December – February
LCY → MLE
Free Visa on arrival
Up to 30 days
Travel insurance is recommended
You could be forgiven for believing you’re in heaven on a Maldives holiday. Floating in the midst Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the crème-de-la-crème for beach holidays. The sea here is its own unique blue. The beach sands are brilliantly white. And groves of palm trees sway in the breeze. And, if you count the total number of island, then you have almost 2,000 reasons to visit.
Indulge in pampering at world-class spas, dine on gourmet cuisine or explore the wonders of the deep snorkeling or diving. Admire the spectacular reefs from an unusual perspective in the amazing Anantara Kihavah Villas underwater restaurant or the spectacular Huvafen Fushi underwater spa. The opportunities to enjoy the laid-back Maldivian lifestyle are almost endless.
Maldives temperatures range between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius (75.2 - 91.4 Fahrenheit) year-round. While humidity is relatively high, constant sea breezes help keeps air moving. Two seasons are dominant when it comes to the Maldives’ climate: a dry season that is associated with winter’s northeast monsoon and a rainy season that coincides with the summer southwest monsoon.
The thousands of tiny islands that makes up the Maldives possesses some of the best beaches in the world. Every resort in the Maldives is on its own private island, so there’s plenty to secluded luxury resorts on the islands to choose from. In the Maldives the greatest hotel brands in the world battle it out each other for the tourist dollar.
You can skip the resorts and experience the Maldives your way by staying in privately run guesthouses and explore the islands using the local ferry serves.
Staying near Male, the capital places you close to the airport, and the all the attractions you would expect in a nation’s capitals. If you stay at one of the more remote resorts you are limited more to just what your resort offers.
Relax or be as active as you want on a Maldives holiday. The outstanding facilities for children make family holidays a breeze. Most resort hotels offer a huge range of spa facilities, making indulgent beauty therapies and soothing body treatments popular with visitors.
Beach lovers of any age will find the unspoiled beaches irresistible, while the turquoise waters are perfect for swimming or indulging in water-sports, whether you are a beginner or qualified diver. Snorkel from the beach and explore the underwater world at your pace, or take an excursion and let an expert show you how it is done.
Many of the restaurants in the Maldives offer truly unique dining experiences, such as Tribal – a torch-lit African-themed restaurant at Niyama or Soneva Fushi’s Fresh in the Garden, which is a treetop restaurant.