Maldives at a Glance

Welcome to the Maldives, a tropical paradise where the options for your dream holiday are endless. Whether you're contemplating a luxurious resort stay or an island hopping adventure, seeking thrilling water sports or pure relaxation, this guide will help you navigate the myriad possibilities that await you in this breathtaking archipelago. The Maldives is a land of water, and the ocean is your playground here. Decide if you'd like to be above or below the water's surface, and whether you prefer the serenity of one island or the exploration of several. With over 1,199 islands to choose from, some of which are totally uninhabited while others are home to warm and welcoming locals, you'll find your perfect slice of paradise.

We may be biased, but the best way to explore the Maldives is by donning your mask and snorkel or full dive gear and immersing yourself in the vibrant marine life beneath the waves. The Maldives boasts a kaleidoscope of colourful critters and coral reefs that will leave you spellbound, whether diving or snorkelling. For those seeking deeper adventures, diving in the Maldives offers access to some of the world's most stunning dive sites, such as the wreck of the Victory in North Male Atoll and the mesmerizing manta ray cleaning station in Laamu Atoll. Don't miss the world-famous Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll for swirling vortexes of manta rays or head to the lesser known sites in the other northern atolls and Olhugiri Kandu in the southern part of the archipelago.

To make the most of your Maldives adventure, it's important to consider the timing of your trip. The dry season, from November to April, promises sunny days and calm seas, perfect for water activities. Meanwhile, the wet season, from May to October, brings occasional rain and higher humidity, but it's also when marine life is most active, making it a prime time for diving enthusiasts.

The Maldives is a paradise unlike any other, offering a wealth of experiences for every traveller. Whether you're drawn to the serene beauty of its underwater world or the tranquillity of its pristine beaches, the Maldives promises a journey of a lifetime. Get in touch with our experts to start planning today and get ready to immerse yourself in the watery kingdom of this stunning archipelago. Your adventure begins here!

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you. The sample itineraries below are intended to give you a flavour of what we can do.

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