Are you looking for the next best getaway, with private, sandy beaches, perfect for lounging? Do you want to see water so blue it makes the sky envious? If you’ve answered yes, you need to book the best Maldives resort now and make your vacation dreams come true.

The paradise islands are perfect for both adventurers and those seeking relaxation. Travellers from all over the world are visiting this remote but gorgeous destination and making once-in-a-lifetime memories.

If all of this sounds like your perfect vacation, stick with us to learn more about the Maldives. We’ll show you the best attractions, times to visit, and why you should choose Club Med for your next trip. So let’s get into it.

A Closer Look at Maldives

Best Months to Visit

There’s really no one-size-fits-all answer for when you should start looking at a Maldives resort, as it depends on personal preference. The island nation is warm and sunny all year round, but there is a wet and a dry season. Of course, there are pros and cons to each one.

Between the months of November and April, there’s very little precipitation, and the temperatures are warm. It’s ideal for sunbathers and those looking to relax by the beach, sipping on an ice-cold beverage. However, one drawback is that, during those months, there’s a pretty high volume of tourists.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for lower prices and ideal scuba-diving conditions, consider going between May and October. The reefs during this period are majestic, with colours and sea life rarely seen elsewhere. There are brief periods of heavy rainfall, but the storms usually move quickly through the archipelago. When it’s not raining, the Maldives see the ideal 26°C weather.

Culture and Customs

With its rich heritage, you’ll find religious traditions entrenched in the culture of the Maldives. It has been an Islamic nation since the 12th century, which is why you’ll see many mosques in the capital, Malé.

One thing to consider is that public displays of affection, like hand-holding and kissing, are illegal, as is alcohol. However, given that the islands mostly rely on tourism, you’ll be able to find alcohol in a Maldives resort.

Attractions and Hotspots

No matter which Maldives resort you book with Club Med, there are sure to be wonderful activities to do there. However, if you want to go out and explore all that this delightful and thrilling location has to offer, here are some of our top recommendations.

Malé

Malé is a tightly-packed, colourful hotspot where Maldivians gather, and if you want to be truly immersed in the culture, it should be on your list. In addition to the Artificial Beach, Malé has vibrant fish markets, which just overwhelm the senses.

Also, to see more of Maldivian culture, you can head on over to the Old Friday Mosque, which dates back to 1656. It features incredibly intricate decoration, but you will need permission to go inside.

Another must-see sight of Malé is the National Museum, which holds a large collection of historical artifacts. There, you can see stone objects, as well as fragments of royal antiquities from the Buddhist era.

Thulusdhoo

If you want to experience the crystal clear waters and beautiful sandy beaches, you can hit up Thulusdhoo, which is an island 28 kilometres north of Malé. The island has its own beach, reserved specifically for tourists, as well as an incredible reef nearby.

For those looking to snorkel and explore the sea life, you have to visit Thingiri Point, as it’s one of the best spots. There, you can see manta rays and sharks, as well as all the other vibrant and fascinating flora and fauna.

Hulhumale Island

Hulhumale Island is the place where the nostalgia of the past meets the thrill of the future in the Maldives. It’s an artificial, reclaimed island that lies 8 kilometres northeast of the coast of the capital. Hulhumale is ideal for those looking for the perfect blend of urban and island life.

If you want to do a bit of shopping during your trip to a Maldives resort, Hulhumale is the place to be. There’s the Redwave Mega Mall, along with plenty of local and charming shops run by Maldivians.

For a bit of thrill, travellers can visit the world’s largest submarine or explore the depths of the Indian Ocean while scuba diving and snorkelling. There’s even something for the avid fishermen, as they can learn about the traditional fishing methods from the locals there.

Coralarium at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

For travellers who are always on the lookout for something new, exciting, and never-before-seen, the Coralarium is a great spot. It’s the world’s first inter-tidal art museum, created by artist Jason Decaires Taylor.

It’s the Maldives' first coral regeneration project, and it comprises a semi-submerged gallery space. There, visitors can see sculptural works of art on the skyline, seabed, and inter-tidal waterline.

There’s a staircase that leads snorkelers to the museum, where they can observe coral reefs and sea life. Visiting the Coralarium is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure to bring your underwater camera.

Best Club Med Maldives Resort & Villa

No matter if you’re going on a romantic getaway with your partner or looking for some fun in the sun with family, we at Club Med have the perfect place for you to stay! Travellers can pick between Club Med Kani and the Finolhu Villas, and here’s what to expect there.

Kani

Club Med Kani is an all-inclusive Maldives resort that is as close to paradise as you can get. The private, sandy beaches span two kilometres and give weary travellers the ideal chance to relax and unwind.

At our Kani resort, there are 28 activities included in your stay, but you can also discover 48 on-demand activities. These include excursions, scuba diving, relaxing in the spa, surfing, water-skiing, snorkelling, water biking, diving with Manta rays, and so much more!

Our guests can take their pick from three different room categories, which include Superior, Deluxe, and the Suite Exclusive Collection. They differ in size, capacity, views, and amenities, so make sure to find the right one for your vacation.

At our Kani Maldives resort, and across all our resorts for that matter, we’re progressively banning single-use plastic from rooms, restaurants, and bars. What’s more, we’re committed to preserving marine life and taking part in eco-initiatives such as coral planting and beach cleanup.

The Finolhu Villas

Does sitting on a private terrace with a pool, overlooking the ocean sound like heaven to you? Do you want a butler, concierge, and room service when you’re vacationing? If so, you need to book your stay at our Finolhu Villas right now!

Guests can take their pick between the Beach and the Overwater Villas when staying in this eco-chic resort on their Maldives holiday. One gets a direct view of a golden sunrise each morning, while in the other you can see all the wonderfully warm and vivid colours of a Maldivian sunset.

The all-inclusive experience at the Finolhu Villas means that all meals are included in your stay, as is the bar and snacking service.

Of course, there is a wide range of activities, and we have something for everyone. There’s sailing, scuba diving, paddling, tennis, and group sports. And for those who want to be pampered, the Finolhu spa offers a Balinese massage, a customised wellness ritual, and a spa experience ritual.

In the name of sustainability, we’ve installed 6000 sq of solar panels, which are perfectly integrated into the architecture of our Maldives resort. We also operate our own glass bottling plant on the island and fill it with Finolhu’s fresh water.

What to Do on Your Maldives Holidays

If you want to get the full island experience with your Maldives package, here are some attractions we know you’ll love.

Visit More than One Island

As we mentioned earlier, Maldives is home to over a thousand islands, each more beautiful and charming than the next. Of course, visiting them all is impossible, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all this sparkling paradise has to offer. If you don’t want to leave your luxurious resort every few days, you can charter a boat or take a tour to an atoll close to you.

Experience the Local Culture

Most people visit the Maldives to see the pristine beaches, clear waters, and to lounge around in the sun. And don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that!

But you should know that the cultural melting pot that is the Maldives is something so incredibly unique, it shouldn’t be missed. The cohesive blend of Indonesian, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, and African influences is truly a sight to behold.

The local cuisine is exquisite, as are the mellifluous cords of the islands and they truly make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Be Prepared for the Sun

The Maldivian islands sit on the equator, which means that the sunshine in your luxurious Maldives resort is pretty strong. So when you pack for your holiday, make sure you have sunscreen with a high SPF, and lots of it. Also, pack sun protection items like hats, visors, and breathable fabrics to cover up with if need be.

When choosing your sunscreen, make sure to find one that is reef-safe. As the striking reefs are one of the Maldives’ main attractions, by choosing reef-safe sunscreen, you’re helping preserve them.

Visit the Bioluminescent Shores

Did you know that the Maldives are known for having shores that illuminate at night thanks to the bioluminescent plankton? In addition to the already diverse marine life, which includes manta rays, whale sharks, and over 2,000 species of fish, most islands are also the host to bioluminescent plankton.

Keep in mind, however, that this isn’t an all-year-round spectacle, as the plankton show up during the high season, which is mid-summer to mid-winter. That’s when these fascinating creatures come together to create one of the most stunning shows the islands have to offer.

Consider an All-Inclusive Maldives Resort

There’s no denying that no matter where you stay on your Maldives trip, you’re going to have an incredible time. It’s impossible not to when you’re surrounded by shimmering waters and divine beaches.

However, outside of an all-inclusive Maldives resort, the prices for food, drink, and excursions can run pretty high. That’s why many travellers prefer to stay in resorts or luxurious villas where everything is included in the price.

Why You Should Choose Club Med for Your Maldives Resort Vacation

With Club Med, you have access to over 70 resorts all around the world, and our holiday packages have it all. We’ll take you to the most beautiful places and you will never be bored with our countless activities.

When you travel with us, you’ll also have access to expert childcare so both you and your little ones can have a blast.

And if you want to visit one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, find a Maldives package that works for you. So book your Club Med trip today and experience the ease and beauty of travelling the world with us!

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