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An archipelago of glistening coral atolls in the Indian Ocean, where crystal blue waters blend flawlessly into the sky - a luxury Maldives holiday will captivate you with its enthralling charm. Begin your lavish escape by diving deep amongst coral reefs courted by rays and parrotfish. Watch a black tip reef shark glide by, or a whale shark in all its spotted glory. Private diving safaris and colourful snorkelling trips are a popular way to pass the blissful days in the Maldives. Cruise the atolls in a traditional wooden dhoni before escaping to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean for a romantic private dinner. Spend a day visiting a local village and sampling local fare or indulge yourself with exquisite cuisine made by some of the world’s leading chefs. Discover life below the surface at an underwater restaurant or spa followed by stargazing on the beach. Unhurried and unspoilt, these impossibly beautiful islands promise a stay of utter tranquillity and luxury. Whilst most are small enough to walk around, to explore some you may need to borrow a bicycle, but why stray from your stilted water villa where you can relax on a daybed with the waters lapping below and slip down the private steps into the warm sea. Expansive beach villas, many served by private butlers, come complete with their own exclusive stretch of sand. Whether you are opting for a blissfully romantic Maldives honeymoon or quality time with your family, these idyllic islands are the epitome of paradise. Add a touch of Arabia to your journey and enjoy a stopover in Dubai, where you will be mesmerised by the soaring skyscrapers alongside vast desert spaces, before arriving at your Maldivian hideaway. Rarely reaching more than a few metres above sea level, the Maldives’ islands are utterly beguiling, offering the discerning visitor a taste of peaceful serenity. Paradise is not lost after all.

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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 Lankan Culture & Maldivian Island Escape

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

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

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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