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
Gili Lankanfushi, North Male Atoll
Probably the most exclusive resort in the Maldives, the ultimate castaway island fantasy.
JA Manafaru, Haa Alifu Atoll
Extremely remote and impossibly idyllic, JA Manafaru is a tropical five-star jungle paradise with staff that go above and beyond.
Milaidhoo Island, Baa Atoll
You'll feel like you're inhabiting your own private beach house at this small luxury resort.
Komandoo, Lhaviyani Atoll
Komandoo is the ideal island for those dreaming of an island escape in serenely peaceful surroundings.
Jumeirah Vittaveli, South Male Atoll
Superb luxury hotel close to Male with great service and a host of activities and water sports.
Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Raa Atoll
Family orientated, fun resort with great accommodation and activities at a good value price point in Maldives' terms.
Six Senses Laamu, Kalhaidhoo (Laamu) Atoll
Barefoot luxury at its best at a remote Maldivian paradise in idyllic Laamu.
Barefoot Eco Lodge, Haa Alifu Atoll
See a side of The Maldives that few visitors experience on this inhabited island with a beautiful beach.
Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll
The ultimate in barefoot luxury - expect exceptional laid back service, beautifully designed rooms and an untouched island feel.
One & Only - Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll
One & Only - Reethi Rah is a Maldive super-resort: no expense has been spared to marry luxury space and privacy.
Gurahali Yacht, North Male Atoll
A spacious and elegant yacht with twin masts, letting you sail through the Maldives' various atolls in style.