Lily Beach Resort & Spa (Maldives)

Located on the approximately 600-meter-long and 110-meter-wide private island of Huvahendhoo in South Ari Atoll, Lily Beach Resort & Spa was named the best all-inclusive resort in the Maldives and Asia in 2019 and 2020, and number 11 in the world, by TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards. Lily Beach Resort & Spa was again crowned in the category of "Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resort in the Maldives" by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021. The award recognizes Lily Beach's excellent all-inclusive Platinum plan, unparalleled friendly service culture, and overall resort experience that offers something for everyone, whether families or couples.

Lily Beach Resort & Spa is the first all-inclusive Platinum Plan resort in the Maldives. Guests can choose from 125 luxurious villas in eight categories. The "Tamara Spa", the diving school "Prodivers", a specialty and a main restaurant including fine dining, four bars, a Teppanyaki table, the "Turtles Kid's Club" and one of the best house reefs of the South Ari Atoll complete the offer. With the "Platinum Plan," which includes far more than the traditional all-inclusive package of cocktails and culinary delights, 95 percent of all expenses are covered before the trip even begins. As the pioneer of All-Inclusive tourism in the Maldives, and a leader in providing that experience since 1994, they keep refining and improving their plan to be one of the most generous and well put-together all-inclusive plans in the industry.


Located on a private island amidst the calm, clear and blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the best all-inclusive resort in the Maldives awaits guests. Upon arrival at Velana International Airport, guests will find the Lily Beach crew at counter #26 in the airport arrivals hall. After checking in for the seaplane transfer to Lily Beach, a short bus ride takes guests to the Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) terminal. TMA is the largest seaplane operator in the world and operates flights to a large number of resorts in the Maldives. The 25-minute seaplane flight to Lily Beach with TMA is an experience in itself - make sure you have your camera handy to share the incredible images of the turquoise waters around the atolls from above with friends and family.

Rooms & Suites

On the private island of Huvahendhoo, Lily Beach Resort & Spa comprises a total of 125 luxury villas divided into eight categories, surrounded by pristine turquoise waters and velvety white sand amidst magnificent tropical nature.

For those seeking ultimate luxury and absolute privacy, the Beach Residence is a secluded, spacious, and ultra-luxurious home away from home. Located directly on the beach, the residence offers direct private access to the turquoise, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The master bedroom features state-of-the-art amenities with an en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower, while the adjoining living room which is furnished with a Smart TV and sofa (can also be fitted with an extra bed if needed). The massive room has one of the largest private pools at the resort located on the deck in its beachside area.

Best combined with a Sunset Water Suite with unrestricted views of the sunset, offering a unique concept of luxurious beach living combined with the ultimate overwater experience.

Both the Beach Residence and the Sunset Water Suite - considered the most luxurious villas available at the resort - offer 24-hour butler service to its residing guests.

Accommodation summarised at a glance:

  • 56 Beach Villas
  • 2 Beach Suites
  • 4 Beach Suites with Jacuzzi
  • 6 Beach Suites with Pool
  • 1 Beach Residence
  • 16 Lagoon Villas
  • 36 Deluxe Water Villas
  • 4 Sunset Water Suites

Restaurants & Bars

Fine dining at Lily Beach Resort & Spa: The resort continues to reinvent itself with its culinary offerings to keep pace with trends in culinary experiences, beverages, and presentation. And it does so at the very highest level. The resort offers its guests a total of 4 restaurants.

LILY MAA - The island's main restaurant, stands for culinary delight. Lily Maa - 'Maa' is the local word for flower - is just the place to go on a journey of discovery through the world of culinary arts. The restaurant has floors covered with the finest sand, on which truly opulent buffets are built for all gourmets, leaving nothing to be desired. Daily changing theme nights invite guests on a sensory journey. Lily Maa also has a lobster tank and is thus the right address for all lovers of the noble crustaceans. You can also choose from more than 80 exquisite premium wines from all over the world.

TAMARIND - The à la carte restaurant Tamarind meets all the requirements to conjure up first-class gourmet experiences for visitors. The menu offers a comprehensive selection of Indian, Thai, and Chinese dishes, for which the finest spices and flavours are used. This is accompanied by a fine wine from the exquisite wine selection. The gentle sound of the waves next to the terrace, the glow of the starry sky and a fresh breeze from the Indian Ocean make Tamarind the perfect setting for an incomparable dinner. The interior is as tasteful as the dishes themselves: The restaurant features a circular design with a large golden candlestick-esque structure located directly above the open kitchen. It also has private outdoor cabins perfect for either a romantic dinner or a relvelrous dinner with friends.

TEPPANYAKI – A seat at the teppanyaki grill gives guests a view of the chefs preparing tasty dishes right before their eyes - including show cooking! A culinary experience not to be missed during your stay. The show cooking will not only tempt the taste buds with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, it will be an entertaining foray into the culinary arts ensuring that the entire dinner will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Fresh lobster and the finest meat from Wagyu beef will complete the extensive menu.

LES TURQUOISE D’AQUA - Les Turquoise d'Aqua offers all hotel guests a comprehensive culinary experience of modern gourmet cuisine in a unique setting. Here you go on a voyage of discovery through the world of culinary arts, consisting of a five-course tasting Wine & Dine menu, the quality of which results from the harmonious composition of the freshest ingredients and loving preparation.

In addition, there are four bars. The spectacular infinity pool is the trademark of the AQVA Bar. Here, guests can enjoy and relax while basking in the warm rays of the sun and appreciating the sounds and smells of the gentle sea breeze against this gorgeous backdrop while being pampered by first-class service. The AQVA Bar holds light dishes for dinner, exotic cocktails, coffee specialties and more for guests to enjoy. The Vibes Bar includes everything you'd expect from a perfect beach vacation: comfortable sun loungers and umbrellas for a relaxing day of vacationing, light cuisine for a snack in between, and a children's play area.

Located right where all the island action is, Spirit Bar is the best place for a creamy espresso to start the new morning or a smooth nightcap to end the perfect day in paradise. The sandy floor, the colourful bar and the shell chains hanging from the ceiling exude elegance. The same goes for the luxurious drinks and cocktails prepared there especially for the guests. Rounding out the bar offerings is the Beach Bar, located right next to the water sports centre and serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the perfect pick-me-up after having a fun and active time snorkelling and enjoying some watersports activities

Spa & Wellness

A seductive scent of exotic aromas is in the air - a light sea breeze drifts through the spa's treatment rooms and the glass floor guarantees dreamlike views of the underwater world of the Indian Ocean: Welcome to the Tamara Spa of the Lily Beach Resort & Spa! Accompanied by the meditative sound of the waves, body and mind embark on a journey of absolute well-being. Tamara Spa offers holistic therapies that go far beyond a traditional spa treatment. Inspired by various rejuvenation practices of different cultures, techniques and philosophies, Tamara Spa holds a comprehensive portfolio for an unparalleled wellness experience.

Tamara Spa's overwater pavilions offer Jacuzzi and sauna and steam room, seven exclusive double treatment rooms with outdoor shower and Jacuzzi, and a room for manicure, pedicure and nail art. The spa boutique offers a wide range of products and accessories from the spa brand "Mandara" as well as the luxurious British spa and care brand "Elemis", so you can continue to pamper yourself at home after your vacation.


Lily Beach Resort & Spa is not only suitable for guests who primarily want to relax and unwind, but also for active guests. 99 percent of the Maldives is made up of water - no wonder that a vacation at Lily Beach Resort & Spa is also directly connected to the element "water". Lily Beach's Dive Centre offers full PADI training and certification. Experienced instructors from various parts of the world who know the local reefs and pristine dive sites very well, as well as state of the art dive equipment, ensure an unforgettable diving experience combined with fascinating observations of the underwater world. It is also a unique opportunity to see rare turtles, hidden in the pristine coral reefs surrounding Lily Beach Resort & Spa. Visitors can explore surrounding islands and waters of Lily Beach on carefully selected excursions, for example aboard a traditional Dhoni or visiting a local island to get a deeper insight into Maldivian culture and way of life (this excursion will be resumed post-pandemic). There is also the possibility to paddle through the lagoon by canoe and if the wind is right, the conditions for windsurfing, catamaran sailing, or wakeboarding are optimal. For sports-minded landlubbers, there is also a fitness centre with state-of-the-art training facilities and a floodlit tennis court. Lily Beach Resort & Spa is also the perfect place for a unique bespoke wedding and honeymoon.

Lily Beach Resort & Spa is also the perfect place for families, because happy kids mean happy parents. From crab races to crafts and water sports activities to treasure hunts, the Turtle Kid's Club has everything a child's heart desires. Lily Beach Resort & Spa's playground and superbly equipped indoor area provide ample entertainment and, most importantly, shade when temperatures soar, while parents can have a little time to themselves. With friendly and dedicated staff, the Turtles Kids Club offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.

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Yasmine Hidalgo-Giovannoli
Yasmine Hidalgo-Giovannoli
Communications PR Manager