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Indian Travelers' Guide to the Best Resorts in the Maldives

If you're a passionate explorer with a fondness for seaside vacations, then a journey to the Maldives should undoubtedly be high on your agenda. The archipelagic nation of the Maldives encompasses 1,190 islands dispersed across 26 atolls. Renowned for its pristine sandy shores, emerald waters, rich marine fauna, and opulent accommodations, the Maldives is esteemed as one of the premier coastal destinations for tourists globally. Numerous holidaymakers, seaside enthusiasts, newlyweds, and even individual explorers flock annually from India to marvel at the captivating charm of the Indian Ocean, lush scenery, outstanding resorts in the Maldives, and more. However, many visitors from India seek authentic Indian cuisine and comfortable lodgings in the Maldives, enhancing their vacation experience as a part of Maldives travel packages. Discover some of the Maldives resorts favored by Indian guests from our curated list below.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Situated on the enchanting Emboodhu Finolhu Island, amidst one of the largest natural lagoons in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a luxurious 5-star establishment. Merely 8 km from Male International Airport, it's accessible via a 15-minute exclusive speedboat journey. Formerly known as the 'Three Coconut Island,' this tropical haven boasts light sand and azure waters, complemented by tropical flora. This acclaimed resort offers 64 opulent villas and a vast infinity pool with stunning lagoon vistas. Villas feature private decks and balconies, adorned with elegant wood furniture and warm hues. Guests can unwind with calming spa treatments at Jiva Grande Spa, savor Indian cuisine and lagoon panoramas at the 24 Degrees Restaurant, and partake in a plethora of aquatic sports including scuba diving, angling, and sailing. For an adventurous experience, embark on wildlife observation tours, snorkel among coral reefs, or dive to explore the rich marine ecosystem while residing at Taj Exotica.

Villa Nautica (ex. Paradise Island Resort & Spa)

For those in pursuit of a tropical Maldivian retreat with radiant sandy beaches and a lagoon in deep blues and aquamarines, Villa Nautica offers a 5-star experience with impeccable service. Established in 1994, Paradise Island spans 1 km in length and 230 m in width, encircled by a beach with vibrant marine life. Known locally as Lankanfinolhu, this luxury resort is a top destination in the Maldives, attracting numerous Indian visitors annually. The resort provides an idyllic stay in the Indian Ocean with spacious bungalows offering beach access and deluxe villas with private Jacuzzis. Paradise Island Resort features an extensive selection of Indian dishes, ensuring guests don't miss home flavors in the Maldives. Additionally, the resort organizes special excursions for guests, including surfing, deep-sea fishing, and coral reef exploration.

Adaaran Select Huduranfushi

Spanning 83 acres, Adaaran Select Huduranfushi is a prime beach resort in the Maldives, situated in the North Male Atoll. Near Kani Beach on Lhohifushi Island, the resort is 19 km from Male International Airport, reachable by a 30-minute speedboat ride. Integrating seamlessly with the lush environment, this property is an ideal tropical escape. It offers various room types, including Garden Villas, Beach Villas, Deluxe Beach Villas, Sunrise Ocean Villas, Family Beach Villas, and Sunset Ocean Villas. The resort boasts an outdoor pool, tennis court, and is encircled by a coral reef, offering activities like coral diving and snorkeling. A highlight is the Indian Pavilion restaurant, serving both South Indian and North Indian cuisine.

Medhufushi Island Resort

Ideal for honeymooners or family vacations in the Maldives, Medhufushi Island Resort offers a tranquil escape in Meemu Atoll. This 4-star property is nestled among scenic lagoons, lined with coconut trees and tropical flowers, creating a serene atmosphere for relaxation. It features various villa types, including Beach Villas, Beach Villa Suites, Semi-Detached Beach Villas, Water Villas, and Lagoon Suites. Amenities include an outdoor pool, spa, beachfront restaurants, diving centers, gym, and water sports activities like snorkeling, windsurfing, and canoeing.

Kuramathi Maldives

In Rasdhoo Atoll, Kuramathi Maldives caters to diverse budgets, known for villa accommodations ranging from Beach Villas to Water Villas with Pools. Offering modern conveniences, the resort includes a luxury spa, three outdoor pools, and a Jacuzzi. A highlight is its well-preserved reef house for snorkeling. The Tandoor Mahal restaurant serves delicious Indian cuisine, particularly Tandoor dishes.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Located on Kuredu Island in the Lhaviyani Atoll, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is favored by Indian tourists. Accessible only by seaplane from Male International Airport, this resort features various accommodations, including Garden Bungalows and Water Villas. Amenities include an infinity pool, luxury spas, a golf range, dining outlets, a kids’ club, and a house reef for diving. Guests can enjoy golf, snorkeling, canoeing, and fishing.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is on the private Furanafushi Island in North Male Atoll. This 5-star resort offers a range of room types and seven restaurants and bars, including authentic Indian cuisine. Guests can enjoy treatments at Shine Spa and additional services like diving, motorized water sports, and fishing.