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Peak Perfection: Making the Most of the Maldives

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22-Jan-2024 Laura Curtis

Peak Perfection: Making the Most of the Maldives

A guide to the Indian Ocean's idyll...

Craving turquoise waters, powdery sands and endless horizons? Look no further than the Maldives, where balmy mornings and sunny skies provide the perfect weather for a luxury beach holiday. But when is the best time to experience this island paradise in its prime? Throughout the year, the temperatures remain relatively constant at around 30 degrees Celsius, though the dry season is widely considered the best time to travel.
Beginning in January the Iruvai dry season sees sunny days and reduced rainfall, low humidity and a gentle ocean breeze to top it off. The seas are warm and underwater visibility is clear, making it the ideal time to visit if you're looking to make some memories out in the ocean. February is the sunniest month of the year in the Maldives, with ten hours of sunshine, giving you plenty of time to soak up the sun-kissed scenery.
So now you know the best time to visit the Maldives, you just need to find the perfect place to stay! Our range of luxury Maldives holidays all offer beach bliss and the warmest of welcomes, but each serene escape promises its own enchantment. Take a look at some of our top choices for a luxury Maldives holiday below.

Where Every Moment is a Masterpiece

Whilst the Maldives themselves are a work of art, JOALI Maldives takes this to the next level. From the Arrival Jetty to on the beaches and in the villas, JOALI's Artscape initiative elevates the feeling of wonder in paradise.

The ultra-luxury resort places a strong focus on the 'Joy of Living,' seamlessly blending art, gastronomy, natural beauty, wellbeing, creativity, and design to inspire its guests. The unique Artscape experience is the result of collaboration among numerous international artists. It aims to awaken your creative side, featuring scattered experiential artworks across the island that spark interest and immerse you in island life. Each artwork is inspired by and integrated into its natural surroundings, reflecting an individual style and technique.
Artscape at JOALI Maldives

Tastes Like Paradise

Serene settings and world-class indulgence - you might think we're talking about the Maldives (and you wouldn't be wrong) but this also applies to the dining experiences at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.

Across seven restaurants and bars, guests can indulge in international cuisine whilst still enjoying the laid-back flair of the Maldives. And whilst many remain casual for a light-hearted dining experience, there's a restaurant for every occasion; from a relaxed meal on the beachfront accompanied by the DJ's tunes to a romantic evening under the stars with Iwau's Japanese delicacies.

To truly spoil you, the resort even runs complementary boat transfers to Fari Marina Village, the neighbouring island (though berthing ports for private yachts are also available), where further dining experiences await.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.Aerial

A Palm-Fringed Pampering

The Maldives is a top holiday destination for those in search of some relaxation time, whether that's couples looking to spend some quiet time together, parents looking for a calming break or workaholics taking a well-deserved rest. And nowhere does that better than Six Senses Laamu.

Dotted along the glorious palm-fringed coastline of Olhuveli island, in Laamu Atoll are nine peaceful, open-air treatment rooms (referred to as nests) that await with nourishing and transformative treatments. The spa offers bespoke treatments and programmes that combine modern technology with the powers of holistic therapies, as well as your personal needs and desires, and guests can also enjoy facilities like the rooftop yoga studio, steam room or Juice Bar.
Six Senses Laamu spa

Exclusively Effortless

The key to living the island life is to leave your worries behind. Easier said than done? Not at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI Enjoy an easy-going Maldives getaway steeped in ease and elegance with their exclusive Duluxe Reserve™ Plan, an all-inclusive plan that means you can holiday hassle-free.

From the very beginning, where your luxury catamaran airport transfers are already arranged, to private pools with every villa, The Deluxe Reserve™ Plan has everything covered. Premium selections of Champagnes, wines, spirits and aged whiskey, all-day dining at the Vista Del Mar restaurant plus dine around options, complimentary snorkelling equipment to discover the house reef, access to non-motorised watersports, and even personal butler service -this unique plan is tailored to make it easier than ever for you to have the holiday of a lifetime.
Beach Coconuts

Starry Skies and Serene Seclusion

Sandy beaches and swaying palm trees are staples of any Maldivian holiday. But why not make these more of an experience? At Amilla Maldives, you can turn the natural beauty of the island into the backdrop to unforgettable moments with the Amilla Glamping option.

You'll have access to all the usual luxury amenities: bathroom, plunge pool, steam room, sauna and indoor and outdoor showers, but in an environment unlike any other! With the clear skies as your ceiling and 360 views of nature, you can escape to an exclusive spot for just the two of you. And whilst staying in this secluded haven, you'll make extra-special memories with private spa treatments and dinner under the stars.
Glamping Pod

Bliss Beneath the Waves

Two of the most popular experiences when holidaying in the Maldives are a spa visit to melt the stress away, and a look beneath the surface at the region's wonderous marine life. Huvafen Fushi put these together for a must-do, world-first underwater spa.

Celebrating the peace and calm that comes from the lull of the ocean, the bijou luxury spa is hidden eight metres below the surface. As the tides fall into their rhythm and schools of fish explore the coral reef around you, you can discover personalised and unique treatments like restorative massages and rejuvenating facials. All throughout your treatment you'll be able to watch the aquatic display through cleverly situated mirrors beneath the massage tables.
Underwater Spa

Paradise With a Purpose

Soneva hotels aim to provide the truest meaning of a getaway, taking you away from what you're used to and introducing you to immersive magic.

Rather than just welcoming guests into this island paradise, Soneva Fushi has also spent 25 years protecting it. Guests will be immersed in sustainable luxury, and there are plenty of ways you can see the difference that the resort is making. You can visit the pioneering 'Eco-Centro' complex on the island of Maalhos that introduces sustainable waste management, see the coral rehabilitation programme with a handy Coral Nursery Map, and go plastic-free with no single-use water bottles on site!
Conscious Experiences - Slow Life

An Island Playground of Epic Proportions

The blue waters, sandy shores and sunny days make the Maldives a great destination for a family beach holiday.

Home to one of the largest kids' clubs in the continent, Soneva Jani goes that bit further. There are adventures galore across the two storeys of The Den, including a zipline through waterfalls, a kid's pool complete with a pirate ship and even a Cave Bar for teens who want to chill out with a mocktail.
But it's not just about what they can do, it's what they can experience too; guided snorkelling, sea turtle spotting, and a cinema beneath the stars. This is an unforgettable stay for all ages!
Fun for the whole family

Ditch the Sunlounger and Dive In

Not one for the slow-paced holidays, but still want to experience the Maldives in all its glory? The white sand beaches and beautiful blue oceans are for more than just featuring on your socials.

Whilst this may be the ideal destination for sun worshipers, Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru's host of watersports invites you out into the ocean to unleash your adventurous side. And the tropical climate makes the water even more tempting, so why not try snorkelling through the coral reefs, joining a Manta Safari or trying out the inflatable wet and wild tubes!?
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

White Sands and Soulmates

It's no secret that these atolls ooze romance; couples are destined to fall for the sunny skies, memorable moments and intimate atmosphere. There's an undeniable air of magic in the Maldives, and LUX* South Ari Atoll is an ideal place for adding some of this Maldivian charm to your special occasions.

Whether it's a honeymoon full of treats and surprises (like couple's massages and an in-house photoshoot), a sun-kissed escape with your girls on a bachelorette party to remember, or even saying 'I do' on the pristine sands, the team of planners at LUX* South Ari Atoll can turn island dreams like these into reality!
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Laura  Curtis

Laura Curtis

Senior Copywriter

Whether it's a short-haul weekend away or an exciting international adventure, I'm always eager for my next trip. I've been lucky to travel in abundance, and each time I come home, I bring back unforgettable stories that I love to share.