About The Maldives
The Maldives is a group of low-lying coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls, situated south-west of Sri Lanka. A small percentage of the islands are inhabited and 87 are exclusive resorts, boasting tropical landscapes hugged by picture-perfect beaches festooned with palm trees. The myriad islands are surrounded by coral reefs enclosing shallow lagoons.
The Dhivehi people of the Maldives are descended from an ethnic mix of Aryan, Negroid, Sinhalese, Dravidian and Arab cultures. The history of the area was dominated by a succession of bids for control that began with Muslim rule in the 12th century. The Arabs were later supplanted by Portuguese then the British, until 1965 when the Maldives finally achieved full independence as a sultanate. The majority of Maldivians are Sunni Muslims and their lifestyle follows the traditions of Islam. Traces of ancient beliefs have endured in the form of superstitions centred on evil spirits.
The Maldives rely on tourism and fishing for their income, and with a large number of foreign visitors, eco-friendly tourism is gaining popularity in order to maintain the Maldives' natural beauty for future generations. Very little tourism in the Maldives is independent, with most visitors opting for all-inclusive resorts and package tours.
AN EDEN TO EXPLORE AND ENJOY AN ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTIONS -
A Club Med resort that surrounds you in refinement; in the settings, dining and activities. A new concept of luxury in a relaxed atmosphere.
Between diving in the underwater world and the pleasure of sampling the exquisite flavours of cuisine from all over the world, Kani is an Eden of all lovers of relaxation and discovery.
EACH MOMENT IS UNFORGETTABLE IN THIS ALL - INCLUSIVE PARADISE -
Nestled amidst idyllic natural surroundings, the award-winning Finolhu Villas offer unspoilt vistas, exceptional dining experiences, and a wealth of adventuresome pursuits. Exceptional in every detail, from the stunning overwater architecture to the intuitive, discrete service of our butlers.
The amazing island without a doubt offers one of the most exclusive and dreamy settings for a holiday.
WARM FRIENDLY MALDIVIAN HOSPITALITY
Meeru Island Resort & Spa is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach.
A 55 minute speedboat transfer brings you to the island of Meerufenfushi and its sole occupant, Meeru Island Resort; a lovely, well-established, South African favourite. Barefoot is the only way to go on this laid-back island and the chilled atmosphere makes for the ultimate relaxing holiday that caters for all tastes. But don’t think that there’s nothing going on; there’s an excellent house reef, beautiful lagoon and the most perfect stretches of beach; a golf driving range, putting green and 9 hole pitch and putt course, Euro Divers Scuba Centre and evening entertainment. Stay on the beach or over water with Jacuzzi options for both, and eat and drink at one of 4 restaurants – 2 a la carte – and 6 bars. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms and most public areas.
Meeru offers much to do, or you can relax and do nothing at all. Go on a cruise, a dive or just totally relax on the beach in the sun.
It's all here for you to enjoy, including warm, friendly Maldivian hospitality.
BE AS ACTIVE OR AS QUIET AS YOU WANT - THIS TIME IS YOURS!
Want true Maldivian style? With soft sand walkways lined with Frangipani trees, a turquoise lagoon and spectacular marine life, Olhuveli is the epitome of the region. Family or romantic getaway; it matters not for the island is perfect for both. Magnificent beach villas or a variety of over-water accommodation will make you feel like royalty. The house reef is accessible from the end of the jetty and the resort plays host to the very first kite surfing school in the Maldives. With a huge lagoon, there is plenty of snorkelling and all the water and land sports you could wish for and, although there is no kids club, there is a children’s play area. Evenings are taken care of with 4 restaurants and 3 bars with evening entertainment laid on.
THE CRYSTAL WHITE SANDY BEACH IS READY TO UNFOLD YOU -
Located on the pristinely stunning island of Ookolhufinolhu in Lhaviyani Atoll of the Maldives, the first glimpse of Cocoon Maldives will take your breath away. Seemingly floating over the shimmering azure lagoon, the lush green vegetation and the crystal-white sandy beaches are ready to enfold you in its warm embrace and comfort you with every luxury imaginable as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to achieve nirvana.
A RARE UNTOUCHED HAVEN -
Even for those who travel the world, retains a special place in their hearts. Slip off your shoes, slip into island time…
Situated in North Malé Atoll, only a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
Crafted in traditional Maldivian style using local woods, stones and a palette of earthy hues, these spacious havens of relaxation blend rustic charm with modern comforts, thoughtful to your needs.
Adventure and relaxation abound in and on the clear Maldivian waters, from admiring the stunning coral reefs and rich marine life as you snorkel in our house reef, to trying a free introductory dive or exploring deeper at spectacular nearby dive sites.