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Luxury Maldives Holidays

Castaway island paradise

The Maldives takes you to a world of private islands made up of footprint free, white sand beaches fringed with glistening azure waters. With one hotel per island, it’s the ideal holiday sanctuary for a romantic getaway, and many hotels offer activities and programmes for younger guests making it popular with families too. Water based adventurers flock to the clear, warm waters, which are home to stunning marine life, exotic coral reefs, and world class diving.

Holidaymakers will enjoy sipping cocktails from their own private sun deck and soaking up the Maldivian sunshine on powdery, soft sands, while adrenaline junkies can sample wakeboarding, windsurfing, or paragliding for an aerial view of the turquoise waters scattered with pristine jewel-like islands. Experience renowned Maldivian hospitality and exceptional cuisine inspired by Sri Lankan and Indian influences within upmarket eateries. Specialities include fresh seafood, in particular tuna, as well as coconut featured in an array of curry dishes and mouth watering desserts. 

Luxury holidays in the Maldives

Holidays in the Maldives incorporate sunset cruises, dolphin spotting, and dive excursions, but for an insight into Maldivian culture and history, explore the capital of Male and its colourful markets. Admire the intricate carvings and stone work of the 350 year old Hukuru Misikiiy Mosque, before browsing the local handicraft shops featuring exquisite coral jewellery. Stop off for a refreshing coconut juice from the local vendors and watch the local fishing boats bobbing on the water.

Allow Sovereign to create a personal holiday experience for you with a fine collection of hand picked deluxe accommodation to choose from. Stay at the Jumeirah Vittaveli for a family friendly holiday experience complete with private pool, Kids’ Club, and PADI Dive Centre. Alternatively, the Centara Grand Island enjoys a private island location with a white sandy beach and water sports centre, while the Six Senses Laamu features unique dining experiences and a luxury spa, ideal for pure relaxation and rejuvenation.

Karen Knight

One of my favourite experiences in the Maldives was actually the sea plane transfer. You can spot dozens of islands from the window – it’s so different from a regular flight

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Our pick of the top hotels in Maldives
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Maldives

Velassaru

Maldives
Ideal for couples and honeymooners, with romantic rooms perched above the water on stilts 
An array of tempting world cuisines, including the freshest locally caught seafood, served on the beach 
A chance to discover a pristine marine environment, with expert guides and unforgettable experiences

Coco Bodu Hithi

Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Maldives

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Maldives
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Multi-centre holidays in the Maldives

Dubai & the Maldives

11 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Stay in the city or desert in Dubai
  • Peer down from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa
  • Live on island time in the Maldives
  • Snorkel with sea turtles
From £1799 per person

Bangkok & the Maldives

11 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Tour the Grand Palace in Bangkok
  • Row through the floating markets
  • Spy the Maldives from a seaplane
  • Seek out peaceful whale sharks
From £1985 per person

Sri Lanka & the Maldives

13 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Explore Sri Lanka's rich history
  • Admire the stunning coastline and impressive scenery
  • Receive a warm welcome from locals
  • Spend a week relaxing in the Maldives
From £2059 per person
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to the Maldives is approximately 10 hours.

When to go

The Maldives is a year-round destination, with temperatures around 30 degrees most of the time. December through to April are the driest months, making it the perfect time for those wanting to spend all day on the white sand. May to November brings the south-west monsoon, which means more rain - although it tends to clear fairly quickly. If you're diving, the western atolls will have the best visibility during the south-west monsoon, while the eastern atolls attract manta rays.

Visa Information

30-day tourist visas are available on arrival into the Maldives. The visa is free providing you have a return ticket home, and enough funds to cover your stay or a confirmation of hotel stay.

Tipping

A 10% service tax is added to bills in most hotels, restaurants and bars. If a tip hasn’t been included, consider leaving 10-15%.

Introduction to languages

The official language of the Maldives is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy. 

Health

No vaccines are required or recommended for the Maldives, however all routine immunisations should be up to date. For full details, please contact your GP.

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