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 favourite things to see and do when visiting this collection of islands in the Indian Ocean.
Maldives travel guides
A collection of over 1,000 islands sitting in calm, azure waters, the Maldives presents countless options for travellers 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 centres, house reefs and professional guides, there’s plenty to consider.
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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.
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.
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.