Luxury Maldives

Mark and David's verdict
Most destinations fail to live up to the glossy brochure hype. The Maldives is an exception. No photographer can do justice to the splendid natural colours – the cobalt seas, the turquoise lagoons, the fiery orange sunsets. The standards of hospitality are outstanding and the modern world is a million miles away.

Recommended tour operator: Inspiring Travel Company

Inspiring Travel Company says

The secret to the perfect holiday in the Maldives is to pick the right hotel and island experience to suit you. As one of the first luxury UK tour operators to offer holidays in the Maldives, we know the destination inside out and continue to hand-pick a wide range of hotels and resorts to suit all tastes from barefoot simplicity to the ultimate in luxury.

  • All-inclusive options
  • Private islands
  • Superb beaches

Our Maldives team has selected some of their favourites here.

If you’re looking for romance, there’s so much choice but Amilla Fushi is a favourite, especially the chance to dine under the stars in the Bubble.

For barefoot romance on a budget, with the best value all-inclusive rates, check out the Coco Bodu Hithi.

The Maldives leads the world in over-water villas and there are lots to choose from. Check out our top pick, JOALI Maldives. It’s contemporary, slick and the view from your villa is of the ocean without other islands or villas in sight.

Spa junkies have plenty to choose from but OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo takes it to another level with all-inclusive stays which cover one or more spa treatments in the price.

For families with younger children, we feel that One&Only Reethi Rah is the stand-out choice. Their KidsOnly club is arguably the best in the Maldives with fantastic activities and care for children aged four years and over.

If you’re taking teenagers with you, Niyama is a great choice. Not only is there a huge choice of water sports but it’s also the only luxury resort in the Maldives which has surf-able waves. The gaming zone with wii, PS4, Xbox, simulators, table tennis and pool table might add to the appeal too!

It’s easy to combine a dreamy beach holiday in the Maldives with another, contrasting destination such as Sri Lanka, Dubai or Thailand for example. Discover our Maldives multi-centre holiday ideas.

Holidays in the Maldives are available from a wide range of the UK’s regional airports, not just London.

We pride ourselves on our well-travelled, knowledgeable team, offering you first-hand advice, tailor-made itineraries and detailed information on all our resorts in the Maldives.

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