Adults-only resorts in the Maldives – 13 paradise islands for your child-free holiday

When you think about a relaxing vacation, what do you see? Most people imagine a quiet beach, the sound of waves playing in the background, and maybe a feel of white, powdered sand that’s so white, that your eyes hurt. If you want to feel this exclusive quietness, choosing one of the adults-only resorts in the Maldives will be your best bet.

I get it! No matter if you’re planning your honeymoon, you are child-free, or even planning your first trip away without the kids, I can absolutely understand the need for a quiet place while you’re on vacation. Don’t quote me on this, but there are actually studies that show that even parents don’t like children in general, but only their children in particular.

As the Maldives is a great destination for couples on their first or second (or third, no one’s judging) honeymoon, the need for total privacy and extreme romance is even more so understandable. If this is not the place to enjoy your peace, where would it be elsewhere?

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Tips on finding adults-only resorts in the Maldives

When I started to look into this subject, I thought I’d have an easy life. The joke was on me as I discovered that this information is not as easy to find as you’d think. Booking and the like did not consider this as a worthy filter, so you really have to open each accommodation option and check if they’re adult only or not.

For the best chance to find the best adult-only resorts in the Maldives on a budget, avoid school vacation times, as most parents cannot travel with children during these times. In Europe, the most known school vacation times are during the winter holidays and during the summer.

To avoid even parents with very small, pre-school children, you can book an overwater villa or ocean bungalow. Most resorts in the Maldives will not allow small children to stay in these rooms as there’s a danger they don’t want to expose themselves to, so even if there will be children on the island, you won’t be bothered by them very often.

Also, choosing an island resort without amenities catered towards families with children will give you a good chance. While a family with a baby doesn’t care about playgrounds and children’s pools, the ones with the bigger children (and louder, if I do say so myself) will always try to find these options.

A very important note: the resorts selected here are just the ones that are either described as adults only by themselves, or they have a children’s policy that does not allow children under 12 to be visiting. This is why there are so few options available, and believe me that I have worked really hard even to find these.

There are also quite a few resorts where there are areas that are not allowed for children, like more secluded pools and even private beaches. So if you’re willing to bend the child-free rule a tiny bit, you might have more chances than these very few options available here.

A few tips to limit your expenses

For a trip as expensive as this one, using a cashback app like WayAway Plus is a great option. You will probably make some money back right from the flights, and there’s quite a big chance that you’re going to get more than it costs very quickly.

I made a rough simulation with a return flight from San Francisco to Male and 7 nights at one of the cheapest resorts on the list, and you get the following cashback: about $150 for the accommodation and around $30 for the flights. This already covers the cost of WayAway Plus for a year, and I’m sure you can use it for other trips as well.

Always compare meal plans when it comes to the Maldives. As each island is a resort, you cannot really go to a cheap restaurant. You either buy their meal plans or you eat a la carte, but this is rarely an affordable option. So prioritize offers that include at least breakfast and dinner, if you want a better deal.

Breakfast and dinner are quite enough if you’re not a foodie. You can have a later breakfast and an early dinner and you won’t feel the need for lunch, especially if you’re more eager to go on activities than to just eat. If you drink alcohol daily though, look into an all-inclusive package as it will be the best value for you.

As the best season to visit the Maldives is between November and March, try to avoid the entire month of December and the 14th of February as well. The prices around these dates can increase exponentially and there’s a slim chance you’ll find what you wish for.

If you want to save even further, you can even visit the Maldives off-season or during the shoulder season. One of the locals has told me that a good off-season month to visit is July, but make this decision with the full understanding that you might get rainy days on your trip as well.

If you only want to check a water villa for an Instagram post or you really have limited resources, you can choose a standard room for most of your trip and stay in an overwater bungalow for one or two nights only. In the end, the sea is the same, no matter where you sleep at night.

And last, but not least, you can check out the rest of my tips on traveling on a budget. This short and sweet eBook will tell you everything you need to know to spend less while traveling, allowing you to go on multiple trips without increasing your budget.

Want to travel more without increasing your budget? Check out my eBook on ways to travel on a low budget and make it happen!

Before we dive in (see what I did there?), I want to specify that I have checked only the options available on Booking, and I cannot possibly include any prices in the post, as this will differ from one day to the other. You will have to use the provided buttons to get real prices for your estimated time.

My top pick? It’s really hard to pick just one, as they’re all gorgeous! The only resort marketed as adults-only is Robinson, so check it out if you want a safe bet. If you’re looking for good value for money, You & Me Maldives seems like the best option, as it even has some of the most affordable water villas as well. The highest review score goes to OBLU SELECT Lobigili with a whopping 9.8, so check it out as well if you’re aiming for a truly unique experience.

So, without further ado, let’s check out the best adults-only resorts in the Maldives!

Hotel name: Robinson Maldives - Adults only
Guest review: "We are travelling a lot, are "demanding guests" and always pick up top notch spots (...). Robinson Maldives is a perfect place - one need to see it to believe it. "
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.3
Meal plan included: All-Inclusive

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Hotel name: Mercure Maldives Kooddoo All-Inclusive Resort
Guest review: "Everything was nice: Beautiful villa, beautiful reef, the staff was perfect. You can even swim with sharks (whbo are not dangerous at all), as they are swimming on the reef."
Stars: 4*
Rating: 9.0
Meal plan included: All-Inclusive

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Hotel name: Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Guest review: "Milaidhoo is a very special place to both my husband and I. From the picturesque white beaches and clear blue ocean to the stylishly decorated villas, there is no detail that was not perfected."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.6
Meal plan included: Breakfast

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Hotel name: Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Guest review: "Everything was absolutely amazing! Thank you all very much for a memorable holiday! The room was absolutely awesome and the spa room is definitely worth it!"
Stars: 5*
Rating: 8.7
Meal plan included: Breakfast

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Hotel name: Hurawalhi Island Resort
Guest review: "If we could rate Hurawalhi at an 11 we would!  The staff, food, and villas were just awesome!  Views were incredible!  We sat and just took in the views for hours during our stay.  The numbers and diversity of marine life were unlike anything we've ever seen, diving and snorkeling."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.7
Meal plan included: Breakfast

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Hotel name: OBLU SELECT Lobigili
Guest review: "Such a good experience we loved the place! everything was clean and perfect!"
Stars: 4*
Rating: 9.8
Meal plan included: All-Inclusive

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Two sunbeds facing the sunset - the only picture worth taking in one of the adults-only resorts in the Maldives
Hotel name: You & Me Maldives
Guest review: "Special recommendation for underwater restaurant, spa, all restaurants with different cuisines, and for many of those programs and excursions honeymoon couples are getting significant discounts, giving you the opportunity to try them all."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.1
Meal plan included: Breakfast & dinner

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Hotel name: Thulhagiri Island Resort & Spa
Guest review: "I loved the water bungalow. I loved the sea, the beach, it was all so beautiful, never in my wildest dreams. It's like those pictures you claim is photoshopped but it's the actual picture."
Stars: 4*
Rating: 8.8
Meal plan included: Breakfast

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Hotel name: Komandoo Island Resort & Spa 
Guest review: "The whole island and hotel are simply incredible. I would highly the beauty of the house reef, the food at the restaurant (which was simply amazing) and the kindness of the entire staff."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.5
Meal plan included: Full board

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Hotel name: Baros Maldives
Guest review: "The staff are very friendly and professional. The rooms are exceptional as well. I tried both deluxe villa and over the water villa with pool. Both are very clean , relaxing and provide different experiences. Also I have to say the spa was amazing, staff are very proper and relaxing. The snorkeling was very nice and saw few sharks and stingrays."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.6
Meal plan included: Breakfast

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Hotel name: Kagi Maldives Spa Island
Guest review: "Great resort for relaxing and to enjoy serenity. The food selection was great with different variety and it was delicious. They had dinner buffet with different themes every night such as Arabic theme and Maldivian theme. "
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.4
Meal plan included: Breakfast

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Hotel name: Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Guest review: "Fabulous holiday. Everything was perfect, so beautiful and we loved the Anantara resort. Friendly and excellent service."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.1
Meal plan included: Breakfast & dinner

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Hotel name: Adaaran Prestige Water Villas - Premium All Inclusive  
Guest review: "We had a wonderful stay at the water villas and can highly recommend it! We didn’t have to lift a finger - everything we needed was just a call to butler away, and the food in restaurant was delicious and well-balanced. Menu was changing everyday, and we could choose from many different options."
Stars: 5*
Rating: 9.6
Meal plan included: All-Inclusive

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Adults-only resorts in the Maldives – the takeaway

WOW, that was hard! Not only trying to find the best options for you but looking at all of those pictures without being able to visit them all was quite depressing. I hope you’ll have a great holiday in one of these adult-only resorts in the Maldives. Send me pictures if you manage, I would be delighted to daydream and live vicariously through you.

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