Quick Guide to Maldives
Best for: exploring
Best for: diving
Best for: jewellery
Best for: surfing
Best for: local souvenirs
Best for: bargain hunting travellers
Best for: a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve
Haa Alifu Atoll
Best for: history and snorkelling day trip
Best for: postcard-perfect beaches
The Maldives are a collection of low-lying tropical islands in the Indian Ocean. They are set out in a double chain of 26 atolls, which are circular coral formations, each holding several separate islands. Tourists are able to visit 80 of these islands, so when it comes to booking your 2014 or 2015 holiday you'll find that there is plenty to choose from. Many of the islands are exclusively home to a luxury resort boasting dive spots and luxury spas - although there are also plenty of cheap deals to be found as well.
The combination of stunning beaches, beautiful clear waters and proliferation of secluded spots, means the Maldives are seen as one of the most romantic places on earth. This has made them one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations, with all manner of companies lining up to offer tailor-made luxury trips.
Because a holiday to the Maldives is something truly special, particularly when it takes you from the cold and dark winter in the UK, we're always on the lookout for cheap deals, and great value resorts. And you can rest assured we'll feature them in our Real Deals newsletter when we do. Can't wait? Use our holiday search form above to find the best value package holidays from hundreds of travel agents for your travel dates.
Fab holidays for:
Honeymoons, Diving, Blissful beaches
Did you know?
If sea levels keep rising these idyllic islands could be lost beneath the waves within 100 years. Make sure you don't miss them.