These tiny, picture-perfect coral islands, ringed by pure white sand and fringed by some of the cleanest, clearest water in the world, make up the necklace shaped Maldives, where your ‘castaway’ dreams really come true. Choose your island escape between contemporary chic overwater villas, rustic jungle retreats on the beach or stunning beach villas with private plunge pool. Excellent dining, laid-back island life and mouth-watering cuisine teamed with some of the best wines in the world are guaranteed.
The Maldives has also become much more appealing to families in recent years with a selection of resorts offering a good range of activities and facilities.
Turquoise Holidays Top 5 Reasons To Visit The Maldives
1. Create your dream holiday by combining the stunning Maldives with a cultural tour of Sri Lanka or a fascinating city break in Dubai,
Muscat, Abu Dhabi or Bangkok
2. Diving does not get much better than in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean
3. Consult one of our specialists for the best island for your specific requirements; some resorts don’t accept young children to guarantee the most perfect setting for their romantic couples
4. Although the best time to visit is November to April, our favourite months are May and September which is still a great time to travel to the Maldives
5. Ask about upgrades – it can cost much less than you think to upgrade to an exquisite overwater villa or a beach villa with plunge pool
Hotels and Resorts in The Maldives
Stuck for romantic ideas? Enjoy the romance of a luxury holiday to the Maldives with one of our idyllic getaways. The essence of stylish island living and the first ‘all water’ villa resort in the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi is a rustic chic hideaway renowned for its discreet luxury and calm soothing ambience. This romantic retreat has been ‘wooing’ honeymooners, lovers and those with a yearning to discover their ‘inner-Crusoe’ since its opening in 2001.
Cocoa Island is a private island sanctuary of peace and simple pleasures. A perfect smudge of castor sugar sand and swaying palms surround this tiny island refuge which can be circumnavigated on foot in only 10 minutes - an idyllic Maldives island.
Huvafen Fushi opened its doors to the glitterati in July 2004 and continues to grab headlines for its innovative style and unparalleled luxury. The Maldives hotel is located in the North Malé Atoll, Huvafen Fushi means ‘dream island’. Imagine lying on the deck of a timber boat, the crystal waters lapping against the side of the hull, a gentle breeze ‘tickling’ your skin - and your very own dedicated butler (a ‘Thakuru’) on call 24 hours a day on board Huvafen’s luxury dhoni; these ‘castaway island fantasies’ actually become a reality.
Constance Halaveli is perfect for family holidays. All villas, including two bedroom Family Villas, are traditional in design yet with a contemporary flourish – and blend perfectly with their natural surroundings. And the Constance Kids Club is all about the children on the island!
For total escapism, choose a stylish suite perched on stilts over the turquoise water. Yoga, spa treatments and ‘rejuvenating the soul’ are all part of luxury holidays to the Maldives – and the islands are also renowned for offering superb scuba diving. This is a luxury holiday at its Crusoe best – a seaplane, speedboat or a little plane will whisk you away from the airport of Malé to your chosen atoll – where you can be forgiven for doing absolutely nothing – such is the norm on a luxury Maldives holiday!
When to go to The Maldives
In the Maldives the weather is mostly dry with very little wind between December and April whilst May to November brings the south-west monsoon and more frequent rainfall. The idyllic islands of the Maldives really are a year-round destination. Swimming and snorkelling are certainly at their best between November and April when the weather is mostly dry with very little wind; whilst May to October brings the South-West monsoon and a little bit more frequent rainfall – but with average temperatures of over 30°C.
Visit our Maldives honeymoons page for full details about honeymoons here.