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Holidays in the Maldives

Please note: our new direct Virgin Atlantic service to the Maldives takes off three times a week from 22nd October 2023. Our outbound flights are overnight, so when searching for your holiday you will need to add an additional night to your search.

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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 2024!

 

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 three times a week

10-11 hour flight
M T W T F S S
London Heathrow - Male
22nd October 2023 - 29th March 2024
Male - London Heathrow
23rd October 2023 - 30th March 2024

 

The seasonal, weekly service offers outbound flights that are overnight, so when searching for your holiday you will need to add an additional night to your search.

Winter blues? Only if we’re talking lagoons

New year, Maldives

Celebrate the New Year in style

Escape to the Maldives over Christmas and celebrate amidst palm-fringed beaches, warm breezes and seafood dinners by the shore. From exchanging gifts in beachfront bungalows to counting down to the New Year with your toes in the sand, the Maldives offer an enchanting escape like no other.

Holidays from £2351pp
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Your 2024 luxury escape

The Maldives is hot and sunny all-year round, but we recommend staying between Feburary and March for 9-10 hours of sweet sunshine and warm sea temperatures (the visibility underwater in March is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving!). It's time to pack your bags and head for tropical paradise, you'll be the envy of everyone back home...

Holidays from £2436pp

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.

Maldives special offers

Is there anything at all that could make a holiday in the Maldives even better? Knowing you got a brilliant deal is just the icing on the cake. Or the umbrella in your fruit punch.

Oh, and did we mention that all of our Maldives holidays come with complimentary hotel transfers from Malé Airport. It’s an excursion in itself!

Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Resort

Save up to 20% off accommodation costs, plus 2 children aged 12 years and under stay free

 

Travel before 31st October 2024.

8 nights from £2182pp
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Heritance Aarah

Save up to 25% off accommodation costs, plus save an additional 5% if you stay for 21 nights or more

 

Travel before 30th September 2024.

8 nights from £4437pp

Hotels in the Maldives

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Essential information for the Maldives

Local time
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Language
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English widely spoken
Currency
Maldivian Rufiya
Official currency of Maldives
Flight information
10-11h
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 2023.
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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

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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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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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

You’ll be away before you know it

Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9646.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by email. 

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Let’s talk


If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon


To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

I am currently on holiday and I need to speak to someone


The easiest way to contact us while you are away is via WhatsApp. To get the conversation started, click the link and type "hello” .

or you can get in touch with our in-resort team during local opening hours

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Outside of local resort office hours you can call us in the UK +44 (0) 344 472 9626 (option 2) or email us duty.office@virginholidays.com

If you are in the USA or Canada please email: USAreps@virginholidays.com.

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