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Luxury Maldives Holidays

Escape to one of a thousand paradise islands, where the white sands are powder soft and the waters electric blue.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Maldives

Experience the ultimate island getaway and discover the dream-like paradise of the Maldives. Nestled within the Indian Ocean, and made up of a thousand tiny islands, this magical nation is like nothing you've encountered before. Each resort has its own island and every one offers the highest standards of luxury. With powder-white sandy beaches that drift into bright, warm waters, you're sure to have a relaxing retreat. Visit the Raa Atoll islands and stay in a lagoon villa that sits out in the water on stilts. Enjoy your own private pool and swim in waters filled with tropical fish. If you're lucky, you might see the natural phenomenon of The Sea of Stars, where the sands sparkle a bright electric blue created by bioluminescent phytoplankton. Either way, discover a sea of stars above shining in the night sky. With so many pristine islands perfect for snorkelling and water-based activities, like canoeing and jet skiing, you're bound to find more than one resort to fall in love with. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, twice voted the best hotel in the world,consists of two private islands joined by a footbridge. It's also making waves thanks to its undersea restaurant, and an upcoming, undersea luxury bungalow.Otherwise, the Atmosphere Kanifushi resort presents luxury in its finest form, with plush dining areas overlooking the sea.

Timezone
GMT+5
Currency
Maldivian Rufiyaa
Flying Time
~12 hours
With a tropical climate, the Maldives enjoys warm weather all year round with temperatures rarely falling below 20 degrees celsius and usually hovering around 30. The best time to visit is from December to April where there is little rain and no humidity. From May to November, the Maldives blossom with the coming of rain and the vibrant vegetation grows ever more lush. It's a great time for scuba-divers to spot reef sharks and hammerheads too.
For good practice, it's always a good idea to keep a photocopy of your passport in your accomodation. British tourists can get a tourist for up to 30 days on arrival. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.
Traditional Maldivian cuisine is primarily inspired by its most abundant local resources: seafood and coconuts. You'll also discover this archepelago's cuisine has been influenced by their closest neighbour - India. As a result, the food here is unbelievably fresh, and totally unique. You'll find things like freshly diced tuna curries, samosas, and sweetened sticky rice. Make sure you sample local specialities like mas huni, a typical Maldivian breakfast of smoked fish with shredded coconut.
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