Even their name contains the word ‘dive’. So you might expect these islands to offer the world’s most spectacular underwater environment. But the Maldives are also perfect for honeymoons, luxury holidays, romantic getaways…
Beneath the warm, year-round-clear waters of the Indian Ocean lies an enchanting world of living coral, brilliant marine creatures, dazzling fish, majestic manta rays and playful dolphins. And you don’t have to be a hugely experienced diver to enter their world; novices are welcomed, coached…and rewarded with a sensational experience. Even simply snorkelling here becomes an undersea safari.
Above the waves, you have the ultimate luxury beach holiday. You can completely unwind with white sands, immaculate hotels with all the latest spas and people who have a long tradition of welcoming visitors to their islands.
The ocean plays a huge part in local culture, so a night fishing trip aboard a traditional dhoni – or a visit to a deserted island – is something of a ‘must-do’.
Even more romantic are evenings spent dining beneath the stars on a private sandbank. Ask Zelie – one of our Maldives specialists - to talk you through a tailor-made itinerary to the Maldives. And don’t be surprised if she recommends you take binoculars – the better to see large fish from a seaplane, or simply wonder at the vivid stars as you lie on the beach after dinner.
Choose from two contemporary and chic Angsana Resorts - Angsana Ilhuru and Angsana Velavaru.Read more
Just 20 minutes from Malé, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a complete Maldives experience from the personalised service and hospitality to the award-winning spa.Read more
Long established and entirely Maldivian owned and managed, Baros offers an elegant and authentic experience.Read more
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Coco Palm on Bodu Hithi – part of the seductive North Malé Atoll - is in the top echelon of Maldivian hotels, offering unsurpassed levels of comfort, privacy and luxury.Read more
Four Seasons and a thousand reasons to make this island part of an unforgettable holiday experience.Read more
Go island hopping by seaplane, cruise by catamaran or stay in the luxury of Kuda Huraa.Read more
One of The Maldives' most exclusive resorts awaits you...with a picture-perfect beach, sparkling blue waters, luxurious water villas and more...Read more
Set within a private lagoon just 15 minutes flight from Malé, Huvafen Fushi offers an enchanting world both above and below the water.Read more
Hidden away in the undeveloped Lhaviyani Atoll, Kanuhura is a luxurious outpost close to some of the world’s best dive sites.Read more
One of the largest hotels in the Maldives with 124 villas, One&Only Reethi Rah offers choice from the varied cuisine (ranging from Lebanese to Japanese) to the extensive facilities.Read more
Relax in your secluded beach villa, shaded by palm trees, or dive straight in to the crystal-clear waters from your luxurious water villa - whichever your choice, Six Senses Laamu is the epitome of island paradise.Read more
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Just a 30-minute flight from Malé but feeling very remote, Soneva Fushi was the original Robinson Crusoe hideaway with its understated luxury and award-winning spa.Read more
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa - a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World - is a romantic island resort, lush with tropical plants and encircled by crystal clear waters.Read more
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A beautiful, resort island with nature trails, coconut groves, three lagoons and villas in the sea.Read more