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Cheap round-trip flights to Maldives

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Cheap flights to the Maldives

With its countless islands, crystal-clear waters and palm-lined shores, the Maldives is one best beach destinations in the world. Away from the white sands, you’ll find a country with a rich culture, welcoming population and a verdant interior that rewards exploration.

Book your flights to Maldives today and discover this idyllic archipelago for yourself.

When to book flights to the Maldives

Peak season in the Maldives runs from December to April. Book flights to the Maldives during these months and you’ll experience warm temperatures, little rain and virtually wall-to-wall sunshine. As this is the most popular time to visit the islands, flights to the Maldives can be a little more expensive than at other times of the year. Make sure you book your flights well in advance.

If you’d prefer to have these pristine beaches all to yourself, book your Maldives flights between May and August. Although the temperatures are still warm, this is the monsoon season and heavy – but short-lived – downpours are common. If you decide to travel during this time, make sure you carry an umbrella wherever you go.

How to find cheap flights to the Maldives

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If your dates aren’t set in stone, click the ‘Show Flexible Dates’ link to see if you could save money by moving your trip forward or back by a day or two.

If you’re staying in Male, you can continue your journey from Velana International Airport by taxi. If you’ve booked a hotel on one of the country’s many islands, you’ll need to catch a plane, sea taxi or boat to your final destination.  

Which airlines fly to the Maldives?

  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Air France
  • Etihad
  • KLM
  • British Airways

How to get around the Maldives

In the last few years, independent travel between islands in the Maldives has become a lot easier. In general, boats are the most affordable and accessible option for travelling between destinations. Some islands are linked by regular ferries, while charter boats and private hire boats are also available. Internal Maldives flights are available to some destinations and a number of resorts offer sea taxis to transport guests from the airport to their hotel. 

Must-see attractions in the Maldives

Although there aren’t any specific sights to see in the islands, the beaches, towns, cities and villages of the Maldives are its main attractions.

If you have time, spend a night or two in Male, before transferring to your hotel. Crammed onto a tiny island, this unique capital has a rich history and you can easily get lost in its winding streets. Visit the city’s market to try out your haggling skills and pick up some bargains.

Another must-see is the island of Maafushi. Badly hit by the 2004 tsunami, the island has rebuilt itself and today its colourful houses, idyllic beaches and welcoming guesthouses are popular with independent travellers and those looking to see a different side of the Maldives.

Tips for travelling in the Maldives