Where better in the world that you get the opportunity of me-time, self-reflection, indulge in curated experiences, sun, dive, make new friends and paddleboard into the sunset than the in the Maldives? The beautiful island nation in the Indian ocean offers enticing prospects for the solo traveller who’s treating one’s self to the bounty of pristine waters, palm-fringed islands and the warmth of Maldivian hospitality with a resort holiday.
Here are 3 barefoot boutique resorts that are perfect for solo travel.
Famed for its long sandbank, this secluded haven is a 20-minute scenic seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport. For the solo traveller, Veligandu offers an island host service ensuring the stay is a perfect match for one’s lifestyle.
The 90 key property offers a choice of villas, all villas offer Jacuzzi and direct access to the beach or the sea from the over-water timber deck. Relax on the palm-fringed beaches, at the infinity pool or at the two bars at either end of the islands offering uninterrupted sea views.
Explore the rich dive sites, go on snorkelling and excursions, yachting and sunset cruising, do water sports, and tickle the taste buds at the excellent buffet or let the à la carte restaurant take you on a culinary journey including cooking lessons.
Need a buddy to play tennis? The island hosts will be ready to play a match. The over-water spa is another option to relax and refresh. Watch the tangerine sunsets from your villa, or the beach. Fill the evenings with music, entertainment and star-gazing.
This truly adults only (+18 years) resort in the Maldives is a charming island in the Lhaviyani Atoll, famed for diving and classic Maldivian comfort and charm. Guest must hop aboard a scenic, 45-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport to get to Komandoo.
The all-villa 65 key property lets you select from beach or over-water villas, both with direct access to the sea. Make your itineraries with the island hosts fondly known as Champions who will take you diving, dining, spa and teach you handcraft.
The evenings are for watching sunsets at the oceanfront bars and letting the champions show guests how to dance like a Maldivian to the rhythm of the Bodu Beru drums. Komandoo is a no shoes-no news island for barefoot bliss to take a break and rejuvenate.
Kagi Maldives is a well-being resort in the Maldives. Situated in the North Malé atoll, only a scenic 60-minute boat ride or a 15-minute seaplane transfer away from the international airport.
The 50 key properties designed by the renowned New York-based architect Yuji Yamazaki is a destination to relax, rejuvenate and restore in the Maldives. Guests are guaranteed sea views in every villa, situated on the beach and perch above the ocean. Each villa has its own private pool.
Be it to RELEASE stress, RESTORE balance and REGAIN momentum with a full detox or break away from it all, Kagi offers a no-guilt well-being retreat with a sense of freedom with its Kagi Maldives Pure Life experience.
The resort contains a stunning 1,500 sqm overwater spa complex with a sound healing room and gym, six convivial bars and restaurants, a wine cellar, space for romance, curated activities, choice of excursion, and excellent diving.