The Maldives

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Maldives

Picture this... private white-sand islands fringed by crystal blue waters... the Maldives is the ultimate luxury island escape.

The speedboat slows and it comes into sight. A tiny speck of an island surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and the whitest sand you've ever seen. It’s better than the pictures – the Maldives is where colour comes to life. We can tell you this first-hand, because we’re the original Maldives experts and have been creating luxury Maldives holidays for almost 50 years.

There’s a reason why this is our most popular destination. Expect to lose all sense of time and what’s going on elsewhere as you sink into your overwater villa’s private pool or step straight on to the sand from the terrace of your beach villa. Here, working your way through the hand-crafted cocktail list is as strenuous as it gets. Need more? How about venturing beneath the ocean’s surface to glide alongside turtles and whale sharks; sipping Champagne on a luxury cruise as the sun sets; or escaping to an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe-style, for an unforgettable evening-for-two under the stars.

We can tell you where you'll find the best house reefs, the sleekest water villas and the best-value all-inclusive options. From rustic beach escapes to ultra-luxury private pool retreats, we’ve hand-picked the best and each of our chosen resorts sits on its own private island.

Perfect For

It's Honeymoon Heaven

There’s many reasons why the Maldives is on the honeymoon wish list: these picture-perfect islands are a real-life desert-island fantasy.

Kid Friendly Maldives

Although not the obvious choice for families, the Maldives is playground & a number of resorts offer kids’ clubs & family villas.

Hand-picked Resorts

Of the 100-plus resort islands in the Maldives, we’ve hand picked our absolute favourites - there's always an island to suit you.

Accommodation

Adult Only

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Veli is an adults only Indian Ocean Island perfect for romance. The Lagoon is shared with Veli’s sister islands, Anantara Dhigu and Naladhu Maldives and the facilities across the three island are accessible to Veli guests. The island bungalows are situated over water and have direct access to the lagoon.

At A Glance

  • Adults Only
  • Multitude of water sports
  • Spice Spoons cookery school

Family Friendly

Ja Manafaru

JA Manafaru is situated on a 35-acre private island within the Maldives. 

It's an all villa resort comprised of beach and overwater villas including two-bedroom and three-bedroom options, each of which has a private pool and terrace. There are two resort pools, a spa, a fitness centre and a water sports centre.

At A Glance

  • Infinity pool & tropical garden
  • Castaway experience
  • Watersports Centre

Private Villa

Amilla Maldives

Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere of the Baa Atoll, Amilla Maldives is surrounded by white sand and the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. In the local Dhivehi language, Amilla Maldives translates to ‘my island home’. Villas are located over the lagoon, on the beach and amongst the trees.

At A Glance

  • Snorkelling excursions
  • The Javvu Spa
  • Fitness centre

Private Island

Niyama Private Islands

Niyama Private Islands Maldives is an innovative resort comprising of two islands, appropriately named 'Play' and 'Chill'. Niyama’s Villas have private & secluded outdoor areas alongside sumptuous indoor spaces designed to keep guests entertained & relaxed. 'Play' encourages you to do just that - be adventurous.

At A Glance

  • Subsix Underwater Restaurant
  • Dolphin cruises
  • Sports simulation rooms