Where to stay in Maldives

With 20 weekly flights between DXB-MLE and in just over 4 hours you can reach your very own paradise. We’ve explored all 26 coral atolls of the Maldives so you can easily choose which award winning resort to unwind in. If you wish to book any of the hotels featured, we can guarantee the best available rates, a complimentary experience and $60 to spend on the hotel premises. To gain access to this and other exclusive treats, join The Peaks Travel Club and get ready to explore!

COMO Cocoa Island is located in the Maldives’ South Malé atoll. Diving is some of the best in the world with two private house reefs. Rooms are inspired by local dhoni boats in bleached wood with kajan roofs and are reached via planked walkways stretching out into the warm lagoon. There is a COMO Shambhala Retreat dedicated to renewing body and soul plus an array of restaurants honouring nature and featuring seafood and organic vegetables in exciting, healthful combinations showcasing a blend of European and Indian flavours.

Accessed by a 60-minute seaplane journey from the islands’ capital, Malé COMO Maalifushi, the first and only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, greets you with jungle greens, palm trees and tropical feels, complete with stunning panoramic views across white sands and crystal-clear seas. As well as being perfect for a romantic getaway, the island is ideal for families. The ultimate experience for little ones comes in the form of a sunset cruise with a twist, as the team set off in search of dolphin pods migrating through the Thaa Atoll. Once in the open water, you can hop onto COMO’s dhoni’s splash net and experience the thrill of being towed safely through the ocean.

Constance Moofushi is a soulful resort comprised of exclusive secluded villas built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature and bohemian chic. The colourful aquatic world is a must visit whilst staying at Moofushi, the ways to explore the idyllic waters include snorkelling, scuba diving, sunset cruises, various watersports; you can even take a traditional Dhoni boat to search for dolphins as well as Maldivian style big game fishing. Once you’ve taken in the magnificent views on the way to the resort via seaplane you’ll simply never want to leave. The package includes premium drinks, exquisite cuisines from around the globe and nothing is too much trouble when dealing with the incredible Constance team. The true essence of barefoot luxury, you’ll want to catch every sunrise and every sunset.

With an exotic house-reef, a sandbank and seasonal surf spot in proximity paired with exclusive and bespoke service, LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort offers the ultimate Maldivan experience with added modernity. LUX* is notorious for their array of activities within the resorts so you can simply choose how relaxed you want your stay to be. Rooftop yoga, photography workshops and cooking masterclasses are just some of the options on offer. The unique accommodation is designed by Singaporean design house Miaja; the cool, contemporary villas, range from 351 sq m at the minimum to the largest three-room penthouse of 997 sq m. If you’ve had enough time relaxing in your villa, the beach club offers the best day to night venue with live dj’s, delicious food and an overall welcoming atmosphere that seems to envelop the whole resort.

Offering a spectrum of marine life, gorgeous villas and delicious culinary options, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort and its surroundings are everything you want from a trip to the Maldives plus the little things you’d never expect. Situated on one of the largest Islands in the Maldives, expect 4 kilometres of white sandy beaches and charming water villas perched upon the ocean, villas are super spacious as well as being wonderfully designed with beach house chic vibes. The resort pride themselves on the array of activities available so there’s no risk of getting bored and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining with their 8 restaurants and 5 bars. The charms of the island and the underwater delights leave you wishing you had booked for longer.

Opening back in 2019 and owned by a Maldivian entrepreneur, the independent resort was created to offer a true home-away-from-home experience—so there’s nothing cookie cutter about it. The design is upscale and the touches luxurious, but there’s a personality and bohemian feel to it boasting vibrant accent colours and eclectic decorative items. The 26 hideaways are either on the beach or over the water, and come in House or Residence options; the Houses have separate sleeping and living areas while the Residences are larger and have extras like dining rooms, additional bedrooms, or upper floors in some. Adding to the homey feel is that fact that everything from the mini-bar and book and movie library to the temperature of the pool is personalised to your tastes, based on a pre-arrival conversation with your butler. You can even have a selection of Hermes, Penhaligon’s, or an organic line for your bath products.

Uninterrupted ocean views create a unique castaway experience at Soneva Jani. The beautifully designed villas offer the ultimate privacy and laid-back luxury – possibly some of the best villas we have ever seen! Soneva Jani offers Water Retreats, Water Reserves and Island Reserves, most with their very own private slides, kitchens, living rooms and huge private pool. In spite of the island’s size, much of the resort has been built over the water. At the centre sits The Gathering, a huge, open-air, three-story structure that houses the resort’s restaurants, fitness centre, spa and kids’ club. On top of that, there are multiple other dining experiences scattered over the water and around the island, Cinema Paradiso plus an abundance of aqua adventures to be had. Made of sustainable materials, Soneva Jani is natural, yet refined and sophisticated – a truly unique experience!

Dotting the powder-white beaches of a private island in the Maldives, boutique hotel Soneva Fushi’s eco-chic villas are the stuff of castaway fantasies. The spacious luxury villas are hidden among the loveliest greenery located within the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Accessible by a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport, cast off your shoes and your worries and prepare to relax with assistance from your personal butler service who can arrange everything from glass blowing workshops, various watersports and open-air cinema experiences at Cinema Paradiso to stargazing at the observatory, culinary theatre at Once Upon A Table and private picnics on deserted islands.

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort on the remote Laamu Atoll in the southern Maldives, yet just a short inter-island flight and boat hop away from the airport in Male. Offering on-land and over-water villas, warm sapphire seas and restaurants serving delicious East-West cuisine, this paradise island is ripe for on-land and underwater adventures

Once upon a time there was a tiny tropical island, an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, lapped by warm turquoise waters and hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve. That island later became the beautiful Milaidhoo, a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male. They are perfect for nature lovers as their own coral reef, which encircles the island, is a protected area and noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site in its own right. The tiny beautiful island, abundant with tropical greenery, measures just 300m by 180m and is fringed by soft deep white sand beaches.