Africa Travel Week

Maldives: The sunny side of life


Swim with Manta rays

The Maldives is one of the best places to snorkel or dive with manta rays. Ari Atoll and Baa Atoll are popular snorkelling spots.

WHEN TO GO: Mantas are found in the Maldives year-round but migrate to certain areas at specific times.

Surf season

Think you couldn’t find a wave in the Maldives? Think again!

The Male’ Atoll is a popular surfing spot and is close to the airport too. On Huvadhoo Atoll, you’ll find surfers catching waves.

Other well known surf spots are: Beacons, Tiger Stripes and Castaways, located in Huvadhoo Atoll.

Cokes at Thulusdhoo, Lhohis at Lhohifushi island. Jailbreaks, Honky’s and more in Male’ Atoll.

WHEN TO GO: Mid-February to November.
Expect the best conditions from March to May and September to November.

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.