Dreaming of exquisite turquoise lagoons, white sand between your toes and days spent sunbathing by glistening swimming pools? It’s time to start planning your next tropical getaway at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives.

Known as one of the most luxurious and exclusive holiday destinations in the world, the Maldives is high on every travel bucket list. From coral reefs to overwater private ocean villas, the pristine beaches in the Maldives always spring to mind if you close your eyes and think of paradise.

Need help making a hotel selection in the Maldives? Read on to discover some of the best all-inclusive spots in these magnificent islands, as well as first-hand insights from our Maldives expert, Kelsey

"I've visited 14 islands in the Maldives, ranging from rustic Robinson Crusoe-style retreats to polished luxury resorts. Every island is completely different and offers something unique; my superpower is matching you to the right resort for you." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

1. OZEN Life Maadhoo

Best all-inclusive Maldives resort for: food

Situated in the southeast corner of South Malé Atoll, OZEN Life Maadhoo is nestled in a breathtaking lagoon. This fantastic all-inclusive resort is surrounded by tropical vegetation and offers all-round luxury and total serenity. Popular with foodies, it's also a hot spot for honeymooners and features in our guide to the best places in the Maldives for couples.

Whether you want to relax with a refreshing cocktail in a poolside cabana or enjoy snorkelling trips with tropical fish in the crystal blue waters, this opulent resort promises a truly luxurious holiday.

The premium all-inclusive indulgence plan includes an array of exclusive benefits, from Champagne breakfasts to gourmet cuisine. It also includes premium beverages, such as spirits, beers, wines, cocktails, soft drinks, milkshakes, and exotic teas. And at the resort’s GIN IS IN bar, you can choose from more than 25 different gins.

The resort offers a vast selection of adult-only dining options, including an underwater restaurant, M6m (Minus Six Meters), where you can enjoy exotic seafood dishes and wine pairings while watching the otherworldly marine life all around you. Enjoy diverse culinary experiences at Traditions, Pecking restaurant, showcasing the finest Chinese ethnic dishes, or indulge in authentic regional fare at Traditions, IndoCeylon, serving sharing platters of South Asian favourites.

The resort’s excellent all-inclusive plan offers an activity-filled programme, including a romantic sunset cruise and a vast selection of non-motorised water sports. These include windsurfing, canoe rental, stand-up paddle boarding and catamaran rental.

If you want to explore the underwater worlds beyond the shore, equipment for unlimited snorkelling excursions is included. And don’t forget to visit the intimate open-air cinema on the beach for a memorable movie night, complete with gourmet snacks and a glass of Champagne.

If you plan to travel as a family, the resort offers additional benefits including a kids club and babysitting services.

"The Maldives is one of the best destinations in the world for fresh seafood, so you're going to find enormous lobsters and amazing sushi in the restaurants here. There's also so many unique dining experiences we can arrange if you're celebrating a special occasion, from treetop dining to private sandbank dinners." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

2. OZEN Reserve Bolifushi

Best all-inclusive Maldives resort for: families

The secluded OZEN Reserve Bolifushi is the epitome of luxury, comprising 90 exquisite overwater villas, each with its own private swimming pool, semi-open rain showers, relaxing day bed and direct access to the white sandy beach or lagoon.

The resort sits on a beautiful island, right in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Although it’s remote, the all-inclusive package includes luxury transfer by catamaran, so you can enjoy spectacular views of the azure waters as you arrive in style. And you won’t struggle to find things to do once you’re here. With the RESERVE all-inclusive plan, you can enjoy delicious a la carte dining experiences, spa treatments, beachside classes and personal training gym sessions.

It's also a family-friendly resort with top-notch kids’ and teens’ clubs, and in fact, boasts one of the largest kids' clubs in the region. Drop your little ones off at Kuda Koli Kids' Klub or the stylish Teen Lounge where they'll enjoy a variety of activities, from pizza-making classes to interactive treasure hunts and water polo in the outdoor pool.

Families can also make use of the complimentary bicycles, visit the fun dive centre and snorkel the house reef and underwater worlds with exotic fish and sea turtles. Plus, it also offers a unique way to cool down in the sizzling heat, as it’s home to the first ice skating rink in the archipelago! 

For more family-friendly ideas, see the best resorts in the Maldives for families, as chosen by our experts.

"A popular misconception about the Maldives is that it's mainly geared towards adults and couples, but it's also a fantastic family destination. There are some really family-friendly islands with dedicated kids' clubs, which also offer opportunities to learn about the marine life together. It's actually a brilliant destination for October Half Term or a stress-free winter escape." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

3. Lux* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Best all-inclusive Maldives resort for: spa & wellness

If you’re looking for a hassle-free all-inclusive option with a focus on wellness, Lux* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu is the place to be. Set across 4km of coastline, with stunning overwater lagoon villas, this resort will definitely take your breath away.

The hotel’s dining experience is unrivalled, with eight excellent restaurants and five bars to choose from. The all-inclusive package includes a variety of international cuisine, from Mediterranean fare to island-inspired favourites, including locally-caught fresh fish. You can also enjoy the resort’s homemade ICI ice cream as you relax by one of the two swimming pools.

Boasting one of the biggest spas in the Maldives, the Lux* Me Spa encompasses it's very own wellness brand, 'Lux Me', and offers a wide range of holistic treatments. Try the signature coconut massage to ease tense muscles or engage mind, body and soul with a floating yoga session. Work with your therapist to create a bespoke wellness programme, just for you, and return from your holiday feeling fully rejuvenated.

Entertainment is offered as part of the all-inclusive package. There are weekly DJ nights, scuba diving, and excursions out to sea, where you can observe the local whale sharks swimming in the azure waters.

Planning to travel here with children? The resort’s PLAY children’s club is on hand to help amuse and entertain your little ones. Kids aged three to 12 years can discover the natural beauty and culture of their surroundings, and make friends with other young guests. Studio 17 is great for older children aged between 12 and 17 years. It organises beach sports and activities, language classes and exciting complimentary excursions in the local area.

"Having a spa treatment in the open air while the warm ocean breeze caresses your skin is one of the most serene experiences you can have. I would recommend it as a must-do experience in the Maldives, as even the most active travellers find themselves relaxing on these islands." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

4. Constance Moofushi

Best all-inclusive Maldives resort for: couples

Constance Moofushi resort lies in the South Ari Atoll and has everything you need for an exclusive island getaway. The premium deluxe all-inclusive package offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Manta restaurant, along with unlimited premium beverages.

Dining experiences here vary, from Wagyu beef or caviar to yellowfin tuna. You can even watch your meal being prepared at the resort’s live cooking stations. Whatever you choose, every meal will be as delicious and gourmet as the last. And the all-inclusive package doesn’t end there. You can also enjoy the Dhoni boat excursion, plus snorkelling tours at 32 incredible dive and snorkelling sites, all within 30 minutes of the resort.

Couples can seriously dial up the romance factor here with a range of optional extras, from intimate moonlit dinners with your own private butler to couples' massages at the Constance Spa. Make lasting memories together with a cinema under the stars experience with popcorn and cocktails, or sail off into pink sunsets on a dolphin sunset cruise.

With its stunning views and fabulous experiences, this luxurious all-inclusive resort is a hot spot for honeymooners who want to experience the five-star beach holiday of a lifetime. You can choose from more than 100 enchanting villas, with either a beach view or an overwater location.

Looking for more of the best overwater villas? See our experts’ picks of the most stunning overwater villas in the Maldives.

"For a real 'WOW' experience and a seriously romantic end to another day in paradise, I'd highly recommend the sunset dolphin cruise." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

5. Coco Bodu Hithi

Best all-inclusive Maldives resort for: adults

Any guide to the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives wouldn’t be complete without the Coco Bodu Hithi resort. This place takes luxury to a whole new level. As you approach this idyllic tropical island, you’ll notice the resort’s traditional Maldives-style thatched-roof villas, but when you step inside you’ll find contemporary designer bathtubs and modern furnishings.

Every villa at this intimate resort has its own private pool. You’ll have endless panoramic views of the beach, and all of the enchanting villas are just a few steps away from the warm and inviting waters.

Perfect for an adult getaway or honeymoon, the resort’s excellent all-inclusive plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at Air restaurant. Head to the luxury Latitude Bar between 10am and midnight to enjoy unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including draught beer, cocktails, wine and soft drinks.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cuisine, from seafood barbecues on the beach to Asian-inspired dishes served by the sea. For a private dining experience, you can also opt for intimate in-villa dining.

With the all-inclusive package, you can enjoy activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling and non-motorised watersports. Located in the North Malé Atoll, the resort is around a 40-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.

If you like to do more than simply relax on pristine white beaches on your holiday, see the top ten best things to do in the Maldives.

6. Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

Best all-inclusive Maldives resort for: underwater experiences

This heavenly resort sits on one of the largest Maldivian islands. Offering the perfect place to explore and relax, it’s surrounded by inviting crystal-clear water. You can experience the underwater life of the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, renowned for homing whale sharks and manta rays. Plus, with several world-class dive sites in reach, discover all manner of marine species in the sparkling turquoise waters.

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences exclusive surroundings and personalised guest journey make this one of the most deluxe places you can stay in the Maldives. Unsurprisingly, it has a reputation for attracting the elite, including Hollywood stars. You can arrive at the resort in style, via a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight from Malé International Airport.

Many of this private island resort’s most popular features are available with the all-inclusive package, including the dive centre, house reef, tennis facilities and fitness centre. The blissful Javvu Spa has a wonderful steam room and relaxing sauna too.

This is a popular honeymoon resort, although there are kids’ clubs for children aged between four and 12 years, and a teens club for children aged 13 years and over.

With the all-inclusive package, you can dine at any of the resort’s six world-class cafes and a la carte restaurants. From locally-caught fresh seafood and homegrown produce to indulgent treats, all types of cuisine are celebrated here.

Still not sure which hotel to choose? You might find our guide to the best places to stay in the Maldives helpful.

"The snorkelling is truly out of this world — it really is as good as people imagine it to be. Most islands will provide you with an underwater camera so that you can capture your own images of the stunning marine life. The coral reefs are alive with colourful fish and reef sharks, all of which are easy to spot in the crystal-clear waters." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

We’ll create your perfect all-inclusive holiday to the Maldives

"There's nowhere like the Maldives anywhere else in the world; from the moment you arrive, you'll know you're in paradise." — Kelsey, Maldives Travel Specialist

Ready to plan your luxury escape to the Maldives?

You can always contact us to speak to our Travel Specialists. They’ve visited our Maldives hotels themselves, so can give you first-hand recommendations and tailor your bespoke holiday to your needs.

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