• Luxury Maldives Holidays
  • Overview

    For beaches of almost uniform perfection in a flawless setting of crystal clear ocean, look no further than the Maldives, the ultimate in luxury holiday escapes. Close to twelve hundred islands are scattered like exotic petals across the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean to the south west of Sri Lanka. This garland of twenty six ring-shaped atolls is home to the very finest, whiter than white powdered sand beaches, and luminescent turquoise blue open water blessed with dazzling coral reefs and tropically colourful marine life.

    Each resort in Maldives is its own private island, barely rising above sea level. These are the crowns of coral reefs and submerged volcanic mountains to which you arrive from the capital Male by either speedboat or seaplane at the start of a unique and unforgettable holiday experience.

    The Maldives offers some of the best diving and snorkelling opportunities to be found anywhere in the world. The water clarity is little short of astonishing, enabling dazzling views of school after school of brightly coloured tropical fish, superbly varied coral walls and quite magnificent sea caves. Venture further out to discover turtles, sharks, manta rays, and the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, particularly evidenced through October and November. And with sea temperatures as warm as this a wetsuit is an optional extra.

    Paddle boarding, massages, private dining, island hopping, dolphin spotting, picnicking and scenic sunset cruises and flights by seaplane are some alternative ways of mitigating carefree holiday relaxation. Or simply contemplate the infinite horizon, gaze at the stars, study the hypnotic sway of the coconut palm and follow the comings and goings of dhoni sailboats. With so much natural beauty to observe, indolence can feel remarkably guilt-free.

    Influenced by neighbouring India and Sri Lanka, the cuisine of the Maldives features a variety of tantalising flavours. Perhaps unsurprisingly freshly caught fish is a typical feature of many local menus. And there are many ways to crack a coconut, the ubiquitous, fibrous fruit, nut and seed provides no end of different ingredients: from water and grated flesh to creamy milk.

    To make the most of your time in the Indian Ocean why not combine a stay with a cultural tour of the Maldives’ near neighbour, Sri Lanka.

    Best time to go

    The best time to visit the Maldives is generally considered to be from November through to April, with January to March the drier months. The climate is warm and tropical, with an average high of around thirty degrees centigrade and the average low rarely falling below twenty three degrees. May to December is still characterised by warm temperatures, but these months carry a risk of intermittent tropical storms which can disrupt prolonged spells of bright sunshine.

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For beaches of almost uniform perfection in a flawless setting of crystal clear ocean, look no further than the Maldives, the ultimate in luxury holiday escapes. Close to twelve hundred islands are scattered like exotic petals across the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean to the south west of Sri Lanka. This garland of twenty six ring-shaped atolls is home to the very finest, whiter than white powdered sand beaches, and luminescent turquoise blue open water blessed with dazzling coral reefs and tropically colourful marine life.

Each resort in Maldives is its own private island, barely rising above sea level. These are the crowns of coral reefs and submerged volcanic mountains to which you arrive from the capital Male by either speedboat or seaplane at the start of a unique and unforgettable holiday experience.

The Maldives offers some of the best diving and snorkelling opportunities to be found anywhere in the world. The water clarity is little short of astonishing, enabling dazzling views of school after school of brightly coloured tropical fish, superbly varied coral walls and quite magnificent sea caves. Venture further out to discover turtles, sharks, manta rays, and the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, particularly evidenced through October and November. And with sea temperatures as warm as this a wetsuit is an optional extra.

Paddle boarding, massages, private dining, island hopping, dolphin spotting, picnicking and scenic sunset cruises and flights by seaplane are some alternative ways of mitigating carefree holiday relaxation. Or simply contemplate the infinite horizon, gaze at the stars, study the hypnotic sway of the coconut palm and follow the comings and goings of dhoni sailboats. With so much natural beauty to observe, indolence can feel remarkably guilt-free.

Influenced by neighbouring India and Sri Lanka, the cuisine of the Maldives features a variety of tantalising flavours. Perhaps unsurprisingly freshly caught fish is a typical feature of many local menus. And there are many ways to crack a coconut, the ubiquitous, fibrous fruit, nut and seed provides no end of different ingredients: from water and grated flesh to creamy milk.

To make the most of your time in the Indian Ocean why not combine a stay with a cultural tour of the Maldives’ near neighbour, Sri Lanka.

Best time to go

The best time to visit the Maldives is generally considered to be from November through to April, with January to March the drier months. The climate is warm and tropical, with an average high of around thirty degrees centigrade and the average low rarely falling below twenty three degrees. May to December is still characterised by warm temperatures, but these months carry a risk of intermittent tropical storms which can disrupt prolonged spells of bright sunshine.

Local Information

Language:
Dhivehi
Currency:
US Dollars or Maldivian Rufiyaa
Local time:
GMT + 5 hrs
Local airport:
Velana International Airport
Flight time:
10 hrs 15 mins

Weather

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30

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J F M A M J J A S O N D
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Average daily hours of sun

Featured hotels

Finolhu

5 star

Offering luxury and beauty in equal measure, Finolhu stretches out across four idyllic islands in the remote Baa Atoll, its reefs, submerged cliffs and thilas - small, underwater hills - create an underwater habitat where marine life flourishes.

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Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

4 star

White sands fringed by turquoise waters and the whisper of a breeze passing through palm trees are the hallmarks Cinnamon Dhonveli.

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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

5 star

Located on a secluded island, Anantara Veli is the perfect romantic hideaway. Exclusively for adults, the peace, quiet and calm is reflected in the turquoise waters which shimmer around the soft sand of this idyllic island.

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Kandima Maldives

5 star

Kandima is an extremely appealing ultra-luxury resort with superb personal service and impeccable hospitality as its hallmarks. The property also embraces a regard for the wider community, its culture, and the stunning environment of which it is part.

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Featured hotels

Finolhu

5 star

Offering luxury and beauty in equal measure, Finolhu stretches out across four idyllic islands in the remote Baa Atoll, its reefs, submerged cliffs and thilas - small, underwater hills - create an underwater habitat where marine life flourishes.

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

4 star

White sands fringed by turquoise waters and the whisper of a breeze passing through palm trees are the hallmarks Cinnamon Dhonveli.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

5 star

Located on a secluded island, Anantara Veli is the perfect romantic hideaway. Exclusively for adults, the peace, quiet and calm is reflected in the turquoise waters which shimmer around the soft sand of this idyllic island.

Kandima Maldives

5 star

Kandima is an extremely appealing ultra-luxury resort with superb personal service and impeccable hospitality as its hallmarks. The property also embraces a regard for the wider community, its culture, and the stunning environment of which it is part.

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Local Information

Language:
Dhivehi
Currency:
US Dollars or Maldivian Rufiyaa
Local time:
GMT + 5 hrs
Local airport:
Velana International Airport
Flight time:
10 hrs 15 mins

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
9 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 8 8 6 7
Average daily hours of sun

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