Maldives Travel Guide
The Maldives picture perfect white sand beaches await you where you will find total relaxation and a holiday experience of a lifetime. Explore the coral reefs that sit beneath the beautiful turquoise waters as you indulge in everything this luxurious destination has to offer.
There are more than 100 resorts to choose from dotted across the 1200 islands of this Indian Ocean paradise destination. Popular with couples seeking the epitome of luxury for their honeymoon or romantic getaway, there is a fantastic choice of resorts ranging from some of the most exclusive hotels in the world with complete butler service to the more recent addition of local guesthouses making it an accessible destination for any budget.
On arrival to Malé your transfer to your accommodation will most likely be either a speedboat or seaplane. Speedboats are usually operated by each resort so are cost effective, plus you’ll get to pass by other islands if you are staying further afield so you can enjoy the jaw-dropping views and maybe even see some marine life as you whisk through the clear waters. Seaplanes are used for longer island hops so you will get to your resort much quicker via air, plus you’ll get to enjoy the amazing aerial views like no other.
Families will also find plenty to do here with many resorts offering kids clubs and entertainment to keep them amused while the adults enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation.
The Maldives stays warm all year round with temperatures teetering between 25-30°C and on average 8 hours of sunshine each day. The best time to visit is between December and April with less chance of rain but even during the wetter season of May to November, though the rainfall is higher the downfalls tend to be heavy but brief.
Fresh seafood is the order of the day during your stay in the Maldives. You will find the standard of food and drink extremely good with a great choice of food for all taste buds. Resorts also offer private dining experiences which make the perfect setting if you’re planning to pop the big question or to simply enjoy the heavenly views that surround you. There are even underwater restaurants where you can dine beneath the crystal-clear water and marvel at the incredible marine life as you sip on a cocktail.
Without a doubt, the Maldives is one of the best places for diving and snorkelling. Tropical fish will dazzle you with their vivid colours as you swim through the serene warm waters exploring the coral walls and caves. Some resorts are perfectly positioned over house reefs so if you’re staying in a water villa you can enjoy the marine life by simply dropping into the water beneath you from the deck and snorkel around.
There is also the more adventurous once in a lifetime experiences on offer that will take you to deeper waters where you might be able to catch a glimpse of sharks, manta rays and turtles.
Water sports are also a must do while you’re here. From windsurfing, parasailing, knee boarding, jet skiing to catamaran sailing you’ll be sure to find the perfect activity for you that lets you relax, unwind and enjoy all this destination has to offer.
For the more relaxed traveller who prefers total rest and rejuvenation most of the resorts offer world class spas where you can enjoy nurturing treatments of massages, facials and a whole host of other choices.