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
Jumeirah Vittaveli, South Male Atoll
Superb luxury hotel close to Male with great service and a host of activities and water sports.
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.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi , Noonu Atoll
A beautiful resort in an idyllic setting with a gorgeous sandy beach, excellent facilities and bright modern villas.
Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll
Modern and minimalist in style, this gleaming five-star resort in Baa Atoll has endless space and light.
Adaaran Club Rannalhi, South Male Atoll
A good quality mid-range resort with great facilities and all the Maldives must-haves without the hefty price tag.
Anantara Veli, South Male Atoll
Luxurious Maldivian retreat with 50 enticing over-water bungalows.
Coco Bodu Hithi, Kaafu Atoll
Romantic, modern resort perfect for honeymooners with large villas and great activities.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu , Baa Atoll
A rustic resort in beautiful Baa Atoll with spectacular reefs and beaches, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is remote and romantic.
Four Seasons Explorer, Baa Atoll
Luxury catamaran providing an unforgettable and unique experience of the Maldives.
COMO Maalifushi, Thimarafushi (Thaa) Atoll
COMO Maalifushi is remote, luxurious and laid-back - a great five-star plus retreat with fantastic surfing and diving.
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.