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Maldives

Maldives Holiday Packages & Tours at -40%

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The perfect choice for those in need of rest and relaxation, this 5-night all-inclusive escape to the coveted atolls of the Maldives promises sand, sea and tropical island bliss in abundance!

Enamoring trips up to 50% off

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Extraordinary Maldives Holiday Packages & Tours

Our Maldives holiday packages take you to one of the finest desert island getaway destinations. This stunning archipelago dreamscape of 1,200 islets and atolls in the Indian Ocean has modern accommodations, fantastic cuisine, and epic activities.

Famed for its warm temperatures, turquoise waters, and white sand beaches, the Maldives is an incredibly idyllic location. 

Exotticca holiday packages are all-inclusive, covering flights, transfers, hotels, tours. Some of our offerings also include some meals.

Maldives vacation packages from the UK

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Exoticca offers a range of Maldives holiday packages from the UK, tailored to suit your needs. The gorgeous archipelago is about 470 miles southwest of the Indian mainland. It comprises over 35,000 square miles of area and a mere 115 square miles of land.


The land forms the highest reaches of a submarine mountain range that barely peaks above the waves. The highest point in the country is less than eight feet above sea level, making it the lowest-lying nation. It also means it’s most at risk from rising sea levels.


With secluded lodgings in luxurious bungalows just above the water, the Maldives offers pristine scenery, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture. 


You can take on a variety of watersports, like snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and sailing. Spot dolphins or whale sharks, or laze on an empty sandbank in the middle of the ocean.


Holiday packages to Maldives offer a balance between relaxation and a cultural experience. Enjoy a few days of lazing on a postcard beach, taking time to slow down to the island pace before you delve into the local community. 

Top points of interest in the Maldives

Each year, more than 1.5 million tourists book Maldives holiday packages. There’s plenty to see and do with 2,500 years of documented history on the sprawling island nation. We assess a few local Kaafu atoll islands within reach of the capital below.

Malé

Named after its unique capital (Maldives—Islands of Malé), this island is utterly urbanized. Buildings take up every last bit of space, and about 250,000 inhabitants cram into just 8.3 km². 
Stroll through the labyrinth of cafes and bazaars with one of our holiday packages in the Maldives.


Take a walking tour to discover the hidden gems of bustling Malé. Visit the thronging fish market to see the catch of the day. View landmarks like the Friday Mosque, Sultan Park, and President’s Palace.

Maafushi

You may visit this charming public island on one of our Maldives resort holiday packages. 


Snorkel with manta rays, dive, surf, or discover other watersports. If the season is right, don’t miss the otherworldly bioluminescent plankton. 


You can island-hop or sample a few of the local restaurants. There’s even an ATM, a relative luxury.

Dhiffushi

Around 22 miles northeast of the capital lies the small island of Dhiffushi. Our holiday packages to the Maldives include this pristine slice of paradise. It’s home to about 1,200 people and has some shops and several hotels. 


Indulge your adventurous side with a canoe safari around the lagoon, or take a boat out to the many lonely sand spits. You could go island hopping, but there’s plenty to do on Dhiffushi. You can catch some red snapper for lunch or sit down for a romantic beach dinner. 
 
Some say the sunset dolphin cruise makes memories that last a lifetime, while the snorkeling is exceptional

Huraa Island

A part of North Malé atoll, the island is famous for being the birthplace of the last royal dynasty. Near several private resort islands, it’s still only 12.4 miles from the capital, Malé. Many tourists visit on a day trip, but others stay longer.
 
We include this busy island in our Maldives holiday packages. It has several eateries and many guesthouses double as full-time restaurants. There are top-end hotels and bargain options. Stroll around the village and visit souvenir shops or go night fishing. You can even do a turtle safari.


There are several excellent surf breaks near Huraa which means a boom from May to October with surf tours. Several nearby quality waves like Cokes, Jailbreak, Sultan, or Chickens welcome boardriders from around the globe to this emerging surf destination. 

 

Book your trip to Maldives with Exoticca

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Book your dream luxury holiday to the Maldives with Exoticca. We present a variety of carefully prepared itineraries packed with exciting activities and adventures. 

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers

Exoticca’s Maldives holiday packages generally include flights, accommodation, transfers, and tours. Some also include meals.

With our team taking care of the planning nitty-gritty, there’s nothing left for you to do but sit back, relax, and enjoy your holiday. Explore the unmatched beauty of the islands and soak up every detail for enchanting stories for years to come.

Maldives trips partially or fully guided

Choose from several group tour options with our holiday packages to the Maldives Islands. We offer guided, escorted, semi-escorted, and independent tours. You can also request a private tour by chatting to our travel experts.

Partially guided tours provide extended itineraries that allow you to dictate the pace. Enjoy your trip on your own terms and in your own time. 

Fully guided tours take care of everything from start to finish. It leaves you free to sit back, relax, and enjoy your chosen agenda in these idyllic islands.

Crafted by our own travel experts

Exoticca’s holiday packages to the Maldives are created by dedicated travel experts. Our team incorporates years of travel experience to produce immersive tours with stops at every must-see location. They ensure you make the most of your trip.

We partner with local guides in each destination. They share their knowledge of the language, lifestyle, history, and culture, improving your understanding of the Maldives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Maldives require a passport?

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You need a passport with at least one month of validity when taking a Maldives trip. You also need a full itinerary, a return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds. Visas are available on arrival.

Is Maldives worth the money?

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There’s a lot of hype around the Maldives as a holiday destination, and it’s truly well-deserved. With breathtaking views and unique attractions, holiday packages to the Maldives are worth every dime. 

What is better, Maldives or Bora Bora?

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It’s subjective. Both the Maldives and Bora Bora should feature in the top five beach destinations, and either could easily be number one. The answer is different for each traveler.

What language is spoken in Maldives?

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The national language in the Maldives is Dhivehi. Most locals speak English while some are fluent in French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Exoticca Travel Stories

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Makunudu Island Resort

My wife and I went to Makunudu Island, Maldives. Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place to rest and enjoy nature. We felt at times that we were the only ones on the island. A great place to relax, go snorkeling and enjoy the warmth of this tropical island. We would go again there!

Maldives Travel advice

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More information about Maldives

One of the worlds most lusted-after beach destinations, a Maldives holiday package is a dream come true for many travellers. Its appeal lies in its up-market private island resorts, where secluded beaches lapped by warm turquoise waters invite visitors to find their own personal bliss. 

An island nation in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is composed of a chain of 26 atolls, reached by speedboat or seaplane from the capital of Malé. With almost 1200 islands in total, the Maldives exudes indulgence and luxury. Who can resist the chance to stay in an overwater villa or to explore the underwater world of the warm Indian Ocean waters, bursting with schools of tropical fish, sea turtles and even whale sharks? 

A Maldives honeymoon package is a must-do for newlyweds who enjoy the finer things in life, although budget travellers shouldn’t rule out the archipelago. Numerous guesthouses on the larger islands cater for more modest budgets. The explorer Marco Polo once described the Maldives as the ‘Pearls of the Indian Ocean’, however not all of the nations islands were created equal. Most of the all-inclusive resorts and hotels in the Maldives are concentrated in Malé, in the south, whilst in the Ari Atoll, to the west, there are communities of local fishermen and the occasional Buddhist ruins, abandoned for centuries. Baa Atoll, in the north, is the origin of much of the Maldives quality arts and crafts. 

 

History of the Maldives

The Maldives is known for its rich Islamic heritage, which can be traced back to the 12th-century when contact with Arab merchants and travellers paved the way for the adoption of Islam as the national religion, officially replacing Buddhism in 1153 and transforming the archipelago into a unified Sultanate. A short-lived Portuguese occupation in the 16th-century is the only time the country has lost its independence although it voluntarily became a British Protectorate in 1887

Due to the strong unity of the archipelago under the Sultanate, the Maldives was able to defend its independence throughout the centuries. The Sultanate dynasties were followed by an elective Sultanate in 1932 and the archipelago gained complete independence from the British in 1965, becoming a republic shortly thereafter. The Maldives remained a member of the Commonwealth up until 2016. More recent history has been focused on the challenges the islands face in terms of climate change and rising sea levels, and the country is determined to become carbon neutral, so a trip to the Maldives is a great choice for eco-travellers.

 

Nature in the Maldives

Geographically one of the worlds most dispersed countries, the Maldives is an island paradise with an atoll or tiny islet to suit all tastes. Famed for its powder-soft white sand and glistening turquoise waters, a Maldives tour package is the perfect antidote to our busy modern lives, giving visitors the chance to unwind in beautiful, untouched natural surroundings. A tropical climate ensures year-round warm weather, so an escape to these paradise shores is perfect at any time. 

The best-loved part of Maldives is its amazing marine ecosystem. Coral reefs support an amazing array of sea life and the shallow waters make spotting the varied species delightfully easy. You can even watch the rainbow-coloured schools of fish from the comfort of your beach lounger, although for larger species, such as whale sharks and manta rays, grab a snorkel or, better yet, some scuba diving and snorkeling equipment. The part of the Indian Ocean surrounding the Maldives is home to more than 1000 fish species, 5 sea turtle species and an amazing 21 different species of dolphins and whales. Don’t pass up the chance to explore the Baa Atoll during a tour of the Maldives as this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is home to one of the richest coral reef systems in the world. 

 

Culture in the Maldives

Influenced by the cultures of the different people that have settled on the islands over the centuries, the unique culture of the Maldives is strongly linked to the national religion of Islam and shaped by the realities of island life. On a trip to the Maldives, you’re sure to notice the beautiful Islamic architecture in this muslim country, especially on the more densely inhabited islands. The official language is Dhivehi, closely related to the language of Sri Lanka, although English is widely spoken and understood. Traditional music and dances from across the Indian Subcontinent such as the North Indian Kathak dance and Indian music are popular with locals across the archipelago. Folk tales passed down through the generations are another important part of Maldivan identity and the Maldives is famed for its intricate woodcarving crafts and coconut-wood boats, known as dhonis

Plunge into turquoise waters, alive with tropical sealife and lounge on beaches so perfect that the only thing to disrupt your bliss might be the sound of a falling coconut. This is what Maldives all inclusive holidays promises and undoubtedly delivers. From tiny atolls and resorts islands to the fascinating cityscape of Malé, the Maldives is a bucket-list destination everyone should experience once in their life. 

 

Maldives travel information

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity. One blank passport page.

  • Visa

    A visa for stays of up to 30 days will be issued for free on arrival at the airport.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 05:00.

  • Currency

    Maldivian Rufiyaa.

  • Language

    Dhivehi (Maldivian).

  • Tourist Office website

  • Electricity

    220 V. Mostly UK-style plug sockets.

  • Other useful information

    In the Maldives, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

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