CAIRO – 9 July 2017: The Maldives has become a destination for artists and celebrities for their holidays and is considered by many to be the world's leading tropical beach destination for honeymooning. One thing is for certain, it is one of the best places to relax and unwind from the busy lifestyle and chaos of the modern world.
1 - Maldives islands
There are more than 106 different resorts for visitors to choose from and the desert island vibes are guaranteed to make you feel as if you own your own private piece of heaven. In any of the Maldives’ 1,190 islands you will find idyllic coral beaches, lush tropical vegetation, warm shallow waters, superb hotel facilities and excellent service.
All the Maldives’ resorts are located on private islands ranging from 150-meters² to 2.5-kilometers². Typical facilities available are restaurants, bars, water sports and entertainment. These are often the only places you can reach during your stay in a resort in the Maldives, due to the tranquil isolated nature of the islands.
2 - J A Manfaru rooms in the Maldives
3 - Relaxing in the Maldives
4 - Accomodation in the Maldives
Most resorts offer cruises to local fishing islands or to the capital of Malé. The Maldives has 106 resorts on private islands ranging in price from acceptable to unlimited luxury. If you want to discover the Maldives, you can always consider using a local guest house on one of the five inhabited islands with cheap rooms. In the island of Maafushi, for example, the price of a five-star hotel according to booking.com ranges from LE 16,000 to LE 177,000 during the period from July 15 to July 21.
5 - Maldives Baros
The location of the Maldives:
The Maldives archipelago is located on the northern side of the western coast of the Republic of Sri Lanka, about 400 miles away from the South Asian island nation. It is about 350 miles away from the nearest south-west coast of India and is bordered on the north-east by Lakadiv, the Arabian Sea and the southern and western Indian Ocean.
6 - Coco Palm in the Maldives
How to access the Maldives:
International flights arrive at Malé International Airport which is located on the private island of Hulhule towards the north of the archipelago. Many visitors travel by private aircraft, but there are many commercial flights operated by companies such as Emirites from Dubai, SriLankan Airlines from Colombo, Singapore Airlines from Singapore, British Airways from London and Saudia Airlines directly from Riyadh to the Maldives.
Access to the resorts:
From airport to the resort, transportation is available by boat, hydroplane or local flight. The option usually depends on the distance from the airport. If access to your resort requires a hydroplane, there are several things to keep in mind. If your arrival is after sunset you will have to stay that night in Malé, and the same if your departure date is in the morning.
The independence of a hydroplane in the Maldives is a unique experience. Make sure to take the seat next to the window so that you do not miss the amazing scenes and make sure your camera is fully charged before boarding the plane.
What can you do in the Maldives?
The tropical paradise of the Maldives is usually visited by tourists for its beaches and water sports. Its aquatic life is spectacular and its dive sites have a good reputation.
Most resorts do not have a program full of activities, and there is no chance to visit tourist attractions "no matter what boat trips can be organized to visit the surrounding inhabited islands."
Choose your favorite resort:
The cost of a resort may not always be clear from the first look and will vary according to several factors:
Most resorts have a wide range of room types and accommodations such as basic rooms, larger rooms, location and view. A change of just one of these factors has doubled the cost of accommodation more than once.
Accommodation in the Maldives usually does not consist of more than two floors with a separate room or villa on the beach or above the water; so do not expect to stay in a high place.
Keep in mind that you will not be able to easily travel somewhere else to eat, practice a water sport, or do any other activity you love, so choose the resort that has the facilities to suit your needs.
Many islands have only one or two restaurants, so if you have limited food preferences you should choose a resort that offers open dining options instead of a set menu.
Swimming pools at the resorts are scarce as "in the Indian Ocean it is not needed." If a pool is a major factor for you when choosing a holiday to make sure to think your choice through before making a reservation.
For most resorts the basic food plan is bed and breakfast. There are also several new resorts offering "all-inclusive" as a standard plan.
Be careful when considering the "All-In-One" offers - this does not mean all-inclusive at all resorts. Sometimes meals are included only in the main restaurant and diners must pay for a supplement when eating elsewhere.
Travel to the Maldives:
Things to beware of: The cost of meals and drinks at many resorts is very expensive Everything in the Maldives except for fish and coconut is be imported, usually coming from Dubai to the capital and then by boat to the resort.
To save you an unpleasant surprise, visitors should be aware that any activity you choose once at the resort will be mostly free.
7 - Baros Maldives
8 - Private island villa - Maldives
9 - Furaveri Island – Maldives
Villa Brave Island offers luxury accommodation in tropical villas located next to the clear water of the island, which is next to paradise. The cost of accommodation is up to LE 177,000 pounds during the period from July 15 to July 21 including breakfast and dinner.
Coco Palm Dhuni-Kolo Resort:
Coco Palm Hotel is located in Colombo, 124-kilometers or 30 minutes by plane from Malé International Airport. The air-conditioned villas offer stunning views of the ocean or the surrounding greenery. They also feature furnishings of reeds and lumber and feature private terraces with outdoor seating. The cost of accommodation reaches LE 53,000 pounds.
Located on a private island in the northern Maldives, JA Manavaro takes 70 minutes by water from Malé International Airport, some 320-kilometers away. It offers luxurious beachfront cabins and villas as well as villas over the water with private outdoor swimming pools, and is certified by the Professional Diving Instructors Association. The cost of accommodation is LE 71,000 pounds for a room.
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa, Raa Atoll:
Located in Ra Atoll, this hotel features a private beach area and guests can enjoy revitalized spa treatments at the Furaviri Spa. Dining options at the resort offer panoramic views of the beach, the beach lagoon and nearby green islands. An inclusive breakfast only.
This place is a one-minute walk from the beach. The Maldives Baros is a small island near Malé in a turquoise lagoon. It has isolated villas in a palm-shaded area next to the white sandy beach or floats above the water with a sun terrace. Many of the stylish sandstone, timber and straw-floored villas have their own plunge pool, and some have a hot tub.
Maldives Baros is a 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. An airport shuttle is also available for a fee of LE 88,000 per person.
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11 - Furaveri Island rooms - Maldives