Some of the resorts in Maldives have been with us since late 70s, Apparently they are still favourite resorts for some of us. such as Kurmba Island Resort, Bandos and Club Med. But many more resorts have joined us along the way, setting up new benchmarks and opening up more choices to choose from such as Underwater restaurant at Anantara Kihavah is the world first underwater wine cellar and among the few underwater restaurants, but it didn't quite surpass the French resort Cheval Blanc - Conceived by architect Jean-Michel Gathy. Then there's golfers favourite tropical forest resort Shangri-La’s Villingili island only the hotel with 9 hole golf course in the Maldives.
See more details for our 3 selections.
1- Anantara Kihavah.
Location: Set on Kihavah Huravalhi, one of the most pristine Maldivian islands, the resort is 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, an unforgettable experience in itself as the plane flies over a string of glowing coral islands and Maldives resorts amidst turquoise waters.Snorkel some of the world’s most treasured reefs within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve,
Anantara Kihavah key features:
80 beach and over water pool villas
6 dining and entertainment options
Award-winning underwater restaurant and wine cellar
Over water observatory
Fitness centre, tennis court, volleyball, badminton, chess, billiards, boxing ring, resort bicycles and swimming pool
Resident Medical Doctor
Elements water sports, dive centre and coral adoption
Children’s club and children’s activities
Spice Spoons - Anantara cooking school
Over water Anantara Spa
Yoga and meditation classes
2- Chevel Blanc at Randheli Island.
Location: Conceived by architect Jean-Michel Gathy, Cheval Blanc Randheli is an invitation to experience French “Art de Recevoir”. In a preserved environment, forty minutes north of Malé by seaplane, pristine waters and opulent vegetation offer Cheval Blanc Randheli an exceptional setting.
Chevel Blanc Key features:
Villas: Island Villas , Water Villas, Lagoon Villas, Garden Water Villas, Lagoon Garden Villas, Chevel Blanc Private Island and Art de recevior.
Restaurants and Bars: The White, The White Bar, Le 1947, Le 1947 Bar, LA TABLE DE PARTAGE - for parties, THE DIPTYQUE - Live cooking theatre THE DEELANI- Over Water and relaxed Alfresco ambience offers Local seafood and mediterranean dishes and CARTE BLANCHE offers what you please to order.
Experience: Spa, Diving, Water Sport Activities, Kids Club and a concept store.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Island.
Location: Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa is the definition of luxury, a place where all experiences are tailored to suit your passions. Located in Addu Atoll From Male International Airport you can conveniently fly to Gan International Airport, which is located just 5 minutes away from Shangr-La by boat, on a domestic Maldivian Airlines flight. Alternatively, you can choose to fly to Colombo and take a direct flight from Colombo to Gan via Sri Lankan Airlines.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Key Features:
Villas: Pool Villa, Deluxe Pool Villa, Water Villa, Ocean Tree House Villa, 1 Bedroom Beach Villa, Two Bedroom Beach Villa, Villa Laalu, and Villa Muthee.
Dinning Options: Dr.Ali’s Kitchen helmed by four specialty chefs, Fahala at Oceans edge serves Mediterranean inspired recipes, and Javu servers world cuisines.
Experience, Spa, Diving, Water sports, golf course, kids club, meeting and events.