Maldives holidays offer an archipelago of over 1200 dream desert islands set in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives are an ideal holiday hotspot for escape and excitement all rolled into one. Nothing feasts the eyes better than white beaches and crystal clear waters, and the opportunity to leave your cares and worries behind.
The sun shines all year round, making the country warm and humid generally. The best time to visit is between December and April. From May to October, it is still warm but the skies can be cloudier, humidity is higher and rain is more likely.
The Maldives is geared up to receive package holiday visitors from the UK and elsewhere. It’s not a place for independent or low cost holiday travel as the hotels and resort accommodation is not set up for that. It takes around 11 hours to travel to the Maldives from the UK.
The Maldives is a picturesque place with inviting waters, which makes it an ideal spot for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling. The warm tropical waters boast excellent visibility. The island is surrounded by shallow turquoise lagoons home to live corals and colourful tropical fish. Not all resorts offer water sports due to keeping the peace, but for those who do, there is water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides and parasailing.
The Maldives has 1,190 islands surrounding it, so it’s great to really explore the islands on a sailing cruise, where you can stop off for diving and snorkelling on the way. Some offer a speedboat to go fishing, ending up with a barbecue to enjoy the catch of the
Excursions mainly consist of island hopping with half or full day trips being offered to uninhabited islands or fishing villages. Aerial excursions are also available, which offer fantastic views of the islands.
For a love of sun, colour and culture, The Maldives is a fantastic place to visit and get away from it all.