Sun Island Resort and Spa
Housed on the serene Nalaguraidhoo island, the Sun Island Resort and Spa is an exotic island resort that promises visitors adventures plus relaxation. Cruise on their spectacular sapphire lagoons. For more adventure, go jet skiing, windsurfing or catamaran riding. The world is your oyster at this affordable yet chic Maldives resort. Let the wind gently caress your hair as you relax on a hammock.
This is probably the least expensive place to stay in Maldives for all that it offers. If you are looking for a no bells and whistles space that is casual and well-maintained, look no further than Ranveli Village. Their 5o plus rooms feature a host of well-appointed amenities from minibars to vanity desks to Wi-Fi to balconies offering stunning views. Then there is a well-appointed spa, spacious pool, an array of water sports, three cozy bars and multiple activities to keep tourists busy.
This luxuriously appointed 180-room resort is known to Maldives’ oldest resort, built on an erstwhile coconut plantation. The lush plantation is encircled by white sandy beaches. Nestled at a 10 minute boat ride, the resort offers abundant amenities, including several restaurants, a trio of bars, a couple of swimming pools, and a contemporary spa. Among other things, Kurumba Maldives offers sprawling outdoor patios, wine tastings, outdoor bathrooms (with bathtubs as well as shower), babysitting services, kid’s club and a slick restaurant. Opt for one of their several cost trimming meal packages to save big on food.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
This gorgeous 221- suite resort in the isolated Noonu Atoll first launched in 2008 as a Hilton property. The resort shifted ownership to a local family that offers probably the best amenities for a locally owned resort. The nightly rates are some of the best you can enjoy for the range of amenities offered. Not just incomparable luxury, the villas are clean, modern and elegant. Some even come with swanky private pools. White sandy beaches are segregated by stunning tropical vegetation, Sun Siyam’s over water villas have private decks and pools. The spacious 52-acre island offers a stunning array of water sports activities including a PADI certified diving center and an adult only pool, other than intimate candle light restaurants and the largest spa Maldives boasts of. They also have a well equipped kids club and complete babysitting facilities.
Kuredu Island Resort and Spa
Spread over a mile, Kuredu is one of Maldives’ biggest island resorts. It has not just top class in-room amenities such as minibars and CD players but also an assortment of 14 restaurants and bars. Then there’s a large soccer field and golf course for outdoor enthusiasts, apart from a couple of spas and three sprawling pools. It may not be as personal and intimate as other tinier resorts but the rooms are surprisingly affordable and the food is remarkably good. Located at a 30 minute flight from Male, the place offers outstanding overall value. It’s hard to match the upscale, all –inclusive features at the price Kuredu offers it at.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa
The breathtaking 180 plus room Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa is probably the only place where visitors can enjoy whale watching. The sprawling water villas are elegant and feature a vibrant décor. Other than the stylish yet sublime interiors, the swanky resort has several pools, sports arenas, a well-appointed spa and restaurants. There is a especially reserved adults-only zone. The all-inclusive site features a gorgeous on-site coral reef. Located at a 25 minute seaplane ride from Male, the resort offers heavily discounted packages for families.
Kuramathi Island Resort
This warm and welcoming upper crust yet affordable resort is nestled on Rasdhoo Atoll. The spectacular sunsets and age-old banyan tree just outside the resort just can’t be missed. With its large number of units, Kuramathi features a separate diving center, spa, isolated beaches and snorkeling reef zones (with free rental gear). In addition to this, there are modern thatched villas with patios, outdoor showers, private pools and other amenities. Their all-inclusive rates include meals and drinks at a buffet restaurant of your choice out of three restaurants. Hop aboard and enjoy the natural appeal and comfortable services on a budget that keeps you happy.
Kihaad is known for its thriving marine wonders, scrumptious food, pristine beaches and family friendly features. The resort has a swanky and upscale feel that is surrounded by blue lagoons and immaculate white sandy beaches. Then there are several over water bungalows built on slits over the spectacular lagoons. Straight out of a travel brochure? You bet! The property is tastefully done up in tribal art furniture and sand based flooring. Given that it is half the price of similar resorts, it may be worth the flight from Male airport, followed by a boat transfer. Oh and did we mention the Kihaad Maldives has been designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, offering one of the best diving conditions in Maldives. Incomparable rates, a plethora of luxurious amenities, world class island setting and a serene atmosphere, this resort pleases all pockets.
Meeru Island Resort
Featuring innumerable stunning beaches and glistening freshwater pools, this is one of the oldest resorts in Maldives. It also boasts of the distinction of being one of the island nation’s largest resorts, featuring 286 rooms. With an exclusive area, especially appointed couple zone, two well appointed pools, spas and restaurants, it is little wonder that the place has won a steady stream of loyal patrons. A majority of their patrons opt for affordable, all-inclusive packages. The bars are abuzz with cheer, while there are plenty of leisure activities to keep tourists on their toes. There are adrenaline soaring water sports, language classes and a sprawling golf course. Apart from other striking amenities, there are open-air bathrooms with jutted tubs. Reach here via an hour long scenic boat ride.