Why the Maldives should be the luxury travel destination of your choice.
Almost all parts of the world have direct or connecting flights to Maldives. Maldives has two International airports and various domestic airports with accessibility to all areas of the country.
- A valid international travel document issued by a sovereign state’s government with a minimum of 6 months validity.
- A valid return air ticket and necessary visas to final destination.
- A minimum of USD 50 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation voucher.
- Maldives has FREE VISA for all the tourists for 30 days on arrival.
The Maldives is located in the zero degree equator of the world, thus providing you favorable weather throughout the year. Almost all days from August to May are sunny, while rain showers are experienced from June & July which is also considered as the low season with cheapest offers and deals to the destination.
Life & People
People of Maldives are friendly & mostly educated. The entire population follows Islam & follows a same unified tradition & culture. Most of the urban population follows modern styles of living wile rural areas still follows the traditional way of life. Maldivians speak with their own language of “Dhivehi”.
- Informal Dressing is enjoyed
- Nudity or scanty clothing’s are offensive in public areas
- Island Hopping to experience the Maldivian traditional lifestyle
- Malé Excursions gives you a good dose of knowledge about History & Culture
- Enjoy a castaway experience by visiting an uninhabited island or sandbank
Maldives is very well connected by the latest network connectivity offered by the Dhiraagu (local and state owned) & Ooredoo (Qatari owned international company). 3G/4G connectivity is available through out the country with FREE WIFI provided by almost every hotel, resort in the Maldives. International roaming is available by the both service providers in the country. Data SIM cards are available on the arrival area in the airport. International dialling code of Maldives is +960 or 00960.
What to do in MaldivesThe Maldives is renowned for its incredible diving opportunities. The crystal clear water and shallow lagoons are perfect for snorkelling, while the reef walls offer a kaleidoscope of sea life for more experienced divers. The Maldives have an amazing diversity of sea life, with corals and over 2000 species of fish, ranging from reef fish and reef sharks to moray eels, rays and whale sharks. The island’s many sheltered lagoons also provide the perfect destination to enjoy an adventure-filled family holiday or romantic getaway for two.
Attractions in MaldivesDiving Bluetribe Moofushi, Sun Island beach, Alimatha Island, Manta Point, Banana Reef, Grand Friday Mosque, Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), HP Reef, National Museum, Veligandu Island beach, Bodu Mora, Hulhumale, Mulee Aage, Utheemu Ganduvaru, Biyadoo Island, Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre, Kuda Bandos, Muraka Diving
Geography of Maldives
The Maldives archipelago consists of 1190 tiny islands scattered across the Indian Ocean. Only 185 of these islands are inhabited, while the others are used largely for tourism and agriculture. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars perched atop a 960km submarine ridge, while the land features lush tropical vegetation with abundant local coconut palms. With an average ground level of 1.5m above sea level, the Maldives is by far the lowest country on earth and as such has a very fragile ecosystem. The capital and largest city of the Maldives is Male.
Climate in Maldives
The tropical climate is influenced by monsoons, although bright sunny weather with a light sea breeze can be expected most days.
30°C all year round | Sea temperature: 22°C to 28°C
Languages in Maldives
The locals speak Dhivehi, with English widely spoken in areas frequented by tourists.
Culture in Maldives
The local culture features a lively mix of South Indian, Sinhalese and Arab influences that is reflected in the traditional music, cuisine and art of the island.
Money/Currency in Maldives
The monetary unit is the Maldivian Ruffiyaa (MVR), while international credit cards are widely accepted by resorts.
Driving in Maldives
Most tourists will land in the capital, Male, and will be transferred to their hotel either by seaplane or boat. These two means of transport are widely used for most trips between islands.
Direct Flights to/from Maldives
There are frequent direct flights to Male from most international destinations including India, Sri Lanka, Dubai and major airports in South-East Asia, as well as an increasing number of charters from Europe.