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Discover Maldives


For bright white sands, tropical turquoise waters and idyllic islands, the Maldives ticks all the boxes. Made up of over 1,000 islands spread across the Indian Ocean, there's nothing not to love about the picture-perfect Maldives. Thanks to its location, it's a brilliant year-round sun destination, with temperatures averaging the high 20s. Our favourite season to visit is December through to April, when the temperatures are warmest and the rainfall is minimal. There's more to the Maldives than its beautiful beaches, though. Whether it's discovering paradise atolls or paragliding over the ocean, there's plenty of adventure to be found.

Things to do


If you want to explore more of life under the sea there are plenty of water sports to choose from. Home to some of the world's best scuba diving and snorkelling areas, you are guaranteed to have a breath-taking diving adventure here and will hopefully be lucky enough to swim with the resident turtles and beautiful sea creatures. The list is endless when it comes to water sports, whether it's canoeing around the islands or experiencing the adrenaline rush on the back of a jet ski.

Experience the Maldivian culture

Head over to the bustling capital city of Malé where you can experience the real Maldivian culture with the locals. Watch them hand make handicrafts from local materials or visit the famous fish market and watch the locally caught fish being brought in from the harbour. We recommend trying the freshly caught tuna or octopus. If you get a chance, explore some of the local islands and watch cultural performances and local dances. One to look out for in particular is the 'Bodu Beru'.

Boat trips

Experience the marine life from one of the many boat trips. The whale submarine is the perfect trip if you've got the kids in tow - dive into the coral reefs and visit abandoned shipwrecks without getting wet. Dolphin watching is also a must in the Maldives. Home to over 20 different species, it is common to spot them swimming across the atolls. Hop on board a dhoni (local fishing boat) for a family day out fishing and seeing who can catch the best fish.

We've found the best hotels which promise luxury whether you're looking for all inclusive indulgence or endless family fun...

The resort of Baros Maldives is a heavenly hideaway where luxurious villas blend seamlessly into its tropical private island setting. Thatched roofs and hammocks capture the essence of the Maldives, whilst chic interiors, lavish outdoor bathrooms;

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Surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the Centara Grand Island Resort is a luxurious hideaway for couples and families alike. Choose from a range of accommodation including Beach Suites, Water Villas and Beachfront Pool Villas with;

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Relax and unwind at Coco Bodu Hithi, a piece of pure paradise on its own private island in the Maldives. Contemporary design and a beautiful location make this stunning resort the perfect luxury hideaway. Spacious villas with private pools will;

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In a sought-after location and within easy reach of a number of the best diving sites in the Maldives, the cool and sophisticated villas of the Constance Halaveli come complete with private plunge pools and ultra-modern amenities. Facilities include;

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Experience the ultimate island escape at the Constance Moofushi, the perfect retreat to immerse yourself in calm and tranquil surroundings. Spend the day admiring the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean and the soft white sand or experience some;

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JumierahVittaveli is a luxurious retreat located in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean in the South Malé Atoll. Each of the 89 villas and suites are tastefully decorated and elegantly furnished, all with their very own private pool.;

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Kurumba Maldives

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The country's first private island resort and a pioneer of tourism for nearly 40 years, Kurumba Maldives is conveniently located only a short speedboat ride away from Male airport. With 180 rooms and villas scattered amongst the lush green gardens,;

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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LUX* South Ari Atoll is one of the largest island resorts in the Maldives, offering beautiful beaches and relaxation as well as a wide choice of restaurants and activities. Following a refurbishment in summer 2016, the hotel will have an innovative;

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Located deep in the Indian Ocean on a private island, the Six Senses Laamu is a luxury hideaway sure to satisfy even the most discerning traveller. 97 villas are dotted amongst lush green foliage or over the water, along the wooden jetties. Built;

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A member of the prestigious 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', Velassaru is a magnificent haven that's secluded but not isolated. Over Water Pavilions, Deluxe Bungalows and Beach Villas embody minimalist chic, yet provide an intimate retreat away;

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The Sovereign Standard

To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.

Classical Sovereign

Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.

Luxury Collection

Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.

Exclusive Collection

Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.

Family Collection

Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.

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