My husband and I are looking at travelling to the Maldives in July 2013 from Brisbane Australia, via Singapore, staying for 5 nights at the Maldives.
This will be our first overseas trip, so we are very novice travellers.
I am finding it hard to decide on a resort, and after any recommendations for a "wow" trip to the Maldives. Being novices, I dont think we could really be disappointed, but want to make sure its as good as possible. Our all inclusive budget is $10 000AUD, which from what I gather is pretty achievable, allowing $2000-3000 spending money once we arrive.
My shortlist of resorts are: (in an overwater villa)
* Anantara Veli
* Anantara Dhigu
* Centara Ras Fushi
* Centara Grand (as they have an affordable ultimate all inclusive, but not exactly wow'ed by their resort website)
Its for our 5th wedding anniversary and a second honeymoon type thing as we had a rather simple first. Its a tick of the bucket list, so want it to be special!
Also would you recommend going through a travel agent, or would we get a lot better rates booking directly?
Anxious to get it sorted and book so the countdown can begin!!!
Thanks so much