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The Maldives successfully enjoys its well-deserved reputation as the best exotic destination in the world. These tropical islands are like pearls of a necklace, which are scattered across the Indian Ocean. For many tourists, the fabulous Maldives with their natural wealth becomes the dearest dream. When it’s time to make your dream come true, the first question you ask yourself is which hotel I should take.

It’s easy to get lost among the myriad of offers. Comfortable accommodation of 5*, 4* and 3* with standard photos of turquoise lagoons and white beaches will make you go deeper into the details. In this article, we suggest you consider the middle link. Hotels in the Maldives, with 4*, can often compete with 5* ones in all respects, both natural and human-made. Below, you will find some of the most sought-after 4* hotels in the Maldives that are worth your attention.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa on Meerufenfushi Island attracts with its well-developed infrastructure. This resort is top-rated among tourists. Meerufenfushi Island, which is quite large, has a good selection of accommodation - beach and surface villas with and without a jacuzzi, as well as rooms deep in the island hidden by the tropics. Guests of the resort can enjoy the comfortable all-inclusive plus system, which provides a wide range of services. The house reef is offshore, so you need to go boating for snorkelling.

Advantages of Meeru Island Resort & Spa:

  • One of the best hotels in the Maldives with all-inclusive plus
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Modern Duniye Spa
  • 4 restaurants: 2 with buffet and 2 with a la carte menu
  • 6 bars
  • Club for children and teenagers
  • Good selection of beach and water activities
  • Wedding ceremonies

Atoll: North Male
Distance from Male Airport: 45 kilometres
Transfer: by speedboat (about 55 minutes)

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 

At Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, you can appreciate the incredibly beautiful coral reef, especially if you are a fan of scuba diving. Vacations on this island hotel are often chosen by newlyweds and couples. There is an all-inclusive plus package available.

Advantages of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa:

  • Nice house reef
  • 4 restaurants (2 with buffet and 2 with a la carte menu) and 4 bars
  • Modern Duniye Spa
  • PADI Dive Centre and courses for beginners from 8 years old
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Special offers for early bookings

Atoll: Ari
Distance from Male Airport: 82 kilometres
Transfer: by seaplane (25 minutes; only during the daytime)

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli

The 4-star hotel by Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts is located on the secluded Helengeli Island. It is an ideal place for snorkelling and diving. The island is surrounded by a pristine house reef with sharks, moray eels and sea turtles, and nearby, you can find more than 20 popular places for spectacular dives. The resort offers its guests a rest with the all-inclusive system, which, in addition to meals in the main restaurant, includes some non-motorized water sports and 2 excursions. Rooms of 4 categories with modern interiors are located on the beach and above the lagoon.

OBLU by Atmosphere offers:

  • Main restaurant with a wide range of international dishes (all-inclusive system)
  • Elena by Atmosphere Spa
  • Dive school with multilingual staff
  • Water sports

Atoll: North Male
Distance from Male Airport: 50 kilometres
Transfer: by speedboat (55 minutes)

Bandos Island Resort & Spa

The vibrant and memorable Bandos Island is not much different from a 5-star hotel. It’s a well-developed resort with a rich house reef and first-class infrastructure. The resort has a wide range of opportunities for a varied holiday, including excursions in the capital of Male located just a few kilometres away. Bandos is suitable for all age categories, regardless of what you expect from the Maldives - drive adventures on the water or quiet comfort. The resort offers many room categories with all amenities, including 2 exclusive oceanfront villas.

Advantages of Bandos Island Resort & Spa:

  • Good location
  • Access to over 40 diving sites
  • Orchid Spa with separate Spa menu for children
  • Free admission to the kid’s club (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • Good selection of excursions

Atoll: North Male
Distance from Male Airport: 7 kilometres
Transfer: by speedboat (10 minutes)

Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort, with its comfortable atmosphere, is located on the small island of Fonimagoodhoo. This calm place is distinguished by a stunning coral garden starting 30 metres from the coast, affordable prices, a variety of cuisine and entertainment. The island hotel has 3 types of accommodation - close to the coastline, on the beach and over the water. All rooms have necessary amenities, including air conditioning and a minibar. The resort has a Spa, dive school and water sports centre. You can also enjoy guided tours to nearby islands and magical wedding ceremonies.

Reethi Beach Resort features:

  • 5 restaurants and 5 bars with a variety of cuisine and drinks
  • About 30 diving spots with PADI multilingual instructors
  • Coconut Spa

Atoll: Baa
Distance from Male Airport: 124 kilometres
Transfer: by seaplane (about 35 minutes; only in the daytime - from 06:00 to 16:00). You can take a domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport (20 minutes) and then a speedboat (15 minutes).

Innahura Maldives Resort

The modern complex Innahura offers excellent service and a wide range of options for those who love active life. The hotel has beachfront bungalows with comfortable options for families. This small, calm island has a pool, a restaurant with buffet breakfasts, 2 bars, a shop and a Spa. There’s also a great house reef on the island.

Advantages of Innahura Maldives Resort:

  • Tranquil atmosphere
  • Water sports
  • Good place for diving and snorkelling
  • Wide range of excursions
  • Weddings and offers for a romantic getaway

Atoll: Lhaviyani
Distance from Male Airport: 145 kilometres
Transfer: by seaplane (about 40 minutes; only in the daytime - from 06:00 to 16:00)

Centara Ras Fushi Resort

One of the two hotels by Centara Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives is located on the small island of Giraavaru, near Male. Centara Ras Fushi is an adults-only resort, so guests must be aged 12 years old and above. This small resort features mainly water villas with all amenities and the house reef. The price includes rental equipment for snorkelling.

Advantages of Centara Ras Fushi Resort:

  • Good location
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • 4 restaurants and 3 bars
  • Modern Cenvaree Spa
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Special offers for early bookings

Atoll: North Male
Distance from Male Airport: 11 kilometres
Transfer: by speedboat (15 minutes)

Sun Island Resort & Spa

It’s the largest island hotel in the Maldives by territory and number of rooms. Opened in 1999, Sun Island Resort & Spa has only been gaining momentum over the years. Today, more than 400 rooms of various categories are available on the island of Nalaguraidhoo. The infrastructure is well-developed. The resort has an excellent selection of establishments and water sports, as well as good conditions for scuba diving and a modern Spa.

Advantages of Sun Island Resort & Spa:

  • Good accommodation selection
  • One of the best areas for diving and snorkelling
  • 5 gourmet restaurants and 6 bars on the island
  • PADI instructors diving lessons
  • Wide range of water activities and excursions

Atoll: South Ari
Location from Male Airport: 113 kilometres
Transfer: by domestic airlines to Maamigili Airport (20 minutes) and then by boat (10 minutes)

Canareef Resort Maldives

The long, green island of Meedhoo, with a length of 4.5 kilometres, is located below the equator. Therefore, the flight by domestic airlines will already be an exciting journey, in memory of which you will be given a certificate for crossing the equatorial line. Canareef Resort has a good selection of beach rooms with all the benefits of modern comfort, as well as spectacular diving spots at the southernmost Addu Atoll in the Maldives.

Canareef Resort Maldives features:

  • Big island with tropical jungle
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Wide range of water sports and excursions
  • Kids club
  • Sanctuaire Spa

Atoll: Addu
Location from Male Airport: 450 kilometres
Transfer: by domestic airlines to Maamigili Airport (1.5 hours) and then by speedboat (15 minutes)

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