A perfect example of small being beautiful, can be found right here in the Maldives. White sands and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean immediately greet you, as does a faultless friendly welcome from the locals.
Choose whether to simply soak up the rays and relax on a beautiful beach or take on some watersports in an exotic marine location (yes, what a tough conflict!). With almost 99 percent of the tropical nation inhabited by water, many of the sports here are focused on the wet stuff. Several of the major hotels boast their own dive centres or activity facility, so embrace these for a well-managed water experience which takes in all the best locations – in perfect safety.
However, the Maldives is so much more than sun, sand and sea. There’s out-of-this-world spa treatments to be had as well as trips which are sure to make the holiday hall of fame. The likes of a sunset cruise excursion and mobile phone, or a private picnic on the sands are particular favourites.
Cultural tours are a growing part of the Maldivian experience too, and make for a fascinating way to learn about local life and heritage – as well as a spot of respite from the all-day sun-worshipping on the beautiful beach. From tasting the traditional home-cooked cuisine to even playing football or beach volleyball with the friendly locals, they’re just waiting to welcome you with open arms.
In short, the Maldives is a great romantic location for honeymooners and couples, but equally for fabulously active families. True paradise awaits…
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You could be forgiven for not wanting to leave your resort once you first step foot onto paradise, but for those looking for a little something extra, try tropical whale and dolphin watching.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +5
- Currency: MRF
- Time to destination: 10-hours from London
- Instagram Opportunity: Underwater Scenes
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 27°c||Feb: 28°c||Mar: 29°c|
|Apr: 29°c||May: 28°c||Jun: 28°c|
|Jul: 28°c||Aug: 28°c||Sep: 27°c|
|Oct: 27°c||Nov: 27°c||Dec: 27°c|