We’ve rounded up our top 10 wellness retreats in the Maldives to help you plan your next healthy holiday. The Maldives has always been a favorite vacation spot for adventurous travelers for its beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters, and is now also one of the top destinations for a rejuvenating wellness journeys.
1. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat offers a wide range of spa treatments and wellness experiences. The resort offers yoga classes with their world-class resident yogis and uses ayurvedic practices in their spa treatments. Try out their all-inclusive panchakarma (‘five therapies’ in Sanskrit) which is an Ayurvedic detoxification and cleansing personalized program to help you remove deep-rooted stress and illness-causing toxins.
2. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi is a popular resort among celebrities, including tennis superstar Novak Djokovic. Shoes are removed as soon as guests get on the boat from the airport, and everyone is taken care of by a personal butler with the title Mr. Friday. Among a range of waster sports and romantic outdoor activities, Gili Lankanfushi also offers a 5-night active wellness program and a series of wellness journeys that allow guests to indulge in enriching spa sessions at the serene Meera Spa. Holistic Healing is a 5-night wellness program for those who are looking for a beautifying spa experience that not only nurtures the body, but also the mind and soul. It includes a one-on-one consultation on arrival, daily yoga classes, guided breath-work sessions, bespoke treatments and an essential oil making workshop to create remedies to take home.
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3. Six Senses Laamu
The only resort in the Laamu Atoll, Six Senses Laamu is a combination of on-land and overwater villas constructed on sustainable materials and set around the palm-fringed paradise. The resort combines some of the best holistic treatments, with the healing benefits of the surrounding environment and expert knowledge of their spa team to create wellness programs that will set you on a path towards a healthier lifestyle. You begin your wellness journey with a non-invasive health screening, which measures your key physiological biomarkers. A wellness program will be created based on your results to meet your goals.
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4. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
At Anantara Kihavah, not only are you staying in the most Instagrammable hotel in the world, but you also experience nurturing wellness activities and spa treatments that will help you refocus and reboot. Its surroundings and tranquil setting will take your mind off the stress of life and help you recharge. Anantara Kihava features the Maldives’ only medi spa, Cocoon Medical Spa, where you can indulge in mani-pedis and a range of cutting-edge aesthetic facials.
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5. Velaa Private Island
Velaa Private Island is the perfect place to get fit and healthy if you want to go on a healthy holiday. Velaa’s wellness retreat combines medical consultations, high tech body analysis, healthy meal plan with a diverse exercise regimen and results-oriented spa treatments. You also have a personal trainer to help you set goals on your initial assessment and coaches you through the whole retreat to reach them. Get ready for a week of exercise and healthy eating guaranteed to inspire you to continue to live a healthier life back home.
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6. COMO Maalifushi
If you’re looking for a solo trip, visit COMO Maalifushi and experience their award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat. The retreat allows you to sample all of their wellness experiences, such as the COMO Shambhala scrubs, massages, reflexology and facials, as well as daily al fresco yoga sessions. Located in the Thaa Atoll, which is the most isolated atoll in the Maldives, it is the perfect location to decompress and nurture your wellbeing while experiencing five-star luxuries in the Indian Ocean.
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7. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives is another favorite of ours for its luxury wellness experience that is sure to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Anantara Veli Maldives’ 3-night Cellular Rejuvenation Retreat allows you to take part in the resort’s wellness and fitness classes, and enjoy some of the best spa treatments you will ever experience. At Anantara Veli, you take a break from the cyber world and immerse yourself in the beauty of mother nature.
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8. One&Only Reethi Rah
Located on one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah is surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, featuring amazing sea life right on their doorstep. The resort offers personalized retreats and programs aimed to meet your wellness needs. Not only do they offer individual retreats for the solo traveler, the resort also has retreat programs for couples and families. The resort offers water activities, yoga classes, Pilates, meditation, as well as personal training.
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9. Soneva Jani
Enjoy a wellness experience like no other at Soneva Jani. Their Soneva Spa allows you to rethink your lifestyle with a focus on wellness and to learn new skills in achieving your goals. They offer a wide range of massages, scrubs and wraps, facials, mani-pedis, and Ayurvedic therapies. The Soneva Spa also offers yoga classes and is fully-equipped with a gym, guaranteed to help you on your wellness journey. After a relaxing day at the spa, enjoy snorkelling and get a glimpse of marine life. Have a picnic under the stars with the resort’s Midnight Astronomy Picnic to end the day. Soneva founder Sonu Shivdasani talks barefoot luxury and secret to success in our exclusive interview.
10. Joali Maldives
Luxury and wellness meet at Joali Maldives. Located on Muravandhoo island in the Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives, Joali is an exotic resort with 73 private beach and water villas and residences. The resort’s Joali Spa by ESPA offers tailor-made treatments to give you the ultimate spa experience, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and beautiful. Their signature treatments will completely restore your body’s vibrancy and vitality, as well as unlock your inner joy. Don’t forget to bring your gym clothes and head to the fitness center. Working out is much more enjoyable when you have the breathtaking view of the Maldives in front of you.
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