Adrift in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a tropical paradise of turquoise lagoons, white-sand beaches and luxury resorts.
With over a thousand islands scattered across 26 atolls, the Maldives is nothing short of picturesque, its beaches and coral reefs considered some of the best in the world. A prime destination for scuba diving, the Maldives' crystal-clear water is home to a variety of tropical marine life, including sea turtles, dolphins, and multi-coloured fish.
Our luxury Maldives holidays are tailor-made to suit you, with our expert Indian Ocean specialists on hand to personally design your dream trip. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, a luxury holiday to the Maldives could see you stand-up paddle boarding across a turquoise lagoon, unwinding with a private yoga session on the beach, or staying in an overwater villa with a slide. Depending on the resort you choose, you'll have the opportunity to try surfing, underwater diving, kayaking, and a whole wealth of other watersports during your stay. On land, you can enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments, and cultural excursions to local islands. Travellers seeking all-inclusive dining options will not be disappointed; expect everything from dishes with locally caught seafood, floating champagne breakfasts, and authentic Japanese sushi restaurants.
Renowned for its prestigious five-star luxury resorts set on their own private islands, the Maldives offers world-class facilities with everything from gourmet dining in underwater restaurants to personalised treatments in overwater spas. Accommodation is luxurious and spacious, with beach villas ideal for family holidays, and overwater bungalows perfect for a romantic Maldives honeymoon. For those looking for something that extra bit special on their holiday, villas with their own private swimming pools are perfect, providing unrivalled privacy and direct access to the ocean. If you’re looking to twin your Maldives holiday, we particularly recommend visiting Sri Lanka, Dubai, or Singapore, with all three destinations offering direct flights to Male, the capital of the Maldives.
The Maldives experiences beautiful, hot weather with temperatures between 29°C to 31°C all year round thanks to its location near the equator. With this tropical climate comes the chance of rain at any point throughout the year, however, any showers come in short bursts, soon making way for the sun again. The driest months are December to April, with a higher chance of rain from May to October.
The Maldives experience beautiful hot weather all year round thanks to it's location near the equator. With this tropical location comes the chance of rain at any point throughout the year, with a higher chance from May to October, however this is likely to clear up very quickly and be replaced by the sun in no time. Rain or shine, the Maldives is always a hot and beautiful place to visit.
At the top of the list is snorkelling. The Maldives is one of the few places in the world where you can find vibrant and lively coral reefs, teeming with an amalgam of exotic fish and spectacular marine plants.
Venture out and prepare for a truly remarkable sight as you explore the reefs below. With waters as crystal clear as these, you won’t miss a single detail – you’ll see the marvellous marine life in all its effervescent multi-coloured glory. Snorkelling is ideal for all the family as you don’t have to journey far out to sea to be able to witness the wonder that awaits in the rich turquoise lagoons.
If snorkelling in the Maldives doesn’t provide a close enough encounter for your liking, scuba diving is also a popular activity, with almost all resorts offering classes and excursions.
As well as the extraordinary corals, guests could see first-hand a diverse range of rare and incredible sea creatures. From smaller clown fish and other such colourful reef fish, all the way up to turtles, dolphins, reef sharks, moray eels and squids, to name but a few. In addition to the mesmerising corals, situated off the coast of Dusit Thani is an underwater cave, ready to be explored by the most daring of divers.
Visitors who prefer to keep their heads above the water have a number of exciting activities available too. Why not relax and unwind with a stunning sunset and the movie experience of a lifetime in the Maldives?
From plush lounge chairs to comfortable bean bags, guests can enjoy a range of crowd-favourite films, complete with popcorn and mouth-watering cocktails. What could be better than unwinding at the end of a long, sun-filled day and watching your favourite films under the starry night sky? This is the ultimate experience for anyone looking for the perfect romantic evening on their honeymoon.
Romance is in no short supply in The Maldives, as not only can you curl up with your loved one and watch films under the stars, you can also enjoy a meal for two complete with champagne – on your very own private island.
Escape reality and be completely alone with the one you love with this ultimate honeymoon activity. Imagine it: the waves rolling, caressing the sand, the ambient candlelight illuminating your table, the sand between your toes as you tuck into lavish meals and sip delicious champagne. We defy you to find a more romantic dinner spot.
Why stop at dinner? You could go all in with a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience in the Maldives and spend a blissful afternoon on an entirely deserted paradise island. No need to worry about being there for as long as Robinson, though, as a boat will be on hand to drop you off and pick you up again.
Snorkel, paddle and sunbathe to your hearts content – no one will be around to stop you. With a number of resorts providing a cooler packed with delicious lunch, snacks and even wine, you’ll have all you need for a secluded and extraordinary day of dreamy sand, sea and relaxation.
If you can’t get enough of the stunning Maldives scenery surrounding you, you could chase down the most breath-taking sunset the world has to offer on a dhoni, with a glass of champagne to help complete this most perfect of moments.
Built with the very coconut trees that make the islands so scenic, these traditional boats have been crafted with luxury and sumptuousness in mind. This is a must for that perfect honeymoon romance. Hop on board and venture out to sea to share an intimate sunset spectacle and bathe in the opulent pinks and oranges of the evening sky with the one you love.
Those looking to get a glimpse of one of the world's grandest and most mysterious creatures are in luck, The Maldives can grant your wish.
Not only are these archipelagos situated in stunning Indian Ocean waters, they are also one of the few places that are home to whale sharks all year round. They migrate from the western coast to the east and back again throughout the year, but you can easily track them with a handy app created by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. Plunge into the deep and encounter the ocean's largest fish in a completely unique diving experience.
Considering the Maldives are home to over 20 different species of whales and dolphins, it's no surprise that so many visitors come here in search of them.
Dolphins can be spotted pretty much everywhere around these diamond-white islands, especially if you're staying in an over-water villa. However, if you want a closer encounter without having to get wet, there are plenty of tours that will take you out to the gorgeous turquoise lagoons and provide you with a front row seat to an incredible dolphin show. Watch in amazement as they leap, splash and play around together right in front of your eyes.
The Maldives have much more to offer than the luxury and exclusivity of the private island resorts. Many are often surprised by the vibrancy of the local culture that can be found on islands such as the 'home island' of Thulhaadhoo.
Enrich your knowledge and discover the true nature of the Maldives on this culture-rich atoll. While there, we recommend that you get a taste for the delicious local cuisine and try a plate of Mas Huni, which is a traditional Maldivian breakfast dish comprised of tuna, onion, coconut and chili.
Not only is the Maldives one of the most idyllic destinations the world has to offer, it also has some of the best surfing conditions.
This incredible destination is home to three impressive major surfing zones, all offering fantastic surf conditions throughout the year. The location of these islands in the Indian Ocean means that they are fully exposed to Southern Ocean swells, so no matter which atolls you are travelling to, you're guaranteed some thrilling waves, from Malé's central atolls or even the outer ones.
Maldivian Rufiyaa, U.S. Dollars also widely used
Best Time To Travel:
November - April