Articles Mentioning Maldives Hotels

10 Things You Should Never, Ever Do in the Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli For many, the Maldives is a dream destination. Clear turquoise waters, stunning islands, soft-sand beaches, and the far-flung location are all huge draws. Its dreamy overwater bungalows, incredible snorkeling opportunities, tropical temperatures, and picture-perfect sunsets only add to the appeal. Flights from the U.S. clock in at over 20 hours, and the cost…

The World’s First Underwater Hotel Villa Has Opened

Photo courtesy of © 2018 Hilton Forget overwater bungalows — you can now spend the night underwater in the Maldives. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has opened the world’s first-ever underwater hotel residence, fulfilling Little Mermaid dreams everywhere. Submerged more than 16 feet below the Indian Ocean, the two-story villa goes by the moniker Muraka,…

How to Travel to the Maldives on a Budget

Aerial View of Kihaa Maldives/Oyster The Maldives is not a cheap destination. For starters, getting there from the U.S. can cost you over $2,500 round-trip in high season. You’ll also have to factor in the price of transportation from Male International Airport to the island where your hotel is located, which can often be just…

11 Gorgeous Hotels That Were Made for Instagram

Whether you like it or not, social media has transformed the way we travel. Case-in-point: An increasing number of travelers are turning to Instagram — not only to document their trips, but also in search of holiday inspiration, including what to do and where to stay. After all, if you went on vacation and didn’t…

A State of Emergency Was Just Declared in the Maldives

When it comes to luxurious island vacations — with the softest of beaches, the bluest of waters, and over-the-top overwater bungalows — the Maldives tops the list. Made up of nearly 2,000 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the stunning archipelago is a romantic paradise. However, while the beauty of the Maldives is indisputable, it’s…

Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Owning a private island is overrated and a lot of work — or so we’ve heard from our many island-owning friends. You have to deal with the astronomical taxes, the development, and the upkeep. It’s a full-time job, really (one that island owners simply pay other people to…

6 Honeymoon-Worthy All-Inclusive Resorts in Asia

After planning an entire wedding, the idea of going on a honeymoon with everything taken care of sounds pretty appealing. All-inclusive resorts, which usually include accommodations, activities, food, and alcohol, can take a lot of the hassle out of planning. If the destination happens to be a remote locale in South Asia, even better. With…

11 Hotels With Free Massages and Spa Treatments Included in the Rate

The only downside to booking a room that comes with free massages? The fact that on future hotel stays, the squirreling away of sewing kits, mini bottles of shampoo, and other in-room freebies may not bring you quite the same level of glee as it once did. Now that you’ve been primed for the risk…

11 Hotel Rooms With Private Beaches

Forget swim-up bars, swim-out suites, and in-room pools. When it comes to tropical getaways, staying in a room with its very own private beach — as in swim-naked-if-you-want private — is the ultimate way to go. (Well, short of chartering an entire island.) These dreamy hotel rooms around the world feature secluded shoreline, hidden-away coves,…

The Best Time to Visit the Maldives

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort/Oyster We should start by saying there’s no real terrible time to visit the Maldives. Sure, it has high and low seasons like any other destination, but the truth is that this island paradise is actually just that: a paradise. Even during the rainy season, when you can expect downpours nearly…