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Maldives Resorts: How to Choose the Best One?

Updated on May 23, 2013

The coral islands of Maldives have earned luxury destination tag in world tourist circuit; indicating this place is meant for tourists with overstuffed wallets. When compared to other tropical islands in south and southeastern Asia, accommodation rates at Maldives resorts are inflated, making one wonder why tourists choose to visit Maldives. To understand this, we need to dive a bit more deeper.

Why is Maldives popular?

Maldives is an archipelago of about 1,200 coral islands gathered into 26 atolls. Of these, just 200 islands are populated by locals. Almost a hundred more islands are occupied by Maldives resorts, each resort sitting on a separate island or in some instances more than one (Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort is built on Rangali and Rangalifinothu Islands.) This translates to complete seclusion, privacy and tranquility for resort guests. Here, guests need not compete with tourists for a beach strip to relax. As these islands and beaches are maintained by Maldives resorts and exclusively used by their guests, cleanliness is guaranteed. And, they are free of vendors. Rising popularity of Maldives resorts prove that international tourists are willing to spend their hard-earned money to enjoy hassle-free vacation in this tropical paradise.

What are the types of holiday accommodation available in Maldives?

Despite its reputation as an ultra-luxury tourist destination, Maldives has accommodation in varied price ranges. However, unlike resorts in the region, Maldives resorts are priced higher. While budget accommodation here is anything priced less than 100 USD, mid-budget accommodation come in the range of 100 – 300 USD.

Maldives resortsare classified into groups based on features and activities they offer. In upscale resorts, you can expect personalized service, state-of-the-art devices, designer furniture and gourmet food. Ideal for romantic getaways, these are typically located in remote islands, reachable only by seaplanes provided by resorts. Overwater villas built on stilts over lagoon are the most coveted of accommodations at these luxury resorts.

Kaafu in Maldives is home to numerous mid-budget holiday resorts designed primarily for visiting families. Easily accessible from capital Male, these resorts are large and come with excellent facilities and services. While these mid-range resorts ensure clean and comfortable living space, they are not in the same league as super-luxury resorts in opulence and privacy.

Low-budget accommodations are available on larger atolls like Addu Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, Kaafu Atoll, Dhaalu Atoll, South and North Male Atoll. These inns and B&Bs are frequented by solo travelers seeking adventure and diving experience.

Diving enthusiasts come to Maldives to enjoy its excellent dive sites. To make it convenient to them, there are dive resorts close to dive sites. While on-site facilities are not great, these resorts provide all support for divers to enjoy their time underwater. Most of these resorts cater to tourists with specific nationality.

A few more tips…

If you have time and finances to afford a luxury resort in one of the remote islands, then go for it. Seaplane transfers are expensive and may require overnight stay at the airport, adding to the expense. If you are choosing a dive resort, choose one that caters to your nationality. Or else, you might face problem in communication.


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    • hoteltravel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Thailand

      Maldives is one of those few places on earth that looks better than in pictures. Thanks Express 10 for stopping by and commenting.

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      H C Palting 

      7 years ago from East Coast

      The Maldives have been on my radar for years and you had me at the first awesome picture. Thanks for the great hub.

    • hoteltravel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Thailand

      TYVM for voting and sharing, mbyL. As alocsin said, climate change is threatening to wipe the islands off the map. Sad, but true.

    • hoteltravel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Thailand

      Alocsin, the jury is still out on that one. If it is true, this gives us all the more reason to visit the place now. Thanks for the votes and sharing.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 

      7 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Wonderful hub. Now I really want to go to the Maldives. Useful and Voting it Up + socially sharing!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Some beautiful photos of the resorts. But isn't this country disappearing because of global warming? Voting this Up and Useful and SHARED.


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