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MALDIVES Travel guide & map 2017
MALDIVES Discover holidays of a lifetime filled with unforgettable experiences and memories
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Contents 18 Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Shaviyani & Noonu 22 Raa, Baa & Lhaviyani 25 26 28 30 32 34
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Adaaran Select Meedhupparu & The Water Villas Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Atmosphere Kanifushi Dusit Thani Maldives Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
36 Kaafu 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 67 70
72 75 76 78 80 82
Adaaran Club Rannalhi Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi & The Ocean Villas Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort Anantara Veli Maldives Resort Angsana Ihuru Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Coco Privé Private Island Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Kurumba Maldives Naladhu Maldives Oblu by Atmosphere at Helengeli Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo Velassaru Maldives Malé the Capital of Maldives RNB Boutique Hotel
Alifu Alifu & Alifu Dhaalu
The Shrine of King Ibrahim Kalaafaanu and the Traditional Mosque of Hangnameedhoo Kandolhu Maldives Kuramathi Maldives Lily Beach Resort Maafushivaru Maldives
84 Vaavu, Meemu, Faafu & Dhaalu 86 88
Angsana Velavaru Kandima Maldives
90 Thaa & Laamu 92
Six Senses Laamu
94 Gaafu Alifu & Gaafu Dhaalu 96 Gnaviyani & Seenu 104 106 108 110
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Maldives The Maldives lies in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers. These atoll structures are formed upon a sharp ridge rising from the ocean, making way for their secluded uniqueness. MalĂŠ , the capital of this archipelago is located in the centre of these islands. Each atoll in the Maldives is made of a coral reef encircling a lagoon, with deep channels dividing the reef ring. A string of islands take their places among this atoll ring; each island has its own reef encircling the island lagoon. The reefs of the islands, alive with countless types of underwater creatures and vibrant corals, protect the islands from wind and wave action of the surrounding vast oceans. This unique structure of reefs and channels makes navigation almost impossible for the passer-by without sufficient information about these waters. Ninety-nine percent of the Maldives is made up of sea. The people of the islands are widely dispersed across the atolls, with about 200 inhabited islands. About 100 islands are developed as tourist resorts and the rest are uninhabited or used for agriculture and other livelihood purposes.
Maldivian Culture The people of Maldives reflect virtually every race in the world - not only from their features but also from customs and traditions handed down from generation to generation. History reveals that Maldives has been populated for over 3,000 years and that the first settlers were from the neighboring countries of Sri Lanka and Southern India. This conclusion is drawn from the archeological evidence which shows the existence of Hinduism and Buddhism before the country embraced Islam in 1153 A.D. South Asia has also influenced Maldives tremendously, especially in the entertainment sector. Though this is so, some of their customs like demanding submissive roles from women are not of norm in the Maldives. On the contrary, women are empowered through education and equality in the society. It is not only through their features that the people of Maldives reflect other societies, but also through their attire. As the climate is warm, most go about dressed casually in T-shirts and cotton clothing. Both imported garments and self-tailored ones can be seen. The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi, though significant dialectical variations exist, especially in the southernmost atolls. The Dhivehi script is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thaanaâ&#x20AC;?. Dhivehi has its roots in Sanskrit and comes under the Indro-Indian group of languages. With the advent of the Islam in 1153AD, Dhivehi became heavily influenced by Arabic and again in the 1960s with the introduction of English as a medium of education, English language also began to influence it. Due to the geographical isolation of islands, the Dhivehi vocabulary and pronunciation vary from atoll to atoll, in some cases slightly while in other cases the difference is more noticeable. Since Maldives embraced Islam in 1153, Islam has been central to the life of Maldivians.
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HaA Alifu, HAA DHAALU, Shaviyani & Noonu Haa Alifu, the northernmost atoll of the Maldives constitutes of 45 islands, with 14 of them inhabited by an estimated population of 14,000, together with 3 resorts. A total of 13 dive sites lie in these waters, the most notable ones being Baarah Thila and Maadhoo Wreck. The capital and the largest island is Dhidhoo. Another prominent island is Uligamu, which lies at the very top of the atoll acting as the clearance port for health and immigration concerning yachts arriving in the Maldives. The most famous, however, is Utheemu, one of the most significant historical sites in northern Maldives. Home to the great Maldivian hero Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu, who along with his brothers defeated the Portuguese and ended their rule in 1573. This island has a memorial ‘The Utheemu Ganduvaru’ (the wooden preservation of the Sultan’s childhood home), together with a museum and a library in his name. Another island with an interesting history is Kelaa, a British base during WWII, similar to that of Gan Island in the south of Maldives. It is also the home to one of the oldest mosques in the country, dating back to the 7th century. Haa Dhaalu atoll is a combination of two small geographical atolls; South Thiladhunmathee Atoll and Maamakunu Atoll. It consists of 35 islands of which only 13 are inhabited by an estimated population of about 16,000. The capital, Kulhudhuffushi Island, with its hospital, secondary school and many shops is the central hub of the northern Maldives. The island of Hanimaadhoo is the regional airport that serves numerous daily flights to and from Malé, and also has one of the only guesthouses in the region. Some ancient historical monuments are found in Kumundhoo, which has a stone circle that is said to be the base of a Bhuddist stupa, and in Vaikaradhoo, which has a hawitta. The surrounding area of Haa Dhaalu Atoll is frequently affected by relentless storms and is the graveyard of quite a number of ships including the English ship Persia Merchant, wrecked in 1658, and the Hayson that ran into a reef in 1819. A total of 25 dive sites are found here, the most popular ones being Theefarido Thila, Anemone Thila, Nilandhoo Thila, Magic Mashroom and the Buda Cave.
HAA ALIFU ATOLL
Molhadhoo JA Manafaru Hoarafushi Ihavandhoo
HAA DHAALU ATOLL
Kelaa J Resorts Alidhoo Filladhoo Muraidhoo Baarah
DHIDHDHOO Maarandhoo Utheemu Thakandhoo Hideaway Beach Faridhoo Naivaadhoo Nellaidhoo
Hanimaadhoo Finey Hirimaradhoo Nolhivaramfaru Nolhivaram
Kanditheemu Goidhoo Makunudhoo Bileiyfahi
SHAVIYANI Noomaraa Feydhoo ATOLL Foakaidhoo Feevah Milandhoo Narudhoo
Lhaimagu FUNADHOO Viceroy Maldives
Velaa Private Fodhdhoo Holhudhoo
Maaungoodhoo Zitahli Dholhiyadhoo 6°00′N Henbadhoo Kendhikulhudhoo Zitahli Kudafunafaru Maalhendhoo Landhoo Kudafari Maafaru Lhohi NOONU Miladhoo Magoodhoo ATOLL D MANADHOO Soneva Jani Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Cheval Blanc Randheli Velidhoo
LHAVIYANI ATOLL 5°30′N
Shaviyani Atoll is situated third from the northern edge, this 37 miles long atoll constitutes of 51 islands of which 16 are inhabited by a population of an estimated 17,000. Quite famous for being a major breeding ground for turtles, the atoll has the most pristine of beaches in the country. The capital is Milandhoo Island which was uninhabited until 1997, when the population of nearby Makunudhoo was resettled here due to its water contamination. The main industry is plantation; hence, most of the space is used for it. The atoll also possesses islands with remarkable archaeological significance, Funadhoo, the former capital with ruins of an ancient mosque with tombstones dating back to 13th century and the island of Kanditheemu which has the oldest known example of Maldivian unique Thaana script in the form of an inscription on the doorframe of its main mosque. Noonu Atoll is made up of 61 islands, where only 16 are inhabited with a population of 16,000. Four tourist resorts and 8 dive sites including the popular Christmas Rock and the variety of small and large marine life gives this atoll quite a memorable name. The capital is Manadhoo, though Holhudhoo and Velidhoo are more populous. The island of Landhoo has large ruins from the historical Buddhist era of Maldives; the locals call the hawitta â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;maabadhigeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. One of the most popular sites of Noonu Atoll is its Edu Faru National Marine Park, a diverse lagoon that combines nine uninhabited islands and surrounding waters with a single unified coral reef. This unique park is the first of its kind in the country and is protected by law, preventing any building activities and only certain vessels have access to the area. At present, all resorts of Noonu Atoll have exclusive access to the dive sites of this park.
Raa, Baa & Lhaviyani Baa atoll, otherwise known as Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi, is constituent of 70 islands of which only 13 are inhabited by an estimated population of 12,000 with the acclimatized islands housing some of the most luxurious resorts. Baa atoll is also a diver’s haven, housing a wide diversity of marine life protected by a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve, thereby entitling this southern atoll one of the Maldives’ central tourism hotspots. Additionally, the locals of Baa atoll are famous for their unique style of lacquer work and their talent in weaving the traditional Maldivian garment known as the ‘Feyli’, an industry that is centered on the atoll capital Eydhafushi, the second largest island in the area. Located just north of Baa Atoll lies a series of 65 islands that collectively make up Raa Atoll, one of the country’s largest traditional dhoni building centers, with its capital island Ungoofaru and Alifushi acting as hubs to this thriving local business. A fairly average population of 24,500 occupies a very small percentage of the total land area with locals inhabiting only 12 islands with 3 fully functional resorts. Regardless of the limited accommodations, Raa Atoll is a veritably popular destination for tourists due to favorable environmental conditions present on either sides of the Atoll promoting coral growth. This strikingly varied form of marine wildlife attracts divers and historians alike. The channels surrounding Raa Atoll were famously nicknamed ‘Moresby Channel’ after the Royal Navy Officer who is rumored to have conducted a marine examination of the Maldivian Waters. Moreover, several key figures in Maldivian history such as the Arab foreigner Ibn Battuta were known to have travelled these waters and even taken shelter within the local islands themselves. Lhaviyani Atoll forms part of a minority in the country’s total population with only 4 tenanted islands consisting of roughly 11,000 people alongside 5 exclusive resorts. In addition to the abundant tourism rates, Lhaviyani Atoll is lionized as a hub for the fishing industry and is also the key provider of several island concocted natural medical cures primarily produced within the capital Naifaru.
NOONU ATOLL Vaadhoo
Rasgetheemu Angolhitheemu Hulhudhuffaaru
Rasmaadhoo Innamaadhoo Kudafushi Inguraidhoo Fainu Kinolhas
Maduvvari Dhigali Meedhoo Adaaran Meedhupparu Furaveri Island Resort
BAA ATOLL Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Thulhaadhoo
Kuredu Hurawalhi Komandoo Hinnavaru NAIFARU
Atmosphere Anantara Kanifushi Kihavah Kudarikilu Kurendhoo Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Kamadhoo Milaidhoo Reethi Beach Amilla Fushi Kihaadhoo Dusit Thani Maldives Kihaad Dhonfanu Dharavandhoo Maalhos Royal Island Soneva Fushi EYDHAFUSHI
Kanuhura Palm Beach
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Perhaps the most notable feature of Baa Atoll is its harmonious blend of culture and marine biodiversity, which earned it the title of a UNESCO World Biosphere. Covering over 139,700ha, Baa Atoll is home to some of the world’s rarest marine species, fostering a large variety of stony and soft coral and marine turtles. Most notably, the Atoll is known for the island Hanifaru where large schools of whale sharks and manta rays gather to feed and breed within a protected environment, highlighting the area as a major tourist hotspot. It is also home to several highly endangered species such as the green turtle and the tawny nurse shark. The overall composition of the biosphere leans heavily towards large areas of deep ocean surrounding various reef structures inclusive of but not limited to knolls, micro-atolls and faros. Under the international protection being a UNESCO Biosphere entails, the atmosphere within the atoll is one of peace and prosperity, which nurtures the development of a green economy. The biosphere is home to a haven of 75 islands housing approximately 12,000 locals, tropical mangroves, the world’s seventh largest coral reef, glistening lagoons, and various sea beds, making it a place where development and sustainability combine to produce a unique culture. A community where industrial progress depends on the success and sustenance of Baa Atoll’s vast treasure chest of natural resources.
Adaaran Select Meedhupparu & The Water Villas A brief seaplane journey away in the Raa Atoll lies this elegantly appointed resort. The Water Villas consist of 20 luxurious villas is perfectly located with direct access to the gleaming waters surrounding the resort. Swimming and snorkelling are ideal pursuits in this pristine location, with a beautiful coral reef visible in the waters. All manner of marine life, from vibrantly coloured fish to rays and turtles, are readily seen in the seas bordering the island beaches. Adaaran Water Villas, Meedhupparu is truly a must see experience in your lifetime. The island of Meedhupparu is also home to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, a 4 star 215 room resort boasting of breathtaking experiences that will leave guests with memories to last a lifetime.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Situated in the Baa atoll, relax in elegance on the luxurious island of Kihavah. Live the tropical idyll through strolls on soft white beaches, relaxing swims in the crystal clear Indian Ocean and sunset cocktails. A delirious mix of spacious villas, large private pools and cool open spaces make Anantara Kihavah the ultimate in paradise tranquility, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary. Kihavah offers designs of understated teak wood furniture that sit elegantly in villas that come with oceanview beds, expansive chic bathrooms and mosaic-tiled pools that accentuate the pristine 360Â° white beach. The resort offers a unique experience of dining in the Maldives. Explore the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s array of gastronomic journeys on the beach, or in the privacy of your villa. Inspired by the vibrant underwater life that centers on the house reef, you will be dazzled by sea urchin lamps hanging over the pool restaurant and an arresting sculpture of metal gliding mantas in the foyer of the overwater restaurants. Integrating itself with the surrounding beauty of the house reef, a one-of-a-kind underwater dining experience awaits at signature SEA. An extensive international gourmet menu encompasses a choice of over 350 bottles of wines spanning nine decades, paired by the resident Wine Guru. Or, simply indulge in a lazy afternoon, swinging in a comfortable hammock, followed by a private barbecue on the beach with just you and your loved one. A Maldives holiday at Anantara Kihavah makes for memories to cherish.
Atmosphere Kanifushi Stand-alone Beach villas spreading idyllically along a mesmeric two kilometer long turquoise lagoon, showcasing vast living spaces with accentuating Maldivian interiors, offers a hassle-free five star resort experience with a premium All-inclusive holiday plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Platinum Plus Platinum Plus offers a fine collection of premium wines & spirits, a combination of buffet, fine dining & theme night dining options, clubbed with an array of activities ranging from excursions, sunset fishing, snorkeling & non-motorized water sports! Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives offers 132 detached villas and suites separated by a few meters of tropical vegetation for guest privacy. All villas have direct access to the pristine white beach and the beautiful turquoise lagoon beyond, whilst being surrounded by some of the tallest coconut trees in the region and lush tropical vegetation The entire resort has been designed & built with a fusion of traditional and modern architecture, offering an overall contemporary feel with a Maldivian touch - offering privacy, comfort & a well-deserved holiday slumber!
Dusit Thani Maldives Dusit Thani Maldives blends gracious Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives. Encircled by white sandy beaches, a vibrant 360 degree house reef and turquoise lagoon, this luxury resort on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll is just 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé and 10 minutes by speedboat from the domestic airport in Baa Atoll. The resort’s 94 spacious villas and residences feature elegant and contemporary Thai interiors integrated with traditional Maldivian architecture. Each offering panoramic views of the lavish tropical flora and picturesque crystal clear waters, connecting guests with the very best of the Maldives from the comfort of their luxury haven fitted with cutting-edge technology and elegant amenities. The natural beauty of the Maldives forms the perfect backdrop to the facilities and activities on offer. Guests can scuba dive and snorkel in the turquoise waters, swim in one of the Maldives’ largest infinity pools, enjoy a thorough pampering in one of Devarana Spa’s treetop treatment pods, or dine at one of the resort’s five award-winning restaurants and bars. Although each restaurant is equally mouth-watering, the signature Thai inspired restaurant – Benjarong, is the crown jewel of the property. Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani Maldives is the perfect springboard for discovering the majestic underwater world that lies beneath and only a 10 minute speedboat ride to Hanifaru Huraa, a seasonal plankton-rich feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Located in the remote Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, a scenic seaplane ride from Male' Airport, this 44-acre private island is a natural wonderland fringed by a spectacular two-kilometre lagoon. Swim with seasonal gatherings of manta rays and whale sharks at nearby world-renowned hotspots (May to November). Explore some of the world’s richest coral reefs with the PADI 5-Star IDC Centre. And join pioneering manta ray, turtle, fish breeding and coral reefscaping projects in The Marine Discovery Centre. The multi-award winning Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat is a haven of natural wellness, offering everything from Panchakarma and Chakra Blessings to AntiGravity® Yoga. Explore self and surroundings on the Yoga Energy Trail, or discover pioneering non-invasive beauty treatments such as Verju Body Contouring and TDA Facials. Water sports are the most comprehensive in the country, with X-Jetblades and X-Jetpacks adding a thrilling ‘Marvel superhero’ angle to the Seabobs, kite-surfing, jet-skis and tubes. Kids’ Club inspires a passion for discovery and conservation with immersive ‘Passport to Adventure’ and ‘Mission: Landaa Giraavaru’ programmes. Dining takes the form of rooftop Lebanese at Al Barakat, contemporary Italian at Blu, feet-in-the-sand grills at Fuego, lagoon platform dining, and over-water cocktails at Seabar – one of four bars – accessed via a short sea-walk. New this year, couples can pledge forever in the new ‘floating’ overwater Wedding Pavilion – complete with glass-bottomed aisle and dhoni carriage – surrounded by the boundless blue of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kaafu Kaafu Atoll, otherwise known by the divisions of North Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll, is comprised of a total of 107 islands, with only 10 populated islands administratively exclusive of the capital island of the Maldives, Malé, which is located within the Kaafu area. North and South Malé Atolls are peppered with some of the most colorfully diverse diving sites within the Asia-Pacific area. The natural and geological composition of Gaafaru Falhu near Malé, for example, is littered with at least three shipwreck sights, a favorite of the more experienced divers. Similarly, the northern atolls are comprised of several of the country’s best surf scenes with pearl white sandy beaches present all throughout both the North and South Malé Atoll. The sheer quantity and quality of the resources available within the area have attracted many international investors and consequently led to the building and development of a chain of resorts. The Northern region is constituent of around 26 high profile resorts with an additional 16 resorts coming in from the southern regions, all within reach of both the capital city and the International Airport also located within Kaafu Atoll. As a supplementary action to the thriving tourism business, local islands have been progressing in building guesthouses as a way of attracting tourists to experience the local island lifestyles, with the island of Maafushi as a prime example of their success. The Capital Malé City is the most densely populated island within the entirety of the Maldives, with 160,000 people inhabiting a singular island as compared to the 10,000 people populating the 10 islands spread out throughout the Kaafu Atoll area. Malé is the central hub of education, economic prosperity and opportunity to the Maldivian locals and immigration workers alike.
BAA ATOLL 5°00′N
Oblu by Atmosphere Eriyadu Makunudu Summer Island One & Only Reethi Rah Vivanta by Taj Coral Coco Palm Boduhithi Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Huvafen Fushi
Asdu Sun Island Meeru Island Dhiffushi Adaaran Hudhuranfushi Gasfinolhu Thulusdhoo Club Med Kani Huraa Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Cinanamon Dhonveli Himmafushi Gili Lankan Fushi Paradise Island Sheraton Maldives Kurumba Hulhumale Hulhule
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Angsana Ihuru Thulhaagiri Baros ALIFU ALIFU Malahini KudaBandos Bandos Centara Ras Fushi ATOLL Villingili MALÉ Velassaru KAAFU Jumeirah Vittaveli Taj Exotica ATOLL Adaaran Vadoo Embudu Village Gulhi Naladhu Anantara Dhigu Anantara Veli MAAFUSHI Biyadhoo Adaaran Rannalhi Cocoa Island Fihaalhohi Villivaru Holiday Inn Kandoomaa Guraidhoo Rihiveli Ozen by Atmosphere Olhuveli Fun Island
ALIFU DHAALU ATOLL VAAVU ATOLL 3°30′N
Adaaran Club Rannalhi Adaaran Club Rannalhi is featured among the best hotels in Maldives and sits exclusively at the tip of the South Male atoll within the exotic collection of islands known as the Maldives. Its unique location offers access to pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving opportunities and a relaxed environment with easy access to the capital city of Male. Bask in the golden sun and frolic on the soft sands as you experience friendly Maldivian hospitality and explore the rich tropical wonders of a vibrant island nation during your stay at our inviting Maldives hotel.
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo This luxurious resort is sitting at the gateway to the South Male Atolls, a short speedboat ride away from the airport, beckons guests to an island where time stands still. The Resort which possesses its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna has been recognised as the World's Leading Water Villa retreat at the World Travel Awards. Offering 50 water villas complete with a butler that will make sure your dreams come true, each villa offers teak flooring, plunge pools, phenomenal cuisine and stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean.
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi & The Ocean Villas Located a 25-minute speedboat ride away from the International Airport, is amongst the finest Maldives villas. With stunning interiors and only a step away from the Indian Ocean, the villas feature wooden exteriors with modernist interiors, each of the 37 Ocean Villa retreats is complimented by bright colours and contemporary design. The island is blessed with thriving vegetation and pristine water. In addition to the Ocean Villa the Island houses 137 Beach Villa which is renowned for its natural beauty, the resort's design enables it to blend into its surrounding on this 83-acre island of white gold and promises an unforgettable holiday for the discerning traveller.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort Situated on Dhigufinolhu Island in the South MalĂŠ Atoll, is Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, where luxury meets simplicity. The resort comprises of the most spacious of luxury villas coupled with private plunge pools and all just a 35 minute speedboat ride from MalĂŠ International Airport. Anantara Dhigu provides a harmonious combination of both the romantic, adventure and family friendly. From the moment you arrive, peer into the crystal waters below the jetty at puffer fish, sting rays and baby reef sharks. Choose between villas perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise or sunset, or those that have their own private plunge pool. Among Maldives luxury accommodation, Anantara Dhigu is outstanding with its choice of stylishly designed villas and suites. A number of these villas come with direct access to the powdery white beach and all only steps away from the tranquil lagoon. Hide away from the world with lazy days in a shaded hammock, drift slowly underwater through the reefs or thrill the family with adventures that include water bobbing, surfing and deep sea fishing. You can even take a short pontoon ride to the island of Guli Fushi, picnic on the deserted beaches and experience some of the best snorkeling in the Maldives. The food at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is an inspiring Maldives restaurant gastronomic experience. Dining is relaxed and informal, with an array of seafood and meat grills, fine Italian cuisine and varying themed buffet dinners, to lighter meals poolside for lunch.
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort If an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming adults only tropical setting is what you need, the white sand and azure waters of Anantara Veli Resort will provide the perfect setting. Relax with your loved one in the over water bungalows, as a spectacular plethora of sea life swims in the crystal clear lagoon beneath you. Anantara Veli Maldives offers a range of 5-star facilities as well as outdoor tennis courts and a FITNESS CENTRE. For guests who wish to experience ultimate relaxation, exclusive access to SUNDARI Ayurvedic Spa will provide a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. By incorporating elements of the Ayurvedic lifestyle throughout the resort activities offered, restaurant menus and spa treatments, guests can draw on expert advice to achieve an ideal balance of relaxation and wellbeing. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort also boasts convenient dining options, such as international cuisines at 73 DEGREES and Thai food at BAAN HURAA. In the evening, add an element of gourmet dining with a unique menu designed by you and the chef, served on a deserted sandbank that has a backdrop of a breathtaking Maldivian sunset.
Angsana Ihuru Surrounded by one of the most vibrant and well preserved coral house reefs in the Maldives, Angsana Ihuru is located on the North MalĂŠ Atoll, a 20-minute speedboat journey from MalĂŠ International Airport. Hidden among fresh vibrant greenery, the Beachfront Villas come with a verandah with dining table and chairs, an outdoor swing where you can rock lazily while reading or meditating. Beachfront Jetpool Villas come with your very own private jet-pool where you can immerse and relax amidst the bubbling water. Savour breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean at Riveli, alongside an eclectic and delectable fusion of delicious Asian, Mediterranean and Maldivian tastes and spend your lazy afternoons with your favourite cocktail at Velavaani. Occasionally, you might even be entertained by the playful parade of dolphins in the clear blue waters. Angsana Ihuru, with its vibrant and expansive house reef is a paradise for marine lovers. And if house reef snorkelling is not enough, be thrilled with other delightful seafaring adventures which includes diving into the deep blue, island-hopping with picnic basket in hand, and soaring through the air with wakeboarding, water-skiing and windsurfing. Complete your tropical island getaway with a visit to Angsana Spa for its revitalising selection of Asian and European inspired treatments.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Anchored on the Kaafu Atoll, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru embodies the quintessential Maldives getaway – lavishing romance, intimacy, seclusion, relaxation and oceanic adventures on every guest. With only 48 exclusive villas dotting the island, privacy and quietude is easily attained. Set on the beach, each villa’s layout is reminiscent of a seashell spiral and topped with a Maldivian-style conical thatched roof. Living spaces flow breezily into outdoor areas and natural light stream in through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. A tropical garden, outdoor terrace, private pool and jetpool, as well as timber deck are classic features in every villa type. Indulge in leisurely culinary delights. Footwear is optional at the casual beachside Ilaafathi where local cuisine is served alongside international favourites, buffet spreads and a cheery ambience. Naiboli Bar is home to spectacular sunsets, refreshing cocktails and Bodu Beru night of mesmerising drumming and dancing. Experience the best of secluded dining, whether on a remote sandbank or in the comfort of your private terrace, the choice is all yours. From award winning spa, water sports activities and Marine Conservation programs, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru only has the best to offer. 20 minutes speedboat ride away from Malé International Airport, this island paradise is an amazing retreat from reality.
Coco PrivĂŠ Private Island Hidden away in the Maldives, Coco PrivĂŠ is a stunning one-of-a-kind private island getaway, available only for exclusive hire. Just half an hour away from the airport via yacht, it is the perfect tranquil escape for those wanting to reconnect with their families and friends. With a master residence and 5 guest villas, a dining room, purpose-built kitchen, cocktail bar, wine cellar, library, indoor and outdoor gym areas, sauna, and 40 metre pool, this 1.4-hectare island is the perfect blend of elegant space, comfort and covetable indulgence. A private gourmet chef will exquisitely prepare every meal based on personal tastes, while a discreet butler service will ensure that every need is fastidiously met. Every Coco PriveĚ guest is given a totally individual experience, tailored to the finest detail. Before you even arrive, we get to know your likes, loves and desires; matching your exact needs with genuine local hospitality and inspirational moments. Whether you would like a romantic sunset dinner on the beach organised by your private butler, a visit to the Whale Shark Point in South Ari Atoll, or want to sleep under the stars, our team creates these moments exactly how you would like it, ensuring your stay is one you will treasure for a lifetime.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Discover all the charm and intimacy of a traditional Maldivian village on this colourful garden island – complete with pristine beaches and Tiffany-blue lagoon – just 25 minutes speedboat ride from Male' Airport. Kuda Huraa’s 96 thatched beach and water accommodations were each constructed by local craftsmen using indigenous materials and techniques to reflect a true sense of the Maldives. Beach Bungalows and Family Beach Bungalows have their own plunge pool in a private garden surround. The brand new Water Villas, all with 8m infinity pool, entice with large sundecks and steps down into the lagoon and additional indoor and outdoor space for the ultimate in lagoon living. Sail to The Island Spa – a sea sanctuary of OSEA rituals and therapies that draw on the healing properties of the ocean. Enjoy a private after-dark wellness Secrets of the Sea Night Spa Ritual on your own private island. Or create your own marine retreat in-villa with a choice of Bath Butler prepared Bath Rituals. Immersive experiences continue island-wide… Explore up to 30 local dive sites with the PADI 5-Star IDC Centre and SUP on the calm, crystal-clear lagoon. Or join the onsite pros from Tropicsurf for surf courses and escorted trips in some of the world’s most consistent and warmest swells, including the ultimate ‘Seaplane Surfari’: a unique opportunity to charter a plane for the height of surfing fantasy. The Serenity Pool offers an atmospheric adultsonly alternative to the main infinity pool while family activities include shark safaris, dolphin cruises and Robinson Crusoe adventures. The Resort is also home to the Island Tennis Court (accessed by boat) and Marine Discovery Centre, where guests can build their own coral reef and help care for baby sea turtles.
Kurumba Maldives Kurumba is Maldivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; very first resort. A cosmopolitan Maldivian island ideal for guests who seek hallmark features: relaxation, white sandy beaches, a crystal clear lagoon and a lively house reef combined with never ending choices of fun activities and social events. Comprising 180 guest rooms, the resort offers eight distinct styles of accommodation, from comfortable beach rooms and bungalows to spacious and luxury pool villas to choose from. A dining wonderland where you get to experience a delicious array of cuisines from resort eight restaurants including Italian, Indian, Asian, Japanese and Middle Eastern. Nightly entertainment features the best local bands and DJs to celebrate your evenings and to set the beats to your island escape. Be spoiled for a choice with a number of leisure activities from Majaa recreation or revive your body and mind at Veli Spa with modern rituals inspired by traditional Maldivian healing practices. A full service Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club is also available on the island with a range of fun activities for Kurumbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger guests. Kurumba Maldives is just a 10-minute speedboat ride from the airport ensuring you are on the beach, cocktail in hand, within moments of touching down.
NaladHu Maldives For seekers of exclusivity and privacy, nestled on a stunning small island is Naladhu Maldives, an idyllic location that offers the best retreat for couples looking for the ultimate romantic hideaway. Naladhu, taken from the Dhivehi word meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;beautiful little islandâ&#x20AC;?, is a luxurious, intimate island resort located on. Velighandu Huraa in South Male Atoll. The island offers a unique holiday home-like feeling, underpinned by a utopia of seclusion that is created by private and tailored services. This combined with 19 Houses and 1 Residence, facing the lagoon or the ocean that each pay homage to a blend of colonial style interiors, taking influence from India, Sri Lanka and of course the Maldives. Each house is hidden away in pristinely kept vegetation, entwined with sandy paths that seem to wind endlessly, along with your imagination and dreams. Naladhu guests have the exclusive option to mix and match fine wines, ocean breezes and excellent cuisine choices. Overlooking the lagoon, The Living Room is an elegant beachfront dining scene. The glasswalled wine cellar takes centre stage, stocked with some of the most esteemed (and a few of the most rare) vintages from both the Old and New Worlds.
Oblu by Atmosphere at Helengeli Helengeli Island, North Male' Atoll – renowned for its Exotic House Reef, with its resident Silver-tipped Sharks, Lobsters & Giant Sea Turtles, undergoes a FULL MAKE-OVER! Embracing the green environment on Helengeli Island and ensuring that the wonderful house reef, just meters away from the island is fully protected in its original state – the resort with vibrant, trendy & cool designs, has opened its doors on 01st November 2015, as OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli! Just 50-minutes away by speedboat from Male' International Airport, the resort comprises of 116 villas in 4 categories, on an All-Inclusive plan with high quality world cuisine, combined with a range of activities including fantastic Channel Diving along with a serene Garden Spa! Positioned as a Four-Star Superior Resort, OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli strive to be a 'Best in Class' Maldivian Beach holiday Experience! Atmosphere Aqua Club – owned & operated by Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, strives to offer a hasslefree 5-Star Padi Dive & Water Sports experience. A Selection of House-pour Wines & Beers A Cocktail Collection Stunning Sunset Views Adjacent to a Sensual Swimming Pool including Weekly Theme Nights & Evening Entertainment.
Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo Maadhoo Island is situated in South Malé Atoll just a short 45-minute luxury speedboat ride away from Malé International Airport. The perfectly North-South Island of Maadhoo with guest villas facing due east and west offer stunning Sunrises and even more amazing Sunset views. The large pristine lagoon overlooking the horizon, with exotic marine life all around offers the discerning traveler a true Maldives island experience! OZEN by Atmosphere offers a uniquely exclusive holiday plan - The Atmosphere INDULGENCE™ Encompassing ALL-ELEMENTS of a Luxury Holiday experience in The Maldives! First Luxury All-Inclusive resort in the Maldives, whereby all elements of a luxury holiday is included in one price. Spread over an expansive turquoise lagoon, OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo features 41 Beach-front villas, idyllically positioned on a soft & pristine sandy beach, overlooking the horizon. Additionally, 48 overwater villas and The OZEN Water Suite, a three bedroom Suite at the tip of the Pier with amazing views all-around, features a stunning 35 Sq.m over-water pool, a personal gym, a small kitchenette, an outdoor dining pavilion and with private bathrooms for every bedroom., built on creatively designed stilts, offers a romantic & mesmeric experience, truly unmatched… All living spaces are created with utmost Luxury & Comfort in mind, whilst incorporating a seamless fusion of modern design, nature and vibrancy! LIFESTYLE LUXURY at its best! OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo offers 6 different A la carte fine dining restaurants including the exclusive underwater restaurant is without a doubt the jewel in the crown of the fine dining experiences at OZEN.
Velassaru Maldives Luxury Undressed. Velassaru Maldives is situated in South Malé Atoll, a 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. Our guest services team will be at the airport to escort you to our waiting speedboats. Soft white sand, crystal-clear seas. A picture-perfect beautiful lagoon complete with stunning sunset views. Tucked away in our gardens, sitting along the beachfront or perched overwater, our 129 contemporary-styled villas and bungalows offer chic serenity. The choice selection of five restaurants awaits any sophistication plates and signature cocktails and selection of light offerings can be enjoyed at any of the two bars. Extensive island activities both under and over the water are offered to the guests includes diving, water sports, tennis court and other experiences which allows the guests to enjoy a personally meaningful approach to self-discovery. Explore our teeming coral reefs, cruise out beyond the horizon, or just relax on our perfect Maldivian beaches. Beyond the pristine beauty of the island – all spa, leisure and dining facilities have been created to celebrate the setting. The over water spa treatment pavilions of The Spa features organic local ingredients for authentic holistic treatments. Exploration, adventure and repose – The ocean is never out of sight. Velassaru Maldives sets the scene for the perfect island escape.
the capital of Maldives Hukuru Miskiiy The old Friday Mosque Built in the 17th century the Hukuru Miskiiy or Friday Mosque served the population of Malé as their main mosque for almost four centuries, until the Islamic Centre and Grand Friday Mosque took over the function in 1984. Built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar in 1656 the mosque is a masterpiece of coral carvings and traditional workmanship - probably the best display of coral carvings to be found throughout Maldives. The walls of the mosque are hewn together with blocks of filigree-carved coral blocks. Heavy wooden doors slide open to the inner sanctums with lamp hangings of wood and panels etched with Arabic writings. The area surrounding the mosque is a cemetery with a legion of intricately carved coral headstones. The Munnaaru or minaret in front of the mosque, which was used to call the faithful to prayer, was built in 1675 by the same Sultan.
Malé fish market & local market The northern waterfront has always been the main commercial area of Malé. This area acts as the main hub of trade and is a hive of activity through out the day. The waterfront and the by-lanes in the area are crowded with shops stocked with a variety of goods and vehicles used in loading and transportation of goods to the local shops. Also in the area are the Malé Fish Market and the Local Market where a range of local produce are available
Medhu Ziyaaraiy This is the shrine of Abu-al Barakath Yusuf al Barbaree – the Moroccan scholar believed to be responsible for the advent of Islam in the Maldives in 1153 AD; and is also a must-see monument.
the capital of Maldives Mulee-aage The Presidential Palace Right in front of the Hukuru Miskiiy is Mulee-aage, a palace built in 1906 by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III, replacing a house dating back to the mid17th century. The palace with its wrought iron gates and fretwork friezes on its roof edges and well-kept garden was intended for his son, but the Sultan was deposed. During World War II vegetables were grown in its garden to help relieve food shortages. It became the President’s Official Residence when Maldives became a republic in 1953 and remained so until 1994, when the new Presidential Palace was built. Even today it is used as an official residence of the President.
The Islamic Centre The golden dome of The Islamic Centre is the most vivid architectural landmark of Malé that you would notice while approaching Malé from afar. The spectacular golden dome in all its majesty dominates the skyline, as you approach Malé, from any direction. The building symbolizes the religion of Islam, which is practiced by the entire population of the Maldives. Completed in 1984, the Islamic Centre consists of a mosque large enough to accommodate 5,000 worshipers, a library of Islamic literature, a conference hall and numerous classrooms and offices.
Museum The articles on display range from thrones and palanquins used by former sultans to the first printing press used in the country, the rifle used by Mohamed Thakurufaanu in his fight against the Portuguese in the 16th century, ceremonial robes, headgear and umbrellas used by Sultans to statues and other figures dating from 11th century, excavated from former temples. A variety of artifacts from times past would give an idea of the unique and rich culture and history of this island nation. 69
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ALifu Alifu & Alifu Dhaalu Embellished with some of the largest azure lagoons and garnished with the most exotic of coral reefs is the natural district of Ari Atoll, which is administratively divided up into the northern area of Alifu Alifu and the southern region of Alifu Dhaalu. Whilst the northern area encompasses a total of 33 islands with only 8 populated regions, the larger southern atoll is constituent of 10 inhabited islands out of a total of 49. Ari Atoll is approximately a 30-minute seaplane flight from the capital Malé. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the waters surrounding Ari Atoll are famous for being rich in nutrients, thereby promoting extensive coral growth and marine wildlife development, designating this destination to be a divers’ haven. Alifu Alifu in particular is reputable for the consistent presence of hammerhead sharks within its reefs. Similarly, Alifu Dhaalu boasts of the year round appearance of a colony of whale sharks, some of the world’s largest and most valuable species of fish. The flourish of the tourism industry within this area promotes the constant introduction of some of the most exclusive resorts along with several guesthouses within the area. Alifu Alifu alone is comprised of 11 fully functional resorts with the southern area sporting 17 resorts inclusive of the world’s first all-glass underwater restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel Resort.
KAAFU ATOLL 4°30′N
ALIFU ALIFU ATOLL Gangehi Mathiveri Bodufolhudhoo Nika Island Madoogali Feridhoo W Retreat Maalhos
Ukulhas Velidhu VOI Maayafushi Bathala Constance Halaveli Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Kandholhu Safari Island Resort
Himendhoo Constance Moofushi Diamonds Athurugaa Diamonds Thundufushi
ALIFU DHAALU Mandhoo ATOLL Angaga Mirihi Conrad Maldives Rangali
Fenfushi Sun Island Holiday Island
Hangnaameedhoo Omadhoo Kunburudhoo MAHIBADHOO Lily Beach Maafushivaru Vilamendhoo Ranveli Dhangethi Centara Grand Vakarufalhi Amaya Dhigurah LUX* Island Dhidhdhoo Maamingili
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The Shrine of King Ibrahim Kalaafaanu and the Traditional Mosque of Hangnameedhoo In the island of Hangnaameedhoo, lies one of the most historically significant sites of the ancient Maldives; the shrine of King Ibrahim Kalaafaanu together with the traditional mosque. In 1609 AD when Malabars attacked Maldives, Sultan Ibrahim Kalaafaanu III (son of the great national hero Mohamed Thakurufaanu), escaped and fled Maleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in one of his ships. Unfortunately for him, the Malabars caught up with him and he died in the battle that followed. His ship which was abandoned after looting drifted to Hangnameedoo. When the people of the island saw the bodies of the sultan along with the hero Jamaal Kalo who fought alongside the sultan, they buried the bodies beside their ancient mosque. A special shrine was then built for the martyred king. The shrine became a highly revered one, and the people of Hangnameedhoo were offered grants and special privileges by the crown for their loyal service. They were freed from the usual obligation of labour chores the subjects had to perform for the kingdom, like that of building boats, forms of taxation and other community responsibilities. The people of Hangnameedhoo were also given a nearby island as a part of this grant and no other was allowed to land there without the permission of the islanders. Today, though the grants and privileges no longer stand, the shrine, the mosque and the other ancient tombstones are a part of countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage and hence, a great source of pride for the islanders.
Kandolhu Maldives A member of the Small Luxury Hotels, this tiny island wonder encapsulates luxury and bespoke service presented in authentic hospitality. Ringed by a house reef offering endless underwater adventures, wide sweeping beaches, and a plethora of dining options it is your perfect island getaway. Be spoilt for choice with five plush villas inspired by contemporary Maldivian architecture. Each lavish category is unique in taste and adorned with world class fittings to provide the perfect home. For the paramount Kandolhu experience, book an Ocean Pool Villa with its expansive living space, â&#x20AC;&#x153;glass boxâ&#x20AC;? bathroom to fully savour the rich sunsets over the turquoise waters. For those preferring a beach holiday, the Pool Villas are the right choice with its private beach area and close proximity to the inviting ocean. Embark on culinary journeys in four gourmet restaurants. Create the quintessential Maldivian experience on Kandolhu with the Ultimate Inclusions package. Imbibe in over 30 globally accredited old and new world wines, tropical cocktails, and a spectrum of premium spirits that are just some of the perks included in this package. Plunge into the mysteriously alluring aquatic realm within easy reach of Kandolhu, where world famous dive sites make for amazing experience. Else explore the magic of the house reef to meet and greet resident turtles, or take a tour around in a kayak or a stand up paddleboard, or come evening engage in fluo night snorkelling. Invigorate your mind, body and soul at Varu Spa, and uncover complete wellness. Select sensual therapies from our signature product line, Voya an organic product range made from hand harvested seaweed. Find yourselves at Kandolhu Maldives.
Kuramathi Maldives Situated in the diminutive Rasdhoo Atoll archipelago, Kuramathi Maldives is 1.8 km in length and tapers to a pristine stretch of white sandbank, lending a dramatic quality to the idyllic surroundings of turquoise lagoons, tropical jungle and flora. Catering to all budgets, 12 distinct choices of villas are on offer, ranging from the individual Beach Villas to the idyllic Water Villas with Pool. A splendid pick for families and friends travelling together is the Two Bedroom Beach house, set on the beachside, with two storeys each featuring separate living spaces with individual entrances. Savour exquisite dishes from 12 superb restaurants catering to diverse taste buds. Sip exotic cocktails in the 7 bars conveniently located in beautiful settings around the island. The island's vast size opens up activities ranging from a mere jog to the stunning sand spit to discovering the liveliness of the house reef. Immerse in therapeutic healing at Kuramathi Spa as we revive the holiday psyche. Younger guests find thrilling options at Bageecha Kids club, featuring fun and educational programs experiences unique for each day of the week. There is something for everyone on this paradisiacal haven that embodies Maldives in a natural setting.
Lily Beach Resort Lily Beach is a Maldives resort at its finest, boasting a worldwide reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and its exotic house reef just few meters away from the shore. The favorable location in the spectacular Ari Atoll places Huvahendhoo island, on which Lily Beach is set, in close proximity to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world. Your days in paradise will fly! Besides devoting full time to floating in the balmy Indian Ocean or pampering yourself at the haven of well-being, Tamara Spa, there are still plenty of relaxation options at your disposal. Be it a restful holiday, a much-needed family beach break or a celebration of love, the affordable luxury that is Lily Beach Resort & Spa will set your mind at ease and allow for a true 5-star all-inclusive Maldives experience that will set your heart racing long, long after your holiday has ended.
Maafushivaru Maldives Reached by a picturesque seaplane transfer over the enigmatic atolls of the Maldives, Maafushivaru is a quiet island covered with tropical lush flora, surrounded by pure white sandy beaches and an incredible turquoise lagoon. Beside the resort is the tiny desert island of Lonubo, exclusive to Maafushivaru guests. A visit to this beautiful island is a must. Guests can choose from daily visits for basking in the sun and snorkel the beautiful reef, or book and enjoy an overnight stay on an island just for you and your beloved. Slumber in at your choice of three contemporary villas. Beach Villas are located next to picture perfect beaches whilst Water Villas are built on stilts over the Indian Ocean, providing sunset and sunrise vistas that will be forever etched in your memory. For a fun filled holiday, the Pool Villa is ideal for families or friends travelling together, featuring two separate villas with a shared pool. Summon the bon vivant inside of you with delectable fare. Cuisine Gallery showcases an array of dishes from all over the world. While 135° East offers fresh and authentic Japanese cuisine displaying the art of teppanyaki and the hibachi steakhouse. Sample sunset cocktails at Water Bar with eclectic evening entertainment ranging from Maldivian evenings, to laser shows and disco nights under the starlit sky. At the azure water’s edge, instill a sense of calm and quietude at the Spa and indulge in organic signature Voya products and treatments centering on healing therapies and rituals. Explore the rich underwater life on the unique house reefs of Maafushivaru and Lonubo, where fish teem and colourful corals bloom. Dive with whale sharks and mantas in famed spots down south. Experience an island quintessentially Maldives – Maafushivaru.
Vaavu, Meemu, Faafu & Dhaalu Vaavu Atoll is a combination of both the small-uninhabited Vattaru Atoll and its larger counterpart Felidhoo Atoll with the island of Felidhoo as its’ capital. Constituent of only 23 islands, the population of Vaavu is 2,100 spread about sporadically on 5 islands exclusive of 2 resorts. Due to its geographical location, the main industry in Vaavu is fishing coupled with boat construction, with the island of Keyodhoo being a hotspot for safari anchorage. This area is also home to the popular dive site ‘Fotteyo Falhu’, the largest unscathed barrier reef in the Maldives. Boasting of 3 of the most sought out surf sites in the country (Veyvah, Boahuraa and Mulee point), Meemu Atoll is a magnet for experienced surfers and divers alike. Water sports aside, the main enterprises within this Atoll are fishing and the production of yam, especially within the capital Muli and Kolhufushi, 2 of the 9 inhabited islands from a total of 33 islands, out of which 2 are small-scale resorts. Situated west of Meemu Atoll is a selection of islands renown for their simple traditional lifestyle. Faafu Atoll is inhabited by 5,000 people populating only 5 of its 23 islands with Magoodho as its capital island. This atoll has only 2 functioning resorts inclusive of one private island for rent. Dhaalu Atoll comprising of 56 islands out of which only 7 are inhabited, is best known for the mystery and intrigue surrounding the Islamic structures present within its capital Kudahuvadhoo. The walls of an old Islamic mosque were said by the historian Heyerdahl to have been engraved by carvings more exquisite than the inscriptions on the famous Inca wall of Peru. Additionally, Dhaalu is known for the production of fine gold and silver jewelry, providing a steady income for the Atoll.
ALIFU DHAALU ATOLL
H Fulidhoo Dhiggiri
Alimatha Aquatic Thinadhoo FELIDHOO Keyodhoo
Rakeedhoo Feeali The Rania Experience Filitheyo
Dhiggaru Maduvvari Raiymandhoo
Bileiydhoo Magoodhoo Nilandhoo Dharanboodhoo
Baglioni Rinbudhoo Aaaveee Nature’s Paradise St. Regis Vommuli
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Meedhoo Angsana Velavaru Bandidhoo
Veyvah Mulah MULI Naalaafushi Medhufushi
DHAALU ATOLL KUDAHUVADHOO
Cinnamon Hakura Huraa Kolhufushi Kandima Maldives
Angsana Velavaru Surrounded by crystalline Indian Ocean waters, Angsana Velavaru or Turtle Island is positioned on the idyllic South Nilandhe Atoll. An oasis of tranquillity, the deserted island delight is just a 40-minute seaplane flight from MalĂŠ International Airport. Angsana Velavaru, with its 113 private retreats, offers the best of both worlds. Stroll onto your private beachfront or stay under the sheets for breakfast in bed and stunning ocean views. Housed under the lush canopy of tropical trees, the stunning beach villas are only a couple of steps on the pristine coral sands to the amazing azure waters of our lagoon. Hang loose on a hammock floating inches from the coral-filled house reef or be one with the horizon in your infinity pool. A first in the Maldives â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our exclusive collection of InOcean Villas, located one kilometre away from the island is a unique retreat set amidst clear, blue waters. Spoil your taste buds with fresh ocean picks at the overwater Funa restaurant or sample international delights at Kaani. Enjoy gourmet delights at Azzurro Restaurant and Bar or just simply drop in at Kuredhi Bar for a sundowner or two. And if this is not enough, take off to a secluded island with a picnic basket or simply wine and dine in the privacy of your own villa. Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation at our Multi-award winning Angsana Velavaru Spa where you can be pampered and spoilt with a range of facials, body scrubs and massages. Adventure awaits you at Angsana Velavaru. With its 101 activities to offer, one can never get enough.
Kandima Maldives Welcome to a place where (almost) everything is possible and boredom simply does not exist! Kandima Maldives is a new game-changing (desti) nation that offers a seriously stylish island setting with extraordinary restaurants and bars, and plenty of onsite activities to choose from. Set to open in early 2017, this contemporary 4-star property is much more than just another resort, we like to refer to it as a lifestyle. Situated in Dhaalu Atoll, this innovative and seriously stylish concept embodies the best of what the Maldives has to offer. The 274 studios and villas are more than just stylishly comfortable, they are smart! Flexible furniture concepts create the space that works best for you. Select the spacious Family Sky Studio or go all out and stay in the Aqua Villa with Jacuzzi with direct access to the ocean from your own private deck, so you can snorkel and swim to your heart’s content. Families, couples or groups of friends, there’s always something for everyone at Kandima Maldives. From perfectly grilled steaks at Smoked to far east fine dining at the Sea Dragon, travel the flavors of the world in one of our ten unique restaurants and bars. Whether you want to dine as a group, or slope off to somewhere more intimate for a romantic meal for two – we have the perfect place for you. From the décor to the activities through to the cuisine, the Kandima experience challenges the status quo by being smart, playful and different.
Thaa & Laamu Thaa Atoll, also known as Kolhumadulu comprises of 62 islands, 13 of them inhabited by a population of 8,500, and one tourist resort. The capital is Veymandhoo and some of the other densely populated islands include Thimarafushi, Kinbidhoo and Guraidhoo. There is a newly opened airstrip in Thimarafushi. Geographically all the islands are situated on the edges of the atoll, clustered around the channels. Some of these islands have sites with historical significance like that of the ruins of a 25m-wide hawitta in Kinbidhoo, the grave of a banished sultan (Sultan Usman I) in Guraidhoo and on Dhiyanmingili, the ruins of the palace of Sultan Mohammed Imaduddin II, the founder of the longest ruling dynasties of the Maldives. The island of Burunee in the north is famous for its carpenters, though many of them work elsewhere, building boats or tourist resorts. A total of 37 dive sites in Thaa Atoll, the most popular ones being Gorgonian Garden, Beauty and the Beast, Brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hatch and Oligiri Kandu. Laamu, the largest atoll of the Maldives, constitutes of 59 islands, out of which 11 are inhabited and one, a tourist resort. Popular dive sites here are the Maamendhoo Giri and Munnafushi Kandu. The capital island Fonadhoo is linked to Kadhoo and Gan by causeways, forming one of the longest roads in the country. There is an airport in the island of Kadhoo, with multiple flights daily, to and from MalĂŠ. Laamu Atoll has quite a number of archaeological sites and objects, some of them depicting pre-Islam civilizations. These include a giant black dome, images of Buddha and a 300 year old mosque built on the site of an earlier temple in Isdhoo, Buddhist stupas in Gan and several mounds in Kadhoo, Maandhoo and Hithadhoo.
THAA ATOLL Madifushi Dhiyamigili Guraidhoo Maalifushi
Kandoodhoo Vandhoo Hirilandhoo
Thimarafushi VEYMANDHOO Kinbidhoo
Isdhoo Kalhaidhoo Dhanbidhoo Maabaidhoo Mundhoo
Kaddhoo FONADHOO Gaadhoo Six Senses Laamu Maamendhoo
Six Senses Laamu Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Maldives’ beautiful southern Laamu Atoll. Just an inter-island plane trip from Malé and a short boat ride brings you to a palm-fringed paradise with 97 sustainable villa accommodations set over the lagoon and on the island. Yin Yang, one of the most famous surfing waves in Maldives, breaks just offshore. There are also beginner’s waves for guests wanting to experience the sport. Dolphins swim along the shores of Six Senses Laamu, where guests snorkel in the coral-rich house reef among Oriental Sweetlips, Parrotfish and Green Turtles. Our chefs from East and West prepare delicious dishes, many created from produce grown in the island's organic gardens. The sea breeze drifts among the rustic woods while memorable menus offered at each venue are enhanced by tropical vistas, from inspiring equatorial sunrises to romantic sunsets that dissolve into the evening sea. Set on the beach, the Six Senses Spa is surrounded by the island’s natural vegetation. Highly skilled Six Senses Spa therapists and visiting practitioners use natural products to provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature treatments, rejuvenation and wellness specialties of the region and specialized holistic treatments.
Gaafu Alifu & Gaafu Dhaalu The administrative atolls of Gaafu Alifu and Gaafu Dhaalu form the divisions that collectively make up Huvadhoo Atoll, which is surrounded by the Huvadhoo Kandu, a stretch of water renown as the safest area for sea travel within the Maldives. This is also home to some of the most idyllic and secluded surfing sports of the country; Beacons, Castaway and Tiger Strips. The northern district of Huvadhoo is comprised of Gaafu Atoll, a selection of 82 islands out of which only 11 are inhabited by a population of 12,000. It boasts of several coral reefs and aesthetically appealing islands including the Atoll capital Villingili. In addition to the fishing and ice packing industry carried out mainly towards the south of the atoll, Gaafu is one of the few Atolls in the country that has thrived in agricultural production and shipping. Some areas of the atoll are renown for textile and rope weaving abilities. Gaafu Alifu acts as a pristine example of the cultural and historical diversity coloring the Maldives, housing several Buddhist sculptures dating back thousands of years. The island of Dhevvadhoo is also famous for the many ancient mosques scattered across its surface. With quite a few geographical advantages, trade routes and industrial diversity, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, comprises of 153 islands of which only 10 are populated, with 2 resorts. The capital is Thinadhoo. Systematically located within international waters, the local population of Gaafu Dhaalu was known to have traded extensively with Sri Lanka and India in the past, a focal point of the atoll’s history, as it was this independence and industry which caused the ‘southern rebellion’, a turning point in history that became a tragic event in which the troops from the capital burned the island of Thinadhoo, causing tragic loss of life and desecration of property. Though the island was left uninhabited for 4 years, it is one of the highly developed islands of the country today. There is a domestic airport in the island of Kaadhedhoo.
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VILLINGILI Kooddoo Maamendhoo
The Residence Maldives Nilandhoo Dhaandhoo
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Amari Havodda
Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Kaadeddhoo Madaveli Hoandedhdhoo Outrigger Konotta
Kanduhulhudhoo Nadella Rathafandhoo Fiyoari
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Gnaviyani & Seenu The equator, 0D0’N42D52’E, passes between Huvdhoo Atoll and Fuahmulah. Situated closest to the equator, in the Equatorial Channel, between Gaafu Dhaalu and Addu, the island of Fuvahmulah is surface-wise the smallest administrative atoll of Maldives. Also the single biggest island of the country, it is 5km long and 1 km wide. In terms of geography, Fuvahmulah is one of the most diverse and beautiful islands of the country, with tropical woodlands, wetlands, freshwater lakes, well-vegetated marshland areas and swamps, making this island a habitat to a rich diverse collection of plant and animal species. In addition to this, the white sandy beaches are filled with different variations of pebble textures. Administratively, there are 8 districts that act in a similar manner as that of islands in other atolls. In the past, due to the lack of a lagoon and being subjected to ocean swells, this island was often inaccessible to people from elsewhere. However, this isolation has been greatly reduced by recent construction of a harbor and an airport. Addu Atoll, previously known as Seenu Atoll is Addu City today. The southern extreme of Maldives, comprising of 32 islands, with 6 inhabited islands and 3 resorts have the most colorful coral reefs in the entire country, possessing a rich diversity of whale and dolphin collection. The capital is Hithadhoo, and is connected to six other islands by series of causeway and land reclamation. The dialect here is quite different to that of the one spoken in Malé. This is the main economic and administrative hub of the south and in terms of its size, wealth, education and importance, and bears the closest resemblance to the country’s capital. Addu has a history that has strongly influenced its present. The island Gan was used by the British during WWII as a Royal Air Force base and during their stay, they connected the islands with causeways, built an international airport along with industrial buildings and employed most of the population. History also states that Addu once (together with Huvadhoo) declared independence and recognized themselves as the United Suvadive Republic.
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SEENU ATOLL HITHADHOO Maradhoo Maradhoofeydhoo Feydhoo Equator Village
Meedhoo Hulhudhoo Canareef Resort Maldives Shangri-La Villingili Gan
“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”
About us We give you the perfect vision of paradise along with world-class hospitality. As one of Maldivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest travel agencies, we offer the widest variety of holiday deals anywhere in the Maldives, be it exotic resort hotels, or lavish safaris, excursions of any type or even exclusive Private Island deals. We are more than just travel specialists, Our specialties include planning quality custom-made packages at the best prices, arranging luxury holidays for VIP clients, representing and handling travel agents, providing super-yacht charters and aviation ground-handling assistance. Our strength stems from the fact that we have direct contracts and allotments with over 100 resort hotels and safari yachts across Maldives. We have very strong relationships with local authorities, hotels, airlines and the tourism industry in general and there are no doors that will not open for us in this Industry. Hence, we offer prices like no other and a full range of other services along with best local expertise. Our team comprises of travel professionals from around the world. More than just experienced, they are thorough, knowledgeable, courteous helpful and available to you at all times. Our name today stands as one of the biggest brands in Maldives, synonymous with reliability, innovation, utmost commitment and beliefs in hospitality, professionalism, sincerity and quality.
Mr. Mohamed Riyaz Mr. Mohamed Riyaz is the Managing Director of this company. He is one of the most accomplished successful, knowledgeable and experienced people in the inbound tourism business in the country. He achieved success through vision, hard work, determination, personal relationships, travel trade network and innovative approach to business. Not to mention his philanthropic work and passion for going the extra mile. Furthermore, he has earned the trust and respect of owners and operators of resorts, hotels, private islands, picnic islands, diving safaris, sailing cruise, transport providers (Speedboats, Seaplane and Domestic planes). Due to his success, professionalism and high standing in the travel and tourism industry, he maintains an excellent relationship with all the concerned government authorities in the country, such as, the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation, Department of Civil Aviation, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Maldives Airports Company, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Maldives Customs Services. As a result he is among the leading most reputable people in Maldives tourism industry. Mr. Mohamed Riyaz started his career with the National Bank of the country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bank of Maldives, where he worked for over 13 years in various jobs of which the last was as a Manager for one of the bank branches. After leaving the bank in 1996, he then joined the tourism industry and worked as a travel consultant for an inbound travel company. Then in 1999, he founded Inner Maldives Pvt. Ltd., with a partner, which became a successful inbound tour operator. After 6 years with this company, he realized that his expertise, knowledge and experience could be better utilized in a new venture, thus came the new company Lets Go Maldives Pvt. Ltd. By utilizing his expertise, knowledge, experience and industry network, he is determined to make Lets Go Maldives the most professional, reliable and high quality service-oriented tourism business in the country.
Our Services Services for Tour Operator and Travel Agents 1. Arranging room allotments at resorts, hotels and diving safari boats 2. Confirming rooms at resorts, hotels and diving safari boats on request basis 3. Free consultation for identifying more suitable resorts, hotels and diving safari boats for Tour Operators and Travel Agents to do business with 4. Arranging attractive packages for honeymooners / anniversaries 5. Arranging ceremonial wedding packages (renewal of wedding vows) 6. Arranging Family packages for clients traveling with children 7. Arranging all inclusive and semi all inclusive packages 8. Arranging tailor made packages (customized packages) 9. Providing transfers by Dhoni (local motor boats) speedboats and seaplanes during clients stay for any purpose 10. Making all arrangements for incentive groups and conferences / meetings 11. Representation and Handling for Tour Operators and Travel Agents Representation for Tour Operators and Travel Agents 1. Meet and Greet services for the clients at the Airport on arrival and departure 2. Welcoming the clients on arrival at the Airport 3. Assisting and accompanying the clients with their transfer to the Resort, Hotel and Diving Safari Boat. 4. Arranging a 24hr HOTLINE by dedicating a Representative for the client(s) to contact for any assistance during their stay in Maldives 5. Reconfirming client's airline ticket for onward travel 6. Arranging MalĂŠ City Tour and Submarine Dive on the date of departure if flight timings permit. 7. Providing a dedicated full time staff from the Company for the Tour Operator 8. Providing Office space with necessary communication and administration equipments, for a direct staff of the Tour Operator 9. Accommodation for the Tour Operator's direct staff Note: the above services and arrangements are chargeable. 108
Low Rates Since we are the largest inbound Tour Operator, we have kept a huge amount of deposits with resort partners to utilize best rate with allotment.
Local Experts This company runs under local experts who have more than 10 years experience in the industry. Lets Go Maldives Pvt. Ltd operates with the most experienced local experts and based in the Capital City of MalĂŠ.
24 hour service We provide 24 hour service at the International Airport in Maldives / 7 days a week. Our counter number is 20.
Unique service You can rely on the unique expertise of those who know Maldives resorts intimately, your phone call is promptly answered by one of our reservation agents. No long waiting on our hotline: +960 9977116
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1. Amillafushi 2. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas 3. Ayada Maldives 4. Baros Maldives 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli 6. Coco Bodu Hithi 7. Conrad Maldives 8. Dusit Thani Maldives 9. Finolhu 10. Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa 11. Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giravaru 12. Gili Lankanfushi 13. Huvafenfushi 14. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi 15. Jumeirah Vittaveli 16. Kanuhura 17. Naladu Maldives 18. Niyama Maldives 19. One&Only Reethi Rah 20. Outrigger Konotta Maldives 21. Park Hyatt Maldives 22. Shangri La's Villingili Resort 23. Six Senses Laamu 24. Soneva Fushi 25. Soneva Jani 26. St Regis Maldives Vommuli 27. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa 28. The Residence Maldives 29. W Retreat
1. Adaaran Club Rannalhi 2. Adaaran Prestige Vadoo 3. Angsana Ihuru 4. Bandos Island Resort 5. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 6. Centara Ras Fushi 7. Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo 8. Coco Dhuni Kolhu 9. Constance Halaveli 10. Constance Moofushi 11. Dusit Thani Maldives 12. Eriyadu Island Resort 13. Filitheyo Island Resort 14. Fun Island Resort 15. Kanuhura 16. Lily Beach Resort & Spa 17. Mirihi Island Resort 18. Nika Island Resort 19. Oblu by Atmosphere Helengeli 20. Park Hyatt Maldives 21. Reethi Beach Resort 22. Robinson Club Maldives 23. Shangri La's Villingili Resort 24. St Regis Maldives Vommuli 25. Sun Aqua Vilu Reef 26. Vakarufalhi Island Resort 27. Vilamendhoo Island Resort 28. Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef 29. W Retreat
1. Amari Havodda Maldives 2. Amillafushi 3. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas 4. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli 6. Coco Palm Bodu Hithi 7. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu 8. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island 9. Dusit Thani Maldives 10. Finolhu 11. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa 12. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru 13. Gili Lankan Fushi 14. Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi, Maldives 15. JA Manafaru 16. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi 17. Jumeirah Vittaveli 18. Kandolhu Maldives 19. Kanuhura Maldives 20. Loama Maldives 21. Niyama Maldives 22. One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives 23. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort 24. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa 25. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives 26. Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa 27. Soneva Jani 28. Sun Island Resort 29. The Residence Maldives 30. Velaa Private island Maldives 31. W Retreat & Spa Maldives
Spa 1. Amari Havodda Maldives 2. Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort 3. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas 4. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort 5. Angsana Ihuru 6. Angsana Velavaru 7. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives 8. Bandos Island Resort & Spa 9. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 10. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives 11. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives 12. Cocoa Island 13. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island 14. Constance Moofushi Resort 15. Dhigali Island Resort 16. Dusit Thani Maldives 17. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa 18. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru 19. Gili Lankan Fushi 20. Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi, Maldives 21. Hurawalhi Island Resort 22. Huvafenfushi 23. Jumeirah Vittaveli 24. Kandima Maldives 25. Kandolhu Maldives 26. Kanuhura Maldives 27. Lily Beach Resort & Spa 28. Lux* Island Resorts 29. Maafushivaru Maldives 30. One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives 31. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort 32. Paradise Island Resort & Spa 33. Royal Island Resort & Spa
34. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives 35. Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa 36. Soneva Jani 37. Taj Exotica Reosrt & Spa Maldives 38. The Sun Siyam Irufushi 39. Velaa Private island Maldives 40. W Retreat & Spa Maldives
Honeymooners 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Aaavee Natures Paradise Adaaran Club Rannalhi Amari Havodda Maldives Amillafushi Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort 6. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas 7. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort 8. Angsana Resort & Spa Ihuru 9. Angsana Resort & Spa Velavaru 10. Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives 11. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 12. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives 13. Coco Palm Bodu Hithi 14. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu 15. Constance Halaveli Maldives 16. Constance Moofushi Resort 17. Dusit Thani Maldives 18. Finolhu 19. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa 20. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru 21. Gili Lankan Fushi 22. Hideaway Beach Maldives 23. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives 24. Hurawalhi Island Resort 25. Huvafenfushi 26. JA Manafaru
27. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi 28. Jumeirah Vittaveli 29. Kandima Maldives 30. Kandolhu Maldives 31. Kanuhura 32. Lily Beach Resort & Spa 33. Lux* Island Resorts 34. Maafushivaru Maldives 35. Medhufushi Island Resort 36. Nika Island Resort & Spa 37. Niyama Maldives 38. One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives 39. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort 40. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives 41. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon 42. Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa 43. Soneva Jani 44. St Regis Maldives Vommuli 45. Taj Exotica Reosrt & Spa Maldives 46. The Sun Siyam Irufushi 47. Velaa Private island Maldives 48. W Retreat & Spa Maldives
Exclusive 5* Deluxe 1. Cheval Blanc Randheli 2. Coco Prive' Private Island 3. Four Seasons Private Island at Voavah 4. Velaa Private Island
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1. Adaaaran Select Meedhupparu 2. Adaaran Club Rannalhi 3. Adaaran Prestige Vadoo 4. Adaaran Prestige Water Villa 5. Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi 6. Atmosphere Kanifushi 7. Centara Grand Maldives 8. Centara Ras Fushi 9. Cinnamon Hakura Huraa 10. Constance Moofushi 11. Diamonds Athuruga 12. Diamonts Thundufushi 13. Equator Village - Gan 14. Kihaad Maldives 15. Lily Beach Resort & Spa 16. Oblu by Atmosphere 17. Ozen by Atmosphere 18. Palm Beach Resort
Amari Havodda Maldives Amillafushi Anantara Kihavah Villas Ayada Maldives Bandos Island Resort & Spa Blancura Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives 8. Constance Halaveli Maldives 9. Filitheyo Island Resort 10. Finolhu 11. Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi, Maldives 12. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives 13. JA Manafaru 14. Jumeirah Vittaveli 15. Kandima Maldives 16. Kanuhura Maldives 17. Kuramathi Island Maldives 18. Kurumba Maldives 19. Lily Beach Resort & Spa 20. Loama Maldives 21. Lux* Island Resorts 22. Medhufushi Island Resort 23. One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives 24. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort 25. Paradise Island Resort & Spa 26. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon 27. Soneva Jani 28. Sun Island Resort & Spa 29. The Residence Maldives 30. The Sun Siyam Irufushi 31. Velaa Private island Maldives
Budget 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Adaaran Club Rannalhi Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Biyadhoo Island Resort Blancura Guest House Eriyadu Island Resort Fihalhohi Island Resort Fun Island Resort Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives 10. Holiday Island Resort & Spa 11. Kuredu Island Resort 12. Madoogali Resort & Spa 13. Meeru Island Resort & Spa 14. Paradise Island Resort & Spa 15. Plumeria Boutique Hotel 16. Summer Villa Guest House 17. Sun Island Resort & Spa 18. Sun Tan Beach Hotel 19. The Barefoot Eco Hotel 20. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
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Top 10 Resorts in Maldives
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1. Amillafushi 2. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas 3. Cheval Blanc Randheli 4. Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru 5. Huvafenfushi 6. One & Only Reethi Rah 7. Soneva Fushi 8. Soneva Jani 9. Velaa Private Island 10. W Retreat
Amari Havodda Maldives Bandos Island Resort Kurumba Maldives Lux Maldives Paradise Island Resort Sheraton Maldives Sun Island Resort The Sun Siyam Irufushi
City Hotels 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Champa Central Hotel Hotel Jen Hulhule Island Hotel Mookai Suites The Somerset Hotel
New Resorts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Dhigali Island Resort Hurawalhi Island Resort Kandima Resort Kuda Fushi Resort & Spa Milaidhoo Island Resort
Destinations Index Aaaveee Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paradise J1 p.85 Adaaran Club Rannalhi H2 p.37 Adaaran Prestige Vadoo G2 p.37 Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi G3 p.37 Adaaran Select Meedhupparu E1 p.27 Alimatha Aquatic Resort H3 p.85 Amari Havodda N2 p.95 Amay Resort & Spa H1 p.73 Amilla Fushi E2 p.27 Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort H3 p.37 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas E2 p.27 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort H3 p.37 Angaga Island Resort & Spa H1 p.73 Angsana Ihuru Maldives G2 p.37 Angsana Velavaru Maldives J2 p.85 Asdu Sun Island G3 p.37 Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives E2 p.27 Ayada Maldives O2 p.95 Baglioni Resort Maldives J1 p.85 Bandos Island Resort & Spa G2 p.37 Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru G2 p.37 Baros Maldives G2 p.37 Bathala Island Resort G1 p.73 Biyadhoo Island Resort H2 p.37 Canareef Resort Maldives Q2 p.97 Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives H1 p.73 Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives G2 p.37 Cheval Blanc Randheli D2 p.19 Cinnamon Dhonveli G3 p.37 Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa J3 p.85 Club Med Kani G3 p.37 Coco Bodu Hithi G2 p.37 Coco Dhuni Kolhu E1 p.27 Coco PrivĂŠ Kuda Hithi Island G2 p.37 Cocoa Island H2 p.37 Conrad Maldives Rangali H1 p.73
Constance Halaveli Maldives G1 p.73 Constance Moofushi Resort H1 p.73 Dhigali Maldives E1 p.27 Dhiggiri Tourist Resort H2 p.85 Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas H1 p.73 Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas H1 p.73 Dusit Thani Maldives E2 p.27 Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon G1 p.73 Embudu Village G3 p.37 Equator Village Q2 p.97 Eriyadu Island Resort F2 p.37 Fihalhohi Island Resort H2 p.37 Filitheyo Island Resort I1 p.85 Finolhu E1 p.27 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa G3 p.37 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru E2 p.27 Fun Island Resort H2 p.37 Furaveri Island Resort & Spa E1 p.27 Gaakoshibee Resort & Spa C2 p.19 Gangehi Island Resort G1 p.73 Gasfinolhu Island Resort G3 p.37 Gili Lankan Fushi G3 p.37 Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa B1 p.19 Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives H2 p.37 Holiday Island Resort & Spa I1 p.73 Hurawalhi Island Resort D2 p.19 Huvafen Fushi Maldives G2 p.37 J Resort Alidhoo B2 p.19 JA Manafaru A1 p.19 Jumeirah Dhevanafushi N2 p.95
Jumeirah Vittaveli G2 p.37 Kandima Maldives J2 p.85 Kandolhu Maldives H1 p.73 Kanuhura Maldives D3 p.27 Kihaad Maldives E2 p.27 Komandoo Island Resort D2 p.19 Kudafushi Resort & Spa D2 p.19 Kuramathi Maldives G1 p.73 Kuredu Island Resort & Spa D2 p.19 Kurumba Maldives G3 p.37 Lily Beach Resort & Spa H1 p.73 Loama Maamigili Resort & Spa D1 p.27 LUX* Island Resorts I1 p.73 Maafushivaru Maldives H1 p.73 Maalifushi by COMO K2 p.91 Madoogali Resort & Spa G1 p.73 Makunudu Island Resort F2 p.37 Malahini Kuda Bandos G2 p.37 Medhufushi Island Resort J3 p.85 Meeru Island Resort & Spa G3 p.37 Milaidhoo Island Maldives E2 p.27 Mirihi Island Resort H1 p.73 Naladhu Maldives H3 p.37 Nika Island Resort & Spa G1 p.73 Niyama Maldives J1 p.85 Oblu by Atmosphere F3 p.37 Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort H2 p.37 One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives F2 p.37 Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort O2 p.95 Ozen by Atmosphere H2 p.37 Palm Beach Resort & Spa E3 p.27 Paradise Island Resort & Spa G3 p.37 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa O2 p.95
Ranveli Village H1 p.73 Reethi Beach Resort E2 p.27 Rihiveli Beach Resort H2 p.37 Robinson Club Maldives N2 p.95 Royal Island Resort & Spa E2 p.27 Safari Island Resort H1 p.73 Shangri-Laâ&#x20AC;şs Villingili Resort & Spa Q2 p.97 Sheraton Maldives Full Moon G3 p.37 Six Senses Laamu L2 p.91 Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa E2 p.27 Soneva Jani D2 p.19 St. Regis Maldives Vommuli J1 p.85 Summer Island Village F2 p.37 Sun Aqua Vilu Reef J2 p.85 Sun Island Resort & Spa I1 p.73 Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives G3 p.37 The Rania Experience I1 p.85 The Residence Maldives N2 p.95 The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives D2 p.19 Thulhagiri Island Resort G2 p.37 Vakarufalhi Island Resort H1 p.73 Velaa Private Island D2 p.19 Velassaru Maldives G2 p.37 Velidhu Island Resort & Spa G1 p.73 Veligandu Island Resort & Spa G2 p.37 Viceroy Maldives C2 p.19 Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa H1 p.73 Villivaru Island Resort H2 p.37 Vivanta by Taj Coral G2 p.37 VOI Maayafushi Resort G1 p.73 W Retreat & Spa Maldives G1 p.73 Zitahli Resort & Spa Dholhiyadhoo C2 p.19 Zitahli Resort & Spa Kudafunafaru D2 p.19
â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.â&#x20AC;? - Jacques YVES Cousteau (A French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water who travelled to and explored the Maldivian seas)
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