The Maldives is the most romantic country to celebrate a honeymoon. With so many luxury resorts located on different islands, it can be difficult to choose the perfect romantic getaway. Particularly when you see the variety of picturesque rooms on the water. We’ve checked hundreds of luxury resorts and found the properties with the most highly-rated reviews. We’ll show you the best rooms with hot tubs and private pools in the most romantic setting. But before we review each hotel, here are some quick tips.

Best All-Inclusive Maldives Resorts

Candlelit dinner at Constance Moofushi Maldives

  • Hurawalhi Island Resort Its all-inclusive package includes unlimited food and drinks at selected restaurants. Couples can use all the amenities at the resort for free. Best of all, the package also includes a romantic Sunset Dolphin Cruise.
  • Kandolhu Maldives Guests will enjoy daily meals at any of the four gourmet à la carte restaurants. Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Additionally, a range of water activities is ready for couples to experience.
  • Constance Moofushi Maldives The all-inclusive package consists of delectable cuisine and premium drinks. Complimentary activities like snorkeling and boat excursions are also included. With more inclusions compared to other resorts, your honeymoon will be unforgettable.

Most Affordable Maldives Resorts

Without a doubt, having a honeymoon in the Maldives can be an expensive experience. But there are ways to keep the costs down so you can have a more enjoyable time. In most cases, prices can vary depending on the location, your chosen resort, and the season. That’s why it’s important to check the rates, availability, and amenities with the resorts. Consider booking in advance and keeping an eye out for special honeymoon deals too. The Maldives is a popular destination for couples, but discounted rates are always possible. Besides that, choosing resorts with all-inclusive packages is definitely an advantage. It can help you manage your costs better by having a fixed price for most of your expenses.

These Maldives resorts are known to be more affordable compared to others:

Romantic Room Amenities To Look For

If you want to make the most of your Maldives honeymoon, you should always look for these features and amenities.

  • Overwater Bungalows – Be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the surrounding ocean or lagoon. Perched above the water, these allow couples to enjoy vistas of the blue waters and marine life. Hurawalhi Island Resort and Velassaru Maldives are 2 highly-rated resorts with overwater bungalows.
  • Private Hot Tubs – These offer couples a secluded space where they can relax and unwind together. It will be more romantic with soft lighting, ambient music, candles, and scenic views. Villas with private hot tubs are available at JA Manafaru Maldives and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.
  • Private Swimming Pool – A private swimming pool is the perfect place for alone time during the day. With no one around but beautiful ocean views, it’s the most romantic space for couples. Many resorts have private pools but Six Senses Laamu and Kandolhu Maldives have the best pools at their villas.

Romantic Dining At Resorts

5.8 Undersea Restaurant at Hurawalhi Island Resort

  • Underwater Restaurants – There’s nothing more romantic than having a dinner date in an underwater restaurant. You get a closer look at the breathtaking marine life. Hurawalhi Island Resort and OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo feature an underwater restaurant.
  • Private Beach Dinner – Have the beach to yourselves while enjoying a romantic dinner with a view. This is a typical dining option that many resorts offer. Mirihi Island Resort and One&Only Reethi Rah stand out for this romantic dinner setting.
  • Candlelit Dinner Under The Stars – Keep the romance alive with an intimate candlelit dinner on a starry night. One of the best resorts is COMO Cocoa Island, featuring a Cinema Under The Stars with a 3-course dinner.
  • Floating Breakfasts – Wake up to a great morning with your partner and a hearty floating breakfast. Couples can enjoy this morning date at Baros Maldives and Velassaru Maldives.

Romantic Experiences

Six Senses Laamu spa

  • Spa – Have a relaxing and rejuvenating date in a spa. Many resorts feature a full-service spa, offering a variety of body treatments. Six Senses Laamu and Taj Exotica Resort & Spa have gorgeous spas to try.
  • Sunset Cruises – Watch the sunset with your partner on a lovely cruise in the sea. This romantic experience is offered at Baros Maldives and One&Only Reethi Rah.
  • Snorkeling & Diving – Explore Maldives’ rich marine life on a snorkeling or diving tour. Milaidhoo Island Maldives and Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offer the best experience for this.
  • Island Hopping – This is another romantic experience you can do in the Maldives. Visit nearby islands and create romantic memories at every stop. The best island hopping packages are available at OZEN and Lily Beach Resort and Spa.
  • Entertainment – Music, live performances, and nightlife can also make for a romantic honeymoon. Enjoy singing and dancing with your partner. Constance Moofushi Maldives and Baros Maldives have various entertainment events every night.

1. Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island is a 5-star resort on the private island of Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. Honeymooners love this adults-only resort for its elegant villas overlooking the Indian Ocean. For the best room, we recommend the Ocean Pool Villa. Perched over the water, the villa comes with a furnished outdoor terrace and a private pool. Inside is an extra-large double bed, a seating area, and an ensuite bath with a large open rain shower. The resort also offers an all-inclusive room package designed for honeymooners. One of their most impressive features is 5.8 – the world’s largest underwater all-glass dining venue. Couples will love the romantic setting and the unique cuisines.

  • Guest Reviews: We absolutely loved our Overwater villa. The reef was stunning. We went snorkeling every day.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Ocean pool villa
  • Prices: from US$1.3k
  • Location: Hurawalhi Island Resort Lhaviyani Atoll, 20187 Kuredu

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2. Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamuu is a 5-star property on Olhuveli Island, the only resort in the Laamu Atoll. Surrounded by white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, it’s perfect for honeymooners. For the best room, book the Laamu water villa with a pool. These are located at the end of the jetties so you’ll have complete privacy. With direct access to the sea, couples can swim or snorkel around the surrounding lagoon. Top this off with a relaxing massage on the beach or in the resort’s tropical garden. For romantic dining on the beach or over the water, guests can choose from a variety of options. There’s Mediterranean at Leaf, Japanese at Zen, and signature cocktails at Chill Bar.

  • Guest Reviews: Our villa was extremely comfortable. Everything was perfect, the beaches, the spa, and especially the food.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Laamu water villa with pool
  • Prices: from US$1.9k
  • Location: Olhuveli Island, 20077 Laamu

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3. Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives is a 5-star resort on Kandolhu Island, part of the North Ari Atoll. An ideal honeymoon destination, it’s home to one of the most colorful house reefs in the Maldives. For couples, the best room is the Ocean Pool Villa. Facing the sunset, the villa has a spacious interior with a private pool on the outdoor deck. The Ultimate Inclusion package is the best way for honeymoon couples to wine and dine on Kandolhu. For a set price, they can enjoy exclusive cuisine from the resort’s restaurants and bars. At the resort’s spa, there are three treatment rooms with a private shower, sauna, and steam. There are complimentary water sports, including paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing.

  • Guest Reviews: We loved our ocean pool villa. We went snorkeling every morning, and the food at the restaurants was excellent.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Ocean pool villa
  • Prices: from US$853
  • Location: Universal Resorts, 39 Orchid Magu, 09110 Himandhoo

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4. Constance Moofushi Maldives

Constance Moofushi Maldives is a luxurious over-water resort in Maldives South Ari Atoll. Set on a secluded island, it’s another top location for honeymooners. For the most romantic experience, choose the Senior Water Villa. You’ll have an all-inclusive package, which includes your stay, food, and drinks. Couples can relax on the private terrace or bathe under the stars in the villa’s outdoor bathtub. At Manta restaurant the theme changes daily, so guests can enjoy different buffets during their stay. For relaxation, Constance Spa offers a wide range of body treatments, including a couples massage. During the day, you can enjoy watersports like kayaking, sailing, and paddleboarding.

  • Guest Reviews: Our water villa was excellent. We could swim and snorkel right off the deck.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Senior water villa
  • Prices: from US$979
  • Location: South Ari Atoll, 00200 Himandhoo

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5. COMO Cocoa Island

COMO Cocoa Island is a private island resort on Kaafu Island in South Male Atoll. If you’re looking for privacy, we recommend the One-bedroom overwater villa. The living area features floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible views of the Indian Ocean. Outside, is a private sundeck with a private pool and direct access to the lagoon. For dining, you’ll love UFFA restaurant, which specializes in Indian, Mediterranean, and fresh seafood dishes. At COMO Shambhala Spa, they offer treatment rooms, especially for couples. Enjoy a massage or relax in one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives.

  • Guest Reviews: It was the perfect resort for our honeymoon. We loved our private villa and watching the sunsets from the restaurant.
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom overwater villa
  • Prices: from US$2.2k
  • Location: South Male Atoll, 08480 Maafushi

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6. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a 5-star island resort with a beautiful private beach. It’s the only resort on Veligandu Island, so it’s ideal for a secluded honeymoon. For the best room, book a Jacuzzi water villa. Each suite features a king-size bed, a spacious seating area, and an outdoor jacuzzi. Honeymooners will love the all-inclusive package with all-you-can-eat buffets and all-you-can-drink beverages. For fun, the resort offers a variety of water sports, including sailing, kayaking, and jet skiing. After a day on the water, why not relax with a massage or body treatment from Duniye Spa.

  • Guest Reviews: We spent our honeymoon in the jacuzzi water villa. The snorkeling was amazing, and the food was delicious.
  • Star Rating: 5 star
  • Best Rooms: Sunset jacuzzi water villa
  • Prices: from US$647
  • Location: Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, 20077 Rasdu

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7. Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Milaidhoo is a boutique over-water resort close to Hanifaru Bay. Surrounded by a coral reef, it’s the perfect spot for couples who enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. For the best over-water room, we recommend the luxurious Water villas. Set on stilts over the water, the villa opens to a sundeck and a freshwater infinity pool. If you just want to chill, there are still ocean views from the bathtub, or look down into the water from the shower. With the resort’s Gourmet Plan, couples can enjoy all-day drinks and dining for one set price. A must-try is the couple’s spa retreat, with a body scrub, bath, and a 60-minute massage.

  • Guest Reviews: Our water villa had a private pool and a big bathtub overlooking the sea. Everything was 5-star quality.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Water villa with private pool
  • Prices: from US$2.1k
  • Location: Milaidhoo Island Maldives, Baa Atoll, Maldives, 20215 Baa Atoll

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8. Baros Maldives

Baros Maldives is a small island resort surrounded by coral and white sand beaches. For honeymooners, we recommend the Water villa with a private pool. There’s a huge outdoor veranda with a daybed and sun lounges beside the glistening private pool. Inside is a comfortable king bed and a large bathtub where you can also enjoy the ocean views. For dining, there are several dining options tailor-made for honeymooners. Try dhoni dinner cruises for two, romantic dinners on the Piano Deck, or sunsets at Lighthouse Bar. If you need a private pampering session, the spa offers in-room spa treatments. If you’re adventurous, jump in the lagoon and swim with the turtles, or sail a catamaran around the island.

  • Guest Reviews: Our water villa with the pool was fantastic. We loved the great restaurants and the live music in the evening.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Water villa with private pool
  • Prices: from US$761
  • Location: PO Box 2015, North Male Atoll, 08120 North Male Atoll

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9. Mirihi Island Resort

Mirihi Island Resort is one of Maldive’s smaller islands surrounded by beautiful coral reefs. Set right on the edge of coral reefs, there are 30 Water villas with direct access to the perfect snorkel spots. Couples will love the outdoor sundeck, the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset. Inside are polished wood floors, a king bed, and an ensuite bath overlooking the Indian Ocean. For a romantic dinner, Mirihi offers private dining on the beach or the resort’s Mirihi Thari yacht. Or, you can book the yacht for fishing trips and sightseeing during the day. When you’re back at the resort, relax in Duniye Spa with a soothing massage or body treatment.

  • Guest Reviews: Our water villa had an amazing view. We had the best reef for snorkeling and our white sand beach was lovely.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Water Villa
  • Prices: from US$1.3k
  • Location: Mirihi, 00190 Mandhoo

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10. Constance Halaveli

Constance Halaveli is a private island resort in the Maldives North Ari Atoll. Book the Honeymoon Package and receive a gift and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. The best rooms for couples are the Water villas with private pools. Go for an all-inclusive package and you’ll be surprised with extra gifts plus wine on arrival. For a candlelit dinner for two, Jing restaurant offers spectacular views and Asian fusion dishes. If you want extra pampering, Constance Spa offers a relaxing overwater setting. Couples can indulge in a variety of spa treatments, including a romantic couples massage.

  • Guest Reviews: Our water villa was incredible. The all-inclusive package was great and the food was so good.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Water villa with private pool
  • Prices: from US$897
  • Location: Halaveli, 09130 Hangnaameedhoo

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11. OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

Situated on the tranquil island of Maadhoo, you’ll find 48 luxurious overwater villas. Many have private pools as well as direct access to crystal-clear waters. Their most attractive restaurant is the underwater M6m (Minus 6 Meters) where you can watch the marine life as you dine. Or tantalize your taste buds at their other fine restaurants including Chinese, Indian, and Sri Lankan cuisine. For more pampering, check out ELENA by Atmosphere. It’s a contemporary overwater spa complex with private rooms overlooking the lagoon. If you want more than just diving, you can even try an exclusive submarine experience with SUB-ZEN.

  • Guest Reviews: We stayed in an amazing overwater villa. The snorkeling and the beaches were wonderful. All the food was delicious.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Villas with private pool
  • Prices: from US$1.8k
  • Location: South Male Atoll, 08250 South Male Atoll

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12. One&Only Reethi Rah

One & Only Reethi Rah is an island resort on a private beach in Maldive’s North Mare Atoll. Out of the 24 villas, the best is the Grand water villa. Whether you’re relaxing in the king bedroom, bathtub, lounge, or dining area, you’ll have ocean views. The private deck comes with a 20-meter infinity pool, plenty of seating, and access to the lagoon. On the island, eight different restaurants feature a choice of cuisines, including Japanese, French, and Italian. Couples can also enjoy a private dinner for two in the villa or on the beach. Special honeymoon adventures include private dives, fishing trips, and chartered cruises.

  • Guest Reviews: Our overwater villa with the pool was incredible. Everything was excellent, the food, the spa, and the water activities.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Grand water villa with pool
  • Prices: from US$3.5k
  • Location: Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll, 08440 Reethi Rah

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13. Velassaru Maldives

Velassaru Maldives is an over-water resort in the Maldives’ South Male Atoll. For the best honeymoon suite, we recommend the resort’s Water Suite – it’s huge! On the outdoor terrace, there’s an infinity pool, lounge, recliners, and direct access to the ocean. The suite also features a private bar, a home theater system, and a luxurious bath. If there’s anything you need, your personal butler is standing by. For dining, the resort’s five restaurants serve everything from fresh seafood to Japanese teppanyaki. Velassaru Spa offers ten over-water treatment pavilions on the lagoon. Couples can relax with a soothing massage or a soak in the hydro pool.

  • Guest Reviews: Our water bungalow was amazing. Had our own private pool and we could snorkel right from the deck.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Water suite
  • Prices: from US$417
  • Location: South Male Atoll, 08350 South Male Atoll

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14. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a 5-star over-water resort on Emboodhu Finolhu Island. Set on one of the Maldives’ largest lagoons amidst coral reefs, it’s a honeymoon dream. For the best over-water room, book the 1-bedroom Ocean suite. Couples can relax on the sundeck or take a dip in the private swimming pool. If you’ve had enough of the water views, you can watch TV from your private bathtub. Celebrate the honeymoon with a dinner for two at the Deep End gourmet restaurant. Afterward, head to the Equator bar for cocktails, cigars, or some of the local shisha. For a relaxing afternoon, pamper yourself with a massage or body treatment at Jiva Spa.

  • Guest Reviews: Our ocean suite was perfect, especially the pool and our personal butler. And all our water sports were complimentary.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: 1 bedroom ocean suite
  • Prices: from US$1.3k
  • Location: PO Box 2117 South Male Atoll, 08480 South Male Atoll

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15. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Anantara Kihavah Villas is an island resort in Baa Atoll.Surrounded by a blue lagoon and cor al reefs, it’s ideal for snorkeling, kayaking, or sailing. If you want the most romantic space, book the Sunset overwater pool villa. Besides the infinity pool, you’ll have al fresco dining and hammocks to relax. There’s also a unique two-person glass-bottom tub so you can see what’s in the water. For date night, enjoy European dishes at SEA, the resort’s underwater restaurant and wine cellar. With endless ocean views, the over-water spa offers world-class body treatments. Couples can choose from refreshing facials, massages, and vitamin infusions.

  • Guest Reviews: We loved watching the sunsets from our villa. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Sunset overwater pool villa
  • Prices: from US$2.9k
  • Location: Kihavah Huravalhi Island, 99999 Baa Atoll

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16. Lily Beach Resort and Spa

Lily Beach Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive 5-star resort on a private island in South Ari Atoll. Perfect for Honeymooners, the price includes premium food, beverages, activities, and three excursions. Make your stay extra special by staying in the Sunset water suite. The sundeck features sun lounges, a dining area, and a private infinity pool. If that’s not enough, you can jump straight into the lagoon. Couples will love the king bed overlooking the ocean and the jacuzzi bathtub. If you’re looking to relax, Tamara Spa’s over-water pavilions offer a range of services. The best choice is the exclusive villa with a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room as well as indoor/outdoor showers.

  • Guest Reviews: Perfect honeymoon in an overwater villa. Snorkeled right off the deck, plus the spa and food were amazing.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Sunset water suite with private pool
  • Prices: from US$1.3k
  • Location: Huvahendhoo, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, 20077 Dhangethi

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17. Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives is a 5-star Thai-style island resort in Baa Atoll. Surrounded by a lagoon and beautiful coral reefs, it’s another stunning honeymoon spot. There are plenty of Water villas with pools. But if you want more space, go for the Ocean villas. Besides that, they’re both quite similar, featuring a large terrace with a pool, daybeds, and direct access to the lagoon. On the island, couples can enjoy a variety of dining options, including Thai, international buffets, and fresh seafood. Set in the trees, Devarana Spa features six treetop treatment pods.  Couples can relax with a spa treatment or massage while enjoying views from the treetops.

  • Guest Reviews: Stayed in the ocean villa with a pool. Loved the views and dinner on the beach.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Ocean villa with private pool
  • Prices: from US$678
  • Location: Mudhdhoo Island, 02188 Dharavandhoo

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18. JA Manafaru Maldives

JA Manafaru Maldives is a 5-star resort on a private island in the North Maldives. For water villas, you can choose a location for sunset or sunrise viewing. Enjoy the infinity pool on your private deck, then jump into your hot tub for another relaxing dip. Inside, there’s a unique glass floor panel in the lounge to see the marine life below. During the day, enjoy non-motorized watersports like canoeing and windsurfing.  For a casual snack, try afternoon tea at the White Orchid Lounge or grilled seafood at Ocean Grill. Or, book a private romantic dinner in the resort’s underground wine cave, The Cellar. To top off your honeymoon, pamper yourself with a 90-minute treatment at Calm Spa.

  • Guest Reviews: Our villa with the overwater infinity pool was unbelievable. Best birthday holiday ever!
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Water villas with infinity pool
  • Prices: from US$647
  • Location: Haa Alif Atoll, 20012 Dhidhdhoo

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Best Time To Visit Maldives

With scenic beaches and crystal-clear waters, the Maldives is a top honeymoon destination. The best time to visit this island country for a honeymoon depends on your preferences. It’s also important to take note of these factors to ensure you have the most romantic trip.

  • Weather: Whichever month you travel, the Maldives remains beautiful throughout the year. But being a tropical country, it has dry and wet seasons. If you long for sunny days and calm seas, the dry season runs from November to April. For a more comfortable stay with occasional rain showers, the wet season is from May to October.
  • Crowd Levels: The Maldives gets many visitors during the peak season when the sun is high. It’s especially popular during the Christmas and New Year period. However, the number of visitors is lower during the wet season. If you prefer a more private honeymoon, then travel in the middle of the year.
  • Price: It’s no surprise that traveling to the Maldives is a luxury. The peak tourist season, which runs from December to February, tends to be pricey. But if you’re on a budget, consider visiting from April to June and September to November. The weather is still pleasant, and you may find affordable flight and hotel offers.

How To Get To Maldives Resorts

There are a couple of ways to get to resorts in the Maldives. Generally, you typically need to arrange transportation from the airport to your specific resort. Here are the best ways to reach your chosen Maldives resort.

  • International Flights: Book a flight to Velana International Airport (MLE). It’s the main international airport in the Maldives. Many major airlines offer direct flights to the Maldives from various cities worldwide.
  • Resort Transfers: Many resorts are located on separate islands or atolls, requiring additional transportation. You can go by domestic flights, speedboats, or seaplane transfers. These are arranged by the resort and may incur an extra cost. It’s best to check and make the necessary arrangements with your resort in advance. If you want to save money, look for resorts on islands close to Male, the main island.

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Maldives Resort Prices

Maldives ResortsPrices from (USD)
Hurawalhi Island Resort$1.3k
Six Senses Laamu$1.9k
Kandolhu Maldives$853
Constance Moofushi Maldives$979
COMO Cocoa Island$2.2k
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa$647
Milaidhoo Island Maldives$2.1k
Baros Maldives$761
Mirihi Island Resort$1.3k
Constance Halaveli$897
OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo$1.8k
One&Only Reethi Rah$3.5k
Velassaru Maldives$417
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa$1.3k
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas$2.9k
Lily Beach Resort and Spa$1.3k
Dusit Thani Maldives$678
JA Manafaru Maldives$647
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