Lazing in the middle of the Indian Ocean’s inviting azure waters is the exclusive island nation of the Maldives.
Positioned right on the equator, the sun always shines on around the 1,190 islands that make up the Maldives, each one encircled by their own tiny reef. With more than 80 of the islands having been utilized into luxurious resorts you will soon understand why as all inclusive holidays in the Maldives is number one for a desert island holiday experience.
Just imagine incredible palm-fringed beaches with the most wonderful clear warm waters, coral reefs with a carefree atmosphere, there’s nowhere in the world you could go more captivating than a luxurious all inclusive Maldives holiday. You only need to step out of your room onto a breath-taking, virtually uninhabited, white sandy beach. Take a swim in the clearest turquoise seas, or snorkel around one of the Maldives islands finest underwater sites.
So, whether you are coming to the Maldives for the water sports or for that romantic honeymoon, an All Inclusive in the Maldives is definitely a dream come true.
The best time to go to the Maldives is during the dry season between December and April.
If you decide to holiday between May and November it is still warm but the humidity is higher and there is more of a chance of rain, however rain is not enough to put you off booking a holiday in the Maldives.
Once you’ve reached your Maldives resort, you can ditch your shoes even when you eat except in one of the more formal restaurants your resort may have. Otherwise, getting around your island is a barefoot affair! New arrivals can be recognised not only for their lack of tan, but also from the fact that they still wear some kind of footwear. After the first meal though, you will realise that there’s really no need to take your flip-flops on the short walk to the beach or to the restaurant. The most of the islands in the Maldives that you enjoy holidays from are small enough to get around in a very short time so a barefoot stroll just adds to the magic of your deserted island holiday!
Almost all the islands in the Maldives are got to by fastboat from and to Male Airport. A fastboat is not what you expect, it is probably OK around the Maldives but it is definitely traditional to this part of the world. It can ferry up to around 30 people to and from the different islands and a novelty to be out in the fresh air sitting with heat and water all around. The seas are normally so calm you will not be troubled by sea sickness. This is a unique part of your all inclusive Maldives holidays so sit back and enjoy the ride and even use the journey to do some dolphin and flying fish spotting.
Some of the islands offer seaplane transfers for an extra supplement. If your island offers this you may think about taking it, especially if you have a bit of cash to spare as the journey will be a lot quicker. One drawback about getting a plane transfer to begin your holidays in the Maldives is usually your luggage still travels by fastboat and gets to you later, so be prepared to have a bit of a wait once you’ve reached your Island Resort.
Tourists don’t come to the Maldives on Holiday for a wild nightlife. Normally guests are perfectly content to use their all inclusive drinks for a few hours after dinner. Some islands in the Maldives have organised entertainment but generally night time is for feeding and enjoying the fish that gather under the lights of the jetty.
Just imagine sitting under the twinkling stars with a coctail, enjoying the heat of the evening, listening to the soft lapping of the waves, indeed that is why all inclusive t the Maldives is a popular holiday destination with honeymooners.
It is very true that the Maldives provide the best snorkelling anywhere in the world; it can best be described as like swimming in a tropical aquarium, and there’s even more colourful aquatic life to see if you take a trip out to the coral reefs that circle every island. This will probably be one of your daily activities during your Maldives holidays
Most of the resort islands have attached buoys with flags to the best snorkelling sites, best to take one of the organised tours to the sites rather than try to reach it yourself. The fish sometimes appear to be curious of their new visitors, though they’re totally relaxed in human company – and quite happy to remain only just out of reach as you swim back and forth, marvelling at the vivid yellows, blues, greens and reds that shimmer in the sunlight among the shoals.
An increasingly popular pastime since there are excellent breaks accessible from resorts close to Malé, however it’s always best to book surfing safaris with a reputable surf travel operator, because the Maldives is definitely not the sort of place where the independent surfer can easily find his own waves.
With hot sunny weather and a sea temperature that averages around 30 degrees Celsius, a holiday in the Maldives is clearly the perfect opportunity to try water sports such as windsurfing, catamaran & dinghy sailing, canoeing and yachting. Most all inclusive resorts provide guides, tutors and lessons to suit all abilities, most times at an extra cost. There’s no excuse why you shouldn’t try something a little active at least once during your stay in the Maldives!
This is an upmarket option at some resorts in the Maldives, but there is generally a ‘tag and release’ policy, so you can’t keep your catch so be sure to take a camera if you get really lucky!
Map of Maldives
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