Classic, timeless and breathtakingly beautiful, the Maldives is the ultimate island paradise that never goes out of style. No matter what the travel trends and time of year, the Maldives is always in high demand at Travel Associates, particularly for honeymooners. While romance comes naturally to these islands, there’s more to the Maldives than just luxury resorts. Set off on a sailing adventure, swim over ancient coral reefs, trek to prehistoric volcanos and experience local culture at the fish markets. See and experience the island destination at its very best with these hot tips.
BEST time to go
The Maldives experiences warm weather all year round with average temperatures ranging from 24 to 33 degrees. December to April is when summer and the wet season takes place with warm and humid weather a regular occurrence. This period is also classified as the Maldives’ high season, with tourists flocking to the islands, particularly during the Christmas break. If you prefer to holiday in the low season and avoid the rain, then book your holiday during winter from May to November when the days are still warm but much less humid.
BEST spots for scuba diving
You can’t travel to the Maldives without taking a peak at what lies beneath the ocean’s surface. The archipelago is home to a wide range of ancient reefs, caves and drop offs ideal for scuba diving. While there are plenty of spots to dive down deep, the North Male Atoll is especially beloved for its burgeoning marine life and ship wrecks. Spy manta rays as well as white-tip reef sharks and octopi with a dip at Manta Point, while Girifushi Thila is home to ideal diving spots complete with spectacular soft corals and schools of tropical fish.
BEST way to stay
For the ultimate stay in the Maldives, nothing can quite compare to an over-water bungalow. Standing suspended above crystal clear lagoons, bungalow accommodation is the ultimate way to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular island setting of the Maldives. Wake up to the sound of the ocean lapping at your doorstep and enjoy a front row seat to a magical sunset over the water. Overwater bungalows in the Maldives also encompass the latest in luxuries such as private swimming pools at the Hilton Iru Fushi Resort and Bose entertainment systems as found at Six Senses Laamu.