The ultimate Maldives travel guide
You are dreaming to visit the Maldives? Swimming in turquoise water, relax on a white-sand beach or see marine animals in their natural habitat? This Maldives travel guide is for you! We have been to the Maldives recently and we will give you all the tips and tricks about how to get there, where to stay, how to get to your hotel or what activities to do! Read on!
How are composed the Maldives?
The Maldives are located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. The capital is Male, the international airport is located on this island. The Maldives are a chain of 26 Atolls who are composed of different islands. The Atolls are composed of living coral reefs and sand bars. Also, the Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate. This destination is famous for the islands and sandbanks but also for his unique marine ecosystem. There are 187 species of coral forming the coral reefs. This area houses fishes, turtles, sharks, dolphins. It is a real paradise for divers and marine animal lovers.
When is the best time to visit the Maldives?
The best time of the year to visit the Maldives is between December and March. But the Maldives are hot and sunny all year round, with average temperatures of 23ºC-31ºC. The high season is between December and March. The monsoon is from May to October, peaking around June. You should avoid this time to avoid the rain. We have been to the Maldives two times. The first time in January and the second time in March and the weather was perfect.
How to get to the Maldives
First of all, you need to book a flight to Malé, the capital of the Maldives. From Europe, the price is around 700$ per person.
The first solution is to take an intern flight to your Atoll. There is an “airport island” in the Maldives. After this flight, a speed boat will drive you to your resort.
A speed boat
Also, if the resort is located on an atoll close to Male, the easier solution is to take a boat.
The last one is a seaplane. During our last trip to the Maldives, we have taken a seaplane for the first time. I have to admit that it was an amazing experience. It was so high on my bucket list! It is one of our favorite memory of this trip. The feeling when flying above the beautiful
Where to stay in the Maldives
Mövenpick Kured Hivaru
If you are looking for a luxury resort, there are also many amazing and romantic ones in the Maldives. This time, we have stayed in three different hotels. The first one was the Movenpick Kured
The second one was
The last resort we stayed at was the wonderful Soneva Fushi, a Relais &
Activities and excursions to do in the Maldives
Diving and snorkeling
In this Maldives travel guide, we will also give you an idea of all the amazing activities you can do there. For us, the best activities to do in the Maldives are snorkeling and diving. The Maldives is one of the most beautiful scuba diving destinations on earth. Almost all resorts have a diving center. So, it is easy to book a dive. Due to its reputation, the dive price is very high, around 150$ per person for a one-hour dive. The Maldives
If you are afraid of diving, but you would like to try, read our post about why you should try scuba diving! If it is not your thing, you can enjoy the Maldives reefs by snorkeling. Take your palm and fins and go explore the reef! Usually, it is free, you can borrow the gear at your hotel.
The dolphins in the Maldives are some of the most amazing and magical activities we have ever done. Watching the sunset on the boat and see the dolphins swimming and following the boat was absolutely unforgettable.
Sleep in an overwater bungalow
If was on the top of my bucket list! I wa
Excursion on a private sandbank
You can book an excursion to a private sandbank for the day, with a picnic. For my birthday, we have done this excursion and it was
Fly over the Maldives
Our experience in a seaplane was one of the best memories of our Maldives trip. The islands create a pattern in the sea as the deep ocean crashes into sandbars and coral reefs. Many islands are surrounded by miles of shallow waters low enough to wade through at low tide.
Chill out and enjoy paradise!
Sometimes, it just a pleasure to stop everything, relax and contemplate nature. Just being in front of this amazing scene and admiring the
Try kayaking or paddle
We had so much fun kayaking around the island in these clear waters! Don’t forget to take a hat!
Are you planning to visit the Maldives?
To conclude, we highly recommend the Maldives! It is one of our top 3 best destinations where we have ever been. It is a perfect destination for couples, families, and
We hope you enjoyed this Maldives travel guide my travel fam! If you are planning your trip to the Maldives or if you have already been there let us a comment! 😉