Maldives Travel Guide

Book one of our stunning Maldives holidays in 2022 and 2023 for your next escape

The Maldives where picture-perfect islands turn dreams into reality with miles of turquoise waters, soft golden beaches and tropical surroundings provide an ambience of relaxation.

With an average of 8 hours sunshine every day and warm waters rarely below 25 degrees centigrade the Maldives is a perfect getaway during winter blues which is the high season and tends to be hotter and drier (between December and April). If you’re looking for a famous surf break or specific marine life it’s best to check with us the best month to travel in advance.

The Maldives is one of the exciting places on earth where your transfer from the airport is the start of your incredible getaway. Either by speed boat (who hasn’t wanted to rock up at an idyllic island James Bond style) spotting dolphins along the way (remember to pack the hand luggage with sun cream and hat). Alternatively it may be a seaplane transfer which is an excursion in itself where you can island spot on the way and listen to the ooh’s and aah’s of fellow passengers admiring the thrilling scenery; you may even make a few stops to drop off on the way.

One of the best places on Earth for diving and snorkelling, the underwater world does not disappoint and is the home to a variety of marine life including manta rays, dolphins and whale sharks; some house reefs can be reached straight from the beach. Over 1200 islands and almost 30 coral atolls ensure world-class diving and a host of opportunities to explore. Maldivian cuisine features seafood galore and most hotels provide a fishing excursion where yellow fin tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi and mackerel scad are all commonly found. With some of the best game fishing in the world and chefs ready to cook your catch, it’s a fisherman’s dream. There’s usually a range of activities on land and on sea to explore including sunset cruise, a visit to Male’s colourful markets, an endless array or water sports and a fabulous of land sporting activities; football, volleyball, tennis and more.

Standards are high in the Maldives where some of the most exclusive villas can be found with private butlers, over water villas and a choice of luxurious accommodation for couples, families and groups of friends. A popular destination with honeymooners it is also the perfect backdrop for a wedding to remember. All inclusive is the way to go with packages varying between resorts including meals, a choice of restaurants, wine, water sport, mini-bar drinks, excursions and a whole lot more are included. Always check the one that suits your needs the best and some hotels offer a couple of all-inclusive options. Luxury spas are another way to rejuvenate with massage treatments in over water spas where the view is breathtaking and the feeling of peace and tranquillity is experienced like never before.

Eating out in the Maldives is a pleasure with choices of buffet and a la carte restaurants with feasts from around the world, wine cellars and private dining experiences with romantic beach settings. Try local dishes such as gulha (fried fish dough balls), bondi bai (Maldivian rice pudding) and kuli (spicy fish cakes). Alcohol can be found at the more luxurious resorts otherwise is prohibited so make sure you ask us for the best recommendation for a resort where your favourite wine is served. 

Lastly, the dress code is very relaxed; some of the hotels provide flip-flops and a beach bag as part of your stay. Evenings can be smart-casual and if you do want to explore Male or local villages remember to take clothing to cover your shoulders to adhere to local dress requirements. You may buy trinkets from a local market at Male or shop a little at your hotel boutique otherwise there isn’t much you need apart from your best beach attire and dress for dinner and dancing to a resident DJ. Take a look a some of our luxurious travelplanners Maldives Holidays today.

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
With the promise of an incomparable holiday in the tropics, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers blissful accommodation for the discerning traveller to the Maldives. Bask under the healing sunshine and soak up the alluring sights and sounds of a truly enchanting island in the tropics. Among the finest five star Maldives hotels, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers tranquil settings brimming with luxury. Surrender your senses to the soothing atmosphere and experience opulence redefined. Settle into a holiday full of breathtaking experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime

Dubai & Maldives Family Twin Centre Adventure

from £2159 Per Person
Dubai, Maldives
Family Holidays, Twin Centre
  • 3 Nights Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
  • Perfectly Situated on The Palm
  • 7 Nights Adaaran Meedhupparu, Maldives
  • 4* Luxury Resort Overlooking a Turquoise Lagoon
Reethi Faru Resort Beach

Dubai & Maldives Couples Escape

from £2239 Per Person
Dubai, Maldives
Twin Centre, Hotel Holidays
  • 3 nights Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Dubai
  • On Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah
  • Polynesian Design with French Flair
  • 7 nights Reethi Faru, Maldives
  • Luxury Resort on the Pristine, Private Island Filaidhoo
Six Senses Laamu Maldives Surfing

Six Senses Laamu Maldives

from £3639 Per Person
Hotel Holidays, Luxury Holidays
  • The only Resort in the Laamu Atoll
  • Arrive by Seaplane
  • Maldives Largest Overwater Amenities Facility
  • May – September Surf the Famous Maldives Yin Yang Surf Break

Constance Moofushi Maldives

from £3795 Per Person
Luxury Holidays
  • Luxury Resort on a Secluded Island
  • Barefoot Luxury Combined with Outstanding Service
  • 13 Dive Sites Within 30 Minutes
  • Honeymoon & Wedding Destination
Reethi Faru Resort TurtleOnTheReef

Reethi Faru Resort

from £1499 Per Person
Hotel Holidays
  • Luxury Resort on the Pristine, Private Island Filaidhoo
  • Take a scenic 45 minutes seaplane for an aerial view of the Atolls or a 20 minutes domestic flight and 30 minute speed boat transfer