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Maldives Resorts You Must Visit in 2022

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With the end of 2021 drawing close, we believe it is the perfect time you plan which Maldives resort you want to visit in 2022.

With the end of 2021 drawing close, we believe it is the perfect time you plan where you want to visit in 2022. Booking ahead means you can snag the best deals for your dates. Then you can take your sweet time getting ready for your holiday. And of course, it is one more thing to look forward to in the new year. So treat yourself to a stay at these Maldives resorts in 2022. And book the best of offers here.

1. Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu Maldives

The Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is a hidden gem in the Indian Ocean, the ideal island getaway. Spend your days lounging by the pool under the sun as you sip on champagne.

The property secured the title of The Best Luxury Hotel in the Maldives in the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021. You can choose from various villa options, all with private pools, many located overwater for that ultimate ocean experience.

The pristine Huruelhi Island lies 105 kilometres from the Velana International Airport. You can choose to be transferred to the island by seaplane or domestic flight from Male’ to Maamigili, where the team will greet and escort you on a speedboat ride to your new tropical home.

2. Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Surrounded by crystal clear aquamarine waters, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives offers unparalleled guest experiences. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has previously live-streamed an immersive dive experience in the Maldives, the very first of its kind.

With thatched-wood ceilings and solid wood flooring, each designer suite offers ample seating areas to enjoy the stunning ocean views.

Cinnamon Dhonveli is approximately 16 kilometres away from the Male’ International Airport, a 20-minute journey by speedboat.

3. Diamonds Athuruga

Diamonds Athuruga

Diamonds Athuruga is the ideal resort to discover the Maldives from a centre of excellence. The impeccable attention to detail will make your journey to the isles unforgettable.

So let yourself be charmed by one of the most enchanting coral reefs in the country with the help of the resident marine biologists. The resort’s unique all-inclusive formula allows you to enjoy every second of your holiday in complete relaxation.

If you book early, you have the chance to save! Make your reservation at least 30 days before arrival and take advantage of their early booking rate, which includes an all-inclusive treatment for wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

4. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo

Situated in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo is a stunning overwater resort offering an incomparable setting for your visit to the Maldives.

Your adventure in luxury begins as soon as you step foot onto the island. Choose to travel to the resort by seaplane or boat. Retreat into your suite or villa, where you are met with unbroken ocean views, a roomy private deck, and a private pool.

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or spending time with loved ones, the staff await to ensure you create magical memories at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.

5. Cocoon Maldives

Coccon Maldives

Cocoon Maldives blends the best of Italian design with the stunning natural beauty of the Maldives. The rooms are surrounded by lush greenery, the open-air showers allowing you to truly connect with nature.

The resort is located on the island of Ookolhufinolhu in Lhaviyani Atoll, a scenic 30-minute seaplane journey from the Male’ International Airport.

6. JOALI Being


Set in the island of Bodufushi in the Raa Atoll, JOALI Being is the very first island retreat in the Maldives that is completely dedicated to wellbeing. Each of the resort’s 68 exquisitely designed villas come with a variety of highly personalised amenities. Additionally, each villa has its own butler, called a ‘Jadugar’, to tend to your every need. The word literally translates to ‘magician’.

The numerous wellness facilities present the opportunity to heal, reflect and grow. These range from holistic and alternative, to diagnostic and scientific. Also, professional nutritionists curate fitness regimes and diets for each guest.

7. Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island

Expect the unexpected at Velaa Private Island. Your personal butler works to ensure that every moment is meaningful every minute detail considered.

Velaa redefines comfort with thoughtfully designed villas conceived as a place of effortless comfort; a perfect escape. Designed with endless space, The private residences offer the ideal setting to share your most meaningful occasions with those who matter most.

You can travel to the island either by Velaa’s customised plane on a private charter, or a commercial seaplane. Alternatively, land your private jet at Maafaru International Airport. From there, the island is a 7-minute journey by seaplane or a relaxed 35-minute journey by luxury yacht.

8. Siyam World

Siyam World

Siyam World has reimagined the Maldives with a world of possibilities. Designed with the freedom to roam and engage in an island community, for fun-loving, open-minded couples, romance seekers, families, or larger groups of friends.

Read: Siyam World Reveals the Beach House Collection

The resort is also one of the largest islands in the country boasting a resort and showstopping residences. With an enticing selection of villas, pavilions and The Beach House Collection Residences, Siyam World has something for every type of holidaymaker.

This Noonu Atoll property is a mere 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport.

9. Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is your idyllic palm-fringed paradise. It is the only resort in the remote Laamu Atoll, just a short island flight and a boat hop away.

Also read: Six Senses Laamu Introduces ‘With Love from Laamu’ Chocolate Boxes

Dolphins playing in the warm sapphire waters are a common sight here. The island boasts both inland and overwater villas, and restaurants serving mouthwatering East-West cuisine.

10. W Maldives

W Maldives

Escape to W Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort setting the stage to fuel your lust for life. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool, a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs.

From the moment you step onto this heart-shaped island playground, welcoming infinite days amplified by the only music curator in the Maldives, playful guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisine create a cutting edge lifestyle experience.

Feature image by Velaa Private Island

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Maldives Travel Checklist: Everything You Need to Prepare Before You Travel

Travelling to the Maldives is a dream for many, offering stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts. To ensure your trip goes smoothly, it’s essential to prepare adequately. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventurous solo trip, proper preparation is key to enjoying all that this tropical paradise has to offer. From securing necessary documents to packing the right gear, here’s your ultimate Maldives travel checklist.

Essential Documents and Preparations

1. Passport and Visa

Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Most nationalities receive a free 30-day visa on arrival but check the latest visa requirements on the official Visit Maldives website.

2. Travel Insurance

Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellations, and activities like snorkelling and diving. Especially when you travel to a far-away country, travel insurance becomes extremely important. On some airlines, you can also get additional coverage for delays and missed flights as well.

Packing Essentials


Pack light, breathable clothing suitable for a tropical climate:

  • Swimwear: Bring several sets as you’ll spend a lot of time in the water.
  • Beachwear: Flowy dresses, shorts, and tank tops are ideal.
  • Evening Wear: Lightweight, smart-casual attire for dining in resorts.
  • Cover-ups: Sarongs or kaftans for when you’re not in the water.


  • Flip Flops: Essential for the beach.
  • Sandals: Comfortable for walking around the resort.
  • Water Shoes: Useful for water activities like snorkelling.


  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the strong tropical sun.
  • Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated while reducing plastic waste.

Toiletries and Personal Care

  • Reef-safe Sunscreen: Protect your skin and the coral reefs.
  • Aloe Vera Gel: Essential for soothing sunburns.
  • Moisturizer and Lip Balm: To counteract the drying effects of sun and saltwater.
  • Insect Repellent: Some islands may have mosquitoes.


  • Travel Adapter: Maldives uses Type D and G sockets.
  • Underwater Camera: Capture your underwater adventures.
  • Power Bank: Keep your devices charged during excursions.

Health and Safety


Check if you need any specific vaccinations before travelling. Routine vaccines like Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended.

Activities and Excursions

Snorkeling and Diving Gear

While most resorts provide snorkelling gear, bringing your own ensures the best fit and hygiene. Consider packing a mask, snorkel, and fins.

Waterproof Bags

Protect your electronics and other valuables from water damage during boat trips and water activities.

Final Tips


The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the local currency, but US dollars are widely accepted. Carry small denominations for tips and local purchases.

Cultural Sensitivity

Maldives is a Muslim country, and it’s important to respect local customs. Dress modestly when visiting local islands, covering shoulders and knees.

Local Sim Card

Consider buying a local SIM card at the airport for cheaper internet access throughout your stay. Remember, the key to a smooth and enjoyable trip lies in thorough preparation. Safe travels!

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