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.

Choose between a warm toned Earth villa with a spacious outside deck, or a wind villa for the ultimate above water stay⁠—both come complete with an iPad and flat-screen TV.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • M6 Restaurant located 6 meters below sea level offering sumptuous dining options and amazing underwater views
  • Private beach area and outdoor pool
  • Water sports facilities and free use of bicycles

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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.

The rooms provide a shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee, bathrobes and air conditioning for your comfort.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Infinity pool and pampering spa
  • Body Wellness programs
  • Yoga pavilion and gym

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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 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.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 2 Private dining reefs
  • Ufaa Restaurant offering all-day dining and healthy South Indian menu
  • Wellness activities, spa experiences and water sports

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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.

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.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Dhonveli, a traditional sand floored buffet restaurant
  • Exclusive wine lounge offering high class atmosphere
  • Duniye Spa offering luxurious massage treatments

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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 spacious beach chic rooms all have a lovely deck, TV, tea and coffee, minibar, air conditioning, and an open air bathroom with rain shower.

The lagoon’s 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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Stunning infinity pool
  • Buffet restaurant and a la carte fine dining restaurant
  • Photo studio, gift shop, and fitness centre

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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.

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.

Guests loved the huge range of activities available and five star facilities.

The staff always had a smile and provided a personal service.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the world’s largest all glass under sea restaurant
  • Outdoor pool and spa center
  • Games room, gym and sports ground

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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.

The water pool and beach pool villas are light and spacious and have have some of the largest private pools in the Maldives. You could also easily spend all day lounging on the outside bed, sundeck, or pool.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Three restaurants providing fine dining choices, and two bars for chilling out
  • Serenity Spa offering plenty of options for relaxation
  • Infinity pool and fully-equipped gym

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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.

All villas have TV’s, drink facilities, air conditioning and more to make your stay comfortable. The over water villas also have amazing glass bottomed baths.

Guests loved the food and vibe on Laamu Atoll.

They also thought the marine life, staff and atmosphere was excellent.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 6 restaurants and bars including Sip Sip, a dramatic sunken bar by the pool
  • Onsite diving center and yoga pavilion
  • Six Senses Spa featuring private treatments rooms

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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.

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.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Tree-top spa and private beachfront
  • Marine center offering diving, snorkeling, and water based excursions
  • 6 restaurants and bars including Benjarong, their signature Thai Restaurant

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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.

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.

Guests said the staff were friendly, professional and helpful.

They enjoyed the privacy of their villas, and had a lovely time.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 4 Restaurants offering worldwide cuisine and an extensive wine cellar
  • Water and land activities including dolphin watching and sunset cruise
  • Luxury spa and tennis courts

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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.

The spacious villas all have air conditioning, a mini bar, TV, bathtub, sun deck, and tea and coffee.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 24-Hour on-call Villa Host providing personalized service
  • 3 Onsite restaurants offering seafood and Asian dining options among others
  • EcoDive and Marine Center

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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.

The contemporary rooms are airy and have all you need, including a TV, air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee.

Guests said the snorkeling was more than amazing and praised the attentive, smiling staff.

Everything was first class, including the food.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 7 Bars and restaurants including the romantic Les Turquoise D’Aqua
  • 2 Outdoor pools, diving centre, and house reef coral garden
  • Multilingual staff and free WiFi throughout the property

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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.

All bohemian styled villas are bright, cheerful and airy, and include lovely sun decks and optional upgrades to enjoy a private pool.

Guests loved the atmosphere of the island, with a relaxing friendly vibe.

The beaches, staff and activities were all highly praised.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Stunning outdoor pool and onsite water sports center
  • Exclusive organic Chefs herb garden private dining experience
  • Air-conditioned squash court and 2 flood-lit tennis courts

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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.

All over water villas have private infinity pools, perfect for couples. Rooms have air conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee, bath, and TV.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 3 Outdoor pools and onsite PADI dive center
  • The Cellar, an underground restaurant offering premium wine and cheese
  • Calm Spa & Salon offering Maldivian massages and Elemis treatments

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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.

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.

Reethi Rah was described by guests as ‘classy’ and ‘beach luxury at its finest’.

They thought the staff were friendly and service was perfect.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 6kms of coastline encompassing 12 beautiful beaches
  • 2 Pools, including one for adults only
  • 6 Restaurants onsite, including the overwater Tapasake Restaurant serving Japanese cuisine

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16. 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.

Beach villas have direct access to the pristine white sands and water villas have reef access. All have air conditioning, TV, iPad, GoPro Hero 5, minibar, tea and coffee, a safe, and bathroom amenities.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Varu Spa offering complete wellness experience
  • Gym, boutique and a small library
  • 5 A la carte restaurants, a bar, and private or in-villa dining options

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17. 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.

All villas have a TV, DVD player, minibar, tea and coffee, beach bag and towels, and bathroom accessories for a comfortable stay.

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.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • Marine Centre, Dive Centre and infinity pool with beach views
  • Excellent spa with treatment rooms and onsite photo services
  • 5 restaurants and 2 beach bars

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18. 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.

The lavish villas offer a choice of beach or reef access and can be upgraded to included a private pool. Each has a bath tub, TV, minibar, tea and coffee, bathroom accessories, air conditioning and a safe box.

Guests described their stay as ‘perfect’, and a ‘romantic vacation’ where they enjoyed, ‘luxury comfort, fine dining and amazing beach’.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • 4 restaurants and bars, including Deep End that offers fine dining perfect for couples
  • Jiva Grande Spa providing a wide range of relaxing treatments
  • Multilingual staff and free WiFi

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19. 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.

All villas and residences have their own pool, for the utmost in luxury, as well as large sundecks with swinging day beds, and simple, spacious interiors.

Guests enjoyed great hospitality and privacy.

One guest has visited 6 resorts in the Maldives and said this was the best.

Popular Resort Facilities

  • World-class overwater observatory, the only one in the Maldives
  • 8 Dining experiences, including private romantic dining in the award-winning SEA underwater restaurant
  • Kids club, spa, and outdoor movies

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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.