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Many threads on the Maldives forum (and it’s sub-forums) are requests for help in choosing an island, or one that has excellent snorkelling/diving/best water villas/choice of restaurants.... you get the picture!
The DE’s and regular posters are more than happy to make recommendations, but in order to do so, need certain information. However, do please bear in mind that all are ordinary posters, just like you, not Travel Agents or Tour Operators, but people who have a passion for the Maldives. People like different things, so of course at times the suggestions will vary. It's for you to decide which ones best match your requirements. Hopefully, the following questions will not only help the forum to help you, but also help you to focus in on exactly what you want from your holiday.
This needs to be a numeric figure. Phrases such as ‘generous budget’, ‘mid-priced island’ etc are not helpful as these are subjective terms and mean different things to different people.
Preferred board basis: Bed and breakfast; half board; full board; All Inclusive?
What time of year you intend to travel
How long you intend to go for
Good snorkelling from the beach
Excellent diving sites nearby
Type of transfer: Seaplane or Speedboat?
Size of island
Type of accommodation: Beach villa or Water villa?
Choice of restaurants
Ambience: Suitable for children? Child free or as few children as possible?
This may seem like a long list, but with in excess of 130 resorts to choose from, the more information provided, the more helpful will be the suggestions.
NB: There is a wealth of information about the Maldives to be found on the links in the FAQ's. It is well worth reading these as a starting point when planning your holiday. Another way of gaining information is to read as many different threads as possible on the Maldives forum - not just the ones that focus on your chosen resort - as much of what is asked and discussed relates to all islands.