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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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What to Pack for a Trip to the Maldives: A Complete Guide

From bikinis to sundress, let's uncover everything you need to pack for a short getaway to the Maldives!

Dressing for the Maldives is both about fashion as well as practicalities. This can make packing for the Maldives a little complicated for many. How many bikinis do I need to pack? Do I need an evening gown? Do resorts in the Maldives provide sunblock and sandals? These are all valid questions for a first-time traveller to the Maldives, or any tropical beach destination!

So, here is your guide on what to pack for your next trip to the Maldives.

How many Bikinis do I Need to Pack?

The answer to this question depends on a few factors. How many days are you travelling for? Are you planning to partake in lots of watersports activities? Regardless, the easy route to this answer is, that you can never pack too many bikis to a tropical destination. You can pack 10 bikinis for a 10-day vacation or 20 bikinis to switch things up more often. From experience, one thing about a trip to the Maldives is, that whether it rains or whether it’s scorching hot, beach day never gets cancelled. So you can never pack too many bikinis or beach wear.

It’s not just a practical choice, but packing more beach wear can also free up a lot of space in your travel bag for other essentials. If you’re going on a romantic getaway, we do recommend bringing a few sun-dresses for a nice dinner or cocktail party. Depending on the resort you book, white parties and themed nights are like small festive activities you can dress up for. You can either plan ahead and bring outfits coordinated for white parties or themed nights. But if you don’t have any space in your luggage to pack for these occasions you can always buy a brand new dress at the boutique shops. You can find these in most resorts in the Maldives. In addition to cute sun-dresses and evening gowns, guests can also purchase bikinis, trinkets and jewellery at these stores.

If you’re thinking of going island hopping, we do recommend bringing something more covered up. Unlike the resorts, in local islands travellers are not allowed to wear bikinis (unless there is a specified bikini beach). You can still wear shorts, sundresses and short-sleeved shirts!

Do I need to Pack Sandals for a Trip to the Maldives?

If you have any shoes packed into your luggage, we recommend switching them with your most comfortable pair of sandals. Or you could save more space by not bringing any additional footwear. In almost any resort in the Maldives, guests are presented with a pair of sandals and in-door slippers in the villa. In addition to this, resorts also provide beach bags and beach towels.

Upon arrival, you may also notice that most people just prefer to walk barefoot on resorts. After all, it’s all just sandy and beach in the Maldives! After a long day at the beach, you can always wash off in front of the villa before going in. So, sandals or flip-flops are the least of your worries here.

One addition you might want to make is a sun hat, sunglasses and beach cover-up. This is especially important for those who are new to tropical weather. It’s always best to keep yourself protected, even on vacation.

What are Some Essentials to Bring on My Trip?

Although you can find most things you need at resort shops, if you are someone who sticks to certain brands there are a few things you can bring. In addition to your cosmetics, we highly recommend bringing your favourite sunblock. You can always purchase them in resort shops if you forget. One recommendation when buying sunblock for the Maldives is to ensure it is reef-friendly. This way, you can keep yourself and nature protected at the same time.

Since a trip to the Maldives is often a long journey for many, we also fully recommend getting travel insurance. While this is not the most fun part of trip planning to the Maldives, it is essential. Travel insurance is the best way to safeguard your trip against any mishaps.

Another not-so-fun part of trip planning is thinking about an adapter. It is often a travel mishap that everyone faces. How many times have you been to another country and faced the struggles of not being able to plug your electronics into charge? Whether you’re going to Maldives or anywhere else in the world, getting a universal adapter is always a smart move to make.

Leave your Visa stress behind when you’re booking a vacation to the Maldives. In this country, it’s visa-on-arrival for travellers! As long as you have 6-month validity to your passport and a return ticket, you should be good to go!

If you’re not looking to have a Kim Kardashian moment, stop worrying about what accessories to pack for your trip to Maldives as well. Leave the luxurious pieces behind and embrace the island life. But if you really don’t feel like parting ways with your jewellery, most resorts provide safe boxes for your valuables.

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