The Maldives is primarily known for its stunning natural beauty and pristine beaches. The Maldives' chain of 26 atolls and 1192 islands stretches across the equator. The beaches and gorgeous turquoise water and lagoons are stunning, and the islands are filled with beautiful resorts, private beach bungalows, guesthouses and much more.
AIRPORT & ARRIVAL
The Maldives, officially ‘The Republic of Maldives’ in an independent country and has one main international airport, Velana International Airport(MLE) also known as Malé International Airport. It operates both domestic and international flights. The major airlines that fly into MLE are Singapore, Sri Lankan, Emirates, Delta, and Qatar Airways. There are many connecting flights from the US, UK, and Europe. Malé is the capital of Maldives and is situated on the largest island in the Male Atoll and is slightly more than 1.5 times the size of Washington, D.C.
The Maldives offers a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors to enjoy. Snorkeling & diving, water sports, island hopping, sunset cruises, and dolphin and whale shark encounters, , spa and wellness retreats, seaplane sightseeing, and fishing are some of the most popular options. You can also visit a local island to immerse yourself in Maldivian culture and witness traditional dance performances, see traditional fishing villages, visit local markets, or just engage with the friendly locals.
For those wanting to add another destination package to your trip, we highly recommend an add on package at the Aggressor Sri Lanka Safari Lodge which is only 1 h 45 m by flight from Malé to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Learn more >
There are notable historic sites in the Maldives that showcase the country’s cultural heritage. Male Mosque(a UNESCO World Heritage site), the National Museum, Uteemu Ganduvaru, Buddhist ruins of Kudahuvadhoo, are some of the historical sites.
Maldivian culture is influenced by the flavors and ingredients of South Indian, Sri Lankan, and Arabian cuisines. Seafood plays a central role, given the abundance of fresh fish in the surrounding waters. When visiting the Maldives, be sure to try some authentic Maldivian dishes such as Fihunu Mas or Bambukeylu Hitun to get a taste of the local cuisine and culinary traditions.
Due to the country’s unique geography of scattered islands; ferries, seaplanes, and speedboats are often included in transportation needs. Local islands have limited public transportation but they do have taxis and small buses available. It is recommended you check with agent for transportation options for your specific travel plans.
SOUVENIRS & SHOPPING
The Maldives offers a variety of local crafts and artwork that showcase Maldivian culture and traditions to local textiles (including feyli) which is a colorful garment made of cotton or silk. The Male local market is a has a variety of fresh produce, spices, local crafts, and souvenirs.
Maldives Hotels & Resorts
Aggressor Safari Lodges - Sri Lanka
The Safari Lodge is a 6 acres property on the banks of the Kala Oya River in northern Sri Lanka. It is a 5 star tented safari lodge offering luxury, air conditioned Tented Chalets, elegant dining and exceptional service. Choose from 3 Tour Packages which include Jeep safaris to Wilpattu & Minneriya National Parks, Sigiriya Rock World Hertiage Site & Monkey Kingdom Primate Sanctuary. Visit website to learn more.Learn More
Qatar Highlights - 5 Days/4Nights
Join us for a journey into this cultural hub in the capital city, Doha City. Tour the city and the National Museum of Qatar. Visit Corniche along the Doha Bay, the iconic Museum of Islamic Art and The Pearl Qatar, Qatar's first artificial island. Experience an overnight desert excursion complete with 4x4 Land Cruiser desert safari, camels, falcons. dune bashing, swimming in an inland sea and overnight in a traditional Arabian camp which includes a BBQ dinner.Learn More
Male, Maldives City Tour
Spend the day accompanied by your guide. Discover Male City through the eyes of a local, visiting the fish market, local market, President's Palace and Friday Mosque, as well as discovering a few points off the beaten track! This fully guided tour runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and includes lunch and snacks.Learn More
Maldives Hotels & Resorts
Samann Host Hotel
Host Hotel - Samann Host is situated close to the beach on the beautiful and peaceful island of Hulhumale’. Samann Host offers the ultimate four-star experience to suit your every need with free wifi, mini bar, HD TV, Free Airport transfer and onsite restaurant serving 3 meals a day.Learn More
Bandos Island Resort
Conveniently located just 7km from Malé International Airport, this idyllic resort has a total of 215 rooms, sumptuous dining and a wealth of leisure options. The resort offers 7 types of rooms from Classic/Standard Rooms to Garden & Water Villas. Amenities include a fresh water pool, multi-lingual staff, five restaurants and multiple activities and excursions are offered.Learn More
The Sala Boutique Hotel
Host Hotel - We do feature 6 beautiful appointed AC rooms with a wonderful interior, wooden parquet floor, four poster bed, desk, and HD TV. Each room has a luxurious bathrooms with a solar based hot water system, hair dryer, bathrobes and organic amenities (shampoo, shower gel, soap and body lotion). Each room is decorated with a different theme of a Thai city or area inviting you to join our passion for The land of the smiles - Thailand.
Kurumba is a private island resort in the Maldives. Just 10 minutes by speedboat from the airport and Malé. Choose from nine styles of accommodation from Spacious multi-level residences, Villas with private pool to Adjoining rooms, perfect for sharing. This island resort offers 8 restaurants with varying cuisines, multiple spas and day & evening activities.Learn More