Located in the pristine South Nilandhe Atoll, a scenic 40-minute seaplane journey from Male’, this Maldivian paradise offers 112 private retreats that hover either above crystalline waters, or sit firmly on powdery white-sand beach. At Angsana Velavaru, you will be spoiled for choice: From exciting dives to relaxing massages at the award- winning Angsana Spa, a myriad of activities […]

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PREMIER WATER SUITE Square Footage: 3,272 Rate: From $7,000 Why We Love It: Lighting was key to the full revamp—completed in December—of this magical over-water escape with two swim- ming pools and soothing, neutral interiors. Recessed ceiling lights, LED illumination beneath the bed and an ambient system on the wraparound sundeck set a panoply of moods to complement fairytale sunsets, […]

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Three-Bedroom Landaa Estate Why We Love It: This two-story, three-bedroom estate features not one but two private pools, the smaller of which is situated on the second floor and cascades down into the lower-level main pool, a unique stargazing lounge complete with a powerful NexStar telescope with computer-automated technology, and a 262-foot stretch of sand all your own.     […]


  The Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, Spa Resort & Marina is a luxury boutique resort situated on the privately owned, uninhabited virgin island of Dhonakulhi, in the North Maldives. The marina at Island Hideaway is the first of its kind in the Maldives, a natural harbor formed by the island’s unique reef system. The island itself, replete with rich […]


    OCEAN SANCTUARY Square Footage:2,024, plus 538 of outdoor space Rate:From $2,900   Why We Love It: Unveiled last spring, Jumei- rah’s first Maldives retreat offers the nation’s only over-ocean (versus over-lagoon) villas. Braving the open seas is a cinch in this two- bedroom oasis, where an Apple media center, 42-inch TVs and Wi-Fi keep you connected, while serious […]


Lily Beach Resort & Spa enjoys a worldwide reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and an exotic House Reef just a few meters away from the shore. Located within the spectacular Ari Atoll, Huvahendhoo Island is in close proximity to some of the most amazing dive sites on the planet. After an extensive renovation, Lily Beach Resort & […]

Lily Beach Resort & Spa

One&Only Reethi Rah

Grand Sunset Residence Why We Love It: Opened to guests last fall, this completely secluded residence (accessible via a private road blocked by an electronic gate) is the resort’s largest offering and boasts the longest stretch of private beach on property. Plus, the amenities are seemingly endless and include a centrally located private pergola where you can enjoy spa treatments […]


A spectacular resort located in the North Male’ Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah is of unparalleled style and sophistication and is one of the finest resorts in the world. An ideal quiet or active island hideaway, the resort has 130 luxuriously appointed thatch-roofed villas spread across a free-form 109-acre island for total seclusion and privacy. The Beach Villas are dotted across […]



 VILLA LAALU Square Footage: 10,301 Rate: $9,900   Why We Love It: An exotic art gallery vibe infuses this tropical beach retreat thanks to an exquisite array of wall pieces, artifacts, sculptures and urns adorning its interiors. Nestled amid lush foliage, a timber pool deck faces the turquoise lagoon; indoors, ceilings soar high, bathrooms feature two-person tubs and jetted showers, […]

Spa of the Week: St. Regis Iridium Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just last year, the St. Regis portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts expanded with the addition of a new oasis: St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Set over the blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean, the idyllic property is home to a 19,913-sq-ft wellness sanctuary. With the calm ocean breeze blowing through sliding-glass doors and views of the stunning sea setting […]


Just 15 minutes by private luxury speedboat from Malé International Airport, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives epitomizes boutique island paradise. Exclusive, private and inimitably romantic, the award-winning resort spans the length of a pristine, powder-white beach that gives way to one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. The island itself is lush with tropical plants, its natural beauty […]

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa

Two-Bedroom Beach Suite with Pool (#201) Why We Love It: Set right on the beach facing west for prime sunset views and just a mere 16 feet from the lagoon, this suite captures the essence and beauty of its South Male’Atoll locale. A private courtyard, tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden, and a hammocked veranda further maximize the suite’s […]


THE REHENDI PRESIDENTIAL VILLA Square Footage: 5,381 Rate: $5,500 Why We Love It: A $400,000 revamp, completed this spring, has made this ample accommodation a must-see. From the specially commissioned stingray sculptures that greet guests at the villa entrance to the 500-square-foot suspended sand deck, it’s a picture-perfect paradise. General Manager Girish Sehgal (866) 969-1825

The Rehendi Presidential Villa / Taj Exotica Resort And Spa, Maldives

Viceroy Maldives

Duplex Beach Villa Why We Love It: Looking at it from the outside, the villa is reminiscent of an inverted hull of a Maldivian dhoni, or traditional fishing boat, with its unique rounded roof that comes to a point at one end. And inside, the suite features soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows offering great views, a master bathroom that leads out […]