The Maldives is one of the most breathtaking islands in the world. Made up of 1,200 islands, its crystal clear water and white sandy beaches have become the ultimate tropical paradise for those looking to escape and delve themselves in the culture and beauty of the island. Here at Berkeley Travel, we offer some of the most beautiful and bespoke luxury holidays in the Maldives. Whether you’re looking for a remote beach shack to a luxury resort, or a luxurious 5 star resort with a private pool, we take a look at some of the island’s most incredible hotel openings.
JOALI, Muravandhoo Island, Raas Atoll
This spectacular hotel is located on Muravandhoo Island up in the northern settlement of the Maldives and features 73 private beach and water villas. The luxurious tropical surroundings offer a uniquely beautiful setting for the perfect beach getaway. With four restaurants to choose from, there is plenty to help you relax and indulge in the local cuisine, including a specially designed dining experience featuring tantelating tastes of South-East Asia, China and the Mediterranean.
With its vibrant scenery and breathtaking landscapes, JOALI is bursting with things to do, from snorkelling with manta ray to exploring underwater museums and Dhoni excursions. Whatever you’re into, this is the ultimate romantic retreat and by far the perfect paradise hideaway.
Baglioni Resort Maldives, Dhaalu Atoll
The Baglioni resort is one of the Maldives’ biggest luxury hotel resorts to open on this tropical island. You’ll find this breathtaking white-sand resort located on the Maagau island in Dhaalu Atoll – just a 40-minute seaplane ride from the capital of Malé. The beautifully designed suites are the perfect choice for those to capture the ultimate sea view – wonderful for a beach holiday. With over water villas snaking out towards the spectacular blue waters, it truly is the picturesque paradise you’ve been dreaming of.
The resort also features a delicious al fresco Japanese restaurant that serves fresh sushi under the stars at night, providing the most romantic of dinner settings for you and your companion. Activities include an array of choices from kayaking to yoga and even pedalo rides – if you’re after a family holiday, this is the resort for you! A dive centre is also located on the resort for your chance to explore those crystal clear waters.
LUX* North Male Atoll
One of the newest editions to the Maldives, this gorgeous stand-out luxury resort that is full of traditional Maldivian culture. With thatched roofs and dazzling penthouse villas, this spectacular resort is designed to provide the ultimate space to play, relax and retreat.
Every one of the 67 double storey villas features a private pool and a magnificent private Sky-Lounge, providing the magnificent of views. Opportunities for drink and dining are available – it features the highest standard of luxury cuisine. Beach Rouge also provides you with a chance to unwind and put your feet in the sand whilst enjoying the wonderful sea-breezy surrounding.
Adventures are endless – this beautiful resort features two lagoon blue swimming pools located on the resort along with a translucent overwater LUX* Me Spa (ideal for a Spa Holiday), a world-renowned diving and high adrenaline water sports. There are also opportunities to hire private yachts or unwind in some renovating Yoga or fitness classes. As the ultimate exclusive paradise, LUX* North Male Atoll is luxury beyond boundaries.
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll
Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen is a secret water island featuring 120 luxury villas and one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Not only does it feature a 200-metre tropical swimming pool but also is home to various beautiful safari-style tented villas, nestled into the exotic island jungle.
As one of the best-rated locations in Vaikaradhoo, Fairmount offers the ultimate romantic and private getaway. Experiences include glorious glamping BBQs and even a jungle cinema for guest to relax and unwind underneath the stars. Dining has never been more luxurious with it’s all day over water Japanese restaurant, sushi bar and sea lounge. Bringing a creative flair and modern Maldivian twist, the romantic dining atmosphere is unmissable for those choosing to stay here.