The Maldives is the ultimate place to switch off, redefine yourself, and learn how to forget about work, the shopping, the laundry, and even the children! In all my years of arranging holidays to the Maldives, I’ve never once had a guest come back and say that they were bored - in fact they are more likely to tell me they want to book again!
In the Maldives, you're not going to a hotel on an island, you're going to an island that is the hotel! Many of the staff stay there for two to five months and work 12-hour shifts, so you usually get to see the same people every day, which means you receive exceptional and extremely personal service. They remember exactly how you want your omelette cooked or what and when you might like a drink, which if you were in Europe, you’d have to pay thousands of pounds for. These little touches are true luxury.
One thing that you may not know about the Maldives is that the islands cannot be purchased so the hoteliers rent them, and there are rules that they have to upgrade them every few years. All the resorts are good for culture and nature lovers, but if you want to take a day trip to Male I'd suggest a resort in North Male.
If you’re thinking about the Maldives for your honeymoon, I would suggest Komandoo Island Resort & Spa
or LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
. If you’re planning to travel with children, choose one of the larger islands where there are bigger kids' clubs and the kids can run around freely, such as Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
, or Meeru Island Resort & Spa
. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
is also great as it has a golf course.