Some say that the Maldives islands are one of the places you must visit in the world before you die and how true. The whole experience of a holiday to the Maldives is a once in a lifetime experience from the moment you arrive at Mahe Airport an island in the Maldives. If you love the beach and snorkelling in the sea then a holiday to a Maldives island is the one for you. Stay for the full duration of your holiday or twin the Maldives with one of the many destinations such as Dubai, Sri Lanka, or the Seychelles. At goeasy travel we have a large choice of accommodation in the Maldives in particular luxury water villas, romantic islands, luxury butler suites with private plunge pools and all inclusive family islands. Email now for your own detailed quotation.
The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean with a direct flying time from the UK of 10 and a half hours. The Maldives are made up of many “Robinson Crusoe” style islands with white sand beaches, crystal blue lagoons, vibrant coloured fish and coral beneath the sea. Life is very much alive under the sea in the Maldives which is why divers from all over the world come to sample the amazing sites whilst scuba diving. If diving is not your scene then snorkelling will keep you entertained for many hours counting all the different fish and coral. Just make sure you put on lots of suntan lotion as many people forget that the sun is on your back when snorkelling.
Honeymoons in the Maldives
The whole experience of the Maldives makes it the perfect choice for honeymoon holidays. The various options of accommodation from beach bungalow, water bungalow to luxury Presidential suites with private swimming pools. Choose from a romantic sunset sailing trip to an intimate dinner for two on a deserted island or just sit and enjoy the view of the crystal clear ocean and brilliant blue skies. Complete our email enquiry form for your personal Maldives honeymoon quotation.
Accommodation in the Maldives, Island Resorts rather than hotels
With more islands and more resorts being developed the choice of accommodation in the Maldives is endless. From a 3 star island to the luxurious deluxe 5 star plus resorts with sumptuous suites and private butlers to wait on you hand and foot.
There are many islands to choose from and many have a selection of room types such as water bungalows, Beach Bungalows and Lagoon Bungalows. All the islands offer complimentary water sports, beach activities and various other options such as Scuba diving at additional costs. Listed below are just a few islands with some of the different options of accommodation that you can find in the Maldives.
Maldives Water Bungalows with glass floors
maldives water bungalows twin with sri lanka for culture If you love snorkeling and watching all the >colourful fish, then you will love the water bungalows in the Maldives resort of Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa. or try a treatment at the Huvafen Fushi Spa which has various treatment rooms to choose from as well as the worlds first underwater spa.
Jacuzzi Beach Villas
Imagine your own room on the beach with your own private Jacuzzi. These rooms have their own private gardens with your personal Jacuzzi in the gardens. Considering it gets dark early evening these rooms are great to set the scene for a romantic evening. You can book these room types at Kuredu Island or Kuramathi >Kuramathi Island for a Jacuzzi Water Villa.
Two bedroom Water Bungalow Maldives
If you want the best on the island with friends or family then consider a 2 bedroom water bungalow at Islands such as Dhonveli Beach and Spa Island or Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa These rooms offer the best accommodation for friends or families with two bedrooms and bathrooms on stilts over the water of the Maldives. It’s a treat you will all remember for a long time.
Pool Villas in Maldives
Pool villas are the ultimate treat for a holiday in the Maldives. Perfect, tranquil, private and romantic, most islands offer pool villas but for one of the best consider the Baros pool Villa on Baros island with your own veranda and sundeck with private pool.
With more and more flights going to the Maldives families are now looking at the Indian Ocean as the perfect family holiday destination. With a choice of numerous water sports and beach activities it’s a water and beach paradise for a family holiday.
Underwater Restaurant Maldives
You can even dine under the water in the Maldives at the underwater restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the Maldives. Imagine sitting under the sea and watching the fish swim by, it’s one dinner you will never forget.
Open Air Cinema in the Maldives
There are only a few islands in the Maldives that offer an open air cinema experience. Yes you read that correctly, an open air cinema in the Maldives. You will have heard of a drive in Cinema well in the Maldives just pull up a sun lounger and watch a film in the open air under the darkest of skies with only the stars and the moonlight. How romantic is that? Just two islands to mention that offer this experience, are the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Six sense Latitude Laamu Maldives
Weddings in the Maldives, Weddings on the Beach
It is possible to have your wedding in the Maldives, however a marriage in the Maldives is not legally binding due to the Muslim Religion of the Islands. It is possible however to hold a renewal of your vows or to have a blessing on one of the islands. Most of the islands offer this service and can be pre booked for the day of your choice. For more information on getting married in the Maldives visit the Maldives Tourist Board or contact goeasy travel for advice on the best island to suit your requirement.
Getting to the Maldives – flights to the Maldives
Direct flights are available with British Airways, Srilankan Airways and Monarch Airways to the Maldives from London Gatwick taking approximately 10.5 hours flying time. Alternative routes are indirect with Emirates via Dubia, Qatar Airways via Doha and Swiss air via Zurich.
All international flights land at Male Airport and then passengers are transferred to a speed boat or Sea Plane to continue their journey to their chosen island.
Visa and Health Requirements for the Maldives
No visa requirements are necessary for the Maldives, all UK passport holders must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Regular vaccinations are required and you should consult with your doctor to see if yours are up to date. General vaccinations to consider are up to date; Hepatitis A & B, typhoid, yellow Fever (if from yellow fever country), Tetanus-diphtheria, MMR and rabies.
Weather in Maldives
Maldives sunset villas The weather in the Maldives is a constant temperature of 85 degrees. The hottest month of the year is April with the coolest months being November. May and October record the highest rainfall.
In the Southwest the Monsoon is between May and October when heavy rains, rough seas and strong winds are common. Islands to consider in the months of May and October in the North are; Kuredu, Meedhupparu, Veligandu, Coco Palm and Kanifushi to name a few. Check out our Maldives North Island’s Board on Pinterest for more choices.
The North East monsoon is between December and April when skies are clearer, very little rain and lower humidity. Southern Islands to consider in the months of December and April are; Centara Grand, diamonds, Vilamendhoo, Lilly Beach and Luxe Resorts. check out our Maldives South Island Pinterest Board for more choices.
Essential Facts on the Maldives
Capital City – Male
Currency – Rufiyaa
Electricity – 220V
Time Difference – GMT +5 hours
For more information on the Maldives, visit the official Maldives Tourist Board to book your next Maldives holiday package, check out our latest Maldives holiday offers
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Languages spoken English
Visa requirements Free visa issued on arrival for a 30 day stay.