Maldives

The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands that stretch along a length of 871 kilometers. While the country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers, only 298 square kilometers of that is dry land. The islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. The country’s unique geography mesmerizes the visitor. Reefs that offer bands of color, tiny jewel-like islands rimmed with the whitest of soft sand surrounded by the clearest shallow waters that one can imagine.
 
Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and a select few on each of the atolls are resorts and some of the islands are used for industry and agriculture. The beauty of the Maldives is not only above the water. The Maldives is home to about five percent of the planet’s reefs that comes with an explosion of color contributed by soft and hard corals that form them. The reefs are home to a thousand species of fish. Lured by the rich nutrients that flow in with the currents, large pelagic fishes such as manta rays and whale sharks also make the Maldives their home.
 

Top Attractions of Maldives

 
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Arena Beach

Arena Beach is the perfect base from which to go exploring this magical island and it’s surrounding reefs. Whether you are looking for the the thrill of night fishing or marveling over pods of dolphins, Arena Beach Hotel offers the most comprehensive scope of activities and the best local knowledge. Just 30 minutes speed boat transfer from Male, Arena Beach Hotel is at the northern tip of Maafushi Island, comprising a stunning stretch of private beach and nestled within its own turquoise lagoon.

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Sheraton Full Moon Resort & Spa

Captivate all of your senses at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa in the stunning North Malé Atoll. Surrounded by a shimmering turquoise lagoon, pristine white sandy beaches, and swaying palms, our 5-star star family resort sets the stage for unforgettable family vacations. Located 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport, the resort offers water recreations, including diving, snorkeling and jet skiing. Nourish your well-being in one of our 176 beautifully designed hotel rooms, overwater bungalows and ocean viewing villas, many equipped with private plunge pools. 

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

Found within 20 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat set on a pristine island blessed with tropical beauty in North Malé Atoll. Retreat in comfort, whether in a tastefully designed ocean-side villa, perfect for barefoot living with the beach at your doorstep, or in an overwater villa with steps down to the tranquil lagoon. All 140 villas (42-45 square meters) provide sensational views of the Indian Ocean and blend in with the island’s green interior; some have an outdoor bathtub or Jacuzzi.

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Lux Hotel

LUX  South Ari Atoll boasts eight eateries and five bars. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling local night market. Umami offers fine dining from separate sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Allegria, Senses and MIXE stimulate international palettes and the new Beach Rouge introduces the dolce vita of a fashionable beach club to the island.  LUX wouldn’t be LUX without a few surprises. Expect island-roasted coffee in Cafe LUX, impromptu screenings at Cinema Paradiso and the chance to hang your hopes on our magical tree of wishes.

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Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort is located on a tiny island in Baa Atoll, a scenic 35-minute seaplane flight from Male. The elegant and spacious detached and semi-detached villas are built from natural materials in typical Maldivian-style, providing first class comfort in a unique setting. Rooms are air-conditioned and set amid tropical foliage fringing a long expanse of powder soft beach or on stilts over the clear blue lagoon. There are five restaurants and five bars, poolside and beachfront. Facilities include a PADI 5-star dive centre; a Spa and wellness retreat; Water Sports Centre; Sports Complex and a wide variety of group and private excursions have been carefully selected to enable you to explore the untouched beauty of Baa Atoll and the rich culture of its inhabitants.

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Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is located at a 55-minute domestic plane flight away from Male International Airport. The resort boasts 43 Over-Water and 25 Beachfront villas with most villas offering breathtaking sunset views, and 20 villas with their own private pool. The villa interiors use striking colours merged with stylish and contemporary design and free Wi-Fi, USB charging ports, device docking stations, and universal power sockets. Alita Restaurant is open all day serving pan-Asian cuisine, with indoor and al fresco seating overlooking the swimming pool and lagoon. The Pool Bar offers light snacks and favorites and Vistas is over-water lounge and bar. A 24-hour in-villa menu is also available.

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Pullman Maldives

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa is a luxury all inclusive resort in Maldives where guests can make the most out of exclusive benefits, inspire their minds, push their boundaries. Here you will find everything you need to up your game. Located in the South of Maldives, Maamutaa Island in Gaafu Alifu Atoll is where our enterprising playground is based, set amidst 18 hectares of lush vegetation and surrounding a natural lake, our commitment is to offer our guests the holiday of a lifetime. Be prepared to enjoy some exclusive benefits during your stay, so you can leave your worries behind and simply enjoy your dream vacation in Maldives. From unlimited meals in our 3 Restaurants, a wide range of fitness options and complimentary non-motorized water activities or sunset cruise, this are just a few of the many activities you can choose to do.  

Best time to visit Maldives

 

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April. The climate is warm and tropical, with average highs at a consistent 29°C to 31°C year-round and average lows rarely falling below 24°C. January to April are the driest months, with little rain and low humidity, making this peak season at the resorts.