Located southwest of the tip of India and
stretches all the way to the equator, the Maldives is a group of 1192
islands and islets, grouped into 26 atolls. The Maldives showcases its
turquoise water, white sand beaches, crystalline lagoon, world class
diving and snorkeling sites, pristine tropical islands and unique
architecture, enough to be regarded as one of the best places on earth.
It is even considered a paradise on earth.
Several international airline carriers fly regularly in and out of
Male, Maldives. They are: Eurofly, Livington Air, Air Sahara,
Australian Airlines, Condor, LTU International Airways, Martin Air
Holland, Bangkok Airlines, Viva, Macau, Singapore Airlines, Qatar
Airways, Indian Airlines and Srilankan Airlines. Also available are
charter flights from First Choice, Blue Panorama Airlines, Belair,
Malev, Edelweiss, Air Italy, Volare, My Travel, XL Airways, Transaero,
Thomas Fly, Neos Spa and Monarch Airlines.
Upon arriving to the airport island, ferry services are available to
transport you to the capital Male. Special air trips from Trans
Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi are also available.
(Regardless of nationality, all visitors are given free 30 days Visa
upon arrival. No prior visa is necessary to enter the Maldives.)
Where to stay...
The Maldives has several resorts and hotels that offer a wide range of
services that fits to every guest seeking to have a one of a kind
holiday experience. Whether you just want to stay and relax beside the
pool, enjoy some featured water activities, walk barefoot on white sand
beach that's just in front of your villa, be pampered like a royalty,
drink a few bottles of beer and party in a different way, or just do
nothing but adore the majestic beauty of an uninterrupted view of the
neighboring islands, the Maldives resorts are just waiting for you.
Resorts are located in different atolls all across the Maldives.
What to do...
The Maldives has captured the excitement and fascination of scuba diver
and snorkeling enthusiasts around the world. With its top class diving
spots, it is a wonder that must be discovered. The warm water
throughout the year and high level of visibility, often exceeding 50
meters, make diving an experience that is sought over and over again.
Every resort in the islands has professional diving schools and
instructors that are ready to conduct courses for both beginners and
advanced divers. If diving is not your cup of tea, then you can just
take a dip on turquoise water. A short swim from the beach and
snorkellers can experience the same pleasure from the surface.
Honeymooners and couples who are hoping to get married in a piece of
paradise go to the Maldives. But if you want to relax and do nothing,
the Maldives can be a very peaceful place to go to.
When to go...
On the map, the Maldives Islands are no less than a few splashes of
ink. The country is situated southwest of the tip of India and
stretches all the way to the equator. That said, the Maldives
experiences a whole year of sunshine but the best months to go are from
December to April (the rainy season is from May to November). These are
also the times when people pack the hotels and resorts.
The people are predominantly Muslims but with Dutch, Portuguese and