The Maldives are represented by a cluster of over 1200 islands deep within the Indian ocean. Of these islands 154 are resorts spread out over 26 atols.
Eleven and a half hours flight from the UK and a time difference of plus 4 hours, the Maldives is the ultimate in luxury for both couples and families .... yes families!!!
With BA running direct flights 4 times a week from Heathrow, November to May, the Maldives are quickly becoming a firm family fav.
Foreign cash is generally accepted in all resorts with the US dollar being the most commonly used. You won't need to use the local currency, the Maldivian Rufiyaaa unless you're using local shops and services.
A 30 day tourist visa will be issued to each traveller upon arrival in male.
Best time to travel
Due to climate change the weather in the maldives is rapidly changing, however there are still wet and dry seasons.
High season, the driest and most expensive runs Novemeber to May with the rainiest months being July and August.
The southern Atol monsoon tends to hit May to November
Temperatures stay between 27 degrees and 33 dress all year round. April is the warmest month of the year.
Child friendly rating
Contrary to belief the Maldives are surprisingly child friendly. Most, if not all resorts have fully equipped kids clubs and daily activity schedules. All resorts have kids menus and baby sitting facilities available and cots are supplied upon request.
No vaccinations are needed to travel.
Negative covid test - over 1’s - In + Out
30 day visa on arrival
Must complete entry form - downloaded
Health form - available on the website
Direct - BA - Sri Lanka
Via - Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka
Airlines - Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, BA, Sri Lankan, Turkish Airway, Quatar
BA Direct - November > May
Day 1 - Champagne and sunset cruise
Day 2 - Watersports
Day 3 - Local island village
Day 4 - Under the stars
Day 5 - Neighbouring resorts
Day 6 - Wild dolphins
Day 7 - Beach dinner
Day 8 - Cookery class
Day 9 - Live aboard
Where to stay
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