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 holiday. From the moment you arrive at Mahe Airport which is its own island.
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 with one of the many destinations such as Dubai, Sri Lanka, or Seychelles. At go easy travel we have a large choice of accommodation. The Maldives are famous for their luxury water villas, romantic islands, luxury butler suites with private plunge pools and all-inclusive family islands.
The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean with a direct flying time from the UK of 10 and a half hours. They 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 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. Email now for your own detailed quotation.
Honeymoons in the Maldives
The whole experience of these beautiful islands 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 or 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. These islands are popular with honeymooners and the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday.
Accommodation in the Maldives, Island Resorts rather than hotels
With more islands and more resorts being developed the choice of accommodation is endless. From a 3 star island to the luxurious deluxe 5-star 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. Some even have your own private slide from the top of the water bungalow straight into the clear sea below.
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 – If you love snorkeling and watching all the colourful fish, then you will love the water bungalows in the 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. It’s a treat you will all remember for a long time.
Pool Villas in the Maldives
Pool villas are the ultimate treat for a holiday in the Maldives. Perfect, tranquil, private and romantic, most islands offer pool villas, One of our favourites to consider is the Baros pool Villa on Baros island with your own veranda and sundeck with private pool.
With more and more flights going to the islands 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 at the underwater restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. 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 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? Some of the islands to mention that offer this experience, are the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Six sense Latitude Laamu and Reethi Rah
Weddings in the Maldives, Weddings on the Beach
It is possible to have your wedding in the Maldives, however, marriage 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 Tourist Board or contact go easy travel for advice on the best island to suit your requirement.
Getting to the Maldives & flights
Direct flights are available with British Airways and Srilankan Airways from London Gatwick & Heathrow. Taking approximately 10.5 hours flying time. Alternative routes are indirect with Emirates via Dubai, 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.
Weather in the Maldives
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.
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.
Essential Facts on the Maldives
Capital City – Male
Currency – Rufiyaa
Electricity – 220V
Time Difference – GMT +5 hours
Languages spoke English
Visa and Health Requirements:
No visa requirements are necessary for the Maldives, all UK passport holders must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Free visa issued on arrival for a 30 day stay.
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.
For more information on the Maldives, visit the official Tourist Board or check out our latest Maldives holiday offers