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 begin to export the ultimate in 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 their 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 is far more complex for these tiny islands than it is for 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 Sri Lanka, we aim to help you make the best choice. Our team know the islands, their individual qualities and the facilities offered, from personal experience and from closely monitoring feedback from our guests.
What we don't know, we will be able to find out very quickly. If you already know what hotel you want, then 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.
Hotels in The Maldives
Velassaru Maldives, South Male Atoll
Close to Male, you’ll find this small, contemporary and pleasant boutique resort with great food and beautiful surroundings.
Hilton Irufushi, Noonu Atoll
Privacy and sublime comfort in some of the best Water and Beach Villas in The Maldives
Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll
Modern and minimalist in style, this gleaming five-star resort in Baa Atoll has endless space and light.
COMO Maalifushi, Thimarafushi (Thaa) Atoll
COMO Maalifushi is remote, luxurious and laid-back - a great five-star plus retreat with fantastic surfing and diving.
Naladhu, South Male Atoll
A private and exclusive island resort with a twist: there are two other islands resorts within swimming distance.
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.
LUX* Maldives, South Ari Atoll
A beautiful and peaceful island hideaway - for families, divers and couples wanting to get away from it all.
Bibee Guesthouse, North Male Atoll
Bibee is a comfortable guesthouse on Dhiffushi a few strides away from the bikini-friendly beach on the local island.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa, Alifu Atoll
Sent amongst the islands and Indian ocean of the South Ari Atoll (Alifu Atoll), Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa is a superb 4* offering excellent barefoot luxury.
Nika Island, Alifu Atoll
A honeymooner's dream destination, Nika Island is remote and completely tranquil: each and every beach villa has its own private beach access.
Park Hyatt Hadahaa, North Huvadhoo Atoll
Pure luxury and superb marine life at one of the most southerly atolls of the Maldives.