Exclusive and exquisite, this group of atolls and islands strung like pearls across the Indian Ocean are everybody's dream of what paradise is like. Remote and sumptuous, unspoilt and unhurried, this picture-perfect destination offers something for everyone.
With perfect shallow turquoise waters melting into endless sandy beaches, and some of the world’s most luxurious island accommodation, the Maldives really is the absolute desert island experience. They are renowned for over 200 species of coral, and 300 specifies of multi-coloured fish, so it’s a perfect place to hone your diving skills, or just snorkel in the crystal clear waters, with a parrotfish or colourful ray for company. You can expect to find top-notch accommodation, with attentive staff that cater for every wish and whim, and the most tantalizing delicious food imaginable.
Honeymooners could want for nothing more, yet families are equally besotted, with several resorts having some of the best facilities on the planet for children, and the most imaginative activities. It may feel quite daunting to make a choice from all the amazing hotels on offer, but we know all the subtle differences between them so we can ensure that you choose the right hotel. The Maldives combines beautifully with Sri Lanka, India, Dubai and Oman.
- Enjoy the world's best diving on immaculate reefs
- Scenic arrival transfer flights over the vast archipelago
- Watch the nightly feed of the Manta rays
- Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a private paradise island
- Take in a sunset cruise around the islands
- Get some action in with watersports
- Dine under the stars on the beach for a picture perfect romantic experience
- Enjoy pampering at the fantastic beach spas
The Maldives doesn’t really have any distinct seasons, with temperatures ranging between 27°C to 30 °C year-round.
The rainy season is from June to October, with short sharp showers rather than day-long drizzle.
Best time to go
The Maldives really is a year-round destination with tropical warm temperatures throughout the year. December to April is the peak, dry season and the monsoon rains from June to October.
If you are diving, the best time to travel would be between November and April, and for surfing between March and May, September and November.
- Capital – Male
- Currency – Rufiyaa
- Point of Entry – Male
- Airlines – Emirates
- Flying Time – 10 hrs 10 mins
- Time Zone – GMT + 4 hrs
- Visa – Required, can be obtained on arrival
- Leave your shoes at home; this is total barefoot luxury
- Take an underwater camera for proof that you swam with turtles and manta rays
19 Day Sri Lanka & Maldives Escape
From £4,915 per person based on two people sharing
Duration: 19 days
This tour combines the best of Sri Lanka with the peace and remoteness of the Maldives. Starting off in Colombo, you stay in a newly converted Victorian house, moving onto Sigiriya famed for it’s Rock Fortress. Enjoy wildlife jeep safaris in the National parks, take a train journey...
8 Day Maldives Family Fun
From £2,319 per person based on a family of 4 with children under age 12
Duration: 8 days
It’s all too easy to dismiss the Maldives as a romantic destination for loved up couples and not much else when in actual fact this is an incredible destination for families too. There are so many luxurious resort’s that offer fun for all the family, one of these being Constance Halaveli...
8 Day Romantic Maldives Honeymoon
From £3,569 per person based on 2 people sharing
Duration: 8 days
The Maldives was a destination practically designed with honeymooners in mind. It's collection of islands and atolls floating in the Indian Ocean beckon newlyweds in with its long stretches of pristine white sands and turoquise waters that sparkle like diamonds. This holiday designed for loved u...
Per Aquum Niyama
It is hard to believe when faced with the astounding, untouched beauty of Olhuveli Island that this private corner of paradise is less than an hour’s flight from the Maldivian capital. Surrounded by crystalline waters and boasting long stretches of pristine white sand, this exquisite island is...
One & Only Reethi Rah
One & Only Reethi Rah is a villa resort located in North Male Atoll that prides itself on offering an exclusive and private retreat, with each villa spaced well apart from the next. Based either on the beach surrounded by tropical greenery or overwater above the lagoon, the villas are ...
From the air, the islands that make up the Maldives’ South Male Atoll look like a handful of emeralds scattered across the shimmering surface of the turquoise sea. However, this dazzling first impression is only improved upon at ground level- and it is on one of these idyllic islands that Nala...
Shangri La Villingilli
Shangri La is a private haven villa resort located in Addu Atoll that consists of 132 villas built on land and on stilts over the lagoon. The resort offers a 9 hole golf course, scuba diving, boat charters, water sports and much more.
Soneva Fushi is a secluded desert island hideaway resort that is family friendly and simply stunning. It has its own house reef and is nestled in the beachfront jungle. The resort offers villas with up to nine bedrooms and nine different dining options.
Velaa Private Island
Enjoy scrumptious cuisine made by Michelin star chef Adeline Grattard, unwind in the Clarins My Blend Spa, relax at the Golf Academy or appreciate a drink from the Island’s fabulous collection of wine and champagne. Velaa Private Island displays the optimum in luxury travel accommodation...
The Residence Maldives
The Residence Maldives is designed on a traditional Maldivian theme and its 94 private thatched villas are seamlessly blended with elegance in their interiors. Seventy five of these villas are located over the water snaking out on both sides of the island. The remaining 19 are located right on the b...
Maalifushi by COMO
Once a favourite destination for spice traders and sailors, the islands and atolls of the Maldives are now famous as one of the most iconically romantic places on Earth. There are few countries that so perfectly define the term ‘tropical paradise’, and as such, the archipelago is home to...
This stylish resort is located in North Male Atoll and has both overwater and beach bungalows, each with a private plunge pool and excellent views. The rooms are designed to be bright and contemporary, offering both space and comfort. The resort also features an overwater spa with two treatment...
Constance Halaveli Maldives
The Constance Halaveli is a luxury resort with the seclusion of a private island setting in the North Ari Atoll. All accommodations have a private pool and are perfect for couples or families. The island has its own house reef and is great for snorkelling.
Cocoa Island by COMO
Cocoa Island offers an exclusive overwater retreat in which to relax and rejuvenate or to be active and healthy, enjoying all that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Guests can enjoy world class diving, fishing, yoga, windsurfing, and more. The resort also boasts the Shambhala Retreat Wellness Centre wh...
Cheval Blanc Randheli
Cheval Blanc Randheli is located on the Noonu Atoll and offers ultra-luxurious accommodation designed in bold colours with private infinity pools. Each villa includes a butler and personal concierge. This island is a foodie's dream come true with excellent fine dining available.
Situated on its own private island in the Maldives’ famous South Ari Atoll, Constance Moofushi offers its very own brand of Robinson Crusoe chic- combining barefoot elegance with the impeccable standards of Constance Hotels and Resorts. South Ari Atoll is world-renowned for its marine life, an...
An effortlessly stylish Maldivian resort set within the stunning biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu with its 1.8km of powdery white sands and sparkling turquoise waters beckons you in for an idyllic island escape.Merging the old and the new, throughout the resort you will find chic design complimented ...
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Those seeking escapism and tranquility will love to unwind at this "no shoes" 5 star resort on a private coral island which hosts accommodations. All of the 45 spacious semi open air villas are designed to be environmentally friendly and include a private water garden and sundeck.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is located in a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and combines impeccable service with world class cuisine. The resort is a sister property to Kuda Huraa on an island to the south. A luxury catamaran links the properties with c...
Welcoming you in with soft white sand and sparkling turquoise waters, you'll find Amilla Fushi, the type of luxurious island paradise that dreams are made of. A resort described as 'your island home', it is certainly true that couples, families, and groups of friends alike will all be ma...
7 Nights at Constance HalaveliFrom £3,319
Constance Halaveli is the perfect slice of Maldivian luxury - powder-white sands, crystal clear waters and staff to cater for your every whim. We are offering a 7 night stay at Constance Halaveli for £3,319 per person (price based on two people sharing).This includes: Return flights Transfers ...
7 Nights at FinolhuFrom £2,999
Enjoy 7 nights at the luxurious new Maldivian resort Finolhu from just £2,999 per person sharing with this fantastic offer. Located in the stunning biosphere of Baa Atoll, this resort is the place to come for some beach side relaxation as well as plenty of fun with the variety of act...
7 nights stay at Constance MoofushiFrom £3,199
When it comes to ultimate luxury and all-inclusive escape look no further than Constance Moofushi in the Maldives. It is beach-chic in all its glory, and with a variety of beach and over the water villas. We have an amazing offer for 7 nights stay to at Constance Moofushi for £3,199 per p...
Amilla Fushi 2017 OfferFrom £3,599
Enjoy a 7 night stay at the luxurious Maldivian private island resort Amilla Fushi from just £3,599 with this fantastic special offer.Offer includes: Flights Transfers Accommodation in a Lagoon House Sunset View with private pool 1 x 50 minute spa treatment per person per stay Complimentary ha...
Constance Halaveli Cristal Ultimate PackageFrom £3,999 per person sharing
Constance Halaveli simply put is stunning. It’s all you dream of when you think of the Maldives, and now they have introduced a Cristal Ultimate package that will have your stay completely taken care of from start to finish – you can pretty much put your wallet in the safe and never have...
Honeymoon at Amilla FushiFrom £3,599
Enjoy your dream honeymoon at the luxurious Maldivian resort Amilla Fushi from just £3,599 per person sharing for 7 nights with this special offer.Offer includes: Bubbles with Love – A bottle of champagne to welcome you to your honeymoon destination Island Romance – bath ceremony o...