This alluring string of 1,200 islands are spread out over 26 coral atolls with every resort occupying its own private patch of flawless white sands, with shimmering turquoise waters and encircling pristine coral reefs. Discover resorts for every occasion and budget be it romantic barefoot luxury, tiny hideaways, adult-only sanctuaries or larger all inclusive resorts with abundant facilities for all ages. Thankfully, the magical scenery isn't blotted by high rise hotels as accommodation is usually in low rise buildings, rustic garden or beachfront bungalows and overwater villas.
When not lazing on the sands chances are you'll be enticed by the warm waters for a relaxing dip or perhaps trying your hand at watersports, such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The Maldives also offer exceptional diving opportunities for those tempted to take the plunge below the waves. The dazzling coral gardens host an enormous variety of fish along with turtles, rays and sharks in deeper waters.
If diving isn't for you, choose a resort with a house reef accessible from the beach and within a few steps of the shore you can view the amazing marine life with just a snorkel and mask. Many islands also offer cruises to uninhabited islands for a true Robinson Crusoe experience; fishing trips in search of the catch of the day.
Over the years the Maldives has become synonymous with peace and serenity that comes from being far away from urban life. Spas are a natural extension of that tranquility, ensuring an even deeper sense of utter relaxation and as each of our featured resorts has its own spa why not indulge and treat yourself to some pampering or rejuvenation.
Whilst most resorts have bars, some live music and a few larger ones even have small nightclubs, the Maldives is not a destination for party animals. For many, evenings in the Maldives offer the chance to sit back enjoy tropical themed drinks and mouthwatering cuisine in simply stunning surroundings. Look out for our all inclusive hotels, which provide an opportunity to do as much or as little as you like and are perfect if you like to plan your holiday budget.
GMT +5 hours
Maldivian Rufiyaa. However, hotel bills must be paid by US$ or credit cards. Travellers cheques are not accepted.
Male International Airport is approximately 11 hours (non-stop) from the UK. Then depending on the location of your chosen island, you’ll need to take a sea plane or speedboat transfer from Male airport which we arrange.
Temperatures average between 25-30ºC throughout the year, but December to April is considered the best time to visit as humidity is lower. Between May and October the islands see more rainfall than other months, although usually only short downpours so therefore it is still a good time to travel.