Luxury Maldives Holidays
The Maldives is a tropical paradise formed by collection of over 1000 picturesque coral atolls sitting in the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Only 200 of these beautiful islands are inhabited, with many hosting some of the world's most luxurious holiday resorts making a luxury Maldives holiday a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The ocean is where the Maldives really comes to life, rich in wildlife, color and breathtaking views. Fishing and diving are just two of the many once in a life time experiences available to guests. The Maldives really does offer a sensational and truly unforgettable luxury holiday experience.
What To Know before you go on your Maldives holiday
The language in the Maldives is Divehi however English is widely spoken throughout the Maldives and in particular the resorts of Male.
Islam is the main religion in the Maldives, despite the warm and very humid conditions; women are expected to dress appropriately. This however is not the case when in the resorts.
Gaining entry to the Maldives is not difficult as no VISA is required.
Maldives holidays are extremely popular for enthusiastic divers, and it is not hard to see why, with its picture perfect white sand beaches and coral reefs. However it's the abundance of wildlife in the Maldives that sets it apart from other diving destinations. Many different species of sharks can be seen in these waters as well as an incredible variety of different fish. Explore caves, caverns and overhangs with an explosion of colorful sponges and coral.
Where in the world is the Maldives?
The Maldives lies in the Indian Ocean, made up of 1,190 islands spreading over 90,000 kilometers. 99% of the Maldives consists of the sea. 200 Islands are inhabited by locals, with a further 90 being used as tourist resorts. The current population of the Maldives stands at 350,000. The islands lie 700 kilometers south west of Sri Lanka.
Time Difference: GMT+5Hours Flight Duration: 10Hours 20minuites (Direct) Currency: Rufiya (The American dollar is widely accepted) Capital: Male
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both fly to the Maldives direct from London Gatwick. Emirates fly from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle via Dubai. Qatar Airways fly from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester via Doha.
Emirates upgrades start from £450 for Business Class and £1,149 First Class per person each way. Club World upgrades with British Airways start from £450 per person each way.
Maldives holidays are deal for couples, families, beach living, water sports. The Maldives is now extremely popular with honeymoons. With romantic dinners on a private sand bank and luxury spa facilities, the Maldives is the idealistic getaway.
The Maldives has perfect holiday weather - a tropical climate that is determined by two seasons. During the wet southwestern monsoon season from May to Novemeber, there is a greater chance of winds and rainfall. The dry monsoon season stretches from December to March. Temperatures mostly remain consistent all year at around a glorious 30°C.
Luxury Hotels in Maldives
Madivaru island features a pristine white sandy beach, a beautiful lagoon and is surrounded by breathtaking house reefs, where guests can...
A swift transfer by speedboat delivers you to Banyan Tree, where staff members provide a warm greeting. Vabbinfaru means "round island ci...
Enjoy privacy and tranquillity on this lush tropical island where the unspoilt waters of a shallow lagoon teem with marine life.
Situated on a perfect dot of white powdery sand in the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, this intimate private island is locate...
Spread over two private white sand islands, Rangali and Rangalinolhu, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the epitome of castaway luxury.
Shaped like a traditional dhoni (Maldivian boat) in the North Ari Atoll, the Constance Halaveli Resort is a very special place where drea...
This superb catamaran offers luxurious accommodation in 10 airconditioned State Rooms, while the single Explorer Suite really pushes the ...
Set in colourful garden surroundings, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa has a traditional Maldivian village feel. Each of the su...
Flanked by flawless white beaches and a large lagoon, the intimate Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru offers a wealth of lu...
Continuing the Soneva philosophy of 'Intelligent Luxury', this small but beautiful island provides a very intimate setting.
Luxury Resort Villas in Maldives
Aptly named for its beautiful location, the Jungle Reserve at Soneva Fushi is literally creeping out of the Islands tropical green vegeta...
The views are just sensational from this beautiful 'Ocean Haven' sat over the shallow shores of the Indian Ocean. The whole concept of th...
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