The Maldives—a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean—has fast-become the go-to vacation spot for your favourite Bollywood celebrities.
From B-town's most-adored couples including Tara Sutaria-Aadar Jain and Disha Patani-Tiger Shroff to the industry's freshest faces, Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor, the people of the nation are flocking to this South-Asian country the first chance they get! In the hope of experiencing momentary relief from the distressing COVID-19 situation, The Maldives has served to become a perfect getaway amidst these trying times.
Cosmo dug deep to find out the best, most stunning properties you should consider staying at, if you're a planning a vacation to this scenic locale.
1) Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Escape the chaos of everyday life and in to luxury’s very own lap at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in Maldives. An impressive 5-star property, it is spread across the Emboodhu Finolhu island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in Maldives—offering 64 sea-view suites and villas, along with an award-winning presidential suite that spells magnificence, while maintaining a fine balance with nature.
2) Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Captivate all your senses at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, in North Malé Atoll. Surrounded by a picturesque turquoise lagoon, pristine white sandy beaches, and swaying palms, this 5-star star family resort sets the stage for an unforgettable trip. The resort offers a range of water recreation activities, including diving, snorkeling and jet skiing, and houses overwater bungalows and ocean viewing villas—many equipped with private plunge pools!
3) Baros Maldives Island Resort
Baros—a natural paradise with a lush island canopy—is situated just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives international airport. Their villas are cocoons of comfort and serenity, featuring warm, cosy furnishings, with a contemporary feel. From a morning yoga session to a sandbank picnic or a deep dive into the sea, the resort offers a plethora of services that will make your stay a memorable one.
4) The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Nestled between verdant rainforest and white-sand beaches on an exclusive private island, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort overlooks the alluring waves of the Indian Ocean. Their private lagoon, Iridium Spa and outdoor infinity pool promises relaxation, with a variety of water sports and excursions adding a dash of fun! Their property holds 33 on-land and 44 over-water villas that overlook the expansive waters, or garden views from private terraces and pools.
5) The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
Expect an extraordinary experience at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, perched on the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll. The stunning overwater resort offers everything from secluded villas, private pools to a wellness spa, with Baa Atoll's biosphere reserve being home to over 250 species, with one of the largest concentrations of manta rays and whale sharks in the world!
6) Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
Looking to indulge in a delicious breakfast in an overwater suite, while soaking in the sunset and mesmerising view? This is the place to be.
7) Soneva Jani, Maldives
From stargazing at their overwater observatory to sunset dolphin cruises, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Soneva Jani. Each of their luxurious overwater and island villas are designed to offer maximum space, privacy and unforgettable views!
8) W Maldives
Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool, a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs? Escape to W Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort.
9) Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives
A pristine sanctuary and tropical oasis that is nestled in the undisturbed Noonu Atoll in Maldives. Awaken your senses at Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, located 45 minutes north of Male International Airport. Your own private plunge pool is a given in all 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and 3 beach spa pool residences!
10) InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
Escape and reconnect with nature at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau resort. With soft white sands and palm tree peppered terraces, be mesmerised by island life from the moment you board the seaplane to the tranquil shores of the Raa Atoll.