Fish and coconuts apart, the 1190 islands that make up the Maldivian archipelago traditionally imported almost everything they needed. Technological advances and natural resources have enabled the laid-back islanders to export the ultimate barefoot island luxury.
99% of the Maldives is underwater, and what land there is, remains largely untouched. Most islands remain uninhabited – indeed, only around 290 are home to anything more than storks and lizards. What this means, for the intrepid tourist, is miles of unsullied white sand, expanses of impossible azure seas stretching uninterrupted to the horizon, and an abundance of mind-blowing dive sites. For those who like their Robinson Crusoe island fantasies tempered by matching luxurious comforts, the Maldives is undoubtedly the place to indulge them.
Choosing a resort can be a challenge. There is a bewildering array, each on a different island and each with its defining characteristics. In general, the Maldives is not a cheap destination: almost all food and drink has to be imported. In addition, waste disposal and water management are far more complex for these tiny islands than other mainland resorts in Asia. Environmental concerns are taken very seriously here. The resorts strive to offer great value for money for their guests, and all offer something different. Choosing the right island for your stay is important.
At Experience Travel Group, we aim to help you make the best choice. Our team knows the islands, their individual qualities and the facilities offered from personal experience, and closely monitoring our guests' feedback.
What we don't know, we will be able to find out very quickly. If you already know what hotel you want, let us know, and we’ll let you have an excellent quote backed up by the assurance of superb, personalised customer care and service. The best of it is: you won’t pay any extra for this incredible level of service.
Contact one of our expert consultants to learn about how we can help you plan your luxury holiday in the Maldives.
Hotels in The Maldives
Joali, Raa Atoll
No expense has been spared at this uber-luxurious haven with top-notch service, excellent dining and glorious villas.
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, South Male Atoll
Fantastic value 4* resort offering many of the facilities of the super-luxury resorts without the accompanying costs involved.
Angsana Velavaru, South Nilandhe (Dhaalu) Atoll
Pleasant, modern and beautiful - perfect for an exciting honeymoon or active, vibrant holiday with small kids.
Barefoot Eco Lodge, Haa Alifu Atoll
See a side of The Maldives that few visitors experience on this inhabited island with a beautiful beach.
Four Seasons Explorer, Baa Atoll
Luxury catamaran providing an unforgettable and unique experience of the Maldives.
Guraidhoo Palm Inn, South Male Atoll
Stay at Guraidhoo Palm Inn, a homely guesthouse with a beautiful sun terrace overlooking coconut trees and the turquoise sea.
W Hotel Maldives, North Ari Atoll
This trendy adults-only retreat on Fesdu Island has a chic club feel to it: luxurious, flamboyant and social.
Gurahali Yacht, North Male Atoll
A spacious and elegant yacht with twin masts, letting you sail through the Maldives' various atolls in style.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, North Male Atoll
A stunning private island hotel with exceptional service, beautiful villas and wide-ranging facilities.
Anantara Dhigu, South Male Atoll
The older and bigger sister to the Anantara Veli. Great option for a luxury family stay.
Naladhu, South Male Atoll
A private and exclusive island resort with a twist: there are two other islands resorts within swimming distance.