Across the regions of the world that we feature there is no standardised classification and grading of hotels, therefore we have used the hotel’s own rating if an official rating is not available. It is important to note that this is not an exact science and standards can vary quite dramatically from one country to another. However, we do believe that it will serve as a useful indicator.
To help you find your ideal accommodation we have listed our hotels and resorts as follows:
Blanketed under infinite skies and fringed by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean is the private paradise island home of The Residence, where a traditional Maldivian experience awaits.
Shimmering turquoise waters, swaying coconut trees, indigenous blooms and pure white sand are waiting to be discovered at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.
A truly unforgettable experience awaits guests at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi - a little piece of paradise at the heart of Noonu Atoll.
Sleek and contemporary, JA Manafaru Maldives is the perfect setting for both families and couples to enjoy their time in paradise. Experience luxury in the inimitable style - effortlessly chic while maintaining the charm and tradition that is indigenous to the islands.
Located south of the equator on Villingili Island, on the southern-most tip of Addu Atoll, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa offers guests a stylish and luxurious experience in a spacious, and boutique-style environment.
Kanuhura is a welcoming island retreat, a unique all-villa resort where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated. The island setting is breath-taking and provides a beautiful, tropical backdrop for a world of easy-going elegance, blissfully free of schedules, routines and cares.
Situated on what is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world, this resort combines the Crusoe Chic Barefoot elegance of a deluxe resort with the highest standards of Constance Hotels Experience.
Step into paradise and cast away in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean on the pristine Fesdu Island at W Retreat and Spa - an idyllic retreat and exotic playground.
Located on the Ihuru Island in North Malé Atoll, 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé, romance is always in the air at Angsana Ihuru where seclusion and privacy comes as standard.
Filitheyo Island Resort is a dreamlike resort of swaying palms, lush vegetation and soft white sand, situated on the northern reef of the Lhaviyani Atoll - a region well-known for its abundant sea life.
The natural, sand walkways thread through the private island of Bodu Hithi. Fringed by white sandy beaches and coconut trees and surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, this tropical paradise is home to Coco Bodu Hithi.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a luxury island sanctuary located on the exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the world.
PER AQUUM Niyama is an edgy, modern resort that offers guests more than a romantic Maldivian escape, balancing tranquillity with a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun.
A luxurious hideaway in an intimate setting, Constance Halaveli is a haven of relaxation in overwhelming peacefulness.
Inspiring an unforgettable Maldives adventure on a private coral island that is fringed with white sand and crystal water with palm thatched bungalows washed by the warm gentle turquoise sea.
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is situated on the northern reef of the Lhaviyani Atoll, a region well-known for its abundant sea life.
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu Atoll, towards the south of the Maldives archipelago.
Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef has all the exotic ocean views and dramatic sunsets that are synonymous with any Maldives holiday.
Magical, intimate and an exclusive haven of serenity, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is an enchanting tropical hideaway on the private Dhuni Kolhu Island.
Jumeirah Vittaveli is a magical luxury Maldives holiday destination that indulges and delights from arrival.
Located on Lankanfushi Island on North Malé Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi is truly unique as the first all over water villa resort in the Maldives.
In the world of Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort, guests experience mesmerising beauty far from the pressures of modern life. Traditional Maldivian architecture creates an informal and inviting atmosphere with unparalleled levels of service at this luxury Maldives resort.
PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi Retreat is dedicated to sustainable development while delivering an unsurpassable holiday experience.
The exclusive island hideaway of Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru allows guests to experience the natural world in a luxurious resort setting. Snorkel with turtles, manta rays and whale sharks or join pioneering conservation projects in the Marine Discovery Centre.
With 12 powder soft, white beaches, One&Only Reethi Rah is a truly unique hideaway that offers guests extraordinary privacy within this 44-hectare island.
r waters of a secluded lagoon, the afternoon unwinding at the Anantara Spa and the evening watching the sun set while relaxing in a hammock.
An irresistible haven for water sport lovers, the adults-only Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is home to some of the Maldives' most sought-after diving spots within a 20-minute Dhoni ride.
The ultimate divers paradise, OBLU by Atmosphere boasts an exotic house reef and superb channel diving just metres from the shoreline.
Resting within the crystal clear waters of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort offers a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury.
Surrounded by sparkling azure waters and emerald green palms, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a barefoot paradise offering the perfect island escape.
Surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and a beautiful, expansive turquoise lagoon is Kanifushi Island - home to Atmosphere Kanifushi, a 5 Star Premium All Inclusive resort offering some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the Maldives.
The luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is gloriously set on two islands and with the chance to dine beneath the waves and discover breath-taking marine life, this resort offers the ideal Maldivian escape.
Adopting the motto 'No news, no shoes' and having a philosophy of 'Intelligent Luxury', Soneva Fushi offers the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience.
The island of Huvahendhoo is home to Lily Beach Resort & Spa, a luxurious paradise that enjoys a fantastic reputation for its unspoiled beaches, lush tropical vegetation and exotic house-reef.
Dusit Thani Maldives blends graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives, just 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé.
Nestled on a beautiful island full of tropical greenery, LUX* South Ari Atoll caters for all the family with a host of child friendly services and facilities.
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is an exclusive luxury resort located in the North Maldives, perfect for those looking for tranquillity, comfort & privacy amidst the tropical beauty of the Maldivian Atolls.
The essence of the Maldives is defined at Baros Maldives, a small coral island surrounded by white sands and a thriving house reef, set in a shimmering blue lagoon. Lush with mature palm trees and tropical vegetation, this is a paradise island dream come true.
Amidst the exotic turquouse hues of South Malé Atoll lies the tranquil island of Maadhoo, home to OZEN by Atmosphere. The contemporary style and overall ambience of the resort complements the naturally blessed surroundings of the island offering pure exotic indulgence.
A famed location for turtle nesting with its own Marine Laboratory, Angsana Velavaru’s lagoon treasures are yours to explore
Set among crystal clear lagoons and lush tropical gardens, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is a small, intimate tropical oasis with an air of rustic charm.
The Maldives consist of a myriad of little islands, about two hundred of which are inhabited, and these are engulfed into twenty-six natural atolls. They straddle the equator with the appearance of a garland of little gems haphazardly abandoned on the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Each resort has a shallow yet brilliant blue lagoon and is surrounded by a coral reef. The islands themselves are blessed with relatively deserted beaches of the softest powder-white sand, with a backdrop of gently swaying palms. Below the ocean is a world apart, a truly amazing kaleidoscope of over nine hundred species of exotic fish inhabiting the crystal clear waters. The splendours of the underwater life include turtles, sharks, dolphins, whales, stingrays, moray eels and manta rays. If you are seeking the ultimate in exclusive island hideaways, then the Maldives are for you.
Transfers: Depending upon the location island, your transfer from Malé airport will either be by seaplane or speedboat, both of which will be on a shared basis. Please note that seaplanes only operate during daylight hours. Please check the "At a Glance" for each hotel to determine the mode of transfer.
|Location:||In the Indian Ocean, south-west of Sri Lanka||Vaccinations:||None compulsory, contact your doctor|
|Size:||116 miles square miles||Flying Time:||Approximately 11 hours flying time from UK/Ireland|
|Population:||270,000 (25% live in Malé, the capital)||Telephone Code:||+960|
|Local Time:||GMT + 5 hours||Electricity:||220/240 volts|
|Visa:||30-day visa issued free on arrival||UK/Irish Tourist Office:||+ 44 (0) 208 237 7979|
|Currency:||Maldivian Rufiyaa (MRF)||Website:||Visit Maldives|
*Weather patterns are unpredictable and this data should be used as a guide only. Rainfall data is per month.