Maldives Marvel: Luxury Redefined on a Private Island Retreat for an Unforgivable Holiday

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Style setters looking for an unforgettable holiday experience should seek to combine castaway allure and runway sophistication into an exquisite holiday experience.

Explore the beautiful surroundings below you as you float serenely above crystal clear waters and gaze upon its breathtaking terrain.

Get acquainted with local culture by exploring bustling markets and engaging with friendly locals. Test your hand at crafting traditional Maldivian crafts or join a marine conservation activity that helps preserve our delicate coral ecosystem.

1. Overwater Villas

One floor simply isn’t enough when it comes to luxurious overwater villas, so Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island went the extra mile and created two-story luxury-infused escapes that are some of the finest water villas worldwide. Here, you’ll find everything from plush loungers overlooking the lagoon; to an incredible sunken glass-bottom whirlpool bathtub offering unobstructed views of ocean life and wildlife glimmering beneath its waters.

North Male Atoll Resort boasts 77 villas spread out across a sprawling private island. Beach villas provide stunning views of the azure Indian Ocean and can be reached in 20 minutes via speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Indulge in on-site facilities and activities like a relaxing spa and fully equipped gym; dining options range from specialty Italian and Japanese restaurants to an art map that highlights some of its most notable artwork installations and paintings.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives stands out as an architectural marvel on a private island encircled by a lush coral reef, combining modern design with the beauty of nature. Deriving its name from a local word meaning coral, this resort stands as an unmatched example of how nature can inspire iconic modern designs.

Overwater villas at this resort are all-inclusive and feature a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with glass bathtub, direct sea access and outdoor gazebo for enjoying morning coffee. However, what sets these villas apart from others is their unique outdoor shower with waterfall cascade and small balcony where guests can soak up some vitamin D.

2. Beach Villas

Take pleasure in your own private paradise when you stay at a resort with beach villas. These luxurious retreats provide stunning ocean and beach views and come complete with lavish amenities such as stunning deluxe toiletries. Spend your days basking in the sun, snorkelling, swimming or simply lounging around with a cocktail in hand; adventure activities such as shipwreck diving and big game fishing may also be on offer as options!

W Maldives offers a unique luxury retreat on Fesdu Island in North Ari Atoll that blends relaxation, exclusivity, and adventure into one. Boasting one of the Maldives’ finest house reefs as well as luxurious overwater villas complete with hammocks and glass floors as well as numerous gourmet dining venues, W Maldives is a captivating luxury getaway that brings together relaxation, exclusivity, and adventure in equal measures.

Explore the island and its surroundings through a dolphin cruise, live music performance or learning about local culture by attending one of several special events – cultural celebrations or religious holidays such as Eid or Maldivian New Year for instance – are just a few options available to visitors.

Maldives beaches and lagoons are widely recognized as among the world’s most exquisite. Relax on its powder-soft sand or take a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear waters; your visit will surely be memorable. Beautiful pristine waters and spectacular sunsets add an additional dimension. To experience true luxury, book a water villa that provides direct ocean access; this way you can simply step straight out of bed onto the sand whenever it strikes your fancy!

3. Pool Villas

Smejc and his business partner purchased Velaa in 2010, it was still covered in dense jungle with papaya fields. Knowing they wanted to create something special on Velaa, every detail has been chosen with meticulous care – from wood paneling from Borneo and stone pavement from Jordanian desert (allowing barefoot walking in rain showers!), flowerpots from Indonesia, patio chairs from Italy–all to enhance the peaceful blues and greens of its seascape surroundings.

One of the stand-out features of the property is its tranquil lagoon that separates your villa from the ocean, creating the ideal space to float in salty seawater and swim among marine life in crystal-clear waters. Enjoy your own slice of paradise right there at home!

Stay right on the beach in a luxurious private villa or terrace overlooking the lagoon in one of several sizes available to meet your individual needs, with features like private pools, spacious living areas with state-of-the-art IPAD room controls and breathtaking ocean views through large bedroom windows.

Few places encapsulate the ideal image people have of the Maldives quite as effectively as this unique archipelago. A secluded oasis boasting endless beaches and incredible vistas, few resorts can match its unspoiled splendour – from Joali Maldives’ tranquil lagoons to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s exquisite overwater villas; few destinations capture its magic with such elegance.

4. Beach Residences

Beach Residences offer the pinnacle of luxurious island living. Their private beach villas provide maximum privacy in a breathtaking setting just a short boat ride from main resort islands, boasting full-sized outdoor lounge areas, spacious spa treatment rooms and private pools – perfect for lounging by the shoreline or taking in stunning Indian Ocean vistas.

This resort captures the spirit of Maldivian culture through its turtle-inspired aesthetic. Olhahali (Turtle Island) pays homage to generations of sea turtles that have protected its shores against predators – and this theme can be found throughout its design. The architecture blends Maldivian style with contemporary elements while turtle motifs adorn every element of visual aesthetic in this property.

Joali made waves in 2018 when it announced its arrival to the Maldives luxury scene, revolutionising expectations of what constitutes a top end resort. Bohemian elegance permeated every inch of this hotel – and the result is breathtaking.

The resort prides itself on employing sustainable design in all of its facilities and rooms, including its 81 beach and overwater villas incorporating elements such as solar panels and rainwater collection systems. Furthermore, activities supporting local community are available here, from eco tours to yoga classes taught by renowned local instructors.

5. Water Villas

Maldives is home to an abundance of overwater villas due to shallow lagoons which allow guests to experience both private retreat and access to beaches – providing guests with an ideal combination. Secluded overwater residences allow guests to sleep, dine and play submerged within ocean’s embrace.

Overwater villas in the Maldives are an impressive testament to the island nation’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Conceived to minimise their environmental footprint, these luxurious retreats feature individual sundecks that lead directly into shimmering lagoon waters and include floor-to-ceiling glass panels and spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms for ultimate luxury and peace of mind. A popular choice among couples, these overwater villas are testaments to its culture of environmental conservation. Designed with minimal impact on marine ecology in mind, each overwater villa includes individual sundecks that lead directly into shimmering lagoon waters for easy living – or simply lounging about.

Gili Lankanfushi stands as an early pioneer of ethical, sustainable and barefoot luxury in the Maldives. A 20 minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport, its private jetty takes guests directly onto property where staff will assist with transporting you directly to your secluded water villa – where your stay becomes pure paradise!

Joali emerged on the Maldives hotel scene in 2018, disrupting expectations about what top end luxury experience should look like. While Gili Lankanfushi or Cheval Blanc offer rustic luxury experiences, Joali stands apart with its design-led approach creating its own aesthetic that sets itself apart.

Overwater Villas at this resort are among the finest and most cost-effective accommodations in Maldives, featuring the Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool for unforgettable sunset views or treat yourself to one of two two-bedroom Water Villas with Pool for unforgettable family vacation memories. Dining options at Shimmers Beach Club, Glow, Italian Steakhouse restaurants or an unforgettable dolphin cruise round off an exceptional vacation experience at this Maldives paradise.