Why Go To The Maldives You Ask?
Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world. And these amazing beaches are on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so perfect that it’s hard not to become indifferent about them. Some beaches may boast softer sand, but the fact is you won't find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and radiant cyan-blue water like this anywhere else on earth. This fact by itself brings over a million people a year to this tiny, remote and otherwise little-known Indian Ocean paradise. Top 5 Beaches are Reethi Rah, Cocoa Island Beaches, Nika Island Beaches, Bikini Beach and Vabbinfaru Island Beaches.
Resorts for Everyone
Every resort in the Maldives is its own private island. So with over 100 to choose from, your only problem is choosing where you want to stay. The world’s most exclusive hotel brands compete with each other to attain greater luxury, from personal butlers and private lap pools to in-room massages and pillow menus. Honeymooners and those wanting a glamorous tropical getaway have the Maldives at the top of their wish lists. But you'll find plenty of choices beyond the five- and six-star resorts. Best Maldives Hotels for Romance – Best Luxury Maldives Hotels – Best Maldives Hotels for Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
The Maldives has undergone huge changes in the past 10 years, with inhabited islands opening to tourism and locals permitted to build their own guesthouses. Travelers no longer have to stay in resorts and remain separate from the local population. Island hopping by public ferry, speedboat and domestic flights has opened up the Maldives to visitors on almost any budget. A number of islands in Male and Ari atolls are now big centers for the guesthouse industry, with dozens of options. Best Things to Do in the Maldives
Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world is here. The clear waters of Maldives are for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; you;ll find dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly colored tropical fish. In deeper waters are manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the whale shark. And the best part is that the water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wet suit.
The scenic beauty of the Maldives is something to behold, something you can't quite understand until you're there in person. The Maldives Travel Guide will give you all the information you need to start planning your dream getaway.
Maldives Weather (When to Visit)
The best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April. The island is warm and sunny all year, but has a dry season and a wet, rainy season. You will experience the best weather between November and April, with little precipitation and warm temperatures. But this is also the busiest time of year and, so room rates at resorts are at their highest. However, since each resort inhabits its own island, you won't have to fight huge crowds like you might during the high season in another destination.
May to October is considered the rainy season, with between 5 and 10 inches of precipitation monthly and often strong winds. You will likely find better deals during this time, which is relative though as the Maldives are pricey year round. This time of year is popular with surfers because the area sees bigger waves and better swells for surfing during these months.
Best Maldives Beaches
A tiny island little island with beaches of the type you always dream of when wanting to escape to paradise. This island is home to the best beach in the Maldives and you'll feel like Robinson Crusoe – castaway in paradise. Only difference is that you'll be a ridiculously pampered Robinson Crusoe seeing as the only place to stay here is the dreamy Reethi Rah One & Only Hotel Resort.
Cocoa Island Beaches
Another one of those get-away-from-it-all islands in the sun where nothing much happens and the beauty of the surrounding seas is almost overwhelming. Stay here for romance or to relax and you won't be disappointed. Best of all is sitting on your balcony, above the turquoise sea at the Cocoa Island Resort, while fish of a thousand hues play beneath you and stingrays dance to the rhythms of the sea.
Nika Island Beaches
Sun, white sand, and sparkling water – this is exactly what the Nika Island beaches boast of, only with more beauty around. These private beaches are situated in North Ari Atoll, and offer an amazing break to couples from the bustling city life. Also, some of the best beaches in Maldives. Nika Island Resort & Spa has stunning villas to make your honeymoon in Maldives memorable.
Situated on Rasdhoo Island, this is officially Maldives’s bikini beach where you can flaunt your beach body without any worries. The beach not only offers breathtaking views, but is also huge in size. Leafy palm trees and comfy sun beds environs the beach quite well. The resort here is the Rasreef Rasdhoo.
Vabbinfaru Island Beaches
Apart from gorgeous villas, the beaches at Vabbinfaru are a haven of romance. They are surrounded by beautiful corals with colored fishes, and delectable international delights. If you’re looking for some fun activities, private time, or great food, look no more. The beaches here never disappoint! The Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a top-notch accommodation to enjoy the beauty of the beach right from your rooms.
Best Maldives Tours & Activities
Half Day Snorkeling
This tour is designed to explore Maldives with lots of fun. Their guides are well trained to give best service to their guests. Taking perfect pictures while you enjoy the nature of beautiful Maldives is one of their specialties. Learn more about the Half Day Snorkeling Tour.
Half-Day Walking Tour of Malé
Discover the history and culture of Malé on a half-day walking tour with a local guide. Head to the fish market to see the catch from the Indian Ocean, view landmarks such as the President's Palace, Sultan Park, and Friday Mosque. Head up a tall building for views over the city, and visit the Royal Garden Cafe for snacks and a break from the action. Includes light refreshments at Royal Garden Cafe and commentary from your guide. Learn more about the Half-Day Walking Tour of Malé.
Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise
Make the most of your visit to the Maldives with this small-group tour that combines snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing with a sunset dolphin cruise from Hulhumale. The first stop of the day is a sandbank where you’ll learn or refresh your snorkel skills. From there, visit two snorkel sites near Male to see colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, reef sharks, rays, and coral. Finally, enjoy a sunset cruise with the chance of spying dolphins along the way. Learn more about the Sandbank Snorkeling & Sunset Cruise.
Vaavu Atoll Explore
This tour is designed to explore the Maldives with lots of fun. There guides are well trained to give best service to their guests. Taking perfect pictures while you enjoy the nature of beautiful Maldives is one of their specialties. Learn more about the Vaavu Atoll Explore.
4-Night Maldives Guided Local Experience from Male' Airport
Easily combine a trip to the Maldives with stays in the South Male Atoll, Sri Lanka, or India with this 4-night stay, including airport transfers. This small-group tour can accommodate up to eight guests. Meals and activities per itinerary included, as well as nightly accommodations. Learn more about the 4-Night Maldives Guided Local Experince from Male' Airport.