The Maldives is considered to be one of the world’s premier destinations for romance, where couples can sit on their private terrace and dangle their feet over the water, lay on fine white sand, and be completely pampered. Its miles of turquoise water, extensive reef system, and unlimited amount of stunning beaches got it a spot on Brides magazine’s The Top 100 Honeymoon Destinations for 2018. It is the perfect destination for adults to get away from it all and immerse themselves in all that the Maldives has to offer.
Surprisingly, for a destination known for romance, there are not a lot of exclusively adult only resorts in the archipelago. In fact, holidays in the Maldives have become somewhat of a family affair, with more and more Maldives hotels offering family-friendly villas and facilities. There are very few resorts today that solely offer all inclusive holidays for adults, with the no children rule becoming something that is scarce. One way that many island beach resorts work around this is by only allowing adults to stay in water villas. Others have separate areas that are completely child-free, creating adults only all inclusive holidays in a completely separate area of the resort.
A way to avoid families on holidays in the Maldives is to go visit during an off season. Staying in a spa resort is another way to enjoy 5 star all inclusive holidays adults only, as these are generally geared more towards romance. Thankfully, there are still a few adult hotels in the Maldives that focus all of their efforts on giving their guests a truly memorable, child-free experience. These are our picks for the best Maldives resorts for adults.
Komandoo Maldive Island Resort
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This is one of the Maldives few adult resorts, and it also happens to be one of the most magnificent Maldives hotels around. The Komandoo Maldive Island Resort is sure to make any couple’s dreams come true, whether staying in a beach villa, a Jacuzzi Beach Villa, or a Jacuzzi Water Villa. In fact, all of their accommodations are completely private and feature magnificent ocean views, a terrace with sun loungers, and coffee making facilities. The Jacuzzi Water Villas even have an espresso machine, and a large wooden deck that sits right over the ocean!
There is a reason why Trips to Discover voted the Maldives resort as one of the 10 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in the World. It could be because of its two fantastic restaurants that will be a treat to all of your senses, or the fact that you can dine underwater at the magnificent 5.8 Undersea Restaurant; located at their sister property Hurawalhi Maldives. Couples that are celebrating a special event can even arrange to have a private candlelight dinner on the beach, enjoying spectacular cuisine while enjoying the sound of the waves, and sipping on a bottle of wine from the fabulous wine menu. Other features of the resort include a serene spa, a great selection of excursions, and an amazing beachfront infinity pool. Click here to see photos and book Komandoo Maldive Island Resort.
Reethi Beach Resort
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Although they do not state that they are an adult only hotel, Reethi Beach do make this a little bit obvious by not having any family villas or activities that will amuse kids. Instead, they offer couples villas right on the beach that boast mesmerizing views of the ocean. They also have water villas that sit right above the lagoon of the small, private Fonimagoodhoo Island. All villas have a partial open-air bathroom, a private terrace with deck chairs, and a king size bed. The water villas take luxury even a step further by adding the parasol and sun loungers, and direct lagoon access. They really do create the ultimate Maldives experience.
This wouldn’t be a top Maldives hotel without a selection of fine dining restaurants, with Reethi Beach ticking all of the boxes. There is a casual buffet-style restaurant, a romantic open-air dining establishment, a poolside café, and a small boutique-style restaurant. This is in addition to the six bars, three of which are set right on the beach! And you won’t have to pay for your drinks if you go with the all inclusive holidays adults only or all inclusive premium package. We can’t mention the Reethi Beach Resort without talking about its water sports center, diving center, sports center, and spa, all of which are remarkable. Click here for current deals at Reethi Beach Resort.
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
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No one under the age of 12 is allowed to stay at this adults only all inclusive resort, which is a place that offers absolute serenity to everyone that sets foot on the property. The minute you arrive at the Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives you will know that you are somewhere special. The entire place oozes luxury, from its sublime oceanfront Thai spa right down to its perfect white sand. Let’s not forget about the sparkling blue lagoon, exceptional restaurants, and serene beachside yoga classes.
There are six accommodation options to choose from, all of which boast phenomenal views of the lagoon. You can also, of course, stay right over the water, as it wouldn’t be a Maldives resort without having water villas. The Premium Deluxe Spa Water Villas are the cream of the crop, featuring an outdoor spa bathtub, a large deck complete with furniture, and direct access to the lagoon. This doesn’t mean that the other Maldives water villas are not just as magnificent; they are. In fact, each and every one of them provides the barefoot experience that the holidays in the Maldives are so famous for. To book a villa at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives, click here.
Meeru Island Resort & Spa
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This Maldives all inclusive resort is not exclusively for adults, but it is split in half so that there is a family-friendly section and an adult-only section. There is even an adult-only restaurant and an adult-only infinity pool. One of the best things about the Meeru Island Resort & Spa is that is boasts a spa that is solely for guests that are 18 and over, and sits right above the beautiful lagoon. It is a multiple-award winning resort that offers Maldives all inclusive holidays with exceptional personalized service. Adults can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, or play tennis, volleyball, or gulf in a serene environment.
The Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the full package, what with its stunning white sand beach, magnificent turquoise water, swaying palm trees, and colorful coral reef. This is matched by the villas that sit right along the water or are floating on stilts right above it. These villas and 100 percent child free, giving adults the serenity that they crave. The beach villas have an enclosed outdoor area, complete with a Jacuzzi, a wooden deck, and lounge chairs. Villas that are set right along the water’s edge have a private deck with access to the beach, while their Maldives water villas have all of these things and more. Like an espresso machine, and private access right into the glistening water. The adult-only area is totally secluded, resulting in a romantic, barefoot experience. Click here to find deals at Meeru Island Resort & Spa.
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
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Although the Kuredu Island Resort & Spa isn’t an adult-only resort, it does have a section of the property that is dedicated exclusively to adults on holiday in the Maldives. In fact, it is such a large property that it has three separate sections; one for families, one for those above the age of 12, and one for adults only holidays. The adult-only part of the resort is pegged the Sangu Resort, and sits at the very south tip of the island. It has its very own bar, restaurant, and pool, as well as a private reception area and a pavilion for renewing your vows. The Sangu area also has beachfront pavilions for couples that want a break from their above the water villa to relax on the picture perfect beach.
Staying in Sangu Resort does not mean that you must sleep floating above the water, as there are also magnificent private Jacuzzi beachfront villas in this area of the resort. Either way, you will be sure to be staying in a chic villa with a secluded terrace that offers sweeping views of the lagoon. You will be in total bliss while you sip on wine right out of your private wine bar while soaking in the Jacuzzi, or lounging and staring out into the sea. For the full romantic experience, stay in a Sangu Water Villa Suite. No matter which villa you choose you will have access to the luxurious wine cellar that boasts over 1,000 bottles of the world’s best wines. Click here to make a reservation at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa.
COMO Cocoa Island
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The COMO Cocoa Island does not advertise itself to be an adult hotel, though it is one of the best Maldives resorts for adults. Nothing can beat the spectacular design of the luxury resort, where the design of the suites and villas are inspired by the gently curved forms of the local ‘dhoni’ fishing boats. Add to that the Kajan thatched roofs, high raftered ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and glossy teak floors, and you are in full design bliss. Let’s not forget about the customized cruises, private yoga lessons, off-shore snorkeling, and intimate private dining experiences. Any adult looking for a fantastic island beach resort will not be disappointed.
There are only 33 suites and villas at COMO Cocoa Island, all of which are set right over the water and connected by a flowing planked walkway. Each and every one of them has its own private terrace with direct access right into the sea. These match the sophistication of the rest of the resort, from its mouthwatering restaurant menu that expertly showcases a mix of European and Indian flavors, to its COMO Shambhala spa. The resort also boasts a meditation area, 25m infinity-edge swimming pool, and a dive center. Stay in a COMO Villa and be charmed by the personalized butler service. To book a suite or villa at COMO Cocoa Island, click here.
Cheval Blanc Randheli
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Designed by French architect Jean-Michel Gathy, Cheval Blanc Randheli opens up the world of French ‘Art de Recevoir’ with its perfect balance of contemporary and traditional inspirations. There is no doubt that this stylish private island resort goes above and beyond luxurious with its modern art, exceptional culinary experiences, and very own Spa Island. Yes, the spa at this Maldives hotel is on its very own island, where the resort’s dhoni sails guests away to a day of pure bliss. On top of that, their Le 1947 signature restaurant is nothing short of exceptional, but you should expect nothing less from a resort that is owned by prestigious wine producer Château Cheval Blanc.
The villas are just as impeccable as the rest of the property, regardless of whether or not you stay in an island villa or a water villa. They also have magnificent Lagoon Garden Villas that offer the best of both worlds; a villa perched on stilts above the water with a lush private back garden. All accommodation options are completely private, with a terrace either right on the beach or above the water. The Water Villas and Lagoon Villas are aimed predominately towards adults looking for an intimate experience, complete with a 12-meter-long infinity pool, outside dining table, and stunning views over the Indian Ocean or the lagoon. This truly is one of the best Maldives resorts for adults. Click here to see more photos or to make a booking at Cheval Blanc Randheli.