airport. Accessible by a 35-minute seaplane ride or a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Island, followed by a 20-minute speedboat journey.


Soneva Fushi, an eco-conscious resort built from natural materials on Baa Atoll, is known for its "No shoes. No news" philosophy. It captivates travelers with natural beauty, harmony, spacious villas, and unique cuisine, offering a VIP experience for discerning guests.


57 accommodations.

9 dining venues and 3 bars, wine cellar.

Wellness center.

Astronomical observatory.

Open-air cinema.

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Accommodations: Detached villas with private coastal access. The smallest villa covers 235 square meters. Higher categories offer unparalleled luxury. All villas have private pools, with larger ones featuring extensive pools and private areas. The exclusive nine-bedroom beachfront residence spans 5,540 square meters. Several land villas boast water slides. Personal butler service throughout your stay.

Dining: A plethora of gastronomic delights at Soneva Fushi's restaurants, offering international, Asian, Japanese, Korean, and Maldivian cuisine. The garden-based organic restaurant is a highlight. Various meal plans available.

Activities: Complimentary activities include kayaking, paddle surfing, windsurfing, and catamarans. The resort arranges colorful excursions, sandbank picnics, cruises, snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay, fishing trips, and more. Soleni Dive Center offers diving courses and access to some of Baa Atoll's most incredible dive sites.

Location: On Kunfunadhoo Island, 113 kilometers from Male International Airport. A 30-minute seaplane journey or a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Island, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride.


The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, part of the Marriott International chain, is celebrated for its eco-conscious approach in Dhaalu Atoll. This contemporary luxury resort is set on a picturesque island with lush greenery and a vast lagoon.


77 accommodations (44 overwater, 33 beachside).

6 eateries.

1 aquatic pool.

Fitness and yoga facilities.

Diving and water sports center.

Overwater wellness center.

Kid's club.

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Accommodations: All villas feature private swimming pools, modern design, exquisite interiors, spacious terraces, gazebos, sitting areas, and opulent furnishings. Except for the Garden Villa with Pool, all offer stunning ocean views. Personal butler service for all guests.

Dining: Vommuli's culinary landscape is diverse. Alba, an Italian-style venue, serves global dishes. Orientale features all Asian flavors. Indian gourmet cuisine at Cargo Restaurant. The Whale Bar offers signature cocktails and tapas overwater.

Activities: Ideal for diving and snorkeling, the island's coral reef is a highlight. The Diving Center provides training from expert PADI instructors. Outbound snorkeling encounters with manta rays and whale sharks. A variety of excursions and water activities like windsurfing, parasailing, sea bob, kayaks, and catamarans. Tennis court available.

Location: 150 kilometers from Velana International Airport. Approximately a 45-minute seaplane transfer.


Adaaran Prestige Water Suites, a component of the Adaaran Select Meedhupparu complex, are situated on the identical island. These sumptuous suites feature exclusive service, eatery, aqua lounge, and individualized butler service for each. Opting for a Deluxe Overwater Suite grants complete access to Meedhupparu's amenities.


  • 20 suites.
  • 1 dining area and lounge.
  • 1 aqua lounge.

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Suites. Each overwater suite spans 84 square meters, boasting a sophisticated ambiance with timber finishes. The sun deck, adorned with a transparent floor, hosts a hot tub and relaxation space. Direct entry to the lagoon ensures utmost luxury.

Dining. The Water Suites' Dining Venue presents a fusion of Maldivian and global culinary delights, complemented by a refined wine selection. The exclusive Premium All-Inclusive dining plan allows suite guests to also explore Meedhupparu's primary dining area.

Recreation. A vibrant coral reef lies beneath the suites, ideal for snorkeling enthusiasts. Complimentary snorkeling gear is provided. Meedhupparu arranges excursions to uninhabited isles and diving adventures. A vast selection of aquatic activities is on offer.

Location. Positioned in Raa Atoll, 136 kilometers from Male Airport, with a 45-minute seaplane journey.


Opened in 2019, the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi spans three isles in the South Male Atoll. This opulent haven offers top-tier service for a lavish retreat amid the Maldives' tropical landscapes.


  • 122 suites.
  • 10 dining venues.
  • 1 aqua lounge.
  • Wellness center.

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Suites. A diverse array of luxurious coastal, overwater, and reef suites. These spacious sanctuaries boast opulent decor, private pools, and modern conveniences. Each suite is attended by a personal butler. The Stella Maris Ocean Suite with Pool, secluded and boat-accessible, stands as the pinnacle of exclusivity.

Dining. A rich variety of international, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Asian cuisines, a barbecue venue, and a natural eatery. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi's dining experiences are unparalleled. The Terra restaurant offers a unique dining experience amidst treetops.

Recreation. PADI-certified diving courses, diverse water sports, island excursions, private yacht dolphin tours, ocean fishing, and other thrilling activities.

Location. Located 28 kilometers from Male International Airport, with a 30-minute speedboat transfer.


Nestled in the North Male Atoll, this luxurious resort harmoniously blends chic design with tropical elements. Reethi Rah is distinguished by its 6 km of pristine beach. One & Only Reethi Rah promises a serene and rejuvenating Maldivian retreat, ideal for romantic escapes. A personal butler caters to spa preferences.


  • 122 villas.
  • 5 eateries and 1 lounge.
  • 3 aqua lounges.
  • Wellness center.
  • Kids' club.

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Villas. The resort houses 4 beach villa types and 3 overwater villa variants. Beachfront villas are encircled by verdant gardens and expansive porches. Overwater villas provide panoramic sea vistas. The resort also features two premium residences for VIP guests.

Dining. Five exquisite dining options make One & Only Reethi Rah a culinary haven. Tapasake offers Japanese and Peruvian dishes. Reethi restaurant serves Asian, Italian, and French cuisines. The Botanica restaurant focuses on organic and health-conscious meals.

Recreation. Activities include diving, snorkeling, fishing, private yacht expeditions, seaplane tours, and various water sports. Club One is the resort's entertainment hub.

Location. Situated 35 kilometers from Male International Airport. A 50-minute speedboat or a 15-minute seaplane ride for transfers.