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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
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
Dubai & Maldives
Abu Dhabi & Maldives
MALDIVES HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
DIVING & SNORKELLING
WHALE SHARK SEARCH
LOCAL ISLAND DISCOVERY
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN THE MALDIVES
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
Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
Amari Havodda Maldives
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
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Our Latest Offers to Maldives
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesLocation: Maldives
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Includes a 30% room discount, FREE half board, discounted seaplane transfers PLUS an upgrade to a Beachfront Deluxe Pool Villa - saving over £1,900 per couple
Travelling with children? - Up to 2 kids 14 & under stay & eat FREE when sharing with 2 adults
- White sand beach
- House reef
- Two pools (one adults only)
- Motorised and non-motorised watersports (payable locally)
- Dive centre,
- Excellent spa
- Tennis courts
- Badminton courts
- Kids’ club
- Free wi-fi.
Angsana Velavaru, MaldivesLocation: Maldives
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Includes a 25% room discount saving over £900 per couple
- Beautiful beach
- Excellent house reef with over 30 dive sites
- Beachfront infinity pool
- Motorised & non-motorised watersports (payable locally)
- Marine lab focusing on conservation
- Kids’ club
- Free wi-fi
Lux* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, MaldivesLocation: Maldives
Save: Includes an early booking discount & a discount off return seaplane transfers - saving over £1,400 per couple
PLUS book by 30 Sep and receive a FREE sunset cruise for 2 & a 25% discount on spa treatments
- 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
- Tennis courts
- Bicycle hire
- Kids’ & teens’ clubs
- Free wi-fi
Top Tips From Our Experts
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.
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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