Most Beautiful Beaches in Maldives

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Best Beaches in Maldives

An archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, the beaches in Maldives are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. While most beaches in Maldives are private resort beaches, there are some publ (Read More)ic beaches that can easily be visited. With fine white sand, sunny skies, and turquoise waters, its beaches are often called lovers’ paradise. The best time to visit is between December and April.

Here is the list of 24 Most Beautiful Beaches in Maldives

1. Hulhumale Beach

Hulhumale Beach

Hulhumale Beach is one of the most popular public beaches in Maldives. Being close to the Male airport, the island is convenient to enjoy a budget trip in the powder-like white sand and clear blue water. Although the beach is a little crowded, it's clean, calm and offers a number of activities.
Type: Public Beach
Highlight: The pocket-friendly cafes and hotels around the beach 
Activities: Snorkelling, scuba diving, canoeing, para-sailing, jet skiing, kite surfing

2. Bikini Beach

Bikini Beach

Bikini beach on Rasdhoo Island is one of the few public beaches in Maldives where you can bathe under the sun wearing your favorite bikini. Apart from being a large beach, it also offers some transfixing views. 
Type: Public Beach
Highlight: No clothing restrictions as such 
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, wading, Dolphin cruise! 
Best time to visit: April to June are the warmest months, best for sunbathing.

3. Artificial Beach

Artificial Beach

Artificial Beach, Male is one of the most beautiful and only human-made beach in the Maldives. With breathtaking views and a pleasant climate, this beach is shaped like a crescent. Even though the water is not as deep as is on the natural beaches, it is popular for swimming.
Type: Public Beach

4. The Glow in the Dark Beaches

The Glow in the Dark Beaches

There are some beaches in the Maldives with the presence of Bioluminescent Plankton, which glows. Witness this natural yet quite unusual phenomenon which is fascinating and calming at the same time. It is important to note that there is no specific month or time when this phenomenon takes place as bioluminescent plankton is highly unpredictable. However, it is advised that visit the Maldives when the moon is dying out on its cycle, for the best chance. 
Type: Public Beach
Popular Bioluminescent Beaches: Kuredu Beach, Veligandu beach, Finalholi, Mirihi, Athuruga, Komandoo, Kandolhu

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5. Cocoa Island Beaches

Cocoa Island Beaches

The beaches of Cocoa island are known and popular for offering some of the most exquisite, luxurious, and most exotic experiences in the world! Located close to both- the Kandooma Channel and Guraidhoo channel, the Cocoa Island beaches have an exquisite and stunning variety of marine life.
Type: Private Beach

6. Baros Maldives Beach

Baros Maldives Beach

Easily one of the top ten beaches in all of the Maldives archipelago, the beach is located close to the exquisite 5-star resort of Baros Maldives. With crystal clear waters, pristine sands, and beautiful views, it is definitely one of the best lagoons in all of Maldives! 
Type: Private Beach
Highlights:
 Reef snorkeling experience

7. Veligandu Island Beach

Veligandu Island Beach

Veligandu Island beach with its fresh turquoise water and powder-like white sand is one of the best beaches in the Maldives. Not only it's ideal for couples on their honeymoon, but the beach also offers a number of water sports activities for the thrill-seekers.
Type: Private Beach
Highlight:
The paradise-like romantic setting
Activities: scuba diving, parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boat riding, and canoeing
Best time to visit: July to October; visit in the evening

8. Reethi Beach

Reethi Beach

An epitome of luxury, Reethi beach is perfect for a laid-back vacation. With white sand, clear blue waters, and green palms, this place is no less than a paradise. The famous Reethi Beach resort offers a large number of facilities and activities. 
Type: Private Beach
Highlight:
The luxurious places around the beach
Activities: Snorkelling, windsurfing, traditional Dhoni (Maldivian sea boat)
Best Time to visit: August to October.

9. Fulhadhoo Beach

Fulhadhoo Beach

Located in the Baa Atoll, Fulhadhoo Island is long and narrow, it always has a pleasant sea breeze thus keeping the weather wonderful never being too sultry. The island isn’t commercialized and full of tourists so it maintains its charm. With an abundance of palm trees, white sandy beaches, and azure blue beautiful lagoons, it surely makes for a beautiful experience! 
Type: Public Beach

10. Vabbinfaru Beach

Vabbinfaru Beach

Whether you're looking for some private time, some fun activities, relaxation or great food, Vabbinfaru makes for the ideal tropical vacation. A beautiful island sprinkled with an assortment of luxury villas, the beach offers warm sands, clear waters, and breathtaking views. 
Type: Private Beach
Highlights:
 The island is surrounded by colourful corals

11. Lily Beach, Maldives

Lily Beach, Maldives

Constructed on a private peach, your stay at Lily Beach Resort is bound to be luxurious, allowing you to live a king’s life. A 20 minutes seaplane ride from Male, the resort holds breathtaking views of nature and the tortoise crystal clear Indian Ocean around the resort will soothe you to the core. 
Type: Private Beach

12. Taj Exotica Beach

Taj Exotica Beach

A part of the Taj Exotica Resort, it is located on the South Male Atoll and is quite close to the airport! Although there isn’t a reef around the island so the snorkelling experiences aren’t the best, it makes up for that with its beauty and luxury.
Type: Private Beach
Highlights:
Scuba diving and whale shark spotting walks

13. Kurumba Beach, Maldives

Kurumba Beach, Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is the very first resort located just 10 minutes from the airport that also has luxury speedboat travel service available 24/7. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, Kurumba beach allows you to explore the beauty of the coral reefs, laze on the white sand, indulge in a relaxing Maldivian Spa and take a dip in the crystal clear lagoon.
Type: Private Beach

14. Gulhi Beach

Gulhi Beach

Accessible from Maafushi by a quick speedboat ride, the Gulhi Beach in Maldives is lively. You can swim among the unbroken coral reef with colorful marine life or relax on one of the many sundecks. Equipped with beach umbrellas and chairs, the Gulhi Beach attracts numerous tourists all year round.
Type: Public Beach

15. Rasfannu Artificial Beach

Rasfannu Artificial Beach

Rasfannu is an artificial beach in Male, Maldives, and is part of a beach resort. Although the attraction was created to promote water sports, locals advise against swimming as the waters have high levels of bacteria. The region also has some of the best eateries, restaurants, retail stores, etc.
Type: Public Beach

16. Bodu Mora

Bodu Mora

Situated in Vaavu Atoll, Maldives, Bodu Mora is a picturesque beach bracketed by a compact little island and dense palm and coconut tree vegetation. A vast stretch of the white sand beach leads into the pristine turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea. The shore is shallow and suitable for wading and snorkeling. Experienced divers can go diving to explore marine life, including coral reefs.
Type: Public Beach

17. Kunburudhoo Beach

Kunburudhoo Beach

Kunburudhoo Beach is located on Kunburudhoo Island, a part of the Maldives Archipelago. The beach was once inhabited, but now, it is a secluded attraction with only bare minimum facilities offered by one hotel. With smooth white-coloured sand and turquoise blue waters, the ambience of the beach is mostly pleasant. 
Type: Private Beach

18. Villingli Island's Beach

Villingli Island's Beach

Just a 10 minutes ferry ride from Male, the beach is a perfect combination of quaint and calm. Since it is an inhabited island, there are restrictions on alcohol consumption and clothing, but on the bright side, you will get to mix up with the locals here. Perfect for watching sunset, sunbathing, diving and snorkeling
Type: Public Beach

19. Alimatha Island Central Beach

Alimatha Island Central Beach

Located on the northern end of the Vaavu Atoll, Alimatha Island is not just famous for its government-sanctioned protected diving site but also for its pristine beaches with sprinkles of greenery. The large central beach offers quiet corners, a bar and music, massage and Ayurveda centers, and exciting water sports activities. The emerald shallow waters are great for swimming and playing with kids.
Type: Private Beach

20. Nalaguraidhoo Beach

Nalaguraidhoo Beach

Nalaguraidhoo beach is perfect for a lazy afternoon - chill under the sun amid a breath-taking view, sipping coconut water, what heaven! For travelers seeking adventure, the clear blue water and the presence of a variety of exotic flora and fauna ensure a perfect snorkeling experience. The pristine surroundings of this beach can leave anybody speechless!
Type: Public Beach

21. Thoondu Beach, Maldives

Thoondu Beach, Maldives

Thoondu Beach in north Fuvahmalah Island is a hugely popular beach destination in the Maldives. Hundreds of people visit it every day and the number doubles during peak travel season. The strong currents may it a dangerous place to swim, but the appeal of the beach lies in its beauty and surfing opportunities.
Type: Public Beach

22. Public Beach on Maafushi Island

Public Beach on Maafushi Island

The Public Beach on Maafushi Island is a hidden gem providing a panoramic view of the limitless sea and a quiet place to spend time on. You won't find many tourists in this serene place, just a few locals. The public beach is adjacent to the Bikini beach which can be visited by just walking past the boundary. Look for the Floating Bar and Safari, the only place in Maafushi which sells alcohol.
Type: Public Beach

23. Kandolhu Island Beach , Maldives

Kandolhu Island Beach , Maldives

Nestled between lush green palm trees, Kandolhu Island Beach is 70 Kilometres away from south of Male’ near North Ari Atoll. The white sand glitters next to the bay that is home to many exquisite coral reefs and species. Activities like snorkeling, deep-sea diving, surfing are popular here.
Type: Private Beach

24. Mirihi Island Beach, Maldives

Mirihi Island Beach, Maldives

Clubbed between surreal blue waters and the greens, Mirihi Island Resort is a 30-minute waterplane ride from Malé. A prime location for witnessing the splendor of whale watching and to live with nature. 
Type: Private Beach

Which of these beaches in Maldives has caught your attention? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Pranjali Kureel

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