I've not been to the Maldives but I hear it's stunning. Nice and relaxing.
I'm from Mauritius myself and I love the place (clearly biased ). They're both in the same ocean so the seas are just divine.
If it's just relaxation and tranquility you're after, Maldives would be ideal. Mauritius would be too depending on which part you're visiting but with things to do too. Depends what type of holiday you're after xxx
We booked via Trailfinders who were very helpful and matched online prices We flew Manchester- Dubai with Emirates, business Class on A380- fabulous experience 61/2 hr flight Then Dubai to Mahe (41/2 hrs) Mahe to Praslin on 16 seat Twin Otter plane...both dh and I love flying and see this as part of the adventure! Stayed half board in Junior Suite at Lemuria ( good offers if staying for Anniversary- we got 1/3 off and £100/day room allowance) Lemuria has 3 beautiful beaches and amazing tropical grounds.....food is gorgeous and staff are so attentive but not intrusive We spent second week at Constance Ephelia on Mahe...another beautiful location ( not as 5* as Lemuria though)
Depends on when you're travelling/ how many of you- we certainly couldn't have afforded to go with family!.... although there were lots of families at Constance Ephelia we got a v good deal as it was our 30th wedding anniversary tho and it was only the 2 of us ( first child free holiday in 24 yrs) Travelbag is a good company to look at reasonable deals....but we went to trailfinders as we could discuss specific details face to face