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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Tailor-made luxury holidays to the Maldives

    Luxury holidays to the Maldives

    The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience.

    With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving). Old favourites we have worked with for many years include Soneva Fushi, Conrad Maldives and Four Seasons. Newer resorts which have received very good reports include Amilla Fushi, Milaidhoo and the Residence Maldives.
    Expressions Holidays Maldives Early Booking Offer - save £120 per person
    Book before 31 December 2018 and receive a reduction of £120 per person on holidays of 10 or more paid nights with travel between 1 November 2018 and 31 March 2019. Applicable to new holidays only. 


    Facts about the Maldives

    Capital: Malé
    Airport: 15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
    Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.
    Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (£1 = 24.5 Rufiyaas)
    Population: 300,000
    Temperature: Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).

    Local highlights of a holiday to the Maldives

    For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of `short eats` including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas. Other highlights in the Maldives include: Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts includin mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

    Getting out and about in the Maldives

    Your island resort is reached by boat or plane from Malé. Traditional transport from island to island is by dhoni, but it is not usual for visitors to the Maldives to visit islands that are not resorts as invitations and permits are required.

    Travel arrangements

    How you get there: British Airways flies from London Gatwick to the Maldives direct (but not in the summer months). The flight time is about 10 and a half hours. The flights are not daily. Emirates flies from London, Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow to the Maldives with a change of aircraft in Dubai. The flight time is about 11 hours in total plus time for the change in Dubai. The connecting times are very good and the prices we offer you allow for a stopover in the Maldives, making the Maldives and Dubai an excellent two-centre holiday option. Qatar Airways flies from London to Malé via Doha. The flights are not daily. Sri Lankan Airlines flies from London Heathrow to Malé both direct and via Colombo. The flight time is about 12 hours in total. One you reach Malé we have included the most appropriate type of transfer to your hotel, either by speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat. Details can be found under the individual hotel descriptions.

  • Amilla Fushi - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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    The Amilla Fushi is a five star resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives.

    Milaidhoo - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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    Milaidhoo is a five-star luxury retreat comprised of seafront and above-water villas.

    LUX* Maldives - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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    Lux Maldives offers sophisticated simplicity amongst nature.

    Constance Moofushi - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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    Constance Moofushi combines chic barefoot elegance and first class service in a beautiful tropical location

    Ozen by Atmosphere - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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    Situated on the tranquil island of Maadhoo, Ozen by Atmosphere is an all-inclusive lifestyle resort offering t

    Conrad - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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    Conrad Maldives Rangali island is a really good choice of island resort in the Maldives. It is a large, vibran
  • Maldives vs Mauritius

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    An introduction to two very different destinations, both with wonderful weather, stunning beaches and some of the world's most luxurious hotels.
  • Maldives over water villas

    Stay at resorts that make the most of the stunning location and offer over-water villas that are built on stilts, with outstanding views and sea access.

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