Introduction to the Maldives
The Maldives comprise an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, divided into 26 atolls. A former trading post for Sri Lankan, Arabic and Indian merchant mariners, the island nation is known for palm-fringed, white-sand beaches, ringed by reef-sheltered lagoons. IHG offers a family-friendly resort in South Malé Atoll with a spa and beach bar among its many features.
Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Tropical with average year-round temperatures of 25–30C. Highest rainfall May–Aug
Arriving from Velana International Airport
Main airport is on on Hulhulé Island, 1km from capital Malé. Journey time by ferry 10 minutes
Getting around the Maldives
Top Maldives sightseeing