Talcum powder sand. Gently swaying palms. An endless azure ocean lapping at your feet. The Maldives is an endlessly alluring destination for an unforgettable exotic escape.
When you can tear yourself away from your hammock, your island paradise offers plenty to explore. Take the plunge into the watery deep to witness enchanting marine life bobbing by. Head out by boat for a fishing trip or romantic sunset cruise. Surrender to bliss at your resort’s spa. Of course, you could just stay on the beach with a cocktail in hand.
With balmy temperatures all year round, The Maldives is one of the best winter sun destinations.
DISCOVER THE MALDIVES
The Maldives offers a host of facilities and opportunities to fuel your sense of excitement. Whether you are staying on a plush resort, a hotel in Male’, or in a simple guesthouse on an island in an atoll far away, there is a lot you can choose for yourself or for your family.
Entertainment and daily excursions are on the menu wherever you are. Excursions offer an experience for you or your family, to take in more of the Maldives. Sandbanks that dazzle under the midday sun, snorkeling over pristine reefs, and experiencing local island towns is part of half day or full day excursions, what’s more a barbeque on the beach for lunch is often thrown in to get that additional punch to the day’s experience. How about night fishing or dolphin watching, swimming with whale sharks and mantas?
- Atoll Transfer
- Male Fish Market
- Male Local Market
- Grand Friday Mosque
- Hukuru Miskiiy
Speedboat transfer is the norm to resorts close to the International Airport. The rest is covered by seaplane or domestic flight. If you are travelling to Male’ you can take a taxi from the airport.
Several daily flights operate from Velana International Airport to the 12 domestic and international airports in the country. Scheduled ferries also operate from Male’ to many of the atolls.
The Maldives is well connected with the rest of the world. Several flights from Europe, Middle East and South East Asia operate to Velana International Airport, the main gateway to the Maldives.
NEED A VISA?
TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE MALDIVES
The Maldives is 99% water and just one percent land. And as one might expect, the thrills of the Maldives lie on, under or over the surface of the water.
- ADDU ATOLL
- KAAFU ATOLL
“Experience: an event or occurrence which leaves an impression on someone.”
PASSPORT INFORMATION TO VISIT MALDIVES
A valid passport, along with an onward/return ticket and sufficient funds, is required for entry. A no-cost visitor visa valid for 30 days is issued upon arrival. … Visit the Republic of the Maldives, Department of Immigration and Emigration for the most current visa information.
BORA BORA OR MALDIVES?
Couples that want to feel more civilization, and society, will prefer Bora Bora, whereas couples who enjoy feeling totally ‘off the map’ and in like they have an island to themselves, will love the Maldives. The main takeaway: Bora Bora resorts will feel more resort-ey and much bigger than the resorts in the Maldives.
CHEAPEST MONTH TO VISIT MALDIVES
High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to the Maldives is September.