The Maldives are a dream for so may travelers, and for many of them a visit here is a once-in-a-lifetime getaway. With crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, amazing snorkeling, and iconic overwater bungalows, the Maldives lives up to its hype. However, you should know that true all-inclusive resorts are rare here (which may put a dent in both your wallet and your pamper-me dreams). Luckily, Oyster has visited the Maldives countless times, scouring it for the most amazing resorts for you to post up for your perfect vacation. Every resort on this list offers an all-inclusive option that includes at least wine and beer, though almost all of them provide far more — cocktails, Champagne, sunset cruises, and even spa treatments. Read on for the 19 best Maldives all-inclusive resorts and get planning your trip of a lifetime.

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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Machchafushi

This luxury resort is an exceptional value for the Maldives — where true all-inclusive properties are slim. Room rates are competitive compared to other high-end properties, and few offer the all-inclusive perks of Centara. Alcoholic drinks, a la carte meals, daily 30-minute massages, water sports rentals, supervised kids' activities, Wi-Fi, and excursions are covered in the all-inclusive rates, making this resort stand out from the crowd. Rooms here are spacious, with bright decor and up to two bedrooms and some have overwater access or their own pools. If that's not enough for you, the surplus of white-sand beaches is sure to be.

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Baros Maldives

Baros Island

This romantic all-inclusive is situated on its own tiny island in the North Male Atoll, about a 25-minute speedboat transfer from Male. Guests looking for something extra romantic may want to opt for one of the water villa options with their own private pools in the Water Pool Villa category, though even the on-land pool villa categories are lovely, with vaulted ceilings and outdoor showers. Baros Maldives is popular with couples and offers a variety of packages (the Romantic Moments — which comes with free champagne and a private candlelit dinner — is a good option for those in search of a honeymoon package). There's also an all-inclusive package available to couples and families alike. Called Baros Delight, it includes all three meals, select drinks, and one dinner at the high-end Lighthouse dinner restaurant every four days.

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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu

This massive resort, one of the largest in the Maldives, offers a huge range of amenities, with 14 bars and restaurants, two spas, three pools, and even a golf course. Rooms range from more affordable Garden Bungalows to overwater rooms for adults and all come equipped with upscale extras such as Nespresso machines and rainfall showers. The all-inclusive rate here is generous, covering unlimited food and drinks in buffet restaurants, discounts at a la carte options, and in-room minibars plus little perks such as a free snorkeling lesson, free yoga, and a free sunset cruise. A Gold Package with premium alcohol and free a la carte dining is also available.

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Amari Havodda Maldives

This low-key resort is situated in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, just over an hour from Male by seaplane and boat transfer. It offers a solid split of Overwater Villa bungalows — some with their own pools — and family-friendly villas right on the beach. The resort offers a ton of amenities for guests of all ages, including a lovely spa, a kids’ club, and an on-site dive center. Snorkeling equipment is available for those who want to explore the house reef independently. Dining options at the Amari Havodda are equally appealing, with a pool bar, a sunset beach bar, a pizza spot, and a main restaurant, Amaya Food Gallery, serving Asian and international fare. There’s also an a la carte option, Ember Grill, serving meat and seafood dishes at dinnertime. The resort offers three meal plans: full board (with just meals), all-inclusive (meals and drinks), and premium all-inclusive (meals, drinks, one spa treatment per week, and one set meal at Ember Grill per week). We recommend the latter if you're really after a splurge.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi

The star feature at the adult-only Hurawalhi Island Resort is the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, an underwater restaurant inside a glass tunnel that offers five-course lunches and seven-course dinners. While the chance to dine at this unusual spot is reason alone to stay at this Lhaviyani Atoll resort, it’s certainly not the only draw (and, sadly, it isn't part of the Hurawalhi all-inclusive plan). The rooms, though, are gorgeous, with wooden ceilings and a mix of beach suites and overwater bungalows, while the on-site activities include a two-story spa with overwater treatment rooms, free non-motorized water sports, and even a dive center. Meal plans range from half-board to an all-inclusive package that covers not only food and drinks, but also extras such as sunset cruises and minibars.

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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

Vaadhoo Island

This elegant island resort is conveniently close to Male Airport, only 15 minutes away by speedboat, and features lovely grounds with a mix of white sand and manicured gardens. With only 50 rooms, it’s smaller than many of the all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives, but still offers plenty of great amenities, including a lovely spa, daily fish feeding, and even a small museum (inside the oldest overwater bungalow in the Maldives). Dining packages here run the gamut, from breakfast-only to an all-inclusive option that covers food (except in the Kitajima Japanese restaurant). It also covers most drinks, save for a few high-end wines and top-shelf liquors.

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Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

Meedhupparu Island

An upscale resort-within-a-resort (it's situated inside of sister property Adaaran Select Meedhupparu), Adaaran Prestige Water Villas is an elegant property that offers access to all of the main resort's amenities, plus a whole host of special perks. That includes butler service and free massages plus snorkeling excursions and even introductory diving sessions. All Prestige guests receive free minibar soft drinks and access to bars and restaurants across the resort. There is also a special Fine Dining Restaurant specifically for Prestige Water Villa guests that offers buffets for all three meals.

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Maafushivaru

Southern Ari Atoll

This all-inclusive boutique property offers an intimate alternative to some of the larger resorts in the Maldives. Maafushivaru villas are elegant and romantic, with outdoor showers and espresso machines, and some come with semi-private pools. There’s also a lovely overwater spa, a beach-facing infinity pool, and a private sister island that guests can visit for the day or even rent out overnight. Guests have the option of either full-board or an all-inclusive dining plans; the latter includes afternoon tea, wine, beers, cocktails, and one free sunset cruise per stay.

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Kandolhu Maldives

North Ari Atoll

Situated in the North Ari Atoll, Kandolhu Maldives is a private, intimate luxury property with 30 villas, most of which come with outdoor bathrooms and direct beach access. There are four a la carte restaurants here and guests can opt for bed-and-breakfast or full-board packages, though the Kandolhu Maldives Ultimate Inclusions all-inclusive plan offers the most bang for your buck. This package covers alcoholic beverages (including wine from the in-room minibars) and comes with free snorkeling and non-motorized water-sports equipment. Ultimate Inclusion guests also receive spa discounts and their choice of either a guided snorkeling tour or a champagne sunset cruise.

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

Male

A 20-minute boat ride from Male, the upscale Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives all-inclusive offers a laid-back ambience with a lively twist that makes it popular with younger couples—particularly honeymooners. Here you'll find a mix of beachfront and overwater villas plus a pool with a swim-up bar and free non-motorized watersports. Centara Ras Fushi has three bars and three a la carte restaurants offering Thai, Italian, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Room service is included as well and is available around the clock. Guests can opt for half- or full-board plans or go for the all-inclusive rate. If you only plan to drink during meals, the full-board plan is a good option as it covers alcohol during meals, while all-Inclusive guests get free drinks all day.

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Lily Beach Resort & Spa

Huvahandhoo Island

Aimed at families and couples alike, Lily Beach Resort & Spa on Huvahandhoo Island offers plenty to keep travelers of all stripes busy. Most of the kid-friendly features are situated at one end of the island, which keeps other parts of the resort calm, with indoor and outdoor activities galore. Other family-friendly perks include Lily Beach Family Beach Villas, a kids' dining area, and even dedicated kids' buffets that are low enough to the ground for children to serve themselves independently. For adults, there's a quiet infinity pool as well as the Tamara overwater spa and a PADI dive center. The main Lily Maa buffet restaurant serves all sorts of food from around the world, plus a huge array of international cheeses, a lobster tank, and cooking stations offering meat-carving, sushi, and barbecue. The all-inclusive Platinum Plan at Lily Beach is generous, covering not only meals and drinks (including premium liquor and high-end wines), but also a range of activities and excursions.

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KIHAA Maldives Island Resort & Spa

Baa Atoll

On its own private Baa Atoll island, this all-inclusive, family-friendly resort features spacious rooms, most with either overwater or beach access. The resort serves free breakfast to all guests, with an optional all-inclusive package that covers food and drinks at the main Hanifaru Bay buffet restaurant. There are also two a la carte options with South Asian and Pan-Asian food, but they aren’t included in the rate. Other standout features include a beautiful beach-facing pool with a kids' area, an overwater spa, a large gym, and lots of white sand.

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo

The 184-room Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a luxury resort on its own private island with gorgeously landscaped, intimate grounds. Rooms are spacious and handsome, with decor that ranges from bright and playful to sober and chic. The general room rate includes full board, buffet-style meals from the main restaurant, however, there is an optional All-Inclusive Plus plan that adds water, iced tea, iced coffee, soft drinks, water, and beer from the rooms' minibars plus a split of champagne per stay. It also includes activities like 30-minute group snorkeling, windsurfing, and tennis lessons; a sunset cruise excursion; day-use of the tennis, volleyball, and badminton courts; access to the gym; and use of the game room, kayaks, and windsurfers. This plan is also available at a discount for children.

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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Olhuveli Island

With plenty of on-site activities, beautiful beaches, and above-average food, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a solid value for the Maldives. Its 164 rooms range from basic beachside units to upscale water villas, and connecting rooms are available for families. With a choice of one buffet and three a la carte restaurants, Olhuveli offers more dining options than most of its competitors. The resort’s main restaurant, Sunset, serves international buffet food for breakfast and dinner. Guests can upgrade their meal plans to include dinner at Sunset and buffet lunch at Lagoon Restaurant. A la carte meals are also available at three restaurants: Lagoon (Italian and international cuisine), Plankton Grill (seafood), and Four Spices (Japanese, Indian, Thai, and Maldivian). The resort has three bars: Dhoni Bar (beachfront), Sunrise Bar (poolside), and Lagoon Bar (connected to the Lagoon Restaurant). All-inclusive drink packages are available, but they only apply to a select list of cocktails and drinks at each bar and restaurant. Guests can also upgrade to an Emerald package to receive a better variety of alcohol, plus unlimited soft drinks, six daily cocktails, and two bottles of wine (per couple, per day). The package also includes select spa treatments and excursions, snorkel rentals, free Wi-Fi, daily afternoon tea, and discounts towards meals at a la carte restaurants.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meerufenfushi

One of the oldest (and largest) resorts in the Maldives, Meeru Island Resort and Spa features separate family-friendly and adult sections, with separate pools and restaurants catering to each. There are even two different spas here (one overwater and one on land). The buffet restaurants at Meeru Island feature good variety of options, with themed nights and Sunday breakfasts that include sparkling wine. There are also a couple of a la carte options available for an extra fee. Full-board and all-inclusive packages are available and there’s an All-Inclusive Plus package that includes spirits and cocktails. The majority of guests at Meeru Island are on all-inclusive plans so expect a lively bar scene.

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Constance Moofushi

Moofushi Island

This luxurious all-inclusive resort offers beautiful rooms and facilities, all on an intimate, private island in the South Ari Atoll a 25-minute seaplane transfer away from Male. The island is ringed by white-sand beaches and turquoise waters , making for easy access to amazing snorkeling and diving spots. Both on-land and overwater villas are available; opt for a Beach Villa if you want a budget-friendly option right next to the sand or splurge for a Moofushi Water Villa for direct access to the sea. Dining options at Constance Moofushi include Manta, the resort’s open-air main restaurant with high-quality buffets for all three meals and Alizee, a dinner-only a la carte grill. There’s no real dress code (just don’t show up to dinner in a bikini). Meals and most activities are covered under the mandatory Cristal All-Inclusive Package, which includes premium drinks, non-motorized watersports, one a la carte dinner per stay, a 90-minute excursion on a traditional dhoni boat, and even cigarettes.

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Komandoo Maldives Island Resort

Komandoo

This intimate boutique resort has a low-key vibe, spacious rooms, and a good range of facilities that attract mature couples looking to truly relax. All of the rooms here are right on the beach, save for the Jacuzzi Water Villa category, built right over the resort’s crystalline lagoon.  The dining options are excellent with an international buffet at the main Falhu restaurant plus a second a la carte option, Aqua, that costs extra. Free breakfast comes standard, and the resort offers all-inclusive packages that include not only meals, snacks, and drinks, but also free snorkeling gear, a free sunset cruise, and access to free classes ranging from Maldivian handicrafts to sushi rolling. The All-Inclusive Gold Package adds little extras such as one candlelit dinner on the beach per stay and sailing excursions.

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The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Iru-fushi

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is a large resort in the northern Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male. The rooms here are a huge perk, with 221 individual villas that are rustic, yet contemporary. Like many resorts in the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi offers a variety of overwater luxury bungalow options accessible to travelers ages 12 and over (for safety reasons), all on a separate Water Villa jetty. Rooms in the Horizon Water Villa category add private hot tubs on the deck while Infinity Water Villa units have their own multitiered sundecks and private infinity pools. Families with younger kids can opt for a Beach Villa, many of which come with their own small pools. The dining options at Sun Siyam are fantastic, with a main buffet restaurant and a range of a la carte options plus an ice cream shop. Half-board, full-board, and all-inclusive meal packages are available, but guests should be prepared to pay for most drinks. Perks include free boat transfers to the resort's adjacent picnic island and free snorkeling in the house reef.

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Constance Halaveli

Halaveli Island

Situated on the North Ari Atoll, a 25-minute seaplane transfer from the airport in Male, this secluded resort offers plenty for couples and families alike. Rooms play a large role for guests when deciding whether to stay at Constance Halaveli vs. Moofushi (a sister property also run by the Constance hotel group), with rooms at the Halaveli offering a more contemporary look and feel. Water Villa options are particularly attractive. Although there's no Family Water Villa option (due to safety regulations found throughout the Maldives), the Family Beach Villas offer additional rooms with bunkbeds for kids. Facilities include the U Spa by Constance with a high-end gym, plunge pools, and steam rooms plus a beautiful infinity pool that looks out over the sea. For families, the Constance Kids' Club offers activities and even babysitting. Dining options are excellent, too, with all-inclusive packages available, and guests can choose from international buffet options at Jahaz (included in packages) or romantic dining at Jing, Meeru, and the Kaika Sushi Bar.