Finding your very own island paradise is as easy as putting your finger on a map of the Maldives. Long hailed as the ultimate beach holiday destination, the country’s 1,200 islands boast pristine white sandy beaches and gleaming azure waters. Nestling in the warm Indian Ocean, tranquillity and serenity are part and parcel of the Maldives experience.
Thanks to its tropical climate, January to April is the best time to visit when you’ll find drier weather and sunbathing-friendly 30ºC temperatures. With these kind of credentials, it’s little wonder the Maldives has been a favourite hotspot for honeymooners and luxury holiday lovers for decades. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a better selection of beaches anywhere in the world.
Each island has its own unique feel and we'll help you choose the perfect island to suit you - whether it’s an eco-style island, all-inclusive resort, high-end chic or even barefoot luxury where they give you a little bag for your shoes at the start of your stay and you don’t put them on again until you return to your home. no matter which island you settle on, the rich marine life of the Indian Ocean makes snorkelling and diving a must during your holiday.
Accommodation is refreshingly varied with a selection of both local and international hotel chains. You can choose between a quaint and more affordable island to exceptional hotels with all the bells and whistles. Dining experiences couldn’t be better either. Gourmet food with breath-taking backdrops or turquoise sea is something the Maldives are known for, and the range of cuisines on offer is limitless. Be sure to book into the world's largest all-glass undersea restaurant for a truly spectacular experience. Continue the treats with a world-class massage at the world's first underwater spa, or simply relax with a cocktail at a beach bar and soak up the gorgeous views.
Once you have been to the Maldives, you'll see how high the bar has been set for other beach destinations.
Unwind in VIP style at the world’s most luxurious beach destination
Dive with sharks, and explore the colourful coral reefs
Try delicious cuisine from all around the world in unique locations
Capital City: Malé
Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
Time difference: GMT + 5 hours
Flight time: 11 hours direct
Places to stay in the Maldives
Here are a few of our favourite accommodation options in the Maldives. Need help deciding where to stay during your trip? Call our Travel Designers now and they’ll help you pick the best hotels suited to your needs: 01483 319 333