Maldives Travel Guide

  • Home to the best beaches in the world?
    The Maldives are like small island jewels spread across the ocean
  • Enter an amazing underwater world!
    Enter an amazing underwater world!
  • Home to the best beaches in the world?
    Home to the best beaches in the world?
  • Take your pick of relaxing resorts
    Take your pick of relaxing resorts
  • Check out Male - the capital
    Check out Male - the capital

Warm sand between your toes, cyan-blue waters lapping at the shore and coral gardens teeming with fish – each of the Maldives’ 1,192 islands fits the tropical paradise bill, yet no two are quite the same. The most exclusive resorts sit on private islands, where you can snorkel on dazzling house reefs, go dolphin watching at sunset and slip straight into the Indian Ocean from your overwater villa. If luxury lodgings aren’t your thing, you could drift around the islands on a traditional dhoni sailboat and sleep on uninhabited sands, or join the new wave of budget travellers who are hopping between islands via public ferry, staying in simple guesthouses and immersing themselves in local life.

  • Population at last count:
    341,356
    Time Zone:
    GMT +5
    Currency:
    Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
    Flight time from UK:
    10 Hours
    Language(s) spoken:
    Maldivian (Dhivehi)

To plan your trip to Maldives call us on +44 1273 320 580 or contact any of our team who’ve been there: