My husband and I are hoping to go to the Maldives for our 5th wedding anniversary, hopefully 8-16th August for a week but we have no idea which hotel to stay at.
We are both 30, we will be going for a week from London, and preferably spend no more than £6000-6500 for a week all inclusive including flights and hotels (we would consider a stop over flight if the layover isn't too long).
The main aim of the holiday is just to relax and be pampered as we are hoping it will be our last holiday before starting a family, so we would like a luxury hotel, with top service, beautiful large rooms, a great pool, preferably somewhere with activities/facilities in case it rains (e.g. In room DVD players and library, games etc), but the last point is not a deal breaker.
We would like somewhere with as few kids as possible (but not if this limits the level of hotel available), and I expect we would want to stay in an over water bungalow but I am not sure as there is one small issue: I don't like fish! I don't have a problem with looking at pretty fish through a glass panel in the floor but I get really freaked out by swimming in the sea if there are fish around! I know this is completely the wrong thing to say on this forum but the thought of doing laps in the sea with a friendly octopus makes me really squeamish!
My husband on the other hand, does like fish, but isn't a strong swimmer, so he would probably do a bit of snorkelling, but wouldn't be able to dive or spend that much time hanging with nemo. Basically, the bottom line is we don't need an amazing reef with lots of fish! And I'm also wondering about splitting time between a regular room and a water room? But packing and unpacking in two different rooms seems like a bit of a hassle.
We are both vegetarian if the food is of varying quality in the hotels that would be a factor. Weve had a couple of friends stay at the Constance moo fushi in the past and said the chefs went out of their way to make different vegetarian items for them. We also have a friend who stayed at the cocoa island by como resort and loved it. We are open to other hotels though (and would maybe even prefer to stay somewhere different), we have nothing to go on apart from the list on tripadvisor so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for such a long post but just want to give as much information as possible so we can find something suited to our needs. Would be grateful for advice as we don't know where to start.
Also wanted to ask if anyone knows good companies to book all inclusive packages through from London? As we can't seem to get packages via Expedia and the like, they seem to just offer hotels with bed and breakfast.