Top resorts in Lhaviyani Аtoll

May 24, 2024

Lhaviyani Atoll is a gem in the Maldives known for its stunning beaches and top-notch dive spots. Situated 80 miles north of the capital Male and Velana International Airport, it’s the perfect tropical getaway with warm waters and excellent visibility for diving.

With 58 islands making up Lhaviyani Atoll, it’s one of the northernmost island clusters in the Maldives. While the beaches and resorts are as dreamy as anywhere else in the country, the real magic happens underwater. From colorful soldier fish to graceful manta rays, the marine life here is diverse and captivating.

Most of Lhaviyani’s islands are uninhabited, offering a glimpse into the untouched beauty of the Maldives. The 11 resorts scattered across the atoll provide modern accommodations both over water and on the beach, along with luxurious amenities like underwater restaurants, spas, and water sports facilities.

If snorkeling around the house reef sounds like too much effort, don’t worry. Lhaviyani Atoll boasts breathtaking white sand beaches fringed with coconut palms, perfect for lazy days in paradise. And when hunger strikes, you’re spoiled for choice with excellent restaurants and bars serving up some of the finest cuisine and cocktails in the Maldives.

Check this list of incredible resorts in Lhaviyani Atoll.

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Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Price: $US 3,600-6,000/night
Transfer fee: $US 490/adult
Best for: ultra-luxury, all inclusive, honeymoon, privacy

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is a top-tier, all-inclusive five-star resort offering an exclusive, luxurious getaway. Located in the northern Lhaviyani atoll, this secluded paradise is just a 40-minute seaplane ride away.

Embodying the “Freedom Reimagined” philosophy, Kudadoo offers limitless adventures and personalized experiences with 24/7 personal butler service. The island features a stunning lagoon, an excellent house reef, and beautiful sandy beaches. As an adults-only retreat, it’s a private haven just a five-minute speedboat ride from Hurawalhi, its sister property, where guests can enjoy additional amenities, including the “5.8” underwater restaurant.

Kudadoo’s motto, “Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.” reflects its commitment to meet any request at any time. The resort boasts spacious, sustainably designed residences with private infinity pools, a restaurant, spa, main freshwater pool, gym, and a lovely beach. Redefining luxury, Kudadoo offers effortless adventures, gourmet dining, and wellness options like the Maldives’ first Himalayan salt chamber. Here, anything is possible, anytime, anywhere.

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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Price: $US 230-450/night
Transfer fee: $US 280/adult
Best for: budget-friendly, family, honeymoon, diving

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, located on the north reef of Lhaviyani Atoll, is a diver’s paradise renowned for its stunning beauty and vibrant marine life. Known for its relaxed vibe, Kuredu offers a luxurious island retreat on one of the larger islands in the Maldives.

Since its opening in 1989, Kuredu has been a favorite among fun-loving divers, featuring over-water Sangu villas and later adding modern ‘O’ beach villas and secluded Sultan Villas. With 14 restaurants and bars, the resort also boasts a soccer field, golf course, two spas, and three pools.

Diving enthusiasts will love the famous Kuredu Express and Kuredu Caves dive sites, offering exciting underwater adventures on some of the Maldives’ most vibrant reefs. From the outer reef’s overhangs to underwater islands and marine reserves teeming with life, Kuredu has it all.

While Kuredu is not as intimate as smaller resorts and requires a 45-minute flight from Male, its affordable rooms and excellent food make it an outstanding value. The all-inclusive packages, which include alcohol, offer a great deal for travelers seeking a high-quality, upscale resort experience.

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Komandhoo Island Resort

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

Price: $US 430-830/night
Transfer fee: $US 490/adult
Best for: adults-only, honeymoon, diving, dining

Komandoo Island is a top adults-only resort in the Maldives, offering everything you need for a perfect getaway, including an excellent spa.

With 65 rooms across five categories, you can choose from 14 Beach Villas, 36 Beach Villas with Jacuzzis, and 15 Water Villas with Jacuzzis, ranging from 62 to 77 square meters. The main differences are the views and the presence of a Jacuzzi. The southwest beach enjoys all-day sun, while the other side offers more privacy with closer vegetation and water. Two beautiful uninhabited islands can be seen from the northeast, while the west view is of the inhabited Hinnavaru Island. A low wall protects the island from erosion, disappearing from view at high tide.

Dining options include meal plans from Full Board to All Inclusive Gold. The main restaurant, Falhu, serves a top-notch international buffet on a sand floor with unlimited servings of sashimi, pasta, and desserts. Breakfast is free, and the all-inclusive packages include a good selection of alcoholic beverages, though not freshly squeezed juices.

Komandoo Island is popular among European couples, offering a romantic, great-value experience. Highlights include an infinity pool, a vibrant house reef, delicious food, and many free perks. Although the island is remote (a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male airport), it’s significantly cheaper than closer resorts.

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Atmosphere Kanifushi

Atmosphere Kanifushi

Price: $US 800-1,450/night
Transfer fee: FREE
Best for: all-inclusive, family, honeymoon, couples diving

Atmosphere Kanifushi offers a premium all-inclusive experience in the Maldives with its generous Kanifushi Plan™, ensuring a hassle-free holiday with dining, activities, transfers, and amenities all covered in one price.

Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, just a 30-minute scenic seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, this beautiful island is lush with green palm trees and tropical vegetation. It is surrounded by a large natural coral reef along a stunning two-kilometer turquoise lagoon. The 5-star resort features 172 spacious beach and water villas, each with private pools and luxurious interiors that highlight Maldivian design. The resort offers eight dining options, including the Maldives’ first pure vegetarian restaurant, Just VEG.

Built with a blend of traditional and modern architecture, Atmosphere Kanifushi has a contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch. Guests can enjoy a variety of complimentary activities such as excursions, sunset fishing, snorkeling, and non-motorized water sports. The resort also boasts a luxury spa, PADI dive center, kids club, fully-equipped gym, and a floodlit tennis court.

Perfect for those looking to escape busy modern life, Kanifushi provides a deeply relaxing retreat amidst pristine beaches and clear lagoons, with the added luxury of fantastic amenities and experiences.

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Cocoon Maldives

Price: $US 530-1,100/night
Transfer fee: $US 490/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, family, honeymoon, diving

Cocoon Maldives blends luxury, style, and hospitality on a pristine island in the Lhaviyani Atoll, just a short 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé airport. With 150 guest villas designed by Italian company LAGO, offering direct beach or lagoon access, Cocoon ensures a luxurious vacation in paradise.

The resort features three restaurants and two bars, providing diverse dining experiences from freshly grilled seafood to themed cuisine nights. Highlights include OCTOPUS, a semi-open-air buffet restaurant with unique thatched dining huts connected by walkways, offering Asian, Italian, grilled, and Chinese cuisine alongside a glass-walled wine cellar.

Cocoon also boasts a fully-equipped diving center, perfect for novices learning to dive or experienced divers exploring vibrant dive sites in the well-explored Lhaviyani Atoll. With expert guidance and unforgettable underwater adventures, Cocoon Maldives promises an exceptional stay.

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Fushifaru Maldives

Price: $US 520-1,030/night
Transfer fee: $US 530/adult
Best for: family, couples, diving

Fushifaru Maldives is a dreamy 5-star resort nestled in the Lhaviyani Atoll, welcoming guests to its pristine powder-soft sands since October 2017. The name “Fushifaru” beautifully reflects its essence, combining “Fushi” for island and “Faru” for reef in Dhivehi, the local language. If you seek a relaxed getaway with a stunning beach and cozy accommodations, this laid-back resort might be just what you need.

Despite its understated luxury, small size, and relative newness, Fushifaru stands out in the Maldives. Just a quick 40-minute seaplane ride north of Malé, this pocket-sized paradise captivates with its white-washed shores, deep blue waters, and vibrant marine life, drawing attention from discerning travelers.

Blending traditional Maldivian design with modern flair, Fushifaru’s 49 beach and water villas offer cozy yet spacious accommodations. Each wooden chalet, inspired by its surroundings, offers beach, pool beach, or water views, with the option of a sunrise or sunset vista.

When it comes to dining, Fushifaru offers three outlets serving unforgettable gastronomic experiences. Breakfast is served buffet-style all day in the main restaurant, while lunch and dinner feature a variety of dishes including local curries and international favorites. For a more upscale experience, the Raakani Grill serves locally-caught seafood and Asian-inspired dishes.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort

Price: $US 750-1,200/night
Transfer fee: $US 370/adult
Best for: adults-only, underwater restaurant, honeymoon, diving

Discover the magic of Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives – it’s incomparable, extraordinary, and absolutely original. With its eco-friendly approach and unique offerings like the world’s largest underwater restaurant and a tropical champagne pavilion, this new 5-star resort is a paradise like no other. Plus, with an adults-only policy and no other resorts in sight, it’s a secluded haven just waiting to be explored.

Indulge in a range of activities including water sports, tennis, and football, or unwind at the reasonably priced spa. While the crescent-shaped infinity pool by the bar is more for show than serious swimming, the stylish villas offer a serene retreat with panoramic ocean views.

At Hurawalhi, dining is a serious affair. Whether you’re enjoying a meal at one of the resort’s restaurants or opting for a private beach dinner, the goal is to create a delightful experience that lingers in your memory. Executive Chef Warren Moore and his team are experts at accommodating special meal requests, ensuring a satisfying culinary journey for all guests. With clear labeling for food intolerances and allergies, dining here is not only delicious but also worry-free.

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Jawakara Islands Maldives

Price: $US 500-750/night
Transfer fee: $US 320/adult
Best for: adults-only + family, honeymoon, diving

Escape to the enchanting Jawakara Islands Maldives, your new family-friendly vacation destination where luxury meets adventure. Nestled in the Lhaviyani Atoll, these islands offer a pristine paradise with lush tropical landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and powdery white beaches.

Experience the epitome of luxury in our 5-star resort, featuring 290 exquisite beach and water villas designed to indulge your every desire. With six restaurants and bars serving up creative cuisine crafted by world-class chefs, your taste buds are in for a treat. Take your pick from two infinity pools, including a kids’ pool guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained while you relax in style. But beware – the allure of the turquoise lagoon may tempt you to embark on an adventure!

From thrilling water sports and mesmerizing snorkeling excursions to rejuvenating spa treatments and exciting kids’ club activities, there’s no shortage of ways to stay active and entertained at Jawakara Islands. Conveniently located just a 40-minute seaplane journey from Male Airport, our resort caters to multigenerational travelers, offering a luxurious experience tailored to families, romantic couples, sports enthusiasts, and anyone seeking serenity in a breathtaking setting.

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Le Méridien Maldives Resort

Price: $US 700-1,200/night
Transfer fee: $US 500/adult
Best for: family, honeymoon, couples, dining, diving

Escape to Le Méridien Maldives Resort, your first Le Méridien beach retreat in the Maldives. Tucked away on Thilamaafushi Island in the Lhaviyani Atoll, this luxurious resort is a dreamy blend of sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life.

Only a scenic 30-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, this tropical paradise caters to couples, families, and small groups alike. With 150 beautifully appointed villas, both on the beach and over water, comfort is guaranteed. Indulge in world-class cuisine at six restaurants & bars, lounge by rejuvenating outdoor pools, or pamper yourself with signature treatments at the Explore Spa by Le Méridien.

From beachside bliss to overwater opulence, Le Méridien Maldives offers a variety of luxury accommodations, some with private pools and dedicated butlers. Each villa is spacious and thoughtfully designed, ensuring a 5-star experience. Plus, all the essentials, like an iron and board, are already in your room.

Savor exquisite dining experiences against the backdrop of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. With four restaurants serving everything from international fare to Japanese delicacies, there’s something to tantalize every palate. And rest assured, the quality and variety of cuisine won’t break the bank. Le Méridien takes dining seriously, ensuring every meal is a memorable experience.

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Six Senses Kanuhura

Price: $US 1,200-1,800/night
Transfer fee: $US 600/adult
Best for: family, honeymoon, diving

Exciting news! Six Senses Kanuhura has reopened with a fresh new look and stunning multi-bedroom retreats on the beautiful island of Kanuhura.

Now open for bookings from September 1, this iconic Maldives resort boasts one of the region’s largest and most beautiful natural beaches. Plus, it includes two private white-sand islands—one perfect for intimate dining experiences and the other for a true castaway adventure.

Days here are all about sun, sand, and shimmering waters. Whether you’re lounging under a palm tree, enjoying spa treatments, or spending quality time with loved ones, every moment is pure bliss.

Six Senses has revamped dining options like Drift and Bottega and enhanced the lush organic gardens. The resort now features 91 beachfront and overwater villas, including 12 new Beach Retreats with private pools, perfect for families or larger groups.

Bryce Seator, General Manager, is excited about the island’s transformation. He looks forward to unveiling the new Six Senses Kanuhura, which honors the island’s history while bringing sustainability and wellness to this stunning corner of the Maldives.

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