Holidays to the Maldives

Find your ideal spot on a Maldives' beach, swim, snorkel or scuba dive or just do nothing at all. The choice is yours.

An archipelago of almost 1200 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is as close to heaven on Earth as you're likely to get. The beaches are the main attraction for the many travellers that journey to this exotic location each year and they really are exceptionally beautiful with palm trees as a backdrop. The sand is white and soft underfoot and of course, the weather is as perfect as you will find anywhere. That combination, together with the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean, makes this place an irresistible holiday destination. Yes, it's a long flight but you definitely won't regret a minute of it. Maldives accommodation is of very high quality, and the hotel resorts, some with palm-roofed lodges on stilts over the water, are a luxurious treat.

Maldives Hotel and Flight Offers

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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Olhuveli Island
40% off Plus Discounted Transfers
4+
7 Nights from £1,249pp
All Inclusive
Valid 1st Sep 2017 - 23rd Oct 2017
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Finolhu

Baa Atoll
Save 45% + PLUS RECEIVE FREE UPGRADE TO BEACH VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL
5
7 Nights from £2,549pp
All Inclusive Plus
Valid 1st Sep 2017 - 9th Dec 2017
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Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

Outrigger Island Maldives
Premium All-Inclusive Special - save 70%
5
7 Nights from £2,899pp
All Inclusive Plus
Valid 1st Sep 2017 - 9th Dec 2017
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Six Senses Laamu

Olhuveli Island
Save 40% + free HB + 50% seaplane discount
5
7 Nights from £2,179pp
Half Board
Valid 1st Sep 2017 - 30th Sep 2017

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Maldives Travel Information

There are regular flights from major UK airports to Male Airport, the Maldives. 

  • Currency: Rufiyaa 
  • Time difference: (GMT+5) 
  • Flight from UK: Approx. 10 hours 
  • VisaNo, 30 days on arrival  
  • Language: Dhivehi 
  • National drink: None designated 
  • National dish: Banbukeylu Harisa
While the Maldivian people don't consume alcohol, it is sold in the resorts.
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Travel Tips & Advice for the Maldives

Maldives Activities


Some travellers venture to the Maldives to relax and do nothing much at all, and there are abundant opportunities for just that. However, if you do like to be more active on holiday there is plenty to do. Jet and water skiing is very popular and there are numerous excellent dive and snorkelling sites. The Manta Reef, Fotteyo and the British Loyalty Wreck are particularly notable. Visit Male Fish Market for some local colour and the Grand Friday Mosque for sightseeing.

Maldives Food & Drink


Seafood, fruit, soups and rice are among the main items on Maldivian menus and the food is excellent. Maldives dining is a luxurious experience and you'll find something new to tempt your taste buds each day. Many of the Maldives' resorts offer fusion cuisine, heavily influenced by the food of the Indian subcontinent. Alcohol is not readily available but the resorts will serve it. Notable restaurants are the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Rangali Island and Sala Thai Restaurant at Male.

Maldives Attractions


The natural world is all around you in the Maldives, and you're bound to see something exciting. The ocean that surrounds the islands is rich with fish, sea turtles, whale sharks, eagle and manta rays, sharks and corals, while the jungle hides tropical birds, lemurs, reptiles and amphibians. The islands are a shark sanctuary and you can dive at night to see grey reef sharks. Watch out for spinner dolphins as they make their way out to sea leaping into the air as they go.

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