It is without doubt, that most people consider the Maldives to be one of the premier honeymoon destinations on this planet of ours. However, there has been an increased number of families that 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 child-free resorts and of those who solely focus on a romantic atmosphere, meaning they rather not be surrounded by families and their children.

Due to the fact that this is a tricky subject on various levels, 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 that are designated for couples and singles only. Not too long ago, a Maldives resort made an official policy stating that it's an 18+ resort exclusively for all inclusive vacations with no children. Up to this point, no Maldives resorts had explicitly banned children, so this is the first of the child-free resorts.

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Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa – Maldives

Again, only one resort really bans all children, however, many overwater resorts 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 didn’t make our list of the best Maldives family resorts, but that doesn’t stop at least a few parents from booking 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, making them adults only islands, 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.

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Honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

We’ve already compiled an overall list of the best Maldives honeymoon resorts with water villas, and some of those can be found on the list of the best all-inclusive adults-only honeymoon resorts and holiday resorts, as well. Obviously, resorts with a romantic atmosphere and a 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

COMO Cocoa Island Resort – Maldives

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


With only 33 romantic water villas and only 3 island suites, the COMO Cocoa Island Resort presents itself as a honeymoon destination, and one with no child-oriented facilities of any kind. You’ll also want to note that this is also one of the highest-rated resorts in the Maldives due to guest reviews, making it 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 and every single one of the water villas here is very private and designed to resemble a traditional Maldivian fishing boat – which is the only resort of its kind. In addition, there’s an excellent spa and a yoga pavilion with a resident instructor as well as fantastic diving and snorkeling – more facilities than you’ll find at most adult-only honeymoon resorts. Nearby activities include a sunset cruise, sunset fishing, island hopping, and a catamaran snorkeling cruise.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,243 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,835 per night
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Mirihi Island Resort – Maldives

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


One of the smallest private island resorts in the Maldives at the moment, the Mirihi Island Resort only has 30 water villas with an additional 6 island rooms. Very much of a couples resort, there is no swimming pool or any family facilities anywhere onsite, making it so that there are almost no children that end up here and it’s unofficially an adult-only island.


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


  • Low season online specials from US$1,349 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,408 per night
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Veligandu Island Resort – Maldives

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


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


It also should be noted that guests at this resort will have access to a lovely beach, a freshwater swimming pool, and the usual dive center. Adding to that list are catamarans and kayaks. 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$825 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,065 per night
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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


A solid 5-star resort, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is set on two islands that are 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.


Being quite an amazing place, this resort features an underwater glass-enclosed restaurant, which happens to be the only of its kind in the entire world, as well as an overwater restaurant and several other gourmet options, including a wine and cheese bar. It’s been voted the Best Hotel in the World twice, so it could be perfect for those who can afford and are willing to pay for its deluxe overwater villas if it means staying in hotels without children.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,059 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,737 per night
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Angaga Island Resort and Spa

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


One of the smaller Maldives islands with only 20 water villas and 50 beach villas, the Angaga Island Resort and Spa doesn’t currently offer any facilities designed for children (and it doesn’t seem like they ever will), making it 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 a fantastic bargain, especially so during the low season, with literally the cheapest water villas in the Maldives, operating on a half-board (breakfast and dinner) basis. The reviews here are noted as very good overall with the water villas are much nicer than you’d expect (due to nightly rate), 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$349 per night
  • High season online specials from US$442 per night
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Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives – All inclusive

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


Offering guests the feel of a boutique resort, this all-inclusive property actually features 70 water villas alongside 10 island rooms. There’s no swimming pool or kids club at this overwater location, so only oblivious parents book here with families, and especially rarely in the water villas, making this a great choice for the romantically involved.


The food here recieves 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 a lot to think about.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,152 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,176 per night
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Velidhu Island Resort – Maldives

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


Offering some of the best diving and snorkeling in all of the Maldives, the Velidhu Island Resort houses a small number of water villas (20 in total) and 80 rooms based on land. When looking through the resort features and amenities, you’ll quickly notice that this overwater resort doesn’t offer a Kids Club or a 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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Adaaran Prestige Water Villas All-Inclusive – Maldives

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


Built off one edge of the beautiful Meedhupparu Island, the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas are a special section that is separate from its sister resort that is found based on the island itself. There are 20 water villas in this area and nothing else entirely, with each featuring a private butler, and with that, 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 that absolutely perfect for watching the sealife below, any time of the day.


While families aren’t specifically banned from booking and staying in these water villas, very few do decide to book here, though some opt to stay in the other part of the island where the land based rooms are found. 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$1,300 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,403 per night
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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo – Maldives

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


This boutique resort opened in 2009,  and consists of 40 water villas. The Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is another fantastic resort where each villa comes with a 5-star personal butler, so service tends to be excellent and personal. Here, you’ll find 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 banned from this location.


Each water villa here, also features 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$878 per night
  • High season online specials from US$990 per night
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Komandoo Island Resort – Maldives

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


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


The resort also gladly offers guests an all-inclusive plan that includes all meals from the main restaurant. The overwater villas continue the romantic, exclusive feeling of this resort with a private sundeck with stairs that lead into the ocean below as well as a jacuzzi bath that also overlooks the lagoon, which impresses many.


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