The Maldives has earned its crown for the most tropical and exotic destination and its so easy to see why ~ dazzling white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, coconut palms for miles, vivid coral reefs brimming with a smorgasbord of marine life and much more! All of these items usually come with a hefty price tag, but we’ve been working hard with our partners to bring you the best deals on Maldives packages – making this dream destination a reality. Our Maldives packages range from budget hotels on local islands, to all inclusive 5 star resorts on private islands. Plus, we offer something a little different from yoga & detox packages to swimming with whale sharks!
Everybody loves a few travel facts and our Maldives Travel Snapshot gives you a brief idea of what to expect when planning a holiday to the Maldives. Read on below as we expand on our travel bites…
Best Time To Travel – The best time to travel to the Maldives is from October to May. The monsoon season kicks in from June to September. During this time travel is still ok but you should expect heavy downpours at least once a day. The season is December and January where prices can get a little high. The northern atolls have highest rainfall May to November; the southern atolls from November to March.
Capital City – The capital of Maldives is Malé. It is densely populated and know for its mosques. Most people travelling to the Maldives use Malé as a transit island on their way to another resort or local island.
Currency – The national currency in the Maldives is Maldivian Rufiyaa. The approximate exchange is $1 = 10 Rufiyaa. All resorts allow for credit card purchases and most often charge in USD. You can pay in local currency or USD.
Approximate Travel Time – 15 hours. There are no direct flights to Malé.
Religion – 99% of the local Maldivian people practise Sunni Islam. Some of our packages use resorts on ‘local islands’. This means that as a muslim state, these resorts are ‘dry’ and no alcohol is served. But don’t worry, we also have other options that include alcohol!
Famous Dish – A popular dish in Maldives is the Samosa. Locally known as Bis Keemiya. They are a little different to the Indian samosa and kind of a cross between a curry puff and spring roll. They are stuffed with shredded cabbage, hardboiled eggs and spiced onions. Yummy.
Visa Required – Yes. A tourist visa is required. You can obtain a visa on arrival. Please check VisasDirect for up to date information prior to travel.
Fitness Level – We rate our Maldives packages as a low level of fitness required. A holiday to the Maldives should not require any kind of fitness except for lifting up a cocktail (or two).