Maldives Holidays

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 in the Maldives 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 the Maldives 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.

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Maldives Holidays Travel Information

Travelling to Maldives? Find top tips for making your holiday to Maldives the best it can be with our handy Maldives Travel Guide.
  • Flying to Maldives from the UK: Non-stop flights leave various UK airports daily to Maldives.
  • Flight time from the UK: Approx. 10 hours
  • Maldives currency: Rufiyaa
  • Time difference: GMT +5 
  • Do you need a visa for the Maldives?: No, 30 days on arrival  
  • Language in the Maldives: Dhivehi
  • Maldives national drink: None designated 
  • Maldives national dish: Banbukeylu Harisa
While the Maldivian people don't consume alcohol, it is sold in the resorts.

For more detailed information about the Maldives, visit our travel guide here.  

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FAQs

What is the best time of year to visit the Maldives?

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April. These months offers warm and sunny weather, with dry conditions making it popular time among tourists. This peak season provides ideal beach conditions for outdoor activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. However, the off-peak season from May to October should not be overlooked. While there may be occasional rain showers, there are still plenty of sun-soaked days, and low prices and exceptional deals to enjoy.

Does the Maldives have a nightlife?

Yes, the Maldives does have a nightlife. Many resorts host evening entertainment such as live music, beach barbecues, and Maldivian cultural performances. For a more unique experience, you can also partake in night fishing or embark on a mesmerising night snorkelling excursion to witness the bioluminescent plankton that light up the waters. However, it is important note that the Maldives is a Muslim country, so alcohol is only available on the private resort islands and not in the capital city of Malé or local islands.

What are the best activities to do in the Maldives?

The crystalline waters are a haven for divers, with vibrant coral reefs and exotic marine life to explore. Surfing is also another popular pursuit, with the Maldivian waves drawing surfers from many different countries. But if you prefer a more leisurely pace, the Maldives' famed white sand beaches provide the perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxation. 

How do I prepare for a trip to the Maldives?

Firstly, ensure that all your travel documents, including passports and visas, are up to date. While the Maldives offers visa on arrival for most tourists, it's best to check the official government website for the latest information. Pack light and breathable clothing suitable for the tropical climate, along with swimwear for water activities. Respect the local customs and regulations, especially in the Muslim culture of the Maldives, by dressing modestly on inhabited islands. Also be sure to consult your healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations and health precautions, and be sure to have adequate travel and medical insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Where is the Maldives?

The Maldives is a tropical paradise located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka and India.

How long is the flight to the Maldives from the UK?

Direct flights from London to the Maldives typically take around 10 to 11 hours. Flight duration can vary depending on the airline and weather conditions.

What plugs are used in the Maldives?

Type D and Type G plugs are used in The Maldives. The standard voltage is 230V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

What to pack for the Maldives?

Given the laid back, barefoot luxury vibe Maldives offers, lightweight and casual clothing is recommended. Pack swimwear, beach wraps, shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses. And don’t forget to bring a pair of flip flops too, as well as a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. A light jacket or shawl could be useful for cooler evenings and sunscreen is essential.

Do I need vaccinations for the Maldives from UK?

While no specific vaccinations are required for travel from the UK to the Maldives, it's always advised to be up to date with routine immunisations. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional about travel vaccinations at least 8 weeks before your trip to the Maldives.

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