Maldives is a tropical country in the Indian Ocean, with 26 ring-shaped atolls and more than 1,000 coral islands. You reach your hotel island from Malé, the capital, by seaplane and it does it! The flight over the atolls will remain a highlight of your stay in the Maldives. The seaplane lands on the lagoon and you board a dhoni, a small traditional fishing boat, to reach the shore of your island on turquoise water.... the great class! In the Maldives, hotels with their villas on stilts compete in luxury and do everything to make you feel like you are in heaven. Atolls and beaches, bungalows and coconut palms, fish and fresh fruit every day, massages and cruises... Sports enthusiasts will go fishing offshore on a dhoni, play beach volleyball, canoe on the reef, windsurf or catamaran, dive or surf. Don't miss a stopover in Male, where you will enjoy the fish market and Majeedhee Magu, the main road, which you will follow to bargain in the small craft shops before sitting down in a traditional restaurant. You will be amazed by the Hukuru Miskiy mosque made entirely of sculpted white coral (17th century). And already, it will be time to go back to your flippers or hammocks. A look at your tour guide to learn more about the history of the Maldives, perhaps?

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When to go to Maldives?

The high tourist season includes the dry period from December to April. From May to October, it is the monsoon season, and therefore the one with the lowest tourist inflow. The sea is troubled by the winds, but non-stop rainy days are very rare and the weather is of course very sunny. The months to avoid are June and July, during which rains may be more frequent. But of course, that's when the Maldives is within reach of the most modest scholarships.

Hotel night prices increase particularly between the holidays at the end of December and mid-January, and then at Easter. The months of January, February and March ensure maximum sunshine. If you have a very tight budget and the Maldives makes you dream, consider leaving in May or June. Because if the monsoon generates some rains, it is very rare to have whole days of rain.

How to go to Maldives? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

For a stay in the Maldives, it is strongly recommended to go through a tour operator in your home country, which will offer you a package including ticket, transfers and full board in an island hotel for one, two weeks or more, at attractive prices if not affordable. But everything is perfectly organized and you can go in peace

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Going alone on your trip to the Maldives is possible but expensive, even very expensive. You must contact the company that serves the island of your choice, but the prices of non-negotiated air-only flights are very high. Try to negotiate through your hotel. Tight budgets will choose local islands and guest-houses where fares remain reasonable and ferry travel is very cheap

No public transport between resorts in the Maldives. Inter-island transfers are on request. To go from one island to another, you will have to go back to Malé airport. There are five options: seaplane, domestic flight, ferry - if the island is close enough to Male -, speed boat and dhoni. Depending on the remoteness of the island from the capital Malé and whether or not there is an airport (domestic flight) or resort (seaplane) nearby, your guest-house will inform you of the options and associated rates

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Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The high tourist season includes the dry period from December to April. From May to October, it is the monsoon season...
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Weather forecast

The climate is tropical, i.e. hot and humid in the Maldives. The temperature is stable, fluctuating very slightly aro...
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Budget

The Maldivian currency is the rufiyaa or Maldivian rupee (MVR), the exchange rate of which is affiliated with that of...
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Formalities

A valid passport is sufficient for a stay of less than 30 days. You will also need a return or continuation ticket, b...
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Health

Apart from the traveller's tourist, there are very few risks in the Maldives. We must think about protecting ourselve...
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How to travel by yourself?

Going alone on your trip to the Maldives is possible but expensive, even very expensive. You must contact the company...
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How to get organized?

For a stay in the Maldives, it is strongly recommended to go through a tour operator in your home country, which wil...
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Getting around

No public transport between resorts in the Maldives. Inter-island transfers are on request. To go from one island to...
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