Whoever said Maldives is just for honeymooners? White sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, a glow-in-the-dark beach… Maldives has officially become our new dream destination for everyone’s perfect beach getaway! This little slice of paradise welcomes thousands of travellers every year. And we bet that you didn’t know that Islam is the official state religion of Maldives!

Need more reasons to book your trip to Maldives? Allow us to convince you here!

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We’ve done the research and were pleasantly surprised to find that these resorts actually cater to the needs of Muslim travellers! Imagine private pools, delicious halal food, prayer facilities and private spa services😍 The resorts listed in this article have them all.

Note: All prices are based on our Agoda search for the period of November 2018.

Budget-friendly

1. The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Be surrounded by acres upon acres of rolling tropical garden and the ocean as far as the eye can see at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Luxury Resort! You would have to take a seaplan ride to reach this resort! Whether you prefer to stay on the beach or at sea, this resort offers you rooms with views to die for.


Credit: The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives on Facebook

They also have a tennis court if you ever get tired of bathing in the sea (as if that’s possible, but it’s always great to have options!) 🤗


Credit: The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives on Facebook

Price: From USD311

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Removal of minibar upon request
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms

Highlights

  • Excursions on-board Dhoni Sunset Cruise
  • Koamas Kidz Paradise
  • Karaoke Lounge
  • Fitness Centre

Click here to book!

2. The Residence Maldives

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in the middle of the sea, with all the luxuries of a modern apartment, then this is the place to be. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the villas here are the ultimate designer pads for travelers who love modern aesthetics 😍


Credit: The Residence Maldives on Facebook

This charming resort with contemporary interiors and a rustic touch will truly make you feel at home – except you would have the open ocean view to wake up to 😉


Credit: The Residence Maldives on Facebook

Price: From USD424

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Removal of minibar upon request
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms, in-room spa treatment

Highlights

  • Spa by Clarins
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • One night free with minimum stay of 4 nights
  • Yoga for adults and children (Aged 7 years and above)

Click here to book!

Mid-range

3. Jumeirah Vittaveli

Just a mere 20-minute car ride from the airport, what’s different about Jumeirah Vittaveli resort is the open-concept layout that lets you ultimately enjoy stunning sea views and cooling sea breeze 💁


Credit: Jumeirah Vittaveli on Facebook

Choose to relax by the pool, the beach or join in on the daily yoga class that takes place in their lush gardens. If you’re planning to bring your kids, then this resort is perfect for everyone! With the largest kids’ club in Maldives on site, your children will have loads to keep them entertained in a safe environment while you spend some couple time with your partner 😄


Credit: Jumeirah Vittaveli on Facebook

Price: From USD532

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms

Highlights

  • Well-equipped overwater gym
  • Children’s club and play area
  • Activities such as water sports, yoga, and diving
  • Talise spa

Click here to book!

4. Conrad Rangali

Maldives is sunny all year round. But the best time to visit is between October to April when the weather is perfect 24/7. If you’re planning to visit Maldives this year end, consider staying at Conrad Rangali!


Credit: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island on Facebook

Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the luxury resort offers the best diving, whale shark sighting and coral reefs snorkelling experiences. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the crystal clear blue sea, and getting up close with the diverse nature! 😍


Credit: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island on Facebook

Price: From USD638

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: Private female and male treatment rooms

Highlights

  • The Spa Treat and the Over-water Spa experience
  • Manta Ray watching & Whale Shark snorkelling
  • Glass bottomed boat trips
  • Night fishing and deep sea fishing experiences

Click here to book!

5. Ayada Maldives

Pamper yourself to the nines at Ayada Maldives resort! With its Turkish-inspired designs, the beautiful white sandy beach and blue waters, you’re promised the time of your life here 🤗


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Go diving, and if you’re feeling adventurous, learn how to surf here! The beach is right at your doorstep and with it comes plenty of water activities like water skiing and sailing🏄🏻


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Price: From USD577

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Removal of minibar upon request
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms, in-room spa treatment

Highlights

  • Sandbank dining
  • Equator crossing excursion
  • PADI 5-Star Dive Centre
  • Banana boat & the Fun Tube

Click here to book!

6. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

The Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a secluded paradise – great for romantic getaways. The resort has professional diving instructors at the ready to give you the best personalised diving experience! 🤗


Credit: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives on Facebook

For that first unforgettable trip to Maldives, relax and unwind at this resort where sundecks are aplenty and massages are available at your doorstep 😉


Credit: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives on Facebook

Price: From USD592

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: Female therapists and private spa rooms

Highlights

  • Water sports centre
  • Health and fitness centre
  • PADI Gold Palm 5-star Resort Dive Centre
  • Banyan Velaa- A 30-metre classic flagged double-mast yatch

Click here to book!

7. Six Senses Laamu

Sitting on the privately-owned Olhuveli Island, this resort screams exclusivity. With an eco-friendly environment, you’ll be surrounded by green vegetation and calm, blue waters.


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Here, you can either opt for a beach villa or an overwater villa. Can you just imagine the sunrise and sunset views from your villa? ⛅️

Credit: Six Senses Laamu on Facebook

Price: From USD816

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Semi-private
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Unfortunately, we were unable to confirm this.
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: Female spa therapists

Highlights

  • Diving experiences
  • Surfing
  • Private desert island experiences
  • Six Senses spa

Click here to book!

8. Shangri La Villingili

A household name for many, Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa is always fully booked. And there’s a good reason why. This resort is set in an eco-friendly setting with natural foliage and open boutique-styled villas sitting among the banyan trees 😍


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Relax with the cool sea breeze under the shady trees – you’ll definitely feel like you’re one with nature ❤️


Credit: Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa on Facebook

Price: From USD700

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes (Private infinity pool)
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: Female spa therapists

Highlights

  • CHI Spa
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Nature trails, guided walks, and bike tours
  • Deep sea fishing and water sports

Click here to book!

9. Cheval Blank Randheli

For an intimate getaway with your loved one, you’d have to take a 40-minute seaplane journey north of Malé to get to this resort (it doesn’t get anymore private than this!) 😮


Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli on Facebook

Wake up to the view of the private lagoon, join the moon-lit yoga class or have a deserted island adventure here with activities all personalised to suit your needs. Make the best of your special getaway with Cheval Blanc Randheli’s services that can even help plan surprises for your partner 😉


Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli on Facebook

Price: From USD620

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes (Private infinity pool)
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: 6 treatment villas for couples and singles

Highlights

  • PADI certified 5-star Dive Centre
  • Candle-lit dinner on desert island
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Children’s play area (includes a large water slide)

Click here to book!

Luxury

10. Soneva Fushi Maldives

What we love most about the Soneva Fushi Maldives resort is that every villa makes you truly feel like you’re on your own private island. Private gardens, sea water swimming pool and open bathrooms just for you 😍 You’ll enjoy every single second of your stay here!


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Explore the island on bicycles or just spend the entire trip in the comfort of your beautiful villa. Either way, this resort will leave you charmed 😍 This is a dream resort unlike any other!


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Price: From USD1945

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Removal of minibar upon request
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms, in-room spa treatment

Highlights

  • Cinema Paradiso, open-air theatre
  • The Observatory, star-gazing through state-of-the-art telescope
  • Island hopping by dhoni
  • Family Dolphin Cruise

Click here to book!

11. St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The exterior of the resort depicts characteristics of marine life; spiral shaped library reflecting a seashell, overwater villas symbolising manta rays and a spa sanctuary mirroring the shape of a lobster. The luxurious stay protects the foliage of palms and padani, where the lush greenery is so vital to the island that the resort is carefully built without compromising the environment 🍀


Credit: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on Facebook

Gaze into the stars with your beau or simply take a breather in the hydro-therapy pool. Maldives is on every couple’s bucket list and for a good reason! Every inch of the resort proves to be a scenic backdrop for couples to capture the moments that matter most.


Credit: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on Facebook

Price: From USD1947

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms, in-room spa treatment

Highlights

  • On-site diving centre
  • Outdoor infinity pool

Click here to book!

12. Amilla Fushi

Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Fushi is a unique resort that sits in one of the 26 natural atolls (ring-shaped coral reef) in the Indian Ocean! Here, you’ll have an option to stay in an island home over sea water, by the shores or among the green foliage – and you can’t go wrong with any of these! 😍


Credit: Amilla Fushi on Facebook

A 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport, you’ll feel welcomed by the homely interiors and services. Each villa also comes with their very own fresh water pool, outdoor terrace and wooden deck! ❤️ You wouldn’t want to leave this gorgeous paradise away from home. With high speed Internet connection, you’d be able to work remotely too.


Credit: Amilla Fushi on Facebook

Price: From USD1068

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Removal of minibar upon request
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms, in-room spa treatment

Highlights

  • Maldivian Fishing
  • Explore Baa Atoll, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • The Javvu Spa

Click here to book!

13. The Naladhu, Anantara Resorts

In Maldives, there are so many resorts with villas and suites that are designed to ensure your privacy. And The Naladhu is one of them 😉 For this resort, you’d actually need to cross the ocean in a 21km speedboat ride to get to the island!


Credit: Naladhu Private Island Maldives on Facebook

Look at the gorgeous view from the villa with the ocean right at your door – you’re guaranteed a wonderfully relaxing time here 😍


Credit: Naladhu Private Island Maldives on Facebook

Price: From USD1211

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Spa: Female therapists and private spa rooms

Highlights

  • Anantara Spa
  • Snorkeling, diving, and deep-sea fishing
  • Naladhu Raanee – sunset cruise
  • Yoga and culinary lessons

Click here to book!

14. Cocoa Island, by COMO

The COMO Cocoa Island resort is famous for its wellness center, attracting those looking for a spa and wellness getaway. But what makes this resort unique is the villas that’s inspired by local dhoni (sailing) boats😮 Staying in a boat suite, you’ll also get a private sea access and a terrace overlooking the ocean 😍

HHWT Maldives Resorts Cocoa Island by COMO Dhoni SuiteCredit: COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives on Facebook

Imagine watching the sun rise from the comfort of your bed – in your boat suite no less. This is bound to give you a unique holiday experience like no other 😉 With special menus daily and various spa services for your choosing, you’ll be given the royal treatment!

Credit: COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives on Facebook

Price: From USD1100

Halal dining options: Yes
Villa and pool privacy: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Removal of minibar upon request
Spa: Private spa treatment rooms, in-room treatment

Highlights

  • Dhoni Suites
  • Private sandbank dining
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing lesson

Click here to book!


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Spoilt for choice? Shut your eyes, scroll really quickly and pick one at random. We’re sure you won’t go wrong with any of these resorts 😉

Have a resort that you would love to recommend to us? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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