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 77–86°F. Highest rainfall May–Aug
Arriving from Velana International Airport
Main airport is on Hulhulé Island, less than a mile from the capital, Malé. Travel time by ferry 10 minutes
Getting around the Maldives
Top Maldives sightseeing