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Romantic vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Family vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Fly-drive vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Family vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Cheap vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Overview

You’ll be simply lost for words by the sheer beauty of the Maldives. It's everything you imagined and so much more – vivid coral reefs, pristine atolls personalised to individual tastes and attention to detail taken to another level. This ultimate beach destination sympathetically blends ultra modern design into a flawlessly natural setting, to create a paradise quite unlike any other.

Unparalleled natural beauty and extraordinary service make the Maldives a popular choice for luxury holidays and romantic getaways. But don’t be mistaken, its pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons would appeal to anyone looking for an unforgettable beach break. Embrace idyllic living at its finest and be taken aback by the alluring charm and unique character of these enchanting islands. The incredible underwater world is made for diving and snorkelling, while award-winning spas and kids’ facilities provide a welcome retreat for all.

Overview

Maldives Facts

Everything you need to know, before you go

An overview of the Maldives

An overview of the Maldives

The Maldives is made up of 1000 tiny islands, scattered across 26 atolls. Home to pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons, it is the lowest country in the world at only 1.5 metres above sea level. The atolls are composed of vibrant coral reefs and sand bars, with many of the resorts inhabiting their own private island. Visit Male for bustling street markets and culture, but don’t get caught out by the time difference between ‘Male time’ and ‘island time’.

Getting around the Maldives

Getting around the Maldives

There are two transport options, seaplane or speedboat. When booking your hotel or ba.com, you’ll see which one applies to you. Travelling by seaplane is a breathtaking experience. See the atolls from a birdseye view and watch the bright turquoise rings fade into the depths of the Indian Ocean. Have your camera at the ready, as you often have to stow your hand luggage separately. Speedboat transfers are shorter and give you a taste of the calm waters and tranquil surroundings.

The weather in the Maldives

The weather in the Maldives

The Maldives has a tropical climate, with impressive year round temperatures. There are two seasons, the dry season from December to March and the wet season from May to November. April is often a transitional period. The average temperature in the Maldives is 30 °C, making it the ideal beach destination all year round. The sunrays are strong, even on cloudy days and the humidity can be high, so plenty of sun protection and shady breaks are recommended.

Unique experiences in the Maldives

Unique experiences in the Maldives

Go to the Maldives for a once in a lifetime, unforgettable holiday. Many of our hotels offer bespoke experiences, which will really add the wow factor to your trip. You only have to ask to receive exceptional personalised service. From a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach to a private picnic on a desert island. Or, sometimes it’s the finer details that you remember, like rose petals in the bath or chilled champagne in your room.

Protecting paradise – environmental concerns in the Maldives

Protecting paradise – environmental concerns in the Maldives

Ninety nine percent of the Maldives is made up by sea, so it’s no wonder that water sports like snorkelling and diving attract so many visitors. The living coral that surrounds the islands is a complex ecological system, which the Maldivians are striving to protect. It is home to an astonishing variety of species and coral gardens that are considered some of the best in the world. Recognised as a natural wonder, respect for the unique surroundings and environment is essential if we are to maintain this paradise.

When is best to go?

Prepare for the weather before your Maldives holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 30°Jan
  • 31°Feb
  • 31°Mar
  • 32°Apr
  • 31°May
  • 31°Jun
  • 31°Jul
  • 30°Aug
  • 30°Sep
  • 30°Oct
  • 30°Nov
  • 30°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 100
  • 50
  • 75
  • 110
  • 240
  • 175
  • 210
  • 190
  • 200
  • 205
  • 200
  • 175
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6

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