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Maldives Resorts Guide for Best Beaches : 7 Best

It is well known that The Maldives boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But what the experienced visitor knows is that the very best ones are not fixed. Sand is moved around the coral islands by the seasons, and the moment one interferes to secure it – by setting walls and groynes or by pumping sand – the picturesque perfection, and quality underfoot, are impaired.

The following islands all have pure, white, talcum powder sand, sweeping handsomely round idyllic islands. Because (with one notable exception) their beaches have been left untouched. No groynes punctuate the shore, no sea walls occlude the horizon, no coarser sand fills any gaps.

These beaches flow with the seasons and are always at large on the island, if not all the way round. In Veligandu’s case, they are actually growing. At these resorts, nearly every single beach room looks straight out onto exquisite shoreline.

Angsana Ihuru is the exception. They pump a little sand from the lagoon to ensure that the wide beach is unbroken on their geographically perfect island. When you’re named the second best beach on the entire planet, perhaps concessions are allowed.



Natural Maldives at its laid back and picturesque best. A rare beach backed by pretty palms, the award-winning dive base, snorkelling with turtles, and plentiful food.

Notable for:Water VillasBest Beaches
Angsana Ihuru

Simple, quiet luxury at a young, modern resort famed for its house reef and world-beating beach. A cosy bar and superb spa add to the experience of a perfect island.


Unspoilt beach, a vast lagoon to play in, wrecks and dolphins nearby, and superior kids’ club, service, dining and spa – there’s pleasure for all on this luxurious island.

Notable for:Child Friendly
Park Hyatt

Opened in August 2009, luxurious Alila sets new standards for ecological design. Located in the biggest, most beautiful atoll, it promises great new dive sites, enriching local encounters and service to match the best.

Notable for:Quiet & Private
Reethi Beach

Naturally beautiful island hosting a great value all-round resort. Snorkeling and diving are very good, the beach is gorgeous, food is good, and there is plenty to do.

Notable for:Best Beaches
Soneva Fushi

A faultless resort. Natural, luxurious, a destination for gourmets of wine and food, mind and body. And with a green conscience second to none.


Massive upgrading to the top bracket, yet Veligandu still feels relaxed and friendly. Sand below, thatch on top, fine rooms and the best beaches.

Notable for:HoneymoonBest Beaches

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Adrian Neville - Seven Holidays : Your Guide to the MaldivesAdrian Neville lived in the Maldives and writes the definitive guide book: "Resorts of Maldives", now in its fifth edition. Having tirelessly reviewed every single resort, he is now continually asked ‘which is the best Maldives Hotel for my holidayholiday or vacationvacation?’ Enter – his comprehensive independent guide to Maldives holidaysholidays and how to book your perfect holiday. We cover everything from the cheap island resorts through to the luxury five star Maldives resortshow to book your perfect holiday. We cover everything from the cheap island resorts through to the luxury five star Maldives resorts