‘Splendid isolation‘ would be the term to best describe the Maldives. The epitomy of a sea, sand and sun holiday, visitors lap up the tropical island paradise image. But it’s best to be well informed of your destination before winging off into the unknown so have a read through our quick guide to the Maldives to make sure you know exactly what is waiting for you in this lovely part of the world.
When to Go to Maldives?
Anyone in search of sunshine – and that includes 99.9% of visitors to the Maldives – is in luck. However, there are times of year that are sunnier than others.
High season runs from December to April, neatly capturing the Christmas and New Year markets. Expect resort rates to rise accordingly. Rain and cloudy skies are more likely between May and November. However, August often sees higher prices as Italians flock here during their traditional vacation month.
Island Aviation Services operates domestic flights between Malé and the islands of Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo, Gan and Hanimaadhoo. A number of companies (notably Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways) operate seaplanes and/or helicopter services around the Maldives to reach those destinations not covered by Island Aviation Services.
To explore closer to home, walking is often best as most islands can be crossed on foot in half an hour. Malé is the exception, with taxis readily available, and bicycles are a good option on Addu Atoll, where several islands are linked by a causeway.