Whilst there are supremely luxurious ‘money-no-object’ resorts in the Maldives, there is also a good choice of excellent resorts offering all-inclusive holidays at more affordable prices.
At first glance an all-inclusive option may look expensive, but given the amount of food, drink and activities that are often included, it can be the best way to enjoy your holiday to the full, secure in the knowledge that you’re getting the best possible value. Food quality really matters on Maldives’ holidays, so make sure your all-inclusive meal plan offers a good selection of dining options. The Maldives, for many, are a once-in-a-lifetime destination, so if you really want to enjoy it all, and not be restricted by your budget, an all-inclusive option can be a fine choice.
Our top 5 all-inclusive hotels
Constance Moofushi Maldives
As the only option at Constance Moofushi Maldives is all-inclusive it means that very little isn’t included: premium spirits and daily replenished mini bar, buffet breakfasts and dinners, a choice of buffet or a la carte lunch plus at least one a la carte dinner. Boating excursions, guided snorkelling, and non-motorised watersports are also included alongside complimentary gym access and snorkelling equipment.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
Well-loved by families and couples, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi delivers excellent value for money, especially with its Signature Premium all-inclusive option. You can expect a wide variety of drinking and dining options, complimentary snorkelling gear to explore the house reef and a dedicated kids’ club for younger guests.
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
Family friendly LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas has a wallet-friendly all-inclusive option which includes access to six of the resort’s seven restaurants and five bars. Unlimited ice cream during afternoon tea and a self-serve mini bar make for memorable extras.
OZEN Life Madhoo
The Indulgence Plan at OZEN Life Madhoo is one of the most generous all-inclusive options available. It includes all meals, from breakfast with bubbles, snacks and beverages, to lunch, in-room mini bar and dinner at any of the resort’s five restaurants. It also features one fine-dining experience at M6m, the underwater seafood restaurant. Spa services and diving sessions are also included, the quantity increasing relative to the length of your stay, as are snorkelling excursions and your choice of adventures from a comprehensive list of options.
Diamonds Athuruga, in the South Ari Atoll, is one of the Maldives most consistent properties which is well maintained with regular improvements enhancing its appeal. The resort’s all-inclusive plan includes meals at the Maakeyn buffet restaurant for those in beach bungalows and at Restaurant Thari for those in overwater villas. Mini bars are refilled daily, and selected watersports and an island excursion are covered.
More all-inclusive options
Laidback and barefoot Meeru Island Resort & Spa has an all-inclusive plus package whereby guests can enjoy buffet breakfast, lunches and dinners at one of the two buffet restaurants as well as light bites throughout the day at Dhoni bar, and house drinks. Additional inclusions at this unpretentious resort cover snorkelling trips and a sunset cruise, windsurfing and golf lessons, complimentary yoga classes and access to the sports facilities like tennis courts and kayaks.
Meeru Cafe, Meeru Island Resort & Spa
The all-inclusive option at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is generous, covering unlimited food and drinks in buffet restaurants, discounts at a la carte options, and in-room mini bars as well as little perks such as a free snorkelling lesson, yoga, and a sunset cruise. A Gold Package with premium alcohol and free a la carte dining is also available.
Hurawalhi Island Resort, which welcomes guests over 15 years of age, offers an all-inclusive plus package that includes a choice between daily buffet meals, set menus at a couple of restaurants, a premium selection of more than 200 beverages and complimentary access to a range of sports facilities including the gym, tennis courts and kayaks. A sunset dolphin cruise and half-hour snorkelling session are also included.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa includes daily massages as part of its generous all-inclusive package. Other perks include gourmet meals, premium drinks, a constantly replenished mini bar, diving plans and excursions: you can opt to snorkel the nearby coral reef or take a leisurely sunset cruise.
Baros Maldives is popular with couples and offers a variety of packages including Romantic Moments which comes with free champagne and a private candlelit dinner, which is great for honeymooners. There’s also an all-inclusive package available to couples and families alike. Called Baros Delight, it includes all three meals, select drinks, and one dinner at the high-end Lighthouse dinner restaurant every four days.
Sandbank picnic, destination dining at Baros Maldives
Other meal plans
If you’re not sure that an all-inclusive option is for you, then you may want to look into some of the other meal plans that are available. There are full board choices at a lower price point, or half board packages which include breakfast and dinner, and quite often a range of drinks and snacks too. There are also breakfast only options, or room only packages where no extras are included in the price of your holiday, should you feel that the inclusions which an all-inclusive package bring would not represent good value for the type of holiday you have planned.
Although a large number of five star hotels do not offer an all-inclusive option the following five star hotels feature attractive dine around options, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, Baros Maldives and Seaside Finolhu.