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- Located just 15 minutes by speedboat from the international airport
- Daily activities including watersports, games, off-island excursions, and more
- Close to the atoll's best dive sites, including Manta Point and Banana Reef
- Discounts for children under 12, kids play areas, and half-price meal packages
Paradise Island promises a tranquil getaway, with scuba diving, snorkelling, watersports, spa services, and exciting daily activities for the whole family. This pristine private island combines a laid back yet luxurious ambience, with a picture-perfect backdrop of sand and sea. Take the plunge in the Maldives’ famous North Male Atoll with PADI courses, guided scuba diving and snorkelling adventures, as well as exploration on the island's house reef. Or, relax your days away with luxuries including spacious villas and suites, oceanside infinity pools, fine dining, and island hopping.
About Paradise Island
Part of the prestigious family of Villa Hotels and Resorts, Paradise Island delivers the perfect blend of luxury and adventure, with a secluded private island setting. You'll enjoy this resort's spacious and comfortable villas and suites, with plenty of room to spread out after a long day of adventure. Plus, endless options for relaxation with infinity pools, powder white sand beaches, and calming spa services. Adventurous guests can spend their days enjoying scuba diving, snorkelling, and watersports of all kinds on the island's house reef and further afield. And, with designated kids play areas and pools, and exciting supervised activities for kids of all ages, your whole travel group is sure to have the time of their life!
North Male Atoll is the Maldives' favourite destination for tropical getaways, and one of the best-established areas in the country. You'll fall in love with this atoll’s stunning scenery, a smattering of tiny tropical islands ringed by white sand, amid a stunning sea of turquoise. The atoll is packed with adventure too, thanks to its thriving fringing reefs, and world-class scuba diving with supersized oceanic wildlife including reef manta rays. Paradise Island makes it easy to explore the underwater world with PADI courses, and guided scuba diving and snorkelling adventures throughout the region.
Explore the resort
Paradise Island lives up to its name, offering a relaxed yet luxurious private island experience, with modern amenities and world-class Maldivian hospitality. This family-friendly resort features spacious and contemporary villas and suites, with well-appointed interiors, ideal for rest and relaxation. Watersports on offer include unlimited snorkelling on the house reef, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and more. A wide variety of games and sports are also offered, including volleyball, badminton, and billiards. When you aren't out adventuring, take it easy at the resort's infinity pool or spread out on the white sand beach.
This resort features six restaurants and bars with options for buffet and a la carte dining, as well as 24-hour room service. You'll also have the freedom to choose between half or full board meals, or an all-inclusive package. So, you're guaranteed to enjoy every meal. Each day's unique menus feature an exotic blend of Western and local dishes, plus delicacies like sushi. Paradise Island also offers a wide variety of private dining experiences including beach barbecues, romantic dinner for two on the sand, and even custom requests. The resort's spa, a tranquil oasis of calm, specialises in massage therapy, bodywork, and speciality relaxation sessions for couples.
Diving from Paradise Island
Paradise Island's partner dive centre, DiveOceanus provides PADI courses and daily diving excursions throughout North Male Atoll. Training and night dives are conducted on the island's house reef, with calm conditions and good visibility. The resort offers multiple outings every day, to a selection of sites suitable for divers of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you're sure to appreciate this dive centre's highly professional staff, hands-on training and service, high-quality rental equipment and cameras, and comfortable custom powerboats. DiveOceanus proudly offers courses for kids of all ages in the resort's pool and protected lagoon.
North Male Atoll is the Maldives original scuba diving destination and plays host to its most famous sites. This atoll is ideal for beginners and intermediate divers, with moderate currents, exciting underwater landscapes, and seasonal manta ray encounters. Plan your trip between May and October for the best chances of spotting mantas at local cleaning stations and cruising the region's current-swept channels. This diverse destination is home to plenty of sites suitable for newbies, kids, and those who prefer laid-back diving, with plenty of sheltered bays and lagoons to explore.
- Keep your camera handy during your speedboat transfer - you'll be passing some of the region's most impressive scenery.
- Choose from full-board, half-board, and all-inclusive packages to custom create your perfect holiday.
- Plan at least one day for enjoying this resort's world-class massages and spa services.
- Don't forget to pack a nice outfit or two for enjoying this resort's luxurious drinking and dining options.
Diving in North Malé Atoll
Manta RaysYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Soft coralsYear round
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PADI 5-Star Resort
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