Along with the Seychelles, the Maldives is a paradise on earth for a beach holiday. Crystal clear lagoons, sand similar to “powdered sugar”, lush tropical greenery, an incredibly beautiful underwater world, amazing villas on the water and unsurpassed luxury all this makes the Indian Ocean archipelago an ideal paradise for absolutely everyone.
Many resorts in the country are far from Male International Airport and can only be reached by seaplane. Although flying aboard a seaplane in the Maldives admires the magnificent views and beauty of the archipelago from a bird’s eye view, it can be problematic for some guests, for example:
— for those who are afraid to fly
— for those who have a limited number of days to rest (since waiting at the airport can take several hours on the day of your arrival and departure and will take up precious time of your vacation)
— for those arriving in the Maldives after sunset (as seaplanes fly only during daytime)
If one of the above scenarios applies to you, it is better to stop at the northern or southern Male atoll, which can be reached by speedboat. The journey time will take from 15 minutes to an hour. To help you choose, we offer you a list of the 10 most exclusive hotels in the Maldives that can be reached from the airport by speedboat.
10. BANDOS ISLAND RESORT & SPA
The Bandos Maldives Hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Just 15 minutes by speedboat from the airport. The pearl-white beaches of the island are complemented by lush green vegetation, a turquoise lagoon, flooded with sunlight. The hotel is known for its hospitality. The multilingual staff of Bandos Maldives is always happy to help guests and make your stay unforgettable.
9. BAROS MALDIVES
On a small private island in the center of the Indian Ocean there is BAROS – a garden of eden overlooking a sparkling blue lagoon. 75 elegant and secluded villas with thatched roofs are located both on the island and above the water. Smooth teak floors, comfortable furniture and designer lighting add a special charm to these villas. PADI Diving Center, Spa center with a quiet water garden, several restaurants with ocean views and gentle sea breezes that provide an unforgettable vacation are at your service.
8. KURUMBA MALDIVES
Kurumba Maldives Hotel received the “Oscar of Hospitality” award in 2017! The hotel became the winner of the most prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 in the nomination Best Luxury Family Beach Resort. Of course, it is no coincidence that the International Jury appreciated the art of hospitality of Kurumba Maldives so highly. This resort has long earned the love and respect of its guests. Regular customers are attracted here again and again by the turquoise waters washing the island’s regular shape, lots of entertainment for all ages and tastes, delicious diverse cuisine of 11 restaurants.
7. BANYAN TREE VABBINFARU
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru first welcomed its guests in 1995. With its tropical aura, fresh air and carefree atmosphere, this Maldives resort is recognized as an ideal place where guests can relax surrounded by shimmering turquoise water, swaying coconut palms and the purest white sand. Each of the resort’s 48 villas is shaped like a shell and topped with a conical thatched roof, creating a sense of living in traditional Maldivian tranquility. The thatched roofs of the villa, airy and naturally lit interiors, create a unique atmosphere peculiar only to a vacation on a tropical island, and are able to breathe real ocean life into your soul.
6. FOUR SEASONS RESORT KUDA HURAA
The Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa is a charming oasis that is half an hour away by boat from Male. This resort offers its guests an exquisite and innovative approach to recreation. At the resort, you will find the Island Spa, instructors andsurfers from Tropicsurf, as well as great waves for surfing. It is here that the annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy takes place. Every evening, the luxury catamaran Four Seasons Explorer takes participants to the territory of the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa resort, where together with the jury members and the audience they can enjoy a rich entertainment program. We suggest you go on a 3.4 or 7-night cruise on it, in which you will have a secluded vacation, surfing and watching manta rays on a specially rented vessel.
5. TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA MALDIVES
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is located away from the sparkling lights of Male. It is located on Emboodhu Finolhu Island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Known for its rich flora and fauna, this tropical island, also known as the Three Coconu Islands, is located among beautiful coral reefs just a 15-minute boat ride from the airport. It is an ideal holiday destination offering 64 luxury villas and suites with ocean views. Time freezes here, but it is never boring. In this oasis of tranquility, you can relax by the pool or on the private beach, relax in a hammock over the blue waters or under the starry sky. You will feel complete bliss.
4. JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI
Jumeirah Vittaveli Hotel is located just a 20-minute motorized catamaran ride from Male. It offers unsurpassed variety, refined luxury and individual sophistication. This is a delightful place for both romantic couples and family vacations. The resort includes 89 villas and suites, each with its own private pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The spacious villas have one or two bedrooms, making them an ideal place for couples and families. The stunning new royal residence with 5 bedrooms is located on its own beach and occupies 3,500 sq.m., access to which is open only to guests staying on it.
Close your eyes and imagine paradise. The sand of an island lost in the tropics. Swaying palm trees. Endless turquoise waters… Open your eyes and you will find yourself in Naladhu. A hotel whose name translates from the local dialect as “beautiful island”, Naladhu offers a mosaic of timeless moments on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. An exclusive resort consisting of only 20 luxury villas and houses, each with a magnificent private pool overlooking the azure Indian Ocean, which gives unsurpassed comfort and graceful elegance that never goes out of fashion. Ocean Houses are located on the sunrise side overlooking the open ocean. It is in these houses that you will feel more privacy than in the beach villas that stand in front of the turquoise lagoon.
2. GILI LANKANFUSHI
Gili Lankanfushi, formerly known as Soneva Gili, is located on the North Male Atoll, a 20-minute boat ride from Male International Airport. It is a secluded coral island with moorings in a sparkling lagoon, on which 45 spacious villas are located. Each villa is designed with the utmost attention to detail. You will find your own water garden and “solarium”, as well as a separate outdoor shower connected to your bathroom by a walking path, which will allow you to enjoy complete serenity.
1.ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH
The highest luxury among the tropical magic of nature, One&Only Reethi Rah is a pearl in a necklace of coral atolls, lagoons and snow-white sands. The resort, located on a large private island, offers 130 private villas conveniently located along the coast, either on the beach, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, or above the clear waters of the lagoon. They are decorated in an elegant modern style and are among the largest resort villas in the world. The 12 snow-white, powder-like beaches of the resort are the real embodiment of a tropical paradise on earth.
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