What You Can Expect On A Holiday To The Maldives
With endless sandy beaches, dreamy blue skies and crystal clear waters, the Maldives is one of the most beautiful places the world has to offer. There are around 1,190 individual islands spread across the Indian Ocean, with enough for 5 beaches for each inhabitant in the Maldives! The food, hospitality and surroundings are world class. If you’re looking for relaxation, water sports and picture perfect views; a holiday to the Maldives is without-doubt the place to go. You know you’re somewhere special when it takes a seaplane to get to your front door…
What To See And Do On Your Maldives Holiday
As well as relaxation, the Maldives is one of the best spots on earth for scuba diving. Expect to see stingrays, whale sharks and sea turtles on your descent – the clear blue waters make the incredible sights so easy to see. Kuredu island is the perfect diving base, with 50 dive sites all within an easily-accessible boat-trip distance. There’s snorkelling too, where you can find schools of colourful fish and underwater coral. The water’s beautifully warm so an hour snorkelling will quickly turn into three!
There’s so much to see in the Maldives that the best way to take it all in is on a seaplane tour. Witness the breath-taking views of the coral reefs, lagoons and islands below, while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime ride in the Maldives’ world-famous taxi service. It’s the perfect way to appreciate the natural beauty the Maldives has to offer, and the photo opportunities are endless!
Tie in your Maldives holiday with Kuda Eid, the end of Ramadan, which is celebrated with fun and frolic; street dancing, singing and drum-banging. There are delicious feasts on practically every island too, marking the end of the month-long fast. Head to Malé during National Day and you’ll find a huge celebratory parade, with people taking to the streets in national dress waving the Maldivian flag. It’s a real celebration that really captures the heart and the spirit of the inhabitants of the Maldives.
Fast Facts About The Maldives
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- Time Difference:
The Maldives is 5 hours ahead of UK time
- Flight Time:
Approx. 10 hours 45 mins from Gatwick
- Visa Required:
Entry into the Maldives will require a visa, which you can get for up to 30 days when you arrive. Your passport should also be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the Maldives.
The Maldives is hot all year round, with temperatures averaging around 30-32 degrees from January through until December. The wettest months are September and October, which both see around 213-229mm of rainfall.
Where to Stay in The Maldives
In the Maldives, no two islands are the same. The North is perfect for snorkelling with its underwater ring reefs, while the South is a divers’ paradise, with deeper lagoons and stronger channels in and out the atolls. And then there are the resort islands, which are picture perfect with palm trees, sandy beaches and beautiful lagoons. All are stunning and well worth a visit, so take your pick!
Booking Your Holiday to The Maldives
All our getaways to the Maldives are tailor made especially for you. Give us a call on 0207 254 0136 or email us for a quote to talk to us about your specific requirements and we’ll custom-make the perfect Maldives holiday for you. Let us take the hard work out of booking your holiday. Tell us your holiday requirements and we’ll find the flights and accommodation at prices that work for you. We’ll sort out everything else, too – like airport parking, transfers, lounge passes and car hire. And that’s not all – you can also pay in instalments or spread the cost to suit you and your party.
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