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Where the fringe between the sea and sand is your favourite place; most of the Maldives happens on this merge of land and sea. With overwater villas and sunbleached decks, your holiday becomes married to the sea in an unforgettable way. Imagine waking up from your bed to watch the sunrise directly over uninterrupted views of the azure blue sea and light blue sky meeting every day. The waters are so clear that you don’t need to snorkel but should you want to venture further into the sea, the reefs and coves are teeming with life including sea turtles, dolphins and basking sharks.
Powdery white sands give way to crystal clear waters that are a shade of turquoise, blending flawlessly with deeper hues of blue. Rising from that deep blue vast expanse of the Indian Ocean are more than a thousand islands and immaculate reefs that form the Maldives. What better place to relax and enjoy yourself than the romantic dunes that adorn the Maldives islands. A place that is surf and sun, where paradise meets reality. There are many resort islands across the Maldives from which you can choose to have your dream holiday, wedding or honeymoon stay. Each allowing exploration of this tropical wonderland and where everything has been designed with the luxury and comfort of the traveller in mind.
Key events in the Maldives
16 May 2018 Ramadan begins – The ﬁrst day of the holy month of Ramadan (known as Ramazan in the Maldives)
26 July Independence Day – Independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
11 November Republic Day – After so many years as a monarchy, the Maldives became a republic on
this day in 1968
December Mawlid al-Nabi – A celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam.
The best time to visit the Maldives
The peak season for the Maldives is between December and April when the climate is drier, it is less windy and the weather is hotter. May to July and September to November tend to have higher
rainfall and some cloud, however they still enjoy a wonderfully warm average temperature of 30 degrees year-round and plenty of sunshine, and this is the time to beneﬁ t from the greatest value oﬀers.
Flying time Malé: 12½ hours
Time diﬀerence GMT +5 hours
Currency Oﬃcially the Maldivian ruﬁ yaa but US$ are
more widely used in resorts
Language Dhivehi, but English is widely spoken
Visa info Not required for stays of less than 30 nights