Paradise Found: The Newest and Most Luxurious Resorts to Visit in the Maldives in 2023 - Lets Go Maldives

Paradise Found: The Newest and Most Luxurious Resorts to Visit in the Maldives in 2023

March 12, 2023

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Paradise on earth just got even better with the opening of several new resorts in the Maldives.

If you’re looking for the ultimate tropical getaway, these stunning properties are sure to exceed your expectations.

From luxurious overwater villas to pristine beaches and world-class dining options, these resorts offer everything you

need for an unforgettable vacation. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your significant other, or with your family,

there’s a resort that caters to your needs. 

Check out our carefully curated compilation of resorts that will leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.


• Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

• Madifushi Private Island

• Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

• Amari Raaya Maldives

• Joy Island Resort Maldives 


Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

Opened in April, 2022


In the pristine South Ari Atoll, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is just a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male,

and offers guests the idyllic island experience epitomizing all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives, offering small

island charm with contemporary architecture and bespoke finishing touches.


An island over 350 meters in width, Maafushivaru is partially shaded by its lush vegetation encircled by white beaches adjacent

to a spectacular house reef where a myriad of fish can be seen.


The resort is offering 81 villas in different distinct styles, all with direct access to the beach or with clear views to the ocean.

The villas are well-appointed yet simple in design and architecture blending in beautifully with the laid-back environment of the Maldives. 

Moodhu Grill is one of the signature dining experiences, with five overwater private dining platforms, open to the stars above and the coral reef below. 


Last but not the least, located just a few minutes away from some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in South Ari Atoll,

Maafushivaru Resort offers diverse diving and snorkeling trips which will let you experience the wonders of the underwater world,

as well as activities on the water, including windsurfing and kayaking.




Madifushi Private Island

Opened in November, 2022


Set foot onto the island that invites and inspires tranquility. The resort has been architecturally designed to sit in harmony

with the natural environment, senses are awakened – not overwhelmed.


Madifushi Private Island is a nature centric island, an unblemished serene coastal getaway for everyone ready to be relieved.

Its beauty lies in the untainted crystal blue waters blending as one with rich natural seagrasses and corals accompanied by wildlife,

radiating soothing waves and air of purity.


The island’s forefront is surrounded by 26 Serene Pool Villas, 3 Two-Bedroom Serene Pool Villas and 1 Grand Madifushi Serenity Pool Villa.

Whereas you can step into the clear waters with 46 Aqua Pool Villas, 3 Tranquil Aqua Pool Villas, and 1 Grand Madifushi Aqua Pool Villa,

stretched out into the vast lagoon.


Sit back and indulge at Madifushi’s many delicious dining options, from beachfront bites to exquisite private dining, for an authentic flavor

of local and international cuisines.


In addition, Madifushi Private Island is home to unique Mandara SPA experiences. A truly authentic experience for guests to take part in

color rituals which have been curated to harmonize with the chakra system of the body to bring about physical, emotional and spiritual enlightenment.



Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

Opening in April, 2023


Set on Fares Island at the western edge of Baa Atoll, this untouched paradise of white sandy beaches & vibrant biodiversity offers 176 Villas,

Studios & Pavilions for your stay. Feel the perfect balance between ambience, scent & comfort as you relax & enjoy sleep in a dimension

specially crafted for you.


The resort is reachable within 35 minutes by Seaplane via Velana International Airport or 20 minutes by Domestic flight combined with

35 minutes by speedboat ride routed through Velana International Airport & Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport. 


Avani+ doesn’t forget about their little guests either. There are children’s own fun filled programs at the AvaniKids Kids Club & around

the island throughout the week in addition to children’s own restaurant & outdoor Water Park.


The uniqueness of the resort is an outdoor museum on Bandia Avenue, where you can discover traditional Maldivian weaving.

Named for the beautiful clay Bandias used to fetch water from nearby wells, this avenue is dedicated to the women of the Maldives & their

skillfull arts & crafts. Raising awareness about traditional art & inspiring the next generation is something the resort is genuinely passionate about.




Amari Raaya Maldives

Opening in June, 2023


Amari Raaya Maldives is the newest luxury destination resort found on a lush private island in Raa Atoll, inspired by the natural surroundings,

open ocean and a sense of castaway adventure. Here, guests can embark on an adventure of a lifetime through spectacular dining, exciting activities,

and unobstructed ocean views from 187 beach and ocean villas.


Interwoven into the resort experience is the story of Seb, a shipwrecked artist who made the island his home. This castaway story frames the

resort’s experience, showcasing the remnants of Seb’s life including his art studio, ship and watch towers converted to private dining and

star gazing venues. In the evening the guests can enjoy live entertainment, traditional Boduberu and regular cultural events.


Activities like diving, water sports and excursions take the fun out onto the open ocean, while the island offers a vast range of amazing food,

relaxing spa treatments at Maai SPA and a myriad of outdoor adventures including archery, kids’ play areas, mini golf, paddle tennis and more.




Joy Island Resort Maldives

Opening in September, 2023


This beautiful island’s shape is like a butterfly, a wide white sandy beach, surrounded by a stunning turquoise lagoon and a house reef

on one side of the island. Joy Island by The Cocoon Collection is located in North Malé Atoll, just a 40-minute speedboat journey from

Velana International Airport.


The resort features 150 rooms; 89 accommodations on the beach, and 61 located overwater. Designed in fresh tones and ambience that

compliments the vibrant colors of Maldives.


Each dining outlet will remind you of different places and cities in the world, but from where you can see the amazing Indian Ocean,

while experienced SPA therapists will make your serene holiday dream come true with a wide range of therapeutic treatments from various corners

of the world to ensure a sublime spa experience, designed to heal the mind, body and spirit.


Last but not the least, Joy’s Kids Club has a wide variety of activities to keep younger guests happy and entertained. The Kids club is fully supervised

by professional adult staff.



So, pack your bags and get ready to experience the epitome of luxury and relaxation. We do hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at some

of the new resorts that have opened their doors or are about to open in the Maldives this year, and what they have to offer for travelers seeking

a truly unforgettable holiday!


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