Luxury Holidays To The Maldives

You are sure to have the perfect time on any of our recommended Maldives Holidays. Just make sure that you don’t forget to maximise your time on those beautiful white-sand beaches and the clear turquoise waters.

Discover Paradise In The Indian Ocean

Cast adrift in the Indian Ocean about a thousand miles from the Indian mainland, the Maldives consists of 1,192 islands, most of them made of coral.

If you want amazing white-sand beaches and incredible underwater photography then a holidays to the Maldives is for you. The Maldives make for the perfect place to find your own little piece of self-isolation under the most glorious sun.

Tourism is the main source of income for the Maldives providing essential work for local people. Its turquoise seas have made the myriad of islands into some of the world’s water sport hubs. The white-sand beaches have lent themselves naturally to creating the perfect location for some of the most exclusive resorts in the world, as well as plenty for people on a more modest budget. The Maldives also make the perfect destination for a special occasion, such as an anniversary or perhaps a honeymoon.

A holiday to the Maldives also offers fantastic opportunities to explore the coral reefs in a pristine setting, and you could even help support one of the coral protection projects supported by resorts in the Maldives.

The capital Male is an interesting place to visit, and to enjoy some of the local culture, dance and food, including trying the Maldivian dish garughiya, a fish broth served with rice, lime and chilli, or mas huni, shredded smoked fish with grated coconut and onions.

Alternatively, why not learn how to dive in the Maldives, and then go swimming with the sharks that patrol these tepid waters. Or maybe you would prefer to just chill out and relax on the beach before sampling cocktails as the sun sets upon the horizon to bring a close to yet another day in paradise on your luxury Maldives holidays.

Our favourite Maldives Hotels

The Maldives has so many great islands and resorts for all types of peoples and budgets. Here are some of our favourite islands to whet your appetite and to get your creative juices flowing, but if you already have an island in mind, we would love to help organise your dream holiday.

4* Kuramathi Island Resort

Kuramathi is one of the Maldives’ most popular resorts and it’s perfect if you’re looking for variety alongside relaxation. Here, pathways weave through lush foliage, leading to the excellent facilities that are dotted around this large island.

5* Lux South Ari Atoll

Nestled on a beautiful island full of tropical greenery, LUX* South Ari Atoll is surrounded by a fabulous lagoon, great for swimming and snorkelling, and is located less than an hour from some of the region’s most beautiful dive sites.

5* OBLU Select at Sangeli

Situated at the northwestern tip of North Malé Atoll, OBLU SELECT at Sangeli is set amidst some of the most exotic dive and snorkelling sites in the Maldives. Enjoy a range of fine dining experiences, excursions and complimentary in-villa mini bar.

5* Niyama Private Islands

Niyama Private Islands is a world-class property, Located in the North Dhaalu Atoll, the resort’s studios and pavilions are contemporary in design. Inspiring adults and children alike with its unique offerings and huge selection of dining choices.

5* One&Only Reethi Rah

A stunning resort which sets the benchmark for all resorts in the Maldives. World-class dining, pampering spa treatments and kayaking adventures across the glittering seas are just a few of the experiences you can enjoy here.

4* Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

This informal resort is one of the larger islands and it’s particularly popular with divers, who flock here for the mesmerising marine life.  The water sports centre is the largest in the Maldives, with the sheltered lagoon being the ideal spot to try windsurfing.

5* Velassaru Maldives

Velassaru’s glistening beach and bright turquoise lagoon create a serious ‘wow’ factor on arrival. The resort has a wonderful vibe and is ideal for honeymooners and couples. Open and spacious water bungalows, villas and suites are perched atop the lagoon or on the white sands that merge into translucent turquoise waters. This pristine natural hideaway is the perfect escape.

5* Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Welcome to your 5 star home in the heart of the Maldives, where days are long and sun-filled in a setting you’ll never forget. With a whole host of experiences on offer, at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, no two days are ever the same. Once your seaplane has landed on the welcoming shores of Sun Aqua Iru Fushi Reef, in Noonu Atoll you may have just found your new home on this pretty island. 

5* You & Me Cocoon

You & Me Cocoon is a private rustic and romantic island, in a beautiful, untouched corner of the Maldives. A world away from the stresses of everyday life, You & Me is the place to relax, curl up, and spend some quality ‘us time’. This adults only island is the perfect retreat for a quiet, relaxing and indulgent escape. A truly romantic hideaway, tucked in an untouched corner of the Maldives. 

Maldives Holiday highlights

Explore the oceans

One of the more unusual experiences is to swim with hammerhead sharks at Hammerhead Point (or Rasdhoo Madivaru) in the Rasdhoo Atoll. Descend to 30 metres in the deep blue sea and observe their feeding frenzy. Only be careful not to be too critical of their eating habits. Alternatively, you can always go swimming with whale sharks – the world’s largest fish – in the Ari Atoll. If you don’t know how to dive already, then the Maldives makes for a great – and warm – place to learn how to dive without a wetsuit. Most resorts can arrange courses run by professional staff to the highest international safety standards.

Find your own paradise

Away from the water, you can become a castaway in luxury. Whichever resort you choose to stay at during your Maldives holidays, they are bound to offer you a castaway experience. The resort staff will take you by a traditional dhoni sailboat and drop you off on your own deserted island with pre-arranged picnic, and then return to pick you up long before your facial growth has reached Tom Hanks proportions.

The Culture

To immerse yourself more with the local culture, you could always stay in a guest house rather than a luxury resort for a few days. There you can interact with Maldivians, eat the local cuisine and even go fishing with them. The further away you are from the capital Male then the more authentic your local experience will be.

The cultural highlight of a Maldives holiday must be experiencing a bodu beru dance and drum performance, whether in your resort or perhaps in Male. Watch the all-male drummers increase the tempo until the dramatic climax as the performers enter into a trance like state.

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