Top 10 hotels in Dhaalu Atoll

May 15, 2024

Imagine sinking your toes into pristine white sands and turquoise lagoons at Dhaalu Atoll, one of the Maldives’ most romantic destinations. Discover the best deals, read authentic guest reviews, and book your dream resort in this idyllic paradise.

Located in the southern Maldives, Dhaalu Atoll offers endless horizons where azure skies meet sparkling oceans. Adventure awaits both above and below the water. Though the selection of hotels is limited, the options are among the best, including three top-rated water villas.

For a luxurious escape, choose from 5-star resorts like St. Regis Vommuli, Baglioni Resort Maldives, and Niyama Private Islands, the latter boasting a 24-hour spa and the world’s first underwater nightclub. Expect top-notch facilities, impeccable service, and fabulous food. Experience the magic of Dhaalu Atoll.

Check this list of the best hotels to stay in Dhaalu Atoll.

Angsana Velavaru

Angsana Velavaru

Price: $US 700-1,100/night
Transfer fee: $US 530/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, standalone water villas, honeymoon, SPA

Angsana Velavaru, situated in the stunning Dhaalu Atoll of the Maldives, is just a 35-minute seaplane ride from Velana Airport. Nestled on the idyllic Velavaru Island, aptly named “Turtle Island,” the resort boasts pristine white beaches and a breathtaking lagoon with crystal-clear turquoise waters displaying an array of blue and green hues. Ideal for honeymoons, romantic getaways, or family vacations, Angsana Velavaru offers a luxurious retreat for those with discerning tastes. The resort features 113 villas, including 79 island villas and 34 InOcean Villas, each providing spectacular views and direct access to the Indian Ocean.

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Baglioni Resort Maldives

Price: $US 1,100-2,600/night
Transfer fee: $US 480/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, couples, honeymoon, SPA

Nestled amid the shimmering sapphire waters and powder-soft sands of the Dhaalu Atoll, Baglioni Resort Maldives is a dreamy escape for honeymooners and families alike. Located on the picturesque island of Maagau, this exclusive resort features 96 luxurious villas and is renowned for its unique blend of Maldivian beauty and Italian hospitality. Opened in March 2019, Baglioni Resort Maldives offers guests a bespoke stay on one of the most breathtaking islands in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by clear waters brimming with vibrant marine life and thriving coral reefs, the resort is described as “Paradise with Italian grace” on the company’s website.

Indulge in the vastness of the Indian Ocean and find serenity beneath a swaying palm tree. This is just one of the unique experiences awaiting you at Baglioni Resort Maldives. With a focus on Italian design and gourmet cuisine, this chic retreat provides an unforgettable blend of sport, relaxation, and prestigious dining to cater to its discerning international guests. It’s a slice of paradise, embodying the true elegance of Baglioni Hotels.

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Kandima Maldives

Price: $US 400-600/night
Transfer fee: $US 420/adult
Best for: family, couples, honeymoon, food

Welcome to Kandima Maldives, where pristine beauty meets vibrant modernity. Picture wild beach club parties, diverse dining options, and even spotting dolphins from your bathroom! Unlike typical honeymoon resorts, Kandima is perfect for sports lovers, party-goers, and active families, offering a variety of accommodations from affordable studios to luxury pool villas.

Located in Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima boasts 266 stylish studios and villas, each with a private terrace and tropical views. This four-star plus resort features the Maldives’ largest pool, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio, and a spa.

Enjoy endless activities including watersports, diving, snorkeling, yoga, Zumba, biking, beach volleyball, petanque, and arts and crafts. Kandima Maldives offers a unique, unforgettable island experience for everyone. Pack your bags and explore the ultimate island escape!

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Niyama Private Islands

Price: $US 900-2,900/night
Transfer fee: $US 530/adult
Best for: eco-friendly, family, couples, honeymoon, SPA

Welcome to Niyama Private Islands Maldives, where barefoot luxury meets tropical paradise. With two distinct realms catering to families and couples, lush beaches, and crystal-clear waters, it’s an escape like no other. Indulge in modern Maldivian design, from open-air showers to underwater dining.

As a cherished offspring of Anantara, Niyama inherits a legacy of exceptional service and design, yet stands out with its diverse array of entertainment and activities. Ideal for honeymooners, families, and adventure seekers alike, the resort promises endless vistas of the ocean’s splendor, exhilarating boat trips, and thrilling water sports.

Savor haute cuisine across two islands, where culinary adventures unfold amidst treetop vistas, beneath the ocean’s surface with Champagne breakfasts, amidst jungle settings with tribal cuisine, and on the shores at the signature restaurant, Edge. Niyama Private Islands Maldives invites you to immerse yourself in unparalleled luxury, where every moment is a celebration of life’s beauty.

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RIU Atoll Maldives

Riu Atoll Maldives

Price: $US 300-450/night
Transfer fee: $US 340/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, family, food, SPA

Dive into the epitome of luxury and adventure at Riu Atoll, a breathtaking All-Inclusive paradise nestled in the heart of the Maldives!

Located in the pristine Dhaalu atoll, just a scenic 40-minute domestic flight away from Velana International Airport followed by a short 10-minute speedboat ride, this resort is a seamless blend of tranquility and excitement.

Unveiled to the world in the summer of 2019, Hotel Riu Atoll boasts 264 stunning villas, including 36 lavish suites perched over the mesmerizing Indian Ocean.

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other, as the talented chefs whip up delectable delights guaranteed to tantalize your senses.

For the thrill-seekers, the resort offers an array of water sports activities such as kayaking and paddle surfing, ensuring non-stop excitement throughout your stay.

And let’s not forget the little explorers! The RiuLand kids’ club is a haven of fun-filled activities tailored just for them, ensuring they have the time of their lives while you relax and unwind.

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RIU Palace Maldives

RIU Palace Maldivas

Price: $US 400-600/night
Transfer fee: $US 340/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, couples, food, SPA

Discover the epitome of luxury and relaxation at Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas, where contemporary elegance meets the tranquility of a pristine beach environment. Nestled on the secluded island of Kedhigandu in Dhaalu Atoll, this exquisite 5-star resort promises an unforgettable escape with its all-inclusive 24-hour service and a plethora of indulgent amenities.

But the allure of Riu Palace Maldivas extends beyond its lavish accommodations and scenic vistas. With its sister property, RIU Atoll, just a leisurely stroll away on the neighboring island of Maafushi, guests can enjoy access to even more amenities and activities. From delectable dining options offering a diverse range of cuisines to a well-equipped gym and steam bath for relaxation, every aspect of your stay is meticulously curated for your comfort and enjoyment.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat for two or a fun-filled family getaway, Riu Palace Maldivas offers the perfect setting for your dream vacation. Come experience the ultimate in barefoot luxury in the Maldives at Riu Palace Maldivas – where every moment is designed to exceed your expectations.

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Price: $US 900-1,800/night
Transfer fee: $US 490/adult
Best for: premium all-inclusive, couples, family, food, SPA

Discover the premium All-Inclusive retreat, Sun Siyam Iru Veli, nestled in the Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. Ideal for honeymooners and family getaways, this 5-star resort boasts 125 luxurious suites, both overwater and on land, each with private pools and stunning ocean views. Embracing the laid-back elegance of the Sun Siyam brand, the resort offers a vibrant atmosphere with a range of amenities including a spa, diverse dining options including an overwater restaurant, and exciting ocean activities like snorkeling in the nearby reef.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli provides a signature premium all-inclusive experience, covering dining, drinks, shisha experiences, wines from the cellar, and even champagne breakfasts. Guests can also enjoy complimentary diving, excursions, and bespoke spa treatments amidst the picturesque surroundings of powder-soft white sands and a vibrant turquoise lagoon teeming with colorful marine life.

Accessible via a scenic 40-minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport, this secluded paradise on Aluvifushi Island promises an unforgettable tropical escape.

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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

Price: $US 550-1,300/night
Transfer fee: $US 490/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, couples, family, food, SPA

Experience the natural wonders of the Maldives at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef resort. With a vibrant house reef for snorkeling and a tranquil sandy lagoon perfect for water sports, every moment here is immersed in the beauty of the Maldivian landscape.

Located just a 45-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport, this charming retreat underwent an impressive reconstruction in October 2015, culminating in a festive grand opening ceremony filled with dance and music.

Ideal for couples and families alike, the resort offers spacious villas, an inviting outdoor pool, and an on-site diving center. Wake up to stunning views of your private pool, the turquoise lagoon, white beaches, or the vast ocean, and embrace each day with boundless joy at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef.

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Filitheo

Filitheyo Island Resort

Price: $US 260-550/night
Transfer fee: $US 460/adult
Best for: budget-friendly, couples, family, diving, snorkeling

Filitheyo Island Resort is a top pick for many visitors to the Maldives, especially for those who have a passion for diving and snorkeling. Situated in Faafu Atoll, it stands out as one of the most pristine atolls in the region, boasting rich marine life and flourishing coral reefs.

Accommodation options range from cozy dens nestled within lush vegetation to charming overwater bungalows. Dining under the twinkling stars, indulging in spa treatments, exploring uninhabited islands, and engaging in various activities are just a few of the experiences on offer.

But perhaps the highlight is the captivating diving and snorkeling adventures at the resort’s house reef. The untouched beauty of the beach and lagoon is preserved, providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding natural splendor. Soft, powdery sands invite barefoot strolls along the expansive shoreline, while wooden walkways wind through public spaces, blending seamlessly with sandy paths that crisscross the island’s interior.

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St. Regis Vommuli Maldives

Price: $US 2,000-4,500/night
Transfer fee: $US 1,100/adult
Best for: ultra-luxury, couples, family, honeymoon

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort combines the renowned contemporary style of the St. Regis brand with its legendary luxurious services, creating an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most breathtaking destinations. Located a 40-minute seaplane ride from Velana (Male) airport, this new resort sits on the private Vommuli island in Dhaalu Atoll, surrounded by pristine white beaches and stunning turquoise waters.

With 77 luxurious villas, each boasting original design, modern aesthetics, and natural materials, guests are treated to a fine color palette that enhances the island’s beauty. Whether you’re indulging in the spa, lounging by the infinity pool (or your own private pool on your villa’s terrace), exploring the depths with the PADI diving center, or dining in one of the fabulous restaurants, every moment at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is pure luxury.

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