While the Maldives is certainly known as a honeymoon and sunshine filled holiday destination, the country also impresses with very good surf spots at a variety of locations throughout the entire archipelago. If you decide to focus your entire trip on surfing in the Maldives then you might want to contact a tour operator that specializes in those types of trips, but if you’re looking to surf for a few days as part of your trip then you’ve come to the right place.
All-inclusive villa resorts provide a feeling of luxury that’s combined with the comfort and knowledge that nearly everything is included in the room price, so you don’t have to stress over price tags repeatedly throughout your vacation. The Maldives has over 80 different water-villa hotels, and nearly 20 of them operate on an all-inclusive basis, or at the very least, a full-board (all meals included) basis. The best all inclusive Maldives holiday resorts are among the best in the world, particularly so, for overwater villa lovers.
With nearly 80 different private-island water bungalow resorts in the Maldives, it would be very easy t spend a week or more sorting and combing through all the prices, features, and guest reviews to find the one that suits you best at a decent price. Because we have spent many months sifting through this information, we’re publishing our “Editor’s Choice” resort recommendations to save you time finding the best resort and deal.
Maldives is proudly noted as the water villa capital of the world, and one of the planet’s most desirable holiday destinations, for many different and exciting reasons. However, it should be noted that a Maldives vacation can be a bit confusing because of the long flights into and out of the country and the fact that each visitor then has to take a sea-plane or speedboat to another island to reach their choosen resort.
If you are reading this article you have probably just realized that you are going to have to spend a least one night near the Malé International Airport on your way in or on your way out.
The Maldives might be the closest thing to paradise on earth for those looking for a sunshine holiday or a tropical escape. Known as the water villa and overwater bungalow capital of the planet, the Maldives has over 80 private-island resorts with overwater rooms.
But how do you get to these private islands in the Maldives? To be honest, it can be a bit confusing and mysterious until you’ve done it at least once before, so I’ve put together this easy to read guide to show you exactly how it all works.
With an amazingly pleasant and consistent climate throughout the entire year, the best time to visit the Maldives is whenever you choose to visit. With that said, there are however, some subtle differences from one season to the next. In order to help you figure out when the best time for you to visit the Maldives is, we’ll discuss all of that below.
In spite of its tiny population, the Maldives is spread out over a very large section of the Indian Ocean.
As you’ll see by the chart down below, the weather within the Maldives tends to be nearly identical throughout, regardless of the month. The days tend to be quite warm and at least somewhat humid. The nights are known for being reasonably warm and a bit balmy.
Unlike most other tropical destinations, the Maldives is unique in that it has two different “monsoon” periods each year. Luckily, neither are known for any dramatic weather or flooding, so the differences are rather subtle.
Once you arrive in the Maldives, you’ll feel as though you’ve arrived in paradise, especially at your overwater bungalow resort, as the location is quite remote for pretty much everyone. Spread over a huge area just southwest of India, The Maldives is located many thousands of kilometers from Europe, and even quite a long way from the Middle East as well.
Fortunately, there are many flights into Malé International Airport from all over the globe, making it so that most people will only have to change planes once along the way.
The always popular and famed Hilton hotel chain is set to open a new resort off the coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2023. This resort is posed to have both land based rooms and overwater suites, with a total of 80 for guests to enjoy. Although not much is known just yet about this upcoming resort addition, it does look like the resort will be private island based with overwater rooms that direct themselves straight out into the ocean, making for a Bora Bora inspired location.
Back in 2017, Hurricane Irma delivered mass destruction to parts of the Caribbean, with the British Virgin Islands seeing a lot of damage themselves. Unfortunately, the popular Bitter End Yacht Club was unable to reopen right away due to the extensive damage to the resort facilities. However, there is some exciting news as the resort is not only set to reopen this coming winter, but it has added overwater bungalows to its room list.