Islands of Paradise
A No.1 destination for lovebirds, honeymooners and old-time companions, the Maldive Islands welcomes a continuous stream of loving visitors. Located in the Indian Ocean, the 1,192 coral islands were formed by a double chain of 26 atolls oriented north-south off the Lakshadweep islands that belong to India. The magnificent shades of blue reflecting from the seawater contrasts with the white sandy beach, making a perfect view for photography and sightseeing. Everyone's favorite corner on the islands is, however, the "over-water bungalow" where guests can relax in an elevated room perched over the sea. Due to its magical charm, the islands have gained the esteemed status of "The Pearl of Indian Ocean".
Since most of the islands’ population is Muslim, pork dishes are rarely found here. Plus, no alcohol can be flown in by visitors, but alcoholic drinks can be ordered in the resorts. The islands' big celebration falls on November 11 to commemorate the republic declaration in 1968, thus ending the 853-year-old monarchy. The perfect time to visit is between December and March, when the sky is clear and the islands are free from monsoons.
Must-see Sights and Activities
The Maldivian Museum
The Maldivian Museum is also another key attraction, as it houses more than a thousand pieces of national historical items in a place where you can learn about the history of the island.
The Male HukuruMiskiy Mosque
The Male HukuruMiskiy Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Male, the capital city of Maldives. The most stunning part of the mosque is the coral ornate on the wall, which boasts many kinds of motifs and Arabian scripts; another essential place to visit when in Male.
Diving in the Sea
Enjoy a variety of water activities in the clear sea, including snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing and sailing. Splendid coral reefs are waiting below the sea for you to explore, while a bird’s-eye view from a private seaplane can open a totally new perspective. Parasailing can allow you to witness the beauty of the atolls in an adventurous way.
Serenity is synonymous with Maldives, and one can find a simple, relaxing life here in an instant. Reading a book on a resort room's balcony can be unbelievably peaceful when you're in Maldives, as the only visitors who will come by are the fish in the sea. An afternoon at a spa will help you regain your peace of mind effortlessly, while a bike ride around the island can clear your mind of any worries you have brought with you.
Most resorts serve full-scale international buffet, plus local dishes, but you should not by any means miss a dinner at the world's first undersea restaurant, where fusion food is served daily with a spectacular show. The recommended dish is anything with fresh tuna from the Indian Ocean.
Arrive at Your Destination in a Timely Fashion with Bangkok Airways
Bangkok Airways is the only airline in Asia that has received a regional best airline award from Skytrax for six consecutive years. We offer you our impressive and renown service during your flight. At Suvarnabhumi Airport, enjoy ra elaxed time at our lounge, where snacks and drinks are served. Complimentary Wi-Fi and magazines are also available for you before your flight leaves for Maldives. On an Airbus 319, the four-and-a-half-hour flight over the Indian Ocean will turn into an easy breeze.
Connect Your Flight as You Desire
If your trip to the sunny and relaxing Maldives turns into a longer holiday, then don't stop till you get enough. Bangkok Airways can take you to the beaches in Phuket, Samui and Trat. Other destinations like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Sukhothai and Yangon are also waiting to be explored.
|Route||Round Trip (USD)|
|Malé (Maldives) - Bangkok||260||190||450|
|Route||Round Trip (THB)|
|Bangkok - Malé (Maldives)||12,900||6,300||19,200*|
* Permitted for travel from Bangkok on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.
* Not permitted for travel to Bangkok on Sunday.
* For international routes, please note the due to exchange rate fluctuations, the final tax amount is subject to change.
CurrencyThai Baht (THB)
Electricity/Socket Adaptor220V 50Hz
Time zoneUTC +7
Tel code+66 2
JUN - NOVRainy season - wet and humid
30°C - 35°C
Prepare for rainy days
DEC - FEBCool season - breezy evenings and comfortable weather
26°C - 30°C
Great time for sightseeing
MAR - MAYHot season - sunny and blazing hot
30°C - 40°C
Bring plenty of water when out and about