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10 Wellness Retreats in the Maldives

The Maldives are an iconic vacation spot for adventurous travelers for its beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters. Here are our top 10 wellness retreats in the Maldives to help you plan your next holiday.

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Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat offers a wide range of spa treatments and wellness experiences. The resort offers yoga classes with their world-class resident yogis and uses ayurvedic practices in their spa treatments. Try out their all-inclusive panchakarma (‘five therapies’ in Sanskrit) which is an Ayurvedic detoxification and cleansing personalized program to help you remove deep-rooted stress and illness-causing toxins.

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Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi

Among a range of water sports and romantic outdoor activities, Gili Lankanfushi offers a 5-night wellness program that allows guests to indulge in enriching spa sessions at the serene Meera Spa. Holistic Healing is a wellness program for those who are looking for a beautifying spa experience that not only nurtures the body, but also the mind and soul.

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Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is a combination of land and water villas constructed on sustainable materials and set around the palm-fringed paradise. The resort combines the best holistic treatments, with the healing benefits of the surrounding environment and expert knowledge of their spa team to create wellness programs that will set you on a path towards a healthier lifestyle. You begin with a non-invasive health screening, which measures your key physiological biomarkers.

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Anantara Kihavah

Anantara Kihavah

At Anantara Kihavah, not only are you staying in the most Instagrammable hotel in the world, but you also experience nurturing wellness activities and spa treatments that will help you refocus and reboot. Its surroundings and tranquil setting will take your mind off the stress of life and help you recharge. Anantara Kihava features the Maldives’ only medi spa, Cocoon Medical Spa, where you can indulge in mani-pedis and a range of cutting-edge aesthetic facials.

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Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island is the perfect place for a healthy holiday. Velaa’s wellness retreat combines medical consultations, high tech body analysis, healthy meal plan with a diverse exercise regimen and results-oriented spa treatments. You also have a personal trainer to help you set goals on your initial assessment and coaches you through the whole retreat to reach them. Get ready for a week of exercise and healthy eating guaranteed to inspire you to continue to live a healthier life back home.

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COMO Maalifushi

COMO Maalifushi

If you’re looking for a solo trip, visit COMO Maalifushi and experience their award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat. The retreat allows you to sample all of their wellness experiences, such as the COMO Shambhala scrubs, massages, reflexology and facials, as well as daily al fresco yoga sessions. Located in the Thaa Atoll, which is the most isolated atoll in the Maldives, it is the perfect location to decompress and nurture your wellbeing while experiencing five-star luxuries in the Indian Ocean.

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Anantara Veli

Anantara Veli

Anantara Veli Maldives is another favorite of ours for its luxury wellness experience that is sure to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Anantara Veli Maldives’ 3-night Cellular Rejuvenation Retreat allows you to take part in the resort’s wellness and fitness classes, and enjoy some of the best spa treatments you will ever experience. At Anantara Veli, you take a break from the cyber world and immerse yourself in the beauty of mother nature.

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One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah

Located on one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah is surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, featuring amazing sea life right on their doorstep. The resort offers personalized retreats and programs aimed to meet your wellness needs. Not only do they offer individual retreats for the solo traveler, the resort also has retreat programs for couples and families. The resort offers water activities, yoga classes, Pilates, meditation, as well as personal training.

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Soneva Jani

Soneva Jani

Enjoy a wellness experience like no other at Soneva Jani. The Soneva Spa offers a wide range of massages, scrubs and wraps, facials, mani-pedis, and Ayurvedic therapies. The Soneva Spa also includes yoga classes and is fully equipped with a gym. After a relaxing day at the spa, get a glimpse of marine life and end the day with a picnic under the stars. Soneva founder Sonu Shivdasani talks barefoot luxury and secret to success in our exclusive interview.

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Joali Maldives

Joali Maldives

Luxury and wellness meet at Joali Maldives. Joali is an exotic resort with 73 private beach and water villas and residences. The resort’s Joali Spa by ESPA offers tailor-made treatments to give you the ultimate spa experience, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and beautiful. Their signature treatments will completely restore your body’s vibrancy and vitality.

  • Vivienne Tang is the founder of wellness and travel publication Destination Deluxe, which handpicks the best resorts, retreats, spas and beauty brands for the global nomad. She has made a name for herself in the wellness and travel field, and has been in lifestyle publishing for the last 22 years. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa and held positions at Prestige Hong Kong and South China Morning Post. She also works as a consultant for wellness brands, creating retreat programs and offering marketing and custom media support. She is a frequent speaker at events and conventions and has held talks and panel discussions at the Global Wellness Summit, World Spa & Wellness Asia, Thailand Spa and Well-Being Summit, PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart, Cosmoprof Asia Spa Conference, Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Swire Women’s Network, and Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide.

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