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TripAdvisor Travelers Choice: Top 10 Luxury Destinations in the Maldives

When it comes to planning the perfect holiday, it’s always a bit of a challenge to choose from the options you are given. And when it comes to the Maldives, there is a whole array of destinations to choose from; luxury or budget. But you would never know what’s truly behind those picture-perfect memories that are posted online, unless you hear it firsthand from someone who had experienced it. So here’s a roundup of the top 10 luxury destinations in the Maldives, ranked solely on the reviews by travelers!

1. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

“We arrived at our villa and the pictures don't do the place justice. It really is paradise; the scenery is stunning and the villas are beautiful - it's almost overwhelming! The highlight was definitely the staff though - their attention to detail couldn't be faltered! From bringing towels out to us when we got drenched in a downpour to bringing over sun cream after a bike ride! I cried when we left - this is the most perfect place on earth - it cost us a small fortune but worth every penny! Holiday of a lifetime!” – Billie A

“It is not often you fiund yourself in a place that its real life beauty surpasses that of magazines and advertisement you have ever seen. Gili Lankanfushi is a resort beyond any words and expectation. Something truly to be experienced by oneself.” – Holidayrunway

Top Three Reasons to Book: Location, Cleanliness & Service

2. Cocoa Island by COMO

“Cocoa Island provided us the most beautiful fiftieth anniversary experience that we could have wished for – impeccable and gracious service, beautiful surroundings worthy of creating a deeply spiritual experience, five days of plenty to do or nothing to do, culinary experiences fit for royalty, magnificent bungalow accommodations, good snorkeling, etc. The resort met all our expectations and more. From Bruce, the manager, to the dining room staff, to the room staff, everyone at the resort was service oriented. I wish we could have stayed forever!” – Ellen Rosey

“Laid back luxury in a pristine perfect paradise for couples. Treat yourself to a short stay here and the world will seem to realign itself somehow as a serene starry place with no hassles but only indulgences. Simple, stylish, decadence - Como has got this right!” – Roshea

Top Three Reasons to Book: Location, Sleep Quality & Value

3. Soneva Fushi Resort

“This was our 4th time to Soneva Fushi, the resort is truly amazing and one of few places where we really can relax and "disconnect from reality". Service, healthy food and intelligent luxury (ecofriendly) is why this is the place to be! Get a villa with private pool on sunrise side, here is less wind, better snorkeling and a nice view of the horison. Don´t miss Dolphin Cruise, Management Cocktail or Asian Market dining experience!” – Max A

“From the moment we stepped off the plane in Male, the Soneva experience was out of this world. The private lounge at the airport, followed by seaplane, and then the most beautiful boat trip direct to Soneva Fushi. What a stunning island. Lush jungle fringed with white sand beaches and stunning turquoise lagoons. I could not have dreamed up a more spectacular scene.” – Tessaimee

Top Three Reasons to Book: Location, Sleep Quality & Rooms

4. JA Manafaru

“Excellent staff, beautiful resort, great food options, will recommend highly! Our villa host Imran was exceptional, and everyone was serviced to aid in all your needs and very responsive. The over the water villas were breathtaking and tranquil. We went in rainy season but only had a few days of scattered rain and the resort was less busy which likely afforded us the best care possible and tranquility.” – Benjamin John

“We stayed 6 nights in the Sunset Water Villa, at Ja Manafaru for our Honeymoon. Words cannot explain how amazing the whole experience was. We had an amazing Villa Host, named Ahmed Mahmood, who brought the experience together nicely and organized absolutely everything for us and more! Basically everyone at Ja Manafaru was approachable, always smiling and eager to help with even the smallest thing. The staff were always 10 steps ahead of us so we were very well looked after.” – Dominick C

Top Three Reasons to Book: Sleep Quality, Rooms & Service

5. Kandolhu Maldives

“Everything everyone says is true, this is one of those unique places which is better when you actually get there than everything you imagine. We were in a duplex beach villa, definitely the best in our opinion. So relaxing so beautiful. Food is amazing and plentiful, and we went all inclusive which is proper all inclusive, like nice wine, proper cocktails, none of that revolting syrup daiquiri stuff we've seen at other all-inclusive resorts, which we actually normally avoid like the plague. Love, love, loved it, and definitely want to go back.” – Tania W

“My husband and I have just returned from a week at this beautiful island. We would just like to say that we had the most wonderful time there. From the moment that we stepped onto the jetty to the time we departed we were treated like royalty. The island and staff are of exceptional standard and we couldn't wish for anything else. We had a beautiful beach bungalow which was cleaned and replenished daily and provided everything you could wish for. Your staff in the restaurants and bar are always smiling and so helpful. We snorkeled daily and saw spectacular marine life and swam with the turtles which can be seen every day. The island is kept immaculate and all the maintenance staff work so hard” – Roger

Top Three Reasons to Book: Location, Service & Rooms

6. Mirihi Island Resort

“No words can described the whole experience, one whole week we were pampered by the staff and the Management. They take care of every details of our daily schedule, this was not the most luxurious hotels I ever stayed but it is the most value for money. It is exclusive, though it is small comparing to other big and famous resorts in Maldives, but it is the least crowded five stars resort.” – Stanley

“Mirihi is outstanding - world class resort - great water villas, fabulous little island , superb food , and mind blowing diving and snorkeling! To top it off an incredible staff which gives the word hospitality its true meaning! This was my 10th visit.... As usual I left the island knowing I would come back ASAP!” – Es A

Top Three Reasons to Book: Rooms, Sleep Quality & Service

7. Naladhu Resort Maldives

“The best way to have calm, beautiful holiday for those who want to spend with each other as much time as possible without any fuss. Brilliant dinners in comfortable living room in front of the ocean. The only hotel we were already for the second time and plan to visit in future again.” – Alex

“We stayed 3 night in beach house, it's absolutely a wonderful break, we enjoyed the break perfectly. We had a lot of fun, swimming and relax all day. It's peace and quiet, like secret garden. I believe one day we must come back! – Oliver

Top Three Reasons to Book: Location, Rooms & Cleanliness

8. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

“Every time we visit a Four Seasons destination hotel we are so satisfied with the service and the attention to detail they provide. Landaa Giravaaru Maldives has surpassed this and have made our stay very special with the personalised service, amazing location, stunning villas, fantastic food and their lovely lovely people.” – Alice

“The best resort that i have ever visited. Not just the location but the services just put things to perfection. From lounge to lounge transfer, we are always well taken care off with warm welcome and big smile. Room are spacious with very good view of the big ocean. Will definitely visit them again.” – Royston

Top Three Reasons to Book: Location, Rooms & Services

9. Six Senses Laamu

“Six Senses Lamau is a very special place. The staff are so friendly and helpful. They just want to make your holiday perfect. What is lovely about the place is that it is a very relaxed, chilled out place. They give you a bag to put your shoes in whilst on the speedboat to the island and suggest you leave them there for the duration of your holiday. The accommodation is beautiful. The water villas are so well equipped and very spacious. It was lovely having the turtles, fish and mantra rays swim by the villa…I can't wait to return.” – Barbara

“The stay was exactly what you would expect from six senses five star all the way. Perfect service from every single member of staff, without being in any way intrusive. The facilities were excellent and just as new as the last time we visited a lot of time is spent constantly updating the facilities. The food is amazing especially from the leaf restaurant. The whole atmosphere is calm relaxing and feels luxurious. Our Gem, Yasir was particularly good, so ask for him if you go!” – Carter

Top Three Reasons to Book: Rooms, Cleanliness & Service

10. Baros Maldives

“5 days of total relaxation!! Amazing well maintained resort with all facility one can wish!!! Staff always attentive, friendly & professional. F&B creative and consistent. Small issues are taken care of promptly and professionally. Dive center is well managed by lovely owners Ronny and Karin supported by great capable staff. Quality comes to a price but this was truly worth it! We were totally spoilt! Thank you! We will be back and surely recommend you!” – Sarah

“Where can I start, this place is by far the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed. We had never been to Maldives before we researched our Maldives hotel for months, we ended up choosing Baros because of the reviews and the easy transport from the airport. And we undoubtedly made the best choice. The transport was easy and fast from the airport to the hotel, the service was exceptional, our host Shazu was excellent and always available for anything we needed. Rooms are very clean, AC works excellent, the lighthouse restaurant is gorgeous, and snorkeling was incredibly fun. Overall, we left with a smile in our faces, and we didn't want to leave. We are already planning a return in the near future.” – Darnell

Top Three Reasons to Book: Rooms, Service & Location

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