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What is the Maldives like?

Nowhere is more synonymous with luxury getaways than the Maldives. Idyllic above and below sea level, this nation of low-lying islands welcomes visitors from all over the world, but it's especially popular with couples. You can spend your time in paradise snorkelling and scuba diving among sea turtles and friendly sharks, catching fresh fish or just kicking back on the beach.

Which airlines fly to the Maldives?

Although there are no direct flights from New Zealand to the Maldives, Singapore Airlines offers 1-stop flights from Auckland or Christchurch with a stop in Singapore.

Flights with Air New Zealand, Qantas, SriLankan Airlines and other carriers require 2 stops.

How long is the flight to the Maldives?

Male Airport

Auckland to Male

16 hours 40 minutes (1 stop)

Christchurch to Male

18 hours 10 minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Male

20 hours 35 minutes (2 stops)

Wellington to Male

19 hours 25 minutes (2 stops)

What is the best time to visit the Maldives?

High season in the Maldives is from November to April, when you'll enjoy the most pleasant weather and clear skies.

This is also when resorts are busiest however, so if you want to avoid the crowds, save a little money and you don't mind activities occasionally being rained off, you may prefer to visit between May and October.

Do I need a visa for the Maldives?

The Maldives offers a free visa on arrival for all nationalities. This is valid for up to 30 days. You need to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining, an onward or return flight booking and proof of funds to cover your stay or a reservation.

How expensive is the Maldives?

The Maldives is regarded as a luxury holiday destination, which means prices for accommodation, food and drink and experiences are generally high. However, you can save money by staying in guesthouses rather than resorts and getting around on the public ferry rather than taking private transfers.

The national currency is the Maldivian rufiyaa, but most hotels and tourism businesses also accept US dollars.

Useful tips about the Maldives

For a dining experience with a difference, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is one of the world's most unique restaurants.

Wondering how to afford your Maldives getaway? Read Skyscanner's luxury holiday hacks.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November, 2017.

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