The Maldives Islands are a unique and dream destination.
The turquoise waters, stunning islands, soft sandy beaches and remote locations. All of these make for the sort of attractions that craft memories set to last a lifetime. Its incredible overwater bungalows and snorkelling adventures are only the beginning. With tropical temperatures and spectacular, perfect sunsets, it seems that heaven does exist on Earth. As a result, this location stands out as one of the most desired holiday spots in the world.
The Maldives Islands are located in the Indian Ocean, south of India. They are a group of 1,190 coral islands spread over 26 large atolls — coral structures separated by lagoons. Only 202 are inhabited, and 87 are dedicated to holiday tourism.
The abundance of marine life in these stops supplements the limited vegetation and wildlife. The Maldives has a great diversity of life in its waters, with corals and over 2,000 species of fish. Here, tuna fishing is a primary commercial resource.
Maldivian Airports for Private Jets
Picture a tropical island, and you may think of white sand, clear waters and luxurious interiors. The result is probably a synonym of the Maldives Islands. Not many places in the world can sum up a sentence better. We have very little doubt that a private flight may turn into the perfect island getaway.
The Maldives offers four international airports that you can fly into:
- The main airport, Malé Velana International Airport
- Noonu Maafaru International Airport;
- Haa Dhaalu Hanimaadhoo International Airport;
- Addu City Gan International Airport;
In addition, you can pick from any of the 12 domestic airports to travel between the islands.
The main airport will offer a more relaxed experience than many others found worldwide, whilst adding a little charm to your arrival. Once you land, you will most likely continue your journey in a speedboat or seaplane.
Flying over the Maldives, you will be able to see all the atolls and islands. Every drop of green is surrounded by white sand, giving way to crystal clear lagoons nestled within a protective coral barrier.
If these islands haven’t yet made it to your bucket list, it may be time to consider them.
Best Private Islands
Nearly all resorts in the Maldives occupy their private island, sharing a local airfield. There are plenty of alternatives to choose from, especially those considering a more remote and private alternative. Here, you’ll find luxurious resorts and unique services for the ultimate romantic or peaceful holiday.
When staying on a private island, true luxury is the most significant advantage. It’s the ideal setting, with bungalows and crystal clear sea in the background, the highest service standards, cuisine, and multiple exclusive services.
Here are some of our recommendations if you’re after the ultimate paradise beach experience.
Private Island Cheval Blanc Randheli
A beautifully award-winning island with one of the finest lagoons in the Maldives awaits you at this colossal villa. With its panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and its own freshwater pool, you can be sure that this will be an experience that dramatically completes your most luxurious and memorable Maldivian getaway.
Cheval Blanc’s exclusive villa trails run through the island itself, and you can reach it via a private luxury boat. The island becomes the epitome of private getaways with unique facilities such as a SPA, a 25 m outdoor pool and peaceful beaches.
The master suite offers panoramic views of the island, with a guest villa set amongst lush vegetation and a live theatre where the finest Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine is available on demand.
This location is one of the most exclusive islands in the Maldives, making it a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Ithaafushi Private Island
Ithaafushi Private Island is a part of the Waldorf Astoria, a luxury resort with world-class holiday experiences.
In addition to its spectacular accommodation options, immerse yourself in intimacy on your private island by choosing your beach villa. As you’d expect, it comes with its very own jacuzzi.
As well as the obvious natural beauty, both pristine ocean and lush vegetation, you also get five swimming pools. Add an entertainment club, a SPA, a fully equipped gym, a children’s pool and playground, and dedicated chefs to make your holiday wishes come true!
Enjoy a whirlwind of private entertainment in the clubhouse, with a dedicated concierge offering personalized care in luxury treatments and exclusive services.
It also presents numerous activities and programmes perfect for families and children of all ages. These include treasure hunts, fun walks, and marine conservation.
With white sandy beaches and lush greenery, this island is a truly unique tropical sanctuary.
Four Seasons Voavah Private Island
A genuinely private island complemented by the legendary Four Seasons service standards. This timeless reserve is the UNESCO protected Baa Atoll, entirely isolated from the surrounding islands.
Voavah Island luxurious privacy is on offer to those that wish only the finest experiences. Providing seven bedrooms, a private SPA, a dive centre and a private luxury yacht, named the Voavah Summer.
With white sandy beaches and several swimming pools, several activities are available. Indulge yourself in snorkelling, fishing, surfing, jet skiing, and much more. There are options for the whole family inside the house, with a library and a loft lounge that offers a pool table and several games. It’s an idyllic location with numerous activities and programs for families and children of all ages.
Explore the breathtaking territory endowed with a vibrant reef, a unique diversity of marine life, swim with the resident reef sharks and turtles. At the same time, immerse yourself in the luxurious privacy on offer like nowhere else in the Maldives.
Maldivian gastronomy results from the fusion of flavours coming from Asia and Africa. The national cuisine includes varieties from Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. The food is limited since most of it is imported, but the art of its confection makes it particularly remarkable.
Apart from the restaurants available, there are several street cafés and supermarkets. Here, you can eat surprisingly well when after a local experience. Between fruit dishes and juices, unique tuna sandwiches, and typical island cakes, there is a variety of great food at your disposal on every island.
Facts and Curiosities
The Maldives holds the world record as the lowest-altitude country in the world. Only 1% of the country’s total surface area (90,000 square kilometres) is above sea level, with an average height of 2 metres.
The capital, Malé, is 90 centimetres above sea level and is home to 100,000 people. It has a vibrant fish market, restaurants and shops on the main street that are unmissable.
Islam has been the official religion of the Maldives for over 800 years, and 100% of the population is Muslim. The open practise of any other religion is forbidden. However, many Maldivians practice Catholicism at home, privately. The locals are tolerant of different beliefs and cultures, given the many years serving as hosts to their fantastic homeland.
A Cultural Wonder
The ethnic diversity of the Maldives is the result of a cultural mix from the peoples who settled in the islands, reinforced by language and religion. They are linguistically and ethnically related to the people of the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka, ethnically known as Dhivehi.
The Maldives is indeed a paradisical and unique destination to enjoy the ultimate dream holiday. Its private and exclusive resorts make these islands an outstanding and utterly unforgettable experience.
Besides having some of the finest beaches anywhere in the world, with an intensely blue sea, coral sand and exceptional biodiversity, the islands have unique and wild vegetation, creating idyllic landscapes.
Here, it’s mostly about several unmissable activities, such as diving and snorkelling. You can also swim with different types of fish, turtles, rays, and even dolphins and sharks. It’s the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to indulge in one of the finest beach experiences worldwide. We’ll add the extra appeal of a private flight catering to your every need.
Contact us today for your free quote, and let us fly you in style to the Maldives, one of the last remaining paradises on Earth.