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Maldives travel guides

A collection of over 1,000 islands sitting in calm, azure waters, the Maldives presents countless options for travelers seeking a desert island experience.

Our Maldives travel guides are an invaluable reference, whether planning your honeymoon or simply trying to decide where to stay for a week or two of relaxation following an exhilarating safari. From laid-back islets scattered with over-water bungalows, to chic and stylish properties featuring on-site dive centers, house reefs and professional guides, there’s plenty to consider.

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Ideas for how to explore the Maldives

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for the Maldives. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Beach pool villa, Milaidhoo Island Maldives, Maldive Island

    Luxury vacations in the Maldives

    Opulent hotels, indulgent spas, world-class dining, crystal-blue waters and white sand beaches — Audley’s Ludo explains what makes the Maldives a top luxury destination. As an avid diver and snorkeler, he also discusses the island’s thriving coral reefs and exceptional water sports.

  • The Maldives

    Palm-fringed paradise: honeymoons in the Maldives

    The Maldives might just be the honeymoon destination you’ve been dreaming of. With some of the world’s whitest sands, clearest waters and most extravagant hotels, it’s an obvious choice, but not all islands are created equal. Hidden Beaches specialist Vicki picks her top honeymoon islands.

  • Whale Shark, The Maldives

    What to do in the Maldives: our highlights guide

    Dive with turtles and whale sharks, take a dolphin cruise, and find out where to stay and eat some of the best seafood the Maldives has to offer. Maldives specialist, Francesca picks her favorite things to see and do when visiting this collection of islands in the Indian Ocean.