It may sound clichéd but the Maldives are as picture-postcard perfect as you imagine them to be. Pristine white sand beaches – check! Warm crystal clear seas teeming with marine life – check! Swaying palms and romantic sunsets – check! It’s easy to see why the Maldives’ numerous island resorts are a popular escape for those looking for serious R&R time.

Lying in the Indian Ocean to the south west of India and Sri Lanka, the Maldives archipelago consists of 26 atolls, spread over an area of 90,000 square kilometres. Nearly 1,200 islands make up this tropical paradise and many still remain uninhabited. 

Days are spent daydreaming on the beach; lounging with a book by the pool and indulging in a spa treatment (most hotels feature a spa), interspersed with eating and sleeping! There really is little to do in the way of activity and exploration, aside of course from water-based sports. The clear waters of the Maldives boasts some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world with an astonishing array of marine life and every resort will offer their guests the opportunity to explore this colourful underwater world. Surfing and kite-surfing are also fast becoming popular and can be enjoyed at some resorts.

With just one resort per island you can really indulge yourself in that Robinson Crusoe moment! Each has its own charm and appeal; with something to suit every taste and budget. Whether you’re looking for maximum pampering (personal butlers & private pool villas); a small rustic hideaway or a more family friendly island, the Maldives offers something for everyone.     

These idyllic tropical islands are an easy beach addition to a holiday in Sri Lanka, and also combinable particularly welll with Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Honeymoon in the Maldives

For many the Maldives offer the ‘dream’ honeymoon beach location with seaplane transfers to private sandbar islands set amidst crystal-clear, turquoise waters. Honeymooners will usually receive fantastic perks such as room upgrades, or special deals, a great incentive to add the Maldives to your honeymoon.

The tropical islands are the perfect match to a honeymoon in Sri Lanka; but with direct flights from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as well as Hong Kong and Seoul, you can certainly consider a Maldives add-on to most of our Asian holidays. Your Selective Asia consultant will happily help you to obtain the perfect mix of experiences in Asia.

A holiday in the Maldives is the perfect excuse to indulge. Choose all-inclusive for a full hassle-free experience, with the benefit of not having to worry about extra expenses, or if you'd prefer the freedom of going half-board, that is always a possibility.

To start planning your dream Maldives honeymoon, contact one of our Maldives honeymoon experts on +44 (0) 1273 670 001.

Selective Asia in the Maldives

A number of the Selective Asia team have visited the Maldives, several having inspected a significant number of the resorts; so you are certainly in good hands. Once we know a little more about your requirements and preferences, we can ensure that we suggest the right resorts for you to consider. And better yet, we offer rates that even booking directly with the resorts themselves cannot beat.

Unlike most other Asian destinations we work in, once you arrive in Male arrangements are overseen by your resorts team. 

All your arrangements in the Maldives will be overseen by ourselves and, where applicable, will be protected under our ATOL bond.


Capital: Malé

flight time

Flight time from UK: 10 hrs


Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa


The Maldives combine well with Sri Lanka

The Weather

The Maldives are an year round destination, and the best season to visit the Maldives is between November and April. Outside of these months be prepared for occasional showers, which last for a few hours before the skies clear.

Diving conditions are generally good all year round, although May and June can be more unsettled, with choppier sea conditions.    

Holidays to the Maldives with Selective Asia