Idyllic Islands: Maldives

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Located along the equator in the Indian Ocean lies the beautiful island country of Maldives.  This archipelago is made up of 1,120 low lying coral islands southwest of Sri Lanka.

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Photo: Underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives

You’ll find some truly breathtaking resorts in the Maldives offering over-water and beachfront bungalows.  Resorts range from moderate up to the most extravagant (and celebrated) of luxury beach resorts.  Prices for flights from the US and accommodations for 7 nights with breakfast will start at around $10,000 for two in a four star resort.

The Maldives is a haven for water sports enthusiasts who enjoy scuba, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, and fishing.  The idyllic setting is perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary celebration.

The trip will take you on the other side of the globe, so travel time is long.  Plan on a minimum of 10 nights away from home (for a one week stay).  For a longer stay, you can island hop to experience two (or more) island stays.  You can break up the travel time with an overnight or two en route.  Depending on your route and airline, that could be in Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, or London for example.  And, if you have more time to spare you can consider extending your stay to another nearby country such as Thailand, India or Sri Lanka.

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While Maldives is a year round tropical destination, rainy season occurs May through August.

Contact us at Expert Family Travel at 972-625-6200 to get the planning started on your Maldives vacation.  Or you can fill out a travel request form.

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Photo: Centara Island Resort & Spa

~~Happy Travels! ~~ Cindy Grant, travel consultant at Expert Family Travel.