Maldives is the picture of paradise. Azure waters skirt along white-sand beaches, marine life dance in their corals only feet from the shore, palm trees sway in the breeze. And sunsets here are a photographer’s dream, as the orange glow descends over the perfectly blue horizon. The best hotels in the Maldives are set just a whisper from the coast on serene resort islands. So you wake up surrounded by beauty and literally only a few feet from the beach. It’s a dream to sleepily saunter out for your morning coffee with the most breathtaking view. Most Maldives resorts also offer all-inclusive stays so meals are included in the price. Staying in a Maldives water villa is an even more stellar experience, as you have your own private hut over the water! It’s an absolute favourite for honeymooners.

Our hotel experts at Expedia familiar with all the stunning hotels have selected their top picks for a dream vacation on the islands. Here’s the Expedia Insiders’ Choice of  Top 10 Best Maldives hotels (and some amazing Maldives promotions!)

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1) Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

4.5 Stars   

Guest rating: Exceptional! 98% of Guests Recommendveligandu-maldives-resort veligandu-maldives-resort-room

Nestled on the beach, this Veligandu Island resort is an adults-only Maldives resort with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. It’s especially great for scuba diving, as the Beyru Kandu Dive Site, Miyaru Faru Dive Site, and North Channel Dive Site are all within 5 minutes on foot.

All-inclusive room rates at this Maldives resort include buffet meals, free WiFi and air conditioning. Pamper yourself with a couples massage at the spa after a day of volleyball or kayaking.

 

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2) Meeru Island Resort & Spa

4.5 Stars   
Guest rating: Superb! 97% of Guests Recommendedmeeru-island-resort-maldivesmeeru-maldives-resort-room

This Maldives resort is located on the private teardrop-shaped island of Meerufenfushi. Enjoy 3 buffet meals a day to fill you with energy for amazing snorkelling around the reefs, or stretch those legs over a game of golf. Meeru Island Resort & Spa is a family-friendly Maldives resort with an outdoor pool, playground and miniature golf.

The hotel provides free airport transfers and 24 hour shuttle service. It is about 1 hour from Nasir International Airport.

 

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3) Kuredu Island Resort

4 stars

Superb! 95% of guests recommendkuredu-maldives-overwater-villa

Kuredu Island Resort is a fantastic option for a stay in the Maldives. The romantic beach bungalows welcome guests from around the world to enjoy a slice of paradise. There’s plenty to do on the resort and staff are very friendly so you will quickly feel right at home. Food in the Kuredu Island restaurants is delicious with lots of variety.

Garden villas offer the best value, and there’s a whole range of room options for different budgets before the premium 300 sq meter Sultan Villa, which has a private pool.

Transfer by seaplane takes approximately 40 minutes from Male Airport. The resort is family-friendly and rooms are air-conditioned.kuredu-maldives-beachside-bungalow kuredu-maldives-resort-overwater

 

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4) Komandoo Maldives Island Resort

4.5 Stars   
Guest rating: Superb! 95% of Guests Recommended

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Komandoo Maldives Island Resort is an adult-only hotel on a private beach. Look out from your private balcony over Komandoo beach, or walk right out into the crystal clear sea from your water villa. Soak in the privacy of your bathtub looking out into the sunset. Or watch the sun descend from the infinity pool.

Pre-arrange your 40-min transfer from Male International Airport by seaplane.komandoo-maldives-bathmaldives-hotels-koomando-water-villas

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5) Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

4.5 Stars   

Guest rating: Superb! 94% of Guests Recommendedvilamendhoo-maldives-resort

We’re halfway through our list of hand-picked best hotels in Maldives! Vilamendhoo Island Resort is an eco-friendly Expedia+ VIP hotel, surrounded by a lagoon and a coral reef. Expedia members enjoy exclusive perks and amenities. (Find out more about Expedia+ loyalty program here)

The Maldives resort is child-friendly and has plenty of activities, including scuba-diving excursions, windsurfing and yoga classes. You can work off your meals with a game of football, tennis or mini golf if you’re not keen to get in the water.

Pre-arrange your sea transfer to the hotel between 9am-3pm.vilamendhoo-island-resort-maldives

 

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6) Vakarufalhi Island Resort

4.5 Stars   

Guest rating: Superb! 96% of Guests RecommendedVakarufalhi Maldives Resort Rooms

White sand, coconut palms and lots of marine life. Vakarufahli Island Resort is on a private beach in the Maldives, equipped with a full service spa, the Duniye spa. Get a body wrap and Thai massage to ease your muscles after trying out all the things to do here, which includes fishing, sailing and snorkelling. See turtles, sharks and manta rays in the guided snorkelling excursions.

All rooms have an espresso maker and a bathrobe so you can laze about in luxury. Rooms are spacious and well-equipped.vakarufalhi-maldives-island-room

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7) Nika Island Resort & Spa

5 Stars   

Fabulous! 88 % of Guests Recommendnika-island-maldives-resort-huts

This 5-star Maldives resort has beautifully-designed rooms that mingle modern with tropical. It has family-friendly amenities and PADI courses available if you want to learn to dive. At dinner, you might meet Ruby the parrot if you’re lucky! Book a sunset cruise and you could even see dolphins as you cruise around the waters.

The family villa at Nika Island Resort is our favourite room, with the  uniquecurvaceous designs within the rooms making the space very luxe and interesting.

The resort is 25mins from Male International Airport by seaplane. Daily transfer service is offered by Maldivian Air Taxi between 6 AM and 3:30 PM. maldives-beachside-villa-nika-islandnika-maldives-resort-family-villa

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8) Velassaru Maldives

5 Stars   

Exceptional! 98% of Guests Recommendvelassaru-maldives-exterior

Enjoy contemporary luxury at this 5-star Maldives resort just 25 minutes from Male International Airport. There are over-water villas and beach bungalows to choose from. If you can tear yourself away from the amazing villas, take a sunset cruise with your loved one or watch a movie screening on the candle-lit beach.

What makes this one of the best hotels in Maldives? Besides facilities for dive lessons and amazing rooms, our favourite thing about this hotel is the outdoor tub in the spa, which has uninterrupted views of the turquoise sea. Absolutely breathtaking.

The Maldives resort is family-friendly and accessible 24 hours by pre-arranged transfers.velassaru-spa-pool

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9) Kurumba Maldives

4.5 Stars   

Exceptional! 95% of Guests Recommendkurumba-maldives-honeymoon-resort

Kurumba Maldives resort is known for excellent service to top off the wonderful location on a pristine beach with an unspoilt lagoon. This is one of the best hotels in Maldives that offers a very modern feel inside the rooms. We love the open-air concept around the bath.

Outside, snorkel in the clear waters by day and sip some tropical cocktails in one of its 3 bars as the sun goes down. It’s all about relaxing, in your private luxury villa or out on the beach. Some villas even have a jacuzzi.

The hotel is family-friendly and located only 10 mins from the airport by speedboat, accessible 24 hours a day. This convenience however means a bit more noise and the price of diving is more expensive than in the further islands.

Kurumba Maldives Resort kurumba-maldives-room-living  kurumba-maldives-bath

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10) Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

4 Stars   

Very good! 76% of Guests Recommendellaidhoo-maldives-resort

Ellaidhoo is a Maldives resort near the Fish Head Dive Site, Maaya Thila and Gaathafushi Island. A sound sleep is assured in the 112 soundproofed rooms, that have free WiFi so you can instagram tons of pictures of your paradise and make everyone jealous back home. Water villas at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon are a spacious 33 square meters, the rooms a pretty tropical green and opening up to a patio with sea views.

It is family-friendly and offers 24 hour room service.

The hotel is about 1hr30 from the Male International Airport by speedboat. As always, please arrange your transport way ahead of time. The last transfer to the hotel is at 4pm. Ellaidhoo Maldives Resort Room

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11) The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

5 Stars   

Superb! 91% of Guests Recommend

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We didn’t stop at 10! We’re ending our list of the best hotels in the Maldives with this bonus selection by Expedia Insiders, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. It may be a mouthful but behind the name is a stunning resort with 2 pools, 7 restaurants, 4 bars and an award-winning spa. There are so many different kinds of rooms to choose from – beachfront villas, a 229 square meter Hidden Retreat room, a water villa with see-through floor so you can see fish under your bedroom. An absolute treat!

It is a family-friendly resort with a free kids club. Rent a bike, boogie board or even a boat! Yoga classes and safari excursions are also available. Seaplane transfers are available during daylight hours.the-sun-siyam-maldives-resort

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Feature Image: Vakarafalhi Island Resort