Maldives Holidays

Your first clue that you're somewhere special might be your pilots. Your barefoot pilots. Or the rowboat you need to get to your honeymoon bungalow. Or the tropical fish and coral reefs you see on your first dive in the crystal-clear waters. Or the lunch you eat in the world's only underwater restaurant. To get to the Maldives, head into the most ... Read more
beautiful oceanic stretch of the middle of nowhere and take a right. (Technically, you'll most likely fly to these Indian Ocean atolls through Colombo, Sri Lanka or Singapore, and several flights now leave from cities like Milan or London.) The north-south island chain is one of the truly unique places in the world, and visitors do pay for the privilege. Tourism is strictly contained; only the capital Male has hotels for independent travelers, but luxurious resorts on many outlying islands give the lucky few plenty of breathing room. Maldivians are known for being friendly and hospitable. Although the Muslim residents don't drink alcohol, it is allowed on the resort islands. Serious dive fans might consider a liveaboard; small ships carry around 10-20 passengers for a week of diving or snorkeling, dining and lounging.

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If your ideal daytime temperature is 86F (30C), the Maldives may be your perfect vacation spot. The heat here is nothing if not consistent, with the mercury only occasionally spiking into the 90s (above 32C) a ... Read more
few times a year, which is nothing a refreshing dip in the ocean can’t fix. December through April marks both the high season and the dry season on these tropical islands, and although you may be paying more for your resort, it’s worth avoiding the monsoon season that stretches the rest of year and can put a damper on your sunbathing time. Scuba divers have a little more luck, as the Maldives are great for diving all year, with visibility better in the west from May to November, and in the east from December through April.

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Maldives reviews

  • 9.8
    Luxury Travellers
  • 8.2
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.6
    Adventure Travellers
  • 7.2
    Green Travellers
  • 6.7
    Family Travellers

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Male

Its the paradise on earth, Breathtaking views and great opportunities for photographers travelling to find the landscapes, Underwater photography can be among the best to do in Maldives.

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Menlo Park

This is the world’s lowest nation, with 80% of the land less than a meter above sea level. Meaning: it ain’t gonna take much to sink this luxury destination. Perhaps in a decadent nod to the future, the Conrad Maldives has already created an underwater restaurant. But even this creative solution could disappear before 2050.

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London

Private speedboat or seaplane drops guests onto a droplet of white sand anchored amidst luminescent azure waters. Multiple award-winning Hufaven Fushi is an uber-stylish Maldives trendsetter. Being massaged to the rhythm of the reef, in the world’s first underwater spa, is surreal. My highlight is swimming to breakfast from my plush overwater villa, with infinity pool, alongside friendly reef shark & rays.

Huvafen Fushi’s dazzling display of celebrity frequenters; George Clooney, Kate Moss and Tom Cruise, only enhance a flawless recipe.

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Male

Maldives is the best place if you want a relaxing time on the beach or love snorkeling / diving. The white sandy beaches with turquoise lagoons and azure blue skies makes you wonder is this is actual paradise :)

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New York City

The Maldives’ vast collection of low-lying islands offers a seemingly limitless paradise of azure reef-fringed lagoons, palm-shaded beaches, and lavish private-island resorts—many built directly over the Indian Ocean.

Where to Stay: One&Only Reethi Rah, a resort on one of the largest islands in the North Male Atoll, with 130 villas, many with private pools.

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It only has 12 years to dispear..... It is desirable to visit if u don't sew it...come on ...not waiting we dont have time..

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Male

Maldives is a great place where you could discover,relax and enjoy.Where the people are so friendly and also it's a place to explore a cool culture and a gorgeous reef's and the sea.One of a heaven in earth. "MALDIVES ALWAYS NATURAL"

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London

So popular are the Maldives with superstars these days that celebs sometimes seem to outnumber civilians. The quality and choice of the hotels on offer is breathtaking, and as impossibly pretty desert island living goes, the place is hard to beat. It’s also pretty hard to keep up with all the new openings as the top hotel chains fall over themselves to come up with the next sub-aquatic ‘first’. First underwater spa (Huvafen Fushi), first underwater restaurant (Conrad Maldives), first underwater nightclub (Sub 6 at Niyama) – they all debuted right here in the Maldives. We eagerly await the first underwater Chanel boutique.

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Sun, sea and sand are the three ingredients behind the Maldives’ success.
Boasting a huge range of luxury resorts, an abundance of water sports and fun-filled excursions for all ages, the Maldives can offer an exotic beach holiday like no other.
If romance, relaxation or sun-worshipping are your main aims for your holiday, you can’t go far wrong with the Maldives.

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Wakefield

i am so glad i saw kurumba i thought it was extemely beautiful but not enough to occupy me so glad i was flying to sri lanka 1 hour away fishes were lovely as was the weather but not enough to do for me

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