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Luxury Maldives Resorts Reachable by Speedboat from Malé

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi - 40 minutes by luxury yacht

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Overview

Escape to the unforgettable surrounded by the white sands and crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. At Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, 11 celebrated dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary, and activities for all generations invite you to tropical paradise. 119 reef, beach, and overwater villas span across three islands with a wealth of luxuries and experiences to discover.

Resort Highlights

  • Awarded Five Star in the Forbes' Travel Guide 2023 Award, given to outstanding and iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.

  • All 122 villas are set in private enclaves with large pool and expansive ocean views, spanning across three islands

  • Indulgence of choices provided by culinary excellence and innovation to please every palate, with 11 exceptional speciality dining venues

  • Young guests can indulge in endless fun with an exciting water recreation area, and educational activities.

  • World-class facilities and unique amenities designed for all guests of all ages, with a team of dedicated concierge on hand to create a memorable holiday

  • The Stella Maris Ocean Villa is an exquisite duplex for the ultimate exclusivity and intimacy, accessible only by a traditional Dhoni

  • Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi Private Island, an independent private island with its own facilities, is the largest in Maldives and can accommodate up to 24 guests

Read our full write-up on Waldorf Astoria Maldives here


Ritz-Carlton Maldives - 45 minutes by luxury speedboat

Ritz-Carlton Maldives Resort Aerial Overview

The legacy of The Ritz-Carlton has finally arrived in the Maldives, bringing in its century-old heritage and embracing the spirit of the Maldives. Located on the Fari Islands - an archipelago featuring three luxury private resorts and a marina village.

With just a short 5 minutes boat transfer, you'll arrive at the Fari Marina Village, built around with a vibrant Fari Beach Club, high-end boutiques, art studio, and a selection of upscale restaurants located on Patina Maldives. Guests staying at Ritz-Carlton Maldives will enjoy complimentary shuttle to and fro the Fari Marina Village.

Resort Highlights

  • Awarded Five Star in the Forbes' Travel Guide 2023 Award, given to outstanding and iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.

  • Set above azure waters or nestled along beach coves, the 100 elegantly designed villas by renowned Kerry Hill Architects blend island living with modern design

  • Relish in the vibrant culinary scene with 7 restaurants and bars, showcasing global cuisines and wondrous views

  • Receive personal attention and curated itineraries from your personal Aris Meeha butler

  • Indulge in a personalised wellness experience at the spa sanctuary that features organic treatments, relaxation lounges, salons and a boutique

  • Take a short boat transfer to Patina Maldives’ Fari Marina Village, and discover a myriad of luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment facilities

  • Partake in exciting water and land-based activities such as snorkelling, tennis, parasailing and more

  • Young guests can engage in a host of daily activities including sports and arts & crafts, set within the futuristic indoor & outdoor club for kids and teenagers

Read our full write-up on Ritz-Carlton Maldives here


Patina Maldives - 45 minutes by luxury speedboat

Patina Maldives is a radical and new resort of a unique and radiant character, offering guests the innate beauty of its precious location with one hand and a host of happenings with the other. Guests are free to choose between privacy and seclusion, exploring a triptych of luxury resort islands, and embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the archipelago's communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club. Guests staying at Patina Maldives will also enjoy complimentary shuttle to and fro The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

Resort Highlights:

  • Awarded Five Star in the Forbes' Travel Guide 2023 Award, given to outstanding and iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.

  • Designed by renowned architect, Marcio Kogan from Studio MK27, there are 90 exquisitely appointed Beach and Water Pool Villas

  • The island is home to the Fari Marina Village, a 20-berth Marina and Social hub with a myriad of restaurants and social happenings

  • A dedicated Patina Essentialist butler is on hand for your every need - from itinerary planning to personal wants

  • Enjoy a handpicked ensemble of conscious cuisine with 12 different dining concepts across the resort

  • Headed by 2 Michelin Star Chef, Nich Bril, the Fari Beach Club is the resort’s beachfront entertainment centre with multi-sensory dining & entertainment experiences

  • Discover a myriad of luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment facilities at the Fari Marina Village

  • Immerse in holistic wellbeing at the FLOW spa, with intelligence-led and bespoke spa programmes

  • Keep your little ones entertained with a host of dedicated kids facilities and offerings at their Footprints Kids' Club

  • Complimentary introductory courses to swimming, snorkelling, surfing for children aged under 12 years old

Read our full write-up on Patina Maldives, Fari Islands here.


One&Only Reethi Rah - 50 minutes by luxury speedboat

One and only reethi rah overview aerial

Set on one of the largest private islands and stretching across six kilometres of secluded coastline in North Malé Atoll, this superb all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of style, truly unique experiences and endless activities to discover. Located about 700km southwest of Sri Lanka, the resort is surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, making it a jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands. The resort's location is so far removed from reality that it commands its own time zone. Set one hour ahead of Male's timezone, guests will get an extra hour of daylight, allowing you to enjoy cocktail hour while watching the renowned sunset.

Resort Highlights

  • Awarded Five Star in the Forbes' Travel Guide 2023 Award, given to outstanding and iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.

  • Six kilometres of private coastline with 12 pristine beaches of silky white sand and two picturesque swimming pool

  • Every single villa and residences are uniquely located and discreetly placed for unprecedented full privacy and seclusion

  • Their signature KidsOnly and OneTribe programmes are carefully tailored to families with younger guest

  • Hang out at the trendy beach club with activities and entertainment for all ages including an Art Studio, a climbing wall and an indoor golf simulator

  • Enjoy outdoor facilities include two floodlit tennis courts and a FIFA approved synthetic football field

  • An exciting curation of eight incredible dining, bar and lounge options set in breathtaking ocean venues

  • Indulge in more than 500 labels of exceptional wines from the world’s finest wineries

  • A diver’s paradise with 2,000 species of fish found amidst incredible coral reefs

Read our full write-up on One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives here.


Huvafen Fushi - 35 minutes by luxury speedboat

With fewer than 50 rooms and Thakuru butler service, Huavafen Fushi is a luxury five-star resort that epitomises the intimacy of an idyllic private island getaway. They are the benchmark for awe-inspiring tropical life. Plunge into aquamarine waters within an hour of landing, explore the North Malé atoll house reef and revel in spectacular Maldivian horizons while expanding your own.

Resort Highlights:

  • Proudly part of the illustrious Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) family, Huvafen Fushi offers a collection of 46 private bungalows and pavilions that epitomise legendary quality, style and service

  • Each private sanctuary has its plunge pool and its own unique allure

  • Convenient 35 minutes’ speedboat transfer from the international airport, in an unrivalled location with pristine views under no flight or boat path

  • A Thakuru personal assistant will welcome you the moment you arrive and is never more than a phone call away - from planning activities to spa and dinner reservations

  • Enjoy the dynamic culinary landscape featuring a myriad of dining choices, highlighting global cuisines and breathtaking vistas

  • Slip beneath the turquoise waves and discover a secret sanctuary – the world’s first underwater spa.

  • As Maldives’ first underground wine cellar, Vinum holds one of the largest collections in the Indian Ocean with more than 600 labels and 5,000 bottles

  • Relish the chef’s table experience at each of Huvafen Fushi's restaurants, by the infinity pool, in a cosy corner or under a starry sky on a private sandbank.

  • Partake in exciting water and land-based adventures such as snorkelling in the resort house reef, scuba diving, whale shark watching and more

Read our full write-up on Huvafen Fushi Maldives here.


Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa - 25 minutes by speedboat

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Kuda Huraa Overview

Gently rising from a sheet of turquoise, it’s hard to tell where ocean ends and sky begins at Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa. Located on the North Malé Atoll, in the tranquil turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, discover the welcoming embrace of a lagoon, flower gardens, a private spa island and spacious new Beach Pavilion hideaways in a charming village setting.

Resort Highlights

  • Awarded Five Star in the Forbes' Travel Guide 2023 Award, given to outstanding and iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.

  • The resort features three stunning swimming pool - a 1269 sqm free-form freshwater infinity pool, adults-only pool and a kids pool

  • Choose from a wide range of overwater and beach accommodation option to suit you and your family's needs

  • Offering a complimentary daily programme of sports, crafts and games for 4 to 12 years old, the Kuda Mas Club keeps youngest guests entertained during their holidays

  • The newly refurbished Island Spa is also one of the only few spa in the Maldives located on its own private isle; just a minute's sail by dhoni across Kuda Huraa's lagoon

  • Indulge in 6 diverse restaurants and bars spread across an awe-inspiring setting

  • For the adventurous, partake in a myriad of exciting water sports with complimentary snorkels, masks, fins, kayak, catamaran sailing and windsurfing gear.

  • Their recreation experts will guide you through one of the world's most incredible marine habitats with dolphin cruises, turtle or shark safaris, fishing trips and snorkel adventures of all kinds.

Read our full write-up on Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa here


Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali - 45 minutes by speedboat

Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali is the latest addition, revealing the transformation of Olhahali island into one of the Maldives’ most innovative resorts. Coming in at an admirable 4th place in prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award - Indian Ocean Category, the former LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas is contemporary in design and provides a stark contrast to the more traditional take on island life.

Resort Highlights

  • Dotted around the island are gorgeous contemporary, two-storey villas, each with a pink-rimmed infinity pool and a 120 sqm private rooftop

  • The lavishly designed Beach and Overwater Retreat is a three-level penthouse sanctuary for up to 8 guests

  • Experience a sublimely sensory dining experience with eye-catching interiors at their restaurants and bars

  • A kids club provides engaging programmes for little ones with expert supervision

  • The resort is located in a prime location to experience Maldives’ most celebrated dive sites, including an

  • extensive private lagoon with accessible house reef

  • During the breezier months, the waters around the Atoll are the perfect playground for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kite surfing

  • Take the world of land and sea activities to a new and exciting level with their extensive range of equipment and activities, from kite-surfing to jet skiing

Read our full write-up on Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali here


Gili Lankanfushi Maldives - 20 minutes by speedboat

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Gili Maldives

Newly re-opened 1st December 2019, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll, with the surrounding teeming with marine life. With a uniquely laid philosophy, Gili Lankanfushi is one of Maldives' best-loved resorts. Fusing rustic design and unparalleled service with awe-inspiring natural surroundings, Gili Lankanfushi is one of the pioneers of ethical, sustainable, barefoot luxury in the Maldives.