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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Amelia Hoyes, Sales Consultant at Carrier

Find out why the Maldives is Amelia’s all-time favourite

In my opinion, there is no greater escape from the chaos of our everyday lives than the beautiful sanctuary of the Maldives. I have spent many hours in a dream-like state on these atolls, the warm turquoise glow of the Indian Ocean providing the perfect backdrop for soaking up the rays or snorkelling through the corals exploring the exotic marine life. For family holidays to these islands, sit back and relax, whilst your children are entertained with a variety of fun and safe activities from surfing lessons with a resident instructor, learning about the fragile eco-systems with marine biologists and helping to nurture the surrounding coral reefs, to building sandcastles under the shade of palm trees. If you come as a couple, I recommend Baros Maldives. It provides an idyllic setting to switch off with an inimitable rustic and romantic charm. And in the Lighthouse restaurant, I have dined in spectacular fashion surrounded by schools of fish swimming below, an experience not to be missed.

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Maldives /Itineraries

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons are fortunate enough to have two island resorts in the Maldives, and luckily you don’t have to choose between them. Landaa Giraavaru is one of the larger and more remote islands. Set in a coconut plantation, the villas are big and well-spaced. The spa alone would make the journey ...

Oman, MaldivesOman & Maldives

Two different resorts, one exclusive Six Senses experience. In Zighy Bay, Omani village-style accommodation lies on a sandy peninsula backed by Oman’s rugged mountains, while Six Senses Laamu is a palm-fringed paradise dotted with idyllic on-land and over water villas.

Sri Lanka, MaldivesSri Lanka & Maldives

A journey that will take you from the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka with its ancient monuments hidden away in impenetrable jungles; palaces and temples to the picture perfect paradise of Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives.

Dubai, MaldivesDubai & Maldives

This diverse combination showcases the vibrancy of modern day Dubai, with a haven of tranquillity in the turquoise waters of the Maldives. In an exclusive setting on the crescent of the Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a dazzling Ottoman Palace styled resort, lavishly decorated with artistry of the ...

Maldives /Hidden Treasures

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Maldives /Best Experiences

Top ten things to do in the Maldives

  1. Enjoy a romantic dinner or sundowner cocktails on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean
  2. Charter a seaplane for panoramic views of these paradisiacal islands
  3. Embrace the pristine waters with some of the best snorkelling, diving and surfing spots
  4. For the ultimate indulgence, experience a massage in an underwater spa
  5. Assist with marine conservation by participating in a coral propagation and plantation project
  6. Sway to the percussive rhythm of a Bodu Beru troupe, and be enchanted by Bandiyaa Jehun - a form of dance performed by young women
  7. Head out to sea on a traditional 'dhoni' - the building of these vessels is an age-old craft
  8. Encounter some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth with once in a lifetime sights of blue whales, spinner dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays
  9. Celebrate Maldivian Independence Day with the islanders in the capital Malé - the highlight is the evening parade held in Republic Square performed by hundreds of schoolchildren and featuring colourful floats
  10. Visit a local village to observe the way of life and buy authentic handicrafts for souvenirs - wooden lacquer ware and woven reed mats are popular keepsakes

Carrier in the press

Issy Von Simpson, Deputy Editor at Condé Nast Traveller magazine travelled to the Maldives with Carrier. Read her review

Maldives /When is the best time to visit Maldives

The Maldives has a hot, tropical climate with sunshine all year round. The most popular months to visit are between November and April during the north-east monsoon when it is dry with very little wind. Whilst there may be rain during some of the summer months, with ever-changing weather patterns and excellent offers, this is becoming an increasingly popular time to travel.

Maldives /Reviews

One perception is that the Maldives is purely about over-water or beach villas. Whilst the accommodation may appear similar, dig a little deeper and they are very different in style. Some resorts are contemporary, others more rustic; you can choose a big island resort with plenty of activity or a small, intimate atoll for a total retreat. Laura Lamb, Sales Consultant, shares her discoveries… ... more

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Drops of paradise scattered across the cobalt waters of the Indian Ocean, the superlatives flow easily when it comes to the iridescent atolls of this far-flung archipelago, as Sales Consultant Sally Yendley found out on her recent trip.... more

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Our first trip to the Maldives was unforgettable, we returned home feeling completely rejuvenated and relaxed. From the mesmerising colour of the water to the mouth-watering local cuisine, everything oozed luxury. ... more

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Approximate flight times
London to Malé 10 hours
Time Difference
GMT +5 hours

Maldives /Essentials

Passports & Visas

Visas are provided free of charge on arrival for British passport holders.

Island Hopping

Whilst many visitors choose to visit a single island, Maldives is also an ideal island-hopping destination where two contrasting or similar islands can easily be combined with a short seaplane flight or boat transfer.

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