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Maldives beach at Six Senses Laamu, Indian Ocean luxury accommodation

Maldives

The Maldives is the ultimate island paradise
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Summary

Picture yourself on the deck of a private villa, feet dangling over an aquamarine lagoon, the sun is shining and afternoon cocktails are about to be served. Welcome to the Maldives, more than 1,100 tiny islands grouped into 26 coral atolls are scattered across the Indian Ocean. in the Maldives your most difficult decision is whether to snorkel the clear blue waters or take a boat to cruise around in search of dolphins. For a honeymoon or luxury island escape, the Maldives really is paradise.

In the Maldives you will find white sand beaches merge into crystal clear water and brilliant colored coral reefs at every turn, it’s a real divers paradise. But if simply swimming, sleeping and unwinding at one of the many wellness spas is more your thing, you can find it on repeat. Experience the unrivaled luxury and sheer natural beauty of the Maldives.

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Highlights

  • The Maldives is a once in a lifetime destination to travel to with a collection of the world’s best and most luxurious resorts and spas on offer.
  • Discover over 2000 species of fish including and be amazed by impressive rays or whale sharks as they swim beside you while you snorkel or dive over incredible coral reefs.
  • Indulge in a chef-prepared private island picnic, complete with champagne, the perfect treat for honeymooners (or perhaps a once in a lifetime proposal)!
  • Maldives offers some of the best big game fishing in the world so head out on a fishing expedition to catch some ocean heavyweights such as tuna and marlin for a real adrenaline rush.
  • Island resorts are essentially exclusive small communities and very safe for travelers, though you will need to take regular precautions while in the capital of Malé.

Start your journey
Beach landscapes in Maldives. Luxury travel in the Indian Ocean
Price Guide for Maldives $AUS 550-1600
$USD 400-1200
Per person, per day

General inclusions: accommodation, ground transfers, some activities and meals. Seasonality affects the price of accommodation and travelling in low season may reduce the price. Single supplements may also apply.

For many travellers it's a once-in-a-lifetime destination, a honeymoon hotspot, while surfers dream about its barrels and long fun waves.

Sheriden Rhodes, Sydney Morning Herald

When to travel

It’s really really sunny in the Maldives. Temperatures sit in the high 20s all year round and there’s an average of eight hours of sunshine a day. Even in the rainy season, from May to October, showers don’t last long and it’s the perfect excuse to book in for that relaxing spa treatment.

Discover the best time to travel to the beautiful Maldives. The monthly average temperatures and rainfall below are for the Maldives’ capital city Malé.

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FAQ

1. How do I get to & around the Maldives?

The islands can be accessed in numerous directions and some of the key hubs are Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Many of the Maldivian islands range in size from 2.5km to 150m across so you will need transfers from the airport to your resort island by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance.

2. How long should I spend in the Maldives?

You’ll want to spend a lifetime! To truly unwind, relax, and to enjoy the many water activities on offer, 2 weeks will have you revitalised and feeling great. Many opt for 7-10 days and wish they had stayed a little longer!

3. Will the Maldives suit my travel style?

If you love luxury resorts, beaches and the ocean, you have found your paradise. The Maldives boasts well-developed infrastructure for those who like to travel in comfort and love the finer things in life so it is an ideal destination for romantics, honeymooners and even families with a number of family-friendly resorts.

4. What attractions and experiences can I find in the Maldives?

On offer in the Maldives includes incredible spas and wellness offerings, plenty of beaches, water activities including diving and snorkeling.

5. What is the overall vibe of the Maldives?

When travelling in the Maldives expect friendly locals and an eclectic and diverse culture of Sunni Muslims and Sinhalese, Arab and South Indian influence. You’ll find exceptionally fresh seafood and a mixture of international cuisines plus more authentic Maldivian experiences at local vendors. It is a very safe destination. Island resorts are essentially exclusive small communities and are safe for travellers, though you will need to take regular precautions in the capital Malé.

6. What essential information should I know before visiting the Maldives?

Visas: Australian citizens are not required to obtain visas to travel to Maldives for up to one month. A free 30-day visa will be issued on arrival for all visitors. You will need a passport, an onward ticket, right to enter your onward destination and a minimum of US$150.00 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation for the intended period of stay in the Maldives.

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa is the local currency. ATMs are only available in a few places on the capital island only and do not accept credit or debit card, bring cash. Most resorts are all inclusive and any extras can be paid by credit card upon departure.

Language: Dhivehi is the official language and widely spoken however you will find many English speakers around especially in hotels, restaurants and tourist transport links.

Capital: Malé.

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