The epitome of the word “vacation”, Maldives has been a popular tourist destination for decades. With postcard picture perfection, the aquamarine waters create a spectacular backdrop for the white, sandy beaches and colourful flora that grace the lands. Even the most weary traveller can find serenity and self-indulgence on the warm sands of a Maldives beach.
The Maldives boasts well over 100 hotels situated on private islands. Each hotel has its own uniqueness, but all come with the comforting atmosphere and friendly staff that the area is known for. It's not difficult to find a hotel with an on-site spa, or one that offers a variety of activities like snorkeling or yoga classes – there's sure to be a hotel with all your needs in mind. To help you narrow down the options, we've come up with a list of 5 hotels that we think are perfect for you.
The Naladhu is found on its own private island and offers the perfect vacation hideaway experience with 19 villas. The Ocean Pool Villa, Ocean House with Pool, and Beach House with Pool all provide the perfect environment for relaxation and tranquillity.
If you're heading to the Southern part of Maldives, the Shangri-La Villingili is the obvious choice. Book a villa over the water or one nestled into the trees of the island. Pool villas provide you with a spectacular view of the mangrove and come with an infinity pool. While you're there to relax, don't be surprised to find yourself wrapped up in Maldives culture.
This private coral island is thriving with marine life and the 5-star resort can be found on the Lankanfushi island in the Malé Atoll. The villas on water create a harmonious environment with nature and include a sundeck with an uncompromising view of the sea.
Simplicity is the theme of this peaceful little island and the focus is on relaxation in each of the 36 villas. The atmosphere is comfortable and clean, and there are basic conveniences like air conditioning, WiFi, and telephone, but you may have difficulty finding a television. On Mirihi Island, nobody wants to stay inside.
A little whimsy can be found in the villas on Cocoa Island, in the shape of traditional wood fishing boats. A stay in one of these dhoni villas or in one of the COMO Villas includes spa facilities, including hydrotherapy. Cocoa Island is also said to have the most beautiful lagoon in the Maldives.
There's no substitute for luxury and Maldives is the place to be for becoming one with the essence of nature's tranquility.