Adults-only Maldives: Water villa resorts with no children

65498_15060814280028875950While most people consider the Maldives to be one of the premier honeymoon destinations on the planet, increasing numbers of families are spending holidays in this gorgeous archipelago as well. This has made for a sensitive situation where one of our most common questions is about Maldives resorts with no children at all and of those who solely focus on a romantic atmosphere.

It's a tricky subject on several levels, but below we've compiled a list of 10 fantastic resorts where you are least likely to see any families, at least in certain restricted sections of the resorts. Just recently, a Maldives resort made an official policy stating that it's a 18+ resort. Up to this point no Maldives resorts had explicitly banned children, so this is the first of the child-free resorts.

Maldives resorts and children

65498_15060814280028875968Again, only one resort actually bans all children, but many of them are set up so they are very poor choices for families. Resorts with no Kids Club or a kid's swimming pool or game room don't make our list of the best Maldives family resorts, but that doesn't stop at least a few parents from booking into them anyway.

Generally speaking, you'll see very few, if any, children at the smaller resorts and especially those that are mostly or completely made up of ocean villas. In fact, most resorts do ban younger children from staying in water villas, though in some cases they'll allow it if the parent signs a waiver when booking their room.

If you really want to avoid a resort with children it's best to book outside of the Christmas, Easter, and summer periods, which is obviously when families take most of their holidays due to school closings. Also, booking a water villa (as opposed to an island room) will greatly reduce your potential exposure to younger children. Even if there are a few families staying on the island itself, you'll barely see them if you are staying out in the overwater villas as you'll be in completely different sections of the resort.

Honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

We've compiled a list of the best Maldives honeymoon resorts with water villas, and some of those can be found on the list below as well. Obviously resorts with a romantic atmosphere and renowned spa are typically not well suited to families, but in some cases a resort can do both, so we have two lists.

Best Maldives resorts with few or no children

1 – COMO Cocoa Island Resort

  • Water villas: 33
  • Total rooms/suites: 36

65498_15060814270028875850With only 33 romantic water villas and only 3 island suites, the COMO Cocoa Island Resort bills itself as very much of a honeymoon destination, and there are no child-oriented facilities of any kind. This is also one of the highest rated resort in the Maldives based on guest reviews, so it's an ideal choice for an adults-only holiday among hotels without children. Guests here will find a restaurant and a bar, as well as the option of enjoying in-room dining.

Each of the water villas is very private and designed to look like a traditional Maldivian fishing boat – the only resort of its kind. Of course there's an excellent spa and even a yoga pavilion with a resident instructor in addition to fantastic diving and snorkeling. Nearby activities include a sunset cruise, sunset fishing, island hopping and catamaran snorkeling cruise that's sure to impress.

  • Low season online specials from US$977 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,251 per night

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2 – Mirihi Island Resort

  • Water villas: 30
  • Total rooms/suites: 36

41484_15060917230029061330One of the smallest private island resorts in the Maldives, the Mirihi Island Resort only has 30 water villas and 6 island rooms. Very much of a couples resort, there is no swimming pool or any family facilities at all, so almost no children end up here and it's unofficially an adult-only island.

The resort itself is among the more basic, though it does offer an excellent spa in addition to great diving and snorkeling and other water sports. Rooms here include a mini-bar, a sitting area, a bathroom overlooking the ocean and direct access to both the beach and the ocean. The guest reviews are fantastic as well, with many repeat visitors, so they are obviously doing something right at Mihiri Island.

  • Low season online specials from US$760 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,398 per night

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3 – Veligandu Island Resort

  • Water villas: 64
  • Total rooms/suites: 76

41486_14020513430018253807With 64 water villas and only 12 island rooms, the Veligandu Island Resort is definitely most popular as a couples hotel, though a few families do book here when school is not in session. This is a very nice 4-star resort with 54 of the water villas coming complete with their own on-deck Jacuzzi. They each also come with an entertainment system, Wi-Fi, a fully stocked mini-bar, a refrigerator and a private, furnished patio.

You've got a lovely beach in addition to a freshwater swimming pool and the usual dive center, and also catamarans, kayaks, and much more. This is one of the few private islands in this price range where children are quite rare, so it could be a good choice for many.

  • Low season online specials from US$703 per night
  • High season online specials from US$842 per night

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4 – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

  • Water villas: 71
  • Total rooms/suites: 150

Aerial shot of our hotelA solid 5-star resort, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is set on two islands connected by an elevated pathway, with 71 water villas in total. This is actually a resort that welcomes families, however there is a section of the remote island that has 21 King Spa Water Villas and is adults only.

Quite an amazing place, this resort features an underwater glass-enclosed restaurant, the only of its kind in the world, plus an overwater restaurant and several other gourmet options, including that of a wine and cheese bar. It's twice been voted the Best Hotel in the World, so it could be perfect for those who can afford and are willing to pay for its deluxe overwater villas.

  • Low season online specials from US$568 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,492 per night

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5 – Angaga Island Resort and Spa

  • Water villas: 20
  • Total rooms/suites: 70

70345_15061012320029126669One of the smaller Maldives islands with only 20 water villas and 50 beach villas, the Angaga Island Resort and Spa has no facilities for children at all so it's unofficially a couples resort. Reviews from past guests show that a tiny number of children are brought here overall, so this is one of the best bets if that is a top priority for your vacation.

The Angaga Island resort is also an amazing bargain, especially in low season, with literally the cheapest water villas in the Maldives, on that's on a half-board (breakfast and dinner) basis. The reviews here are quite good overall and the water villas are much nicer than you'd expect, so this one really stands out as excellent value. In fact, water villas feature room service, a TV, air conditioning, a private deck, a glass bottom table and a mini fridge.

  • Low season online specials from US$503 per night
  • High season online specials from US$587 per night

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6 – Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives Resort – All inclusive

  • Water villas: 70
  • Total rooms/suites: 80

97247_15112418450037995166With the feel of a boutique resort, this all-inclusive property has 70 water villas and 10 island rooms. There's no swimming pool or kids club so only oblivious parents book here with families, and especially rarely in the water villas, making this a great choice for the romantically involved.

Considering that this is an all-inclusive resort with modest prices it's surprising how good the guest reviews tend to be. The food gets quite high marks, as does the spa, and there are plenty of daytime activities (diving, snorkeling etc) on offer. For a moderately priced couples all-inclusive with a minimal chance of having children around, the Chaaya Lagoon offers great value.

  • Low season online specials from US$671 per night
  • High season online specials from US$892 per night

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7 – Velidhu Island Resort

  • Water villas: 20
  • Total rooms/suites: 80

41487_15092916070036495734Offering some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Maldives, the Velidhu Island Resort has 20 water villas and 80 island rooms, with no Kids Club or swimming pool. This is another all-inclusive resort with very few families ever booking, so it's usually a couples resort automatically.

The water villas here are quite large for the price, and the largest four of them have a Jacuzzi out on the private sun deck. The Serena Spa is there for some nice pampering treatments, and there are many other daytime activities offered, so those wanting to do more than just relax will not be bored. Especially in low season, the rates here are a great bargain for an all-inclusive.

  • Low season online specials from US$1,281 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,416 per night

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8 – Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

  • Water villas: 20
  • Total rooms/suites: 20

165225_15122916570038787834Built off one edge of Meedhupparu Island, the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas are a special section that is separate from its sister resort on the island. There are 20 water villas in this area and nothing else, and each comes with a private butler, and service in general is excellent and of 5-star standard. All 20 of the water villas feature a private jacuzzi, a mini bar and a glass viewing floor area perfect for watching the sealife below, any time of the day.

While families aren't specifically banned from staying in these water villas, very few do, though some opt to stay in the other part of the island. Guests of this area have their own restaurants and services (which are almost always child-free) and can also use the restaurants and facilities of the main resort, and you can easily spend your entire holiday in the water villa area.

  • Low season online specials from US$1,009 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,127 per night

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9 – Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

  • Water villas: 40
  • Total rooms/suites: 40

49121_15122114490038653976This boutique resort opened in 2009, consisting of only 40 water villas. The Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is another resort where each villa comes with a personal butler, so service tends to be excellent and personal, making it right on point. It's a small and intimate island with no almost no family-friendly facilities, so very few families with children ever book here, though they are not specifically banned.

Each water villa also comes with a hot tub and a personal plunge pool as well as a glass-floor section for observing the sea life below when you're looking to stay dry on land. Already very popular with the honeymoon crowd, it's developing a great reputation as a boutique couples island, with room rates in the moderate price range all year round.

  • Low season online specials from US$875 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,046 per night

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10 – Komandoo Island Resort

  • Water villas: 14
  • Total rooms/suites: 45

Another small private island resort, the Komandoo Island Resort is a stand out on this list due to its recent decision to become an adults only resort. Unlike some of the other resorts on this list that discourage children, the Komandoo Island Resort has written in a 18+ policy meaning that children are banned from all sections of the resort and a guest must be at least 18 years old to stay on the property. This is fantastic for couples seeking a completely kid environment for their honeymoon or romantic escape.

The resort also offers guests an all-inclusive plan that includes all meals in the main restaurant. The overwater villas continue the romantic, exclusive vibe of this resort with a private sundeck with stairs that lead into the ocean below and a jacuzzi bath that also overlooks the lagoon.

  • Low season online specials from US$841 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,072 per night

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  • PeterUK says:

    Just found: Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

    “As an adult oriented resort, children under 12 years are regrettably not permitted on the island.”

    So at least no screaming toddlers and small children.

  • Tom says:

    I don’t understand why you’re pussy-footing around and making this a “sensitive” subject. Kids are noisy and disruptive at resorts. Many people don’t want to holiday with children around. The only people who are upset by this are parents who think their little darlings are so wonderful that everyone loves them. Wrong.

    We’re a couple with time and money and we seek-out resorts with no guests under 16 (or preferably under-18). There’s no shame in that, and there’s no need to be shy about promoting it.

    • rjmca says:

      I totally agree with you. I avoid anywhere where there are likely to be kids as they completely ruin the ambience and peace and we pay top dollar for a break and don’t deserve having to put up with other people’s problem brats.

  • Nino says:

    I totally agree
    Being a teacher, I work with kids all the time. There are times I don’t want to see or hear them at all. I’m happy to pay top dollar for the luxury, peace and quiet so why should I feel guilty for not wanting kids around?

    • Roger Wade says:


      I agree. Some people are sensitive about this subject and that’s why I mentioned it at the top, but I think the majority of people agree with us that adults should have the freedom to spend a holiday without little kids around if we like. Thank you. -Roger

  • Owen Ealden says:

    This information is not correct. Komandoo Island Resort is adults only.

  • Nicole says:

    I noticed these comments were posted before the adults-only resort I’m staying at next year opened, but one does exist now! Thank you for posting it in a different list on this site. I’m going on my honeymoon and was very particular about choosing a resort that would be peaceful.

  • Jennifer says:

    Thank goodness – people talking sense about this issue! I hope in future more resorts for adults only will open.

  • Jade says:

    The anantara Veli is adult only absolutely amazing and not in this list. I highly recommend after visiting twice.

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