The Maldives is a string of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean. The archipelago’s calm seas make it an ideal spot for romantic overwater bungalows, and the coral reefs make it a favourite snorkelling destination.
The waters are home to thousands of marine life species, including manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.
If you are seeking an adventure that is truly one of a kind, then our Essentials itinerary will be perfect for you. Snorkel with manta rays or whale sharks (depending on the season) as they glide gracefully through the Indian Ocean, interact with the wonderfully friendly dolphins of the Maldives and dive with colourful tropical fish before experiencing a Maldivian sunset all from the view of your overwater villa.
The Maldives is a year-round getaway with sun-kissed beaches. No matter when you visit, you will fall in love with the beautiful weather. The perfect time to visit is between November and April, as you can anticipate dry, sunny days with plenty of clear skies. This is also the peak season. Because of the warmer weather, overcrowding might be a concern, particularly if you intend on taking tours of Malé or participating in water sports.
If you are looking for calmer waters and leisurely activities like snorkelling and scuba diving, visiting between December and January is a good choice.
To get the best deals, visit the island during the wet season, between May and October, for the lowest airfare and fewer crowds. To have the best chance of seeing whale sharks in the Maldives, travellers should head there during May, November, and December when the water is calm and visibility is high, whereas Manta Rays tend to be there most of the year.
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Welcome to the Maldives, a place where white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons meet a seemingly endless array of exotic marine life. This 6-day holiday experience is the ideal introduction to one of the most impressive playgrounds in the world.