The Maldives is the ultimate luxury escape for some winter sun. From crystal-clear blue waters perfect for diving and snorkeling to a vast choice of private islands to explore. The peak season to visit is between December and April when you will experience the highest temperatures and the least rain.
So, if you’re craving a winter break, now is the perfect time to swap the grey days for the picture-perfect winter sun of the Maldives. Our travel experts have put together the following guide to get you started.
Travel & Arrival
Traditionally seen as a destination for couples, some Maldives resorts in the collection of islands have adapted over recent years and now cater to families accommodating toddlers through to grandparents for the ultimate escape. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or a fun-filled break with all the family there is a resort to suit you.
Upon arrival at Malé Airport, which is often described as an airport on its own island due to being surrounded by turquoise seas and white sandy beaches, you will complete your journey to your resort via their own speedboat or seaplane.
It is worth noting that seaplanes only operate in the hours of daylight so if you choose to stay in a resort where this is the only form of access then we recommend landing at Malé Airport in the morning to avoid any onward issues.
Best Things to Do in the Maldives
Boasting some of the best diving opportunities in the world and over 200 species of fish, the islands’ sheltered lagoons are a haven for snorkelers and keen scuba divers. When conditions are good, you can expect to have underwater visibility up to 50 meters and the water is warm all year round.
For a more local experience, why not try your hand at night fishing where you can catch an array of fish under a star-studded sky? Depending on the number of edible catches, your guides can take you back to shore where you can enjoy a barbeque dinner for an incredibly fresh meal.
If you prefer to keep your feet on land rather than in the sea, the swaying palms and soft sand beaches will help you relax and enjoy the comforting warmth of some winter sun.
To experience the culture of Malé you can book a day trip to the capital or for the keen adventurers you can book your own uninhabited island for the night.
For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy exotic spas and beautifully situated pool and water villas in your island hideaway. What better setting than your own private beach for a visit from a therapist for relaxing treatments?
If traveling with the family, some resorts offer a private Nanny service so you can fully immerse yourself in some ‘me’ time.
With some resorts offering a Personal Butler, you can guarantee that everything will be taken care of during your stay. They can offer you tours of the island, organize custom snorkeling tours, ensure your laundry is taken care of, and order your meals and drinks. One luxury residence has even got an Instagram Butler available who will make sure you capture flawless photos of your trip!
Travel to the Maldives with the convenience, comfort, and privacy of a private charter. Our team are available 24/7 to help your plan your winter sun break.