Maldives Holidays

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The Maldives has white, sandy beaches and turquoise waters that match even the most exotic daydream about escaping to paradise. Made up of almost 2,000 individual islands, this destination offers sunshine and relaxation surrounded by the warmth of the Indian Ocean.

Beaches
Maldivian beaches are heaven, with screensaver-worthy seascapes and long stretches of sand. Whether you are looking for a social spot such as Artificial Beach, or a secluded place to swim and relax like Bikini Beach on Rasdhoo island, you can beach-hop to your heart’s content in a country surrounded by sea and sand.

Food & Drink
Fresh, locally-caught seafood is the basis for many dishes in The Maldives, and coconuts are another popular ingredient. Mas huni combines both of these into a tasty meal of smoked, shredded fish with grated onions and coconut. Alcohol is only sold in tourist resorts so try a refreshing sai tea to quench your thirst if you are out and about.

Culture
Maldivian culture is influenced by Sri Lanka and South India. Its people are warm and friendly, with a rich tradition of folklore, music and dance. The Maldives is a Muslim country, and the locals dress modestly and don’t drink alcohol. If you want to wear a bikini or sip a cocktail by the beach, it’s best to do so within the tourist resorts.

Nightlife
With island resorts to cater to every taste, evenings in The Maldives can be a wild party or a low-key affair. For alcohol-fuelled nights, keep to the bars and pubs in the tourist resorts. Or, for alternative entertainment after dark, why not try a night snorkel with a guide, live dancing shows or even crab racing at Kuredu?

Important Information
Flight Time: 13 hours
Time Difference: +4hr
Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
Official Language: Dhivehi

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Top Maldives Hotels

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

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Palm Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Maalifushi by COMO

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Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa

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Jumeirah Vittaveli

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Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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Eriyadu Island Resort & Spa

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Niyama Maldives

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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

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Cocoa Island by COMO

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Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef

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One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

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Anantara Kihavah Villas

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Maldives Weather

The Maldives has a tropical climate. The dry, sunny season lasts from December to March with an average temperature of 29°C. Between May and October is the rainy season, with average temperatures of 27°C. September is the wettest month.
Jan 30ºC
Feb 31ºC
Mar 31ºC
Apr 32ºC
May 31ºC
Jun 31ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 30ºC
Oct 30ºC
Nov 30ºC
Dec 30ºC

Things To Do on Maldives Holidays

Snorkelling Safari
Take a speedboat from Hulhumale and let your snorkelling guide introduce you to the underwater residents of The Maldives. From colourful fish to manta rays, reef sharks and sea turtles, there is a vibrant world to explore just below the water’s surface.

Manmade Beach
Protected by a breakwater with stunning ocean views, Artificial Beach is the only beach for swimming in Malé. The sandy stretch has been rescued from disappearing into the sea and is, as the name suggests, manmade. A social place for locals as well as holidaymakers, you may even stumble upon one of the many concerts and carnivals that are held here throughout the dry season.

Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre
Visit Naifaru island for the chance to learn about sea turtles and other local sea life. Run by volunteers, the Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre aims to protect the environment and wildlife of The Maldives. Make sure you get a souvenir at the centre’s small, on-site shop.

Walking Tour
Explore the Maldivian capital city on foot for a true experience of island life. Your guide will take set you on the path to discover the attractions and history of the local area, with highlights including the bustling Malé Fish Market and the tranquil Sultan Park.

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Maldives Resorts

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