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To live in the lap of luxury, experimenting with spa treatments is an integral aspect. The practice is more than encapsulating your body in luscious lotions or enticing your soul to release stress. It is a dedication to embracing your best self. The Maldives challenges even the regular spa-goer to find more relaxing, outrageous, and life-changing treatments. These spas rewrite the book on how to awaken the body and soul.

Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi, North Malé atoll

Located in an adults-only private island resort, Huvafen Fushi is the world’s first underwater spa. The spa itself sits among the ocean life and calm waters, giving guests an unadulterated experience of relaxing under the sea without disrupting the ecosystem. The spa menu celebrates progressive methods and techniques for various body treatments, including CoolLifting, micro needling, Pure Massage Spa Training Method®. Of course, this spa can treat with the essentials, but it is worth experiencing something special, like the jet lag massage, dhivehi maalis, or underwater rendevous treatments.  


Anantara Spa

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Kihavah Huravalhi Island

The Anantara has an exceptional spa facility, featuring overwater treatment suites, deck space for post-treatment relaxation, plunge pool, steam room, and more. But this spa stands out in its treatments for couples. These are certainly more than simple treatments - they are experiences. Their specialties for couples allow partners to lay side by side and receive varied but equally relaxing and refreshing treatments, or the same treatments, simultaneously. By focusing on either deep relaxation or replenishment, couples can get every need catered and cared for with these treatments.

One&Only Spa

One&Only Reethi Rah, North Malé Atoll

Ayruvedic treatments are very common at spas in the Maldives. At One&Only Spa, a number of ayruvedic treatments are available to help guests experience a full mind and body restoration. These treatments intertwine massage, aromatic ayruvedic oils, exfoliation, and cleansing to create a spiritual experience for the body and mind. In the Purva Karma Four Hand Massage, guests can receive a Shirodhara treatment, which helps fight sleeplessness and stress by slowing brainwaves through ayruvedic oils drizzled on the forehead and scalp.


Duniye Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa, North Male' Atoll    

This spa’s reputation precedes them. Their menu could not be more comprehensive when it comes to offering a variety of pampering services. We are most impressed, however, by their addition of holistic treatments that integrate techniques from all over the world. Their Reiki, a Japanese method of relaxation through gentle touch, can decrease stress from even one single session. A Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy treatment can detoxify the body through massage and exfoliation using this special salt containing mineral trace elements. And these are only the beginning!

Which of these spas calls to you the most?