Maldives Holidays

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.

Special offers

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The Residence Falhumaafushi

5* out of 5 stars

  • Activity credit US$ 250 (per room per stay)
  • 25% saving
  • Stay 7 Pay 5

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,428 per person

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Atmosphere Kanifushi

5* out of 5 stars

  • 10% saving

7 nights Platinum Plus including Etihad Airways flights from £2,269 per person

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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

4.5* out of 5 stars

  • 23% saving
  • Stay 7 pay 5

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,237 per person

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Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

  • 20% saving

7 nights Deluxe All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,953 per person

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary Half Board
  • 15% saving
  • Flash sale

7 nights Half Board including Etihad Airways flights from £2,823 per person

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

  • 40% saving

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Qatar Airways flights from £1,517 per person

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Heritance Aarah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free upgrade to Ocean Villa
  • 20% saving

7 nights Premium All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,844 per person

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JA Manafaru

5* out of 5 stars

  • Complimentary upgrade to Sunset Water Villa with Infinity Pool
  • 30% saving

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £3,220 per person

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OBLU by Atmosphere

4* out of 5 stars

This Four-Star Superior resort offers a conclusive All-Inclusive plan as well as first-rate international dining and world-famous PADI-certified diving from the resort's own house reef.

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £1,894 per person

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OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

5* out of 5 stars

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

7 nights Serenity Plan including Etihad Airways flights from £2,245 per person

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SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

5* out of 5 stars

  • 35% saving

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Etihad Airways flights from £1,352 per person

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The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free Upgrade from Sunrise Beach Pool Villa
  • Stay 7 pay 5
  • 20% saving

7 nights All Inclusive including Etihad Airways flights from £2,355 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 breath-taking 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 offer 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 2022 & 2023

To avoid disappointment, book early to secure your 2022/2023 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 40 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

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

5* out of 5 stars

Dive into pure luxury with the Indian Ocean's longest swimming pool, an underwater art & nature space, sumptuous spa and and four sublime restaurants.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

The iconic hotel brand rocks up to the Maldives with local music memorabilia, curated experiences, fusion dining & more, part of the exciting new integrated development: Marina @ Crossroads.

OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

5* out of 5 stars

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

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+5)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language Dhivehi & English
  • Location A small archipelago in South Asia
  • Telephone code +960
  • Flying time 14 hours & 30 minutes (1 stop)

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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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