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For many people, the Maldives is all about luxury resorts. If you’re going to splash out on a Maldives holiday, you might as well really splash out on a stunning overwater private villa with plunge pool and impossibly gorgeous sunset views. It’s not just about the villas, though – since these luxury resorts tend to be self-contained island destinations, they are carefully designed to provide you with every sort of activity or entertainment you could possibly want. Unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences abound in the Maldives, and these resorts have perfected them.
There is one downside for gay visitors, and that is that the Maldives is a conservative Muslim country under Sharia law, where homosexuality is illegal. However, this is entirely ignored in the resorts, where gay couples are just as warmly welcomed as anyone else. This means that, while some may be uncomfortable visiting the country on principle, the Maldives is becoming an increasingly popular destination for gay visitors, especially those looking for a romantic getaway.
♥ All-inclusive Maldives resort
♥ Cool colonial-inspired design
♥ Excellent diving, snorkeling and watersports
♥ Great drinking and dining
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives – All Inclusive is a 5-star resort with a high-end luxury feel – what makes it particularly good value is its all-inclusive concept, which means you know exactly how much you will be spending. As well as the usual water and beach villas, guests can choose more affordable chilled-out, beachy suites. All of the accommodation features elegant colonial-style decor, blending traditional elements like dark wood details with clean, modern lines. The resort offers first-rate diving and snorkeling (there is even a shipwreck nearby) and various watersports, as well as beachfront access, an infinity pool, and a stylish overwater gym. The restaurants and bars are all cool and trendy, with top-notch food and drinks – all, of course, included in your rate.
♥ Quiet, friendly, and laid-back
♥ Rooms and villas available
♥ Great range of activities and entertainment
♥ Excellent on-site food
This intimate, eco-friendly resort is quiet and low-key, with a nice relaxed vibe to it. The accommodation mostly consists of spacious, airy rooms with private balconies and, in some cases, sea views. Beach villas are also available, with indoor and outdoor showers and direct beach access. Diving, snorkeling, watersports, fishing, and nightly entertainment on the beach will keep you plenty busy. Alternatively, you can chill out at the spa or just enjoy the white-sand beach. The on-site restaurants are all exceptionally delicious, and the bar is a great place to socialize in the evenings.
♥ All-inclusive available
♥ Private rooms offer great value
♥ Range of modern, relaxing accommodations
♥ Great range of water activities
This stylish and modern Holiday Inn resort has everything you need for a fun, relaxing stay. Accommodation options include garden villas, overwater villas, beach houses, and private rooms complete with an outdoor shower and a hammock. There is also a pavilion that sleeps up to four people. The decor is breezy and beachy throughout, with a palette of white and light blue. There are several bars and restaurants to choose from, all combining cool decor, beach views, and high-quality international food and drinks. Experiences include diving, surfing, watersports, yoga, and even paddleboard yoga. Transfers are usually included in your rate, and the resort offers an all-inclusive package.