Brief Review Of The Top Maldives Holiday Resorts (Part 1)
There are a huge number of resorts in the Maldives to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. Here, we’ll take you through many of the popular destinations. Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Angsana is located in the Ihuru islands (North Male Atoll) and is a short 14 km distance from the capital of Male. The resort contains 45 villas – some of the nice features of these include thatched roofs, individual private gardens and pleasant verandas. Guests can choose between deluxe beachfront villas and standard beachfront villas. Ihuru has a great reputation for having some of the finest house reefs in the Maldives and so is a good destination for those wanting to do a bit of diving and snorkelling.
The spa at Angsana offers a wide range of treatments including facials, massages and various others. Asdu Sun Island Maldives Asdu Sun Island is a three star resort with 30 rooms located in the Kaafu (Male) Atoll. While it may not be one of the more luxurious choices, Asdu Sun Island does offer the usual range of activities including diving, canoeing, snorkelling, fishing and more. Additional facilities include a reading library where guests can take out books to read by the beach plus a video hall and internet surfing. Bandos Island Resort Maldives The Bandos resort has 225 guestrooms of varying types – guests can choose from standard, deluxe, garden villas, Jacuzzi beach villas, and water villas.
The resort is located in the North Male atoll. Bandos first opened in 1972 although it has grown considerably since then to become one of the largest Maldives resorts with facilities to match. For example, just some of the facilities include tennis courts, a coffee shop (and five restaurants), a disco & bar, gym & sauna, pool room, a couple of swimming pools, beauty salon as well as a spa offering massages. The diving facilities are good with a diving school offering diving courses. Banyan Tree Maldives The Banyan Tree is another luxurious resort set in the North Male atoll. The resort offers five different types of rooms from standard to ocean view villas. There’s a choice of four restaurant and bars, a very good spa, and excellent recreation facilities including diving, snorkelling & deep sea fishing to name but a few. Baros Island Resort Maldives Located in North Male Atoll, Baros is just a 20 minute speedboat ride from Male airport. The resort offers three types of accommodation - water villas, baros villas and deluxe villas. There are several bars & restaurants offering a wide selection of continental & oriental cuisines.
The recreational facilities at Baros are huge, and aside from the standard diving & snorkelling options offered at practically all resorts, Baros offers several additional services – badminton, aerobics and cycling are just a few of these. Bathala Island Resort Maldives Certainly one of the smaller resorts located in the Ari Atoll, Bathala is well regarded by divers. The 4 star resort contains 37 cottages and is better suited to those who do not plan to do much other than laze away. Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives Biyadhoo is located on the Kaafu Atoll (South Male Atoll) is a four star resort containing a total of 96 rooms. The resort is highly regarded as a good place for diving and snorkeling. Certainly an island for those looking for water sports and activity in addition to the spectacular scenery that the Maldives offers. Boduhithi Island Resort Maldives This club style resort with over 80 rooms is a particular favourite with Italian clientele. As you would expect, this means a high number of available activities and all the fine Italian dining you can handle. The staff are also predominantly Italian. Boduhithi is located in the North Atoll (Kaafu) and has an official rating of four stars.
Bolifushi Island Resort Maldives Located in the South Male Atoll, about 12km Southwest of Male this 4 star rated resort has three types of rooms – Boli, Beach Villa and Water Villa. The facilities are good and offer diving, snorkelling, scuba diving and plenty of other activities. There is also good Spa. Club Med Farukolhufushi Maldives Set in the North Atoll, this island resort is very good for scuba diving and watersports. The 4-star resort offers a wide range of facilities and 150 rooms. There are two room types – superior, and superior with balcony. Tuition is available for water-sports including windsurfing and sailing while other activities on offer including kayaking, beach volley, soccer, water-polo and more. The resort also offers a swimming pool, spa, arts/crafts workshop, a TV/pool room and more. Coco Palm Resort & Spa Maldives This five star resort is located on the private island of Duikolu (Baa Atoll) and is approximately half an hour via sea-plane from the Capital of Male. The accommodation is highly luxurious and there are four types of rooms from beach villas to the incredible lagoon palace suite.
The resort offers several restaurants and bars, all set in highly tranquil locations and also has a highly recommended spa. Activities and diving are also available with a diving school and plenty of sports such as water-skiing, canoeing, surf-biking, sailing & more. Tennis, badminton, volley ball are also on offer and the resort has a gym too for the health conscious. Cocoa Island Maldives Cocoa Island is a five star resort in South Male Atoll and is approximately 30 minutes from Male via speedboat. The rooms are of a high standard and come in varying types including one and two bed villas, dhoni loft suites and dhoni standard suites. The main activities on offer are diving, water-sports and island hopping. Dhonveli Beach & Spa Resort Maldives Not surprisingly, “Dhonveli” in Maldian stands for “crystal white sand”. This is a five star resort with five different types of rooms that is located on the North Male Atoll. The resort has one main restaurant, the Banana Garden Restaurant but also offers a sunset bar & coffee shop.
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