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
Conrad, Rangali Island, Alifu Atoll
Formerly the Hilton - this resort is seriously chic, stylish and a superb Maldivian fantasy option with the best dining options in the country.
Komandoo, Lhaviyani Atoll
Komandoo is the ideal island for those dreaming of an island escape in serenely peaceful surroundings.
Anantara Veli, South Male Atoll
Luxurious Maldivian retreat with 50 enticing over-water bungalows.
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.
Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll
The ultimate in barefoot luxury - expect exceptional laid back service, beautifully designed rooms and an untouched island feel.
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.
Gurahali Yacht, North Male Atoll
A spacious and elegant yacht with twin masts, letting you sail through the Maldives' various atolls in style.
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.
Makunudu, North Male Atoll
The last of a dying breed - rustic beach simplicity in 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.
Soneva Jani , Noonu Atoll
Press a button to retract your roof or take a waterslide into the turquoise lagoon at this luxury overwater resort.