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Maldives Island Hopping

Experience more on your Maldives adventure

We love talking holidays and we're here to help. If you'd like our advice on how to create an amazing Maldives holiday, just give our Destination Specialists a call.

With over 1,000 islands in the Maldives, it seems a shame to just visit one. Hop from atoll to atoll by seaplane or speedboat and experience something new on each island you visit; from spa treatments to diving and fishing to gourmet dining. 

With 26 postcard-perfect atolls and over 1,000 islands in the Maldives, it seems a shame to visit just one. You can get so much more out of a holiday to the Maldives if you choose to spend time on two or even three of the islands, because each one has its own personality.

All islands are within a seaplane or speedboat transfer of each other, so island hopping is not only fun, but easy too. There are islands where you can enjoy world-class cuisine, some where you can sit on the deck of your overwater villa for a week straight, and others with incredible house reefs just waiting to be explored.

LUX* South Ari Atoll has some renowned dining experiences that can be taken under the stars with the sand beneath your feet, over the water and served directly to your villa if you choose. Take your pick from seven restaurants and bars with a great choice of Maldivian, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine in an eclectic mixture of venues. If keeping fit and active is important to you on holiday, then Kuredu Island Resort and Spa is one of the larger Maldivian islands and has a 6-hole, Par-3 golf course and a PGA qualified golf professionals are on hand for private lessons. The resort also has football, diving, snorkelling, a fitness centre and two spas, so there's plenty to keep you active.  Villamendhoo Island Resort and Spa  and OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli have  spectacular house reefs which are only metres from the shore, with an incredible drop.  Just step out into the water and snorkel to the reef which is suited to all levels of snorkelling and diving experience.

All islands in the Maldives, of course, have the baking Indian Ocean sun and long stretches of pristine white beach which come as standard.

It’s very likely that you won’t be able to pick a preferred island when you’re planning your holiday, but with our help and a touch of island hopping you can have the best of all worlds.



Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"Providing activity and adventure Kuredu Island Resort & Spa sits just 30 minutes by speed boat from Hurawalhi Island Resort, a peaceful relaxed adults only luxury retreat. Combining the two islands is easy and the perfect mix of activity and relaxation."


Destination Specialist

"When you arrive I'd recommend a few nights in the North or South Malé Atolls before you speedboat back to the airport and take a scenic seaplane journey to your onward resort further afield."