Gay Maldives · Mid-range Hotels

Gay Maldives · Mid-range Hotels

Choosing a hotel in the Maldives doesn't have to be difficult as a gay traveller. We've handpicked our favourites that we recommend.

Gay hotels in the Maldives

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Why this hotel?: Watersports. Reasonably Priced Luxury.

Kuredu gives you an incredible island experience in the Maldives with an affordable price tag. It’s not unusual to see other gay travellers at this resort.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches, crystal clear seas and gorgeous Maldivian sunshine.

The spa is the perfect place to kick back and relax in, or if you are seeking adventure then there are lots of activities offered including plenty of watersports.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa

Kuredu Island, Lhaviyani Atoll , Kuredhdhoo

Why this hotel?: Affordable Rooms. Beautiful Beaches.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is a good affordable option provided by Holiday Inn. The Maldives offers little by way of affordable accommodation so this is one of the few budget spots in the region. Some rooms are offered at $100 per night – most places in the region charge five times that or more.

You can get a speedboat from the main airport rather than a seaplane. Island life greets you as you arrive at a resort that has diving and surfing at its heart.

Large picture windows are central to every room and so the sea is never more than a glance away. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous you can swim with whale sharks or go on a dolphin spotting trip.

For romance, we’d recommend booking the Spa Suite’s private garden with plunge pool.


internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa

Kandooma Fushi, Kandoomaa


Based on 422 votes

Why this hotel?: Water Villas. Ayurvedic Treatments.

Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas island features a selection of beach bungalows and classic Maldivian over-water villas. It’s a 20-minute flight from Male Airport to Diamonds Thudufushi.

You can indulge in a range of Ayurvedic spa treatments at the wellness centre. If you’re into watersports all of your needs will be catered for at the diving centre.

The property also has on-site marine biologists who will show you the vibrant marine life of the island.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa

Thudufushi Island, Thudufushi

Why this hotel?: Excellent Diving. Great Location.

Adaaran Club Rannalhi is a good choice if you’re looking for a stylish but relatively affordable base in the Maldives. You’ll have full access to the surrounding beaches.

Overlooking a crystal clear lagoon, this hotel is ideally situated if you want to try snorkelling or scuba diving. The hotel can also arrange fishing trips.

You can stay in a villa on the beach or in one of the 34 classic over-water bungalows.

There’s also a bar offering a range of cocktails throughout the day.


internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa



Based on 341 votes

Why this hotel?: House reef. Eco-friendly.

Reethi Beach is accessible via a 35-minute flight from Male. This eco-friendly hotel offers luxury in an immaculate, unspoilt setting on the Baa Atoll.

All of the villas are made from natural materials. The surrounding waters are clear blue are year round making this an ideal spot for water sports – especially snorkelling.

For divers, there’s a great house reef just 30m to 100m from shore.

The resort has five restaurants ranging from casual fare to gourmet a la carte.


internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, spa

Fonimagoodhoo Island,


Based on 446 votes

Why this hotel?: Great diving. 40 minute seaplane.

Filitheyo Island Resort is accessible via a 40-minute from Male airport to Faafu Atoll.

This resort is great for snorkeling and diving, particularly the house reef. This is one of the top 25 diving areas in the Maldives.

The rustic but stylish layout is ideal for a romantic vacation. You can choose from standard, deluxe and even the Maldives’ signature water villas.

The food is served to a high standard.


bar, restaurant, internet access, spa, gym, pool, jacuzzi



Based on 235 votes

Why this hotel?: Beautiful Beaches. Great Location.

Just a 20-minute seaplane from Male airport, Veligandu Island Resort is set in a crystal clear lagoon and it has a great house reef, ideal for diving.

Here you’ll find the pure white sand beaches the Maldives is celebrated for.

You can choose from a range of villas including beach villas to water villas with infinity pools.

As well as two bars the resort offers an open-air restaurant.


internet access, swimming pool, massage, gym, spa, bar, restaurant

North Ari Atoll, Veligandhu, ,


Based on 1947 votes

Why this hotel?: Diving Centre. Beautiful Beaches.

Palm Beach Island Resort and Spa is a 40-minute seaplane journey from Male. The resort is located on one of the biggest islands in the Maldives. When you arrive you’ll be greeted with a traditional welcoming ceremony.

All the villas are stylish, modern and designed with a classic Maldivian flourish.

With 4 km of white sand beaches, this resort is ideal for a romantic getaway in a tropical paradise.

The Coconut spa offers a range of western and local treatments.

Watersports aplenty here too as you try your hand at water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and banana boat riding. You can also sail off on a catamaran and explore the nearby islands.


internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, spa, restaurant, bar

Madhiriguraidhoo Island, Madhirivaadhoo


Based on 19 votes

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