The Best Spas in The Maldives
In the 1960s, a United Nations mission on development claimed that the islands were not suitable for tourism. However, when the first resort opened in 1972, tourism flourished. Today, there are over 105 resorts located in the Maldives.
The proliferation of resorts brought about the establishment of several spas within most of these resorts. The promise of tranquil unpolluted waters and the serenity of this paradise has proven to be irresistible to many travelers. But with so many spas to choose from and with limited days to stay, you need to find the best spa in the Maldives.
Here is a list of the top spas in the Maldives. Expect to receive nothing less than first-rate services at the best spa in Maldives.
1. Lime Spa at Huvafen Fushi, North Malé Atoll, Maldives
Aptly named Huvafen Fushi, which literally means Dream Island, this resort in North Malé Atoll has 43 villas, all of which are equipped with modern amenities. Each villa also comes with a plunge pool.
While staying at Huvafen Fushi, why not immerse yourself in a unique wellness experience? The Lime Spa at Huvafen Fushi resort offers beauty treatments in its eight treatment rooms, two of which are underwater.
In the underwater rooms, you can watch different types of fish swim by as you enjoy the spa’s signature treatments such as the Marine Wave, an aromatic scalp and body massage or Pulp Friction, a full body exfoliation that uses sea salts and botanical oils.
Due to the popularity of these treatments, booking a reservation is recommended before you visit the resort.
Huvafen Fushi is easily accessible by speedboat. It is approximately 20 to 30 minutes away from the airport.
2. Banyan Tree Spa at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, North Malé Atoll, Maldives
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a beautiful and magical place in North Malé Atoll in the Maldives. Only 19 km. away from the airport, it takes only 30 minutes to reach Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru by speedboat.
This resort is a favorite destination of couples on their honeymoon and families who just want to relax and rejuvenate while spending quality time together. With its pristine beaches, clear turquoise waters and elegantly designed villas, what more can you ask for?
Perhaps the best treat the resort offers: Pampering from highly-skilled therapists at the best spa in the Maldives – The Banyan Tree Spa.
The Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru was named Best Luxury Hotel Spa (Indian Ocean) – the continent winner in the 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards in March 2014.
Indulge in Banyan Tree’s traditional Eastern healing therapies that focus on physical, mental and spiritual harmony. Feel invigorated and relaxed during your stay at the resort. There are several therapists on hand to provide you with the different treatments that they offer using natural local ingredients such as coconut, avocado and rice flour.
3. Anantara Spa at Anantara Kihavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives
A 30-minute seaplane flight will take you from Malé International Airport to Anantara Kihavah in Baa Atoll, Maldives. As your plane approaches the resort, you are treated to a view of stunning coral islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Anantara Kihavah has 79 large private pool villas over the water and along a stretch of private beach. Each villa comes with state-of-the-art amenities, a pool and a villa host whom you can call on any time of the day to attend to your needs.
Snorkeling among the reefs is a must within Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. You also have to try the resort’s underwater restaurant. It provides a unique and unforgettable dining experience.
The Anantara Spa is one of the best spas in the Maldives. This tranquil sanctuary is the perfect place to detoxify, relax and revitalize. Professional therapists will nurture and pamper you with the spa’s signature treatments using fresh ingredients from the island.
4. Anantara Spa at Anantara Dhigu, South Malé, Maldives
Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa has some of the most spacious luxury villas in the Maldives. You can opt to stay at a villa that has a private plunge pool or one that is positioned in such a way that guests can catch the sunrise or sunset. Each villa is just a few feet has direct access to the resort’s pristine beach.
The Anantara luxury spa is an experience every guest should have at the resort. You can choose from 9 luxurious treatment suites set over the lagoon on the island. They also have 2 double treatment suites that come with a Jacuzzi and an alfresco relaxation area.
Highly-skilled therapists provide you with signature spa treatments that will surely help you de-stress and reinvigorate your mind and body.
5. Angsana Spa at Angsana Ihuru Resort, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
Angsana Ihuru is surrounded by one of the best-preserved coral reefs in Maldives. This is due to the resort’s commitment to the environment. It has solar heating and provides biodegradable toiletries to its guests.
The resort has thatched-roof beachfront villas with private patios and dining and seating areas in their private yards. Some villas have their own open-air jet pool.
Angsana Ihuru provides guided snorkeling safaris, Maldivian cooking classes and has a 5-Star PADI dive center.
After taking part in water activities, health and beauty treatments from local therapists would be the best way to end the day. Indulge in the soothing touch of warm bamboo and long, firm massage strokes that help ease stiff muscles and stimulate blood circulation. Relax and enjoy your stay in this tranquil abode in the Maldives.