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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 - 26th April 2025
Male - London Heathrow
28th October 2024 - 27th April 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 £1232pp
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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 £1159pp

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 £1559pp

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Discover your Maldivian masterpiece

The COLOURS OF OBLU resorts by Atmosphere promise a kaleidoscope of experiences across their resorts in the Maldives. All you have to do is dive in!

Save up to 25% off your accommodation costs, for stays before 17th October 2025.

T&Cs apply.

With unlimited, complimentary use of non-motorised watersports equipment, memorable fine-dining to wellness experiences and romantic couples-only moments, each resort within this collection offers a unique blend of indulgence and natural beauty. 

OBLU NATURE Helengeli by Sentido

OBLU NATURE Helengeli by Sentido

Save up to 20% off your accommodation costs


♦ Exclusive OBLU Island Plan™ includes complimentary 50-minute speedboat airport transfer

♦ Fine-dining experiences at Just Grill and Raga Route

♦ Complimentary traditional line fishing experience and sunset local Dhoni ride 

♦ Family-friendly amenities including kids club and nature centre

♦ Adults-only pool with bar service and day beds.

Holidays from £1669pp

OBLU Select Sangeli

Save up to 25% off your accommodation costs


♦ Exclusive OBLU Serenity Plan™ includes complimentary 50-minute speedboat airport transfer

♦ Fine dining experiences at Just Grill and Just Wok (located at One Banyan – an adult-only island)

♦ Complimentary sunset fishing trip and one complimentary excursion (choose from a selection of excursions)

♦ Spa service from a selection – one 45-minute spa treatment (included every 4-nights).

Holidays from £1886pp

OBLU Select Lobigili

Save up to 25% off your accommodation costs


♦ The Lobi Plan™ includes complimentary 15-minute speedboat airport transfer

♦ Spa service from a selection – one 45-minutes spa treatment (included every 4-nights)

♦ Under ocean fine-dining experience at Only BLU, and wine pairing with every course

♦ Complimentary sunset fishing excursion and guided snorkelling trip

♦ Visit neighbouring Ailafushi island.

Holidays from £2338pp
OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, Maldives

OBLU Xperience Ailafushi



♦ The Fushi Plan™ includes complimentary 15-minute speedboat airport transfer

♦ Complimentary 15-minute watersports daily

♦ Signature cocktail at X360 Bar

♦ One of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives, with top-level for older kids and teenagers, lower deck for younger kids, and a separate food corner for kids within the club.

Holidays from £1409pp

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

Retrieving our hand picked hotels...

Treat yourself and travel in style

Maybe it's a reason to celebrate, or maybe it's just time to spoil yourself silly, flying with Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class will make your journey something to look forward to.

Glass of champagne in Virgin Atlantic's Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

  • Located in the exclusive Upper-Class Wing
  • Delicious menu options throughout the day, as well as the deli bar
  • Cocktails, wines and beers, soft drinks, hot drinks - whatever you fancy!
  • Retreat area for the ultimate relaxation
Neo A339 Upper Class

Special touches

  • Extra large beds that transform into a fully flat bed
  • Larger luggage allowance
  • A glass of bubbly waiting when you board
  • Luxury 4-course fine-dining
  • Fast-track, private secturity
The Loft Upper Class

Social spaces on board

  • Leave the privacy of your seat to enjoy a drink, a chat, or some food with your companions - or meet somebody new!
  • Try some wine, beer and cocktail tasting experiences together
  • Social spaces range from the bar, the loft and the booth, depending on your aircraft

* Social spaces vary between aircraft.

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.

See what's on
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.

Treat yourself

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