12 Top Luxury Wellness Resorts In The Maldives For A Dreamy Escape

12 Top Luxury Wellness Resorts In The Maldives For A Dreamy Escape

A cluster of over a thousand coral islands, The Maldives is one of the most coveted destinations for a vacation in the tropics. While The Maldives has always been a popular spot for the adventurous traveller, resorts offering wellness retreats have quickly placed the island at the top of the list for healthy holidays. From resorts with Asian-inspired healing therapies to programmes that are fitness-focused, these are the best luxury wellness resorts in The Maldives offering a refreshing take on the ultimate wellness getaway.

This article was last updated on April 11, 2022.

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Wellness at Joali takes a luxurious yet down-to-earth approach. Believing that simplicity is key when it comes to nurturing the body, the resort carefully curates itself to offer an elevated experience of wellness in The Maldives. No detail is spared at Joali where its fine-tuned selection of restaurants, therapeutic treatments and exquisite villa architecture are all designed to offer an understated yet encompassing wellness experience. Thus, this makes it one of the most sought-after luxury wellness resorts in the Maldives.

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See also: Joali: A New Luxury Spa Resort In The Maldives

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COMO Cocoa Island

The COMO brand has long since established itself at the forefront of the wellness tourism scene. With 15 properties across the globe, wellness enthusiasts might have already familiarised themselves with the resorts’ signature turquoise and blue accents. Its bespoke COMO Shambala Retreat now makes itself available on the uninhabited islands of the Maldives, taking inspiration from the Eastern practices of yoga and holistic treatments. Plus, it’s perfect if you’re bringing the family along. Because COMO ensures guests make the most of their wellness experience at the atolls.

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Velaa Private Island

Owned by Czech entrepreneur Jiri Smejc and his wife Radka, Velaa Private Island is a truly remote hideaway in the Maldives. Thus, the luxury boutique resort has a contemporary feel to it and offers healthy holiday-goers a range of activities from sunrise yoga to diving in the aquamarine ocean to golfing at its nine-tee course designed by Jose Maria Olazabal. Of course, it’s not all action: overlooking the water, the spa features Asian-inspired holistic therapies, including Ayurvedic treatments, designed to relax and rejuvenate you in this isolated paradise.

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COMO Maalifushi

Not one, but two COMO resorts call the Maldives home. Sitting on the other end of the island, COMO Maalifushi’s sense of intimacy stems from it being the only resort at the Thaa Atoll. The property brings stillness of its surrounding into its doors with its simple yet elegant interiors. Aligning itself with other COMO resorts, guests will find relief in the brands’ effort to distance itself from the idea of restrictive dieting, with its COMO Shambala Cuisine menu offering flavorful, innovative and nutrient-dense dishes. Thus, at the heart of both Maldivian COMO properties is the idea of wellness being thoughtfully customised for every guest.

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Six Senses Laamu

A private and intimate resort in the Laamu Atoll, Six Senses Laamu is removed yet easily accessible, a locale made in mind for the modern escapist. As one of the luxury wellness resorts in the Maldives, it ensures quality rest during and after guests’ stay at the resort. Everything at Six Senses Laamu has been well thought out from Doctor Michael J. Breus’ guidance in getting a good night’s rest, so it’s down to the coir fibre and organic mattresses and pillows handpicked for rooms. Following suit is a transformative wellness experience, beginning first with quality sleep.

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Anantara Veli Maldives

Those looking to book a romantic wellness getaway will find that the Anantara Veli Maldives resort Anantara ticks every box and more. Its Ayurvedic programmes have placed Anantara on the map as a premier location for rest and relaxation, while other treatments and fitness programmes worth checking out as well. So, at Anantara, guests can expect a daily schedule of sunsets, yoga and healthy meals set to views of the lush lagoons.

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Leave stress beyond the borders of the island as you enter Kanuhura’s Kokaa spa. An all-encompassing wellness centre, Kokaa offers restorative practices to alleviate anxiety and therapeutic treatments to nourish the body. With the bohemian elegance and luxury design of Kanuhura, guests will come to know another side of the Maldivian atolls, one made for the adventurous and free-spirited.

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Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc Randheli has something in store for every wellness traveller. A playground for luxury wellness, the Noonu Atoll property makes for a vibrant vacation for the mind and soul. Enhanced with Guerlain amenities, the Cheval Blanc is globally recognised as an abyss for wellbeing. Thus, it offers the perfect chance to restore and heal the body by the tranquil Maldivian seas.

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See also: ESPA Founder Susan Harmsworth On What’s Next For Wellness Tourism

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Soneva Jani

Make your way to Soneva Jani if you’d like eco-friendly surfing and guided snorkelling to follow your wellness itinerary. The Soneva Spa sits close to the resort’s easily accessible sites. So you can enjoy water activities, with outdoor spa spaces and a fully-equipped yoga pavilion to bask in the scenic views of the Noonu Atoll. Soneva’s overwater observatory also makes the resort worthwhile to travel to. Remarkably, it’s where the Northern and Southern hemispheres’ constellations take the mind on a trip of its own. So you can truly embrace the natural scenery.

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Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Four Season’s escapist venture into the atolls is a property surrounded by the endless azure of sky and sea. Guests booked into Kuda Huraa can enjoy wellness services such as reflexology, yoga and energy work. Meanwhile, there are also the healing sessions with visiting masters who’ve made a name for themselves as wellness game changers.

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One&Only Reethi Rah

The award-winning Maldivian resort from luxury hospitality group One&Only is a wellness travellers paradise. It’s located on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll. The resort offers water activities, yoga, personal training, Tai Chi, meditation, Pilates and diving. Plus, there’s a rotation of visiting practitioners specialising in everything from sound therapy to TCM. The resort’s dedicated spa programmes are another highlight.

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Jumeirah Vittaveli

If connectivity is a priority, sitting just 20-minutes away from Malé International Airport is Jumeirah Vittaveli. While conveniently accessible, guests can still expect no expense spared when it comes to comfort at the Bolifushi Island resort. Moreover, wellness at Jumeirah Vittaveli is integrated into a haven for watersports and diving activities. For a combined experience of the tropics and a winter solstice, the resort also completes itself with The Maldives’ first ice rink.

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Rachelle Ma

Rachelle is a writer who calls Hong Kong home. When she's not busy fueling her love for coffee one oat milk latte at a time, you can find her on the lookout for the best of wellness the city has to offer.

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