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— Mr.Ibrahim was very helpful from the start. Gave me all the details and responded to all my queries with regards to my Maldives trip. I am extremely happy with their service and their responsiveness. Will surely recommend them to all my family and friends.

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— Using Maldives Exclusive assistance the 3d time for the last 5 months. I can definitely strongly recommend them for good deals, fast responses and professionalism. Special thanks to Ibrahim who is always helpful and willing to find acceptable options.

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— Thank you Maldives Exclusive for your support through all our stay in Maldives. I received a lot of attention and help with our stay and would recommend this company for everyone who is planning a holiday in Maldives. Very fast communication and they will help with everything. Thank you very much will use Maldives Exclusive again when returning back to Maldives!

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— We booked our vacation on Dusit Thani with Maldives Exclusive. From the offers, the exchange to the details of the trip and the hotel, everything worked out wonderfully. The greeting at the airport, the escort to the lounge and the seaplanes was excellent. We were greeted with the same friendliness on our return journey. We didn't have to worry about the check inn or other issues. You took care of everything. Top service, only to be recommended. Many thanks to Ibrahim and to the team. We will certainly book the next Maldives vacation again through you.

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— Just wow, what an amazing place, the staff are super friendly and really helpful, the food was fantastic and the resort was very very nice. The staff were great, right from the guy that cleaned the room each day to the people that helped us in the restaurant nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much. See you again.Tyson Hall

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A PARADISE OF SAND AND SEA

The Maldives is an island paradise straight out of your castaway dreams. Far-flung and exotic it's the quintessential luxury beach escape. A magnificent collection of over 1,000 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, the Maldives is set deep in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Islands boasting pristine white sands, swaying palms and warm tropical waters combined with year-round sunshine, friendly locals and plenty of water and land-based activities make the Maldives one of the most sought-after beach vacations.

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MALDIVES GALLERY

Inspiringly beautiful beaches and azure waters, a rich cultural heritage and captivating scenery provide the perfect backdrop for your Maldives holiday.

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This paradise island offers a wealth of amazing beach, aquatic, and wellness experiences. We’ll customise a once-in-a-lifetime Maldives itinerary that reflects your specific interests, passions, and dreams.

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The remote, idyllic islands of the Maldives typically feature year-round temperatures of 25°C to 29°C, but with typically dry days, less wind, and calm oceans we recommend visiting between December to April for the ultimate Maldives ‘paradise island’ experience.

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The trip was just what we wanted for our honeymoon, a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure!

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The trip was one of the most incredible and memorable experiences. My wife and I had the greatest honeymoon thanks to the extensive planning by Stuart and the rest of the team!

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With more than 1,200 pristine white sand islands in the Indian Ocean, many of them exquisite luxury resorts and private islands, the Maldives is considered the ultimate in private travel. This island paradise is home to countless coral reefs, offering up watersports galore. The seemingly endless crystal-clear water and soothing vibe are guaranteed to melt away care within an hour of your arrival.

Beyond the exquisite beaches and island resorts, visitors delight in the unique Maldivian culture, influenced by India, the Middle East, and Thailand.

Despite its size, the archipelago of Maldives is tailor-made for exploring. To truly enjoy this glorious collection of exotic islands, chartering a boat or a plane to hop from island to island at your leisure is highly recommended. With an impressive selection of luxury hotels and resorts boasting private pools that are themselves mere steps from white sand beaches, the Maldives is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Life revolves around the water in the Maldives, with opportunities to indulge in all-day adventure and overnight intrigue. Excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, and waterskiing are propped up with deep-sea fishing, whale-watching, and windsurfing. This region of the Indian Ocean is home to a variety of marine ecosystems, housing more than a thousand species of fish and more than 20 species of whales and dolphins. Beyond the exquisite beaches and island resorts, visitors delight in the unique Maldivian culture, influenced by India, the Middle East, and Thailand. Be sure to schedule time to explore the capital city of Malé as well. Its pretty pastel buildings, charming local shops, and award-winning restaurants result in truly authentic bespoke travel time.

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If you’re considering bespoke private travel to the Maldives, let our expert Travel Designers make your vacation truly customized from start to finish. Having spent the last three decades traveling and experiencing the best luxury offerings firsthand, Tully Luxury Travel has an exceptional understanding of the Maldives. We have the contacts and relationships to ensure your travel needs are met – milestone celebrations, romantic dinners, private tours, dietary requirements, special room-service requests – all the details curated in step with your every wish. In the Maldives, our private travel specialists have the insider information to make your experience there to incredible heights. We can suggest the best times to visit the islands and the exact places to lay your head, from luxury resorts to private villas. For a private tour through a local market, a visit to a historic mosque, or a picnic on a deserted atoll, our team can make it happen. The time to start planning your next vacation is now. Our private luxury travel service also allows us to secure the best amenities and VIP extras at no additional cost. That’s the Tully Difference. Talk with a specialist and start planning your bespoke Maldives vacation today.

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The luxury traveller is an agency specialising in the maldives. below, you’ll find detailed reviews of the properties we have personally visited..

Kamara and Jarvis, the founders of The Luxury Traveller, have been visiting this paradisiacal atoll nation for over 7 years, falling instantly in love with the baby black-tip reef sharks darting through the coral reefs and an ocean awash in every shade of blue imaginable.

During our Maldives visits we get to intimately understand every detail of our partner properties, meeting with senior management to ensure that the needs of The Luxury Traveller's guests are always placed front and centre.

As such we are uniquely positioned to advise our clients on selecting the best possible property for their needs.

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With such a wealth of extraordinary properties to choose from, picking the right hotel can seem like rather a daunting prospect....

Speedboat or seaplane? Large island or small? Which resorts are more decadent and glamorous and which have a more laidback, barefoot luxury vibe?

Will I be able to see mantas? What will the kids club be like? Can the resort accommodate alternative diets?

The list of questions is seemingly endless but thankfully we have the answers to all of them!

With years of hands-on Maldives travel experience and hundreds of satisfied clients to our name, we've developed a bespoke form that helps us to immediately pinpoint the properties that are best suited to each of our guests.

Please click the button below to begin your Maldives journey with us!

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Additional Benefits

Our clients benefit from the best available rates on maldives hotels, in addition to added benefits on every stay. these added benefits come at no cost to you and are entirely financed by our hotel partners..

Our bookings are always made directly with hotels, via preferred channels.

This means that you can  still enjoy status benefits and points earning at any Maldives hotel that offers a loyalty program.

You can also enjoy a host of value added benefits such as:

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  • Hotel credits of up to $1000 per stay
  • Room upgrades
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Complimentary transfers
  • Complimentary half board
  • Complimentary spa treatments, shark snorkelling and much more...

Which Maldives hotels offer benefits?

Our clients have access to preferential booking channels, including:

  • Four Seasons Preferred Partner (Landaa Giraavaru, Kuda Huraa, Voavah Private Island)
  • Virtuoso (Joali, Joali BEING, Amilla Fushi, Soneva Jani / Fushi, Cheval Blanc Randheli, COMO Maalifushi, Gili Lankanfushi, One&Only Reethi Rah, Patina, Raffles Meradhoo, Six Senses Laamu, Velaa Private Island, Taj Exotica)
  • Anantara Journeys (Anantara Veli, Anantara Dhigu, Naladhu, Niyama Private Islands, Anantara Kihavah)
  • Hilton Impresario (Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali, Hilton Amingiri)
  • Hyatt Privé (Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Alila Kothaifaru)
  • Marriott STARS/ Luminous (Ritz Carlton Fari Islands, St. Regis Vommuli, JW Marriott, W Maldives, Le Meridien)
  • Jumeirah Passport to Luxury (Jumeirah Olhahali)

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ADORE Maldives presents here the finest collection of luxury resorts in the Maldives, handpicked by the Maldives Travel Counsellor and his team. Let us recommend to you the best resorts & the best villas for honeymoon, family holidays or diving in the Maldives. Welcome to ADORE Maldives where bespoke experiences are crafted.

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Jazz with ADORE Maldives was phenomenal and enhanced our experience beyond expectations. From arrival to departure my family was treated with a warm welcome, smooth processing, and a calm organized departure. Jazz and her team are knowledgeable professionals who care and make the time to personalize your experience. Highly recommend Jazz and her team to help you plan your trip to paradise.

I can’t say enough about Adore Maldives! I initially tried to book the UAE and the Maldives with a travel agent based in the US. Adore Maldives had phenomenal reviews so I contacted them and Jazz responded immediately. She is very knowledgeable, honest, and one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure to work with. We usually use Virtuoso travel agency in the States but their recommendations are based on a few resorts that a few of their clients have visited. Jazz is local and therefore very familiar with the Maldives.

The team from ADORE Maldives went above and beyond to make sure we had a the best experience in Maldives. They were waiting for us at the airport when we arrived (and I got some lovely flowers!) and they were there when we departed from Male to assist with the security screen and check in process as well. The booking process was also very easy. They provided several options and requested additional information from the hotels on their facilities and activities, which greatly helped us made an informed decision. Thank you ADORE Maldives Team!

We’ve been visiting the Maldives for many many years and we’ve dealt with many travel agents in the UK, India, Sri Lanka and of course the Maldives. Patrycja, Shanoon and their teams are impeccable, offer a prompt, thorough and personalised service. I couldn’t recommend ADORE enough and praise them for the fantastic customer service, very hard to beat offers and overall experience. Well done to everyone at ADORE , we’ll now book to return next year 🙌🏻 💙

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Escape to a secluded island paradise, with white sandy beaches, unforgettable snorkelling excursions and sumptuous culinary experiences, on a luxury Maldives holiday. Made up of over 1,100 coral reef atolls within the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is as picture-perfect as you could ever imagine. Whether it's a Robinson Crusoe style island on the North Malé Atoll or family-friendly tropical surroundings on the Baa Atoll, we'll create a personalised escape to the Maldives that's entirely unique to you.

Find your luxury Maldives resort

You'll be treated to a fine selection of luxury and boutique resorts in the Maldives. Whether you stay in a fabulous lagoon villa, a dreamy overwater bungalow or a chic beachfront suite at an all inclusive haven, your time in the Maldives will be nothing short of exceptional.

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JOALI Maldives Maldives

An island paradise in the marvellous Maldives, JOALI comprises luxurious villas, exquisite restaurants, a gorgeous sandy...

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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Suspended above crystal clear lagoon waters, guests choosing the Crusoe Residences will find themselves happily marooned...

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Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah Maldives

Discover your very own piece of paradise in the stunning Indian Ocean at this exclusive-use Four Seasons island with its...

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Maldives

A Maldivian paradise for all concerned, you’ll experience a seriously special stay here. Ideal for gastronomes and luxur...

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OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI Maldives

Stay in paradise at this luxury Maldives resort, which combines the effortless beauty of the Indian Ocean with superlati...

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LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives

Some 4km of unspoilt beaches ring this delightfully expansive island, which charms its visitors with a combination of ex...

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Soneva Fushi Maldives

Soneva Fushi is a stunning concept resort, offering eco-friendly luxury through stylish accommodation and unique experie...

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Soneva Jani Maldives

Set within a vast and pristine lagoon are the five islands which make up this superlative resort...the ultimate Maldives...

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COMO Cocoa Island Maldives

Stroll down the jetty and onto the platinum sands of a peaceful island paradise. Serene, small and perfectly formed, COM...

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Constance Halaveli Maldives

Let the Constance Kids’ Club entertain your little ones while you discover the delights of the spa, or simply enjoy a fi...

Your luxury Maldives holiday experience

At Inspiring Travel, our team use their extensive first-hand knowledge of these picturesque private island resorts to help tailor-make your perfect Maldives holiday. By taking the time to listen to your needs, understanding exactly what you're looking for, we make sure every detail is entirely bespoke to you.

  • Our Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of the best Maldives resorts and will help find one which suits you
  • Our concierge team know everything about the best things to do in the Maldives and can arrange incredible experiences in advance
  • We tailor-make every detail just for you, so every moment is one to remember – from candlelit sandbank dinners to wonderful sunset cruises
  • Your Maldives trip is seamlessly organised, with 24/7 support while travelling plus private seaplane transfers, speedboat transfers, premium flight cabins, lounge passes and pre-booked travel essentials

To start planning, send our team an enquiry or give us a call. As your Maldives travel experts, we'll ensure your luxury getaway is unforgettable.

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When to visit Maldives

Average time

Time zone: +5 GMT

Flight time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Currency: Rufiyaa, US dollar

Tipping guideline: A 10% service tax is added to most restaurant bills

Health considerations: No major health risks

Capital: Malé

Population: 521,021 (2023)

National languages: Dhivehi

Electricity and plugs: D/G - 230v, 50Hz

Mobile phone coverage: Good

Visa requirements: 30-day visa required on arrival

Discover incredible luxury experiences in the Maldives

The Maldives isn't just about relaxing on the gorgeous white sandy beaches and swimming in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Our travel experts will tailor your luxury Maldives holiday with personalised experiences, from snorkelling with tropical marine life to enjoying a romantic dinner in an underwater restaurant. 

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Sandbank Sleeping Under The Stars at Milaidhoo Island

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Whale Sharks & Manta Ray Adventure at Joali

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Luxury Maldives Holidays FAQ's

General information about your holiday in the maldives.

Time difference: The Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +5 hours).

Flight duration : Direct flight times from the UK are around 10 and 11 hours. Flights with a connection to Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Oman are likely to take 12 or 13 hours, depending on your transfer time.

Currency : Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR), although US dollars are widely accepted as legal tender.

Capital: Malé

Language : The official language of the Maldives is Dhivehi, an Indo-Aryan language closely related to the Sinhala language of Sri Lanka.

Voltage : 230 V

Visa Information: A 30-day visa will be issued to British visitors on arrival in the Maldives, providing there’s evidence of an onward journey out of the country (for example, a return ticket) and that you can fund yourself while there.

When is the best time to visit the Maldives?

You can expect a tropical climate almost all year round. However, the best time to visit is between November and April, with peak season between the driest months of December and March. The monsoon season runs from May to October, peaking in June.

Transfers and getting around on your Maldives holiday

When journeying from the airport to your luxury hotel, or when hopping between islands, you'll travel either by boat or seaplane.

Once on your island, you can explore the island on foot or bicycle if the resort has them available.

Why should I visit the Maldives?

Consisting of 26 coral atolls 1,000km from Sri Lanka and home to white sand beaches and shimmering turquoise lagoons, the Maldives is an effortlessly beautiful country. Whether it's the North Malé Atoll and its popular dive spots like Banana Reef and Prisca, or the Raa Atoll's extensive array of luxurious accommodation options, you'll find something to inspire you.

The pristine waters of the South Ari Atoll are a hotspot for whale sharks, which you can observe while snorkelling. 

As for couples, all you'll need to do is enjoy the wonderful barefoot luxury to get a taste of romance. Swimming in the inviting warm water of your infinity pool is the best way to end the evening, or how about a relaxing spa treatment at Velaa Private Island to escape the stresses of everyday life?

No matter which luxury resort you end up choosing, you'll be able to enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience from start to finish. Sample wonderful Maldivian cuisine at Soneva Jani on the Noonu Atoll or discover one of 32 magnificent dive sites at Constance Moofushi on the South Ari Atoll. Alternatively, you can go swimming with beautiful marine life inhabiting the sparkling blue waters at Four Seasons Resort Maldives Landaa Giraavaru .

The best things to do in the Maldives

Relax on your private beach or in your private pool, spot tropical fish meandering around the colourful house reef and enjoy the comforts of an overwater villa. Whether it's watersports at Fairmont Maldives or the dive centre at LUX* South Ari Atoll , there's a host of amazing things to do in the Maldives.

Snorkelling through crystal clear waters while observing whale sharks, manta rays and reef sharks is an unforgettable experience. Perfect for exciting family holidays or romantic honeymoons, the water conditions are ideal for both adults and children to explore – with all necessary equipment provided.

On the North Malé Atoll, the luxury Maldives resort Gili Lankanfushi offers the award-winning Meera Spa to soothe and help promote balance. Not only that, but there are excellent sunset and fishing excursions throughout the islands. As such, you'll always have something to do, even if it's simply soaking in the rays.

What to eat in the Maldives?

You'll find some world-class dining experiences during your holiday.

At One&Only Reethi Rah , the resort's à la carte restaurant, Fanditha, focuses on a delectable assortment of Mediterranean delights in its beautiful beachside setting. Her Kitchen at JOALI Maldives prides itself on its immersive cookery experience where you share an exquisite banquet over a long table. Some luxury Maldives resorts also boast underwater restaurants for a truly special meal.

Surrounded by pristine waters, the beautiful resort Soneva Fushi has a diverse array of dining options. Tuck into traditional Maldivian cuisine with exceptional service at Sobah’s or enjoy stunning panoramic views with Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Fresh In The Garden. From the range of fresh treats at Mihiree Mitha to the delicious banquets at Down to Earth, Soneva Fushi is a foodie paradise.

Voted as the 'World's Most Romantic Restaurant', Crab Shack at Soneva Jani provides a fantastic offering of crab-based courses. Located on a soft white beach in the south, Crab Shack is the perfect spot for lunch and drinks before returning to your private villa and unwinding.

The best Maldives Islands

Whether it's the Noonu Atoll, North Malé Atoll, Raa Atoll, South Ari Atoll or Baa Atoll, you're simply spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury boutique resorts. Some of the beautiful islands include Malé, Hulhumalé, Biyadhoo, Fihalhohi and Maafushi. The slice of island life at Conrad Maldives Rangali is seriously special while the secluded isles of Six Senses Laamu are ideal for watching dolphins play.

During your next luxury getaway, why not visit the uninhabited islands? Plenty of resorts allow you to explore the soft sands, turquoise waters and lush palms of these castaway islands. Not only that, but you can enjoy a peaceful picnic on the sandbanks or even catch a spectacular sunset.

Whichever island you end up choosing, the range of beach suites and beach villas available are sure to leave you feeling utterly at peace throughout your whole stay. From the breathtaking private islands to the divine Fari Islands, your beach holiday in the Maldives will be unforgettable no matter what.

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Luxury Maldives Travel Guide

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An archipelago consisting of 26 separate atolls, the Maldives is made up of more than 1000 coral islands. Influenced by various cultures over the centuries, including Indian, Arab, African, Portuguese and Dutch settlers, it became a British protectorate in the 19th century. The Maldives then gained independence from British rule in 1965 and has since developed into an independent and popular tourist destination. Viewed as the ultimate paradise spot with untouched white sand beaches, clear lagoons and low rise, often over-water ultra-luxe accommodation, it’s a frequent first choice for honeymooners and A-listers.

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How to get there

Expect to be on a plane for between 10 to 12 hours, followed by a speedboat transfer, domestic flight or seaplane to your resort (the latter part of the journey is a picturesque experience and very much part of your Maldivian holiday adventure). Malé is the main international airport, with direct flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Bristol. Many visitors like to combine the trip with a few nights’ stop-off in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha or Muscat. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways are among the carriers who fly to the Maldives.

When to visit

The peak tourist season is January to March when the weather is generally dry and there’s minimal rainfall. It’s an excellent time for water activities as visibility is at its best. And the temperatures are comfortable, ranging from 25°C to 31°C during the day. May to November is a quieter time, characterised by more rainfall and higher humidity, although showers are usually short-lived and followed by sun. Those seeking a balance of busyness and settled weather may choose to travel during the shoulder seasons.

Ideal holiday types

Romance is synonymous with this part of the world, providing the perfect environment to switch off and connect with one another in breathtaking and peaceful surroundings.

Families also love the Maldives, with all-inclusive resorts offering kids’ clubs and large self catering villas — some with huge slides right into the lagoons.

Watersports are abundant here; snorkelling, diving and swimming the reefs allows visitors to discover some of the world’s most colourful tropical marine life.

Spa breaks are popular, with the isolated nature of the islands allowing travellers to focus on their personal wellness in five star resorts.

Eco-friendly activities like coral planting and marine conservation projects are on the rise.

Ozen Life Maadhoo – M6m

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Imagine dining six metres below the sea, surrounded by colourful marine life, bathed in the aquamarine hues of the ocean. This is the reality of a meal at M6m , Ozen Life Maadhoo’s signature restaurant. Begin your culinary journey with champagne and caviar at the upstairs lounge, before descending into this magical world; a sublime setting for any anniversary, proposal or bucket list experience. All tables are placed to face the watery spectacle, so you can enjoy the freshest seafood and wine pairings, while mesmerised by the view. M6m serves lunch and dinner, with the latter reserved for over 12s.  Read our review of the Ozen Life Maadhoo

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Ozen Reserve Bolifushi – ORIGINE

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Ozen Reserve Bolifushi offers several restaurants, including this multi-sensory dining experience at ORIGINE. Many of the veggies and herbs come handpicked from the Chef’s Garden, these are paired with the freshest local seafood and high-quality cuts of meat. The hotel’s Elite Cellar Selections provides a choice of over 80 labels of wines to accompany your meal (the illuminated “Cuvee Library” collection can be seen through floor-to-ceiling glass panels). Comfy armchair-style seating, ambient lighting and glowing amber hues create a convivial and warm atmosphere.  Read our review of the Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Soneva – Flying Sauces

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Follow a 200-meter trail by zipline through a canopy of trees, to reach this dining platform and open kitchen. Part of Soneva Fushi, Flying Sauces is an incredible treetop culinary experience set 12 metres above ground. It has the largest collection of wine and fizz in the Indian Ocean, thanks to the resort’s library-like cellar and incredible views. Once you’ve arrived and removed your harness, you’ll take seats around a huge circular table seating up to 12, for breakfast, lunch, high tea, or dinner, by Chef Rasal Jayawardene. Flying Sauces meals range from one hour and 15 minutes to around three hours. 

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – Li Long

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This experience is designed to feel like you’ve been invited to a meal at one of Shanghai’s noble residences. Choose to dine in the main restaurant or reserve the private dining room, with a direct outlook on the lagoon. The timber construction houses polished wood floors, leather seating booths and traditional aesthetic elements such as carved screens. And there are a handful of candlelit tables outside on the overwater deck. The kitchen boasts Maldives’s first classic wood-fired oven in which most of its recipes are perfected; do try Li Long’s signature roasted Peking duck and finish your meal with a nourishing Chinese tea. 

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Stay In an undersea villa

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It’s all about the water in the Maldives, whether on it, in it, or in this case, under it. At the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, you can sleep 16 feet below sea level. The en-suite master bedroom is set in a curved acrylic tunnel that serves as your own private 180-degree aquarium. Upstairs in The Muraka villa, are two bedrooms and a bathroom with ocean facing tub and an outdoor deck with an infinity pool. You’ll also have a butler on call 24 hours a day.

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Go snorkelling

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Book your holiday for the dry season, if you want to get the best possible snorkelling experience. Some of the best spots in the Maldives for this pursuit include:

  • Hanifaru Bay (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve famous for manta ray and whale shark sightings)
  • Maaya Thila (known for its abundant marine life)
  • Banana Reef (one of the oldest and most popular dive sites)
  • Kuda Rah Thila (ideal for both snorkelling and diving)
  • Fushifaru Thila (part of the Lhaviyani Atoll, with colourful fish, turtles and some hammerhead sharks.

Take a flight in a seaplane

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The seaplane is a key mode of transport within the Maldives, connecting the main international airport with various resort islands scattered across the atolls. But if you arrived by speedboat, regular plane, or want to expand on your existing experience of flying by air and sea, you can take a sightseeing trip for breathtaking views of the atolls, islands, and turquoise waters. Most resorts will arrange these excursions, or you can contact a local provider to enquire about routes. Again, you’ll find the dry season to be the best time for this, due to stable weather and increased visibility.

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Go on a submarine adventure

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Submarine tours in the Maldives often reach depths of around 100 feet (30 meters) or more, providing a unique perspective on coral formations, marine life, and underwater landscapes. The duration of the tours vary but typically lasts around 45 minutes to an hour. Suitable for all ages and physical abilities, this is a super way to enjoy the immersive underwater spectacle without any physical exertion or getting wet.

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Have a spa underwater

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Having slept underwater, why not spa underwater?! Huvafen Fushi’s treatment rooms lie eight metres below the surface, creating a mindful and deeply calming environment in which to indulge in a massage or signature ritual, incorporating techniques from the East and West. Beata Aleksandrowicz — a former Sunday Telegraph wellness contributor and Spa Awards judge — is the expert in-house therapist at Huvafen Fushi.

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Play golf at Kuredo

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Part of the Kuredu Resort and Spa, the Kuredu Golf Club comprises a 6-hole Par 3 academy course, a driving range with 10 practice bays and a putting green — all surrounded by palm trees and the soothing sounds of the adjacent ocean. A PGA-qualified pro is on hand if you’d like any tuition. There’s a golf shop. And there’s a sports bar for after the game, where a big screen shows all the major fixtures. The course has been in situ for two decades now and has become a bucket list venue among golfers.

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Go sunset fishing

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Take a two-hour trip into the far reaches of the Maldivian lagoons, as you drop lines into the depths of the reefs. Not only is this a scenic and satisfying activity, it’ll give you an insight into local culture, as you sample the traditionally practiced activity. And you can taste your catch the following day, as the chef prepares and serves it for your lunch or dinner. A guide will be on the boat, along with a range of beers, soft drinks and all the equipment you need to be successful. It’s a sustainable pastime too, operating on a catch-and-release basis, other than the allocation of one fish to keep per person.

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Take a star-stuck astronomy dinner

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The dark skies of the atolls are made for stargazing with your lover. Soneva Jani has harnessed this, with its So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner. The raised platform standing over the sea, serves as an observatory, with its huge 16” telescope and handful of dining tables. This guided experience is led by the resort’s in-house Astronomer, with the opportunity to learn more about the night sky and be amazed. Paired with a fancy meal and drinks, this is a Bond-like, once-in-a-lifetime encounter with nature.

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

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Ozen Reserve Bolifushi is an ultra-luxurious resort nestled in lush tropical vegetation and surrounded by white beaches and turquoise waters. This exclusive island offers 90 stunning villas, each with a private swimming pool and beautiful ocean views. Just a short 35-minute luxury catamaran ride from Velana International Airport, the resort welcomes you to experience the epitome of relaxation and opulence. Villas feature timber flooring, high ceilings, and spacious bathrooms, providing a perfect blend of tradition and luxury. Some water villas even have slides leading into the lagoon. Culinary delights await you with a variety of dining experiences, showcasing traditional Indian dishes, Middle Eastern delights by the beach, and gourmet seafood creations complemented by excellent wines and champagnes. For adventure enthusiasts, the resort boasts one of the finest house reefs in the South Malé Atoll, making snorkelling and diving experiences extraordinary. A PADI-certified dive centre arranges courses and expeditions for exploration. Indulge in relaxation at the spa, offering 100% organic treatments, or stay active at the overwater gymnasium. Non-motorised water sports and semi-submarine adventures provide ample opportunities for marine exploration while complimentary bicycles are available for leisurely island rides around the island. Families are warmly welcomed with a Kid’s Club and Teen Lounge, where regular events and activities, including the educational Island Treasure Hunt, keep younger guests entertained. Read our expert review here .

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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The ultimate in exclusivity, you can book your own private island within the already super private Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi; it comes with five pools, a cinema, two spas, a children’s playground and an entourage of chefs and butlers. Found in the South Male Atoll, the resort is spread across just over two miles and three islands (including the private one), accommodating 11 dining venues, watersports and a sprawling wellness centre. Shakira recently shared snaps on social media of herself and her family at the hotel, living the Maldivian dream, paddle boarding and taking speed boat rides from the hotel.

Angsana Velavaru

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Translating as “Turtle Island” in the local Dhivehi language, Angsana Velavaru is a wonderful place to snorkel and dive if you’re dreaming of coming up close to Maldivian marine life. It has its own PADI 5-star Gold Dive Centre and a Marine Lab (dedicated to protecting coral reef ecosystems through research and conservation) where you can join a class or a snorkelling safari. Those preferring to take it easy can visit the outdoor treatment pavilions of the award-winning Angsana Spa, or bliss out at the infinity pool with a design cocktail from the bar. Meanwhile, kids are catered for with activities at the Rangers’ Club.

COMO Cocoa Island

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With two private house reefs teeming with green turtles, reef sharks and bigeye trevally, this is an elite dive spot. 33 overwater villas have an understated design, adding to the sense of serenity encouraged at the resort. COMO Cocoa Island is a place to disconnect from the outside world; take a yoga class in the open-air studio, book a Shambhala massage treatment beside the lagoon, ease aching muscles in the hydrotherapy pool and take a wellness class to get fine-tune your holistic well-being. The food is created to balance flavour and nutrition, with organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals, served raw, steamed or grilled for optimum health benefits.

Six Senses Laamu

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Since opening a little over a decade ago, Six Senses has maintained a strong commitment to sustainability. Shoes are discarded on arrival, making it true barefoot luxury, and with the opportunity to feel the soft silver sand between your toes, and soak in your own glass-bottomed bathtub with marine life passing beneath, who needs footwear? It offers some unforgettable experiences and excursions, like sunset dhoni cruises, private picnics, sand-dune dining, chilli dining (at a communal table, surrounded by a garden of chilli plants), Cinematic Orchestra DJ sets and jungle movie nights.

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Luxury Travel in Maldives

The Maldives are a trailing necklace of twenty-six coral atolls in the Laccadive Sea, 300 miles away from any major body of land. This remote strand of islands immediately conjures images of great palms, waters an unfathomable shade of cobalt, and thatched-roof overwater bungalows that ooze of romance and luxury. Maldives is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a beach vacation or a few days at the beach to cap off another adventure. It will be hard to find a better honeymoon destination than these islands; with year-round sunshine and clear skies, your only worry will be your tan lines.

But although Maldives tours take the idea of “island paradise” to a whole new level, there are other big reasons to visit. The snorkeling and scuba diving, for one. Divers have the opportunity to come face to face with whale sharks, manta rays, hammerheads and green turtles in this underwater playground during their private luxury vacation in the Maldives.

Of course where you stay plays a huge role in your Maldives vacation. We can’t stress enough how important the right locale will be in your experience. At some properties you can luxuriate with a spa treatment and watch the fish swim by; some properties are quaint and cozy, others grand and sophisticated. There are many exquisite resorts to choose from when arranging luxury travel in the Maldives and Absolute Travel’s team of experts can tell you the differences between them and help you handpick the best place to rest your head. Complete your days of luxury travel in the Maldives with a spa retreat — enjoy massages, saunas, and other treatments on islands that beg you to unwind.

With private luxury travel to the Maldives, tours are enchanted with white sand beaches, breathtaking accommodations, succulently fresh seafood creations, and water so clear, boats seem to float by on liquid glass. Absolute Travel’s Maldives private luxury tours stay with you forever — so make your daydream a reality and talk to a luxury travel specialist to get started on your own fantastic escape today.

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11 of the Best Luxury Escapes Maldives in 2023

One of our most favorite and memorable destinations that we have had the opportunity to visit is the Maldives. You are able to read about our entire experience and review at the Soneva Fushi Resort here.

The Maldives in general though is absolutely breathtaking and a place we highly recommend visiting during your lifetime. You may take advantage of more than what the world’s most exclusive vacation destination has always had to offer at the greatest luxury hotels in the Maldives .

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Some of the most opulent and lavish resorts in the world to settle for are the islands. You can consider the Maldives as the proper choice for its paradise title.

11 of the Best Luxury Escapes Maldives

The greatest hotels in the Maldives are magnificent sanctuaries for affluent tourists. They will provide top-notch lodging, fine dining options, opulent facilities, and perfect services for an unforgettable tropical vacation. So, that said, let us break it all down for you on our top 11 best luxury escapes Maldives!

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

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Amilla Maldives also called the provided individuals in the Maldives a deluxe “island house .”This house will give you a very flexible approach to the luxurious Island.

The resort is livelier, trendier, and has more modern accommodations. It also features a variety of high-end eating options, elegant villas, and fantastic snorkeling and diving.

This resort may be the best option for family-friendly in the Maldives and is situated in the UNESCO Biosphere reserve of the Baa atoll. The Island is recognized for its ongoing innovation, originality, and amusement, from its novel spa treatments modeled after traditional Maldivian medicine to “glamping.”

Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives

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This is located on one of the Maldives’ most serene and stunning islands, Kihavah Huravalhi, just a 30-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport.

The 79-roomy, super duper villas at the resort are either perched above the water with breathtaking panoramas of the ocean or tucked away along a beautiful section of private beach. All overwater villas are constructed using groove-lined timber.

The villas also have high ceilings, wood floors, and spacious balconies with private pools. Thus you can take in the horizon and spot dolphins in the Ocean and turtles in the lagoon.

A stunning overwater spa and an amazing underwater restaurant are just two top-notch amenities available to visitors at Anantara Kihavah Villas.

The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort

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This resort is located on the private Island of Meradhoo at the southern tip of the Maldives archipelago. It debuted in 2019 after the former Jumeirah hotel had a thorough renovation.

The resort features 16 ocean villas with stairs directly leading to the deep blue and outdoor marble spas overlooking the horizon, as well as 21 island villas featuring private pools situated feet from the beach and just a short boat ride from the main Island.

Three restaurants, a beautiful cocktail bar, and various amenities and activities are available at the resort to relax, rejuvenate, and re-energize the body, mind, and soul.

A 24-hour concierge and private chef service, an over-water fitness center, a private dining option, and an award-winning luxury spa are also available. Adventures exploring some of the most spectacular coral reefs on the planet are available at the resort’s PADI-certified diving facility.

Kandolhu Maldives

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This hotel was considered the fourth-ranked hotel in the world, 202. It promises more than only the honeymoon of your dreams. The “Best of the Best” Couples are bound to choose this small Island because it is drenched in romance and offers fantastic house reef snorkeling.

There are only 30 villas here, and each one flawlessly combines the natural features of the Maldives with contemporary architecture and creature comforts to create an experience that you will never forget.

Clean, silky sand beaches all around a small, round island—a rare shape in the Maldives—are another attraction.

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives

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A gorgeous seaplane trip from Male airport will take you to the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, a private island refuge in the isolated Baa Atoll Unesco’s world heritage Biosphere Reserve.

The resort, which is made up of 103 thatched cottages and villas in modern Maldivian style and is dispersed among the Island’s secluded jungle environment, combines innovation, wellness, and conservation.

You may pair a trip here with a break at Kuda Huraa, its sister resort, a lush, tropical private island adjacent to Male airport known for its outstanding surf and laid-back character.

The opulent sailboat Four Seasons Explorer connects the two resorts, sailing between them while making stops at world-class dive locations, little undeveloped beaches, and isolated island settlements. An isolated retreat that goes above and beyond the private island experience for up to 22 guests, Four Seasons also debuted an ultra-luxe private island in 2017.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

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This resort is surrounded by idyllic landscapes, dense tropical flora, a superb white-sand beach, a beautiful lagoon, and the sparkling sapphire Indian Ocean. It is situated in the Dhaalu Atoll, 40 minutes away if you use a seaplane southwest of Malé.

The resort’s 77 tastefully outfitted villas include large private decks extending to pristine beaches and swimming pools with the spectacular Indian Ocean as a calm backdrop.

They combine contemporary style and local craftsmanship with a strong awareness of the ecological surroundings.The many restaurants and bars offer gastronomic treats from throughout the globe, while the over-water Iridium Spa allows visitors to rejuvenate. 

Baros Maldives

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Only a 25-minute motorboat ride separates the North Malé Atoll’s Baros from the Malé Airport for the ideal retreat.

Couples of all ages will find this island resort to be the perfect getaway with a selection of cottages to choose from. Baros, a 5-star luxury resort in the Maldives, is situated on a stunning private island with a gorgeous coral lagoon and will transcend all of your wildest expectations of your go to island.”

The team offers luxurious accommodations, exquisite restaurants, an amazing spa, a huge pool, and water activities like snorkeling and yoga.

Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort

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Soneva Jani and Velaa Private Island are the opulent Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort’s neighboring islands, located in the magnificent Noonu Atoll.

The property comprises a few small islands shielded from the ocean by a sizable coral reef home to a stunning assortment of multicolored fish, rays, and sea turtles. Traveling there requires boarding a Twin Otter of Havilland seaplane specially created for the Maison and features the brand’s iconic taupe and Randheli sun yellow.

The renowned resort provides 46 island, lagoon, and garden villas in muted hues and tones that enhance the room’s open layout.

The lodgings are classy cathedral-style lofts, and each has a range of modern design features, including high doorways and ceilings, relaxing outside spaces, a gorgeous private pool, and rafts beside the lagoon. During their recent trip to the Maldives, Kate and William made Cheval Blanc Randheli their playground.

Huvafen Fushi

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This resort is only 30 minutes by speedboat from the main airport and perfectly blends Maldivian style with hip and stylish features.

Thatched villas on the outside and inside, special amenities, elegant design, contemporary design, high-tech materials, and, last but not least, cool events all help to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island. With only 44 rooms, this private island paradise in the Maldives is the pinnacle of opulent solitude and intimacy.

It is surrounded by some of the best-looking house reefs in the country and is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa. Huvafen Fushi, a 21 and older guest-only restriction, was named the Most Romantic Resort in the 2017 Maldives Travel Awards.

Joali Maldives and Joali Being

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JOALI offers two magnificent islands in the Maldives. Each Island has its unique individuality while sharing a shared vision. The Joali tale began with the opening of JOALI Maldives.

This is a 73-villa resort hidden away in the breathtaking Raa Atoll, where guests can enjoy beachfront life through an astonishing assortment of artworks displayed all over the Island.

Saoke, a Japanese restaurant, Tuh’u, a Levant restaurant, and many other dining experiences. With a top-notch workout facility and professional trainers, The Spa by ESPA engages visitors on a health journey.

On the same Island as its sister site and scheduled to open in 2021, JOALI BEING combines age-old wisdom with cutting-edge research to take visitors on a transformative journey.

Kudadoo Maldives

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The Maldives’ first premium five-star, completely all-inclusive resort is Kudadoo Maldives. This is a private island owned by Hurawalhi.

A 40-minute scenic flight on a private seaplane will take you to Kudadoo, the recent product to the renowned hospitality business Crown & Champa Resorts portfolio. Kudadoo guarantees a secluded escape specially designed for the most discriminating guest.

The private Island, part of the northern Lhaviyani atoll and defined by the motto “Freedom Reimagined,” comes to life with simple activities as the resort aims to provide everything, anytime, anywhere.

Even the pickiest tourists will not be unimpressed by Kudadoo’s claim of the best escape on the Island. Professional attendants are available around-the-clock to help with this by arranging for real, sensory-stimulating events.

Luxury Escapes Maldives: The Overall

The Maldives is your greatest option if you want a Luxury Escape Maldives to get away from your hectic life or find the ideal location for your romantic getaway.

This list of the top luxury getaways in the Maldives in 2023, which includes everything from a magnificent boat to a winning resort, is aimed to help you find your ideal vacation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Luxury Escapes Maldives

What is maldives.

The Maldives or Maldives Islands is also known as the Republic of the Maldives. This island country in South Asia is situated in the Indian Ocean. It comprises a twin chain of 26 atolls oriented north-south, located about 700 km southwest of Sri Lanka and 400 km southwest of India.

Is Maldives safe for tourists?

Indeed, the Maldives are undoubtedly among the safest places on earth. The rates of crime and incarceration are both quite low. However, in recent years, particularly in the nation’s capital city of Malé, small-time robberies have become prevalent. Pickpockets should also be avoided in crowded situations. Avoid displaying pricey items that can attract unwanted attention.

The safety of their visitors is a top consideration for luxury resorts because they are located on private islands. They all have well-designed security systems. However, it is best to lock your belongings in safe deposit boxes rather than leave them in your room unattended while you go for a walk outside the hotel.

What is the cheapest time to go to Maldives?

The ideal months to explore the Maldives are May through November if you would like to avoid high prices and congestion. Although there is occasional rain, the thunderstorms pass fast and won’t keep the day from getting better. The islands’ low season falls during this time. There won’t be many people at the resorts, and prices are expected to be their lowest.

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The Maldives are known as a luxury vacation destination. But for $100 per day, my husband and I had the trip of a lifetime.

  • The Maldives are often known as an expensive luxury destination with five-star resorts. 
  • However, my husband and I traveled to the local islands in the Maldives for just $100 per day.
  • By visiting the local islands, we were able to save money and learn about the Maldivian culture.

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With glamorous overwater bungalows, five-star resorts , and a decadeslong reputation for indulgence and luxury, the Maldives are known as a vacation destination for the rich and famous.

My husband and I are budget travelers through and through, and on a recent jaunt to Southeast Asia, we found cheap flights to the Maldivian capital that were enough to pique my interest.

Could the Maldives be traveled on a tight budget? Or were we doomed to spend the trip marooned on one of the world's most expensive islands to visit?

We found that we could travel to the Maldives for $100 per day as a couple — it just took a lot of planning.

The key to budget travel in the Maldives is visiting the local islands

Instead of traveling to the expensive, private-resort-owned islands that are separate from local communities , we island-hopped and splurged on the iconic underwater activities that make a trip to the Maldives worthwhile.

When planning our trip, we did extensive research and chose three local islands that offered unique underwater attractions: Gulhi, Ukulhas, and Omadhoo.

In Gulhi, we'd snorkel with sharks and see the stunning reef systems in the open ocean. We'd travel to Ukulhas, where visitors can snorkel with Manta Rays en masse year-round.

And finally, we'd visit Omadhoo for its pristine beaches .

The local Maldivian Islands were affordable and beautiful

During our trip, we stayed in locally-run guesthouses that offered a complimentary traditional Maldivian breakfast of finely ground coconut and tuna called Mashuni each morning.

The rooms were pristine, and because of the island's small size, everything was beachfront.

We spent our time on the islands strolling the finest white-sand beaches I've ever seen, systematically working our way through the menu of the local restaurants.

Each massive tuna-centric dish only cost us around $2 to $4 per plate. Even still, the trip felt luxurious and romantic.

It was simply the best beach vacation we've ever experienced.

We teamed up with other tourists to save money on tours and excursions

Another perk of visiting the local islands is the reasonably priced tours.

We quickly realized that the price per person would plummet if we could find fellow travelers to share the trips with.

Rather than opt for private excursions, we joined small groups of like-minded travelers for one tour on each island.

We spotted dolphins, snorkeled in vibrantly-colored coral gardens, saw clouds of tropical fish, and swam with all the mega-fauna we had hoped to.

These excursions proved the waters of the local islands had just as much to offer as the private-island resorts.

We utilized the public ferry to travel between islands to keep our costs low

Public ferries in the Maldives run regularly, albeit infrequently, to all the major inhabited islands.

These budget-friendly ferries churn slowly through the open ocean with bench seats and open-air windows.

We painstakingly scoured online ferry schedules and crafted a 14-day itinerary of island-hopping that allowed us to visit multiple islands with no ferry journey lasting longer than five hours.

Sure, we lost a few days to transport, but reading a book with the wind in my hair as we drifted through dolphin-filled waters hardly seemed like a waste of my precious vacation time.

By staying on the local islands, we got to experience more of the Maldivian culture

We had originally intended to visit the local islands to obtain luxury with a budget price tag.

However, we soon discovered that what we loved most about our budget-friendly experience was getting a good look into the local culture.

Since we weren't staying in secluded private resorts, this also meant that we had to be more aware of the country's rules.

For example, many tourists may not realize that bikinis are not allowed on most public beaches in the Maldives.

By staying on the local islands, we got to interact with members of the community and learn about their incredible sea-faring history. We also enjoyed mouthwatering local cuisine.

Additionally, we felt good knowing the money we spent went to locally-owned businesses instead of mega-resorts.

As a couple, we spent just over $1,400 to spend 2 weeks in the Maldives

By booking the cheapest local guesthouses, utilizing local ferries, and choosing our underwater attractions carefully, we saved big and were still able to relish in the pristine white-sand beaches that make the Maldives famous.

Our verdict? The Maldives are an underrated budget-travel destination and should be on every traveler's bucket list.

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"Our holidays spent in a comfortable hotel with great views of Maafushi Island. All the activities such as snorkeling with a whale shark are worth going for and you don't need to be scared of. The guide assistance is great. Many many thanks to Paylesstoursindia for selecting great accommodation."

Maldives Dhoni Explorer Tour

Maldives Dhoni Explorer

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Luxury Maldives beach and water villa experience, ALL INCLUSIVE Tour

Luxury Maldives beach and water villa experience, ALL INCLUSIVE

"One of the best stay on the beach in an awesome resort quite close to the airport. Everything was on a high level and d according to the tour offer. Love both a beach villa and unforgettable water villa just over crystal blue water . We got a chance to see plenty of fish species and even dolphins. That was a good choice and a fantastic experience."

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Villa Park - Sun Island Resort At Maldives

"Me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful tour. This is our first experience with this travel agency and we still highly recommend traveling with them. The trip was well organized and we not only saw beautiful sights and learned a lot of activities, we enjoyed getting to know our fantastic. The resort was also beautiful and we did so much enjoy with this tour. Thanks to MTA Team to make my dream come true!!!""
  • 10% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

05 Days Scrumptious Tour At Villa Nautica - The Paradise Island Resort Tour

05 Days Scrumptious Tour At Villa Nautica - The Paradise Island Resort

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Maldives Active Adventure

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The Taj Exotica Maldives Luxury Tour

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Maldives Luxury Honeymoon Package

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Maldives Package- 5 Star Luxury Resort Water Villa

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The Divine Maldives - Villa Park (Sun Islnad Resort) - 6N

"I am satisfied with this agency. I really enjoyed thoroughly my trip to Maldives. They kept all their plans and promises fully. The staff was helpful and very punctual. Very good experience with this travel agency, so will recommend others"

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【Maldives】Taj Coral Reef Resort and spa 5 Nights Package

【Maldives】The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah (All-inclusive) Tour

【Maldives】The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah (All-inclusive)

【Maldives】Siyam World Maldives 5 Nights All-Inclusive  (All meals and unlimited drinks + Free transfers) Tour

【Maldives】Siyam World Maldives 5 Nights All-Inclusive (All meals and unlimited drinks + Free transfers)

【Maldives】 The Residence Falhumaafushi 5 Nights (All Meals and Drinks) Tour

【Maldives】 The Residence Falhumaafushi 5 Nights (All Meals and Drinks)

Lily Beach Resort Maldives - 5 Days Luxury Tour Tour

Lily Beach Resort Maldives - 5 Days Luxury Tour

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Luxury Maldives Tours & Trips Reviews

"Excellent service of Paylesstoursindia and the hotel in Maafushi, the room was spacious with a wonderful view of the crystal clear Sea. All the tour were great and perfectly guided. We had a blast and recommended everyone this operator choice."
"Great crew and CEO made for another fun G Adventure."
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Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives Nominated for the Travel & Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024

Kuda Villingili, the stunning island retreat in the Maldives, proudly announces its nomination in the prestigious Travel & Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024. The resort has been shortlisted for the Maldives Resorts category, reflecting its dedication to excellence in the luxury travel sector.

The Travel & Leisure Awards are highly regarded in the travel industry, known for their exclusive determination by the discerning votes of Travel & Leisure readers. This unique aspect makes the awards a true representation of the outstanding quality and unparalleled experiences offered by the winners, which includes destination spas, hotels, cities, airports, trains, and more.

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The editorial team of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Macau collaborated with travel experts from around the Asia Pacific area to diligently select nominees for the Travel & Leisure Asia Pacific Awards 2024. The extensive awards program covers diverse categories, ranging from five-star urban escapes, private-island beach resorts, and innovative spas to Instagram-worthy swimming pools, exceptional airlines and airports, captivating cruises, reputable travel agents, exclusive travel experiences, and more.

The voting process for the Travel & Leisure Asia Pacific Awards 2024 is now open to the public until March 31, 2024. This reader-led approach allows travellers and enthusiasts to actively participate in recognising and celebrating excellence in the travel Industry.

To support Kuda Villingili and cast your vote, please take a moment to visit the official voting page: https://luxuryawards2024.travelandleisureasia.com/maldives/resorts/

Kuda Villingili invites everyone to be a part of its journey towards industry recognition. Your vote will contribute to the acknowledgment of the resort’s dedication to providing unparalleled luxury experiences in the heart of the Maldives.

For more information about Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, please visit www.kudavillingili.com

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Australian Founder & Maldives Travel Specialist Kristie has lived in Maldives for over 7 years & works alongside an all Maldivian TEAM . Kristie has travelled to over 60 Maldives islands, writes Maldives luxury resort overviews for Forbes Travel Guide & is passionate about making Maldives an affordable destination. Whether you dream of visiting a luxurious resort and indulging in 5-star treatment, or you’d rather explore Maldives on a budget & stay on beautiful local islands, maybe even surfing world-class waves or exploring incredible dive sites, we’ve got your Maldives bucket list covered.

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Our Maldives Travel Agency, Indulge Maldives doubles as an online Maldives travel blog and travel guide, established in 2016.  Read all you need to know about travelling to Maldives in luxury or on a budget … or combination of both! Every Maldives island, hotel & resort are truly different & offer unique holiday experiences.  Our Maldives Travel Advisors help you narrow your choice – we have personally visited the islands, hand-picked the hotels & resorts, stayed in the villas, experienced the excursions & the wonderful Maldivian hospitality .  We are the best Travel Agents in Maldives – we know each holiday island inside out. We save you a tonne of time & research, by pairing you with the perfect Maldives island, hotel or resort.

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Indulge Maldives is the first & only  Maldives’ Travel Influencer Agency. We  connect reputable international Travel Bloggers and Influencers, with the best Maldives resorts, hotels and guesthouses. Our Indulge Maldives Social Media Influencers review assigned Maldives properties & create outstanding Maldives content. The content is  publish online on the Indulge Maldives travel blog and Instagram account, plus on the Social Media Influencer’s website and social media channels, ultimately exposing each property to a global audience. Indulge Bloggers & Influencers show prospective travellers exactly how to travel to Maldives and the type of holiday experiences offered at each Maldives property, all in real time to their audiences. As a Maldives Travel Influencer Agency, our Bloggers & Influencers are a key tool in promoting Maldives as a tourist destination & in inspiring both affordable & dream vacations to Maldives.

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Indulge Maldives is  an innovative international travel platform and Maldives travel blog,  showcasing the best Maldives islands, hotels & resorts to a global audience. Our aim in becoming the best Travel Agents in Maldives, is to positively contribute to an increased number of tourist arrivals in the Maldives across both local islands & resorts, and ultimately have an influence on Maldives property bookings and bed nights. Through the use of our reputable Travel Bloggers & Influencers, our Indulge Maldives holiday experiences are shown to prospective travellers in real time. When utilised correctly, Influencer Marketing is a powerful marketing tool that can turbo charge a particular property and destination. If you are interested in becoming an Indulge Maldives Partner Property, please email us at [email protected] or [email protected] .

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