The Maldives has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees, most peoples idea of paradise. while it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few steps away.
The country is made up of 1190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls. Each atoll in the Maldives is made of a coral reef encircling a lagoon with deep channels dividing the reef ring. The reefs of the islands, alive with countless types of underwater creatures and vibrant colours, protect the islands from wind and wave action of the surrounding vast oceans and make it the perfect destination for diving and snorkeling. The warm seas of the Maldives mean that you will have high visibility throughout the year, with water clear enough to see passing fish as far as fifty metres away. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the waters. You will get to see everything from tiny shrimps and groups of colourful swimmers to magnificent mantas and sharks. The best thing is that you don't need to be a professional diver to enjoy the Maldives. All resorts and safari boats give you basic to advanced training using well-monitored diving facilities of high standard.
The one island one resort concept of the Maldives means that no uninvited people can get onto your island reassuring you that you can totally unwind and relax in safety and in total privacy.
Transfers: Depending on the location of the island you choose, your transfer from Male airport will either be by seaplane or speedboat, both of which will be on a shared basis. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours so depending on your international flight you may find that you have a little wait in Male before your international flight home.
Location: Indian Ocean, south west of Sri Lanka
Local Time: GMT +5 hours
Flying Time: 11 hours
Visa: 30 day visa issued free on arrival
Language: Dhivehi, English
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa
Vaccinations: no compulsory, contact your doctor
Wether Data (Weather patterns are unoredictable and this data should be used as a guide only)
C Rain (mm) Sun(hrs)
Jan 29 75 8
Feb 29 30 7
Mar 30 60 7
Apr 31 121 9
May 31 253 8
Jun 30 163 7
Jul 29 150 7
Aug 29 190 7
Sep 29 220 7
Oct 29 253 6
Nov 29 240 8
Dec 29 203 7
Have you considered combining your Maldives holiday to create a two centre holiday.
For example a Maldives and Dubai holiday
or Maldives and Sri Lanka holiday
We can design your multicentre holidays to your choice.