Hotels in the Maldives
The Maldives doesn’t need too much of an introduction; most avid and discerning travellers are already familiar with the magnificent travel brochure-like Instagram pictures that beautifully showcase the destination’s idyllic tropical surrounds, unbelievably perfect soft, white sandy beaches lined by palm trees and the hypnotising lagoons that sparkle in dazzling hues of blue. Not to mention the stunning hotels in the Maldives that offer even the most particular guests sublime holiday havens, fringed by lush jungle-like gardens that add to the unbelievable appeal of these magnificent hotels.
Interestingly enough, the gorgeous destination of the Maldives, made up of over 1000 small islands grouped into 26 atolls, has only fairly recently piqued the interest of travellers. Tourism in the Maldives only really began in 1972, when the first hotel in the Maldives was launched and it has since grown into a highly sought after holiday destination. Since its evolution from unknown tropical gem with one hotel to must-visit bucket list oasis, it now has almost 1000 different accommodation options to choose from which range from small family-owned bungalows and rental properties to B&Bs, inns, beach cottages, lodges and of course, the exclusive private-island resorts, for which the Maldives has become famous for.
To ensure that it remains a coveted holiday destination, drawing in people from around the world, the hotels in the Maldives are constantly looking for ways to grow their services and offerings while still keeping exclusivity, unparalleled luxury, novel offerings and signature surprises at their core to delight and thrill guests enjoying the holiday of their lifetime.
Here’s what you need to know about hotels in the Maldives:
There is virtually no end to the exceptional array of hotels in the Maldives
The Maldives is undoubtedly one of the top destinations in the world, with its spectacular surrounds, perfect year-round temperatures and golden beaches, it’s truly heaven on earth. One of the major draw cards, besides its exquisite beauty, is the phenomenal array of accommodation that can be found here—many of the establishments here are unlike anything you can experience elsewhere.
The list of hotels in the Maldives includes those that have underwater, aquarium-like restaurants or rooms, overwater villas and private beach villas that boast their own pools, all of which are fitted with the finest furnishings and all the modern day comforts you could wish for—a holiday at virtually any of the luxury hotels in the Maldives (which are spread like gems across the entire destination) promises to be sublime. What’s more, many of the world’s finest hotel brands, including Sun Resorts, can be found in the Maldives.
Many of the hotels in the Maldives unravel along their own private islands
While the Maldives is made up of many coral islands, only some 200 are actually inhabited, many of which are inhabited by high-end resorts that unfurl along the incredible private islands on which they are built (and some, like Kanuhura, are actually made up of multiple islands). These resorts are only accessible by ferry or seaplane which makes for a truly extraordinary experience from the get-go, one that sets the tone for a unique and utterly remarkable Maldives holiday.
These islands are typically surrounded by house reefs which provide divers and snorkellers with incredible coral gardens, the perfect natural aquariums for those eager to explore the wonderful underwater world. The gorgeous reef-protected lagoons here act as warm, natural swimming pools—perfect for sun worshippers and water babies alike.
Everything you could possibly wish for can be found on the resort islands
The luxury resorts and hotels in the Maldives have spared no expense or luxury in the creation of their dreamlike hotels. Here, guests can find virtually anything they need to ensure they have the holiday of their dreams. Exceptional suites built to maximise on the surrounding natural beauty, restaurants of all varieties (from fusion fine-dining to local Maldivian fare), shops, coffee shops and delis, bars, diving schools and lounges can all be found on the islands. They also often offer unique dining and gastronomic experiences (a private dinner served “dig in” style on the beach, for example) and activity programmes which offer everything from novel classes to tournaments, sundowners, evening entertainment and parties. The shops offer a range of basic necessities (such as sunscreen) as well as souvenirs and much more.
You often get more than you expect
While the Maldives is not considered a “cheap” destination, travellers looking to watch their spending can opt to travel in the low-season where extraordinary specials at some of the world’s finest resorts are often offered. Specials aside, guests will probably find that they get so much more than they expect from their hotels in the Maldives. Due to the nature of the resort islands, different board bases are offered (and encouraged), and with these bases, so much (more than you imagine) is typically included. Overwater villas often come with complimentary bicycles to help you move around the island, non-motorised water sports are usually offered on a complimentary basis, certain villas will include butler services, and unique in-room surprises and treats (like high teas) are often part and parcel of a stay at the resorts. Here, everyone is treated like a VIP.
You can expect only the finest world-class facilities
Many of the luxury hotels in the Maldives strive to ensure that no guest is left wanting for any reason. The facilities offered here are nothing short of world-class, from unique luxury spas and sensational restaurants and bars* to extraordinary in-room facilities, fitness centres, exceptional free WiFi and much more, you can rest assured all your needs will be met at the top hotels in the Maldives.
Kanuhura is the perfect island getaway
Our flagship five-star resort Kanuhura, located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, is everything gypsetters could dream of for the perfect barefoot holiday in paradise. Recently renovated in a sublime gypset style (wonderfully bohemian with a sophisticated flair), this mesmerising hotel quite literally has it all. From boho beachside bars and sophisticated restaurants to magical signature experiences, excellent service and some of the best facilities and accommodation around, you can’t go wrong with a stay in the Maldives at this incredible resort.
*Being a Muslim country, the only place that alcohol can be found is at the resorts and hotels.