The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road, Majeedhee Magu, and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) made of carved white coral. The customs and social behavior of the Maldivians have been greatly influenced by the Indians, Sri Lankans, Arabs and North Africans who visited the Maldives while traversing the trade routes of the central Indian Ocean. The Maldivian culture is rich and vibrant due to the infusion of these cultures.
With picture-perfect overwater bungalows, these islands are a dream destination to relax for a week or two – sunbathing by your private plunge pool, snorkeling with dolphins, sharks, and manta rays, scuba diving along a pristine coral reef, indulging in a massage at an underwater spa or enjoying a Maldavian feast while listening to the traditional Bodu Beru soul music of the Maldives.
What’s To Love in The Maldives
No beach destination would be complete without a multitude of water sports at your disposal. Choices include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, kite-boarding, jet skiing, renting a crewed private yacht for outer island exploration, and deep sea fishing. Instruction on all these sports is also available.
Rejuvenate and Relax
Pamper yourself with Asian inspired treatments at your luxurious hotel or book a session at Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi, located in north Male, about 30 minutes from the international airport, - the world’s first underwater spa.
Dive the Pristine Coral Reefs or Venture to Explore the Shipwrecks
The Maldives are fabulous for both beginner and advanced divers, with sites varying from the hotels' house reefs to sandbank lagoons and wreck sites where divers drift to explore channels, caves, vibrant coral, and the pinnacles of lagoons attracting massive amounts of marine life. The wildlife highlights include whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, large pelagics and schooling fish.
Arrive in Style
Take a seaplane to arrive at your home away from home on a remote island.
Find Your Mojo on Your Own Private Stretch of Beach
Relax in remote tranquility, sunbathing on the snow-white sand and diving into the turquoise waters of your private sandbank, complete with a romantic picnic on the shores.
Consider a Night Snorkel or Use an Underwater Scooter
Take a day or even a night trip to explore the glowing coral reefs, vibrant fish, rays, nurse sharks, dolphins, and whale sharks. To make your experience even more unique, consider renting an underwater scooter!
Fish for Your Dinner
Rise early for a deep-sea fishing adventure, hunting the elusive mahi-mahi, dogtooth tuna, and wahoo or opt for a tranquil sunset bottom-line fishing trip, searching for snappers, barracuda and grouper. Make sure to have the chef prepare your catch!
Find Your Paradise in an Over Water Villa
Many of the luxurious properties in the Maldives offer Over Water Villas in one, two and three bedroom categories. Perfect for couples or families.
The best time to visit is between October and June when the weather is temperate. The other months of the year may be uncomfortably rainy and hot.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Maldives can run from $1000 - $2,500 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon lodging, full, half board (3 vs 2 meals daily) or breakfast only selections, inclusion of alcoholic beverage packages and water sport activities. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, ground transfers, VIP meet and greet services, guest selected meal and activity options. Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.