Maldives, Indian Ocean

Thanks to its location not far from the equator, visitors can enjoy year-round temperatures of approximately 30 degrees, with a small drop at night. May – September is the rainy season, but this is generally confined to bursts later in the day. The delightful temperature of the sea remains fairly constant around 28 degrees so that it is possible to dive without a wet suit.

Flights: BA operate flights from Gatwick Airport to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (also known as Malé International Airport) on Hulhule Island several times a week with a journey time of around 10 hours. Whilst outbound flights are overnight, flights return during the day. Alternatively daily flights can be booked with Middle Eastern Airlines such as Emirates, flying via their hubs.

Time Zone: GMT+5 hours


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