If you’re looking to jump off the grid and kick back and relax, the Maldives is definitely the destination for you. With 90 islands dedicated to resorts across the Indian Ocean, this tropical getaway is a perfect way to experience nature in its purest form.
There are so many islands across the Maldives that you are able to stay on however the main islands are Malé or Hulhumale. The Maldives offers world-class snorkelling and scuba diving experiences in some of the most blue water you will ever see. Many of the resorts have their own private beaches however you can hire charter yachts or catamarans as a great way to go on and see the other islands, lagoons and coral reef swimming spots. If you are looking for luxury, beaches, water sports and sunbathing, the Maldives is for you.
Top Travel Questions about The Maldives:
How do I get to the Maldives?
International flights arrive at the main island of the Maldives (Malé) Hulhule airport and there are many airlines that fly here – Emirates (via Dubai), Air Sri Lanka (via Columbo), Singapore Airlines (via Singapore) and Qatar (via Doha). Once you arrive in Malé, you will be able to take a chartered boat or sea plane to the island where you will be staying.
Is the Maldives expensive for a holiday?
The Maldives is definitely not cheap, and if you are looking for a luxe vacation, it ticks all of those boxes. In terms of the airfare it is nothing over your average international airfare prices, however it is the accommodation that may sting you. Although many of the resorts in the Maldives are all inclusive, making the hefty price a touch more acceptable, expect the accommodation to be pricey.
How long should I stay in the Maldives for a holiday?
This is ultimately depending on what sort of holiday you are looking for and in a lot of cases, people will add the Maldives as a 5-7 day stop on their trip to surrounding countries like Singapore or Dubai. However, if you are going for a holiday in the Maldives, and only the Maldives, I would recommend 10-14 days as sufficient enough for you to come out the end of your trip relaxed and rejuvenated. Due to the nature of the country being small islands, in terms of things to do (apart from swimming, water sports, eating and sunbathing) there is not too much so if you are one that wants adventure, history and excitement on your holiday; your itch to get out and explore may come after a few days on the island.
When is the best time to visit the Maldives?
In terms of weather, the best time to travel to the Maldives to ensure you get sun and blue skies would be from November through to April; with the peak season being from December-March. If you are looking for the cheapest time to go to the Maldives, going between April-June would be ideal if you are willing to take the gamble and maybe experience some slight rain – but expect warm temperatures at any time of year.
Our ‘Must-Go’ Recommendations:
City/Place to go: Milaidhoo
Beach: Gangehi Island
Gallery/Museum: Grand Friday Mosque, Malé
Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, South Malé Atoll
Nightlife: Kurumba, Vihamanaafushi