With over 1,000 islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres, choosing the right island to stay on can be confusing for visitors to the Maldives. And it doesn't help that all the islands are so gorgeous too. While many islands look similar to each other on the surface, they actually have their own charm and varying details that make them special. So if you're looking for the best Maldives island to visit whether you're on a honeymoon or a family vacation, check out the blog below.

Kani Island

Kani Island is located about 20 kilometres north of Malé. This resort island houses the Club Med Kani Resort which is an all-inclusive resort which provides food, drinks (including alcohol), activities, and excursions to their guests. You can stay in rooms on the beach or even get an overwater suite with a gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean. There are plenty of entertainment options on the island including performances, parties, snorkelling, and even excursions off the island.

Malé Island

Malé is a very urban island and is also the capital of the Maldives. While it's usually dismissed by visitors for other island resorts, Malé has a lot to offer families and honeymooners alike. You can join a tour to visit the Grand Friday Mosque, National Museum, local fish market, Tsunami Monument, and even play some watersports.

Hulhumalé Island

Hulhumalé is a reclaimed island connected to Malé by the Sinamalé Bridge. Although it may not be the most glamorous island in the archipelago, it's lack of crowd makes it a good choice for people looking for privacy at an affordable price. You not only have the usual gorgeous Maldives beach here, but also easy access to Malé, snorkelling, and scuba diving tours as well.

Gasfinolhu Island

Gasfinolhu is a small island north of Kani island. It's covered with private villas on the beach or over water, each with their own private pool. As a Club Med resort, you get the usual all-inclusive perks from all-day dining to exciting excursions. With its private nature and with turquoise waters just a few steps from the villas, this island is great for couples on a romantic getaway.

Biyadhoo Island

Biyadhoo is located in the South Malé Atoll. This tiny island is covered in vegetation including fruit trees such as mangoes, coconuts, and bananas. If you're into watersports, the resort here has a wide offering such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and kayaking. The small villas here have thatched roofs which adds a rustic charm to any stay.

Alimatha Island

Alimatha is located around 50 kilometres north of Malé. It's a tiny island with bungalows both on the beach and over water. With a lot of trees on the island, the resort has a fun tropical jungle and beach vibe. Besides the white beaches and clear waters, there's a wide range of watersports on offer here along with massage and spa sessions at the onsite spa.

So Which Island Should You Visit?

There are many more islands which you can stay at during your vacation here. So which is the best Maldives island to visit? If a value for money vacation resort is what you're looking for, then Kani and Gasfinolhu islands are the best choices for you.

Besides offering an all-inclusive stay which means that all your needs are provided for during your holiday, you also get world-class service and access to various activities and excursions. At Club Med Kani and Finolhu Villas, we can arrange a wide array of activities for you including scuba diving tours, PADI certified diving classes, cultural tours of Malé island, and also snorkelling trips just off the coast of our islands.

So whether you want to spend your vacation relaxing by a beautiful Maldives beach, playing ball on the soft sand, or going on an underwater adventure, Kani and Gasfinolhu islands can give you a perfect holiday.