The Maldives

Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in the Maldives

Local currency

Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVF)

time zone

GMT+5

Best months to visit

Though the island nation is warm and sunny year-round, the best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April in order to make the most of the dry season. The monsoon season runs from May to October, peaking around June.

Long favoured by honeymooners, the extraordinary beauty of The Maldives also makes it the perfect destination for a luxury wellness retreat. Let us whisk you away to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, filled with vibrant Atolls bursting with kaleidoscopic marine life darting through coral reefs. There are over 1190 little islands dotted around the Maldivian archipelago, each intimate and otherworldly, with dramatic sunsets and palm fringed beaches. Experience a sense of calm from the moment you step off the plane as life slows into a relaxed rhythm. With exceptional service and indulgent treatments, many of our luxury wellness hotels in the Maldives host an array of experiences that tap into the mind, body and soul. Enjoy days filled with yoga classes beside the sea and treatments with organic ingredients, before gliding alongside manta rays and spotting dolphins, topped off with sensational earth-to-table dining.

Top places to visit in the Maldives for wellness

Baa Atoll

Baa Atoll


Raa Atoll

Raa Atoll

South Ari Atoll and Dive Sites

South Ari Atoll and Dive Sites

A UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve, Baa Atoll is a place of exceptional marine wildlife, making it an ideal destination for snorkelling and exploring the abundance of creatures that inhabit the thriving coral reef. Situated to the north of Malé, the capital, and teeming in luxury island resorts such as The Nautilus, this is the perfect location to indulge in an island paradise getaway.

Reachable via an unforgettable sea plane flight from Malé, Raa Atoll is one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world. Escape to the luxury paradise of JOALI, where villas positioned above the sparkling turquoise waters of the lagoon allow you to get as close as possible to the sensational kaleidoscope of marine life beneath you.

Plunge into the mystical turquoise waters around the South Ari Atoll and immerse yourself in the underwater world of innumerable sea creatures for an unforgettable dive. Each dive site is rich in colourful coral and marine life, from Maaya Thila, Broken Rock, and Banana Reef, to Sun Island, where you can spot manta rays and whale sharks among the reef.

Luxury wellness hotels in the Maldives

 
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Here's 3 experiences to inspire you

Spot dolphins during a private sunset cruise

Spot dolphins during a private sunset cruise

A trip to the Maldives with its spectacular marine life wouldn’t be complete without seeing these friendly creatures leaping from the crystal waves. A truly unforgettable experience, let the rich sunset hues soak into the horizon, turning everything to shades of deep gold on this intimate private cruise, as the dolphins, naturally friendly and curious, swim playfully nearby.

Discover the Indian Ocean with a marine biologist

Discover the Indian Ocean with a marine biologist

The Maldives boasts a vibrant array of rare and beautiful marine life swarming through its Atolls, waiting to be discovered on a scuba or snorkelling trip. Let a marine biologist enhance your experience with their expert knowledge of the fascinating beauty and biodiversity that surrounds you, and learn about sustainability and how best to preserve the wonders of the world beneath the surface.

Sunrise yoga on an overwater pavilion

Sunrise yoga on an overwater pavilion

Switch off your mind and reconnect your soul with nature, letting the dawn of a new day wash over you and refresh you. The peace and tranquillity of sunrise over the endless turquoise ocean is the perfect setting to engage in a mindful yoga practise and express gratitude for the beauty of your surroundings.