With its pristine beaches, luxurious resorts, stunning over-water bungalows and secluded islands, Maldives is the place for a romantic getaway.

This tropical island nation is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls (a ring-shaped coral reef that encircles a lagoon), which are made up over 1,000 coral islands. The Maldives is known for its beaches and local cultures.

Must See


Stop at the capital city before heading to your island destination. Here you can check out the Male Friday Mosque, which was built in 1658 and is made up of interlocking coral blocks. This and other Maldives coral mosques are unique examples of using sea cultures to create unique architecture. In Male, make sure to also stop at the Fish Market, the National Museum and the Tsunami Monument.

Emboodhu Finolhu Island

One of the best attractions to see is the arrangement of the water villas in the shape of a flower bud. Even if you are not staying on this island, catch a glimpse from your seaplane.

Must Do

Dive Banana Reef

This is the spot for the best diving in the Maldives. Catch a glimpse of all kinds of sea life. Head over to Alimatha Island for more great scuba diving opportunities during the day or for the night diving adventures.

COMO Cocoa Island

This is one of the most sought-after places for its white sands, diving and snorkelling, and, especially, its water villas.

Family Fun at Huvahendhoo Island

Of course, families are welcome in the Maldives too! This family-oriented island caters to kids and parents, offering a wide range of food options and activities to keep your little ones engaged, occupied and well-fed.

When to Go

The best time to visit is between November and April. The high season falls between December and March and the monsoon runs from May to October.

Insider's Tips

Depending on which island resort you are staying, you may need to arrange to spend the night in Male upon arrival or departure because transfer from the islands to Velana International Airport are not 24 hours.
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