A top all-inclusive resort with a stunning lagoon setting, overwater spa and imaginative experiences.
Lily Beach has a wow-factor setting. Your first glimpse of its glistening lagoon and spectacular coral reefs will be from above, as your seaplane arrives at the resort. Then, as you stroll along the jetty, you’ll be able to see just how clear the waters are here; it’s no surprise that this area is known for its world-class snorkelling and diving.
The all-inclusive package at Lily Beach is one of the most generous you’ll find in the Maldives, with premium drinks and a choice of local excursions included. On top of that, the resort has a range of inspired experiences – like lazing in a hammock on a private floating lounge anchored in the lagoon, or a trip on board a semi-submersible vessel called Penguin to see under the ocean without getting wet.
The main buffet-style restaurant is Lily Maa, with live cooking stations and a nightly themed menu, while Tamarind specialises in Thai and Indian dishes. It’s worth paying extra to sample the menus at Teppanyaki and romantic Les Turquoise D’Aqua, where you can treat yourselves to a five-course fine-dining event underneath the moonlight. Villas are very private and come with their own stretch of beach or overwater deck. Upgrade to a private pool villa for your own spot to take a dip, or a family villa for extra space. For the ultimate pamper session, head to the Tamara Spa, which perches over water and has glass-floor viewing windows beneath your massage table so you can gaze down at the ocean as your stresses are soothed away.
In the South Ari Atoll
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 24 Dec-7 Jan; 3 nights at all other times.
125 beach and water villas
• Go below the ocean without getting wet on board Penguin – the resort’s semi-submersible vessel* • Enjoy total escapism at the private floating lounge* • Have a private picnic on uninhabited Sun Lily island*.
Buffet restaurant, 3 à la carte restaurants, 3 bars
Platinum All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast and dinner at Lily Maa • Lunch at Lily Maa, Vibes Bar or AQVA Pool bar • 1 dinner per week at Tamarind • Selected unlimited drinks including a choice over 80 premium wines, selected Champagne, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks and fresh juices • Minibar refilled daily with beer, wine, soft drinks, water and snacks • Choice of 3 excursions from sunset cruise, local island visit, coral garden snorkelling and sunset fishing • Use of snorkelling equipment • Non-motorised watersports • Wi-Fi throughout • Use of tennis court, volleyball court and gym • Scheduled yoga and fitness classes • Kids’ club.
*Denotes local charge