I'm planning a celebration trip to the Maldives for my husband and I during the first week of September.
We're looking for a high-end resort that doesn't require a seaplane transfer (speed boat only), has a nice beach and good/easy snorkeling, and excellent food and service. We'd prefer a resort that is not a magnet for families.
If we were traveling at another time of the year, we'd probably book the Four Seasons Explorer cruise, but I don't think September would be the best month for smooth seas.
I got some great advice at the FlyerTalk.com forum and am now considering the following resorts:
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
I also looked at Angsana Ihuru (the website didn't give me a good feel for the resort), Soneva Gili (I didn't like the interior design of the accommodations), and O&O Reethi Rah (seems too large and glitzy for this trip).
We've never been to the Maldives before so it's tough to select a resort from website info alone. We'd be happy in either a beach villa or an overwater bungalow, but we would like a private plunge pool.
Any advice about these specific resorts? Which would you select? Have I missed any potential contenders? Thanks for any suggestions!