Maldives Experiences

A holiday in the Maldives not only provides the perfect relaxation, but it also introduces travelers to the essence of pure natural.

The Maldives has everything, except for cold weather and mountains. However, there is air-conditioning to keep you cool, and skiing too - but that's in lagoons not down snowy slopes. If you want the adrenaline of adventure sports, the Maldives has it all, ranging from para-gliding to underwater scooters. Or you can go for a week-long safari on a Liveaboard vessel to dive, discover marine life, see dolphins leaping and try island exploring.

The resorts: All Maldivian resorts are on their own island. These range in size from 2.5km across to just 150m across. This means that the facilities on the resort you choose (restaurants, bars, sports facilities, entertainment, etc) are the only ones you will have access to during your stay. Most resorts offer excursions by boat to local fishing village islands, or to the capital Male, but otherwise, you will stay on the resort island for the duration of your stay. There are 106 resort islands to choose from, ranging from affordable to ultimate luxury. If you want to experience the 'real' Maldives then you might want to consider one of the Guesthouses that are now available on 5 inhabited islands, offering rooms at very reasonable rates.

And for sheer escapism, were better than the white sand beaches of the islands, fringed by swaying coconut palms and splashed by the gentle surf of a pristine blue lagoon, just a step away from luxurious accommodation enhanced with personal attention inspired by heartfelt hospitality.

With 170+ resorts and 600+ guesthouses, as well as 17 city hotels and more than 160+ LiveAboard vessels, the Maldives has accommodation to suit every pocket. The industry has matured gracefully over 45 years since organized tourism began by chance in 1972. It is now the most sophisticated and well-run tourist destination in the world, with visitors welcomed warmly by every Maldivian.

With air travel as it is today, the Maldives has become very accessible. The Male International Airport is also called Velana International Airport. If you read about Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, that was once its name. It is a busy airport receiving flights from all over the world and depending on the time of the day, up to about 13 flights can come in per hour. Popular routes are via the Middle East, Singapore, and India. Velana International Airport has its own island and once you have disembarked, transfer to your resort is usually either via boat or seaplane, depending on the distance. Many of the luxury resorts arrange transfer and however, you get to your hotel will be a unique part of the Maldivian adventure.