Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives: Top 3 (Updated 2021)

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Gay resorts in the Maldives. Generally speaking, well known private resorts in the Maldives are welcoming towards all LGBTQ couples and most of the 4 & 5* hotels are gay friendly Resorts Maldives.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Maldives face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. The Maldives law criminalises homosexuality and prescribes criminal penalties for same-sex sexual conduct and relationships.
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland.

 Top attractions to visit in Maldives

Best Day Trips in Maldives

 

The Maldives isn’t just known for its snorkeling and scuba diving. It also ranks highly as one of the world’s top dolphin destinations. Dolphins are everywhere in the Maldives. They’re really friendly and are frequently known to swim up to tourist boats.

1. W Maldives 5* – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

W Maldives
W Maldives

Enjoy the inviting blue waters, beautiful reefs and white sands of the Maldives while staying at the W Maldives. Offering a tranquil escape, the hotel features a diving centre, fitness centre and outdoor infinity pool. .

Spacious villas offer direct beach, reef or ocean access and come with a private plunge pool. They are fitted with a 42-inch plasma TV and a BOSE CD and DVD player. Comforts include W’s signature bedding, outdoor daybeds, a tea/coffee maker and minibar. The private bathroom comes with a rain shower, toiletries and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available in the rooms.

Relaxation can be found at AWAY® Spa, which has a menu of massage, Ayurvedic and facial treatments. Guests can also enjoy activities ranging from watersports, yoga and aqua aerobics. A library and activities room is also available. Union pay is accepted and multiple language speaking staff are also available for assistance.

Escape to W Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort setting the stage to fuel guests’ lust for life. Check into one of the 77 private escapes – each with its own infinity pool, where innovative design magnifies spectacular surroundings. In this paradise, infinite days welcome a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. Flirt with adventure over the water with adrenaline filled water sports or go DOWN UNDER with a PADI diving professional and discover the best dive spots in the Maldives. Unwind at the pampering AWAY® Spa. Go gourmet at our six restaurants and bars. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER. W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat Whatever/Whenever.

This place is simply amazing Upon arrival by seaplane we were greeted by staff with champagne and given a tour of the island. Their great service continued throughout the week with room cleanings 2x per day.

We loved the beach access from our suite and loved how we could walk out and go snorkeling whenever we wanted (snorkeling equipment is provided by hotel). The water was clear and beautiful. Saw so many types of fish, a few shark, some turtles, and an eagle ray. Other activities we enjoyed were our own private massage, free sunrise yoga, and a night-fishing excursion where we were able to cook our catch afterwards at one of the restaurants.

The food throughout the week was amazing. We got free breakfast due to my Marriott status and their buffet was the best breakfast buffet we’ve ever had. Lunch and dinner options were amazing as well at the various restaurants on the island. Food is a bit pricey but that’s what you pay when you’re eating amazing food on a remote island.

My room was beyond satisfactory, outfitted with every comfort one could hope to have while perched over the turquoise and astonishingly clear sea. Upon touring a Beach Villa, I am quite certain I would have been just as happy in that room, too. The rooms were similar in size, but the beach villa had a large upper deck with a swing that made you feel as though you were in a treehouse. The beach villa had a bathroom that was partially outdoors – very cool.

1.      Logistic
We rested in W lounge near Male airport. The staff are very nice and provide us all the help we need. There is a 30-minutes seaplane to the island during which you can enjoy the bird-view of Maldives.
2.      Room
We stayed at beach oasis, a lovely two-story villa on the beach with pool. The room is very clean and spacious, with comfortable bedding and entertainment equipment. The best thing is that the marvelous reef (considered among the best in Maldives) is right in front of you. I’d say best reef view is near beach oasis area. You can see rays, sea turtles and sharks just by standing on the beach!
3.      Service
The service on the island is wonderful. The general manager Anuj and his entire team will understand your needs quickly and adjust to your schedule or habit. There are smiles everywhere. Whenever and whatever is not just a marketing tool here.
4.      Dining
All restaurants on the island serves food and drinks that went way beyond our expectation. You can enjoy steak, lamb and of course all kinds of fish in a flavor that was even better than in those big cities. The freshness and cuisine quality impressed us because everything has to be shipped from outside the country!

The reef around the hotel was also incredible and as good or better then any snorkeling excursion I have ever taken where I paid for boat trip to a remote location in Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, etc and it was just a quick dive off the beach and WOW. So many fish, turtles and little sharks.
The hotel offers a complimentary photo session for the guests and if they like the photos, they are given an option to buy them in various packages. Ahmed, the hotel photographer, is excellent and took some awesome photos of us for which we are very grateful.
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

How much does a room costs at W Maldives Hotel ?

Prices start 1130 $/night for Fabulous Overwater Oasis. The Spectacular Lagoon Oasis is 1480$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. Local Taxes will be added to the above price.

This double room features a electric kettle, private entrance and sofa.

Where to book online – W Maldives – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldivesyou can find the best hotels deals in Maldives during Victory Day which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Maldives

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

The adult only & gay friendly resorts Maldive Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives offers luxurious beach and over-water accommodation for adults in the exclusive North Male Atoll. An ocean-front spa, a PADI-certified dive centre and an outdoor pool are available. Besides 24-hour room service, there are also 6 on-site bars and restaurants serving Thai, Italian and International cuisines.

Fitted with free WiFi, the air-conditioned villas and suites all come with a flat-screen TV with Chinese cable channels, DVD player and minibar. All enjoy beautiful views of the blue lagoon. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with either a shower or spa bathtub.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is a 10-minute dhoni boat ride from Giraavaru Cave and Kuda Haa. Kiki Reef, Lion’s Head and Shark Point are a 20-minute boat ride away. By speedboat, it is a 15-minute journey from Male International Airport.

Found within 20 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat in North Male Atoll. Retreat in a tastefully designed ocean-side villa, perfect for barefoot living with the beach at your doorstep, or in an overwater villa with steps down to the shimmering lagoon. All 140 villas (42-45 square metres) provide sensational ocean views and blend in with the island’s green interior. Besides a variety of dining options that include Thai, Italian, and Arabian restaurants, the resort offers Half Board, Full Board and All-Inclusive meal plans. The resort is an exciting playground for snorkelling and water sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing and catamaran sailing, while some of the top dive sites in the Maldives are reached within less than half an hour by dhoni.
There’s also a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a beautiful spa, an E-Zone games room, and one of the Maldives’ most renowned PADI dive centre. **Notice** We are delighted to inform you that we have recently installed a new 18m lap pool and decking on the Silent Beach area which is located behind the Reception, Gym and Spa area of the island. The new pool at Silent Beach will be open from 7am – 7pm daily and is complemented with a beautiful sun deck with sun loungers.
 The water around the beautiful little island is crystal clear, and reveals the fabulous world of sea creatures and colourful corals. The company Best Dives operates from here, and facilitates snorkeling and diving for those who are interested. They also have a semi-submarine as an option to view the corals through glass. Other activities like dolphin sighting are offered as well, and we were lucky enough to see plenty of them.
The ferry ride to the island from the Male airport was part of the package, and took less than half an hour.
The staff are all very cordial and soft spoken.
The glass door in the beach villa that we stayed in for 2 days opened right onto the beach, with a lovely view of the bar and the ocean villas.
The ocean villa that we stayed in for one night gave that exhilarating feeling of being the lone creature in the midst of the ocean. The view of the sunrise from the ocean villa, and that of the sunset from the ride for dolphin sighting was priceless.
Centara Ras Fushi is an island which is twenty minutes by boat from Male. The villas are beautifully decorated and all amenities inside are accessible as well as giving a feeling of spaciousness. Our villa opened out on to our own sandy area, complete with two loungers, a parasol and a small table.
There are four restaurants on the island : Oceans, which serves buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner; a Bedouin tent, where typical Bedouin Fayre is served; an Italian restaurant and a Thai restaurant. We ate in all restaurants except the Bedouin and the food was absolutely delicious, with numerous choices in the Oceans restaurant at all meals.
The views from the island are stunning and there are lots of water sports on offer, as well as a gym, a games room, pétanque, Boot camp, Thai boxing, water polo etc.
It was so hot that we snorkelled every day, to keep cool, and then relaxed, on an all-inclusive basis, with a cocktail of our choice.
It is truly idyllic, relaxing and beautiful. Heaven on Earth.
The customer service is second to none, food absolutely outstanding. Some of the best food I have ever tasted, loved the Italian and Thai restaurants. We went for the gold all inclusive which is definitely worth the money. It included a credit towards the spa and we were able to both have an amazing treatment together. It is the BEST spa I have ever been to!
 We stayed in a Deluxe Over the Water Spa Villa (374) and had the Gold All Inclusive Package, we were not disappointed once. We highly recommend the Gold especially if you like a few drinks, you don’t have to worry about extra costs with food and drink and you can enjoy the mini bar in your room. The facilities are immaculate always clean and manicured, staff were friendly, approachable and happy to help, the food was amazing from the buffet breakfast to the specialised restaurants, the choice was fabulous and there are plenty of cocktails to choose from. We enjoyed a couples aromatherapy massage and aromatic bath at the Spa using our Spa credits towards it, highly recommend…pure bliss.
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

How much does a room costs at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives ?

Prices start 370 $/night forOCEAN FRONT BEACH VILLA. The PREMIUM DELUXE SPA WATER VILLA is 620$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. Local Taxes will be added to the above price.

This villa features a balcony, air conditioning and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldivesyou can find the best hotels deals in Maldives during Victory Day which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Maldives

Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

Set on 2 separate islands connected by a bridge, the luxurious & gay friendly hotels Maldives Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers spacious private villas. It boasts the all-glass underwater Ithaa Restaurant and 2 award-winning spas.

Stretching up to 500 m into the Indian Ocean, Conrad Rangali Island’s villas are packed full of creature comforts, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Beautiful sea or beach views are framed through wooden floor-to-ceiling windows.

Total relaxation can be enjoyed at the lagoon Spa Retreat and Over-Water Spa. Guests may make their stays extra rewarding by visiting the on-site Italian boutique, or learning about local culture on a day trip to one of the surrounding islands.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an idyllic island paradise, with lush tropical greenery and unparalleled views of and access to the Indian Ocean. Lifetimes away from the outside world Conrad Maldives Rangali Island celebrates the Maldives as it was meant to be – pristine, peaceful and extraordinary. Nestled in the South Ari Atoll, renowned for its abundant flora and fauna, the resort combines awe-inspiring surroundings and intuitive service that connects guests with the charm of the Maldives.

The Conrad experience on the most beautiful island on earth was an amazing experience. It started with Naeem who was assigned to us from day one to take care of every need to include booking restaurants, spas fixing any slight problem. It was like having a personal assistant to help with your vacation. He was everything even at the departure until we took off on the Sea plane. We even had another Conrad employee.. Afra handle our baggage and get us on the next leg of our journey.
The Conrad staff is sincere, responsive and so concerned about your experience you feel like you left the earth and landed on a different planted.

Location
From airport pickup till arriving in their lounge takes 10-15 mins including checking-in luggage for the sea plane transfer directly at male. They ask for you passports to prepare your check-in procedure in the lounge. 40 minutes after arriving at the Conrad lounge we were brought to the sea planes, the company promises that most depart within 2 hours. We felt very safe in the plane it was a nice experience with a beautiful view. Approx. 45 mins from Male by seaplane including a stop on another island. Transfer is 590 US after taxes return per person, 50% off for children. Don’t waste time trying to find a cheaper method, many do, few succeed with big compromises.

Hotel
Conrad has two big Islands for guests and a third one for employees. You have lots of space to walk around. The grounds are beautiful with lots of trees and very well maintained. There are many resorts on tiny islands packed with as many rooms as possible. Here it is way better and of course there is a price tag for that.

There is the island with the adults only pool, a restaurant and overwater villas (OWV), no beach-villas. Some call it the adults only island, but children under 12 require written parental consent to stay in a water villa and the island is of course available for everyone. There is plenty of space to walk around and good distance between the various OVWs which are groups of 3-5. They could easily triple the amount of Villas, but luckily they don’t. There are 2 nice restaurants available.
Interconnected via a bridge is the main island with the reception area, the main pool for everyone. Here you find all of the Beach Villas and at the end of this island, another set of OVWs including the SPA and like 7-8 restaurants/bars.

Distances
If you are on the top of one island and want to get to the most remote end, it can take you 20-30 mins depending on the walking pace, if you use the boat you will save approx. 10 mins and with a golf cart you need some 10 mins. I think it is very good as it is, you have lots of pathways to explore and the convenience with the boat or carts if you don’t. Make sure you ask for cart an hour in advance. If you ask for the peak times, like 30-60 minutes before breakfast service ends or 10-30 mins before sunset where many try to be at one of the restaurants, don’t be selfish and don’t complain if there is a 10-30 minutes delay.

Rooms
We spent 7 nights in the smallest category (renovated) overwater villa and 2 in a renovated smallest category beach villa.

OVW: Well, renovated, nice, lots of space, clean, nice interior, neat plunge pool (a little useless but better than not having one) and sun loungers. With your own access to the water and privacy shades to the sides. The water level on the sunset side of the adults island, was approx. 4 feet high. It was ok’ish for snorkelling and not too low which i feared when reading in advance about it. It differs a bit depending on the tide. There are spots of corals with lots of fish spread across a large area, we enjoyed it. Yes some dead and many pale corals. Still full of life and better than i expected based on reviews.

BV: Lots of space, renovated, nice overall. The bedroom is not a design highlight, you kind of see that you are in a chain hotel. But the bath is superb and the outside shower and jacuzzi are not chain-hotel-like, well designed and great using these areas. The pathway to the beach is nice and short, people on the beach cannot look into your terrace. But your neighbours can very well. The beach on the side towards the adults island is beautiful. We could have stayed easily another week. You had comfy sun loungers in front, although i would not treat them as personal they are for all guests. The downside was that the villas are directly attached to each other. So if you have a family with a young baby it might be cute during the day, but it might ruin your night a bit and the tropical escape experience during the night. Even if they are inside with closed doors, you hear a lot.

Pool
Adults: Excellent design, placing and you can take some very nice memories and pictures from this spot. There are like 6 sun loungers on the pool area and plenty on the beach side.
Main: Very nice, with some sun loungers being partly in the water. Surrounded by trees and with beautiful views.

Beach Snorkeling
Beach on the smaller island: Sun loungers are available at the pool, but you do have beach access at other locations as well, without disturbing the privacy of the OVWs.

Food
All restaurants are nice, excellent service, surroundings and views. A three course meal for two with 2 soft drinks can easily reach 280 US after taxes and service charges and chances are high that you might still be hungry. I think the economics are sensible though, remote paradise island, real 5 star resort, awesome setting, with proper chefs who are excellent in their profession and use good ingredients arriving by pricey air transport. I prefer this to having a chef who does not know the food he/she is preparing and you get a tasteless dish. So thumbs up, but it still hurts a bit 😉 Alternatively you can use the buffet restaurant with excellent food which will cost you the same, but you might be able to eat a more if you wish to.

Breakfast is excellent, not the very best we have ever seen but no reason to complain about it. First of all there is a sand floor in the restaurant, which was very nice. All food stations are good and you have a lot of choice. The highlight in my eyes is the Asian corner with curries and stir fry dishes. Unfortunately i don’t remember the name of the chef (S.i.s.i) there, but he was a master chef and very friednly local. I tried to redo his Maldivian fish curry with curry leaves many times, but i never got close to the real one.
You have some afternoon Tea, Drinks and a little bit to eat which was well made. It was for diamond loyalty members, but i never saw someone checking whether you are. It was nice sitting outside, relaxed, excellent view towards the main island.

If you are on a tight budget, you could save a bit on evening meals by shifting towards breakfast and lighter dinner with some mains at Rangali bar.

Activities
We did the whale shark snorkelling experience. The team was excellent, good introduction and preparation with lots of interesting facts. We didn’t see one, nor our friends which repeated the tour another 2 days in a row. But we knew that this is a possible outcome and it is good the way it is. We were brought for 30 minutes to the Manta spot for snorkelling which was nice gesture, but didn’t see any mantas either. I would definitely try it again, no matter if it works out or not. We wanted to do more, but it was so nice doing little and it never got boring.
Ithaa underwater restaurant “morning champagne” – approx. 75 US after taxes per person for an hour. It is not about the drink or the one canape, we would do it again, it was fair and the one hour was more than sufficient to enjoy and take some pics.Spa
It is excellent and relaxing. When arriving at the Conrad lounge they often offer packages of 2 massages at 75% of the regular price etc. If it is important to you, checkout the prices in advance to know whether you want to take such a deal.

How much does a room costs at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island ?

Prices start 870 $/night for Beach Villa. The Grand Water Villa with Pool is 1530$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. Local Taxes will be added to the above price.

Set on the beachfront, all Beach villas feature a glass-walled bedroom that opens up to a terrace with a private garden offering direct access to the beach. The courtyard comes with an open-air garden bathroom with thatched-roof bathing pavilion that has an oversized bathtub.

Villas are also furnished with wooden sun loungers, flat-screen satellite TV, stereo with iPod connectors, DVD player and Nespresso tea/coffee machine. Aromatherapy Associates toiletries are provided.

Where to book online – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldivesyou can find the best hotels deals in Maldives during Victory Day which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Innahura Maldives Resort 4* – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

Innahura Maldives Resort
Innahura Maldives Resort

Innahura Maldives Resort has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Lhaviyani Atoll. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The resort features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the resort each room includes a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

A buffet breakfast is available daily at Innahura Maldives Resort.

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. Life is better on the beach, and it is best paired with good food, chilled drinks, good company and adventures.

The property’s easy approach to island living extends to its all-inclusive package, AI Easy. This package is an essential selection of food, beverages and activities which guests can enhance at any time with purchases of their favourite drinks, snacks, excursions and activities. The freedom to tailor your island experience starts here.

The island is beautiful and covered with white powdery sand all over, even in the restaurant and bar- we didn’t wear our flip flops even once.

We had a sunset bungalow, which I recommend, since on the sunrise side it is windy and there is less plants and shade between the bungalows and the beach. Otherwise the bungalows are the same, large enough and with an outside bathroom- all u need in the tropics.

The food in the restaurant was fine, fresh fish every day, seafood on some nights, and all other kinds of food. Live grill stations were interesting and diverse. The island has no house reef so the free and paid snorkeling trips are a must. Watersports provided were great, we SUP and kayak daily. The guys put on a great kite and jet show in the evenings.

beautiful island, very quiet, peaceful, really nice staff, who made us feel at home.
We stayed at Sunset bungalow and we loved it. Spacious, clean, cozy and comfortable room with a perfect view, we also loved the outdoors bathroom. On the sunset side of the island the beach is better /no corals/ and the water is more tranquil, while on the sunrise side it’s more windy, you can find some interesting fish underwater, but the beach is full of broken corals.

The food was amazing – delicious, with huge variety of meals and most of all – with great cooks and staff. We did the free snorkeling twice, totally recommend it. The Prodivers team is very professional and helpful.

We stayed in an adjoining room bungalow and the rooms are fantastic, huge in size and very well appointed and we could not fault the cleanliness. Only downside is that the minibar is not included as this would have made things a little easier as the main bar was the opposite side of the island and the small bar near the water sports beach closed at 7pm although advertised as being open till midnight.
The food selection was a little sparse at times but what was available was cooked to perfection and the staff attentive and always had time to talk.

Entertainment was fun and well thought out, the Maldivian night was a great insight into culture and the ancient tools used to make flour and how to shred a coconut were amazing.

Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

How much does a room costs at Innahura Maldives Resort ?

Prices start 349 $/night for Sunrise Beach Bungalow. The Sunset Beach Bungalow is 390$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. Local Taxes will be added to the above price.

Set on the beachfront, all Beach villas feature a glass-walled bedroom that opens up to a terrace with a private garden offering direct access to the beach. The courtyard comes with an open-air garden bathroom with thatched-roof bathing pavilion that has an oversized bathtub.

Where to book online – Innahura Maldives Resort – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldivesyou can find the best hotels deals in Maldives during Victory Day which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5.  Resort Mirihi Island Resort 5* – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island Resort

Named after a local flower, the tropical Mirihi Island Resort offers beachfront or water villas with free WiFi in the rooms and the property in Maldives’ South Ari Atoll. It boasts 3 dining options and clear waters with beautiful coral reefs.

Rooms at Mirihi Resort feature polished wooden flooring and spacious outdoor seating. Overlooking the beach or sea, each is equipped with a CD player, tea/coffee making facilities and sun loungers. Toothbrush and slippers are available on request.

Mirihi Island Resort is 85 km from Male International Airport. Via seaplane, it is a 30-minute journey from the airport to the resort.

Duniye Spa features relaxing massage treatments, while the fitness centre is equipped with modern equipment for a good workout.

Mirihi Island Resort is located on a secluded tropical island in the South Ari Atoll, approximately 85 kilometres south of the capital Male’. A picturesque and breathtaking 30 minute seaplane ride from Male will bring you here. This emerald gem is just 350 meters long and 50 meters wide with a sparkling palm-fringed beach of fine white sand as soft as powder, inviting you to leave your shoes behind for the duration of your stay. Only a few meters from the beach, the house reef awaits you with a great variety of marine life.

This small corner in paradise offers pure relaxation with exceptional service and wonderful food. The attention to detail and personal touches (decoration of rooms and treats left) make it feel very personal. As it is a small resort, it can feel like the island is half empty even when at full capacity. It was the perfect place for our honeymoon. We did the whale shark excursion and saw one! Plus a Manta Ray, turtle and dolphins. The wine tasting evening was also a lot of fun and well worth doing.

Good points: the island is a real paradise, the maldivian clichè with white sand, quietness and peace (no small kids around and a limited number of guests), wonderful turquoise water, a lot of fishes (turtles, sharks…), excellent food and great staff; the Muraka bar/restaurant is a fantastic location for a sunset drink or dinner. Muraka is a roundish platform over the water and it is a real bliss; the staff of the resort is just great, a big thank you to all of them; they also have a good wine selection and we enjoyed that, just expect to pay (understandably) high prices though for all the extra drinks (like in all Maldivian resorts);

The resort has an understated luxury that is hard to describe. It is very chilled and unpretentious down to its furnishings and decor. Food was amazing and I liked how they chose to serve in small portions and not huge wasteful portions. The other subtle thing I noted as I’m very picky about my food is the fresh food options far exceeds the cooked food section ie fresh fish/meat ready for grill and all sorts of salad combo. And they saved their best for the New Year’s eve gala….caviar tasters, lobsters, oysters. The staff even handcrafted all the decor themselves. Well done to your team of chefs, Urs, Fernando, and the rest of your staff, not forgetting Raj in the bar who always made sure we were kept happy with drinks and snacks.

The beauty of the island is breath-taking and my fears of it being too small were unfounded. We walked, swam and canoed around it most days enjoying the peace and tranquillity. On the island itself we discovered birds, fruit bats and the occasional small lizard (but there were no mosquitoes, wasps or bugs). We also didn’t feel the island was ever crowded despite a staff to guest ratio of around 4:1 whilst we were there. However if the island was beautiful, the house reef was spectacular. We saw all colours and sizes of fish including eagle rays, three species of reef sharks, moray eels, turtles and so many more. We undertook a number of trips – snorkelling further out on the reef with a guide, sunrise fishing (where the wahoo we caught was prepared for lunch) and the day trip searching for a whale shark which was exceptional. Swimming with the majestic manta rays is an experience we recommend to everyone.

If you want motorised water sports, shops, entertainment each evening and “costa coffee” then we would suggest you look at some of the other resorts. If you love beauty and nature, are relaxed and content in the company of those you are on holiday with and want the ultimate switch off then we can’t recommend anywhere better to visit that Mirihi.

Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives
Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives

How much does a room costs at Mirihi Island Resort ?

Prices start 992 $/night for Water Villa. The Villa – Beach Front is 1050$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. Local Taxes will be added to the above price.

Over-water villas offer direct access to the ocean and an outdoor freshwater shower.

Where to book online – Mirihi Island Resort – Gay Friendly Resorts Maldives you can find the best hotels deals in Maldives during Victory Day which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.

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