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Over the past few years, about two dozen new ultra-modern resorts have opened in the Maldives, which meet the highest standards of international tourism. Check out this selection for some of the most attractive Maldivian newest hotels and their offers.

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Varu By Atmosphere

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has expanded with another Maldives hotel on the island of Varu. The resort attracts travelers with a very favorable all inclusive package, which includes not only food and accommodation, but also an extensive list of services during their stay on the island. Varu By Atmosphere has 4 restaurants with buffets, show kitchens and a wide variety of flavors of world cuisine. The resort is suitable for any kind of vacation, whether it is a family trip or a vacation for two. There is a children's club where experienced teachers are engaged in children's leisure time. A multi-faceted vacation awaits you at Varu By Atmosphere. Among the resort's entertainment:

  • Relaxing and wellness treatments at the exquisite Elena Spa.
  • Diving safaris a few minutes from the island, as well as certified scuba diving courses.
  • Trips for amazing snorkeling with manta rays.
  • Dolphin cruises and ocean fishing.
  • Excursions to local residential islands.
  • Stand up paddle boarding, jet skis and other activities on the water.

Atoll : North Male .

Transfer : 40 minutes by sleeping boat .

Varu By Atmosphere
Varu By Atmosphere

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

The young and well-known Hard Rock Hotel Maldives offers not only a standard set of Maldivian benefits, but also an amazing atmosphere that reigns at the resort. All guests' rest is accompanied by stylish music and impeccable service. Here you will find everything to really relax and make an absolute reboot.

At Hard Rock Hotel Maldives you will find :

  • an abundance of restaurants, including the legendary Hard Rock Cafe;
  • entertainment center for adults and children;
  • infinity pool cocktail bar;
  • an excellent selection of beach and overwater rooms, each with a Crosley audio system;
  • Rock Shop boutique;
  • gym and sports areas;
  • SPA-center.

Atoll : South Male.

Transfer : 20 minutes by sleeping boat .

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

Dhigurah Island is a combination of luxury, comfort and amazing tropical landscapes. The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah is considered one of the largest in the Maldives. The island is surrounded by greenery and there are more than enough places to explore. The resort is connected by a bridge to the neighboring private island of Falumafushi, doubling your list of vacation adventures. The visiting card of the luxury hotel is the luxurious and very spacious villas with swimming pools and wide terraces.

The resort has 3 restaurants and 2 bars, a kids club, a diving center, and The Spa by Clarins, an exquisite health and rejuvenation complex. A wide variety of water activities is included.

Atoll : Gaafu Alifu .

Transfer : 1 hour by domestic plane and 5 minutes by spinboat to Dhigurah Island .

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

In the summer of 2019, another luxury resort in South Male opened its doors to tourists. This is the Waldorf Astoria Maldives on Itaafushi Island. The 5-star resort's first-class infrastructure leaves no room for boredom. There are as many as 11 restaurants, a spa, a diving center and its own water park. Other entertainments include offsite snorkeling and diving on the best sites of the atoll.

The resort has its own wedding pavilion, which hosts Maldivian vow renewal ceremonies and professional photo shoots. Luxurious overwater and beachfront villas pleasantly surprise you with the highest level of comfort and luxury in the middle of the ocean.

Atoll : South Male.

Transfer : 40 minutes by speedboat.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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Baglioni Resort Maldives

A real Italian tropical charm is Baglioni Resort Maldives. The resort is located on the beautiful Magau Island with a wide lagoon and rich house reef. Not only nature attracts guests to the island, but also high-level service, as well as the impeccable reputation of the Italian hotel chain Baglioni. The modern resort offers its guests:

  • Luxurious apartment in Italian style.
  • A wide range of water activities, which include diving, snorkeling, boat trips and water sports.
  • Scuba diving courses with experienced instructors from a prestigious PADI Dive Center, including lessons for children ages 8 and older.
  • Relax and wellness with Maldivian traditional spa rituals at the Garden Spa.
  • A variety of dining options at the island's 4 restaurants, including Italian, Japanese, Maldivian and international cuisines.
  • Entertainment and educational leisure for children from 3 to 12 years old in the children's club of the resort.
  • First-class wedding planner services and unforgettable romance.

Atoll : Dhaalu .

Transfer : 40 minutes by seaplane.

Baglioni Resort Maldives
Baglioni Resort Maldives

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Innahura Maldives Resort

Winner of many prestigious tourism awards in the Maldives - Innahura Maldives Resort. It is a luxury resort in Lhaviani Atoll that has attracted the attention of tourists from all over the world since its inception in 2019. A carefree vacation is spiced up here with cheerful Maldivian evenings. Innahura cares very much about the variety of leisure activities for its guests, so every day here will be filled with vivid impressions.

What you can do at Innahura Maldives Resort:

  • learn windsurfing, kateboarding and stand-up paddling with Ocean Watersport instructors;
  • scuba diving and snorkelling on a coral reef;
  • take a dhoni boat cruise;
  • visit a desert island and local villages;
  • boost vitality during revitalizing treatments at the modern Duniye Spa;
  • enjoy culinary delights of international cuisine in the main restaurant with buffet meals;
  • spend romantic evenings at a table on the beach;
  • order a wedding ceremony and give your feelings a second wind.

Atoll : Lhaviani .

Transfer : 40 minutes by seaplane.

Innahura Maldives Resort
Innahura Maldives Resort

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Faarufushi Maldives

A fresh twist on the Maldives resort business is the modern 5-star Faarufushi Maldives, located on the protected island of Raa Atoll. This is the place for discerning guests who value minimalism in luxury and total privacy. A very small resort for a couple of years of existence was awarded the Travelers' Choice 2021.

What is there at Faarufushi Resort :

  • 80 luxurious rooms on the beach and over the lagoon and a royal residence on the shore.
  • 4 restaurants with varied cuisine.
  • The luxurious Nika Spa offers traditional Maldivian therapies and exclusive natural cosmetics.
  • Fitness center, gym, yoga lessons and other opportunities to keep fit while on vacation.
  • Beauty salon and spa boutique.
  • Marine Biology Center and guided educational dives.
  • Diving Center and PADI Certified Courses.

Atoll : Raa .

Transfer : 50 minutes by seaplane or domestic plane.

Faarufushi Maldives
Faarufushi Maldives

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Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Among the small boutique hotels in Raa Atoll, there is another young resort on the idyllic island of Fasmendu. This is the Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, which, after its opening in the summer of 2019, made a splash. Today it is ranked in the 1% of the most beautiful resorts in the world based on traveler reviews and is the winner of the Travelers' Choice 2021 Best of the Best.

An ultramodern eco-hotel, all buildings of which are made of natural materials. Another plus - the resort has a unique all inclusive deluxe catering concept, which allows you to enjoy all the culinary proposals.

Emerald Maldives is a great option both for families with children and for honeymoons. Leisure at the resort will be very varied. At your service:

  • beach and overwater villas with contemporary Maldivian interiors;
  • live coral reef with rich fauna;
  • Diving Center with PADI Scuba Diving Training Programs;
  • gourmet restaurants on the beach and in the green jungle;
  • an authentic Balinese-style spa;
  • water sports center;
  • kids club with a playground and organizing fun activities;
  • gym and tennis courts.

Atoll : Raa .

Transfer : Domestic flight to Ifuru Island (30 minutes) and 15 minutes by Speedboat , or 40 minutes by seaplane directly to the resort.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

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Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru is located in Baa Atoll, an unforgivable region not to see. This is the territory of the Maldives Biosphere Reserve, protected by UNESCO. On a beautiful reef island with white beaches and tropical thickets, unrivaled service and comfort of the highest level await you. There are tremendous opportunities here to explore the nature of the Indian Ocean. A fabulously beautiful house reef will give you a lot of meetings and impressions. On the islands of Baa Atoll, from May to November, there is a high probability of encountering manta rays.

Vakkaru Maldives offers luxury residences and stunning overwater and beachfront villas amidst tropical greenery. The resort also has a modern spa complex on stilts over the lagoon, a kids club for the leisure of young tourists, an entertainment center for the whole family, and an abundance of establishments for real gourmets. It is the perfect island to celebrate special dates and romantic adventures.

Sea activities on the island of Wakkar will appeal to all lovers of activities, here you can:

  • go on a sunset cruise and watch dolphins;
  • learn scuba diving on a house reef in the company of experienced instructors;
  • visit the most iconic dive sites of the Baa Atoll;
  • watch manta rays during a snorkeling excursion in Hanfaru Bay;
  • get on the most exciting deep sea fishing.

Atoll : Baa .

Transfer : about 30 minutes by seaplane. Or : 20 minutes by domestic flight and then 30 minutes speed boat to the resort.


Vakkaru Maldives

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Not only to the south, but also to the north of the capital, Male, there are excellent island resorts. One of the fresh ones is Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi 5 * on Shaviyani Atoll. This place offers guests true Maldivian luxury, both in terms of service and luxury of privacy. If you want to rest from everyone - you are here. Maldivians call this piece of Maldives “secret water island”. The resort has one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives and long paradise beaches. The visiting card of the island is the Coralarium - a semi-submerged gallery with art installations created from coral.

Fairmont Maldives has an excellent selection of Maldivian-style rooms. A full range of comfort and amenities awaits you both on land and on the water. Check out the hotel's exclusive offer - Luxury Tented Villa - an extraordinary island retreat in the tropics.

Entertainment at the resort :

  • large outdoor pool;
  • prestigious spa complex with treatment rooms, gym and fitness classes;
  • several restaurants with varied cuisine and an authentic bar;
  • diving and snorkeling on the house reef;
  • sea cruises;
  • water sports.

Atoll : Shaviyani .

Transfer : about 55 minutes by seaplane. Or: 50 minutes by domestic flight to Hanimadu Island and then another hour by speed boat to the resort.

Vakkaru Maldives
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

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Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

A small coral island in Vaavu Atoll, which was recently uninhabited, is now occupied by the new 5-star Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts. A water paradise favored by surfers and divers. The hotel has only 90 villas. Both the beachfront and overwater rooms offer guests proximity to the ocean and a laid-back escape from the hustle and bustle.

Among the proposals of the resort the Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives :

  • two restaurants with international dishes and exclusive seafood;
  • lounges and beach bars;
  • a spa with ancient therapeutic and tonic rituals;
  • stunning house reef ideal for spectacular snorkeling;
  • diving excursions and swimming with sharks;
  • encounters with playful dolphins during sunset cruises on the doni boat;
  • acquaintance with the Maldivian culture, visiting a residential fishing village;
  • romantic boat trips.

Atoll : Vaavu .

Transfer : about 1 hour by speed boat or 25 minutes by seaplane.

Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

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Rahaa Resort

A new resort in Laamu Atoll was opened on a green island with an unusual shape in 2019. The land borders the Rahaa Lagoon, creating a natural sea lake that can be seen from all the villas in the hotel. A must visit for its stunning natural environment combined with modern comforts. The 4-star Rahaa Resort offers the ideal setting for an island getaway.

Infrastructure res ort :

  • designer villas with ocean and sea lake views;
  • diving center;
  • spa complex;
  • water sports center;
  • a restaurant and two bars.

All rooms on the island have a private beach area, spacious terraces and modern interiors, including a semi-open backyard bathroom.

The hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway. It organizes fabulous Maldivian wedding ceremonies, vivid photo shoots, private dinners on the beach and picnics on uninhabited islands.

Rahaa Resort is a small, but entertainment and excursions will be enough for the whole vacation. Enjoy diving at 20 of Laamu's top dive sites, snorkeling equipment, windsurfing, catamarans, kayaks and jet skis.

Dolphins can often be seen in the waters of the atoll, so sea cruises are in the first place here. Guided excursions, including cycling around Laamu Gan Island and trips to the local fish factory, are just as exciting.

Atoll : Laamu .

Transfer : from Male by local airlines to Caddu Island (45 minutes), then about 20 minutes by speedboat to the hotel.

Rahaa Resort
Rahaa Resort

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