Maldives’ Private Islands, for your pleasure.

Every resort in the Maldives is a private island, and with over 120 islands to choose from, the only problem is selecting which paradise you want. The world’s most exclusive hotel brands are redefining luxury. From personal butlers and private lap pools to in-room massages and pillow menus, honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the country at the very top of their wish lists. But there’s also plenty of choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts.

What can you do at Maldives’ Private Island?

Underwater Restaurants
Underwater Restaurants
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
Diving with the Whales
Diving with the Whales

Romantic Dinners
Romantic Dinners
Rejuvenating Spas
Rejuvenating Spas

From crisscrossing coral reefs in, a glass-bottomed boat, to taking a nap in your private overwater bungalow, experience life like never before.

How to reach Maldives’ Private Islands?

Most flights arrive at Malé International Airport, situated on the Male island. Transportation to your island resort depends on the location and distance of your resort. It can be either through speedboat, seaplane, or domestic flights. Speedboat transfers are used for the nearer resorts, seaplane transfers are for the more distant ones, and domestic flights are for transfers to the outer atolls, taking guests to the numerous regional airports.

Minimum no. of nights at Private Islands.

It depends from individual to individual, but if we see Indian travellers’ trend, they prefer between 3 to 7 nights. On average 4 to 5 nights are sufficient. Here, you can split your stay with 2 nights on beach property, 2 nights in a water villa or stay all nights in one type of room, depending on your budget and personal preference. Travellers can pick and choose any combination!.

Social conventions of Private Islands.

The dress code in the Maldives is mostly informal. However, the local Islamic population might get offended by nudity and scanty clothing in public places, and the Government enforces rigid standards. Bikinis and other scanty beachwear are not acceptable in Private Islands or on any other inhabited island.

Visa Requirements

No prior visa is required to enter the Maldives, and a free 30-day visa is granted to all visitors who meet immigration requirements upon arrival.

Visitors of all nationalities in possession of the following would be granted entry into the Maldives:

  • A valid international travel document issued by a sovereign state’s government.
  • A valid return air ticket and necessary visas to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter.
  • A valid minimum of US$30.00 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation for the intended period of stay in the Maldives.

Weather & Climate

The Maldives is hot and sunny all year round. The best time to visit is between November and April. The monsoon runs from May to September, peaking in June.

A Treasure Map of Great Vacation


Dhivehi is the native language. However, English is widely taught and spoken.


Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) is a non- convertible currency only available in the Maldives. US dollars is an acceptable legal currency, pegged at USD 1.00 = MVR 15.42. All major credit cards and currency notes such as Euro and Sterling Pounds are also accepted.

Foreign Exchange

Banknotes and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged at the Velana International Airport and the foreign exchange bureaux in Malé. Credit cards are also accepted.


Tourist establishments have Wi-Fi access, usually for free.


Only permitted for foreigners in resorts or on live-aboard vessels. Alcohol and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any inhabited island even for guests staying in a guesthouse or hotel.

Booking your room according to the meal plan!

Breakfast Plan
Underwater Restaurants
Half Board
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
All Inclusive
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
Full Board
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles

Travel Magus Maldives’ Private Island Travel Tips


Select a flight that will reach Male between 6 AM and 3 PM, and departs around noon. If timings are too early or too late, take a night stay on the island near to the airport. Or otherwise, check resorts which provide the transfer till late evening, generally by speed boat only. 


If looking for a budget trip choose resort which can be reached by speed boat.


In case you are traveling by a seaplane, make sure it's coordinated with your flights, as seaplanes and domestic flights mostly run during day time.


Always go for the water villa. It’s an experience in itself!


It’s advisable to choose full-board or half-board, because à la carte food options can be expensive!

Destination Photos

Republic Square
Gan Hanimaadhoo International Airport
Friday Mosque
Gan Hanimaadhoo International Airport
Tsunami Monument
Hanimaadhoo Maafaru International Airport

Sultan Park
Gan International Airport
Islamic Centre
Man Made Beach
Hanimaadhoo Maafaru International Airport

Accomodation Location

  • Maldives resorts are the epitome of luxury travel. There is simply no better. They are intimidatingly luxurious yet so humbly warm and friendly. Visitors are charmed into their coveted hospitality as much as lured by their breath-taking natural beauty.
  • In resort we have multiple option of room type:
  • Villa or Room which is facing garden or no view Garden Villa/Deluxe room with or without pool
  • Villa or Room which is facing Beach Villa with private pool/ Jacuzz
  • Villa which is one over the water : Water villa with private pool / Jacuzzi

What and where to eat?

Staples, Specialties, and Coffee.

Mas Huni

A favourite Maldivian breakfast, comprising of tuna, onion, coconut and chilli!

Try the Fihunu Mas & Gulha

It’s fish pieces with chilli coating and fried dough balls filled with fish and spices.

Mas Riha & Roshi

A popular main meal, consisting of a fish curry eaten with rice. Don’t miss out on this treat!

Areca or Betel Nut

Sliced oval nuts, cloves, and lime paste is wrapped in an areca leaf, and chewed whole.

À la Carte Dining
Traditional Teashops
Guesthouse Restaurants

Free inclusion for certain travellers

Maldives Resorts offer freebies to a certain traveller. Each resort usually has a minimum requirement for such travellers. Check the terms and conditions of the resort which you have selected, if you belong to this category. However, resorts don't always offer these freebies. Take a look!

Honeymoon Traveller
Hulhumale Beach
Bikini Beach
Family with Kids
Veligandu Island Beaches


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