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Luxury Indian Ocean Holidays / Maldives

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.

Unhurried and unspoilt, these impossibly beautiful islands promise a stay of utter tranquility 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, or 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.

Why visit the Maldives?

  • 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.

 

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Maldives Essentials

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Maldives Hotels & Itineraries

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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.

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What to do in The Maldives

We know, as we have visited every atoll personally. The Maldives, with its crystal clear waters, serene landscapes and prime Indian Ocean location, is paradisiacal in its approach to offering unforgettable experiences. From a private dinner on a sandbank in the middle of the ocean, to escorted shark snorkeling sessions, sea plane safaris and Maldivian dhoni rides, our experts recommend the best things to do during your visit. Below, you’ll find a curated collection of the best activities that the Maldives has to offer.

Meet the ocean’s residents

The iridescent blue waters surrounding the Maldives are home to some of the Earth’s most mesmerising wildlife. Get acquainted with blue whales, spinner dolphins, whale rays and many more captivating creatures by taking a blissful ocean dip alongside them. With diving and snorkelling trips available, it’s the perfect way to get to know the Indian Ocean’s guests.

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Stay on a private island

Nothing exudes paradisiacal life like a private island experience. Delight in a gourmet dinner on the beach with only the therapeutic lull of the ocean waves for company, and fall in love with true luxury. A favourite private island hotel of ours is the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru because of its stargazing lounge and four exceptional restaurants. 

Hop aboard a dhoni

Set sail across the glittering blue waters on a traditional Maldivian boat, the dhoni. With delicious meals freshly prepared on board to indulge in amid the gentle waves, floating along in these age-old boats is the ideal way to enjoy the tranquillity of the Maldives.

Help preserve coral

The ocean surrounding the Maldives is home to beautiful coral that feeds and protects various sea creatures. To produce more coral reefs, teams undertake coral propagation and plantation, which you can assist with to help marine conservation. At the Baros Maldives hotel, you can even help to create coral nursery areas.

Visit the capital, Malé

Adorned with colourful buildings and eclectic architecture, Malé is a vision against the Maldives’ trademark turquoise waters. Boasting a bustling atmosphere that contrasts with the typical serenity of the country, it is the best place to get to know the local’s culture. And if you’re visiting on July 26th, you can celebrate Maldivian Independence Day with the islanders and experience the magical evening parade.

Concierge recommendations / Allow us

The Carrier Concierge team can arrange private Sandbank Dining for you and your loved one at Baros Maldives.

The ultimate romantic escape, enjoy an intimate dinner on a secluded stretch of shore, in an evening that combines exquisite food and hand-crafted sundowner cocktails with unbeatable views and an ambiance like no other. 

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Private Seafood Banquet

A truly unique experience, don't miss the chance to have a private seafood banquet arranged for you on Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa’s golf course surrounded by torches - the only one of its kind in the Maldives, it is an intimate and beautiful setting.

Discover marine life

The Marine Discovery Centre at the Four Seasons Resort in Kuda Huraa is an interactive research and education centre. Guests and local school children alike are introduced to the conservation programmes, including the turtle rehabilitation and tracking programme with frequent talks on marine life and conserving the local and global marine ecosystem. 

Fine wine tastings

Sip wine by the water’s edge at the Alizée restaurant at Constance Moofushi, where your personal sommelier will guide you through food and wine pairings, for which the recommendations are spot on. Ingeniously, the menus are backlit so there's no need to squint beneath the luxuriously romantic candlelit setting.

Why Carrier

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We look beyond destination.
We curate exceptional experiences.

Our worldwide network, dedicated team of experts and wealth of knowledge is second to none, allowing us to open up your mind and take your breath away with awe-inspiring possibilities and new personal experiences that surprise, enlighten and transcend all expectations.

We look beyond the ordinary.
We deliver the extraordinary.

Whether it’s glamour and guest lists you desire, an escape to a place where no-one is watching and anything is possible, or an adventure that no-one has dared take before - you will have access to the top suites, the most beautiful locations and a world of exclusive privileges.

We look beyond the usual.
We deliver dreams and desires.

We now live in an era of experience; it’s not just about where you can go, but who you can be and how you can feel. Carrier curate exceptional luxury travel experiences designed to fulfil your desires, dreams and goals, so bespoke you won’t find them anywhere else.

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