In the pandemic, people who wanted to get away from their everyday lives and enjoy fresh air went to the Maldives. Celebrities have been bombarding us with pictures of their water villas in the Maldives that look like something from a movie through their social media handles. But, if you're wondering where in the Maldives these celebrities go on vacation, here’s a list of places they like best on the beautiful Indian Ocean island.
1. Soneva Fushi
The water villas in Soneva Fushi face the sun providing gorgeous views at sunset. Pictures of these villas with water slides and clear roofs make us want to escape the city chaos. This beautiful hotel on a private beach in Baa Atoll is known for recycling its waste. It doesn't matter if you like to get up in the morning or not—their villas, which have both sunset and sunrise views, will ensure you have splendid views all day long. Katrina Kaif was there for the calendar shoot, Varun Dhawan was on vacation, Mouni Roy celebrated her 35th birthday here, and Shahid and Mira Kapoor came here for a vacation with their family. Their Maldives pics were enough to make us jealous. The cost per night here is around INR 99,000.
2. The InterContinental Maamunagau Resort
This Maldivian island has been named one of the best in the world, and it's the perfect place to get away from city life. Offering a piece of paradise, this is where Tiger Shroff vacationed to get direct access to a beautiful, clean beach. The InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is on a beautiful beach near a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Raa Atoll. There are palm trees on the terrace and the white sand beaches at the luxury property add the tranquil vibes. The cost per night is around INR 78,000.
3. W Maldives
A beautiful hotel with infinity pools,W Maldives is on a private island in Maldives called Fesdhoo. The villas are known for their hammock beds on the water. Infinity pool villas at W Maldives are tucked away on the Feydhoo beach, so you won't be able to see them from the water front. While here, you can also swim with jellyfish and sea turtles that glow in the dark. Actress Tara Sutaria and her boyfriend Adar Jain came to this hotel for her 25th birthday. The cost per night is around INR 78,000.
4. Taj Exotica Hotel and Spa
Emboodhu Finolhu Island, one of the world's largest lagoons, is where this beautiful hotel is located—making it one of the best places to stay in the Maldives. On offer here are villas with private pools that are just 10 steps away from your bed. It was Taapsee Pannu's videos and photos that made us want to go on a vacation here. The actor along with her rumoured boyfriend and sister stayed at the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Maldives. The cost per night is around INR 70,000.
5. Conrad Maldives
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has luxurious beaches and over-water villas. This was the place where Kajal Aggarwal went on her honeymoon. People can stay in deluxe beach villas with a pool that are just a few steps from the beach. During her stay, Bollywood celeb, Aggarwal lived at Muraka, which is a two-story luxury home with a master bedroom that is 16 feet below sea level. What's more, glamorous breakfasts here are best served with a view of the ocean in the background. The cost per night is around INR 70,000.
6. Cheval Blanc Randheli
Photos of this resort—which Alia had shared, featuring her best friend, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, and her sister, Shaheen Bhatt—were downright beautiful. This is where you can swim in the clouds, sleep in the water, and enjoy a drink at Maison which is loved by Bollywood celebrities. The cost per night is around INR 2,70,000.
7. The Grand Park Kodhipparu
In the Grand Park Kodhipparu, Sonakshi Sinha was able to relax before she started filming her new movie. To go for walks by sea here is always a good idea because all the beachfront villas are linked to private beaches. Over-water villas, like most, give you a unique view of the infinity pools.
8. Sun Siyam Iru Veli
Ananya Panday has been to the Maldives not once, but twice in the last year or so—and her Instagram is filled with her Maldives pics. The Sun Siyam Iru Veli was where Panday stayed the first time she went to the beach country. It has a private pool with freshwater, as well as a floating breakfast offering and beautiful views of the lagoons. This is an all-inclusive five-star resort at Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives.
It's hard not to notice the Maldives. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation can be found here—from blue waters and white sand to infinity pools and an almost endless coast. Since becoming a popular destination for Bollywood stars during the pandemic, Maldives has become even more popular with tourists as a place to visit. If you're looking for a place to stay while you're away from the city, these are some of the places Bollywood stars have chosen.