A relaxed cruise in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean exploring the beautiful Central Atolls with time for swimming, snorkelling or diving
Discover a personal paradise – lose yourself in the crystal-clear waters and pristine white sand of the Maldives. This paradise of 26 ring-shaped atolls and more than 1,000 coral islands is nestled in the Indian Ocean. The unspoilt archipelago is the ultimate relaxation destination. Spend your days cruising the turquoise waters and watching the most mesmerising sunsets the world has to offer.
The Maldives is home to an incredible underwater landscape. Swim with manta rays, turtles, docile sharks and a breathtaking rainbow of tropical fish. Spend lazy days snorkelling or scuba-diving over the abundant coral reefs, submerged volcanos and newly-inhabited shipwrecks. Be sure to visit Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that supports one of the largest groups of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Here, you can discover the nesting sites for green and hawksbill turtles.
The islands are tied together by a rich cultural heritage. Malé is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, occupying just one square mile, but it is full of things to do. Enjoy the eclectic mix of ancient and modern architecture, including the Old Friday Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive stone coral stone buildings in the world. Explore the National Museum’s displays of ornate relics, many dating back to the pre-Islamic era. Venture to one of the many markets – the fish market is particularly impressive. Visit one of the city’s vibrant restaurants for an authentic taste of Maldivian cuisine. Whatever you do, you’ll fall under the city’s charming spell in no time.
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Weather & Climate
The Maldives has a year-round hot tropical climate with temperatures rarely falling below 25°C.
When to go
The Maldives is a year-round destination.