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Holidays in the Maldives

Our new daily Virgin Atlantic service to the Maldives takes off from London Heathrow from 27th October 2024.

Looking to travel between 1st April – 26th October? Our partner airline Emirates offers multiple daily flights via Dubai from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle.


Sky above. Sea below. Bliss all over

There are beach holidays, and then there’s the Maldives. The turquoise waters too clear to be true, silky white sand stretching as far as the eye can see, and sun-warmed piers just perfect for stretching out with a cocktail or enjoying a relaxing massage. But no Insta-filter or image search comes close to capturing the ‘pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming’ beauty of this archipelago just south of Sri Lanka.

Book now for 2025!


There’s a water villa with your name on it. To reserve your pick of our best breaks for your chosen dates, we recommend booking early. It also means you can spread the cost with direct debit payments. Aaaaand relax.

We fly direct to the Maldives daily

10-11 hour flight
London Heathrow - Male
27th October 2024 - 29th March 2025
Male - London Heathrow
28th October 2024 - 30th March 2025


Book our new daily service that takes off on the 27th October 2024, from London Heathrow.

Hello, Maldives


Summer 2024

Imagine waking up in an overwater villa to the gentle sound of waves lapping beneath you and stepping out onto pristine white sands surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters. This summer enjoy daily flights with our partner airline Emirates to a destination that's pure paradise.

Holidays from £1350pp
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Winter 2024

With those sheltered lagoons and luxurious water villas, world-class diving, surfing, fishing and kayaking, and over 1,000 coral islands to enjoy, the Maldives truly is paradise redefined. And now you’ll be able to fly there direct with us from 27th October 2024. 

Holidays from £1363pp

Book now for 2025

Start planning your ultimate island getaway to the Maldives and let the excitement build with every passing day. And if you set up a direct debit, there’ll be no hefty bill when the final payment is due. You’ll be surprised how quickly that holiday comes around.

Holidays from £1400pp

Sip. Sand. Sea. Repeat.  

Secluded overwater bungalows, romantic sunsets, crystal clear waters, the Maldives is the quintessential honeymoon destination for a reason, and the perfect place to kick off wedded bliss.

Hotels in the Maldives

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, special offer

Exclusive to Virgin Atlantic Holidays - Sun Siyam Iru Fushi offer!

Famous for the continuous white sand beach surrounding the entire island, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is an idyllic setting for romantic and family trips alike. 

  • Book by 21st May 2024 and recieve a complimentary upgrade from Full Board to All Inclusive (applicable to Over Water Villa categories only)
  • Plus a complimentary 40 minute spa treatment for 2 adults per villa, once per stay

To redeem the offer simply select the All Inclusive option, at the same price as the lower board basis, on the hotel page. Valid for stays between 1st November 2024 - 31st March 2025.

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Essential information for the Maldives

Local time
+ 4hrs
Maldives flag
English widely spoken
Maldivian Rufiya
Official currency of Maldives
Flight information
Male (MLE)
Direct Flight
When to go
The Maldives enjoys a tropical climate that is consistently hot and often humid. The driest months are between December-April, so that's when you'll see the longest hours of sun and the warmest, dreamiest days. Lucky for you, Virgin Atlantic will fly to the Maldives direct, all winter long from October 2024.

Island transfers

Look out for us or someone from your hotel who will take you to your departure point. If the weather isn’t playing ball or there are lots of flight arrivals, you may not be able to leave straight away. If you are flying, you may need to wait up to 3 hours. Seaplanes only operate when it’s daylight, so you may need to spend a night at an airport hotel. Seaplane and domestic aircraft luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage per person. Excess may be charged and/or carried later.

North or South Atolls?

Fancy yourself as a part-time adventurer? The North Atolls are great for those looking for adventure... Explore sunken shipwrecks, colourful coral, and a dazzling array of underwater wildlife.


Want true seclusion? The South is where you'll find it. The Southern Atolls are that ocean utopia from your dreams. Explore uninhabited lands off Gan Island by bicycle. And the Beach? The only mark on it is your footprints.

Why you'll love flying with Virgin Atlantic...

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter what cabin you're in. See how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight Entertainment

Inflight entertainment

Browse the 1,000+ hours of content made up of the hottest Hollywood films, latest chart toppers, and a selection of hidden gems. Enjoy with complimentary drinks, snacks and a choice of tasty meal options.

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Clubhouse Heathrow Pod

Extras and upgrades

We offer lots of little extras to help you start your holiday like a VIP. From premium airport lounge options, to meet and greet parking to Duty Free pre-orders, we're here to deliver a truly personal flying experience. Extra charges may apply.

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