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
Loama Resort, Raa Atoll
Luxury and local charm in an idyllic beach location. A genuine attempt to introduce Maldivian heritage to a luxury resort.
Baros, North Male Atoll
Romantic luxury getaway set on an exclusive white-sand island, surrounded by spectacular coral reefs and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.
Rashu Hiyaa Guesthouse, North Male Atoll
Stay at the luxurious guesthouse, Rashu Hiyaa, with beautiful views over the sea and a short walk from the jetty.
Reethi Beach Resort, Baa Atoll
A superb resort offering fantastic value for water villas and all-inclusive board in the Maldives.
Six Senses Laamu, Kalhaidhoo (Laamu) Atoll
Barefoot luxury at its best at a remote Maldivian paradise in idyllic Laamu.
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 Landaa Giraavaru , Baa Atoll
Luxury accommodation on a stunning island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO world biosphere reserve.
Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll
The ultimate in barefoot luxury - expect exceptional laid back service, beautifully designed rooms and an untouched island feel.
Soneva Jani , Noonu Atoll
Press a button to retract your roof or take a waterslide into the turquoise lagoon at this luxury overwater resort.
Angsana Ihuru, Kaafu Atoll
A teeny tiny island with an intimate eco-friendly resort, fabulous house reef for diving and wonderful service.
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.