I'm looking for a Maldives resort for holiday this spring. I've already been to the Maldives, to Vilamendhoo, and though I liked it very much my boyfriend suggests we try something new.
Our top priority is snorkelling - and he's not a strong swimmer so perhaps a place without strong currents. Aside from that we'd like for it to be pretty much just like Villamendhoo: more or less the same budget, all inclusive, great acquatic life (maybe more turtles!), small and intimate, friendly staff, quiet and romantic, decent food, no kids, and a beautiful beach.
Having been to Vilamenhoo, I'm a little worried that anything else will be a disappointment to it with regards to snorkeling. I've heard good things about Lily Beach, but I've also heard there are lots of children. I've heard that Filitheyo has good snorkeling, but you can actually see Male from it, so it's not as remote as we'd like. A couple of the others which have been rated highly for snorkeling have suffered sand erosion, so I'm quite confused. Does anyone have any suggestions on resorts? Or even which atolls in general are better? I'd really appreciate them! Hours of research has brought me nothing more than a headache! :)
Also, apologies if you see this twice, but I initially spelled the resort name incorrectly so my post wasn't appearing!