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Maldives

A vision of true natural beauty, the unique, low lying islands of the Maldives set the scene as one of the world’s most romantic and truly stunning holiday destinations.

Comprising 1,192 islands scattered across the velveteen waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is typified by luxury resorts located on individual islands, where silky soft sands are kissed by shimmering lagoons to create the quintessential tropical getaway.

Whether you’re seeking a quiet, private escape for a romantic holiday or honeymoon, a family friendly resort with copious facilities and restaurants, or a place to have fun in the sun or in the water, few destinations in the world offer all this in such a beautiful setting.

Where to Book

  • Beach on Kanuhura, Maldives

  • Tropical beach on an Maldives island

  • Fushifaru Water Villa bathroom

  • The Standard, Maldives

  • Beach bungalows on a Maldives Island

  • One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

  • 3 Bedroom Island Residence at JA Manafaru, Maldives

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 29℃
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  • 10
  • 15
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  • 14
  • 13

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

One of the most popular months to visit to escape the depths of the UK winter. Expect perfect sunshine and warm weather. A great time for water enthusiasts too with this time of year perfect for snorkelling and diving.

February

One of the most popular months to visit to escape the depths of the UK winter. Expect perfect sunshine and warm weather. A great time for water enthusiasts too with this time of year perfect for snorkelling and diving.

March

One of the most popular months to visit to escape cold in the UK. Expect sunshine and warm weather. A great time for water enthusiasts too with this time of year perfect for snorkelling and diving.

April

Whilst still a great time to visit for the sunshine and warm weather, we’re coming out of the dry season now so you may receive the odd short shower. This shouldn’t be enough to turn you off visiting now though and you may be able to secure a shoulder season bargain.

May

Shoulder season and relatively good weather if you’re looking to escape somewhere warm. There’s an increased risks of showers and water visibility is not as great as previous months if diving & snorkelling is a big part of your plans.

June

Warm weather, the odd shower and storm is what you can expect this time of year. Not ideal for those who enjoy diving or snorkelling due to the visibility levels. If this isn’t something that bothers you, looks around as there’ll be deals to be had.

July

Warm weather, the odd shower and storm is what you can expect this time of year. Not ideal for those who enjoy diving or snorkelling due to the visibility levels. If this isn’t something that bothers you, looks around as there’ll be deals to be had if you avoid school holidays.

Independence Day takes place on the 26th of July with various festivities, parades and celebrations.

August

Warm weather, the odd shower and storm is what you can expect this time of year. Not ideal for those who enjoy diving or snorkelling due to the visibility levels. If this isn’t something that bothers you, looks around as there’ll be deals to be had if you avoid school holidays.

September

Warm weather, the odd shower and storm is what you can expect this time of year. Not ideal for those who enjoy diving or snorkelling due to the visibility levels. If this isn’t something that bothers you, looks around as there’ll be deals to be had if you avoid school holidays.

October

Warm weather, the odd shower and storm is what you can expect this time of year. Look out for some bargains before tourists flood back in a couple of months.

November

Warm weather and the odd shower is what you can expect this time of year though it’s a nice time to get away before the UK winter sets in. Look out for some bargains before tourists flood back from mid-next month.

December

Warm weather, the odd shower and storm is what you can expect this month though we are edging closer to the dry season so it will improve more as the month progresses. If you travel early enough in the month, you’re more likely to capture some deals before the hotels fill up.

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Hotels

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5* Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences

Amilla Maldives is set on a Naturally Lush Private Island in Baa Atoll. Just 67 villas means there is the luxury of Space to Play. Sustainability and Wellness are at our core and these contribute to the luxury of the guest experience.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* Dusit Thani Maldives

In a tropical island paradise, gracious Thai hospitality meets unparalleled luxury and natural beauty. On Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani Maldives is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé or a 25-minute domestic flight and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* JA Manafaru, Maldives

JA Manafaru is an idyllic 5-star luxury island resort fringed with exquisite powder beaches in pristine, lagoon-ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives. Accessed by private seaplane, the chic tropical hideaway features 84 luxurious beachfront and over-water villas and bungalows, each with their own private plunge pool.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Reethi Rah offers a superb all villa resort with unprecedented privacy and transcendent luxury. With spectacular water villas offering a split-level deck with your own private pool and hammocks suspended over-water. Experience the best of Maldivian and international cuisine with 8 stunning restaurants.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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5* Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Authentic Maldivian barefoot luxury on a sustainably conserved and untouched pristine island. A unique location near to the Equator presents an array of natural world adventures. With an eco-friendly ethos and encircled by a wonderfully preserved house reef, enjoy privacy, peaceful tranquillity and once-in-a-lifetime dive and snorkelling experiences just 50m from the powder-white sand shores.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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