Maldives is a dream destination, with luxury bungalows extending over turquoise waters. Sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, coral reefs and underwater wildlife make this country one of the most sought after sunshine destinations on the planet.
The high season in the Maldives starts in December and lasts through April. This is the best time to visit, with the highest chances of perfect weather. The off season months of May to August are mostly defined by the monsoons but in fact, the period from May till June can bring very high quality weather.
Maldives is a tropical archipelago which consists of about 1200 coral islands and countless lagoons, grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls in the heart of the Indian Ocean. For short hops, boat is the cheapest option for getting around the atolls. Hop on board the traditional Maldivian dhoni and pay a visit to the smallest resorts in the Maldives, getting a glimpse of life on local islands. Some dhonis are available for charter. There is also a public MTCC ferry network connecting all the inhabited islands daily (except on Friday). Ferries are cheap but relatively slow, so if you lack time, a speedboat is definitely recommended. There are transfers included in the package tours.
If you travel outside Malé atoll then you will have a to book a domestic flight or a supply dhoni. To reach remote resorts you’ll need to choose far pricier seaplane. Trans Maldivian Airways provide seaplane transfer services out of Ibrahim Nasir Airport in Malé to a large number of tourist resorts.
How to get there:
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Where to stay:
In Malé, we encourage you to stay at the very well reviewed 4-star Le Vieux Nice Inn. The hotel features a mineral bath, a coffee bar and 24-hour room service. Le Vieux Nice Inn provides parking and is a short car trip from Hulhule. Free breakfast is included!
You can also choose Newtown Inn from only €49 for deluxe doubleroom inclusive of breakfast. Conveniently situated, the hotel is a quick car trip from Malé International Airport and it boasts excellent reviews.
If you prefer something more luxurious, we suggest you to stay at superb 5* Gangehi Island Resort in the North Ari Atoll from €198 with breakfast included. This top rated property provides 5-star accommodation in water bungalows. It has a fitness centre, tour desk, concierge and massage services, as well as an airport shuttle, room service and a safe. There is an on-site restaurant, bar and night club, so guests of the resort need look no further for an entertaining evening.
What to do:
Maldives are one of the most desirable destinations for honeymooners worldwide. Its flawless beaches and lagoons provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic break. It’s also a perfect place to enjoy an adventure-filled family holiday. There’s much more to do in the Maldives than just basking in the sun, sipping cocktails and watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean. There are plenty of things to do, from exhilarating water sports to pampering spa treatments. Kuredu is ideal for or golfers. The crystal clear water and shallow lagoons of the archipelago are perfect for snorkelling. There are also hundreds of dive sites. Enjoy an enchanting full day reef hopping excursion, including a visit to the exotic islands. You can explore shipwrecks, underwater caves and caverns. Water sports enthusiasts can also choose waterskiing, jetskiing, parasailing, paragliding, shark diving, dolphin and whale watching, submarine tours, surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.
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