If you are an avid traveller and love beach holidays, then a trip to the Maldives is definitely on top of the list. The island country of Maldives is home to 1,190 Islands scattered among 26 atolls. Known for its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, abundant marine life, and luxurious stays, Maldives is regarded as one of the top beach destinations to visit for travelers from across the world. A lot of vacationers, beach lovers, honeymooners, and even solo travelers visit this amazing beach island every year from India to witness the enthralling beauty of the Indian Ocean, tropical landscape, best resorts in the Maldives, etc. However, most Indian travellers look for authentic Indian food and a comfortable stay in the Maldives that makes their holiday a memorable one as part of Maldives tour packages. Take a look at the few Maldives resorts that are popular with Indians from our list below.
Paradise Island Resort & Spa
If you are looking for a tropical island holiday in the Maldives with bright white beaches, a lagoon awash in deep blues and aquamarines, and a 5-star setting with excellent service, Paradise Island Resort & Spa is the best place that satisfies all your needs. Opened in 1994, Paradise Island is 1 km long and 230 m wide and has a beach all around with excellent marine life. Locally called Lankanfinolhu, this 5-star property is one of the top places to visit in the Maldives, and multiple Indians visit here every year. The resort offers an idyllic island stay in the Indian Ocean that has spacious bungalows with direct access to the beach to luxury villas with private hot tubs. The Paradise Island Resort boasts a huge range of Indian cuisines so that you don’t miss the food in the Maldives. The resort also arranges special trips for resident guests who would like to go surfing, deep-sea fishing, and explore the nearby coral reefs.
Medhufushi Island Resort
Whether you’re seeking a honeymoon gateway or family experiences in Maldives, then Medhufushi Island Resort is one of the best options to enhance your stay. This 4-star property offers a secluded getaway amidst scenic lagoons in Meemu Atoll. Adorned with coconut trees and tropical flowers, it is a haven for peace and relaxation. Surrounded by the spectacular and shimmering azure blue waters and lush greenery, guests can experience an affordable, laid-back, and comfortable vacation at the resort. The property has 5 types of villas like Beach Villas, Beach Villa Suites, Semi-Detached Beach Villas, Water Villas, and Lagoon Suites. Also, the resort has an outdoor pool, spa, beachfront restaurants, diving centers, gym, and water sports activities including snorkeling, windsurfing, and canoeing.
Kuredu Island Resort
Set on Kuredu Island in the Lhaviyani Atoll, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is another beachfront property popular with Indian tourits. Located just 80 km from the Male International Airport, Kuredu is the only resort in Lhaviyani Atoll and is accessible only by seaplane. This property features 383 accommodation units in the form of Garden Bungalows, Beach Bungalows, Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas, Water Villas, and Private Pool Villas. All rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with all the necessary facilities required to give guests a comfortable and refreshing stay. This resort has an infinity pool, 2 luxury spas, a golf range, 14 dining outlets, a dedicated kids’ club, and a house reef with a shipwreck for excellent diving. This is the only property that features a golf course on the island, and also has one of the best diving schools. Guests can also engage in golfing, snorkeling, canoeing, and fishing.
Accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is located on the private Furanafushi Island in the stunning North Male Atoll. Surrounded by a shimmering turquoise lagoon, pristine white sandy beaches, and swaying palms, this award-winning 5-star star family resort is home to an exquisite collection of room types that range from elegant deluxe rooms to charming cottages and indulging water bungalows and villas, as well as an expansive two-bedroom water suite. The resort features seven restaurants and bars offering a diverse selection of cuisines including the authentic Indian food. Guests can indulge in a signature treatment at the award-winning Shine Spa. Other services are available at an additional charge including diving, motorized water sports, sandbank picnic, snorkeling safari, sunset dolphin cruise, parasailing, fishing, and much more.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel spread across the exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the Maldives. Located just 8 km from Male International Airport, one can reach this property by 15 minutes private speedboat ride. Once known as the ‘Three Coconut Island,’ this tropical isle is adorned with pale white sand and crystal blue waters with tropical flora. This award-winning property features 64 luxurious villas and a large infinity pool with clear lagoon views. With private sundecks and balconies, large villas are decorated with fine wood furnishings and warm colors. Guests can relax with soothing spa treatments at Jiva Grande Spa, enjoy Indian food and lagoon views at the in-house 24 Degrees Restaurant, and indulge in a wide range of water sports including diving, fishing, and windsurfing. For a more adventurous trip, go on a wildlife spotting expedition, snorkel among the coral reefs, or scuba dive to explore the diverse marine life while staying at Taj Exotica.
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
Set amidst 83 acres, Adaaran Select Huduranfushi is an ideal beach resort in the Maldives located in the North Male Atoll. Located near Kani Beach on Lhohifushi Island, the resort is 19 km from Male International Airport, which can be reached by a 30-minute speedboat journey. The resort’s design blends into the lush surroundings that make it a perfect tropical getaway. This property has several room categories that include Garden Villas, Beach Villas, Deluxe Beach Villas, Sunrise Ocean Villas, Family Beach Villas, and Sunset Ocean Villas. In addition, the resort has an outdoor pool and a tennis court. Besides, the entire island is surrounded by Coral Reef and rocks that enables the resort to offer some amazing activities like coral diving, reef spotting, snorkeling, and so on. One of the excellent services of this resort is the serving of South Indian and North Indian food at the in-house restaurant called Indian Pavilion.
Located in Rasdhoo Atoll, Kuramathi Maldives is another major tropical resort in Maldives that is popular with Indians. Catering to all budgets, the resort is known for its villa accommodation that ranges from individual Beach Villas to idyllic Water Villas with Pools. Equipped with all sorts of modern amenities, the property offers a luxury spa, 3 outdoor pools including an infinity pool, and a Jacuzzi for relaxation. One of the best things about Kuramathi resort is its well-preserved reef house that allows visitors to have fun while snorkeling. In addition, the Tandoor Mahal restaurant of the resort offers lip-smacking Indian cuisines, especially Tandoor meals to let travellers feel at home.