The Maldives is a captivating chain of atolls surrounded by a turquoise ocean, they epitomise pure escapism. The islands have reached an extraordinary level of refinement and are home to some of the most beautiful, chic and relaxing hotels on earth.
The Maldives consist of a group of 1,200 islands lying in the Indian Ocean, they stretch from the south-western tip of India all the way to the Equator. They cover an area of 90,000 square kilometres (about 36,000 square miles) yet less than 0.5 percent of this is dry land. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited. Until the arrival of tourism, fishing was the main occupation in this nation of seafarers.
Today the Maldives offers a wonderful selection of world class luxury resorts with sensational service. Choose between rustic hideaways that are the very definition of barefoot luxury or international resorts with plenty of experiences. Many properties boast suites that are stilted above the lagoons, most include world-class scuba diving and spa treatments on their menus, and all serve a delightful blend of east-meets-west cuisine, enhanced by discreet but friendly service.
The weather is at its driest and hottest in the Maldives from November to April, there is only the occasional shower. Between May and November (especially May and June), the south-west monsoon brings wind, rain and high humidity. The tropical climate here means that the temperature rarely falls below 25ºC or goes much above 35 ºC.
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Ideal for those who want one of the Maldives most luxurious properties with an exceptional level of style, sophistication and privacy.View details >
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru combines the same standards of Four Seasons excellence with the kind of beauty only nature can create.View details >
The resort is private and intimate, all of the villas are over the water, there is a gourmet restaurant and an award winning Shambhala Retreat Spa – all on one of the least developed atolls in the...View details >
Huvafen Fushi is in North Malé Atoll of the Maldives. Your Maldives experience begins with a breathtaking 30-minute speed boat ride from the Male international airport.View details >
Sitting just 56 kilometres north of the Equator in the heart of one of the largest and deepest atolls in the Maldives, Gaafu Alifu; the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is a haven of undisturbed natural...View details >
A 35 minute flight from the international airport at Male, followed by a short speedboat journey, allows guests to experience a birds eye view of the beautiful Maldives archipelago.View details >