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The Maldives

The azure blue waters shimmering in the year-round sunshine make The Maldives archipelago top of all our wish lists. Traditional attentive service and glorious villas, blended with the blueprints of a Robinson Crusoe experience and luxury interiors with every mod con, make Maldives retreat the pinnacle of tropical hideaways.

I left the real world behind me, for just a few days it was just me, the open blue seas and my book moistened by the sugar and lime drinks my butler dropped off now and again

Our hand-picked selection of the finest halal friendly resorts in the Maldives allow you to enjoy the privacy and seclusion you crave. Each resort and villa is unique, full of character that allows you to enjoy your time on a desert island doing as much or as little as you want. From swimming with Black Tip Reef Sharks to private dining experiences on a private island, your halal friendly Maldives experience is taken day-by-day. We have many favourites, each giving you a different experience from the other, from the palm-fringed Shangri La Villingili to the eco-marine dream of the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.

All our halal friendly Maldivian experiences are designed to your liking, so whether you’re looking for a halal friendly honeymoon or a family luxury villa, take a look through our finest resorts for your perfect hideaway.

Six Senses Laamu

With a concoction of beautiful villas, gastronomic delights and truly incredible service, the Six Senses Laamu will create memories that last a lifetime.

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Jumeirah Vittaveli

The perfect day at the Jumeirah Vittaveli is always best served with a cooling mocktail by your private luxury swimming pool. With stunning views across the Indian ocean, explore the flagship island for Jumeirah Maldives.

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Conrad Rangali

Explore unique halal friendly Maldivian experiences at the Conrad Rangali. Apart from your sumptuous villa, imagine yourself swimming with Whale Sharks or exploring the world of Manta Rays to name a few amazing experiences.

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Shangri La Villingili

One of the most unique islands in the Maldives, the Shangri La Villingili offers lush palm fringed beaches with private luxurious abodes in the southern echelons of the Indian Ocean archipelago.

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Naladhu Maldives

Barefoot luxury at it's finest, simply leave your flip flops at the jetty and make yourself at home on Naladhu island. With only 19 villas, this exclusive retreat has everything you could wish for.

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Arrive in style aboard the luxury boat that whisks you away to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Here you can marvel at the stunning marine life, the gorgeous baby turtles or relax within your private pool villa.

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The Maldives

Nabeel has an obsession for finding off the beaten track experiences and the most beautiful secluded retreats. Here’s his guide for your halal friendly Maldivian journey.

Why the Maldives?

Well, it’s probably the most beautiful place on Earth. That’s a good enough reason.

Best Halal Eat

The Angsana Ihuru has one of the best chefs I’ve ever come across. Not only is he extremely particular to detail, his blend of flavours to cook a beef tenderloin to perfection will stay in my memory for a long, long time.

Best way to see the Maldives

The best way to see the Maldives is to get your feet wet, and everything else in fact. Going to the Maldives and not looking down, is like going to Hagia Sophia and not looking up. It’s a magnificent testimony to the grace of Allah’s creations, especially when you come across a shark or two.

What to take

You’re on a tropical island, with a completely private villa, take whatever you’re comfortable in, but would avoid anything wooly as you’re not too far from the equator. Modesty in the sea is quite welcomed in the Maldives, and even non-Muslims tend to cover up due to the intensity of the sun.

What is the weather like?

The Maldives has two seasons, the drier season from November to April and the wetter season from May to October. If you can’t stretch the pennies to high season rates (basically the dry season), take a punt on the wetter season where often it can rain in the morning, dry up for several hours and rain overnight (quite spectacularly too). I’ve been in the middle of July and only had two hours rain in five days!

Are there any special events I must see?

Eid-ul-Adha (or Eid-ul-Fitr) in the Maldives is a warm and unique experience. We can organise for you to spend the day with a local family, see their way of life and sample some of their lovely home-cooked food.

Favourite resort

I really can’t say one resort is better than the other as they all have their own personalities. Sorry, I’m on the fence here.

Favourite place to pray

The Jame Masjid in Male is great place to meet local Maldivians who on the face of it live on paradise on earth. The local way of life, how they are so dependent on tourism is exemplified in the capital, and after Jummah is nice to have a chat with the friendly locals eager to welcome unfamiliar faces.