With so many luxury resorts located on the Maldives islands overlooking clear waters, it can be difficult to choose the perfect romantic getaway.
We’ve researched over 600 resorts in Maldives, checked their facilities, rooms and reviewed feed back from all the guests.
If you’re looking to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, or just want to spend quality time with your partner, we’ve found the best luxury resorts in Maldives with crystal clear water views to ensure a romantic holiday for two.
1/ OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo
Ozen is only 45 minutes away from the airport, but you will feel deep in island luxury.
With lush forest behind the villas and crystal blue waters in front, it’s the perfect setting for watching romantic sunrises and sunsets.
Open air snorkeling and a choice of 6 fine dining outlets mean you will have plenty to do.
When the only negative from guests is that they had to leave, you know you’ve chosen an amazing resort.
Guests praised the friendly staff and enjoyed the vast range of included activities.
Dine in a different place each night, including the amazing M6 restaurant, 6 meters below sea level with amazing underwater views.
Keep busy diving, snorkeling, relaxing in the spa or go on an excursion.
Choose between a warm toned Earth villa with a spacious outside deck, or a wind villa for the ultimate above water stay.
Soak in the bath while enjoying amazing views.
Upgrade to include a private pool.
2/ Constance Moofushi Maldives
Hotel Moofushi offers guest private villas on your choice of white sand beach or on stilts above crystal clear water.
The luxurious Eco-cabins are mixed with simplicity, ensuring you enjoy the amazing natural views.
The secluded island is perfect for a luxurious romantic break, and with all inclusive food and drink deals all you need to decide is what to do each day.
Guests felt well looked after by the friendly staff, weather it was making delicious cocktails or keeping the rooms spotless.
They also loved the stunning location.
Hotel Moofushi has everything you could want, from a pool, spa, gym, restaurant and bar to essentials such as WiFi and laundry.
They have Wellness Bodycare programs where you can both enjoy a relaxing massage with the sounds of the ocean in the background.
The rooms provide a shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee, bathrobes and air conditioning for your comfort.
A safe box will give you peace of mind, while a TV and minibar will help you relax.
3/ COMO Cocoa Island
If a private island, holistic wellness, powder white beaches and beautiful blue sea is what you dream about, you can make it a reality at Como Coca island.
Enjoy a carefree stay at the intimate private island, where you can bask in simplicity and luxury.
The service is highly spoken of by guests, as it the isolated location for really escaping.
Guests also loved the food and snorkeling, and enjoyed a ‘magical’ stay.
Enjoy fine dining at the 2 restaurants, or opt for private dining for a truly intimate and romantic occasion.
The Faru bar is a great place to relax and enjoy drinks while soaking up the island atmosphere.
There are plenty of wellness activities, spa experiences and water sports to enjoy, including night snorkeling, sunset cruises and fishing.
The 33 over-water villas and suites were inspired by dhoni, traditional curved wooden fishing boats, and are unique to this resort.
Each room has a private terrace, perfect for sipping a refreshing drink and enjoy the sea air.
4/ Mirihi Island Resort
One of the smallest islands at only 350m long and 50m wide, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the ocean gently lapping the beautiful beach and shady palm trees.
Mirihi Island resort combines modern designs with Maldivian culture for a luxurious, rustic escape.
There is plenty to see and do however, from yoga to snorkeling, or simply relaxing in one of the 2 island bars.
Staff ensured guests had a first class experience, the food was fantastic, and several described their stay as paradise.
Dine at Dhonveli, a traditional sand floored buffet restaurant or enjoy amazing sunset views during dinner at Muraka.
An exclusive wine lounge offers high class atmosphere, or chill out at the main, beach side bar.
Enjoy plenty of excursions and activities such as massages, diving and whale watching trips.
The spacious villas have been freshly renovated.
Most are over water, making it perfect for going for a swim in the warm water.
All of the water villas have direct access to the local reef from the deck, while the beach villas have a sundeck and direct access to the perfect white sand beach.
5/ Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
A 20 minute sea plane ride takes you to the exclusive Veligandu Hotel and Spa Resort to enjoy beach chic.
Many of the villas have private Jacuzzis.
Chose one with a sunset view for the ultimate romantic evening for two.
The lagoons warm turquoise waters will welcome you, along with the friendly staff.
Romance is high priority, with amazing private beach dining experiences available.
Guests raved about the natural beauty of the island, enjoying a ‘perfect’ stay thanks to attentive staff, comfy rooms and excellent food.
The stunning infinity pool has amazing views of the white sand and turquoise lagoon.
A buffet restaurant and popular a la carte fine dining restaurant provide delicious meals.
Have portraits taken at the photo studio, browse the gift shop, or chose a tailor made outfit for beautiful hand crafted mementos.
The spacious beach chic rooms all have a lovely deck, TV, tea and coffee, minibar, air conditioning, and an open air bathroom with rain shower.
Upgrade to enjoy your own private Jacuzzi and unique private ocean views.
6/ Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort on Lhaviyani Atoll is an adults only resort.
It prides itself on combining fun and serenity, and doesn’t fail to deliver.
Diving, snorkelling, photo shoots, sports, excursions, the spa and marine biology center mean you can have as busy or relaxing holiday as you would like.
Guests loved the huge range of activities available and five star facilities.
The staff always had a smile and provided a personal service.
Hurawalhi has excellent facilities.
The 5.8m underwater dining restaurant is the worlds largest all glass under sea restaurant.
Kashibo a la carte restaurant severs authentic Asian inspired meals, while Canneli restaurant offers a mouth watering buffet.
The games room, gym and sports ground will keep you busy.
Villas range from the utmost luxury, your very own private infinity pool to beach sunset pool villas, to fabulous romantic ocean villas and beach villas.
The spacious rooms are designed for private ocean views; everything from the bed, sofa, sun loungers, table and even bath faces the sea where possible.
All rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, tea and coffee, bathrobes, TV, and safe box.
7/ Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Milaidhoo is a boutique luxury resort near Hanifaru Bay in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The islands own coral reef is protected and one of the best in the Maldives, enticing nature lovers.
Hanifaru Bay is one of the best places in the world to see Manta Rays from June-November.
Everything is custom made with luxury in mind, helping you create your own story at Milaidhoo.
Guests thought the nature- inspired resort was fantastic and serene.
The staff provided a superb service, making each guest feel special.
Guests also loved their romantic sunset views from their over water villa.
Three restaurants provide a fine choices for dining, along with two bars to chill out.
There is also a Serenity Spa which provides plenty of options for relaxation.
An infinity pool, gym, and excellent local snorkelling will make you feel a million miles away.
The water pool and beach pool villas are light and spacious.
They have some of the largest private pools in the Maldives.
You could easily spend all day lounging on the outside bed, sundeck, or pool.
Indoor rain showers, separate bath, air conditioning and champagne and fresh fruit upon arrival make it an exceptionally friendly welcome.
8/ Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses resort is the only resort in Laamu Atoll and just 5 degrees north of the Equator.
Enjoy an exclusive stay on an Island where dolphins regularly swim.
Yin Yang, the Maldives famous surfing waves are great to watch while dining in one of the rustic restaurants.
Guests loved the food and vibe on Laamu Atoll.
They also thought the marine life, staff and atmosphere was excellent.
Laamu has 6 restaurants and bars including leaf, overlooking the garden and Sip Sip, a dramatic sunken bar by the pool.
Relax at the spa where highly skilled therapists use natural products in keeping with the sustainability ethos of the resort.
There are multiple villas available, all have a rustic charm and cosy outdoor areas.
Upgrade to include an infinity pool.
The over water villas also have amazing glass bottomed baths.
All have TV’s, drink facilities, air conditioning and more to make your stay comfortable.
9/ Dusit Thani Maldives
The 5* resort of Dusit Thani Maldives is located on Mudhdhoo Island In Baa Atoll UNESCO world heritage site.
The Resort has a distinct Thai feeling which blends seamlessly with luxury.
It also has one of the largest Infinity pools in the Maldives.
Guests loved the warm welcome they received from staff and had nothing negative to say.
They thought the beaches were pristine and had a great time in the Maldives.
The resort is great for families with a kids club and plenty of activities to keep them entertained while parents can relax in the spa.
The marine center has plenty of diving, snorkeling, and water based excursions.
There are 6 restaurants and bars to choose from, including borderless dining and Benjarong, their signature Thai Restaurant.
Thai inspired interiors mix with traditional Maldivian exteriors in a unique blend.
All villas have flat screen TV’s, sound system, rain showers, and drinks facilities.
You can chose from a beach or over water villa, along with a private pool.
10/ Constance Halaveli
The private island resort is located in North Ari atoll, where beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise water merge together on a lush tropical island.
The intimate setting is magical and perfect for couples wishing to escape.
Guests said the staff were friendly, professional and helpful.
They enjoyed the privacy of their villas, and had a lovely time.
There are 4 restaurants offering worldwide cuisine as well as an extensive wine cellar.
There’s plenty of water and land activities available, including dolphin watching, snorkeling, sunset cruise, beach volleyball and badminton.
The luxury spa offers a range of treatments and experiences.
Each luxurious villas has their own private plunge pool alongside a sunny deck.
Rooms are also fitted with a TV, minibar, drinks facilities and private views.
11/ Baros Maldives
The Lush island paradise of Baros is only 25 mins by speedboat from the international airport, yet you will feel a world away.
One of the first resorts to open in the Maldives, they have plenty of experience at ensuring your stay is one of genuine luxury.
From their handcrafted villas and focus on keeping their resort entwined with the beautiful natural surroundings of the island.
According to guests the friendly staff were professional.
Guests were treated well and excursions were easy to arrange.
They thought the beach was well manicured, easily living up to the beauty promised in the brochures.
Diving, water sports, snorkeling, excursions, and an excellent spa give you more than enough choices to fill your stay with activities.
A choice of 6 dining options mean every night can be different, weather you relax at the sail bar on the beach or head to the lime restaurant for lavish lagoon side dining.
The spacious villas are uniquely tailored with luxury in mind.
All have air conditioning, a mini bar, TV, bathtub, sun deck, and tea and coffee.
Choose whether you want your own private pool, or a beach or lagoon location.
12/ Lily Beach Resort and Spa
A 25 minute sea plane journey takes you to Lily Beach Resort & Spa, who were nominated for 2019 world travel awards.
The luxurious resort has all you could wish for as an island paradise.
Enjoy relaxing with amazing views, strolling on the soft white sand and snorkeling in the local reef.
Guests said the snorkeling was more than amazing and praised the attentive, smiling staff.
Everything was first class, including the food.
There are 7 bars and restaurants to enjoy including the poolside vibes bar and romantic Les Turquoise D’Aqua.
Multiple activities include diving, tennis coaching, excursions and snorkeling.
The contemporary rooms are airy and have all you need, including a TV, air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee.
Choose from a beach villa with outdoor bathroom, or a lagoon villa.
Opt for sunset views for extra luxury, along with a private infinity pool.
13/ Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura Resort includes 3 islands, Kanuhura itself where the resort is, and 2 deserted islands.
Perfect if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean.
The bohemian resort encompasses barefoot luxury to the max.
Guests loved the atmosphere of the island, with a relaxing friendly vibe.
The beaches, staff and activities were all highly praised.
As well as a fantastic spa, gym, pool and plenty of activities and excursions, there are 6 fabulous restaurants and 2 bars to keep you well fed and watered.
The exclusive organic Chefs herb garden private dining experience is great for couples, or relax at Drift, on the neighboring deserted Island of Jehunuhura.
All bohemian styled villas are bright, cheerful and airy.
They all have lovely sun decks and optional upgrades to enjoy a private pool.
All luxury villas include a minibar, tea and coffee, TVs and air conditioning.
14/ JA Manafaru Maldives
The small Island of Ja Manafaru is a superb place to kick back and relax.
With a complimentary sea plane ride, you don’t need to worry about extra expenses.
Enjoy peaceful seclusion and relaxation during your stay.
Guests thought the food was delicious and loved all the activities on offer.
They thought the layout of the over water sunset villa was perfect and enjoyed the fabulous snorkeling.
There are 2 pools on Ja Manafaru Resort.
The kids club means you can enjoy time as a couple, either on one of the many excursions available, in the spa, or relaxing at one of the 7 restaurants.
There is also a dive centre, water sports and babysitting service.
All over water villas have private infinity pools, perfect for couples.
The rooms have air conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee, bath, and TV.
15/ One&Only Reethi Rah
Reethi Rah is located on one of the largest islands in the Maldives in North Male Atoll.
The resort has won multiple awards in 2018, including ‘The Best Island Resort’ in the Prime traveler Awards.
History and culture feature throughout the resort.
Reethi Rah was described by guests as ‘classy’ and ‘beach luxury at its finest’.
They thought the staff were friendly and service was perfect.
The 6kms of coastline includes 12 beautiful beaches.
There are 2 pools, one of which is adults only.
Relax in the spa and enjoy a couples treatment, then choose one of the 6 restaurants, 3 bars, or a private dining experience.
There is a gym, yoga and meditation classes, and 3 boutiques for those who wish to shop.
Everything about the luxurious villas has been designed around your very own private view.
They all have private decks, spacious rooms with TV, air conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee.
Choose from a beach or water villa, and upgrade to a private pool if you wish.
16/ Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is located in Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a 35 minute seaplane ride from Male.
It’s the only resort in the Maldives that has an Olympic sized pool.
Enjoy peaceful serenity and privacy along with fantastic amenities.
Guests rated the vibe as 10 out of 10, describing Four Seasons Resort as ‘truly exceptional’ and ‘absolutely stunning’.
The resort was fantastic and they loved all the personalized touches.
Perhaps 2 of the most romantic experiences of any resort can be enjoyed here; sail to a private platform and dine on the lagoon, or enjoy a couples Om Supti Night Spa Ritual.
The resort is located for Manta Rays, along with other amazing marine excursion.
The Spa and wellness retreat is excellent for relaxation.
There are 4 pools, a submarine, marine centre, dive centre, Tennis courts and 9 choices of dining.
The rooms are bright and airy with ocean colors.
Choose from a beach villa, sunrise or sunset water villa.
Opt for your own private infinity pool for extra luxury.
Each villa is equipped with a sundeck, bath and shower, minibar, tea and coffee, TV and air conditioning.
17/ Kandolhu Maldives
Kandolhu is a 25 minute seaplane ride south west of Male, in North Ari Atoll.
With only 30 villas it’s one of the smallest resorts and a stay here is bound to be intimate.
The beautiful colorful reef is a huge draw, as is the lush island with plenty of white sand beach surrounded by emerald sea.
Guests loved the small private paradise of Kandolhu hotel.
They thought the snorkeling was amazing, staff ensured they enjoyed a unique experience, and they loved the food.
Varu Spa offers a complete wellness experience.
There are plenty of tours, water sports and excursions and of course, snorkeling at the local reef.
Some of the best diving in the Maldives is on offer here too.
There is a gym, a boutique and even a small library and board games to help you pass the time in peace.
Despite being a small resort, there are 5 a la carte restaurants, a bar, and private or in-villa dining to choose from.
The tranquil villas are designed around the amazing views.
Beach villas have direct access to the pristine white sands and water villas have reef access.
Upgrade to include a private pool.
All villas have air conditioning, TV, iPad, GoPro Hero 5, minibar, tea and coffee, a safe, and bathroom amenities.
18/ Velassaru Maldives
Chilled drinks and a warm welcome greet you at Velassaru Resort in South Male Atoll.
The small island has plenty to offer guests, with a beautiful Infinity pool and lush island setting in the sapphire sea.
The contemporary hotel has a distinct Avant-Garde feel.
Several guests had returned multiple times as they enjoy their stay so much.
All praised the staff and their anticipation of services required, friendliness and helpfulness.
The marine centre, dive centre, water sports and excursion will keep you busy.
Enjoy a morning cruise, sunset yoga, or a reef snorkel tour along with additional excursions and water-sports.
They have photo services to capture special moments of your stay, a boutique, excellent spa with 10 treatment rooms, a tennis court, and infinity pool with beach views.
Add to the a choice of 5 restaurants and 2 bars, and you are bound to have an enjoyable stay.
The villas are either tucked away in the lush forest, have excellent beach views, or are secluded over water villas.
All have a TV, DVD player, minibar, tea and coffee, beach bag and towels, and bathroom accessories for a comfortable stay.
Choose one with a private pool for additional luxury.
19/ Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Emboodhu Finolhu Island is renowned for its rich flora and fauna.
It’s only 15 minutes by speedboat from the airport, but you will feel a world away during your stay by the lagoon.
Dine on fresh seafood at the Deep End, enjoy being pampered in the spa, or try your hand at the many water sports available.
Guests described their stay as ‘perfect’, and a ‘romantic vacation’ where they enjoyed, ‘luxury comfort, fine dining and amazing beach’.
There are 4 restaurants and bars, including the cool atmosphere of Equator bar and Asian and international delicacies at 24 Degrees Restaurant.
There is a gym, spa with a vast range of treatments, pool, and plenty of excursions available.
The lavish villas offer a choice of beach or reef access and can be upgraded to included a private pool.
All villas have a bath tub, TV, minibar, tea and coffee, bathroom accessories, air conditioning and a safe box.
20/ Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
The Serene resort of Four Seasons at Kuda Harra is located on the North Male Atoll, a 25 minute speedboat ride from Male international Airport.
The ever present Maldivian village charm is sure to enthrall guests.
Enjoy the paradise island atmosphere, many excursions and activities.
Guests thought the personalized service provided was excellent.
They recommended the professional scuba diving staff and the spa.
One guest has stayed at luxury resorts in over 30 countries and thought ‘the service here is exceptional’
The astounding infinity pool and surrounding sun deck are excellent places to relax.
Discover a new world at the marine centre and feed baby turtles.
Work out at the fitness centre or be pampered at the spa.
Start your evening with a cocktail at Sunset Lounge and head to Baraabaru restaurant enjoy fresh local seafood infused with Indian cuisine, or one of the other 5 dining options.
Enjoy simple luxury at all beach and over water villas, most of which are located for impressive sunrise or sunset views.
Relax in your own private infinity pool if you choose.
All villas have a fantastic sundeck, shower, bath, air conditioning, TV, minibar, tea and coffee, and safe box.
21/ Cheval Blanc Randheli
In the Noonu Atoll is a luxury haven spread across several small islands joined by raised walkways over the crystal clear sea.
Immerse yourself in wellness and relaxation at Cheval Blanc where they aspire to leave you feeling rejuvenated after your stay.
Guests thought the resort was excellent.
The staff are friendly and helpful, the food delicious, and they felt the resort really paid attention to the small details.
With wellness the foremost priority during your stay here, it’s no surprise that Ceval Blanc spa has plenty of excellent treatments to offer.
There is even a hair spa, yoga and fitness, and tennis courts to relax your body and soul.
The infinity pool offers dramatic views straight to the reef and ocean.
There is a choice of 5 restaurants and 4 bars to dine in.
The tranquil villas have clean, minimalist decor, the perfect atmosphere to relax in.
Enjoy your own private infinity pool and expansive sundecks.
You can even stay on your very own island.
Each villa has been designed with complete serenity in mind.
All villas have a bath, shower, sundeck, minibar, tea and coffee, TV, safe box and air conditioning.
22/ Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Anantara Kihavah pays homage to the seafarers of old combining Indian Ocean, Arab and Portuguese motifs with indigenous materials.
Located in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll, nature is a high priority as shown by the amount of trees present, making this one of the most green Islands in the Maldives.
Guests enjoyed great hospitality and privacy.
One guest has visited 6 resorts in the Maldives and said this was the best.
Anantara Kihavah has the only over water observatory in the Maldives.
Enjoy fantastic diving and snorkeling adventures, excursions and water sports.
Experience a wine tasting like no other at the underwater Sea restaurant.
There are 8 other dining experiences on offer, including private romantic dining.
Enjoy various wellness activities, such as yoga and tennis, leave your kids at the kids club and enjoy some adult alone time at the spa, or chill out while watching an outdoor movie.
All villas and residences have their own pool, for the utmost in luxury.
Large sundecks with swinging day beds, and simple, spacious interiors.
Upgrade to one with a spa pool or amazing sunset views.
All room have a bath, shower, TVs, minibar, tea and coffee, and air conditioning.
Having so many amazing resorts to choose from can be overwhelming, however they are all different and suited more towards certain tastes.
Most guest enjoy the pampering, while the more active book their stay for the scenic diving and snorkeling.
Luckily, this list of the 22 best resorts in the Maldives for couples is a great place to start so you can choose a more intimate, small island resort or a bigger resort with more amenities.
Whichever resort you choose, the lush tropical islands, soft white sand beaches and warm blue sea is sure to leave you feeling revived and looking forward to a return trip.