Intimate overwater bungalows, crystal-clear lagoons and dazzlingly white sandy beaches define the idyllic archipelago of the Maldives. This nation of almost 1,200 tiny coral islands boasts some of the world’s best beaches and most luxurious hotels. Almost every resort inhabits its own private islands, guaranteeing privacy and peace. The islands are also renowned for a wealth of incredible marine life, which is why we recommend you experience a snorkelling or diving adventure during your Maldives holidays.
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Maldives Holiday Types
Of course a holiday in the Maldives is going to consist of sand and sea, but that’s not all. Whether you want a luxurious trip complete with business class flights and 5-star accommodation, an all-inclusive holiday with all of the perks, or a romantic and secluded hotel ideal for a honeymoon, we can make it happen. Be inspired by our holiday types below or for more ideas, talk to our Experts today.
Maldives Holiday Ideas and Advice
More About the Maldives
Capital city: Malé
Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic four to six weeks before you are due to travel. Recommended vaccinations for travel to the Maldives include Hepatitis A and Tetanus.
Flight time: The London to Malé flight time is around 12 hours and 20 minutes. Some flights will include a stopover, typically in the Middle East.
Main Airport: Velana International Airport in Malé
Visas: British Citizens can get a tourist visa for up to 30 days upon arrival in the Maldives,
Top 3 Things to Do in the Maldives
- Go Scuba diving at one of the popular sites such as Baa Atoll
- Mingle with locals at the fish market in Malé
- Enjoy a traditional dhoni cruise at sunset
When to Go to the Maldives
Home to a warm, tropical climate and average temperatures between 24°C to 31°C, the Maldives two distinct seasons revolve around rain; the dry and the monsoon. The dry season takes place from November to April and is advisably the best season. The island is at it’s most popular during December to March, so if you're on a budget, we recommend visiting in November or April for lower prices. The monsoon season is from May to October, and while conditions are still warm, there is an increase in rain and storms.
Why Book Your Maldives Holiday with Flight Centre
Maldives Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Maldives resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, hand-picked 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Maldives holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our concierge service and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.