Maldives Holidays

Maldives Holidays


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Maldives Holidays transport you to another world - a glittering archipelago, peppering the turquoise blue of the Indian Ocean, there is a beauty to this part of the world that truly has to be seen to be believed. The Maldives is made up of thousands of tiny islands called atolls that a lifetime would hardly be enough time to truly discover this coral phenomenon, but you can make some headway with the breathtaking diving, snorkelling and sailing opportunities holidays in the Maldives can afford you.

The Maldives are a picture-perfect example of the quintessential island paradise, with some of the world's finest luxury hotels and white sand beaches. Huge coral reefs contain clear lagoons, themselves surrounded by exotic marine life of every colour and description. It takes around an 11 hour flight to reach the Maldives, but it's well worth the flying time! Once arrived, many people to choose to take a sea plane to one of the islands but speedboat transfers are also available. Before you know it you will be in your overwater bungalow sipping on an ice cold cocktail.

There are lots of great restaurants on Male, with perfect opportunities for romantic candlelit dinners or friendly gatherings, and the nightlife is typically situated in the resorts with discos and jazz bars. Some of the bars in the resorts areas do not sell alcohol, in keeping with the islands' Muslim religion, but don't worry, holidays in the Maldives are far from tee total, and there are plenty of opportunities for sipping a cocktail overlooking paradise.

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Top Maldives Hotels

Holiday Island Resort
South Ari Atoll, Ari Atoll, Maldives
Holiday island resort
J Resort Alidhoo
Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
J resort alidhoo
The Beach House at Manafaru
Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
The beach house at manafaru
Komandoo Island Resort
Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
Komandoo island resort
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
Kuredu island resort spa
Meeru Island Resort
North Male Atoll Meeru, North Central, Maldives
Meeru island resort
Paradise Island Res and Spa
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
Paradise island res and spa
Sun Island Resort and Spa - AI
South Ari Atoll, Ari Atoll, Maldives
Sun island resort and spa ai
South Ari Atoll, Ari Atoll, Maldives
Bandos Island Resort
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
Bandos island resort
Equator Village
Addu Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
Equator village
South Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
J Resort Handhufushi
Addu Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
J resort handhufushi
Royal Island Rst and Spa Elite
Baa Atoll, North, Maldives
Royal island rst and spa elite
Summer Island Village
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
Summer island village
Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo
North Ari Atol Veligandu, North Central, Maldives
Chaaya reef ellaidhoo
The Haven Water Villas
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
The haven water villas
Dholhiyadhoo Resort and Spa
Shaviyani Atoll, North, Maldives
Dholhiyadhoo resort and spa
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
Adaaran select hudhuranfushi
Chaaya Island Dhonveli
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
Chaaya island dhonveli
Helengeli Tourist Village
North Male Atoll Helengeli, North Central, Maldives
Helengeli tourist village
Soneva Fushi And Six Senses Spa
Baa Atoll, North, Maldives
Soneva fushi and six senses spa
Soneva Gili And Six Senses Spa
North Male Atoll, North Central, Maldives
Soneva gili and six senses spa
Hilton Maldives Irufushi Resort And Spa
Noonu Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
Hilton maldives irufushi resort and spa
Mirihi Island Resort
Rangali Island, Maldives, Maldives
Mirihi island resort
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Maldives, Maldives, Maldives
Taj exotica resort spa
Eriyadu Island Resort & Spa
Maldives, Maldives, Maldives
Eriyadu island resort spa
Niyama Maldives
Maldives, Maldives, Maldives
Niyama maldives
Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa
Addu Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
Shangri la villingili resort and spa
Vakarufalhi Island Resort
Maldives, Maldives, Maldives
Vakarufalhi island resort

Maldives Weather

You're almost on the equator here, so expect heat on your Maldives holiday! Average temperatures in the Maldives range from 28°C to 30°C with very little variation, and the sun shines uninterrupted all year round. The months of December to May are the driest, with a bit more rain in the rest of the year, but it's still hot; lightweight clothes and sun cream are the order of the day no matter what time of year you take a holiday in the Maldives. Summer peaks early, April seeing the highest temperatures, and December the coolest. 

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Jan 30ºC
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Feb 31ºC
Climate 1
Mar 31ºC
Climate 1
Apr 32ºC
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May 31ºC
Climate 2
Jun 31ºC
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Jul 30ºC
Climate 2
Aug 30ºC
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Sep 30ºC
Climate 2
Oct 30ºC
Climate 2
Nov 30ºC
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Dec 30ºC

Things To Do on Maldives Holidays

Basically a string of gorgeous coral reefs and islands southwest of Sri Lanka, there are world-class diving and snorkelling opportunities on a Maldives holiday. The capital, Male, is ideally situated in the middle of this island group, affording you the perfect base from which to discover the Maldives - verdant, palm-strewn beaches, 200 uninhabited islands, and fabulous lagoon resorts which redefine the word 'luxury'.

On Male itself, you can visit the white Friday Mosque, built in the 17th Century, take the kids on a trip to the new artificial beach for some watersports, or laze around the many parks that smatter this small capital.


Come on holidays to Maldives in July and September for the Independence and Republic Day parades - features of both include parades and marches by soldiers and kids alike, and all the paraphernalia of a public holiday, including an eclectic mix of music that gives the lie to the myriad cultures that make up Maldivian life.

The archipelago has seen it's fair share of seafaring visitors, from Portuguese would-be conquerors to Arabian traders, and artefacts from millennia of Maldivian history can be viewed at the splendid National History Museum on Male. A Muslim country since the 12th Century, there are a panoply of events celebrating Islam here, from the traditional Eid celebrations to the Prophet Mohammed's birthday, all replete with music and feasting.

Rather unsurprisingly for an island nation, seafood is the traditional bill of fare here, and succulent tuna can be bought and sampled at the bustling market on Male. For a quieter time, be sure to check out the local market a few minutes away, where you can buy every kind of local produce from homemade fish soup to yams, pickle and fruit, or check out the main shopping area, the Majeedhee Magu, for, well, anything you could think of!

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Male is the capital of the Maldives, an island city that is densely settled yet clean, friendly, and full of charm. There's plenty to explore on this … Read more on Male Travel Guide