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Maldives Holidays Specialist Travel Agent

Scattered across almost 1200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, about 450 miles southwest of Sri Lanka, are the Maldives. Formed of a 26 atoll necklace, spanning 800km from north to south, the Maldives offer postcard-perfect tropical island settings.

World-renowned as a supreme diving destination it's on most divers' bucket-lists (although it's astonishing what can be seen with just a mask and snorkel), while romantics have long been attracted by the "no news, no shoes" ambience and sparsely populated beaches. More recently new resorts have aimed to cater for a wider audience and there's plenty of options for families and fun-seekers alike.

Each resort, of which there are over 150, is its own island and varies considerably in terms of style and price, from the cheap-and-cheerful to the ultimate in luxury. We travel frequently to the Maldives, and collectively our team has visited over 100 of these islands - with so much choice, allow us to provide unparalleled specialist guidance to curate your ideal Maldivian experience.

Maldives FAQs

How do I get the best deal for my Maldives holiday?

To get the best deal for your Maldives holiday, book early for peak seasons and special occasions to secure availability and discounts. For lower prices, travel around shoulder seasons, avoiding peak times and school holidays.

As Maldives specialists, please check our website for early booking and tactical low-season offers. Utilise our service to hold flights during airline sales, ensuring the best package without immediate commitment.

When is the best month for staying in the Maldives?

The Maldives is a year-round destination thanks to its stable tropical climate. The best month to visit depends on what you're looking for: January to March is the high season, offering calm seas and clear water visibility, ideal for underwater exploration. However, from July to December, while visibility may decrease due to more plankton, the chances to encounter large marine life like mantas and whale sharks, as well as witnessing bioluminescence, increase.

Keep in mind, that weather patterns have shifted in recent years, and occasional storms can occur at any time.

Are there benefits to All Inclusive in the Maldives?

All-Inclusive (AI) options in the Maldives offer several benefits, particularly for budget management during family trips or with hungry teenagers, as they eliminate the concern of a large bill at the end of your stay.

Many AI plans also include extras such as spa treatments and excursions, enhancing the vacation experience. However, these plans are often priced to cover alcoholic beverages, making them less cost-effective for light eaters or those who consume little to no alcohol.

What is the minimum advised stay in the Maldives?

For a trip to the Maldives, it's recommended to stay at least 7 nights, considering the long journey to get there, unless you're combining it with another destination like Dubai or Sri Lanka. A typical stay lasts 10 nights, though many travellers opt for 14 nights or longer.

Longer stays are ideal for experiencing different islands, and we offer tailor-made itineraries with private transfers to minimise travel times.

Why are holiday costs higher for the Maldives?

Holiday costs in the Maldives are higher due to several factors. Firstly, the long distance travel results in higher flight prices compared to short-haul destinations. The Maldives' unique geography presents logistical challenges for resort construction and maintenance, leading to increased costs for deliveries, power, and transport.

Alcohol is heavily taxed, making it expensive. Additionally, the Maldives is home to some of the world's most luxurious resorts, which are priced to reflect their high standard of luxury.

Is the sea safe and warm in the Maldives?

The sea in the Maldives is warm, with temperatures consistently around 26-28°C throughout the year, and it's relatively safe for swimming and diving, provided necessary precautions are taken. It's important to consult with the dive team about safe entry points and areas to avoid due to strong currents.

Safety recommendations include not touching corals or marine life to avoid coral scrapes and being cautious of occasional jellyfish stings. Also, steer clear of titan triggerfish during their nesting season. While reef sharks are common, they pose no threat to humans, as there has never been a recorded shark attack in the Maldives.
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