Maldives Halal Holidays & Travel
Discover Maldives halal holidays customised to you
The Maldives is one of the most ideal halal holiday destination in the world. With the Maldivian population being mainly Muslim, you’re never far away from Muslim-friendly amenities and services. The archipelago consists of 1190 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean. These beautiful, tropical islands are mostly for tourism with about 185 of them inhabited by the locals. Blessed with fine, white sandy beaches, turquoise-clear waters, and extraordinary marine life, the Maldives is the ultimate island destination. Discover true luxury in the Maldives and experience seclusion and privacy in some of the world’s most opulent resorts. One great aspect of the Maldives is that whether you’re travelling on a budget or 5-star, you can still experience the best beaches in the world.
Maldives local island experiences
If you’re not looking to lounge by the pool everyday and are looking for some culture, then the local Maldivian islands are the way to go. Male, the Maldivian capital, offers a great way to immerse yourself with the locals and to soak up their culture. Experience a vibrant, tiny island city with alcohol-free restaurants & cafes. Hear the sounds of the call to prayer with mosques on every corner. Although Male may not look like how the Maldives is portrayed, it offers a real chance to experience the heart of the country.
Maldives halal honeymoons
Undoubtedly, the Maldives is one of the best Muslim honeymoon destinations. It is an ultimate honeymoon destination for Muslim newlyweds looking for a romantic getaway. After months of wedding planning, unwind on your private pool deck, drink exotic mocktails and enjoy secluded candlelit dinners. If you would like to do more than soak up the sun, there are a variety of options and personalised experiences for two.
Need to know about the Maldives
Best Maldives Muslim-friendly resorts & hotels
From 5 star halal resorts to private beach huts, discover the best places in the Maldives to stay for Muslim travellers.
Located in North Male Atoll, Bandos Maldives is only a short boat ride from the airport.
Known as one of Maldives’ best family friendly resorts, Bandos is extremely welcoming and is named “The Island of Hospitality”.
Kuredu Island Resort
Kuredu Island Resort is a fun & lively resort with a wide range of activities on offer. Popular with divers, this resort boasts PADI dive center.
Travellers love Kureda as it’s one of the only resorts in the Maldives that offers a traditional vibe.
Located in the south of Maldives, Ayada Maldives is an award-winning luxury resort. The property is famous for its luxury Maldivian interiors and absolute privacy.
The spa at Ayada is always available for private use, as well as their Turkish Hammam.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
With 221 luxury villas, there’s something for everyone at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Their Aqua Retreat is an over-water villa where guests can lounge in their own private infinity pool.
If being amidst tropical gardens is your thing, The Hidden Retreat offers spacious gardens and your own pool.
One of our personal favourites, Cocoon Maldives is a spectacular Muslim-friendly Maldives resort. A 30 minute seaplane journey from the airport, once you arrive at Cocoon you won’t want to leave.
Cocoon is the first designer hotel in the Maldives and features a mosque on the island.
Naladhu Private Island
Naladhu Private Island is an extremely exclusive resort ideal for couples & honeymooners. With only 20 villas, each accommodation at Naladhu comes with a dedicated butler.
The Living Room is the only restaurant at the resort but guests can take advantage of nearby sister islands at Anantara Veli & Dhigu.
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Formally known as Jumeirah Vittaveli, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi offers unique experiences such as their very own ice rink.
Each villa at Ozen Reserve Bolifushi features a private pool, whilst their 5 bedroom Royal Residence is ideal for a multi-generational holiday.
Conrad Maldives Rangali
Conrad Maldives Rangali has been voted as the Best Hotel in the World twice. Experience personalised service and a 24 hour private butler and chef.
Conrad features Maldives’ first underwater residence, The Muraka. This property includes a master bedroom 16 feet below sea level.
Six Senses Laamu
With both on-land and over water villas, Six Senses Laamu is one of Maldives’ most sustainable luxury resorts.
As a result, Six Senses Laamu has many sustainable initiatives including banning single-use plastics and making their own chocolate to avoid packaging.
Best atolls in the Maldives
These are our favourite atolls in the Maldives.
Declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Baa Atoll is one of Maldives’ unique locations. Famous for Hanifaru Huraa, an awe-inspiring bay which boasts rich marine life such as grey sharks and sting rays.
In Baa Atoll, discover resorts such as Anantara Kihavah, where sumptuous halal food is always served. Their recent opening of Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence is ideal for a Muslim-friendly family trip.
North Male Atoll
For divers and snorkelers, North Male Atoll is a haven waiting to be explored. This location is home to the most spectacular diving spots in the whole of the Maldives. In the most northern part is Gaafaru Galhu, where you will find numerous underwater wrecks.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path in the Maldives, then Shaviyani Atoll is your ideal destination. Around 270km north of the capital, Male, this is the side of Maldives to experience its ancient and traditional side. For example, the island of Milandhoo houses the second oldest mosque in the Maldives.
Best times to visit the Maldives
It’s always a great time to visit the Maldives. Although the Maldives has a year-round hot tropical climate, there are some months where you can expect the occasional showers. To guarantee yourself lots of sun, the best times to visit the Maldives is from October to April. These months are also great for water-based activities such as snorkelling.
If a little bit of rain doesn’t bother you, then you have the options of visiting the Maldives between May to September. These months are also great for surfers.