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Island Hopping Extravaganza: Maldives Resorts by Boat

There are quite a few resorts in the Maldives which bring unique experiences to travellers. In this country, choices are abundant when it comes to everything from luxury to family-friendly. For many, however, one of the best types of resort are the ones easily accessible. When it comes to the Maldives,t this means resorts that are located so nearby, that you can access them by speed-boat. Embark on an island-hopping adventure like no other with our guide to the top resorts accessible by boat in the Maldives. Each destination promises a unique and unforgettable experience. Here are the top island-hopping resorts in Maldives you should explore on your next visit:


Since its opening, CROSSROADS Maldives has become q popular destination among all types of travellers. Whether you’re travelling solo, looking for a romantic destination or seeking a family-friendly escape, the resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives offer the perfect getaway. This multi-destination spot offers three beautiful resorts for guests who are looking for island-hopping resorts which can be reached by speedboat. In addition to the amazing Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, CROSSROADS also features SAii Lagoon Maldives as well as the latest addition, SO/ Maldives. All three properties are reachable in just 15 minutes by speedboat.

this multi-destination spot is especially popular among layover guests seeking a destination near the airport. At CROSSROADS you can explore a unique resort stay right before your flight or experience a day trip to the Marina as well. In addition to the picturesque rooms and the amazing beaches, all three resorts offer a variety of culinary as well as learning experiences for guests to explore.

Malahini Kuda Bandos

Located just 15 minutes from the International Airport, Malahini Kuda Bandos is the perfect resort, reachable by speedboat. This amazing island-hopping resort in Maldives is perfect if you’re planning to spend a few nights in the city before hopping on a speedboat to the resort. In addition to offering the perfect all-inclusive offer for family travellers, this beachy destination also has some of the most beautiful coral reefs to explore.

Travellers can explore a variety of accommodations and experiences for the perfect Maldives resort holiday. In addition to excursions, diving and snorkelling, the resort also offers amazing spa and fishing experiences. If you’re looking to transfer quickly and directly to your Maldives resort, Malahini Kuda Bandos is the perfect getaway spot for you!

Bandos Maldives

Another picture-perfect resort that is located near the Maldives International Airport is Bandos Maldives. This family-friendly resort is one of the first resorts to be opened in the Maldives. To this day, Bandos Maldives is a traveller favourite when it comes to family getaways. In addition to being located just 10 minutes away from the City, Bandos Maldives has a variety of activities to keep the young ones entertained. Bandos Maldives is the perfect resort for those looking for a hassle-free getaway!

Although it’s located in close proximity to the city and the airport, the resort still offers azure blue waters and the perfect island vibes.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Although this destination is located a bit further than the rest, you are sure to arrive at this Maldives resort in style. Located 40 minutes away, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers a yacht transfer! For many guests, this unique and luxurious mode of transportation is an addition to the resort experience in itself.

In addition to endless views of the oceanic horizon, the resort offers lush greenery and the most luxurious villas you can imagine. Not only does this resort offer the most beautiful stays, but here, the food is like art. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers its guests a myriad of flavours with some of the most unique settings available in the Maldives.

Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is the first resort to operate in the Maldives. The resort is located less than 10 minutes away and offers luxurious stays for travellers. If you’re adventurous enough, you can get an entire island hopping experience by exploring Male’ City, doing a day trip at CROSSROADS Maldives and booking a stay at Kurumba Maldives. In addition to being a more affordable option, Kurumba Maldives also offers the exclusive feel that travellers often seek. Even then, the resort has become extremely popular among families, as the resort is full of exciting surprises.

For the perfect island-hopping Maldives resort experience, you can also find some of the best deals on these resorts. In addition to the close proximity and ease of transportation by speed boat, these resorts offer the most mesmerising getaways.

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Here’s Why You Should Book a Trip to JOALI Maldives!

Just two months ago Georgina Rodríguez visited the Maldives to celebrate her 30th birthday. To celebrate this special occasion, she dropped by to JOALI Maldives, yet another favourite celebrity travel destination. During this visit, Georgina showed Instagram a little sneak-peek into her vacation with her family and kids she has with her long time partner Christiano Ronaldo.

Georgina, however, is not the first celebrity to fall in love with JOALI Maldives. So, here is a glimpse into what made Georgina and other travellers choose JOALI Maldives as their go-to Maldives resort.

Why Choose JOALI Maldives?

JOALI Maldives is the place that people go to in order to discover their joy and reason for living. This luxurious art-immersive island retreat focuses on sustainable glamour. Hidden away in Raa Atoll, this beautiful Maldives Resort can be reached by shared seaplane as well as private seaplane charter. The 40-minute picturesque seaplane ride takes you to a unique island that truly feels untouched.

Spacious Villas to Unwind and Relax

The resort which focuses highly on sustainability and keeping the environment untouched has three different initiatives around coral plantation and adoption. The villas are made to feel like a home away from home, which might be the reason for choosing JOALI Maldives. Guests have the chance to choose from 73 different villas in three categories. Whether you want beach villas, over-water villas or expansive residences, each category offers a spacious setting to enjoy. JOALI Maldives also offers a private butler or Jadugar to accommodate to your every need. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet breakfast in bed, plan a surprise proposal for your soulmate, or host a dazzling celebration, JOALI is the go-to place.

The Joyful Experiences

The island is filled with activities that will make your stay worthwhile. JOALI Maldives not only offers tennis, but travellers can also enjoy padel, the fitness centre, archery, football and marine & water sports. Travellers can also explore amazing Artscape’s, with one-of-a-kind installations and more. The art studio allows travellers to reignite their creativity with interactive projects and workshops.

Additionally, JOALI Maldives also offers immersive culinary experiences, perfectly curated for every traveller. With seven different dining & bar outlets, guests can explore everything from destination dining experiences to flavours of the Maldives, Japanese cuisine and so much more.

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