5-Star Hotels in the Maldives
Synonymous with tropical luxury, the Maldives is a staggeringly beautiful holiday destination, characterised by brilliant, soft white beaches that dissolve into shimmering turquoise waters, home to an abundance of exotic marine life. Coconut palm trees line the shores and amongst lush gardens, magnificent and exclusive five-star hotels in the Maldives unfurl along their own private islands; there’s little wonder this is one of the most bucket list-worthy destinations of all time.
The ultimate place for honeymooners, romantic couples and wild-hearted adventurers, the Maldives opens up a world of tropical wonders, where all of your island holiday dreams are sure to come true. Made up of over 1000 coral islands, some of which boast the finest beaches in the world, the Maldives gives new meaning to “heaven on earth”. A destination of magic and wonder, here you can explore the sensational underwater playground, indulge in sublime food, relish unforgettable island experiences, witness the “Sea of Stars” (if you are lucky) and immerse yourself in astounding luxury, it’s the ultimate destination for discerning jet-setters.
This highly sought after holiday destination is renowned for its awe-inspiring accommodation, and while there is an array of various types available—from B&Bs and family-run inns to beachside villas and the four- and five-star hotels—it’s the five-star hotels in the Maldives, built on their own stunning resort islands, that serve as the major attraction of this holiday destination.
So what makes the five-star hotels in the Maldives so unique and spectacular? Here’s everything you need to know about them:
There’s no shortage of choice
Despite being made up of over 1000 islands, only some 300 of the islands in the Maldives are actually inhabited, and only around 80 of them are special resort islands, home to their own exclusive hotels. This destination, which has close to 1000 places to stay across its various island, had only one hotel in 1972—it’s truly incredible to think how much it has grown in that time.
These days, some of the biggest luxury hotel brands in the business are represented here, including Sun Resorts so if you are looking for the finest five-star accommodation in the world, this is definitely where you will find it.
The private resort islands are only accessible by stylish transfers
Many of the most incredible five-star hotels in the Maldives are those on their own private islands, which are definitely not accessible to everyone. They are reserved solely for their esteemed guests who are required to take a ferry, speedboat or seaplane to reach them. These modes of travel are typically booked beforehand so that when guests reach Malé, the journey to the hotel is as seamless and stress-free as possible.
If you are required to take a seaplane to your hotel and have to wait, there’s a good chance your hotel will have a luxury hotel guest-only airport lounge to make your wait all the more comfortable. It’s the perfect way to set the tone for an unparalleled holiday in paradise.
The selection of room types is simply phenomenal
The array of different rooms available at the five-star hotels in the Maldives, specifically on the resort islands, are absolutely out of this world. From stylish beach bungalows and villas to private pool beach villas and dazzling overwater villas (and even some of these come with their own private pools), it’s certainly hard to choose. The type of idyllic rooms that afford you the opportunity to enjoy the destination unlike any other, the five-star hotels in the Maldives are definitely what island dreams are made of.
These island resort hotels also often offer their accommodation on a number of different board bases, which makes for carefree holidays with all the finest food. From B&B options to half board, full board and all-inclusive, guest are able to choose which basis is best for them. With these options, you can rest assured that everything you could need for your unforgettable holiday in the Maldives is catered for.
All the necessities and creatures comforts have been thought of
The five-star hotels in the Maldives are the creme de la creme, and they haven’t taken any shortcuts or cut any corners. The staff here go out of their way to ensure that guests staying at their hotels have everything that could possibly need and want. From world-class facilities to stellar services, these are some of the things you can expect from the sensational five-star hotels in the Maldives:
- Exquisite luxury spas with extensive spa menus and signature services in gorgeous locations
- Free resort-wide WiFi
- Private pristine beaches
- Outstanding arrays of restaurants and bars (both buffet-style and a la carte)
- Local evening entertainment
- Special occasion festivities
- Daily activity programmes
- Phenomenal kids clubs
- Babysitting services
- Complimentary non-motorised water sports
- 24-hour receptions
- Sports facilities
- Butler services (for certain rooms)
- Guest relations assistants
- Concierge services
- In-room dining options
- Fitness centres with state-of-the-art equipment
- Boutique and gift shops
- Laundry services
- 24-hour security
- Credit card facilities
- Dive centres
- Foreign currency exchanges
Some resorts are more spectacular than others
The Maldives is not the kind of destination you are likely to frequent; it’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime oases that dazzle and delight, the type of destination you measure all your holidays in the future up against. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you stay at the very best five-star hotel in the Maldives. While each of the five-star hotels here has certainly earned their star rating, some are definitely in a class of their own.
Our sensational five-star hotel in the Maldives, Kanuhura, for example, is situated along its own exclusive island and has access to the two deserted neighbouring islands as well. It boasts exceptional beaches, stunning gypset accommodation, world-class facilities (that include an outstanding spa), sublime restaurants, unique cocktails and the opportunity to indulge in magical experiences as part of our Timeless Memories offerings. From in-room surprises and complimentary bicycles that you can use to explore the island to fine-dining experiences in unforgettable seaside settings and novel classes and activities—all with the most spectacular paradisiacal backdrops—it just doesn't get better than this.
If you are looking for the ultimate five-star hotel for your stay in the Maldives, then a holiday spent at Kanuhura is sure to delight, surprise and thrill. A holiday here will stay with you for the rest of time.