With idyllic powder white sands surrounded by aquamarine waters, it is no wonder the Maldives are on many people’s holiday wish list. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or some quality time with the family, seeking relaxation or lots of activities, picking your island resort can be overwhelming. To help you, we have hand-picked some of our favourite resorts in the Maldives.

1. Couples Holidays In The Maldives

Home-working and home-schooling may have taken its toll, so an escape to the Maldives maybe just you need to reconnect with your partner amongst Instagram-able surroundings.

If your idea of a romantic paradise is a small private island, then look no further than Komandoo Island Resort and Spa. This intimate resort does not allow children, making it a popular choice for honeymooners. It is the place to completely unwind with maybe the occasional pampering session in the spa or a visit to the resort’s undersea glass restaurant. Centara Ras Fushi Island Resort is also an adult-only resort, just a 15-minute thrilling speedboat ride from the airport. If you can drag yourself away from the dreamy setting of the villas, there are many watersports to try together.

2. Family Holidays In The Maldives

The best time to travel to the Maldives is from November to April so why not escape the winter blues with a family holiday at Christmas, February half-term or Easter?

Cocoon Resort is a family-friendly resort. After a thrilling 30-minute sea plane flight, relax in a spacious Family Beach Villa. The friendly staff at the Cultural Club will keep the younger members of the family entertained with treasure hunts, sandcastle building and coconut painting. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives provides excellent value for money as it includes most activities, drinks, meals, even midnight snacks (just don’t tell the parents!). There are lots of sporting activities for all the family including snorkelling, water polo and beach volleyball. Look out for the resort’s family special offers available over the school holidays.

3. Active Holidays In The Maldives

Many resorts offer land-based sports, however no trip to the Maldives would be complete without checking its colourful underwater world whether it’s a snorkel straight from the beach or a dive in search of whale sharks and manta rays.

One of the largest resorts in the Maldives, LUX* South Ari Atoll is perfect for those seeking more than relaxation on the beach. Windsurfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and tennis are just some of the activities on offer. There are also 37 dive sites including two wrecks to explore under expert guidance from the resort’s PADI dive school. For the adventurous, night dives can also be arranged. Bandos Island Resort has one of the longest established PADI dive centres in the Indian Ocean as well as flood-lit tennis courts, a fitness suite and a water sports centre offering everything from parasailing to banana-boat rides. They also have lots of excursions to keep you busy including visits to the capital Malé, night fishing, and glass-bottom boat trips.

4. Relaxing Holidays In The Maldives

Let’s face it, we’ve all had quite a challenging couple of years, so why not escape and completely unwind on the beaches of the Maldives?

We love Reethi Beach Resort located in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It’s a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ setting with villas built using natural materials, nestled in tropical foliage and just steps from the beach. You can’t help but relax with a pampering session at the resort’s Coconut Spa. Kooddoo Resort & Spa Maldives by Mercure has stylish villas on the beach or over the water. If you don’t want to venture far then some even have their own private pools. The Suvadiva Spa offers a range of treatments including the appropriately named Tranquility Massage.

5. All-Inclusive Holidays In The Maldives

As the world slowly reopens post-pandemic, there are plenty of holiday destinations competing for your business. The Maldive Islands are no exception and, as a result, there are some wonderful all-inclusive special offers.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi has packed pretty much everything into their all-inclusive package. As well as meals and drinks, they also throw in a sunset cruise, a trip to look for dolphins and a weekly cooking and cocktail making demonstration. Similarly, Atmosphere Kanifushi includes meals, premium wines, a stocked mini bar in your villa, twice-daily snorkel excursions, plus discounts at the spa and dive centre.

6. Luxury Holidays In The Maldives

Many resorts have a choice of accommodation so paying for an upgrade for an overwater villa may be the extra bit of comfort you are looking for. However, there are also some wonderful luxurious resorts scattered throughout the Maldives.

A member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is set on 20 acres of tropical paradise and surrounded by pristine white sands. Choose from staying steps from the beach or in a water villa where you can enter the ocean directly from your overwater patio. From the moment you arrive by sea plane to Conrad Rangali Island you know you are in for a luxurious treat. With a choice of sunrise or sunset views, the sumptuous villas stretch across two islands. There are lots of dining options, whether it is lobster and Champagne on the beach or dining with the fish at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. There’s even an underground wine cellar boasting some 18,000 bottles.


Wherever you decide to stay, you can be assured you will have memories to last a lifetime from your time in paradise. Need further information? Do get in touch with our Maldives experts who can not only create a trip of a lifetime they will also let you know of our very latest special offers.