The Maldives are located southwest of Sri Lanka, on the equator. There are 1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls, 202 islands are inhabited, 100 are exclusive luxury island resorts. Many of these islands offer a serene paradise, making it a perfect destination for a honeymoon.
This part of the world is simply paradise. The Maldives is a desert-island dream where tiny islands are scattered like jewels across the ocean, each surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and diamond white sands. The perfect honeymoon and diving location, you’ll find resorts that exude romance and have a choice of luxurious villas, from retreats with a private stretch of beach to over-water hideaways with their own private infinity pool.
Turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and over-water villas are dotted throughout the dreamlike honeymoon destination, known as the Maldives. Island resorts offer honeymooners total relaxation and privacy. The Maldives is one of the most romantic locations in the world.
Choose an over-water villa, Beach villa or romantic honeymoon suite … the choice really is yours.
A flight from the U.K to the capital Malé will take 10 and a half hours, an indirect service may take longer. Once arriving in Malé guests either take a seaplane or speed boat to their luxury island resort.
A range of luxury resorts dotted around the Maldives offer anything from Bed & Breakfast to A lá Carte all inclusive, the choice is yours. Food and Drinks are often charged in dollars; meaning half/full board and all-inclusive sometimes work out cheaper.
The final thing to remember is tourists are not allowed to bring alcohol into The Maldives, it is confiscated on arrival and is returned to passengers when they depart.
When it comes to booking your honeymoon, all the options can be very overwhelming. Take a look at our Honeymoon Booking Tips for a guide.
What is the currency in the Maldives?
Maldivian rufiyaa, although US dollars are most commonly used on resort islands.
How long does it take to fly to the Maldives?
10 1/4 hours to Malé airport.
What is the time difference in Maldives?
GMT +5 hours
When is the best time to visit the Maldives?
The Maldives have a tropical climate, so the temperatures vary little throughout the year, you should expect an average of 25-30 degrees Celsius. May – July and September – November have a higher rainfall with some cloud, but there will still be plenty of sunshine and rain doesn’t tend to last for long. December to April is the dry season in the Maldives.
For more information visit the Maldives Tourist Board website.
Do I need a visa to visit the Maldives?
You will be issued a visa upon arrival to the Maldives. For up-to-date travel entry requirements please visit the FCO website here.