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Maldives

A holiday to the Maldives is an ultimate escape and somewhere dreams are made of. The picture-perfect string of islands, stretching across the 26 coral atolls are each individual and although essentially your own desert island, each has their character.

Depending on the island, right from the very touchdown at the airport, the holiday is already special. Some islands require a seaplane transfer, some have speedboats whisking you away from reality directly to your paradise. This really is a beach holiday like no other.

Each island its own hotel, it’s your base for the entirety of your holiday. There isn’t a village you can wander off to down the beach, or nip into town to do some shopping, this is an island escape to close away the pace of normal life. It really is a great choice for honeymooners looking for the exclusivity and privacy the Maldivian hotels can provide.

The accommodation is unique as well. Many of the hotels have over-water rooms and suites, and if not you’re right on the water’s edge, never too far away from the sea. There’s usually a choice of restaurants as well, especially on the larger islands, and hotels which are also suitable for families.

Diving is also a major attraction with some of the best conditions and most diverse marine life anywhere in the world. You’ll be able to see turtles, manta rays and dolphins along with much other marine wildlife on the untouched coral reefs.

Essential Information

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to stay is in our winter, November to April, but it is warm all year round.

FLIGHT TIME

Flying direct is approximately 10 hours, although it will be longer flying through either the Middle East or Sri Lanka.

TIME ZONE

GMT/BST +5

CURRENCY

Rufiyaa / Dollar

IDEAL FOR

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving, the best in the world for sea life.

HOW TO GET THERE

In the winter fly direct with British Airways, or alternatively via Sri Lanka or the Middle East. On arrival transfer to the resort by either speedboat or seaplane.

LANGUAGE

Dhivehi, although English is spoken in all the resorts.

IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH

Combine stays with a trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka or South Korea.

IDEAS FOR MALDIVES TWIN-CENTRE

SRI LANKA

DUBAI

ABU DHABI

INDIA

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