Gili Lankanfushi once more accepts bookings, following an extensive renovation, following a dangerous fire that devastated part of the island (included the villa we stayed in!).
Known as one of the finest water villa resorts in the world, Gili Lankafushi offers a truly serene experience, reflecting relaxed island luxury on a beautiful coral island surrounded by the shimmering blue ocean.
The famous villas-on-stilts have a real wow factor: they are the ultimate paradise to live in. The best ones are widespread independent “îles,” which can only be reached by boat. Ah, and anybody underneath the cave of chocolate?
COCOA ISLAND BY COMO
Cocoa Island is an older sister in the newly opened Maalifushi by COMO and has its own stylish, wall-down simplicity brand.
While the COMO Shambala Spa is wonderful, diving and snorkeling are great, while the villas are perfect, designed like local dhoni fishing boats, and have a romantic design. There’s also nothing in it, but it’s just fantastic. The beach is perfect.
We love it: Cocoa has a small uninhabited island atmosphere. Just remember, packing the bathing mail … and perhaps reading a few good beaches.
FOUR SEASONS LANDAA GIRAVAARU
This remote resort offers romantic, family-friendly, and spacious luxury villas spread over a wilderness of tropical islands. Five-star amenities, world-class food, untouched beaches, and above all the renowned, impeccable service can be expected.
We love it for: You don’t get a single destination, but two, and both could honestly be listed among the top Maldives resort. The Four Seasons Landaa Giravaaru, Kuda Huraa,’ a five-star sister property, is a private island in the south, linked by Four Seasons Explorer, the luxury catamaran that cruises between the two sites. It anchored at outstanding diving sites, minuscule uninhabited beaches, and remote communities in the islands.
This is not just another Maldive resort, but a destination that is waiting to be found.
Villingili ‘s unique island is covered by thick tropical jungle and has a picturesque beach more than 6 kilometers. In the country south of the equator, Shangri-La is the first five-star resort.
We love it: Many villas were built around the trunks to avoid cutting down trees. In fact, some of them are constructed like ‘trees’ – one in the Maldives.
VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND
The latest in ultraluxury is this 45-villa resort. Constructed for more than 200 million dollars, it is intended to attract 1 percent of the world, which is the sort of people who spend thousands every night. And it is one of the most expensive of the top 15 luxury resorts in the Maldives.
We like it: All about realizing extravagant fantasies in this place. In Velaa we have a walk-in showroom (literally) in the spa, a submarine for 3 people, an incredible, well-designed yacht, the largest wine collection on the Maldives, a roofed tennis court …
ANANTARA KIHAVAH VILLAS
This resort seems to have it all: something underwater (the Sea Restaurant), something larger and better than its competitors in the Maldives (the longest pool). The resort has everything: something on the water (spa).
We love The huge overwater homes with massage pavilions and amazing ocean views.
NIYAMA PRIVATE ISLANDS
Not one is home to NIYAMA, but two idyllic islands, Embudhufushi and Olhuveli. This luxurious resort in the Maldives includes elegance and peace and offers stimulation and fun, cutting-edge design, and plenty of peculiar ideas.
We loved it: various fun activities include a 24/7 spa, an underwater nightclub, a remote helicopter, and buggy interactive hub, weekly movie nights, and many more.
ONE HUNDRED VILLAS
Modern sophistication, with luxurious amenities, technology, and the resort’s villas and houses.
There is a range of lodging options from Beach Villas and Beach Villas, Lagoon Villas and Pool to Ocean Villas and Pool Residences, to the exclusive Ocean Pavilions. They come with two bedrooms, bigger swimming pools, dining options indoors and outdoors, and even wardrobes.
All villas have modern amenities, like free Wi-Fi, 46′′ plasma TV, Bose surrounds, in-villa coolers.