Sailing holidays in the Maldives: discover the white-sand beaches and underwater oasis of the Indian Ocean.

Boating holidays in the Maldives. Explore Malé, Maafushi, Viligili, and 1,187 other islands!

Described by many as the sailing experience of a lifetime - 99% of the Maldives Archipelago is ocean - therefore, going by sailboat or catamaran is the ultimate way to explore! Whether you are observing the whale shark and manta ray at Hanifaru Bay, or learning of the rich cultural heritage of the Maldives at the 17th century Old Friday Mosque - there is much to do and see.

Best time to travel: Sailing trips around the Maldives are suitable all year round!

Costs: A week sailing adventure starts from €1,800 per person.

Top 3 reasons to go:

- 1190 islands to explore
- World-renowned snorkelling and diving waters
- Unique marine wildlife sightseeing opportunities

Sailing in the Maldives:

The country is divided into 26 atolls (or chains of islands) - with Kaafu Atoll, South Ari Atoll, North Ari Atoll, Noonu Atoll, and Baa Atoll being among the most popular for boating.

There are a host of activities that can be done in the area such as snorkelling and diving, as well as surfing and kitesurfing. Travelling by small sailboats and catamarans with their shallow draught allow an unparalleled level of access to the area's different islands, lagoons, and reefs. There is also a plethora of stunning local produce namely local wines, fresh fruits, and fish - including barracudas, trevallies, and tuna. Bringing the Maldiven experience together is the warm climate and gentle waters, that make for perfect sailing conditions.