General

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.

Unbelievable Beaches

The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you’ll find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this almost nowhere else on earth. This fact alone is enough to bring over a million people a year to this tiny, remote and otherwise little-known Indian Ocean paradise.

Resorts for Everyone

Every resort in the Maldives is its own private island, and with over 100 to choose from the only problem is selecting where you want to stay. At the top end, the world’s most exclusive hotel brands compete with each other to attain ever-greater heights of luxury, from personal butlers and private lap pools to in-room massages and pillow menus. It’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the country at the top of their wish lists. But there’s choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts. Other islands cater for families, for divers, for those on a (relative) budget, and anyone wanting a tranquil back-to-nature experience.

Why I Love the Maldives

By Tom Masters, Writer
I first came to the Maldives with no idea how different it was to the rest of the world, how fragile or challenging life seems here at the mercy of the sea, with so few resources locally available. I instantly formed a bond of respect and friendship with the people who make these inhospitable coral islands home. It’s such a contradiction that this is also where to find some of the world’s most luxurious hotel properties, and this is a paradox – among many – that I continue to enjoy every time I return to this astonishing, beautiful country.

Independent Travel

In the last few years, these incredible islands have finally started to open to independent travellers, meaning you no longer have to stay in resorts and remain separate from the local population, something that has kept backpackers away for decades. Intrepid individuals can now make their own itineraries and travel from island to island by public ferry, staying among the devout but friendly local population. With a fast-growing number of privately run guesthouses on inhabited islands, the Maldives and its people are now more accessible than ever.

Underwater World

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The best bit? The water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wetsuit.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Arrive in Maldives

On your arrival in Maldives, you will be escorted to your resort. Check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure .We would recommend you to explore the resort's numerous diving sites and its own reef with a shipwreck. If a pool is more your style, Vivanta by Taj's infinity pool will not disappoint you. Sit back, relax and sip on your champagne while soaking in the magnificent sunset. Have dinner and stay overnight at the resort.

Day 2 - Day at Leisure - Optional activities Big Game fishing

Post breakfast you could head out for BIG GAME Fishing today. You don’t need to be an expert angler to enjoy some of the best fishing to be found anywhere in the world. Some of the fishes to be caught would be Sailfish, Marlin, Tune, Wahoo and more. This is a good experience both for novice and the season fishermen. Not only do you get to experience the excitement of the fishing. You also enjoy the unique golden sunrise and a chance to view and experience the peace and beauty of the island from the outside the atoll, bath in the golden light of early morning sun."

Day 3 - Day at Leisure- (Optional tour) Sunset cruise

Post breakfast we would recommend you to visit the capital of Maldives-Mahe to get a afeel of the local culture and to shop a bit. In the evening, return back to the hotel to go for the sunset cruise offered by your resort(At extra cost). Looking at the sunset while cruising through the ocean around the various islands of Maldives is one of the most memorable experience you will have.

Day 4 - Departure to India

Breakfast at hotel. Leave for the airport to bid goodbye to Maldives.