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MALDIVES
UNRIVALLED TROPICAL EXPERIENCES IN HEAVENLY SECLUSION

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6500km north-east of South Africa, over one thousand tiny islands dot the Indian Ocean, a sultry archipelago of exotic hideaways known as the Maldives, a destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!

Each of these exquisite little islands in the Maldives offers a unique brand of charm.  Azure blue waters and vast expanses of coral reef surround these tiny pockets of paradise, where guests can indulge in the pure, unbridled natural beauty around them in divine seclusion.

 Although it isn’t possible to legally marry in the Maldives, you can still create a picture-perfect ceremony with a symbolic blessing. 

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The Maldives is also an ideal destination to renew wedding vows for a magical getaway on a private Island.

climate

The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year-round – and that’s on the beach and in the water!  The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C.

 

During the dry season (December to April), you can expect low rainfall, low humidity, and lots of sunshine.

The wet season – known as the “South West Monsoon” – runs from May to November, and this is considered the worst time to visit the Maldives.

Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendor and charm.

culture

Steeped in rich culture and tradition, the Maldive's culture is heavily shaped by Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysia, Arab, Persian, Indonesian, and even African influences.

Dhivehi is the language of the Maldivian people.

Maldivians are incredibly warm, welcoming and friendly people who will go above and beyond to make your holiday truly unforgettable.

sleep

The Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budgets of most travelers.  All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free.

From Robinson Crusoe style escapes to those offering a more conventional style.  Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendor and charm. 

GETTING THERE

There are currently no direct flights to the Maldives from Johannesburg, and flights are available with Etihad via Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways via Doha, and Emirates via Dubai.

VISAS

South African passport holders do not require a visa if staying for less than 30 days. (If SA passport holders are transiting through a country, it is advised that the airline concerned is contacted with regards to visa requirements.)

CURRENCY

The Maldivian rufiyaa code: MVR is the currency of the Maldives. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA).