Maldives holiday is something one must experience at least once in a lifetime.
No matter what types of Maldives holidays you choose or which resorts you stay, three things are certain: blue sky blessed with abundant sunshine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise blue water.
A complete Maldives holiday should include the following components:
- Stay in a picture perfect Maldives resort
- Enjoy the breathtaking underwater scenery of the Maldives with diving or snorkeling
- Indulge in a wonderful spa treatment
- Make your taste buds tingle with excellent food
Maldives is unique for its “One Island, One Resort” concept, of which only one resort is established on each island. So a Maldives holiday is more about the island or resort that you choose. The right choice of resort in Maldives is vital since it is not possible to leave and go down the street to another resort if the selected one doesn’t suit. I have written a Maldives Resort Guide which lists all the factors that you need to consider in picking the right resort. I have also shortlisted some of the Best Maldives Resorts based on online reviews, resort websites and my personal experience.
Maldives Holiday for Honeymoon
If you are looking for a perfect honeymoon destination, there is no better place than Maldives. Maldives offers complete privacy, absolute tranquility and the most luxurious water villas in the world. Nowhere else can be considered in the same league of Maldives. Couples in search of accommodation that oozes romance will not be left disappointed!
I had my honeymoon in Maldives in May 2012 and it was really amazingly wonderful. If you want to learn more about my honeymoon, you may go to Cocoa Island and Gili Lankanfushi. Also, you may take a look at the best Maldives Resorts for honeymoon of my choice.
Maldives Holiday for Family
If you go with your kids to Maldives, it’s better to pick a big island as it usually offers facilities and activities specially for children as well as babysitting service. Island Hideaway Spa Resort & Marina is one of the resorts that features with a kids club. I have shortlisted some Maldives Resorts suitable for family.
The most common activity in a Maldives holiday is doing nothing but relaxing and getting away from it all. But if you want more, there are actually a lot of activities you can choose from.
Maldives is known worldwide as the divers’ paradise. Do mark a dive on your activity list when you plan your Maldives holiday. If you like seeing fishes and corals but you do not feel comfortable with diving, snorkeling is a must-do activity during your Maldives holiday. Unlike other places, it is just so easy to spot rays, sharks and sea turtles in Maldives by snorkeling.
Other water sports include banana tube rides, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and wind surfing. You can also join various excursions like big game fishing, sandbank picnic and dolphin cruise.
The more sporting-minded can enjoy a game of tennis, volleyball or football on the sand, attend a yoga class, jog along the beach, bicycle along the island, or work-out at the fitness centre. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, which is one of the biggest resorts in Maldives, even offers a 9-hole recreational golf course, the first of its kind in Maldives.
If you want to add an extra layer to the experience of your Maldives holiday, you can consider a seaplane journey. It puts Maldives’ unique geography into perspective through cottony layers of cloud and you get stunning views of the atolls. Check out the list of my recommended Resorts by Seaplane.
A spa retreat is something you should not miss in your Maldives holiday. If indulging in the ultimate rejuvenation of your mind and body and achieving total peace and tranquility is your idea of heaven, a luxurious Maldives spa retreat has it all. Spa treatment rooms come with spectacular ocean views and serve up glass floor panels allowing you to see fishes swim by while pampering your body and soul. You may take a look at the Spa Resorts of my choice.
Another highlight of a Maldives holiday is the topnotch quality of the food. Maldives resorts offer diverse international cuisine including oriental, Indian, Mediterranean and continental ones. If you are a seafood lover, this could be the nearest thing to heaven.
Most Maldives resort restaurants are set on seaside with extraordinary settings. You can enjoy the gentle breezes of the Indian Ocean while being served with your exceptional dinner. If you want a more unique dining experience, various dining options can be arranged including in-villa romantic candlelit dinner, dining on the beach or private dinner on a secluded island.
Moreover, you may consider the two undersea restaurants in Maldives. The first one is Ithaa, the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, which is located at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The second one is Sea, which is located at Anantara Kihavah Villas.
Best Maldives Resorts
- Mirihi Island Resort
- Cocoa Island by COMO
- Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
- Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
- One&Only Reethi Rah
- Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
- Island Hideaway Spa, Resort & Marina
- Baros Maldives
- W Retreat & Spa Maldives
- Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa
- Anantara Kihavah Villas
- Six Senses Laamu
- Angsana Velavaru
- Angsana Ihuru