Planning a trip with the family is always exciting and one of best beach destination to go is the Maldives!
As most people know, this beautiful island nation of Maldives is one of the most Romantic Getaway for couples and honeymoons. Hence, now the Maldives has become a luxury family holiday destination, especially with groups traveling with infants and small children. The Maldives is popular for its white sandy beaches, colorful marine life and turquoise lagoons. Some of its amazing resort have wonderful house reefs around the island and fantastic diving spots nearby. If you have children that are comfortable in water and love to explore marine life, they can take a Bubblemaker course diving course. This is a special diving course for kids age 8 to 12 years old, they can learn to use the diving equipment with supervision of PADI professional instructor and blow bubble by scuba diving, taking their first breath in shallow water not more than 6 feet.
Most Five Star Resorts in Maldives has its best family friendly island concept with great kids club that offers fun activities for toddlers and kids up to 11 years old. Each resort in the Maldives has its own watersports center that offers various excursion and trips such as fishing, Sunset Cruises and Dolphin watching which are perfect family tours.
If you are looking for a great deals, Travel Agencies provide detailed Maldives Family Luxury Holiday tips and information about each resort destination. Most Travel Agencies has the most updated offers and special packages for family. They pride themselves of having the best deals of Hotels and Resorts Tour packages in their collections, from affordable holiday packages to the most beautiful and luxurious island resort destination.
Located southwest of Sri-Lanka, you will find The Maldives – one of the best beach destinations in the world!
This beautiful country has over 1100 habited and inhabited islands. Throughout the country, there are over 100 Resorts to explore from budgeted categories to the most Luxurious Island Retreat! Most travel visitors to the Maldives are Honeymooners, Couples, Families and Group of friends, Surfers, folks that wish to explore the beauty of the Indian Ocean’s Marine life and individual travellers that are looking for pure relaxation! If you are in search for the best SPA Facility in world, the Maldives has the best selection!
Weather in The Mаldіvеs
Being a tropical Island destination, The Maldives has two (2) weather conditions year round – the DRY and the WET Season.
DRY season is the busiest time of the year! It normally begins in November, with the start of the northeast monsoon. There is an estimate eight hours of Sunshine until early April and the water temperature stays at 28 to 29 degree celsius. However, note that weather is always unpredictable therefore minimal rain might occur during November to December and earlier April.
WET Season normally starts mid April to October hence the temperature stays 27 degrees celsius and the humidity is high. The usual amount of rainfall is approximately 2.5mm in the north and about 3mm around southern area. The rainiest season starts in June to August.
The best time to travel to the Maldives is between January and March, as it is the hottest time of the year. Nevertheless Surfers prefer to travel in April to June as it is contemplated the best time to surf in the Maldives
How to get to the Maldives
Airport name is Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and its Airport code is MLE.
There are a few Airline companies that fly to the Maldives. The common Airline Companies are Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airline, Sri Lankan Airline, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Bangkok Airways and Qatar Airways. For budget Airline options, you may check flight schedules from Tiger Airways, Fly Dubai and Air Asia however note that these budgeted Airlines do not fly to Maldives on a regular basis like the big companies.
As for the Tourist/Travel Visa, all tourists will be granted a complementary Visitor Visa to enter the Maldives as long as you have valid travel documents. If you have booked your Holiday with a Travel Agent or any Tour company, they will issue a Hotel Voucher that you can present to the immigration as reference if needed.
Resort Facilities and Accommodation:
All Hotels in the Maldives are built on its own island, which makes it a Private Resort. In some of these island resorts, they will have minimum 30 rooms to over 100 villas categories to choose from, starting to basic room type to gorgeous bungalows or rooms built over the water offering a panoramic view and direct access to the beautiful lagoon of the Indian Ocean. At some Resorts, family rooms are available from 2Bedroom villas to maximum 9Bedroom options with Pool. Luxury Resorts offer Villas or Bungalows with a Private Pool on Land or over the water.
In each Resort property, there will be Restaurants that offer various cuisines, Bars, Sports and SPA facilities and Entertainment activities such as Local Band Music, DJ night etc. Some Resorts also have a well-maintained Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Kids Club facilities and Entertainment centre.
To make it more enjoyable for holidaymakers or Guests (like yourself), each Resort in the Maldives has their own staff that organize trips and excursions to Local Islands; Dolphin cruises, Fishing tours, and trips to the famous dive sites and magnificent house reefs for snorkeling. These well-appointed resort personnel will assist you to plan your trip from the moment you step on the island until you leave the beautiful Maldives. If you are booking your holiday trip with a Travel Agency, note that your contact person from the Travel Agency will be delighted to recommend trips based on your preference.
How to get you your Resort Destination:
There are three (3) common transfers to reach your Resort Destination in the Maldives. It can be by Speedboat, Domestic Flight or the famous Seaplane transfer where you can enjoy a scenic view of the Atolls along your way to your Resort destination. Depending on which Hotel/Resort you have booked, your Travel Agent or the Tour Company where you booked your Vacation or Holiday Trip should arrange your transportation.
Important: You cannot just “show up” in the Maldives Airport like in other holiday destination. Due to Maldives logistic and Hotels being built in Separate Islands, it is ideal to pre-book your Maldives Holiday accommodation and transfers well in advance to a Travel Agency or Tour company to have an enjoyable and memorable Holiday experience in the Maldives.
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Uli Kunz a Marine Biologist, Scientific Diver and skilled underwater photographer will be the Master in Residence of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives in August 2016.
Mr. Kunz is a passionate diver and photographer. He has explored exciting dive spots such as underwater caves, wrecks and Antarctica. He is scheduled visit Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives over a duration of 2 weeks in August 2016 and will accompany guests on their dive trips, hold workshops on Marine Biology and teach underwater photography techniques. To know more information, please email to [email protected] or visit www.amazingasiatravels.com, a registered travel agency based in the Maldives and Contractual Partner of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives.