Islands For Sale in The Maldives

Latest listing added: March, 2023

Private islands for sale in Maldives. Photo credit: Unsplash

One of the most famous archipelagos in the world, The Maldives’ very identity is its islands. In a nation characterised by turquoise waters, coral reefs swarming with marine diversity, soft sand beaches, thick growths of palm trees, and tropical sunshine, paradisiacal islands are plentiful. But, due to a competitive market, the opportunity to own said islands can be fleeting.

The Maldives has 1192 islands in total, 187 of which are inhabited. Each island belongs to one of 21 administrative divisions in the country. 

For much of its history, The Maldives has only permitted the purchase of its islands exclusively under leasehold contracts – purchasing agreements that grant the buyer ownership of the property for an agreed period. Now, laws surrounding foreign investment are in the process of being relaxed. Still, most of the islands currently on the market are for sale according to leasehold dynamics. 

Due to the inclusion of luxury resorts in some prospective sales, there is a substantial divergence in asking prices. The most expensive private island on the Maldivian market commands a cost of $65,000,000. The cheapest island is on sale for $5,000,000.

Aside from the archipelago’s visual beauty, many visit and move to Maldivian shores for its weather. Defined as having a tropical monsoon climate, temperatures in the Maldives linger around the 28℃ mark with only slight variations.

6 Private Islands for Sale in The Maldives

Huivani Island ($9,000,000 / 8,500,000)

  • Location: Noonu Atoll
  • Size: 37 acres, 15 hectares
  • Description: 12km west of Kendhikulhudhoo, 20km NW of Maafaru Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Non Developed
  • Listing: Maldives Private Islands
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Escape to your own private paradise that is Huivani Island. This stunning 15-hectare island offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of paradise in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. The island is just a short 45-minute seaplane ride from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport or a 30-minute speedboat ride from Ifuru Island, making it easily accessible yet still secluded.

Huivani Island is the perfect canvas for a luxury resort development project, with plans for 100 villas already in place.

Surrounded by other luxury resorts, it’s an ideal location for those seeking an exclusive and sophisticated getaway. The island is currently non-developed, offering a blank slate for developers to create their dream resort on this breathtaking piece of land.

Raafushi in Noonu Atoll ($8,500,000 / €8,000,000)

  • Location: Noonu Atoll
  • Size: 46.2 acres, ~18.7 hectares
  • Description: 2km from shore, 2km SE of Velidhoo, 18km SW of Manadhoo
  • Ownership: Leasehold (50 years)
  • Development: Non Developed
  • Listing: Vladi Private Islands
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Raafushi is an undeveloped island in the up-and-coming area of Noonu Atoll – the region has seen a significant uptick in tourist interest due to its offering of luxury resorts.

With Raafushi now landing on the market, there is significant scope to share in this business opportunity. The undeveloped island spans an excess of 46 acres and has previously been considered for significant commercial growth – a 250-villa resort was planned by previous ownership, but no work was ever completed. Regardless of the project’s closure, it served as a recognition of the land’s potential.

Over 46 acres of private land, crystalline shores with white sand beaches, lush interior vegetation that supports a diverse ecosystem of wildlife, and convenient access to the nearest international airport by seaplane – Raafushi’s roster of assets is unquestionably significant.

Faadhoo ($7,400,000 / €7,000,000)

  • Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Size: ~30 acres, 12.3 hectares
  • Description: 9km from shore, 10km north of Innahura Resort, 29km east of Naifaru
  • Ownership: Information upon NDA
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Romolini
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Uninhabited and undeveloped, Faadhoo remains a pristine example of Maldivian natural beauty.

The property spans approximately 30 acres and is located on the eastern flank of the Lhaviyani Atoll – an administrative division north of the archipelago nation’s capital.

Having remained undeveloped, the island retains its diversity of habitat and environments – sand and stone shorelines demarcate much of the property’s perimeter whilst dense vegetation covers the interior. Faadhoo also boasts an interior lagoon isolated from the surrounding ocean. 

Again, Faadhoo’s location cannot be undervalued. Lhaviyani Atoll has become a hotspot for diving and aquatic activities. A private residence here, or the development of a commercial leisure complex, would grant uninhibited access to a world of leisure.

Virgin Island ($5,500,000 / €5,200,000)

  • Location: South Ari Atoll
  • Size: 10.37 acres, ~4,2 hectares
  • Description: 5km from shore, 5km NE of Mandhoo, 26 km west of Mahibadhoo
  • Ownership: Leasehold (50y)
  • Development: Non Developed
  • Listing: Vladi Private Islands
  • Map: See on Google Earth

This uninhabited island, located in the South Ari Atoll region, presents a prime property investment opportunity – for either private or commercial use. 

The 10-acre island presents all the greatest allures of life in the Maldives: white sand beaches, access to the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, verdant flora, and an abundance of sun exposure. 

Numerous proven resorts are located on the encompassing islands, proving the area’s viability for commercial usage. However, an income-generating property is not essential here. Should an investor want complete privacy, Virgin Island is perfectly suited for an isolated residence. Here, regardless of function, serenity awaits.

Amari Havodda (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
  • Size: 25 acres, ~10 hectares
  • Description: 10km east of Thinadhoo Island, 12km NE of Kaadedhdhoo Airport
  • Ownership: Information upon request
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Hotel Marketplace
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Amari Havodda is a haven for diving, snorkeling, and underwater discovery that features an impressive natural advantage, surrounded by a pristine house reef and spectacular coral zones. The atoll’s diverse topography also includes caves and steep drop-offs, known to deliver big fish encounters in the channels.

Since opening in 2016, Amari Havodda has maintained an occupancy rate above 70%, with gross operating profit margins in excess of 45%. Even through the challenges of COVID-19, the resort staged an impressive recovery and is poised for steady growth in recovery.

With opportunities for value add, including the addition of pools to 18 overwater villas, improving the Kids’ Club space, and expanding on food and beverage options, this is an investment opportunity not to be missed.

Crossroad Maldives (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: South Malé Atoll
  • Size: Information upon request
  • Description: 6km south of Malé, 10km SW of Velana International Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Hotel Marketplace
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Own a piece of paradise with the Five Vacant Islands of Crossroads Maldives.

Located just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé and Velana International Airport, these undeveloped islands offer a direct lease agreement and planning flexibility for investors.

With a direct lease agreement, planning flexibility, and access to the largest integrated leisure and entertainment development in the Maldives, investing in these islands is the perfect way to become part of a premier tourist destination and create an unforgettable experience for your guests. Don’t wait – secure your own slice of heaven today!

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