Maldives

When you close your eyes and think of the Maldives, you will be imagining pristine turquoise waters lapping softly against luxury water bungalows on stilts, and you are right, yet the reality is even better. The Maldives is simply the queen of Indian Ocean destinations, each luxury resort is set on its own private island, shielded by a picture-perfect lagoon and surrounded by a coral reef teeming with brightly coloured marine life. Luxury doesn’t quite do the Maldives justice in terms of the exclusive resorts that you can choose from. In many ways, the problem is deciding between them. Having seen all of the amazing resorts in the Maldives, we can help you compare and contrast, giving honest travel advice to select the luxury accommodation that is perfect for you. Whether you are travelling on a luxury honeymoon and wanting the most romantic retreat, or as a family where the children can delve into world-class kids clubs, or the island which offers the best diving or snorkelling, we help you find the place to go. We are absolute specialists at carefully tailoring an itinerary to combine a dash of culture beforehand, whether it is Sri Lanka, India, Oman or Dubai. Furthermore, we can arrange creative tours that might include a night or two on a luxury dhoni, island hopping through atolls enabling you to see a little more of the Maldives.

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Maldives Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Luxury Maldives with a Dhoni Cruise

Baros - Dhoni Cruise - Huvafen Fushi  

Combine two luxury Maldivian resorts, staying in both a beach villa and over-water villa on stilts, with an overnight dhoni cruise to take you from Baros to Huvafen Fushi.

8 days from £4995 p. p.

Safari & Beach: Tigers & the Maldives

Pench National Park - Bangalore - Maldives  

Move over Africa! If you are looking for the ultimate safari and beach combination then look no further than India and the Maldives.

13 days from £4595 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle & Maldives

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Maldives  

Explore the forts and palace of India before kicking back alongside the picture-perfect turquoise lagoons of the Maldives, the ultimate combination of culture and beach.

13 days from £3475 p. p.

Kerala and the Maldives

Cochin - Munnar - Backwaters - the Maldives  

Combine the bustling and colourful markets of Cochin, wander through tea plantations and cruise the backwaters of Kerala before kicking back on the turquoise blue lagoons of the Maldives on an ultimate twin-centre holiday.

13 days from £2295 p. p.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Maldives  

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre holidays you can experience, a blend of culture, adventure and beach that makes for such a wonderful journey.

13 days from £2705 p. p.

Maldives Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Luxury Private Dhoni Tour Maldives

Luxury Maldives Dhoni

$ $ $ $ $  

An experience on a luxury dhoni in the Maldives really takes this magical destination to another level.  Sail to remote sandbanks and dive or snorkel with no one else about.

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Huvafen Fushi Maldives Luxury Resort from the Air

Huvafen Fushi

$ $ $ $ $  

Huvafen Fushi is a stylish luxury adults-only resort in the Maldives, located in the North Male Atoll, exuding a contemporary, chic feel with all the exclusive trimmings you would expect.

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Six Senses Laamu, Maldives | Luxury Hotels and Resorts in the Maldives | Millis Potter Travel

Six Senses Laamu

$ $ $ $ $  

Six Senses Laamu is located in the south of the Maldives and is a dreamy blend of understated chic luxury design, and utter barefoot indulgence.

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Baros

$ $ $ $ $  

Sophisticated, elegant and simply sublime, Baros is a picture-perfect luxury resort in the Maldives offering both beach and over-water villas in salubrious surroundings.

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Velassaru, Maldives | Luxury Resort | Millis Potter Travel

Velassaru

$ $ $ $ $  

Velassaru is a luxury Maldives resort located in the South Male Atoll, just a speedboat ride away from the airport and has a contemporary and elegant style.

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Maldives Info

Flights: From the UK, British Airways offer direct flights from mid-October through to April. In between that you can choose from a host of Middle Eastern carriers such as Emirates, Qatar, Oman Air, Etihad and Turkish.

Visas: No visas are needed in advance, and your passport is stamped on arrival.

January

Visiting Maldives in January

January is one of the very best months to visit the Maldives, but usually the hotel prices will be at their highest too.

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Sea Plane in Maldives

February

Visiting Maldives in February

February is a superb month to travel to the Maldives, with the least chance of rain. As it is so good, many of the resorts get booked up well in advance.

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Sri Lanka and the Maldives Honeymoon, Luxury Holidays

March

Visiting Maldives in March

March is another fantastic month to travel to the Maldives, with clear waters and dry weather.

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Snorkelling in the Maldives

April

Visiting Maldives in April

April is again very good, with a slight chance of approaching showers later in the month.

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Maldives

May

Visiting Maldives in May

May generally is the season when you find the best offers from the various resorts, and a greater chance of rain, but as we said, it usually washes over quickly. The waters tend to get a little mirkier during May, but this only really affects diving and not snorkelling.

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Maldives from above

June

Visiting Maldives in June

June is another 'low-season' month, but perfectly good to visit.

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Maldives over-water stilts

July

Visiting Maldives in July

July again has a slightly higher chance of rainfall, and is a great destination to consider for a family summer holiday.

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Hammock in the Maldives

August

Visiting Maldives in August

August tends to get rather busy as the Europeans arrive on their summer holidays. You can combine with the north of Sri Lanka for a little culture, making for a wonderful two week adventure.

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September

Visiting Maldives in September

September is the last month when you get really good offers, but we have found it to be a great month weather-wise in the Maldives

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Velassaru, Maldives | Luxury Resort | Millis Potter Travel

October

Visiting Maldives in October

October is moving back into high-season when the hotels up their prices a little more, and is the best time to see manta rays and whale sharks. There is a chance of rain showers if there is a more intense north-west monsoon in Sri Lanka.

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November

Visiting Maldives in November

November is another month to be aware that you might get a little rain, but is generally absolutely perfect.

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Christmas in the Maldives

December

Visiting Maldives in December

The chance of rain recedes during December, so that by the end (especially over Christmas and New Year) and weather is dry and lovely.

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Weather

Jan
Best
Feb
Best
Mar
Best
Apr
Good
May
Good
Jun
Good
Jul
Good
Aug
Good
Sep
Good
Oct
Good
Nov
Good
Dec
Best

The Maldives is quite simply an all-year round destination, and being so close to the equator the temperatures only really vary a few degrees around the 30 degree mark. Technically, the monsoon arrives from May to September, but as the islands are so low-lying, the showers wash over fairly quickly, and if anything are a fairly dramatic interlude.