5 Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Resort In The Maldives


When you think of the Maldives, the first thing that comes to mind is the turquoise color of the sea and white sandy beaches, bungalows on the water, luxury villas, and hotels. 

However, there is a different range of offers that ranges from the more affordable ones to the luxurious ones where you will have to spend tens of thousands of dollars. 

The Maldives is one of the smallest countries in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean with a tropical climate, warm sea, beautiful sandy beaches, and rough seas. Visit Maldives Tourism to know more about Maldives.

The capital of this country is the city of Male. This country has a predominantly Muslim population, and alcohol is strictly prohibited except in exclusive accommodations. 

The main branches of industry are tourism and fishing, from which the population lives.

There are different types of resorts such as islands that have been converted into resorts, resorts among local islands, bungalows on the water and luxury private villas.

  • Islands converted into private hotel accommodations

Many private islands have been converted into luxury hotels. There is a saying here that an island is a luxury hotel. 

These islands have a completely different business from the others, workers have to sign privacy agreements, and no local people live on the island. 

On islands of this type, there is no dress code, you can wear whatever you want, they serve alcohol, and privacy is guaranteed to all visitors. 

They offer everything that makes a luxury hotel, they are also provided with excursions and visits outside the island, ensuring a memorable experience for those seeking exclusive private island vacations.

What these island hotels offer to visitors are: spa treatments, swimming pools, restaurants, sports clubs, fitness services, private villas, private clubs, sandy beaches and some serve alcohol. 

Among the more popular islands are Gan, Kuramachi, Ihuru, Conrad Rangali, and Kudafoludu.

  • Accommodation on local islands

These islands are considered to be inhabited by the local population. Most people choose this option because it is the most financially favorable. 

On this type of island, there are various hotels, private Airbnb accommodations, as well as bungalows that the locals own and rent. 

The price of one such accommodation will cost you up to $35 – $45, this includes taxes. Don’t be surprised when they charge you a fee of $6, which is an ecological type of fee and is paid per person and per day. 

Most of those who have a smaller budget opt for this accommodation because that way you can experience the culture, the way of life and try all the local dishes. We also suggest that you visit the market in the capital of Male. 

On these islands, you have to take care of and cover your body, especially if you are a woman because the majority of locals are Muslim. 

This dress code does not apply to private islands and luxury accommodations. 

More popular islands of this type are Villingili, Guraido, Todd and Maafushi.

  • Things to look out for when choosing accommodation in the Maldives

– Do not be guided by the standard ratings and stars of 3, 4 and 5. Since the hotels here are ranked from Deluxe, Superior and Standard.

-What is meant by the term all inclusive is food, boat rental, fishing, all activities on the water, and individual excursions depending on the offer.

  • There are land bungalows and water bungalows

The houses are designed differently, the ones located on the land are a little bigger and more spacious, and complete privacy is guaranteed and 2 to 3 rooms are included. 

With bungalows on the water, they are designed in such a way that they do not interfere with each other’s views, there are glass floors inside the rooms where you can observe the underwater world. 

There are also hammocks where you can sunbathe overnight. Bungalows on the water have one or two rooms.

  •  Private luxury villas on the water

This type of accommodation is one of the most exclusive. They are located on the open sea, have a private pool, jacuzzis, glass floors and many other benefits.

What you have to pay attention to is that there is an age limit when it comes to children, since some villas do not allow smaller children in this type of accommodation.


Depending on your income and wishes, you will choose the accommodation that is most attractive to you. 

Each piece of content will enrich your experience and make it unforgettable.

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