Today, we’re shining the spotlight on an atoll that certainly deserves a lot more love and attention. Lhaviyani may be one of the Maldives’ most underrated atolls (and quite possibly the hardest to pronounce), but there’s no room for slacking when it comes to its untouched natural allure. Holidaymakers, whether luxury or budget, are bound to find immense beauty in this tropical haven, filled with lush green isles and pristine turquoise waters that stretch far beyond the eye can see.
For travelers who have a bit more to spend on their vacations, the luxury resorts at Lhaviyani comprise some of the best in the country. To make the choice a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of five incredible resorts situated in Lhaviyani atoll below, so you can rest assured you’ll be getting that picture-perfect Maldivian holiday you’ve always been dreaming of.
Set on an enchanting private island in the pristine Lhaviyani atoll, Hurawalhi Island Resort is much like your relationship: it is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure; it stirs up your every atom with an intricate blend of intimacy and thrill. The 90-villa, adults-only luxury resort is as brilliant as the ocean that laps against its beaches. You can swoon over photos of the Maldives, but nothing will prepare you for the beautiful blend of barefoot bliss and contemporary design found here.
Sitting in Lhaviyani atoll, this island is home to one of the most exquisite landscapes. Fushifaru is located between two channels connecting the atolls inner lagoon to the outer sea. Its historical and natural distinctiveness is evident from three of the most extraordinary dive sites in the southern channel, synonymously named after the island. Neighbouring a sand bank towards the north, Fushifaru is also surrounded by a nationally protected reef. You can reach Fushifaru from a seaplane ride of just 35 minutes giving you a sky-high view of your lively island nation host. The turquoise waters are home to a various marine ecosystems, white, sandy beaches and vast, marvelling reefs.
Cocoon Maldives blends the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty, all set against the backdrop of the azure Indian Ocean. Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, this resort is located on the pristinely stunning island of Ookolhufinolhu in Lhaviyani Atoll. The resort has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. The property is designed by Daniele Lago, chairman and designer of Lago.
Innahura Maldives Resort is a comfortable and fun 4-star island crafted for the young and at young at heart. The property is laid back, fun and filled with adventure. A total of 78 beach bungalows line Innahura’s beach. Whether it be your honeymoon, family get-together or simply a week or two living the good life on a small island in the middle of the ocean, look no further for a more affordable holiday with a Maldivian twist.
Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Komandoo, in Lhaviyani Atoll. Coupling the beauty of the Maldives with the charm of a small resort, this resort is custom-made for romance. It is 500 meters long by 200 meters wide, about 10 hectares (25 acres). Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 40-minute flight. Komandoo welcomes guests 18 years and older.