The Maldives

Overview


Key Information

Capital City: Male

Timezone: UTC + 5hrs

Population: 450,000

Official Language: Dhivehi

Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa

Average Temperature: 29°C

Flight Time from UK: 13 hours

Distance from Airport: Varies according to the resort

Sun, sea, sand – the sunny side of life.

We offer luxury tailor made holidays to Maldives.

Because we are originally from Maldives, we have local knowledge and industry contacts. Contact us for luxury tailor made holidays to Maldives.

Did you know…?

Maldives is an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 natural coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. They lie south west of India and west of Sri Lanka. None of the coral islands measure more than 1.8 metres above sea level.

Only 192 islands are inhabited by the 300,000 inhabitants and more than 100 have been developed for the tourist market; the rest of the islands remain virgin islands.

Sea life

One of the most remarkable aspects of Maldives is the amazing diversity of sea life found in the archipelago. There is a wide range of corals and over 2,000 species of fish, ranging from colourful reef fish to reef sharks, moray eels and a wide variety of rays: the manta ray, stingray and eagle ray. The Maldivian waters are also home to the whale shark.

 

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Location


5 Star Resorts
Small Luxury Resorts
4 Star Resorts
3 Star Resorts

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Before you travel


What To Wear

Most resorts have a relaxed dress policy but modesty is expected – so nudity of any sort is forbidden.

It can be as hot at night as it is in the daytime at most resorts, so take lightweight, breathable clothes; silk, linen and cotton are much better than any synthetic fabrics.

As expected, the temperature gets very hot during the daytime. Because of this, it is essential to take a good quality sun cream, sun hat and sunglasses. To avoid any unwanted insect bites, mosquito/insect repellent is recommended.

Most resorts have a ‘shoe free’ policy, however flip flops are sometimes permitted.

Emergency Numbers

Police – 119

Ambulance – 102

Fire department – 118

Working Hours

Weekdays in the Maldives are from Sunday to Thursday and the weekend is Friday and Saturday.

Government office hours are from 07:30 hrs – 14:30 hrs Sunday to Thursday. The private sector operates from 09:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs on weekdays with some open half day on Saturday.

Currency

The national currency of Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa.

1 MRF (Maldivian Rufiyaa) is approximately £0.05

20 MRF is approximately £1

Tipping

Tipping isn’t compulsory as a 10% service charge is automatically included.

It is seen as a nice gesture to tip staff if you are satisfied with their level of service.

Generally porters, room girls and boys and waiters are tipped.

Time

Maldives is 5 hours ahead of GMT.

Most resorts add an hour to their clocks, so remember to adjust your watch when you arrive at your resort.

 

Electricity

Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC.

The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor can be useful.

International Country Code

The international dialling code is +960

Travel Aware

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Travel Aware – Staying Safe and Healthy Abroad

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy whilst abroad.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel

The advice can change so check regularly for updates.

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Activities


Luxury, adventure, romantic or watersports – we have a range of activities to suit anyone to make your holiday memorable. Below are some of the activities which we think are a must in the Maldives!

If you need more information or have spotted any other activities which aren’t featured, please contact us as we can include your chosen activities into your tailor made holiday.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Cocoon Maldives, Maldives

Turtle Snorkeling

Outdoor Cinema

Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives

Yoga

Night Fluoro Snorkelling Trips by Boat

Night Fluoro Snorkeling Trips by Boat

Sunset Romantic Cruise

Sunset Romantic Cruise

Manta Monitoring Trip by Boat

Manta Monitoring Trip by Boat

Renew Wedding Vows

Renew Wedding Vows

Kayaking

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Accomodation


We have a range of hotels and resorts available to book in the Maldives. Use the star rating filter to browse through our collections to find your favourite – from luxury to eco friendly, we have accommodation to suit everyone.

Click on the pictures to view more details of what the accommodation has to offer!

If you need any more information on any of the hotels or have seen any other resorts that you’re interested in that aren’t featured on our website, please email us or give us a call.

We will be happy to help create a tailor made holiday for you, so you can have a perfect holiday!

North Ari Atoll

One & Only Reethi Rah

South Ari Atoll

Lux South Ari Atoll

South Male Atoll

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Raa Atoll

Heritance Aarah

North Male Atoll

Full Moon by Sheraton

Addu Atoll

Villingili by Shangri-La

Ari Atoll

Nika Island

South Male Atoll

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

South Male Atoll

Cocoa Island by COMO

Baa Atoll

Landaa Giraavaru Four Seasons Resort

The Barefoot Eco Hotel, Noomadi Hanimadhoo Island (Northern Island)

The Barefoot Eco Hotel, Noomadi

Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives Thaa Atoll

Maalifushi by COMO

Gaafu Atoll

Park Hyatt Hadahaa

Ari Atoll

Amaya Kuda Rah

Baa Atoll

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Lhaviyani Atoll

Cocoon Maldives

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Flights


Did you know?

Most resorts add an hour to their clocks so remember to adjust your watch when you arrive at your resort.

Flights 

Flights can be provided from all major UK airports.

Most flights have a stopover in the Middle East; your flight time is approximately 6 hrs 45 mins from a UK airport to Dubai (DXB) with a typical transfer time of 2 hrs 30 mins for some retail therapy and to stretch your legs.

Flight time from Dubai (DXB) to Maldives (MLE) is approximately 04 hrs 15 mins.

Alternatively you can fly from Dubai (DXB) to Maldives (MLE) via Colombo (CMB). Emirates flies daily from Colombo (CMB) to the Maldives (MLE) and the flying time is approximately 1 hr 30 mins.

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Booking & Contact


Is Maldives the place for you? Want a trip to the Sunny side of life?

Give us a call or fill in the form and with our round the clock service, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Make sure to tell us what would make this a once in a lifetime experience for you!