The Best Maldives Resort Overall: Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Ranked the highest according to Trip Advisor which is based on actual pundit reviews, the best overall Maldives resort is Gili Lankanfushi. This place has won multiple travellers choice awards and rated the highest by guests. This Maldives Resort is set on its own private island which features 45 amazing over water villas, some featuring glass floors to view the underwater sea-life. The most exclusive choice is to stay overnight in the private residence which can only be reached by boat. There is a dedicated butler service for each of the villas with an impeccable level of service.

Dining at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is incredible and also features two bars; one that is an overwater bar and another by the beach. There is also an underground Wine cellar and Chocolate cave - a perfect choice for romantic dining.

For relaxation, guests can head to for the tranquillity of day spa where multiple over-water treatment rooms await. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives has its own Dive Centre and is close well known diving spots.It is also only 30 minutes away by speedboat from Male International Airport.

The Best Maldives Resort for a Honeymoon: Taj Exotica Resort Spa

Taj Exotica Resort Spa Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a secluded and exclusive island covered with tropical palms and surrounded by a stunningly beautiful blue lagoon. It is a resort that is quite often talked about, particularly and it’s not hard to see why this place is considered one of the best Maldives resorts for a honeymoon.

The accommodation comes in the form of villas which have been stunningly designed with traditional natural beauty and offer spectacular views out into the Indian Ocean. All villas at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa have palmed thatched roofs and sun decks, and some with their own private plunge pools and open air showers. For those wanting to go that extra mile on their honeymoon, there is always the Rehendi Presidential Suite accompanied by a level of service you will not find elsewhere.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers some great wine and dine options. There is a wine cellar that features some of the best wines in the world. There are two restaurants on site that serve up scrumptiously tasty meals. For a romantic touch there are castaway lunch baskets and private dinners which can be arranged on request.

For relaxation, guests can indulge in the day spa where a blend of contemporary and traditional Indian and treatments can be experienced. There are over water spa suites featuring amazing views out to sea, a heat pavilion and a hydro pavilion. There is also a sauna, water beds and relaxation decks.

The Best Maldives Resort for Families: Bandos Island Resort

Bandos Island Resort Bandos Island Resort caters for children with an onsite Child Care Centre and the Kids Club. Together, these places offer an abundance of activities for kids and teenagers where they can learn and explore. Some general activities for the family include windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, board games and table tennis. Kids will simply love snorkelling amongst the sea life of the crystal clear waters. Alternatively, there is a swimming pool with a bar, perfect for the whole family.

There are a wide range of excursions to choose from too. Some of these include island hopping, Sunset Dolphin Cruise, Fishing and Male city tours with shopping. In terms of evening entertainment there is live Music, Karaoke nights, crab racing and movie nights.

Bandos island is surrounded by white sandy beaches and sparkling warm waters. There are a whole range of luxury rooms to choose from, some with their very own private plunge pools.

In terms of dining, there is a relaxing restaurant by the lagoon, another large main restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining, a sea-breeze café, a pool bar and two other bars out by the beach front. There is the option of an all-inclusive package with a large variety of options at the buffet.

The Best Maldives Resort for Business: Hotel Jen (Traders Hotel)

Hotel Jen (Traders Hotel) Hotel Jen (Traders hotel Male) is probably the most luxurious hotel in Male. What makes it convenient for business travellers is its close proximity to the airport and being in the capital of the Maldives. There are also over 100 broadband internet ready rooms with a variety of room choices making it a great choice for the best Maldives resort for business.

Hotel Jen features a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, a spa and a 24hr café. Its interior has a warm contemporary feel with dark wooden floors and mirrored scroll-work. There is also a rooftop restaurant and all day dining.

Many of the local attractions are close by too. These include the Old Friday Mosque, Sultan Park and the famous Fish Markets. Getting to Hotel Jen is made easy as shuttle transfers between to and from the airport is provided.

The Best Maldives Resort for Singles:

The best Maldives resort for singles - so here’s the twist, we wouldn’t actually choose Maldives as a destination for singles wanting to mix with other singles as there are far better places to travel to. The majority of the resorts have bars but the nightlife is very relaxed.