Planning the details of your little vacation or summer getaway can be both handful and exciting at the same time especially when it comes to organizing your itinerary and choosing the right place to stay. If you are one of the many people who are wishing to take a break from their busy life and fly to Maldives, then TWV’s list of the Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Maldives will be of a great help to you.
10. Tropic Tree Hotel Maldives
Presenting you a quiet far away experience, Tropic Tree Hotel is probably the best hotel built in Gulhi Island so far. Enjoying the highest ratings on Booking.com, Tropic Tree is furnished in traditional Maldivian style timber. Rooms are clean and simple in design with garden views. Enjoy a garden, terrace, BBQ facilities, affordable food, free snorkeling gear, sunbed sand tons of excursions. Rooms start from $110.
9. Holiday Lodge Maldives
For budget seekers, Holiday Lodge offers you an even more affordable honeymoon. Though an older design, but the price point is definitely worth what you pay for. You still get to enjoy free wifi and a roof over your head, though I would recommend this only for the budget honeymooners. Rooms start from a slow as $50.
8. Stingray Beach Inn
Cosyness is overwhelming here at Stingray Beach Inn. Relax in hammocks at the garden, a common hot tub or your room. Rent a bicycle for free to explore the Maafushi Island. Book an exciting excursion to go fishing, snorkeling or a dolphin sunset cruise. Water sports are available too. Stingray provides you free snorkeling gear and life jackets, with free photos from your trip to your thumb drive. Local, Maldivian and Haute dishes are served at the restaurant, within room dining options available. Their grilled seafood is a must-eat!Rooms start from S$88.
7. Sun Tan Beach Hotel
For exciting excursions, Sun Tan does not fall short. Located on Maafushi, Sun Tan is perfect for the excursion lovers. It features a board that shows you exactly how many people have signed up for a particular excursion, which is helpful information for you to know which trips have cheaper transport costs for that day. They also provide you free snorkeling gear, life vests and towels. On a regular day, relax on the hammock at their garden, or challenge each other to Foosball. Rooms start from S$110.
6. Shadow Palm
This service-oriented boutique hotel makes for a quaint and cosy stay. Just a minute away Bikini Beach on Maafushi Island, the beach is just a stone’s throw away. Voted as TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice for 2016, Shadow Palm is a great sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Look forward to a calm, relaxing and affordable stay for your honeymoon. Rooms start at S$70 per night.
5. Kaani Beach Hotel
For the ultimate beachfront experience, head down to Kaani Beach Hotel. Located on Maafushi, Kanni’s sea view rooms and private balconies give you just that tranquility you need for your honeymoon. Soak up the slow pace of life here as you say hello to your sunny beach getaway. Enjoy a wide variety of relaxing activities such as fishing, snorkeling, sailing and diving right at the hotel itself. Bicycle rentals and day trips are also available at the 24h front desk. Rooms start at $100.
4. Crystal Sands
For modern couples that love chic and elegant interiors, Crystal Sands presents you just that. Situated close to the jetty and right along the beach, Crystal Sands boasts modern cosy rooms with sea views. Be ready to receive excellent service. Shades of turquoise and white radiates positive energy throughout your entire stay. Excursions are available at their front desk, with ice cream just next door. No doubt we are definitely staying here on our next trip to Maldives. Rooms start at S$90.
3. Arena Beach Hotel
Sunbathers will love soaking up the sun here on Arena Beach’s rooftop deck and hot tub. Elegantly furnished and situated right in front of Bikini Beach on Maafushi island, enjoy dining on the beach with their dinner buffer at only US$10! The hotel features many excursions, free snorkeling gear and life vests. Free bike rental is also available. Widely reviewed as having very friendly staff, we loved it here when we came to book our excursions. Rooms start at $90.
2. Velana Beach Hotel
When it comes to warm hospitality and delicious cuisine, Velana Beach Hotel no doubt excels. Newly built in Nov 2015, Velana Beach brings you spacious, clean and classy rooms. We stayed at Velana for our honeymoon and it was a heartwarming and homely experience thanks to their warm hospitality. The happy atmosphere their staff give is contagious! The Western food they serve is an exceptional mention, with items on the menu only costing you about USD5-15 dollars. You also get free use of bicycles to explore the Maafushi island. Rooms start at S$70 with breakfast included.
1. Kaani Village & Spa
Packed with a full suite of amenities, Kaani Village & Spa surely tops our list. Located on Maafushi island, Kanni Village has a swimming pool, spa, free snorkeling gear and life jackets and even has a pool table! We stayed at Kaani Village & Spa on our first Maldives trip and we’ve never looked back on boutique hotels since. Look forward to clean and modern rooms, good service, a hot sauna, rejuvenating spa, sun lounging and tons of exciting excursions! Rooms start at S$100 – how do we say no to this great bargain? Kanni Village is TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice for 2016.
These boutique hotels are surely beautiful and comfortable to stay at. You will surely enjoy your stay in Maldives with their excellent and hospitable staff.
We hope that this list of the Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Maldives has helped you in any way. Know of any more boutique hotels that we missed? Feel free to leave a comment below.
We would like to thank and credit all the vendors for the photos used in the article, especially Crystal Sands for the featured image.