Maldives is home to a tropical climate, which means year-round hot weather. Instead, seasons are marked by dry and wet seasons – the least rain falls from December to March, while there’s a higher chance between May and September.
All flights come into the capital, Male. Most Maldives holiday packages include transfers to your chosen hotel, so once you’ve stocked up on essentials and souvenirs, it’s an easy journey to your accommodation. The North and South Ari atolls are easily accessible from the capital and are home to some of the country’s most luxurious resorts, each on their own patch of paradise. Keen surfers will love the breaks, while adventurous divers will want to visit Gaafaru Falhu Atoll, home to shipwreck dives.
Animal lovers will relish the chance to witness whale sharks in their natural habitat with a stay on one of the 80 islands in Ari Atoll, west of Male, while flora fans will want to choose a Maldives holiday package based on Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Floating in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is perfectly placed for you to live out all your tropical island fantasies, with something new to delight every day. Explore ring-shaped reefs with diving expeditions, or spend your day reading in your overwater villa, dipping in and out of the crystal-clear waters as you please. Opt for a Maldives holiday package with a sumptuous spa to luxuriate in back-to-back spa treatments, or dial up the romance with dinner for two on a private island. This secluded luxury makes the Maldives perfect for honeymooners, with every chance to embrace newly wedded bliss.