Contance Halaveli Maldives

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Laze away in the sanctuary of an overwater bungalow, and admire some of the world’s most exotic marine life during a snorkeling excursion. Dine underwater. Get a massage underwater. Go clubbing — you guessed it — underwater. If this sounds like a dream vacation, you can experience it all in the Maldives: a chain of nearly 1,200 gorgeous islands that fan out across the Indian Ocean.

Most of the isles are uninhabited, but the ones that are feature some of the most over-the-top experiences for adventure travelers and sybarites alike. Island hopping is a must, which can be achieved with speedboat transfers, seaplanes, or local ferries and cruises.

Some of the planet’s best diving sites can be found in the Ari and Addu Atolls, and certainly, you’ll never want for pristine, white-sand beaches and the clearest of cerulean ocean views. With the country’s highest point measuring in at just 8 feet above sea level, you’ll truly be at one with the water.

At its core, a trip to the Maldives is all about relaxation; so why worry about something as silly as pricey line items during your luxurious vacation?

Many of the top-rated properties in the archipelago offer “half board” or “full board” options, in which just breakfast or breakfast and dinner are offered as part of the nightly rate.

Keep in mind, however, that there are surprisingly few true all-inclusive in the Maldives, and even fewer packages that include high-end liquor.

To help you sort through the options, we’ve picked out favorite Maldivian hideaways that take the all-inclusive concept seriously, including epicurean delights, dreamy accommodations, and ultra-luxe extras. There might even be a private lagoon with your name on it.

 

Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives

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Constance Moofushi

Hop aboard a Maldivian dhoni boat for your complimentary 90-minute excursion around the island of Moofushi, nestled within the South Ari Atoll, because the Cristal All-Inclusive Package at this Constance resort leaves nothing to be desired. You can have pancakes by the pool, unlimited signature cocktails, and all of your meals at the sand-floored restaurant where the menu changes daily. Even wine pairings from the expansive wine cellar are covered. There are also more than 30 dive sites within a half hour of the island (additional fees apply), but you’ll likely be perfectly happy spending your time relaxing in your thatch-roofed villa floating above the turquoise sea.

Contance Halaveli Maldives
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Constance Halaveli

Moofushi’s sister property, Constance Halaveli, caters to multigenerational trips, with family, two-story, or Presidential villa options, and the on-site Constance Kids Club, where little ones can play in the sand, learn how to make pizza and ice cream, or watch movies. For adults, all villas come with a private plunge pool and terrace. The island itself is shaped like a dhoni and sits in the North Ari Atoll, making it a prime location for diving, snorkeling, and dolphin watching. The all-inclusive rate takes care of all meals and beverages (at select restaurants and bars), free Wi-Fi, and one scheduled diving excursion per stay, among plenty of other perks like complimentary in-room movies and snorkeling equipment.

 

Adaaran Prestige Water Villas Maldives

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Adaaran Prestige Water Villas All Inclusive

Twenty upscale villas, outfitted with chic, wooden interiors and glass-bottomed sundecks, hover over the waters of the Raa Atoll. Take full advantage of Adaaran Prestige’s abundant amenities and lovely details, like sparkling wine upon arrival, daily fresh fruit and hors d’oeuvres, and nightly turndown service, complete with petit fours. Should you actually have a need for something, butler services is on-call around the clock. Booking the all-inclusive package gets you meals and drinks, a beach dining experience, a 30-minute spa treatment, one diving session, and a sunset photo cruise or nighttime fishing tour.

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives

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Four Seasons Private Island at Voavah

For $36,000 per night, you can cross “live like a celebrity on a remote private island” off your bucket list. Voavah assures prospective guests that there are accommodations for private staff, should they need it, and that flying in big name acts to create a mini-Coachella is totally doable. It’s all about supreme luxury at the seven-bedroom, three-villa paradise situated on UNESCO territory. The resort even boasts its own yacht and seaplane, private chefs, and a spa stilted above the lagoon. The stay is fully customizable: snorkel with manta rays in the morning, enjoy a lobster-themed dinner, and end the night reveling in the talents of a Maldivian dance troupe.