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A good sized island (52 acres) on Noonu Atoll with 2 jettys of water villas and plenty of beach villas too. A newer addition to the holiday islands Irufushi is well designed, has some great facilities (such as a golf simulator) and plenty of restaurants so there is more choice than many other islands.

The ocean is deep here so drift dives can be enjoyed close to the island, a bonus for scuba fans seeking a little extra excitement.


Lux is a five star resort on one of the larger Maldive islands. Guests can borrow bicycles to get around, although everything is very much within walking distance.

Eight different accommodation types means that they can cater to all family sizes and most budgets. This resort is not in any way a budget Maldives experience, you will be pampered and cossetted throughout your stay, hence the higher prices that seen in some other maldive resorts.


Constance Moofushi


Constance Moofushi is a diver’s paradise

The amazing house reef is the big draw. Scuba divers will love the underwater opportunities on the eastern side of the island, just a few yards swim from your private over water bungalow. Due to the location, at the edge of an atoll, there are often plenty of pelagic visitors as well as the reef dwellers around, so have your spotter guides handy.

Constance Moofushi Accommodation

The accomodation is designed around couples or small families. Beach Villas for two adults and one extra bed (adult or child under 12 years). Water Villas for two adults and one extra bed (adult or child under 12 years). Senior Water Villas for two adults and one extra bed adult or two extra beds for children less than 12 years.

Eating on Constance Moofushi

The main buffet restaurant offers the standard international ‘nobody gets upset’ fare that buffet catering provides. It is a shame that they don’t focus more on local dishes and fish based meals. However, that said, the standard is generally high, if somewhat uninspired.

maldives lagoon

Cocoa Island


Cocoa Island has 33 overwater suites, and in 2012 won the accolade of being one of the Top 25 Hotels in the World in the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice awards.

The food is of a very high standard with chefs mixing local, Thai and Australian flavours in restaurant.


Veligandu Island


Veli’s beaches have the sort of sand that the mayor of Blackpool would kill for. The level of quality service and all round niceness that is offered to guests is also in a different league.

This is exceptional stuff. The ocean is teeming with fishes, the rooms are spotless, the food is lovely and the evenings are a party every night.

In the evening walking along the ‘bridge’ (flattest bridge I ever saw) to Dhigufinolhu island. From this vantage point you can often see dolphins.


beach pool

Taj Exotica


This hyper luxury resort is only 15 minutes from Malé Airport by the Taj Exotica Resort’s own private luxury speedboat.

The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an exclusive island resort in one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives.

With perfect beaches, total relaxation, stunning gourmet dining, an authentic Indian spa, water sports, and some of the world’s finest diving, visitors will really love the Taj Exotica. This is a completely refurbished deluxe resort with ultra modern facilities and traditional Maldivian style combined in effortless grace.

Number of Rooms: 62


Soneva Fushi


Soneva Fushi is a classy spa resort.

The island is big enough to offer Bicycle riding, which is quite an achievement for a Maldive island.

Other activities include Scuba diving, Table tennis, Badminton,Canoeing, Tennis, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, sailing and a gym. For the less active guests there is also Boules, Chess, Backgammon, and Trivial Pursuit.

Number of Rooms: 9


Full Moon


Sheraton Full Moon

The Full Moon Beach Resort on Furana Fushi Island is a great destination for sufers as well as divers.

Sited on the eastern edge of North Male’ Atoll surfers are now coming to experience the maldive too.

The diving is excellent and the lying about on the beach doing absolutely nothing at all is second to none.

Number of Rooms: 100


Reethi Rah


Reethi Rah – Wow! This is the biggest individual resort island in the whole of the Maldives and everything here is done on a wonderfully grand scale. Marketed as the ‘One and Only’ Reethi Rah, the consensus view is that this is pretty sensational in every respect. Seasoned visitors to Maldives islands may find they miss the ‘Robinson Crusoe’ effect of smaller islands, but the gains in variety of options must surely outweigh that for most people.




Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is 35Km from the airport so a speedboat or plane ride to the island is the first thing to expect when you arrive at Male.  A truly beautiful place to spend a week or two, lazing on the beach, snorkelling with the fishes and pampering yourselves silly.