Book a break to the Maldives, a paradise archipelago of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean and make all your travel dreams come true. This gorgeous island nation is one for all bucket lists, and is especially popular with celebrities and couples for honeymoon packages or to relax and rejuvenate with its ultra-luxurious beach resorts, many of which boast water villas, a la carte restaurants, and private stretches of coastline. Brightsun Travel offers the best holidays to Maldives, including great value all-inclusive packages.
Visit the Maldives and admire awe-inspiring natural wonders such as blue lagoons, vibrant coral reefs, exotic flora, and best of all picture perfect beaches with some of the world’s clearest blue waters. The Maldives offers the best of both worlds; you can enjoy pure relaxation on a secluded bay, or take part in thrilling adventures such as snorkelling and scuba diving to get up close to colourful marine life, or maybe even a glass-bottom boat trip and some island hopping.
Rannalhi Island, Kaafu Atoll, SOUTH MALE ATOLL, Maldives
Meeru Island Resort & Spa, North Male' Atoll, Maldives
Bandos Island, 08480 North Male Atoll, Maldives
Paradise Island Resort & Spa Lankanfinolhu North, Maldives
Currency: The local currency is the Rufiyaa (MVR), however USD, GBP, and EUR are all accepted. USD is the most widely accepted currency across the islands, so we’d advise taking USD.
Language: Divehi is the official language, though most locals can speak English.
Local Time: Five hours ahead of GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Flights to Maldives are approximately 10-11hrs
Tourist Information: Visit the official Maldives tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Maldives, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required (it will be provided on arrival). For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations, visit the Maldivian government’s website on travel.
A: an on-arrival visa is provided to all tourists by Maldives Immigration (providing that all entry requirements have been met)
A: No, this is not necessary.
A: The Maldives is a Muslim nation, therefore it is advised to wear respectable clothing and cover your shoulders and legs in public and on local islands that are inhabited. Whilst at your hotel / resort there are no restrictions on what you can wear.
A: Depending on how far your resort is situated from Malé airport and if it has a nearby dock, you’ll either travel by speed boat, sea plane, and in some cases a domestic flight if the resort is located particularly far away from the airport.
A: Tourists are prohibited from carrying alcohol into the Maldives or drinking in public. Most resorts in the Maldives have alcohol licences and therefore can serve alcoholic beverages.
Holidays to Maldives offer something for all types of traveller – you can simply chose to relax on pristine beaches and soak up some vitamin D or go for a sunset stroll, and those feeling more adventurous can take up a series of water activities, from parasailing to scuba diving and snorkelling at colourful coral reefs.
Many of the Maldives resorts offer exciting sea life excursions like swimming with whale sharks, fishing, and dolphin spotting. These activities will of course work up an appetite, so make sure you tuck in to some local Maldivian cuisine; favourites include fish curries, shredded tuna, fried yams, and lobster.
Away from the paradise landscapes of the Maldives, there is a charming cultural side to the archipelago that is worth exploring. Head to Malé, the Maldivian capital for a sightseeing day trip and explore local villages to experience the city’s rich culture. Book a Maldives package and look forward to the paradise trip of a lifetime.
Maldives weather is generally pleasant to visit all year round with plenty of sunshine. The hottest month to visit is March, which sees average temperatures of around 29°C (84°F). The archipelago’s coldest month is January, with averages of 27°C (81°F). September is the wettest month, seeing around 243mm of rain.
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