COVID-19 : MALDIVES is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to MALDIVES?

Entry to Maldives is open for all kinds of travel. Flights to Maldives are functional from India, London, Dubai, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and 20+ other destinations.

  • It is mandatory to have a prior confirmed booking in a registered resort or hotel to obtain an on-arrival VISA
  • Passengers with COVID-19 symptoms will have undergo PCR test. The costs of the tests will be beared by them and if found positive for COVID-19, their accommodation unit can transfer them to a government isolated facility.
  • For asymptomatic international tourists arriving in Maldives, quarantine is not mandatory.
  • For symptomatic international tourists, a PCR test will be run. If the tourist is found positive, he/she can be sent to a government isolation center for a 14-day quarantine by their accommodation unit.

Flights to Maldives are running from London, Dubai, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and 20+ other destinations.

Local Transport
  • Airport transports are available from pre-booked tourists facilities

The Maldivian government has published guidelines to restart safe tourism. The guidelines are followed by all the vendors to provide the tourists a safe travel experience. With the opening of various Resorts & Hotels, Thrillophilia advises tourists to follow the guidelines provided to them by the government and ensure personal hygiene to stay safe.

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Maldives Private Islands

Makunudu Island, Bandos Island, Kudadoo Island, Velaa Island, Four Seasons Island, Niyama Island, Naladhu Island, Gili Lankanfushi Island, Amilla Fushi Island, and many more. 

Offering privacy, comfort, and panache, the Maldives private islands let you enjoy a totally intimate island holiday that is dedicated to your individualized way of celebrating your vacations with your loved ones. Dotted with swaying coconut and palm trees and packed with contemporary requisites, each private island flaunts its own single ever-charming resort.

Every resort offers modern amenities, private beaches, floating villas and suites, excellent culinary arrangements, professional wellness and beauty treatments, and exciting recreational activities. Each of the private islands in Maldives in this archipelago pledge to satisfy the wanderlust in every kind of traveler including honeymooners, family vacationers, and business travelers.

While the exhilarating activities of Makunudu Island and Bandos Island offer adventure junkies a thrilling island holiday, the privacy of Velaa and Niyama let the couples enjoy an intimate romantic vacation. While the kids-friendly arrangements of Amilla Fushi offer families a homely stay, the excellent corporate services of Kudadoo let business travelers enjoy a hassle-free office trip. 

Here is the list of best private islands in Maldives:


Niyama Private Island

Niyama Private Island
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A 40 minutes seaplane ride from Male, Niyama private island in Maldives is known popularly for its intimate setting for a private holiday. Well-equipped with a poolside bar, live BBQ facilities, multi-cuisine restaurants, on-side souvenir shop, a library, a beauty salon, and a private beach, this place ensures you have a lavish holiday amidst the azure waters.

Flaunting a yoga room, a fitness center, a sauna room, and a spa, this ever-charming retreat lets you take the utmost care of your beauty and wellness even on your holiday. Furthermore, Niyama guarantees your recreation with its lively nightclub, exciting indoor games, and thrilling water activities.

Distance from Male: 178 kilometers 

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Gili Lankanfushi Island

Gili Lankanfushi Island
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Offering the best visual treat you will ever want, Gili Lankanfushi is one of the most picturesque Maldives private islands. The bungalows here are built and adorned with local wood and thatch and offer a very quaint yet opulent staying experience.

Gili Lankanfushi will offer you the chance to choose from a plethora of top-notch accommodation facilities including Gili Lagoon Residence, Villa Suites, Family Villa, and Crusoe Residence Island View.  Furthermore, this lavish retreat lets the travelers indulge in a number of mind-boggling recreation activities including canoeing, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, table tennis, and BBQ picnics.

Distance from Male: 14.3 kilometers 

Also Read: 55 Resorts in Maldives


OBLU Island

OBLU Island
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OBLU is an all-inclusive private island in Maldives, which is known popularly for its value for money facilities. This spectacular medium-sized island is home to exotic house-reef, silver-tipped sharks, giant sea turtles, and lobsters. Here, you can find a plethora of contemporary and world-class facilities including an on-site boutique shop, 30+ dive sites, and luxury ocean view suites.

You can also avail exotic massage services and body treatments including couples massage, head massage, foot massage, and full body massage. Furthermore, OBLU will also offer you the most delicious seafood prepared by their best acclaimed in-house chefs.

Distance from Male: 51 kilometers 

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Naladhu Island

Naladhu Island
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Exhibiting timeless beauty, Naladhu private island makes for the spot where luxury meets trends. Here, you can book your own lavish ocean home and go relax in your very private pristine beach with the verdant palms adding to the spectacular scenic view offered to you.  You can also lay back in your secluded balcony and soak in the spellbinding sunset views as you sip your special cocktail.

Not to miss out, the guests can even enjoy an exquisite full body massage, couples massage, and spa treatments offered by highly trained professionals with years of experience on this one of the best Maldives private islands.

Distance from Male: 24.3 kilometers

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Amilla Fushi Island

Amilla Fushi Island
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Flanked by swaying palm trees and sun-kissed pool villas, Amilla Fushi is a splendid private island, whose name translates into “My Island Home”. The beachfront residences and overwater pool villas here are counted among the largest of their kinds in the whole archipelago.

Known popularly as one of the most recommended Maldives private islands for your gastronomic pleasures, this place houses seven alluring restaurants and three well-organized bars serving multi-national cuisines and fine wines. Facilitated with interesting board games, video games, an indoor play area, a huge outdoor playground, and a kids’ pool, Amilla Fushi is very suitable for families with young children.

Distance from Male: 77 miles 

Also Read: 50 Things to do in Maldives for Honeymoon


Four Seasons Island

Four Seasons Island
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Flanked by azure waters and unadulterated white beaches, Four Seasons private island in Maldives is synonymous with tranquility and serenity. You can select your stay from umpteen varieties of available accommodation options here including Beach Villas, Water Villas, and Mezzanine Suites.

You can also avail the beauty and wellness facilities available here including body massages, awakening programs, and skin restoration treatments. You can also enjoy candlelight dinners, poolside live barbecues, and even private beach parties here with the utmost privacy and zero interference. Furthermore, you can even treat the foodie within you with delectable Maldivian, Japanese, Indian, Italian, Moroccan, Chinese, Sri Lankan, and Lebanese cuisines.

Distance from Male: 120 kilometers 

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Velaa Island

Velaa Island
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Showcasing the Maldivian landscape, culture, and lifestyle, Velaa is one of the most secluded and peaceful Maldives private islands. This stunning slice of paradise features 43 private villas with each one offering a serene private pool and adequate outdoor space.

With one wine cellar, two classy bars, and three gorgeous restaurants, this place offers travelers the most pleasurable gastronomical arrangement they would never want to miss out on. The spa here showcases Maldives’s first “snow room” and features 6 individual treatment rooms set overlooking the turquoise lagoon of the island.

Distance from Male: 186 kilometers


Kudadoo Island

Kudadoo Island
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The Kudadoo private island in Maldives is a paradise of serenity offering bountiful personal space for the travelers seeking a blissful intimate holiday. This place features a total of 15 extremely swanky accommodation facilities floating gracefully above the azure waters.

Offering luxury, opulence, and privacy, this place lets you enjoy amazing things to do, starting from meditating with reef views to swimming with sea turtles and manta rays. Kudadoo also offers tastefully adorned meeting rooms and commendable business services for corporate travelers to enjoy streamline proceedings of their projects.

Distance from Male: 148 kilometers 


Bandos Island

Bandos Island
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The well-run private island in Maldives of Bandos makes for an excellent pick for couples and families seeking an exuberant atmosphere. Just a 10-minute drive from the Male International Airport, this island forms an amazing retreat with a plethora of elegant restaurants, a youth club, and a diving base.

Spread across an area of around 180,000 square meters, the island features 10 dive sites, 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a badminton court, a fitness center, a tennis court, and a spa. The island also offers a myriad of exciting activities for the enjoyment of the guests including canoeing, diving, fishing, table tennis, swimming, snorkeling, massage, windsurfing, karaoke and clubbing.

Distance from Male: 9.8 kilometers


Makunudu Island

Makunudu Island
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Having its name among the smallest Maldives private islands and showcasing the conventional Maldivian character, Makunudu Island has a total of just 36 bungalows. The bungalows that conglomerate to form this charming boutique resort offer an opulent laid-back vibe and unparalleled luxury.

Making for an exotic getaway in itself, Makunudu Island offers a plethora of contemporary facilities and exhilarating activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, dolphin watching, and scuba diving. The island also has a well-facilitated diving center with trained instructors, who offer support and guidance to the novice divers.

Distance from Male: 42 kilometers

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Absolutely loved every minute of our honeymoon at the You And Me Cocoon. The island itself is beautiful, and our villa was large, clean and well appointed.
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We booked this city tour for us and it was absolutely mesmerizing, it being the city, with the vibrant street life or the handicrafts it present. As we were a group of friends travelling, it was complete fun enjoying our excursion specially being carefree as we had our pickup and drop arranged too. And as it was a waking tour we could also spend time on shops and stalls we were interested in.
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  1. Which Maldives private Islands are best for vacation?

    1. Milaidhoo: The Miladhoo resort is an ideal private island to enjoy your vacation as it offers snorkelling, in-villa spa experience, meditation under stars and exquisite dining.  It has around 50 spacious villas filled with local art.

    2. Four Seasons Voavah: This remote luxury resort offers an unforgettable private island experience through its select ultra-exclusive villas and resorts. With lush jungle interior and a sparkling 2 miles lagoon, the resort offers the best environment for your vacation.

    3. LUX North Male Atoll: The LUX North Male Atoll is an ideal resort for fun, relaxation and vacation. The dazzling penthouse villa of the resort offers high quality room facilities with dive center, water sports center and spa.

    4. Gili Lankanfushi: With the Robinson Crusoe-style getaway, the elegant water villas of the resort feature natural materials and wood floors. This intimate coral island is nestled in tropical gardens.

    5. One & Only Reethi Rah: One of the world’s most magical destinations, the One & Only Reethi Rah is a high-end resort on the secluded private island of Laccadive sea. During your vacation here, you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling along with a spa with hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and pavilion treatment rooms.
  2. Are private Islands in Maldives safe?

    Yes, private islands in Maldives are safe. The private islands are owned by well-known resorts and hence they offer the best security. However, you are requested to follow the safety guidelines suggested by the resort to remain safer.
  3. Which are the best Maldives private Islands resorts?

    1. Makunudu: The Makunudu private island provides over 36 bungalows with traditional Maldivian design. This island has all sorts of facilities with activities like snorkelling and spa. This intimate getaway is a great option for honeymoon couples.

    2. Bandos Maldives: The Bandos Maldives private island is one of the best choices for couples looking for a lively island. It offers an onsite diving base, youth club, toddlers group and a varied choice of restaurants.

    3. OBLU by Atmosphere: This marvellous all-inclusive resort has exotic house reefs and vibrant villas. This high-end secluded resort is known for its quality and service.

    4. Gili Lankanfushi: This luxurious resort is nestled in tropical gardens and perched over the Indian Ocean. This tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon is just a 20-minute ride away from the capital of Maldives, Male.

    5. Amilla Fushi: The wellness facilities and treehouses are one of the biggest features of Amilla Fushi. Additionally, with secluded spa, fitness and healthy eating experience, infinity pool, outdoor
    showers, spa treatments, scenic outdoor terrace and other amenities make it a desirable island to experience any kind of vacation.
  4. Which are the most beautiful Islands in Maldives?

    1. Maafushi Island: Maafushi Island is a slice of paradise and the best place to rejuvenate yourself. It provides a sense of serenity away from the busy life of the city and helps people relax.

    2. Fulhadhoo: Located at Maalhosmadulu Atoll, the Fulhadhoo is one of the most stunning islands in Maldives. With white sandy beaches, palm trees and crystal clear lagoons, this island provides a tranquil experience.

    3. Vaadhoo Island: The Vaadhoo Island houses some of the best resorts and is known for the Sea of Stars. Due to the bioluminescent plankton, the water of the island glow at night when the waves break on the sandy shore.

    4. Utheemu Island: With rich historical significance, the Utheemu Island is a perfect getaway for nature and history lovers. The natural, serene and scenic beauty of the island offers picturesque sunrises and sunsets.

    5. Gan Island: This beautiful secluded island is very famous among the tourists due to many water activities like snorkelling and diving. This island offers a perfect blend of local culture and luxury.

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