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Maldives Islands


  • Flight Time: 11 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +5:00
  • Best Time to Travel: December - April

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road.

The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you’ll find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this almost nowhere else on earth. This fact alone is enough to bring over a million people a year to this tiny, remote Indian Ocean paradise.

It’s no surprise that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the country at the top of their wish lists. But there’s choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts. Other islands cater for families, for divers, for those on a budget, and anyone wanting a tranquil back-to-nature experience.

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Resorts & Hotels of Maldives Islands VIEW ALL

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  • Filitheyo Island Resort
    Maldives Islands

    Filitheyo Island Resort

    Filitheyo is a four star resort tucked away as the only resort in the unspoiled Faafu Atoll, 118 km from the Airport. Filitheyo is famous for its fabulous house reef.

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  • Bandos Maldives
    Maldives Islands

    Bandos Maldives

    This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Bandos Maldives features spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the garden or beach. A water sports centre and dive school are available. The hotel has multiple dining options.

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  • Medhufushi Island Resort
    Maldives Islands

    Medhufushi Island Resort

    Medhufushi is located in unspoilt Meemu Atoll, 45 minutes from Male by seaplane. The offers sophistication and class in a natural setting with very high levels of service and accommodation.

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About Maldives

Our dedicated Indian Ocean team are passionate about travel and will help you choose sights, activities and experiences that will enrich your next holiday to the Maldives.

The Maldives are made up of a large number of small islands that evoke images of white sands, swaying palm trees and crystal blue waters. This is the quintessential picture-perfect holiday – with an added sprinkling of something special. Far-flung and exotic, it's the ultimate luxury beach escape and idyllic setting for a wedding or honeymoon.

  • Travel Guide

    • The best time to visit the Maldives is May to November.
    • The climate of Maldives is tropical, which means hot, humid and dry weather.
    • The monsoon runs from May to October, peaking around June.
  • Getting There

    • Most visitors arrive at Malé Airport, located on Hulhulé Island right next to the capital Male.
    • Getting around in the Maldives takes three forms: boats, sea planes (air taxis) and private yachts.
    • Air taxis and boats prefer not to operate at night, you may have to spend the night in Male
  • We Recommend

    • Beach lovers of all ages will find it hard to resist the unspoilt sands of these heavenly islands.
    • Most resorts offer excellent water sports facilities, whether you’re a beginner or qualified diver.
    • Soothing body treatments and luxurious beauty therapies are popular also popular in the Maldives.
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