With no two islands quite the same, choosing your perfect Maldivian paradise can be a difficult challenge!

While obviously differing in shape and size, the atolls of the Maldives also have a multitude of different resorts to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a sustainable stay in barefoot luxury, or a multi-generational Maldivian getaway, there is a slice of paradise for every type of traveller…

For The Romance Seeker

From paradisal proposals to dream honeymoons, the Maldives is a long-standing destination for romance. Somewhat secluded from the world, it’s perfect for couples looking to escape and revel in only each others company. Comprised of three islands, Kanuhura immerses couples in a limitless list of unique experiences, guaranteeing time to reconnect; we highly recommend the short boat ride to the resort’s deserted island, Masleggihura, for a gourmet picnic in total solitude. Alternatively, all-inclusive Ozen at Maadhoo boasts activities galore for adventurous couples, as well as its jewel in the crown of dining experiences, underwater restaurant M6m.

For The Eco Explorer

As strong supporters of responsible travel, we recognise the importance of protecting and preserving, to allow future generations to experience the bewildering beauty of the Maldives. An eco-friendly ethos is central to the DNA of Soneva Fushi; since banning plastic water bottles from the resort in 2008, they’ve proceeded to introduce a multitude of sustainable initiatives. In addition to now recycling over 80% of all solid waste, the resort includes an extensive herb and vegetable garden and state-of-the-art glass factory, where guests can master the art of glass-blowing, transforming recycled glass into beautifully unique pieces.

For The Family Traveller

Following the excitement of flying high above the azure blue waters by seaplane, or speeding across the rippling waves by boat, the minute youngsters step foot on the Maldives’ soft sands, they’ll feel like the whole island is their playground. Tots, toddlers and teens will find action-packed activity programmes and friendly, yet professional staff, allowing parents a well-deserved chance to relax. Set in the heart of the ‘Isle of Play’ at Niyama Private Islands, the Explorers Kids Club keeps the littlest VIPs’ imaginations running wild, with everything from snorkelling and dolphin-watching, to the Great Niyama Bake Off! Families are also invited to join the resident Marine Biologist for a tour of island, discovering seemingly endless natural wonders, before choosing from an astonishing selection of dining settings – will it be on a secluded sandbank, high in the treetops or perhaps underwater?

Niyama Private IslandsFor The Spa Lover

The alluring castaway character of the Maldives creates the idyllic ambience for a luxury spa holiday. From mesmerising overwater treatment rooms, to massages set on the power-soft sands, we can’t think of anywhere better to relax and rejuvenate. Beneath the crystal-clear surface, uncover the world’s first underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi. This sumptuous sanctuary is perfectly soothed by the glowing turquoise waters, leaving you entirely relaxed as you indulge with healing massages, facial treatments and full body therapies. Above water, guests can also embark on journey of wellbeing with a traditional Hatha Yoga class, or taste infinite wellness with a refreshing juice or smoothie from Raw Café.

Feeling Inspired?

To book your luxury holiday to the Maldives, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk