The nation of 1,192 tiny coral islands have established upmarket resorts in over 100 islets catering to well-heeled holiday makers and honeymooners who pay up to $12,500 a night.
From January to April, tourist arrivals edge up 2.3 percent to 335,155 this year, over the corresponding period 2011.Holidaymakers from China continued to dominate arrivals, with 10,523 visitors in April this year, over 10,165 in the same month last year.
Germany came next with 10,145 holidaymakers in April, up from 9,389 tourists a year earlier.
The traditional markets of the UK dipped 20 percent to 8,934 in April, while tourists from Italy fell 27 percent to 6,130.
The Maldives has converted 105 islands into luxury resorts, with a total bed capacity of 22,593. The industry has a total bed stock of 27,557, which includes hotels, guest houses and safari vessels.
Tourism officials said resorts reported nearly 81 percent occupancies in April, with the average guest spending around eight days in the country.
In February former President Mohamed Nasheed quit, following weeks of street unrest. He was replaced by his vice-president Hassen Waheed.
Tourism accounts for a third of the Maldives' gross domestic product (GDP) of over a billion dollars and more than 60 percent of foreign currency earnings.