How to plan the perfect Maldives holiday?

Wed 15 June 2016, by Laura

Consider Maldives multi-centre holidays

If you have at least 2 weeks of precious holiday time, there are plenty of options to create a twin-centre Maldives holiday – for example you could combine the Maldives with Sri Lanka, as the flight between the two is just 1.5 hours.

This combination is what I did for my first trip to the Indian Ocean and both destinations really complement each other. The Maldives offer luxurious accommodation and resorts, whilst Sri Lanka also has wonderful beaches but is also rich in culture with many sights, museums and cultural attractions and plenty of opportunities to meet the locals. Combining these two Indian Ocean destinations means you can indulge in the Maldives and enjoy a fun-filled, action-packed sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka.

We flew direct to Colombo with Sri Lanka Airlines which takes just under 11 hours from London, but you could also use Emirates to combine Sri Lanka and the Maldives via Dubai.

Maldives on a budget

Although the Maldives has a deserved reputation as a luxury destination with ‘A-listers’ taking over islands and spending extortionate amounts of money – believe it or not, it’s also possible to stay in the Maldives on a budget.

We offer a number of small group tours of the Maldives, including a cruise and also a Maldives & Sri Lanka twin-centre adventure – ask us for more advice.

Accommodation-wise, prices can start as low as £25/night for a double room, so there is something for everyone. If you’re backpacking around the world, we can easily incorporate the Maldives into your round the world ticket. Perhaps you’ll start by backpacking the Maldives and return later to do it in style for your honeymoon or a marital milestone like we did!


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