Destination Guide: The Maldives

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Destination Guide: Maldives


A nation of 1192 islands in south-east Asia, the Maldives have become one of the world's most iconic luxury travel destinations due to the spectacular beauty and exceptional luxury resorts waiting to be discovered.  

With beautiful beaches lining the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, elite accommodation, and unique culture, the Maldives are one of the hottest spots in the world for those seeking luxury travel experiences like no other.

Whether you’re looking to relax and regenerate, sample some of the finest culinary delights in the world, or dive the most beautiful reefs in the world, you'll find everything you need in the Maldives.

Accessible via private jet charter with SHY Aviation, find out more about the Maldives below.

Best time of year to visit the Maldives for a Luxury Travel Experience

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April. The climate is warm and tropical, with average highs at a consistent 29°C to 31°C year-round and average lows rarely falling below 24°C. For those travellers wishing to see Whale Sharks during their visit, then October and November are definitely the months to go.

January to April are the driest months, with little rain and low humidity, making this peak season at the resorts.

Temperatures are still warm from May to December, but rain is more likely and there is a risk of storms. However, even during this period there are usually long spells of bright sunshine.


Airports Available for Private jet Charter Flights to the Maldives


The primary airport in the Maldives for private jet charters is Velana International Airport (VRMM / MLE). Located on the island of Hulhule, near the capital, this airport serves as the gateway to the Maldives for travellers who wish to avoid flying with commercial airlines.

3 of the Best Luxury Resorts in the Maldives

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives


Located on the Fari Islands, the new Ritz-Carlton resort offers absolute luxury via the connection of three independent resorts across a spectacular lagoon. Offering 100 exceptional villas, a Bamford spa and a plethora of fine restaurants, it must be considered for any trip.


Soneva Jani


Situate don Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani is a sensational pioneering eco-resort offering large villas, phenomenal dining, a deep-reaching spa and a wide range of activities. Set amid a setting akin to paradise, Soneva Jani is a scene of unforgettable luxury travel memories.  




Kudadoo is an extremely intimate 15-villa retreat that exudes understated elegance. Offering a unique fully inclusive experience allowing guests to enjoy any amenity or service at any time of the day or night, it defines tranquil luxury like no other resort on earth.

3 of the Best Restaurants in the Maldives

Aragu, Velaa Private Island


Aragu, was the first and so far, only restaurant in The Maldives to feature in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Dishes include yellowfin tuna with confit egg yolk, barbecued chicken with braised eggplant or the country’s famed lobster curry.




Located 20ft under the sea on the edge a reef, Sea provides a dining experience where sharks, turtles, and tropical fish are your guests. Open from breakfast through to dinner, phenomenal seafood paired with world-class wines will make your meal unforgettable.




Decanter at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is a subterranean wine cellar offering thousands of famed vintages paired with phenomenal tasting menus offering dishes ranging from hand-dived scallops to Wagyu tenderloins amid incredible surroundings.

3 of the Best Luxury Travel Experiences in the Maldives

Scuba Diving


Scuba diving in the Maldives is an unforgettable experience in an idyllic paradise with clear blue waters offering the chance to explore stunning coral reefs and the chance to encounter wildlife including whale sharks, mantas, dolphins, and turtles it is not to be missed.


Visit Huvafen Spa – The World’s First Underwater Spa


Located at the Huvafen Fushi resort in the North Malé Atoll, this is the world's first under-the-sea spa, devoted to deep relaxation. With treatment rooms overlooking the reef and beneath the water, every element is inspired by the ocean and dedicated to wellness and relaxation.


Submarine Experience


Embark on an exclusive adventure within the 2-person submarine ‘Ocean Pearl’. Every expedition is led by an onboard pilot and a surface co-pilot, ensuring guests’ safety and access to the profound knowledge of marine life, complementing the sheer wonder of the experience.

Best Way to Travel to the Maldives

Whatever luxury travel experience awaits you, SHY Aviation’s global private aviation solutions are the most comfortable and convenient way to get to the Maldives.

The cost of a private jet to the Maldives will depend on various factors, but you can fill out our booking form or speak to one of our experts to receive your quote for a private jet charter to the Maldives today.

Here at SHY Aviation, we provide private aviation solutions worldwide. Specialising in private jet charter, private group charter, or helicopter transfer, we are a team of experienced aviation experts who tailor our services to our clients' requirements.

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, our access to the world’s finest aircraft and premier operators ensures your journey will be as comfortable and convenient as possible. Available for lone travellers through to groups of 400, we can provide the perfect private aviation solution to get you to your destination.

To ensure you enjoy the best of the best once you arrive, the SHY Lifestyle team of luxury travel experts provides a wide range of services designed to maximise your comfort and convenience. From securing the finest accommodation and best restaurants to arranging chauffeur-driven transport, exclusive excursions, and any other request you may have, they are on hand 24/7 throughout your trip.

To reserve any of the accommodation or hospitality options above, please ask your SHY Aviation expert to handle your request or contact the SHY Lifestyle team for more information.

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