LUXURY Maldives Liveaboards


October 1, 2021

Whilst it’s true that all Maldives liveaboards offer a fairly luxurious experience, with the Maldives being one of the worlds poshest dive destinations, some liveaboards offer an even more premium service than others.

What make’s a LUXURY Maldives liveaboard? It needs to have exceptional accommodation options, run unique and exciting extra activities and posses superb onboard amenities. Unsurprisingly then, luxury Maldives liveaboards do cost a little more than mid-price and budget options! But you’ll know where your money is going. Here’s our top picks: 

(RE Liveaboard Routes: Refer to our main page on Maldives diving for detailed descriptions of each region and atoll).

  • Azalea offers more extra activities and onboard amenities than any other liveaboard! Get involved in water-skiing, wake-boarding, glass bottom boat trips, massages, a hot tub, beach bbq’s and more!  ROUTES: Central. 
  • Conte Max features a wellbeing centre with an Ayurveda specialist who can guide guests through yoga, meditation and deep relaxation.               ROUTES: Central / Central & South / Deep South /North & Far North
  • By taking just 12 guests, Oceans Divine offers an intimate and personalised experience. Her itineraries are unique in that they focus entirely on Ari & Rasdhoo atolls. ROUTES: Central
  • Duke of York’s central routes are good for less experienced divers as guests only require open water cert and 0 logged dives. You can pay extra for a private dive guide. ROUTES: Central / Deep south

Mid-Price Options that feel like a Luxury:

  • Operates a variety of dive safaris with unique themes such as manta cruises or staying on a private island for several days. Some cabins have private balconies. ROUTES: Central / South / Central, South & Deep South.
  • A 5 Star Padi Dive Resort on water with luxury amenities including a gym, spa, jacuzzi, yoga zone, beautiful cabins as well as extra activities and illuminated beach bbqs! ROUTES: Central / Deep South
  • Fascination is ideal for anyone seeking a more intimate experience, taking a maximum of just 6 guests. Also, many water sports are on offer – including water skiing, surfing and wakeboarding. ROUTES: Central

QUICK COMPARISON: Best Luxury Maldives Liveaboards

Find out More: Liveaboard:  Defining TraitsRoutes:
Click HereAzaleaWater-Sports, Glass Bottom Boat, Spa, JacuzziCentral
Click HereConte MaxAyurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Spa.Central / South / Deep South / North / Far North
Click HereOceans DivineSmall Groups, Unique Trips, Experienced StaffCentral
Click HereDuke of YorkBeginner Friendly, Dive Courses, SpaCentral / Deep South
Click HereAdoraAdora at sea with scout boat in tow.Mid-Price, Private Balcony, Island StayCentral / South / Deep South
Click HereScubaspa YangScubapsa Yang liveaboard.Mid-Price, Yoga, Spa, Gym, Jacuzzi. Central / Deep South
Click HereFascinationSmallest Groups, Water-Sports, IntimateCentral

For all the information you’ll ever need to know about diving in the Maldives as well as reviews of the best mid-range and budget Maldives liveaboards, head on over to our main Maldives liveaboard reviews page.

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