We review the best Marriott hotels in the Maldives. An overwater bungalow at a luxury Maldives resort is, for many people, the dream vacation, and there are plenty of Marriotts to spend and earn Bonvoy points at, including St. Regis. However, there are no Ritz-Carlton branded hotels in the Maldives.
Wherever you decide to stay, in the Maldives, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
This is our top Marriott branded pick for the Maldives. As you swoop in on your seaplane transfer, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort appears as a mammoth lobster on the azure waters. This private island getaway, remote even for the Maldives, was designed for today’s experiential traveler, from its daring architecture to its dive center, where marine biologists catalog the rich biodiversity (dolphins and mantas have been spotted). Hop on a Jet Ski or Seabob, get a lava shell massage in the overwater spa, try antigravity yoga, or charter the Azimut yacht for a sunset cruise. Each of the 77 villas has its own butler for personal pampering.
If you want to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points here for an overwater villa, you will need to spend between 70,000 and 100,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 8 hotel, but do remember that redemption nights are not always available, and even when they are, you still have to pay for your seaplane transfers, which always add to the price of a Maldives holiday. If you are paying for your stay and collect points, our luxury travel concierge offers fabulous free benefits at this hotel.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives
The new Ritz-Carlton Maldives has reservations for the all-villa property on the beaches of North Malé Atoll open for May 2021.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Island has a minimalist approach to luxury, allowing the pristine beaches, crystal oceans, and boundless marine wildlife to take center stage. Each of the 100 villas will boast floor-to-ceiling glass walls for truly indoor-outdoor living.
The resort will also offer seven restaurants and bars showcasing global cuisine through simple ingredients, an overwater spa offering treatments inspired by directional energy, and a kids club with daily activities, as well as access to the Fari Marina with luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Immerse into Maldivian stories as Sangu shells are blown and Boduberu drums are crafted. Create memories to the sounds of the drums beating as the sunsets.
3. JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Find your respite in stylish overwater villas and beach villas with plush bedding, private pools, and decks with stunning views of the shimmering Indian Ocean. Delight your palate with distinctive Japanese, Italian, and global cuisine, along with treetop dining and buffet breakfasts at diverse dining destinations. Discover a wide variety of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and sailing. Children can also enjoy their own adventures in the Maldives at the Little Griffins kids’ club. If you want to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points here for an overwater villa, you will need to spend between 70,000 and 100,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 8 hotel.
4. W Maldives
W Maldives is a luxury 5-star private island resort. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool, a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking reefs. From the moment you step onto this heart-shaped island playground, welcoming infinite days amplified by the only music curator in the Maldives, playful guestrooms, and innovative cocktails and cuisine create a cutting-edge lifestyle experience.
Once again, If you want to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points here for an overwater villa, you will need to spend between 70,000 and 100,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 8 hotel.
5. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is beautifully situated on the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, surrounded by the Indian Ocean. This stunning overwater hotel (with overwater rooms) offers an incomparable setting for your Maldives visit.
Retreat to your secluded suite or villa, where you will be greeted by unbroken ocean views, a private deck, and, in select accommodations, a private pool. When you are ready to leave your paradise, sample delicious dining in the restaurants, relax poolside or on the beach, indulge at the wellness spa, play tennis, or explore the resort grounds.
This resort is slightly cheaper if you are burning your Marriott Bonvoy points. You will need to spend between 50,000 and 70,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 7 hotel.
6. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Much cheaper in cash price and redemptions, but still with overwater villas, is the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa in the stunning North Malé Atoll. Surrounded by a shimmering turquoise lagoon, pristine white sandy beaches, and swaying palms, this 5-star star family resort sets the stage for unforgettable family vacations.
Located 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport, the resort offers water recreations, including diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing. Nourish your well-being in one of the 176 beautifully designed hotel rooms, overwater bungalows, and ocean view villas, many equipped with private plunge pools. Indulge in diverse and delectable fare at seven restaurants and bars, featuring international cuisine, signature cocktails, and stunning views of the North Malé Atoll. Indulge in a signature treatment in your own spa pavilion at the full-service spa on a private island.
This resort is very much cheaper in points and cash. You will need to spend between 40,000 and 60,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 6 hotel. It is worth remembering that the base rooms here are not overwater, so your base point redemption won’t get one of those in-demand overwater villas.
7. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is not part of the Marriott Bonvoy brand, but it is part of the Hilton brand and is therefore worth considering if you are part of the Hilton Honors loyalty scheme. You will be able to redeem your points here, and it is a truly great resort.
Are you looking for the ultimate luxury cast-away? Take a look at this Private Island, featuring a stunning three-bedroom beach villa, two-bedroom overwater villa, four-bedroom residence, five swimming pools, spa, gym, watersports, and a private entertainment clubhouse. The 32,000 square meter island sanctuary comes complete with a dedicated chef and personal concierge to attend to all your needs. This is the ultimate relaxation.
8. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Once again, the Park Hyatt is an option if you want to redeem points, but this hotel is part of Hyatt rather than Marriott. Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa provides a pure barefoot-luxury experience in the deepest and most conserved atoll in the Maldives. From one of just 50 villas, each with a private deck and direct access to the sea, you can immerse yourself by snorkeling the house reef, going dolphin watching, getting certified at the PADI Dive Centre, and exploring the best dive sites in the atoll; practice yoga at sunrise or learn local recipes in a hands-on cooking class. Dining choices include The Island Grill and The Dining Room, or opt for intimate dinners at The Drift or The Bar.
9. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an exotic playground full of possibilities. Seriously, does it get more over the top than the world’s first undersea residence? The other 150 villas and suites are equally surreal, with private sun terraces, plunge pools, and stairs leading straight into the Indian Ocean. At the overwater spa, alchemists work their magic using pure Himalayan salts and essential oils. Curated experiences are truly inspired, from a coral adoption program led by a marine biologist to mastering the art of noodle rolling with celebrity chef Jereme Leung. Conrad is a luxury Hilton Honors brand, so you can look to redeem your Hilton points here if you want an alternative to paying the rack rate.
10. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
While Four Seasons is not part of the Marriott group, nor can it be booked on points, it does offer the most comprehensive resort experience in the Maldives with two distinctive resorts, an exclusive-use private island, and a luxury live-aboard catamaran, offering leisurely cruising between their resorts so you can discover everything that the Maldives has to offer.
Of course, there is no Four Seasons rewards program, but if you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or even want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a 30-minute seaplane transfer from the main airport and offers a natural 44-acre wilderness in the secluded Baa Atoll. This is just the perfect place to snorkel with turtles, dolphins, and lemon sharks, all swimming around in the 2-kilometer lagoon.
The spa here is incredible. Immerse in the healing treatments at the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat. Ayurvedic options in all four restaurants also complement these treatments.
Those who want to be educated can join pioneering marine research projects. If you just want to escape, you can simply hide away in one of the beach villas hidden down dense jungle paths or choose to stay over the water so that you can swim with the fish first thing in the morning.
They say: “Imagine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters punctuated with pops of green jungle stretching out as far as you can see – and that’s just the beginning. On Landaa Giraavaru, you can dive deep into the Indian Ocean to visit manta rays in their natural habitat, reset body and mind at our island Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat, lead your taste buds on an international journey from Morocco to Italy and back again, sip sundowners at our floating Seabar to the mingling sounds of ambient music and the rustling waves, or relax in your villa and do absolutely nothing at all.”
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