How come someone does not think about the beach in Maldives when planning for a summer trip?! It is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for almost everyone in India. The blue waters, and floating hotels, are the ones that have made Maldives so popular!


However, finding out the best beach in Maldives can be a tedious task especially if you are visiting Maldives for the first time. In this article, we will discuss the ten best beaches in Maldives that can make this summer a memorable one.

Best Beach in the Maldives

1. Cocoa Island Beach

Cocoa Beach is the best beach in Maldives that you can visit in Maldives this summer. The best part about this island beach is that it is surrounded by beautiful, eye-catching turquoise-colored waters! The crystal-clear waters make the beach a perfect spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. If you are an adventure seeker, I’m sure you will love this beach.

This beach is located on Cocoa Island in the Southe Male Atoll. You can reach this spot within 40 minutes of the Male International Airport using a speedboat!

Detail Information
Location COMO Cocoa Island, South Malé Atoll
Amenities Luxurious accommodations, spa treatments, diving reefs, infinity pool, gym, yoga, restaurant
Google Rating 4.7 stars
Beach Activities Diving, fishing, sunset cruises, snorkeling, coral reefs
Specialty of the Place Overwater villas, wellness retreats, house reef with marine life
Historical Importance Proximity to Kandooma Channel, a renowned dive site
Other Famous Places Nearby Kandooma Caves, Cocoa Thila, Bikini Beach, Biyadoo Island
Nearby Resorts COMO Cocoa Island and other resorts in South Malé Atoll



2. Hulhumale Beach

This is again the best beach in Maldives which you must visit at least once in your lifetime. The shallow and crystal-clear waters make your evenings the best with a spectacular view of the sunset. The island is about 188 hectares of land with a blend of urban and seashore life. The urban city along with its beach will make you feel as if you are in Goa!

The beach is located on Hulhumale Island which is in the North Male Atoll. It will not take you more than 20 minutes to reach here from the Male International Airport as it is just 1.6 km away!

Detail Information
Location Hulhumale Island, South of North Male Atoll
Amenities Umbrellas, chairs, showers, toilets, cafes, shops
Google Rating 4.0 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, island hopping, fishing, water sports
Specialty of the Place Crystal-clear waters, white sand, a nearby reef with marine life
Historical Importance A reclaimed island created in 2004 for housing and commercial development
Other Famous Places Nearby Hulhumale Mosque, Old City of Male, National Museum
Nearby Resorts Villa Nautica, Kurumba Maldives



3. Veligandu Island Beach

This is the best beach in Maldives with a long sandbank and beautiful lagoons. The beach is located around Veligandu, a beautiful island that is about 22 acres covered with greens! This makes you one of the eco-friendly islands where there is no pollution at all.

This beach is about 60 km away from the Male International Airport and will take you just 20 minutes to reach the destination with the seaplane.

Detail Description
Location Veligandu Island Beach, North Ari Atoll
Amenities Private beach area, restaurant, pool, fitness center, garden
Google Rating  5 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, diving, yachting, spa
Specialty of the Place Long sandbank, beautiful lagoon, house reefs, Hammerhead Shark Point
Historical Importance Renowned for natural beauty and marine life
Other Famous Places Nearby Bikini Beach, Mahalo Beach Bar
Resorts Nearby Veligandu Island Resort & Spa



4. Reethi Beach

If you are looking for a beach in Maldives that would give you an unforgettable, eco-friendly beach experience, then Reethi Beach is my suggestion. You can see a lot of manta rays here from June to October. There are also resorts nearby to have a luxurious stay and enjoy the beach view.

The nearest airport to Reethi Beach is the Dharavandhoo Airport, which takes you around 20 minutes to reach the spot with a seaplane!

Detail Description
Location Fonimagoodhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Maldives
Amenities Fitness center, spa, water sports, diving, snorkeling, restaurants, bars, WiFi in public areas
Google Rating 4.6 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, fishing, dolphin cruises, tours, cooking classes, destination dining
Specialty of the Place UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, house reef, proximity to Hanifaru Bay
Historical Importance Located within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, natural aquatic habitats
Other Famous Places Near the Beach Veligandu Island, Chickens Surf Point, Hura Island, Alimatha Island
Nearby Resorts Reethi Beach Resort



5. Vabbinfaru Island Beach

Doesn’t the name seem odd to you?! Well, the name has its origin from the Divehi language which means a circular island with coral reefs around! When you look at the image, you will know for yourself. This beach has beautiful corals with turquoise waters making it an amazing beach!

The beach is located in the Vabbinfaru Island which is in North Male Atoll. The nearest airport is the Male International Airport which is just 17 km away. All you need is a speedboat and reach here in just half an hour!

Detail Description
Location Vabbinfaru Island Beach is located in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives
Amenities Free WiFi, modern villas with private pools, flat-screen TVs, outdoor and indoor showers, spa
Google Rating 5 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, diving, water sports, spa treatments, marine conservation efforts
Specialty of the Place Luxurious resort, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, exclusive villas, private pools, Maldivian styling
Historical Importance Known for natural beauty and luxurious accommodation, part of the main atoll
Other Famous Places Nearby Renowned beaches and resorts in the North Malé Atoll
Resorts Nearby Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort on the island



6. Fulhadhoo Beach


Fulhadhoo Beach is located on the Fulhadhoo island in the North Male Atoll. The island is about 2 km in length and 270 meters wide with a population of 300 people in the island. It is a place where you can have a peaceful time forgetting all your worries!

You can reach this beach within 15 to 20 minutes on a seaplane from the Dharavandhoo Airport. Otherwise, you can prefer the speedboat rides enjoying the view of the waters!

Detail Description
Location Fulhadhoo Beach is located on the inhabited island of Fulhadhoo in Baa Atoll.
Amenities Several sunbeds with bamboo canopies. No facilities directly on the beach.
Google Rating 4.2 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, diving, fishing, windsurfing, playing games, volleyball, and relaxing on the white sandy beach.
Specialty of the Place Stunning and clean beaches with soft white sand and turquoise water. Good snorkeling opportunities.
Historical Importance French navigator Francois Pyrard de Laval took refuge after a shipwreck in 1602.
Other Famous Places Near the Beach Snorkeling spots with rich coral reefs, shipwrecks for exploration, and neighboring islands like Goidhoo and Fehendhoo.
Resorts Nearby Island Luxury Boutique Hotel and Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives, offer various amenities and activities.




7. Lily Beach

If you would like to visit the best beach in Maldives that offers one of the most luxurious resorts, I guess Lily Beach is the right one for you. The Lily-shaped resort is the main attraction that draws people here.

This beach is located on Huvahendhoo Island, and the nearest airport is the Male International Airport which is about 24 km away. A speedboat would be fine and will bring you here in about half an hour.

Detail Description
Location Huvahendhoo Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Amenities Private beach and water villas, restaurants, bars, pools, spa, fitness center, kids club, dive center
Google Rating 4.8 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, diving, fishing, sports, leisure activities, Ayurveda treatments
Specialty of the Place Pristine beauty, luxurious accommodations, environmental sustainability, Platinum Plan
Historical Importance Opened in 1997, renovations and expansions, the addition of Platinum Villas in 2016
Other Famous Places Near the Beach Bioluminescent Beach, Kudadoo Island
Nearby Resorts Lily Beach itself is a resort, top resort in the Maldives



8. Baros Maldives

Baros Maldives is a popular beach in Maldives known for its turquoise clear waters and luxury resorts nearby. I’m sure this is the best beach in Maldives that has resorts with the best amenities. This is one of the best destinations for people who would love to have adventure beach activities.

This beach is located just 15 km away from the North Male Airport and can be reached here in about 25 minutes on a speedboat!

Detail Description
Location North Male Atoll, close to Male City
Amenities Overwater infinity pool, Spa, Water sports and yoga, Library lounge, Free in-room WiFi, EcoDive, and Marine Centre.
Google Rating 5.0 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, Sailing adventures, Champagne toasts at sunset, Night diving
Specialty of the Place Handcrafted beachfront and overwater villas, Iconic luxury experience
Historical Importance One of the first resorts in the Maldives, a pioneer in luxury tourism with innovations like open-air bathrooms and over-water bungalows
Other Famous Places Near the Beach National Museum, Hulhumale Mosque, SAii Beach Club, Laamu Isdhoo (Old Mosque)
Resorts Nearby Baros Maldives itself is a luxury resort. Other nearby resorts include Kurumba Maldives



9. Kurumba Beach

Kurumba Beach is a famous beach in Maldives that it is the first beach that had a resort. People who expect a luxury stay near the beach can choose this beach as it has several classy resorts nearby.

This beach is just 10 km away from the Male International Airport, and you will reach the spot in not more than 15 minutes on a speedboat!

Detail Information
Location North Male Atoll, Maldives
Amenities Sun loungers, Parasols, Beachside service
Google Rating 4.7 stars
Beach Activities Snorkeling, Diving, Kayaking
Specialty of the Place White sandy beaches and turquoise waters
Historical Importance The first resort in the Maldives was opened near this beach in 1972
Other Famous Places Malé, Hulhumalé, Maafushi
Resorts Nearby Kurumba Maldives Resort



10. Sun Island Beach

The Sun Island beach in the Maldives is best known for adventure activities making it the right destination for the people who love thrilling water sports.

The beach is located on Nalaguraidhoo Island and the nearest airport is the Villa International Airport, located just 17 km away from the beach. You just need a speedboat to reach here in just 30 minutes.

Attribute Details
Location Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives
Amenities Private beach area, bars, tennis courts, air-conditioned rooms with minibars, and cable television
Google Rating 4.5 stars
Beach Activities Jet skiing, canoeing, windsurfing, catamaran rides, snorkeling, and excursions to neighboring islands
Specialty of the Place Luxurious overwater bungalows, stunning ocean views, and world-class cuisine
Historical Importance One of the largest resort islands in the Maldives, known for its picturesque beauty
Other Famous Places Nearby Male City, COMO Cocoa Island, Addu Atoll, and Maafushi, among others
Resorts Nearby Villa Park Sun Island Resort is a 5-star accommodation with a variety of facilities and activities