The Indian Ocean is home to a few of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world – Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives. The long distance from Europe and America means most tourists look elsewhere than the Indian Ocean when going on holiday. This is a plus if you want to avoid the crowds. If a beach holiday on the crowded coast of Alicante in Spain is not for you, then Maldives certainly will. Many resorts in Maldives own their own private islands, guaranteeing you peace and quiet. There are over 1000 islands within the archipelago, of which fewer than 200 are inhabited.
With so many luxury hotels in Maldives, it can get quite difficult to make a choice. So here’s a brief summary of a few that will help you decide which one is right for you.
Banyan Tree Madivaru
A 5 star hotel with an original tented pool villa. It tries to replicate the desert island experience yet in total luxury.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Private islands, crystal clear waters, private outdoor showers and palm-thatched bungalows will be yours there.
One and Only Maldives
White sandy beaches in abundance, long stretches of coastlines, guaranteed ocean views and direct access to the lagoon whilst retaining a high level of privacy.
The Residence Maldives
Traditional Maldivian architecture, private villas, private dive site and even a dedicated transport to take you around the island.
Private island, the softest of all sands, palm treesand infinty pools. Spend time in quiet luxury and your own private steam room.
Six Senses laamu
Set on the remote Laamu atoll amidst plenty of greenery, you will live close to nature with organic food served in the restaurant, locally-sourced products and a huge variety of wines.
Sailing academy, diving facilities and plenty of spa treatments, Club Med’s private atoll is one place where you can play hard and relax thoroughly afterwards.
Lily Beach Resort and Spa
Renovated a few years ago, this 5 star hotel is set in luxury, beauty and makes for the laziest of all holidays!
This resorts boasts itself for being informal yet retaining its 5 star rating. Ideal for romance as the soft ocean breeze murmurs through the palm trees.
Constance Moofushi Resort
An elegant blend of luxury and tropical environment, this piece of paradise is deemed one of the best diving spots in the whole world.
The Gili Lankanfushi
If you’re in a hurry to get to your resort, this one is only 20 minutes away from the airport by speendboat. This resort is located on the island of Lankanfushi and abounds in marine life. There’s a diving school to make the most of it.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa
Tree house villas, private ocean fronts and luxury all around.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Nothing to haha about, this resort is 400 km away from Male, on one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, boasts 50 villas, an award-winning spa and an indigeneous restaurant.
Conrad Rangali Island
Take a seaplane from the airport to reach this resort set on not one but 2 private islands joined by a foot bridge. Dine literally under water on the sea floor with just a glass protecting you from the elements.