The ultimate Maldives travel guide

  The ultimate Maldives travel guide

The Maldives are one of these dreamy destinations that everyone has on its bucket list! We have been dreaming to get there for so long and we were not disappointed at all. The Maldives are a real paradise on earth! Turquoise water, white sand and coconut… It’s the perfect romantic destination! It’s also a paradise for divers like us because there are many species to admire!

You will find here all our tips and tricks about the Maldives. How to get there, which hotel to chose, what budget you need to go there, what is the best time of the year to go there or what activities you can do! I hope that post will helps you to plan your dream holidays! 😉

Why to get to the Maldives?

The main reason to go there is of course for the beauty of these islands, the beautiful beaches, made of turquoise water, white sand and palm trees. Also for the amazing weather, if you come at the right time of the year, it will never rains you will the sun sun everyday and the temperature would be perfect.

An other main reason to go there is for diving/snorkeling. The Maldives are one of the best spot of the world to see marine animals: sharks (nurse, black tip and whale shark), dolphins, all kind of rays (Manta, Sting and Eagle), turtles and many beautiful colorful fishes. The submarine biodiversity is really rich there. Even if it is sadly declining because of the global warming, and temperature of the water…


When is the best time of the year to get there?

The best time of the year to go to the Maldives is between January and March because it is the tropical time. So it is sunny most of the time and the temperature is around 30°. You should avoid to go there between May and December because it’s not the best season, it may rain a lot and it will be windy!

Which hotel to chose?

There are more than 80 hotels in the Maldives, and all are at different prices. So you have the choice! For the less expensive ones, a room on the island will costs your around 100$ per night. For the most luxurious hotels, if you want to stay in a water bungalow with a pool it will costs you around 800$ per night. So, it’s depending on your budget. The Maldives can be the perfect destination for a honeymoon and staying in a water bungalow. But it can also be an amazing trip with a low budget if you stay in less expensive hotels.

How to go to the Maldives?

If you want to go there, you have to book a flight for Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Next, your hotel will arrange for you a transport from the airport to the hotel, because all the hotels are located in different islands. It can be another flight, a speed boat or a seaplane, it is depending of the hotels and what companies they are working with. But you can’t go by yourself to the hotel, you need to tell in advance your schedule to the hotel to let them organise your transportation. Don’t forget to let them know when at what time you will arrive because if no, you may wait a lot at the airport! (yes this is what’s happened to us haha).

What activities to do there?

You can do diving or snorkeling, the Maldives are a fabulous spot. But, you can also do many activities depending on which hotel you will choose (kayak, surf, paddle, boat trips, excursions to other islands…) But the sunset cruise to see the dolphins is definitively one of the best! There were many dolphins around us, following the boat, it was magical!

Also, you can bike around the island to discover secret beaches and sandbanks. You shouldn’t stay at the same beach because the islands out of there are full of surprises!

Then, in all the hotels you will find coconuts you need to try it is so good!

Also, the sunrises and sunsets are just stunning in the Maldives! So you should wake up early and wait for the sunset you won’t be disappointed!

I hope you liked this Maldives travel guide! And that it will helps you to plan your dream trip! Can’t wait to hear your stories, have you ever been there? Are you planning to go there? To know all about our trip there click here! Have a great day! And stay tuned for our next trip! 🙂 xxx

This is our Maldives travel guide !





  1. Jeanne
    21 February 2018 / 22 h 48 min

    Tu as une super qualité tu utilise quel matériel ?

    • TripsandHeels
      7 December 2018 / 16 h 26 min

      Merci Jeanne! J’ai un Sony Alpha 7II et un 28mm

  2. Tania
    21 February 2018 / 22 h 52 min

    Coucou Chiara !
    Super article ! C’est vrai que les Maldives est un rêve depuis longtemps ! Tes photos sont vraiment magnifique ❤️

    • TripsandHeels
      7 December 2018 / 16 h 26 min

      Hello Tania! <3 Merci beaucoup! J'espère que tu ira bientôt 😉

  3. Ugo
    21 February 2018 / 22 h 58 min

    Salut ! D’abord bravo pour tes photos ! Je me fais un plaisir pour découvrir les nouvelle photos 😉
    Tu as parlé plusisuers fois de plongée dans tes articles mais est ce que tu vas mettre des photos de plongée sur ton blog ? 😊

    • TripsandHeels
      7 December 2018 / 16 h 27 min

      Hello Ugo! Merci beaucoup pas encore on a pas le matériel pour ca! mais j’espère bientôt 🙂

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