Malé Atolls

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Luxurious and ultra convenient, the Malé Atolls still harbour all the tranquillity and desert island charms travellers yearn for.

Comprised of the North Malé Atoll and the South Malé Atoll, this is one of the most visited places in the Maldives. Tourism is well developed here; the majority of the islands are inhabited, with many of them housing some of the most superb hotels and facilities to be found in the region. Advantageously sited, getting to your holiday destination is beyond easy. The majority of islands in this area are only roughly 30 minutes away from Velana International Airport by trouble-free speedboat or luxury yacht transfer. That's not to say that the location is overdeveloped. The Malé Atolls still have their fair share of deserted islands, pristine beaches, hidden coves and unique wildlife for those in search of the most blissful barefoot escape.

A paradise for water lovers, the North and South Malé Atolls are enviably well-equipped with plenty of facilities for motorised and non-motorised water sports, and house some of the country's most famous surf breaks. One of the world's premier scuba diving and snorkelling destinations with rare and stunning marine life, gentle waters and fantastic visibility, the Malé Atolls are an ideal playground for first time divers and experts alike. Some of the Maldives' most spectacular dive sites can be found here, including vibrant coral reefs, underwater caves, mysterious shipwrecks and wildlife hotspots. Explore the world-famous Kandooma Thila and Okobe Thila reefs, the unforgettable Manta Point or descend to the 100 metre long, coral encrusted Victory Wreck. In addition to mantas, dolphins and turtles, you might find schools of barracudas, angelfish and placid reef and whale sharks.

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Fast facts

  • Time Difference

    GMT +5

  • Currency

    Maldivian Rufiyaa

  • Flight Time

    Approx. 10 hrs 20 mins

  • Best Time To Go

    November to April


Located near the equator, the Maldives are blessed with warm temperatures the whole year round. Benefitting from a tropical climate, average high temperatures are consistently in the range of 26-30°C and seldom dip below 25°C, with frequent temporary rain showers to clear the humidity. The best period to visit is during the dry season between November and April. January-April in particular enjoy the most sunshine, the least rain and lowest humidity, though travellers may wish to visit at other times to take advantage of the best deals or more favourable diving conditions.

Weather information for The Maldives
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Rain 75MM 50MM 73MM 132MM 216MM 172MM 147MM 188MM 243MM 222MM 201MM 232MM

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