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Barefoot Island Life

The ultimate getaway experience, and a vision of island paradise straight from your most vivid dreams. Beaches are white and soft as talc; warm, shallow lagoons are crystal clear, and emerald palms are stirred by gentle tropical breezes. These remote and truly unique islands in the Indian Ocean are the perfect place to escape.

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Siyam World Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

An island paradise with a luxuriously-extensive All Inclusive experience, Siyam World promises a Maldives holiday that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

7 nights Wow Inclusive Plan including Etihad Airways flights from £2,571 per person

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Seaplane Transfers
  • 30% saving

7 nights Premium All Inclusive Signature Plan including Etihad Airways flights from £2,642 per person

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The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Return Transfers
  • Complimentary upgrade to Sunrise Water Pool Villa
  • Stay 10 Pay 7

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,468 per person

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Sun Siyam Olhuveli

4* out of 5 stars

Stretching across three idyllic islands in the South Malé Atoll, this traditional Maldivian haven is brimming with beauty and luxury in equal measure, with gorgeous over-water villa accommodation available.

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,187 per person

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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

5* out of 5 stars

This gorgeous Maldivian paradise boasts 221 beautiful private beach and over-water villas, all as luxurious as the resort itself. Here you'll have an ultimate experience of relaxation and bliss, surrounded by the calm spirit of the Maldives.

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,595 per person

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Sirru Fen Fushi

5* out of 5 stars

  • 15% saving

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £3,658 per person

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OZEN LIFE MAADHOO

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Speedboat Transfers

7 nights Atmosphere Indulgence including Etihad Airways flights from £3,492 per person

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OBLU SELECT Sangeli

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Speedboat Transfers
  • 20% saving

7 nights Serenity Plan including Etihad Airways flights from £2,346 per person

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

5* out of 5 stars

An intimate top-class hotel boasting a stunning beachfront location, excellent facilities and service, and world-renowned diving opportunities. This is the ultimate tropical paradise.

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £2,005 per person

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Return SpeedboatTransfers
  • 30% saving

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,590 per person

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Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

A five-star, all-inclusive retreat set on a private island in the Raa Atoll, Emerald Faarufushi Maldives Resort & Spa is a true gem of the Indian Ocean. 

7 nights Deluxe All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,994 per person

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Cora Cora Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

  • 30% saving

7 nights Premium All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,999 per person

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

5* out of 5 stars

  • 20% saving

7 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £2,935 per person

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Atmosphere Kanifushi

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Seaplane Transfers
  • 25% saving

7 nights Kanifushi Plan including Etihad Airways flights from £2,357 per person

Enjoy a Maldives Holiday

The Maldives abounds in phenomenal holiday settings, unparalleled in terms of their striking visual beauty. The 1,190 small islands dotted in the midst of the Indian Ocean are a spectacle of breathtaking proportions - a true earthly Eden. The island nation consists of a double chain of 26 atolls with reefs formed of coral debris as well as living coral, and turquoise lagoons which provide calm waters for diving and snorkelling.

Did you know?

When you book holidays to Maldives with Kenwood Travel, your transfers to your resorts are already included. That’s right – we won’t add any unexpected transfer costs to your booking. So you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your speedboat or seaplane arrangements are all covered by the excellent prices of our Maldives holiday packages. Peace of mind for your piece of paradise.

Luxury Holidays in the Maldives all-inclusive

Your Maldives holiday will be the embodiment of luxury and exclusivity. With spectacular resorts catering to your every whim, you’ll be pampered by fine foods, views and spa treatments. Imagine slowly walking into the Indian Ocean, descending into the shallow crystalline waters before snorkelling amongst shoals of blue-lined snappers in the spectacular coral reefs. Our dedicated Indian Ocean team work closely with the Maldives' best hotels, so our holidaymakers can expect affordable luxury at fabulous resorts like Shangri La Maldives, Conrad Maldives and Lux South Ari Atoll, have a look at our catalogue of inclusive resorts and water villas.  

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in the Maldives

  • The most stunning collection of islands and island resorts ever seen
  • Beautiful coral reefs and white sand beaches to discover
  • Exclusive resorts
  • Feeling active? The surf is world-renowned
  • Experience night fishing with the locals

Things to Do in the Maldives

With the benefit of the 26 atolls with over 3,000 coral reefs, you’ll be able to find a different diving spot every single day with minimal travel time. Whether you’re a pro or amateur, diving in the Maldives is suited for all levels of experience. However, the snorkelling is equally as impressive!

From June to September, you’ll be able to experience some of the highest waves to reach this part of the Indian Ocean, with waves around three to eight feet high. Remember that you need not bring your own equipment as each and every resort offers a water sports centre providing equipment of all sizes.

For a truly original experience, why not go on a night fishing excursion? A Maldivian night fishing trip begins just before sunset and enables you to explore the very best reefs under the colourful evening sky. You'll have local knowledge to guide your catches from the sea to the grill for the freshest BBQ you will ever encounter!

Interesting Facts about the Maldives

  • Area – 298 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 313,920
  • Currency – Maldivian Rufiyaa
  • Achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
  • The Maldives held the world’s first underwater cabinet meeting in 2009, aiming to raise awareness for climate change
  • Weekends in the Maldives are on Fridays and Saturdays, like other Muslim countries
  • 99% of the Maldives is water, and it is the lowest country in the world with a ground level averaging 1.5 meters; its highest point measures just 2.3 metres

Weather

The weather in this part of the world is divided into two dominant seasons. You’ll either experience the dry season or the rainy season. The rainy season occurs roughly from May to November, while the dry season runs from January to April. Between February and March, travellers will encounter the region's most generous offering of sun.

Maldives Holidays 2024 / 2025

To avoid disappointment, book early to secure your 2024 & 2025 Maldives holiday. The Indian Ocean experts at Kenwood Travel can put together affordable deals for last-minute Maldives holidays, all-inclusive package holidays, weddings, honeymoons and cheap Maldives holidays. We have over 45 years of experience and are well-placed to provide you with specialist holiday and travel services as well as any knowledge you need to arrange the holiday of your dreams. Give us a call now and begin your journey to some of the most exquisite island escapes in world travel. Our travel experts are also happy to provide the latest travel advice in order for you to stay safe and healthy as well as any information about financial protection and the ATOL scheme.

Top Picks

LUX* South Ari Atoll

5* out of 5 stars

An intimate top-class hotel boasting a stunning beachfront location, excellent facilities and service, and world-renowned diving opportunities. This is the ultimate tropical paradise.

OBLU SELECT Sangeli

5* out of 5 stars

This North Male Atoll getaway brings guests water sports, excursions, dining options and stand-alone villas to enjoy on their next Maldives holiday.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli

5* out of 5 stars

A picture of paradise in its own private lagoon, Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers dream-worthy Maldivian luxury.

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+5)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language Dhivehi & English
  • Location A small archipelago in South Asia
  • Flying time 14 hours & 30 minutes (1 stop)

Things to do

Discover Malé

Discover Malé

Whilst the Maldives are known for secluded, super-luxurious island resorts, visitors would also be remiss not to discover the capital and most populous city of the Maldives - Malé. There are plenty of attractions, local restaurants, and markets here that are sure to give you some insight into Maldivian culture.

If you are stopping to spend some time in Malé, the Old Friday Mosque, the Grand Friday Mosque and the National Museum may interest you. Otherwise, there are beaches and parks where you are free to relax.

Dive with whale sharks

Dive with whale sharks

Whale sharks are astounding and relatively rarely encountered creatures. The Maldives are one of the few places in the world where you can come across these giant fish, measuring up to around twelve metres long. Gentle and graceful, whale sharks are not known to harm humans, however you might want a guide to show you the best places to spot them.

It’s known that the warm waters around the South Ari Atoll are preferred by whale sharks, although local knowledge will definitely come in handy when it comes to navigating depths, currents and recent movement and behaviour patterns.

Ride on a Dhoni

Ride on a Dhoni

A dhoni is a traditional Maldivian boat and a fantastically authentic way to traverse the waves. Originally, these boats were built with coconut timbers and used sails to propel fishermen across the water, but now you’ll find slightly more updated versions with motors to bounce you between the islands. 

Most resorts in the Maldives will be able to organise a dolphin-watching tour, sunset cruise, or fishing trip on a dhoni. You can also be ferried out onto a private islet or sandbar for a true castaway experience - just remember a picnic and your suncream.

 

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