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The Maldives is an unrivalled tropical paradise. When you decide to travel there with Away Holidays, you’ll know you’re getting a true break in a destination that has been handpicked by experts. You’ll be in seventh heaven when you see clear blue skies that feature glorious sunshine; and you’ll be stunned by the coral reefs and turquoise lagoons. The Maldives is far from being over developed, and has retained its natural breath-taking beauty as the result of strict environmental policies. It’s a place that invites relaxation, so makes an ideal getaway venue for those of you looking to truly unwind and disconnect from the busy pace of modern life.

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If, after a few days of your dream break with Away Holidays, you find you want to indulge in some energetic activity, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll enjoy visiting Male, the capital, where you can enjoy the fascinating Maldives Victory Wreck, which is entirely under water. The National Museum will help you to gain a sense of the history of the Maldives; as will the many mosques that are of cultural and historical significance. After all that exploration, take a break at Sultan’s Park, where you’ll feel instantly soothed by the lush scenery and balmy calm.

The best time of year to visit the Maldives is between November and April. During this period, the sun is almost always shining and you can bask in deliciously warm temperatures. When you compare that with British weather during this time of year, with its freezing temperatures, regular rainfall and even snow; there is no contest, so book with Away Holidays now!

The Maldives is richly peppered with a multi layered culture. Craft making and performances of traditional music and dance will help to give you a sense of how warm and welcoming the Maldivans are to the visitors; and provide you with wonderful mementos and memories. Memories are at the heart of the Away Holidays philosophy, and they don’t disappoint!

When you travel to the Maldives with Away Holidays, you can look forward to a deliciously tempting array of food. There is a huge range of gorgeous fish, meat and much more cooked in a variety of styles, ranging from Thai to Italian; so there really is something for everyone. The great variety of dishes on offer means that if you’re at all interested in food, you’ll have a holiday that your taste buds will never forget!

Away Holidays | Exploring the beauty of the Maldives

If you’re in search of a holiday during which you can lie in hammock beneath the palm trees, swim in crystal clear waters and scuba dive in coral-filled waters, the Maldives is the perfect destination. Many families visit this spot using Away Holidays services each year, as there are plenty of child-friendly activities, along with shallow lagoons which make for safer swimming.

Whilst companies like Away Holidays aim to make their holidays as inexpensive as possible, the Maldives location – to the south west of India – means that the flights tend to be more costly than a European destination. As such, in order to make the trip worthwhile, it’s best to stay for a minimum of a week, if not two.

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With more than one thousand islets and twenty six atolls, there’s certainly no shortage of choice when it comes to places to stay. However, most visitors prefer to stay on one of the larger, more populated islands, like Malé, the Maldives’ capital. This is a great place for those who want an authentic Maldives experience, as the shops here are not tourist-orientated, and there are plenty of local residents bustling around the colourful streets and marketplaces. Malé also serves as the Maldives cultural hub – here you’ll find the National Museum (which is brimming over with Royal Family artefacts), as well as the Mulee-Aage Palace (this was the first residence for Sultans) and the Tomb of Medhu Ziyaaraiy.

However, there are of course, plenty of other islands where you can stay; if you’re in search of excellent restaurants and a more resort-like atmosphere, try Kuramathi Island. If you’d rather experience a Robinson Crusoe type of holiday, look for accommodation in Madiyaru Island – this is especially popular with clients of Away Holidays who enjoy scuba diving, as the waters here are filled with exotic fish and beautiful coral.

Bandos Island is considered by many to be one of the most child-friendly, and is home to some fabulous beaches, whilst Cocoa Island offers world class snorkelling and spas. One of the most peaceful and calm places in the Maldives is Nika Island, which has less than a dozen holiday apartments, each of which has its own private beach. For those who wish to explore a tropical jungle and enjoy some amazing off-shore diving, Veligandu is recommended, whilst those who wish to swim in emerald lagoons filled with colourful coral should head to Mushimas Mighili.

Given the copious availability of luxury resorts, many of which span the complete islands, there’s certainly no shortage of choice when it comes to places to stay. Most visitors prefer to stay on one of the larger, islands that are less crowded and have numerous secluded bays and coves to leisurely spend the sunny days while immersing in an authentic Maldives experience.  Malé, the capital of Maldives is a good choice for those seeking relatively affordable accommodation vis-à-vis the luxurious island resorts.