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The Maldives is a tropical paradise formed by collection of over 1000 picturesque coral atolls sitting in the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Only 200 of these beautiful islands are inhabited, with many hosting some of the world's most luxurious holiday resorts making a luxury Maldives holiday a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The ocean is where the Maldives really comes to life, rich in wildlife, color and breathtaking views. Fishing and diving are just two of the many once in a life time experiences available to guests. The Maldives really does offer a sensational and truly unforgettable luxury holiday experience.

A combination of perfect geography, climate, culture and environment has moulded together in the Indian Ocean to create the Maldives; an equatorial country made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around atolls. Exceptional is the only word to describe the marine habitat here, where an underwater world teems with life. On land you’ll find the people and the customs just as intoxicating. Place this backdrop behind world-class luxury resorts and you have paradise found.

Maldives Weather

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp C 28 28 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28
Rain (mm) 75 50 73 132 216 172 147 188 243 222 201 232
Hours of Sunshine 8 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7

What To Know before you go on your Maldives holiday

The language in the Maldives is Divehi however English is widely spoken throughout the Maldives and in particular the resorts of Male.

Islam is the main religion in the Maldives, despite the warm and very humid conditions; women are expected to dress appropriately. This however is not the case when in the resorts.

Gaining entry to the Maldives is not difficult as no VISA is required.
Luxury Maldives HolidaysMaldives holidays are extremely popular for enthusiastic divers, and it is not hard to see why, with its picture perfect white sand beaches and coral reefs. However it's the abundance of wildlife in the Maldives that sets it apart from other diving destinations. Many different species of sharks can be seen in these waters as well as an incredible variety of different fish. Explore caves, caverns and overhangs with an explosion of colorful sponges and coral.

Where is the Maldives?

The Maldives lies in the Indian Ocean, made up of 1,190 islands spreading over 90,000 kilometers. 99% of the Maldives consists of the sea. 200 Islands are inhabited by locals, with a further 90 being used as tourist resorts. The current population of the Maldives stands at 350,000. The islands lie 700 kilometers south west of Sri Lanka.

Maldives General Information

Time Difference: GMT+5Hours Flight Duration: 10Hours 20minuites (Direct) Currency: Rufiya (The American dollar is widely accepted) Capital: Male

 

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