Maldives Island Picker

This is a proof-of-concept tool aimed at helping people who are planning a trip to the Maldives and don’t know which island to choose. The truth is, the next island will depend on your wishes and needs, and available filters from Booking.com and Agoda are just not enough.

To help ease this decision fatigue, I have created a nifty tool that you can use to have a short list of resorts that fit your needs. It’s easier to choose from 5-10 resorts than it is from 100, right?

Yes, it’s true guys, there might be affiliate links in this awesome, free post. This means that if you decide to buy something that you find here, and you use one of my links to do so, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I plan to use this money on ice cream, chocolate, and to travel more so I can write these useful guides for you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

How to use this tool?

First, only use it on a desktop, the mobile view is not working properly. Plus, it’s easier to do these things on a laptop or computer, to be honest.

How to use the filters

Example 1: If you want a child-friendly resort with a speedboat transfer (a real request I heard from someone, by the way), then you would do:

  1. Filter -> Add condition -> Transfer type <<is exactly>> Speedboat
  2. Filter -> Add condition -> Perfect for <<is exactly>> Child friendly

And BAM! You have only 8 or so resorts to choose from.

Example 2: Let’s say you want a water villa with a slide and would rather avoid seeing (and hearing) too many children (but you don’t need it to be adults only).

  1. Filter -> Add condition -> Type of room <<has all of>> Water villa, Villa with slide
  2. Filter -> Add condition -> Perfect for <<has none of>> Child friendly

You’ll get only one result (for the moment at least) with both conditions and about 5 with just one of them so you can check them out as well.

Play around with the filters as much as you want, you cannot break the tool. Just try to remember to remove all filters at the end of your usage, as it can help new users to have the full view first.

Things you need to know

In very short, these are a few items you need to know when using this tool.

  • The tool is free to use for now and I don’t intend on making it paid at the moment. If you want to support and compensate me for my efforts, you can use the affiliate links included in the tool to make your reservations. By using these links, I might be paid a small commission from Booking/Agoda, at no extra cost to you. I appreciate your support!
  • The transfer types in the Maldives are a bit specific, and these particularities are present in the tool as well. What you need to know:
    • a domestic flight cannot get to a resort island without a short speedboat transfer after (so the filter would be Domestic flight + Speedboat)
    • Some resorts offer more options for the transfer (the ones where all 3 options are displayed)
    • If you only want speedboat transfer, you have to select <<is exactly>> Speedboat as the filter, to remove resorts with more options.
  • Current activities included as filters:
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Surfing
    • Nightlife
    • Spa
    • Local island tour
    • Sunset cruise
    • Gym
    • Skijet
    • Standup paddleboarding
    • Yoga
    • Fishing
    • Romantic dinner
  • Current specifics included as filters:
    • Very quiet
    • Great house reef
    • Low-quality reef
    • No house reef
    • Floating breakfast
    • Bioluminescent plankton
    • Wedding / vow renewal
    • Great food
    • Underwater restaurant
    • Outdoor cinema
    • Sport fields
    • Kids club
    • Luxury
    • Wine cellar
    • Sustainability certification
    • Observatory
    • Stargazing bubble
    • Newly built
    • Library