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MALDIVES HOLIDAYS

The Maldive Islands, A Stunning Wonderland Of Romance

Overview

Maldives is a place where style, opulence, and perfection meet a world of beauty and tradition. Select from an array of stunning hotel retreats scattered across over 200 coral islands. Suspended in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, these tropical atolls are simply gorgeous; surrounded by crystal clear lagoons and fringed by sugar-sand beaches.

The Maldive islands are a veritable temple of seduction with villas and hotels consisting of private plunge pools with Jacuzzi jets, this is an exclusive front-row seat for the fabled purple and pink sunsets that grace these islands where you will sense the powerful aura of this majestic location.

Random Fact

    • Maldives is the lowest country in the world. Its ground level is averaged at 1.5 meters, and its highest point, a certain spot in Villingili Island is the lowest (highest point) on the planet. Because the country is low-lying, Maldivians worry about the possibility of it sinking, especially as climate change continues to take effect.
    • To raise awareness on climate change, Maldives held an underwater cabinet meeting in 2009, where they sunk desks to the ocean floor and had politicians wear scuba diving gear. It was the first country in the world to do so.

Useful Information

TIME DIFFERENCE
GMT + 5 hours

CURRENCY
Maldivian Rufiyaa

VISAS
A Tourist Visa (30 days validity) is issued on arrival free of charge. Passports must be valid for 6 months.

LANGUAGE
Dihevi is the native language. English is widely spoken throughout the Maldives and in particular the resorts of Male.

Best Time for a Maldives Beach Holiday

The climate is tropical and for extra hours of fun in the sun visit the Maldives during the months of December to April, which is the dry season. The winters are pleasant also with sunny weather and cool breezes. Christmas is also a great time to visit Maldives.

The islands are subject to mild monsoons. The southwest monsoon between May and October tends to bring more rain and wind than is usual. The north-east monsoon, from November to April, is the dry season with very little wind.

The summer never seems to end with the annual average daily temperature boasting 25.4 C (77 F) to 30.4 C (87 F).

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Maldives Holiday

Romantic dinners on the beach, sunbathing on powder soft beaches, the very best spa treatments or just lazing around in your luxurious villa while watching the endless turquoise water - There are endless ways to let the magic of the island amaze you.

World Renowned Diving

The Maldives offers exceptional dive and snorkelling sites among the vibrant untouched reefs of the exotic atolls. The abundance of wildlife in the Maldives sets it apart from other diving destinations. Many different species of sharks can be seen in these waters as well as an incredible variety of different fish. Whether you’re snorkelling or scuba diving the combination of stunning coral reefs and year-round high visibility has made the Maldives one of the reef diving hotspots of the world.

Island Hopping

Whether you choose to remain on one island or explore many you won’t be disappointed in the magic of the Maldives. There are tourist boats with daily trips that leave from most of the islands. This is a thrilling way of capturing the essence of the Maldives archipelago. Or for a private getaway, charter a dhoni for the day and get whisked off to an inhabited island for a romantic picnic.

Maldivian Culture

Maldivian culture is a unique combination of global influences.

With influences from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe the Maldivian culture offers a unique blend of music, tradition and cuisine. Influences can be found in the curries which are a staple in the Maldivian cuisine, music played on the traditional bodu-beru drum which resembles an African drum and the local dhoni boats used by the fishermen which are similar in design to the Arabian dhows.

Special Offers & Perks

Save 10% on Maldive Island Holidays by booking as an Add-On destination combined with a Safari Adventure.

Whether you are planning a romantic honeymoon holiday, a diving holiday or a winter escape, we will help you choose the perfect luxury hotel in the Maldives.

MALDIVES BEACH HOLIDAYS

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