Some of the most luxurious resorts on the planet are found
scattered across the Maldives
like treasure chests on the world's best map. In fact, so much so
that it can be hard to choose just where to stay (tough gig).
Luckily, the Maldives' luxury resorts cater to every taste.
Southernly Six Senses
Laamu is all about barefoot luxury while lovers of opulent
luxury can revel in blissful solitude at Huvafen
Fushi, which also houses a 65-foot fully staffed Dhoni which
guests can book for everything from a private sunset dinner to
exploring the best dive sites at their own pace. Needless to say,
divine dining, exceptional service (think: your own personal
butler) and the very best dive operations are the norm across the
Liveaboard lovers fear not, cruise the Maldives' atolls, diving
all the best sites, aboard opulent floating five-star hotel the
Seasons Explorer, while the luxurious Scubaspa Ying
and Yang boasts the largest spa in the Maldives.
Families can also breathe a silent sigh of relief as the
Maldives has some truly exceptional offerings for any age. Parents
can decamp the young'uns to clubs that outperform a child's
imagination - from Soneva
Fushi's decked out Den which has everything from a pirate ship
to a lego room and even a chocolate tasting room (one for the
adults too), to Six Senses' Junior Marine Biologist programme and
so many more, all bases are covered.
No matter where you stay, each private island paradise is
located on the doorstop of truly exceptional diving. Learn to dive
in the turquoise lagoons that lap against sandy shores or, if an
advanced diver, dive in the thrilling deep channels separating the
islands, which boast a huge variety of marine life, including
sharks, manta rays and even whale sharks in the southern atolls.
For a truly remarkable experience, COMO
Maalifushi offers the rare opportunity for guests to snorkel
with whale sharks under a blanket of stars at night. The best part?
There's only six people per night so snorkellers can revel in
virtual solitude with the largest fish in the ocean.