What you need to know for a holiday in Maldives

If you’re planning a trip to the Maldives then you probably already know about the white sand beaches, clear crystal waters and idyllic climate.

Arrive at Constance Moofushi by seaplane

Arrive at Constance Moofushi by seaplane

Here are some other things you need to know for a holiday in Maldives.

1. Arriving by seaplane is one of the highlights of the holiday

Make sure you’ve got your camera to hand as you board the seaplane at Malé Airport because you’re going to want it. Arriving at your resort by seaplane is one of the most stunning introductions to the nation of Maldives you can imagine with views across the Indian Ocean dotted with stunning white sand coral islands.

2. The Maldives is child-friendly

The Maldives may have a reputation as a honeymoon destination but that doesn’t mean that it’s not the perfect place to take kids for a family holiday. For younger kids try a beach or family villa rather than a stilted one over the water and relax beside your own pool while you watch the little ones play on the beach. Constance Halaveli even offers a complimentary Kids Club so the kids will have plenty to do.

3. Swim with some of the ocean’s gentle giants

The waters around the Maldives are home to a wide range of stunning marine life but few get the pulse racing as much as manta rays and whale sharks. These graceful giants pass through our waters from November to April.

Swim with Manta Rays

Swim with Manta Rays

4. Each Maldivian island has its own coral reef encircling a lagoon

The Maldives is made up of 1,190 coral islands spread across 26 atolls covering an area of more than 90,000sq kilometres. Each island has its own coral reef and lagoon which protects it from the wind and wave action of the vast surrounding ocean. It is the islands’ uniquely isolated location that make the Maldives feel like a secluded haven away from the modern world.

5. Maldivian culture is a unique combination of global influences

With influences from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe the Maldivian culture offers a unique blend of music, tradition and cuisine. Influences can be found in the curries which are a staple in the Maldivian cuisine, music played on the traditional bodu-beru drum which resembles an African drum and the local dhoni boats used by the fishermen which are similar in design to the Arabian dows.

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Flying by seaplane over the Maldives

Get your camera at the ready, and experience the exhilarating thrill of arriving at your Maldivian hideaway by seaplane.

Constance Moofushi from the air

Constance Moofushi from the air

Prepare to have the cabin fever of a long-haul flight cleared from your mind as you take in the awe-inspiring 360º views, and vibrant shades of blues and greens that make up the beauty of these islands.

If you’re lucky, you might even spot some of the larger species of marine life such as giant manta rays gliding by beneath you. And as you approach Constance Halaveli or Moofushi, you’ll be able to see the whole island beneath you.

Taking the seaplane from Malé

Boarding the seaplane couldn’t be easier. A Constance airport host will meet you at Malé International Airport and guide you to the seaplane check-in before a short luxury bus journey that takes you to the seaplane airport.

See the Maldives from the air

Watch the video from Trans Maldivian Airlines and experience the beauty of the islands from the air.

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