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Indian Ocean & Arabia / Maldives

An archipelago of glistening coral atolls in the Indian Ocean, where crystal blue waters blend flawlessly into the sky - a luxury Maldives holiday will captivate you with its enthralling charm. Begin your lavish escape by diving deep amongst coral reefs courted by rays and parrotfish. Watch a black tip reef shark glide by, or a whale shark in all its spotted glory. Private diving safaris and colourful snorkelling trips are a popular way to pass the blissful days in the Maldives. Cruise the atolls in a traditional wooden dhoni before escaping to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean for a romantic private dinner. Spend a day visiting a local village and sampling local fare or indulge yourself with exquisite cuisine made by some of the world’s leading chefs.

Discover life below the surface at an underwater restaurant or spa followed by stargazing on the beach. Unhurried and unspoilt, these impossibly beautiful islands promise a stay of utter tranquillity and luxury. Whilst most are small enough to walk around, to explore some you may need to borrow a bicycle, but why stray from your stilted water villa where you can relax on a daybed with the waters lapping below and slip down the private steps into the warm sea. Expansive beach villas, many served by private butlers, come complete with their own exclusive stretch of sand. Whether you are opting for a blissfully romantic Maldives honeymoon or quality time with your family, these idyllic islands are the epitome of paradise. Add a touch of Arabia to your journey and enjoy a stopover in Dubai, where you will be mesmerised by the soaring skyscrapers alongside vast desert spaces, before arriving at your Maldivian hideaway. Rarely reaching more than a few metres above sea level, the Maldives’ islands are utterly beguiling, offering the discerning visitor a taste of peaceful serenity. Paradise is not lost after all.

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Maldives Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Malé 10 hours
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Maldives Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Maldives.

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Top ten things to do in the Maldives

  1. Enjoy a romantic dinner or sundowner cocktails on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean
  2. Charter a seaplane for panoramic views of these paradisiacal islands
  3. Embrace the pristine waters with some of the best snorkelling, diving and surfing spots
  4. For the ultimate indulgence, experience a massage in an underwater spa
  5. Assist with marine conservation by participating in a coral propagation and plantation project
  6. Sway to the percussive rhythm of a Bodu Beru troupe, and be enchanted by Bandiyaa Jehun - a form of dance performed by young women
  7. Head out to sea on a traditional 'dhoni' - the building of these vessels is an age-old craft
  8. Encounter some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth with once in a lifetime sights of blue whales, spinner dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays
  9. Celebrate Maldivian Independence Day with the islanders in the capital Malé - the highlight is the evening parade held in Republic Square performed by hundreds of schoolchildren and featuring colourful floats
  10. Visit a local village to observe the way of life and buy authentic handicrafts for souvenirs - wooden lacquer ware and woven reed mats are popular keepsakes

Carrier in the press

Issy Von Simpson, Deputy Editor at Condé Nast Traveller magazine travelled to the Maldives with Carrier. Read her review

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