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
Gili Lankanfushi, North Male Atoll
Probably the most exclusive resort in the Maldives, the 45 villas are all over water and beautifully designed: ultimate castaway island fantasy.
LUX* Maldives, South Ari Atoll
A beautiful and peaceful island hideaway - for families, divers and couples wanting to get away from it all.
Velassaru Maldives, South Male Atoll
Close to Male, you’ll find this small, contemporary and pleasant boutique resort with great food and beautiful surroundings.
Beach House, Haa Alifu Atoll
An exclusive, up-market retreat blending natural splendour and tried and tested luxury indulgence
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi , Noonu Atoll
A beautiful resort in an idyllic setting with a gorgeous sandy beach, excellent facilities and bright modern villas.
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.
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.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, North Male Atoll
High quality beach and water villas on a small island close to Male.
Per Aquum Niyama, South Nilandhe (Dhaalu) Atoll
Two islands with two distinctive vibes: Per Aquum Niyama is a one-of-a-kind boutique five-star experience in the Dhaalu Atoll.
Filitheyo Island Resort, Faafu Atoll
Excellent mid-range resort with a variety of Beach and Water Villas
Taj Exotica, South Male Atoll
A top drawer resort, close to Male, and offering refined luxury and wonderful accommodation in beautiful and sumptuous surroundings