Stay in a luxury hotel in the Maldives on a private island with Small Luxury Hotels of the World for tropical, barefoot bliss. Snorkel in lagoons with parrotfish and baby sharks, or take a seaplane tour of atolls and picnic on virgin islands.
Luxury beaches in the Maldives
Abandon your shoes for an entire holiday and feel the soft, white power underfoot on pristine beaches on Velassaru and Naladhu islands. You can walk just metres from the beach to the reef for shallow dives or snorkels on Baros island. Chilled lobster and champagne are brought to your candlelit table on the beach under swaying palm trees at a boutique resort on Bodu Hithi.
Luxury things to do in the Maldives
The crew waits on you hand and foot when you cruise around North and South Malé Atoll’s uninhabited islands on a white-sailed Maldivian dhoni. Cast off for giant game like trevally jack and grouper on a luxury reef casting expedition, or skim the turquoise Indian Ocean as you sail a catamaran. The narrow streets of the capital Malé lead to the white 17th-century Grand Friday Mosque with its royal tombs and National Museum set in a sultan’s palace.
Traditional dhoni boats bring the fresh catch of the day for your local seafood feast with dishes like fish and coconut curry and yellow fin tuna. Chefs on private islands prepare world cuisine like Hokkien noodles and tempura in open waterfront kitchens, and mixed grills of tiger prawns and creole-spiced reef fish sizzle on beach barbecues.
Choose a luxury hotel in the Maldives with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and enjoy desert island indulgences like sunset cocktails in a private infinity pool. Enjoy top-to-toe treatments in a boutique spa on Baros, around-the-clock butler service at water residences on Bodu Hithi and beach yoga at a cabana-style hideaway on Veligandu Huraa.