Thousands of isles and coral reefs comprise the tropical paradise that forms the Maldives, where over one million visitors arrive each year to be spellbound by the area's beauty. The eternal honeymoon locale boasts a culture replete with South Indian, Arabic, and Sri Lankan influences. With the country warming up to independent travellers in recent years, beachside holiday cottages and cosy Maldives accommodation options are a great way to experience this slice of paradise on earth.
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Whether it's for working remotely or streaming your favourite shows, internet access can be an indispensable amenity when it comes to choosing a holiday home. Check out HomeToGo's range of holiday lettings with WiFi in the Maldives and enjoy a fast and reliable internet connection during your stay.
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Good weather while on holiday is always great - and it's a plus to be able to control the temperature in your accommodation too. Find holiday homes and apartments in the Maldives with air conditioning and cooling systems to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.
Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace
Want to admire Maldives's vistas from the comfort of a holiday apartment, or enjoy private outside space while staying in a Maldives holiday home? Take a look at our top lettings with balconies and patios in the Maldives and find the perfect accommodation for your stay.
Popular holiday rental amenities in the Maldives
Our search page's selection of filters can help you find the ideal rental in Maldives. Maldives is the perfect place to look for a property if you want a rental with a pool or you can't imagine a holiday without internet, as the most common features are Pool and Internet. Three features that aren't typical are Wheelchair accessible, Fireplace and Cot.
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Holiday Letting Price Information in the Maldives
We analysed holiday cottage, home and apartment prices to create a graph showing the average price per night in the Maldives. The most expensive month in Maldives is December (23/12 – 30/12), when prices reach £1,007 per night. Maldives is cheaper during one week in October (19/10 – 26/10), when prices are on average £194 a night.
Rental availability information in the Maldives
Check how busy Maldives is with our availability graph. It is in October that you will find the week with the fewest available holiday lettings (19/10 – 26/10). It will be easy to find a holiday home that suits you in one week in June (01/06 – 08/06), when 85 of the rentals are still available.
Accommodation options for your holiday in the Maldives
Don't skim over the capital city Malé if you're a cultural traveller. A good place to start is at the National Museum, which chronicles the eventful history of these far-flung islands. Head to the President's Palace (Mulee'aage), right by the seafront, a great spot for photo ops against the backdrop of the colourful Maldivian flag. Close by is the ornate 17th-century Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiiy), built from coral and limestone. The carvings, lacquer works, and tombs of royal families and national heroes are breathtaking. After that, savour traditional black tea at the popular Royal Garden Café. For some local action, head down to the bustling Malé Fish Market, or join a Malé Walking Tour, a fun way to get acquainted with the capital's flamboyant sights, sounds and colours. Return to your Maldives beach hut after a day of adventure and relax.
A kid-friendly island
While the Maldives are known as a honeymooners' paradise, they're also a great destination for families with kids. The flat-bottomed beaches of the archipelago are perfect for young travellers. Let the kids build castles from the white sand, or buy an inexpensive underwater camera to take some memorable and unique family photos.
Ask around at the local travel agency or your holiday apartment staff for information on children's treasure hunts, dolphin trips or manta ray conservation programs. Older kids can take courses in scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing, or enjoy easy kayaking through the islets. The land of blue lagoons awaits.
White beaches, palm trees, crystal clear sea with a myriad of fish and beautiful corals: these are the Maldives. They consist of 26 atolls arranged in two parallel bands in a north-south direction and 1,192 coral islands, of which only 200 are inhabited: among them, about 100 are home to the local population, about 90 to tourist resorts.
Accommodations in the Maldives: private apartments, studios, roomsThe Maldives is the quintessential dream vacation: relaxing on the beach with a cocktail, exploring the marvelous seabed, swimming in never-so-clear waters--now that's a dream that could come true!
Originals and History of the MaldivesIt is believed that prior to 1500 BC the archipelago was uninhabited. The Portuguese arrived first and conquered the territory in 1558, but were driven out in 1573. The sultanate was independent until 1887, when it became a British protectorate.
The Maldives gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965 while in 1968, the sultanate was proclaimed a Presidential Republic. From 1978 to 2008, a single president, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, ruled, creating a totalitarian regime with tight control of the media. In 2003 Amnesty International published a report on human rights violations perpetrated by President Gayoom's regime. Elections were held on November 16, 2013, and against the odds, Abdulla Yamin half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom won.
Flora and FaunaAll the islands of the Maldives are surrounded by acoral reef, which is the richest ecosystem in the world. The waters of the Maldives are a large aquarium that preserves such rich marine flora that it is one of the main attractions of the archipelago; there are as many as 200 types of coral and more than 1,000 species of fish.
The terrestrial fauna is less diverse. One of the most common inhabitants of the islands is the crab, but reptiles are also present in significant numbers , including the graceful geckos. All the islands are covered with clusters of coconut palms, banana trees, breadfruit trees, papayas, mango trees and even lime trees. Also interesting is the ecosystem that forms among the mangroves, which consist of "floating trees" on swamps, whose roots stick out of the waters, forming a tangle.
The capital, MaléThe capital is Malé, has 104,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the Maldives. Malé has no beaches, but is dominated by imposing buildings and paved streets. In the more commercial area there are colorful markets including costume jewelry, clothing, gifts as well as various fish and fruit and vegetable markets, where one can find exotic fruits and the strangest fish in the archipelago. The Islamic Center is the city's most architecturally important monument with the wonderful golden dome of the mosque. The center also houses the Islamic library, with offices and conference room.
Opposite the mosque is the Mulee-aage, a palace built in the early 1900s with beautiful wrought-iron gates and interior gardens that houses the presidential offices. The National Museum is located in the old building formerly used as the sultan's palace, has an English-colonial style, and is arranged on three floors. On display inside are thrones, weapons, ceremonial vestments, and headdresses of the various sultans who have ruled the archipelago.
ResortsThe local economy lives almost entirely on the large numbers of tourists who land in the archipelago every day to vacation in luxurious resorts, placed one on each small islet: there are more or less a hundred in all. The range of resorts is truly remarkable and can be grouped into three categories: the resorts intended mainly for those who practicedive with houses on the reefs are truly spectacular; the resorts for families which are very spacious facilities with all kinds of amenities; and the resorts intended mainly for thejet set and honeymooners with sophisticated décor, exotic food in villas on the water, accessible only by rowboats. Then there are the bungalows on the water quite atmospheric in that they are built on poles above the lagoon but far from the resorts, with little privacy, and it is impossible to sleep when the sea is rough.
The AtollsThe atoll of Ari is considered one of the most beautiful in the Maldives. Located in the west, it stretches 55 miles. It consists of 50 islands divided into the northern and southern parts. Here the islands are protected by oval reefs with an average depth of 180 to 240 feet with a mud and sand bottom. More than 20 islands are occupied by luxury resorts and villages, such as those at Ari Beachand Maayyafushi.
Other atolls considered among the most beautiful one is Baa with 13 uninhabited islands and 5 resorts, accessible by seaplane while the atoll of Malè has the highest concentration of resorts .In the southern part of the atoll are the popular diving spots while the eastern part has areas suitable for surfers.
SportsThe most popular sports are diving and snorkeling. At the diving centers of each resort it is possible to approach this discipline, and obtain (subject to physical fitness) an "open water" license; many also offer a free trial in the pool or lagoon. The inner side of the reef facing the lagoon is ideal for less demanding dives in shallow water. For those already familiar with scuba tanks, the possibilities are endless, and cruises prove an excellent alternative to staying on an island. Night dives have a special charm in fact one is amazed by the natural luminescence of plankton, not visible during the day, and the creatures that sleep in crevices and others that come out to hunt.
CuriositiesThe national flower is the pink colored rose (Rosa polyantha) while the national tree is the coconut palm.
In Malé, houses along the streets are not identified by numbers as is customary in our parts, instead almost all buildings have a unique name that allows them to be distinguished, either in English or in the local Thaana alphabet.
Information about holiday rentals in the Maldives
|🏡 Holiday homes available||7,469 properties|
|💳 Discounts available||up to 78%|
|🌙 Nightly prices from||£17|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Internet and Balcony/Patio|
|🏊 Holiday rentals with pools||3,279 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
How many holiday lets are available to rent in the Maldives?
Currently there are 7,469 holiday lettings from 5 providers on offer in the Maldives.
What is the most popular holiday apartment amenity in the Maldives?
Travellers planning trips to Maldives usually search for Pool, Internet, and Balcony/Patio when it comes to holiday rental amenities.
How many holiday rentals with a pool there are on offer in the Maldives?
Holiday rentals with pools are 44 of all offers in the Maldives. In addition, there are 80 of rentals with pools near water.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Maldives accommodation?
Yes, there are 106 holiday homes in the Maldives that allow pets for £115 per night.
What is the perfect time to travel to Maldives?
March and April are the best months for sun lovers in the Maldives.
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