10 of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives

Hurawalhi – one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives

Of all the tropical island destinations in the world, there are few places like the Maldives, its string of picture-perfect islands surrounded by pristine, palm-fringed beaches and beyond, crystal-clear turquoise lagoons teeming with an abundance of life. colorful navy. Add an array of some of the finest hotels in the world and life doesn’t get any better than plunging into the warm, shallow waters directly from the deck of your overwater villa, or watching one of the epic sunsets turn the sky a pastel shade of cotton candy pink. From delightful spas to gourmet restaurants and unlimited water sports, the choice can be overwhelming (and some paid resorts go over budget). So, to relieve the stress of piling up bills, here’s our pick of some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives to make the most of your trip to paradise.

Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas, Alif Dhaal Atoll

Maldives water villas don’t get any more stylish than this – chic and white above the cobalt blue sea. Their expansive terraces have direct ocean access, lounge areas, and four-poster beds that look out to sea. A selection also have outdoor hot tubs. The two-bedroom water villas are ideal for large parties or families with older children and feature a large swimming pool. The beach villas have private terraces. Lantern-lit dining on the beach, sushi overlooking the reef, and papaya body treatments at the spa are some of the standout experiences. Diamonds also has some of the best snorkeling in the archipelago, and there’s a large lagoon for water sports.

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Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Overwater Villas, Maldives

Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas, Maldives

Varu by Atmosphere, North Male Atoll

Shallow, crystal-clear waters surround this dreamy island hideaway that occupies a private layer of sand in the North Malé Atoll. A neat handful of square bungalows line the beach while clusters of overwater villas protrude from three piers. It’s classy yet informal, and everything is taken care of with a genuinely friendly smile. You can take part in a huge range of activities, from palm leaf origami, towel art masterclasses and wine tastings, to boduberu sessions (local percussion). All non-motorized water sports are included, and guests can enjoy unlimited snorkeling excursions. The four restaurants are different in character, ranging from casual dining to fine dining, and all excellent.

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Varu by Atmosphere, Maldives

Varu by Atmosphere, Maldives

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Hurawalhi, Lhaviyani Atoll

Hurawalhi wears its natural bounty lightly. There are no airs and graces here. Before the seaplane even lands, the shoes are already on and will never be seen again for the rest of the vacation. Whether it’s a villa floating above the water or gently nestled against the tree-covered beach, the mood is one of ease, almost inertia. However, guests who want to try a little more than just lying flat will be delighted with the All Inclusive Plus package which includes full board plus a host of entertainment such as unlimited drinks at the bars, a sunset dolphin cruise, snorkeling and windsurfing. lessons and yoga classes. Its price relative to its design and the quality of food and drink make it one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives.

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Hurawalhi Maldives

Hurawalhi Maldives

OZEN Life Madhoo, South Male Atoll

While it’s a great option for a luxury Maldives vacation, there’s not an ounce of stuffiness. An island is the springboard to the WIND overwater villas, meandering over turquoise water, as well as the main restaurant and spa. Grab a bike under a palm tree or hail a golf cart and head to island number two where a modern circular bar offers spectacular views of the infinity pool and serves drinks all day. From there it’s an easy journey if you stay in an EARTH villa, hidden among the tropical foliage behind. With five restaurants open for dinner and three for lunch, plus the poolside pizzeria, guests are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to dining.

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Ozen by Atmosphere, Maldives

Ozen by Atmosphere, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, South Ari Atoll

This bustling and affordable barefoot resort sits at the tip of the South Ari Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male. The white sand beach is wide enough for wild and quiet walks and the Beach Villas have front terraces leading directly to it, made private by palm trees and bushes. Overwater villas are simple thatched-roof bungalows with optimal views of sea life. Days here are designed for lounging, while nights are sociable and stress-free, thanks to an all-inclusive environment where you can forget whether you really have to hit the bar or give in to the kids’ requests for ice cream. Entertainment is low-key but enjoyable, with weekly DJs and traditional dancing.

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Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

The Maldives Dhigurah Residence, Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Residence at Dhigurah enjoys a spellbinding location at the edge of the world, just 40 miles north of the equator in the barely developed Gaafu Alifu Atoll, with horizons that stretch to infinity. It is one of the best honeymoon options in the Maldives, and connected to its older sister island, The Residence Falhuumafushi, by a marvelous kilometer-long wooden bridge that spans the atoll ( you can spot some epic sea life below). All beach villas are well-spaced, cocooned, and with their own patch of fluffy white sand. The overwater villas are a little closer together, but have wide terraces and ladders leading directly to the Indian Ocean.

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The Maldives Resort Dhigurah, Maldives

The Maldives Resort Dhigurah, Maldives

Oblu Select in Sangeli, North Malé Atoll

The modern, all-inclusive Oblu Select offers mid-range accommodation ideal for family vacations in the Maldives or couples looking to get away from it all. The resort includes three beaches (one with a waterslide spiraling into the sea), four restaurants (one buffet and three a la carte) and bars, a family and adults-only infinity pool, a fitness center, and a Elena Spa. From sunrise yoga and pilates sessions to free use of snorkel gear, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and pedal boats, there’s plenty to do. A small selection of snacks is served daily at 4:00 p.m. by the family pool, where a DJ plays most nights. Live music is played on Sundays.

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Oblu Select in Sangeli, Maldives

Oblu Select in Sangeli, Maldives

Heritance Aarah, Raa Atoll

Dotted with beautiful wooden bungalows with thatched roofs, Heritance Aarah sticks to the tried-and-true “Robinson Crusoe” formula, and it works. It’s smart without being too fussy and blends perfectly with any tropical island whimsy, with sand-in-the-toe restaurants, alfresco bars and an exceptional spa that has its own ‘hangover clinic’. . There are 150 rooms — from overwater villas over the ocean to beach and family villas — spread across the island and broken down into several categories. Some have private pools and beach access and most offer you 24-hour private butler service. Six excellent restaurants, five of which are included in the package, offer a range of dining experiences.

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Heritance Aarah, Maldives

Heritance Aarah, Maldives

Dhigali Maldives, Raa Atoll

With a minimalist, modern vibe, Dhigali has done away with the traditional Maldivian style of thatched-roof architecture and instead introduced contemporary box-shaped villas with flat white roofs and streamlined interiors. All rooms, whether on the beach, the lagoon or the sea, are a few steps from the Indian Ocean, and have comfortable deckchairs. Facilities are varied and plentiful, with three beachfront infinity pools and a range of water sports and fitness facilities. There are five restaurants and two bars in Dhigali, ranging from casual buffet-style capers to romantic Asian offerings in Battuta. The most special place in the resort is the thatched-roof Haali Bar in the shape of a bird’s nest. Dhigali will become an all-inclusive resort from November.

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Maldives, Maldives

Maldives, Maldives

Meeru Island Resort & Spa, North Male Atoll

This laid-back four-star is one of the largest all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives and less bling more barefoot for those who want the castaway vibe. Its generous all-inclusive package sets the resort apart, allowing families and adults alike to enjoy white-sand beaches, Tiffany’s blue waters, a plethora of activities, and a lively after-dark scene with a limited budget. Guests can enjoy unlimited buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Farivalhu (for families) or Maalan (for adults only), as well as soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic beverages 24/7 /7 and light snacks at Dhoni Bar, Hot Rock Bar and Uthuru Bar (over 18). Of the 286 rooms, the Garden Rooms are the most basic (and affordable).

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Meeru Island Resort & Hot Springs, Maldives

Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Contributions from Deborah Cicurel, Lee Cobaj, Lauren Ho, Jenny Johnson, Charlotte Johnstone, Belinda Maude, Adrian Neville, Natalie Paris, Chloe Sachdev and Tina Walsh

The above prices are indicative prices per person and per night; please note that all-inclusive packages may differ from hotel to hotel. Check the hotel’s websites for more information on what’s included.

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