Our luxury holidays in the Maldives epitomise the escapist idyll: powdery white beaches, turquoise water and coral reefs teeming with sea life.

Why travel to the Maldives

Experience your very own Robinson Crusoe hideaway with the help of Destination Experts.
Every resort is on its own private island, which means that you’re not really going to a country at all, but straight to your island hideaway. And with each having its own character and quirks, it is crucial to understand those nuances between the resorts, before working out which one is right for you. We can guide you to find the best island for you, depending on whether you’re on your honeymoon, a family getaway or travelling with friends.

We have spent a lot of time seeing and staying at all of the different properties in the Maldives, understanding what makes them tick and what their pluses and minuses are. This enables us to match the right island or combination of islands to your style, taste and the particular experience that you’re looking for.

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KEY FACTS
CURRENCY

Maldivian Rufiyaa

LANGUAGE

Dhivehi

TIME ZONE

GMT +05:00

TIPPING

10%

PEAK TIME

December - March

USEFUL PHRASES

Hello – Assalaamu alaikum
Please – Adhes kohfa
Thank you – Shukuriyaa
You're welcome – Maruhabaa
Excuse me – Ma-aaf kurey
I'm sorry – Ma-aafu kurey

COLDEST MONTH

Same all year
28°C on average

HOTTEST MONTH

Same all year

SUSTAINABILITY

We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Our highlights in The Maldives

Our Destination Expert’s Top Tip

Don’t try and figure out the islands on your own, each one is different and its best to speak to an expert to determine which island is the best for you.

Venetia Stanely

Specialises in

Asia, Middle East + Australasia
Did you know

The Maldives is home to the world’s first underwater parliament.

Geographical insight

The Maldives is the lowest country in the world, with its highest point being only 2.3 meters above sea level.

Where to stay

Best resorts in The Maldives

Browse our hand-picked selection of some of the most luxurious resorts The Maldives has to offer.

Six Senses, Laamu

Six Senses Laamu has a lovely, laid-back rustic feel, while still being extremely luxurious and very comfortable. The villas are all spacious and well designed, with all the modern comforts and fantastic views onto pristine beaches or over the crystal-clear sea.

There are four restaurants on the island, including Japanese, Italian and an organic grill, which is suspended over the vegetable gardens. We can recommend many incredible experiences, such as scuba-diving, snorkelling, fishing, desert island picnics, spa treatments, sailing, surfing, cookery classes, open-air cinema, marine conservation, sunrise yoga and much more.

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Soneva Fushi

Without doubt one of our favourite Maldivian islands, Soneva Fushi lies in a pristine corner of the Baa Atoll. An excellent choice for families and couples alike to create incredible memories.

Food is consistently elaborate from taking a zipline to dine in the treetops to your own private castaway style picnic with a private chef. The hotel has a contemporary and modern feel yet remains understated; the overwater villas are some of the largest of their kind in the world with around the clock butler service. The Soneva Stars programme is exclusive and features an ever-changing calendar of experts from Michelin-starred chefs to sporting legends.

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Joali, Raa Atoll

The style of this island is contemporary, sophisticated and playful, with exceptional service, an unpretentious yet spoiling atmosphere and a world-class culinary offering. Villas and rooms are extremely comfortable, with incredible attention to detail.

It is the uninterrupted views that really make the most of this incredible, remote location – the sunsets are jaw-dropping. The spa is stunning and there is a great gym and wellness centre, kids club and tennis courts. We can arrange for you to set sail on a yacht, explore in a private speedboat, embark on a snorkelling or scuba-diving expedition, or enjoy a wonderful private picnic in a stunning spot.

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Vakkaru, Baa Atoll

Without doubt one of our favourite Maldivian islands, Vakkaru lies in a pristine corner of the Baa Atoll. An excellent choice for families and couples alike, enjoy completely uninterrupted views from every vantage point and one of the greenest, lushest environments in all the Maldives.

The hotel has a contemporary and modern feel, yet remains understated; the overwater and beach villas are well designed, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass, and the food is consistently excellent, with lots of variety, including Japanese, Southeast Asian, Italian and a modern grill restaurant focusing on freshly caught sustainable fish.

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What our clients say

"It was wonderful working with Flora at cazenove+loyd. She helped make our honeymoon to Sri Lanka and The Maldieves a seamless and truly unforgettable experience. It was seamless from start to end and there was almost nothing we had to worry about which was perfect for this type of vacation. We will certaily ask Flora for help in the future! Thanks so much!"

What our clients say

"I was totally drawn to the unique ethos and ambience of the resort, which is elegant but super relaxed. We hardly wore shoes ever, and it was so great to have our own personalised bicycles to get around between the various centres. The food was outstanding in every restaurant."

What our clients say

"I just wanted to say, as I always do, what an utterly wonderful experience this was for us, and how very glad I am that we had the courage to make the trip. I adored my villa No. 18 at the Six Senses resort, looking out to sea, and the design and construction on different levels and within and outdoor spaces, created such a wonderful sense of an adventure hideaway."

What our clients say

"We would all go back tomorrow - can’t praise it higher than that."

Chat to an expert to start planning your trip

Get in touch and one of our luxury travel experts will answer any questions you may have and help create your dream tailor-made holiday.

Flora Sweeting
Venetia Stanley
Charlotte Winter
Auriole Potter

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