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Maldives Holidays


The Maldives is the ultimate beach destination with exquisite private island resorts encircled by pristine powder white sand beaches and extraordinarily calm turquoise lagoons.

The incredible beauty of the islands is matched by the richness and diversity of the underwater world. There is an astonishing combination of impressive coral walls, schools of brightly coloured tropical fish and remarkable marine life.

Aside from the obvious beauty, a holiday to the Maldives provides many memorable moments. Our hand-picked favourites include:

SEAPLANES There is a reason it is often cited as the most beautiful flight in the world – the views are simply breathtaking. Flying over the reefs, lagoons and aquamarine atolls provides incredible aerial views of the rich turquoise waters. It is a truly unforgettable experience and adds some excitement to the start of your holiday by arriving at your chosen island in style. If your transfer is by speedboat rather than seaplane, some resorts can arrange a sightseeing flight to admire the atolls from above.

SPEEDBOATS Choosing a resort near Malé means not only means you get to your resort quickly, but you also travel by speedboat. On your way to your island you're likely to pass other resorts, deserted islands, sand banks and possibly even dolphins to make for a memorable transfer.

OVERWATER VILLAS Staying in a villa perched on stilts over the turquoise lagoon is the quintessential Maldivian experience. With direct access to the warm waters, you can jump straight in to explore the marine life. Whether it is for the whole stay, or you prefer to split between a beach villa where you have your feet in the soft white sands and a water villa on silts over the lagoon, incredible villa choices are aplenty in the Maldives.

MARINE LIFE From dolphins to whale sharks and manta rays to turtles, the Maldives has a wide array of marine life. Many resorts have an impressive house reef which allows you to explore the underwater world straight from the shore, whereas other resorts offer excursions to nearby reefs.

MALDIVES TWIN CENTRE HOLIDAYS

As well as being an enticing destination in their own right, the Maldives can also form the relaxing heart of a magical twin centre holiday.
With convenient connections from a host of regional airports, the futuristic Arabian cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer luxury resorts, superlative shopping and high octane thrills that make a wonderful contrast to the peace and tranquility of the islands.
Alternatively it's just an hour's flight from Colombo so combining the rich history, wildlife and scenery of Sri Lanka with the coral finged beaches of the Maldives couldn't be simpler.
Sri Lanka & Maldives
16 days / 15 nights
from £1,549
  • Spectacular Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Beautiful hill country landscapes
  • Stunning island paradise
  • Relaxing beach break

  • Dubai & Maldives
    11 days / 10 nights
    from £792
  • Dubai, heart of modern Arabia
  • Amazing Maldives

  • Abu Dhabi & Maldives
    11 days / 10 nights
    from £915
  • Grand Mosque
  • World class shopping
  • White sand beaches & turquoise waters

  • MALDIVES HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

    No two islands are the same, each having a different feel, but the exquisite beaches and gorgeous turquoise lagoons remains constant throughout. The Maldives is renowned for offering incredibly memorable experiences, from a sunset dolphin search by dhoni to whale shark and manta ray spotting. Our featured properties each offer a range of fabulous excursions helping ensure you have a holiday to remember. If there is one you have your heart set on, be sure to check that your chosen resort offers it!
    DIVING & SNORKELLING
    DIVING & SNORKELLING
    The scuba diving and snorkelling in the tropical waters of the Maldives, with colourful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, is considered to be amongst the best in the world. The majority of our featured resorts have a recognised on site dive centre, offering single introductory dives to more specialised courses. Please note water clarity is best from January to April.
    DOLPHIN CRUISE
    DOLPHIN CRUISE
    Watching a pod of dolphins playfully jumping in and out of the water with the glorious backdrop of a sunset is understandably a popular excursion, especially for families. Some resorts have a resident marine biologist, who will give you a greater insight into these fascinating marine animals.
    WHALE SHARK SEARCH
    WHALE SHARK SEARCH
    Whether you choose to snorkel, dive or simply marvel at the sheer size of these majestic creatures from the comfort of a dhoni boat, this experience is magnificent. Growing up to 10m long, the worlds largest fish can be observed year round in South Ari Atoll and is an encounter not to be missed.
    SANDBANK EXPERIENCE
    SANDBANK EXPERIENCE
    Enjoy the sparkling turquoise waters and white sands of a remote sandbank. Whether you have a champagne picnic, beach barbecue or just laze on the beach, this is a truly amazing experience.
    LOCAL ISLAND DISCOVERY
    LOCAL ISLAND DISCOVERY
    Discover the traditional Maldivian way of life, exploring the shops, local communities and art as well as gaining an insight into the culture on a nearby island.
    ATOLL CRUISE
    ATOLL CRUISE
    Cruising around the atolls on a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat, admiring the scenery, is one of the best ways to further explore the Maldives. From uninhabited islands and gorgeous sand banks to the wonderful sealife, a day on the boat is always remembered.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN THE MALDIVES

    Consisting of over 1,100 islands spread across 26 atolls (island chains surrounding a lagoon), the Maldives has the perfect resort for everyone, whether looking for an intimate escape, family holiday or to simply discover paradise.
    If you are struggling to decide on the right resort, just talk to our expert Travel Consultants. Whether you are looking for a chic luxury resort or a rustic retreat, great kids clubs, all-inclusive, surfing or even golf, we can help.
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives
    Maldives
    from £175
  • 2 miles of white sand beach
  • House reef just a 5 minute boat trip away
  • 2 infinity pools
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Dive centre
  • Wonderful LUX* Me Spa including 4 overwater treatment rooms with a glass panel floor
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Bicycle hire
  • Kids’ & teens’ clubs
  • Free wi-fi

  • Milaidhoo Island Maldives
    Maldives
    from £538
  • Beautiful white sand beach
  • Infinity pool
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Dive centre
  • Resident marine biologists
  • Overwater spa
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Free wi-fi

  • Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
    Maldives
    from £189
  • Powder white sand beach
  • Excellent house reef
  • Pool
  • Motorised and non-motorised watersports (payable locally)
  • Excellent dive centre
  • Beautiful spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton court
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Amari Havodda Maldives
    Maldives
    from £194
  • Beautiful beach
  • House reef
  • Huge beachfront infinity pool
  • Motorised and non-motorised watersports (payable locally)
  • Dive centre
  • Chic Breeze Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Library
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
    Maldives
    from £115
  • Spectacular beach
  • House reef
  • Three pools
  • Motorised and non-motorised watersports (payable locally)
  • Excellent dive centre
  • Overwater and land spa
  • Gym
  • Pitch and putt golf course and driving range (payable locally)
  • Football pitch
  • Tennis courts
  • Bicycle hire
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
    Maldives
    from £174
  • White sand beach
  • House reef
  • Two pools (one adults only)
  • Motorised and non-motorised watersports (payable locally)
  • Dive centre
  • Excellent spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi.

  • When is the best time to visit the Maldives?

    Maldives Climate Guide
    Maldives

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    OCT

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    NOV

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    DEC

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    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Chris Brimble

    Definitely do an excursion from whichever hotel you stay in. It's a once in a lifetime experience to see whale sharks, manta rays and many more in this paradise.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Carrie Hawes

    Choosing a resort with speedboat transfers means you'll waste the least amount of time from stepping off your international flight to stepping on to your beautiful beach. However a resort with seaplane transfers means you'll arrive in style and you'll have had a bird's eye view of the stunning Maldives. Why not choose a twin centre island hop for the best of both worlds?

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    Maldives Fast Facts

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