Maldives Hotels & Resorts

Where to Stay in Maldives

Elsewhere in the world, you are what you wear. But in the Maldives, where clothing is often kept to a minimum, a better adage would be: you are where you stay.

All the Maldives resorts are self-contained. Everything needed is brought in from the outside world, and in the vast majority of cases there is nothing on the island apart from the resort.

As a result, rates will most often include all meals, or at least half board. Prices can vary wildly, depending on the type and design of facilities. Obviously top properties like Four Seasons and One & Only are going to command a greater financial outlay, one that most guests would agree is more than worth it. But note that at more economically priced properties, the sun, sand and sea are pretty much the same as at the high-end ones.

One major factor in choosing a resort is its distance from the airport, and from local attractions. Until Gan International Airport lives up to its name, visitors from abroad will continue to have to use Malé as their entry and exit point.
Dedicated divers who will want to cruise around the top sites are advised to pick a resort within striking distance. The same goes for surfers.

The hotels in Malé are in no way a match for the resorts on the outlying islands, and there are very few reasons to stay overnight in the capital.

Current Hot Deals in Maldives

Centara Island Resort
Great Family Vacations
US$ 741
Anantara Veli Resort
Anantare Breeze
US$ 847
Sheraton Maldives
Beachfront Deluxe
US$ 489
( = Recommended Hotels)

Addu Atoll Hotels

Shangri-Las Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives  

Baa Atoll Hotels

Soneva Fushi  

Haa Ali Fu Atoll Hotels

JA Manafaru  

Lhaviyani Atoll Hotels

Palm Beach Resort & Spa Maldives  

Male (Capital Island) Hotels

Marble Hotel Maldives  
Newtown Inn  
Hotel Octave Maldives  
Sala Boutique Hotel  
The Somerset Hotel  
DeMal Orchid Hotel  
Traders Hotel Male  
UI INN Hulhumale  
Hotel Pallazo Male  

Noonu Atoll Hotels

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi  

North Ari Atoll Hotels

Nika Island Resort and Spa  
W Retreat & Spa - Maldives  

North Male Atoll Hotels

Baros Maldives  
Bibee Maldives  
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa  
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives  
Askani Thulusdhoo Guesthouse  

Raa Atoll Hotels

Loama Resorts Maldives at Maamigili  

South Ari Atoll Hotels

LUX Maldives  
TME Retreats Dhigurah  
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives  

Vaavu Atoll Hotels

Vaali Beach Lodge Maldives  


Honeymooner Information

While honeymooners are quite capable of organising their own entertainment just about anywhere with very few accessories, doing a little research can ensure the first couple of weeks of being Mr and Mrs are absolute perfection. Here's a checklist.

  • Are honeymoon packages available? These may include a good rate together with add-ons such as a bouquet of flowers, sparkling wine or Champagne, and spa treatments.
  • Take a close look at the accommodation. Extra large bathrooms are delicious for lingering. Steps down to the sea from your villa add to the thrill of a private dip.
  • How much privacy is there from nearby accommodation - how far apart are the villas? If there's a garden, is there a fence separating it from next door? Newly built resorts will not have so much luxuriant vegetation as those that have been in business for some years.

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