From stunning beaches to crystal clear lagoons and underwater wonderlands, the Maldives is well-known as a luxurious destination, But there is so much more to discover. Follow us on our journey as we explore the pearls of the Indian Ocean.
Welcome to Maldives
The Maldives is a country of islands located in the Indian Ocean that spans across the Equator. The nation is made up of 1192 islands spread across 871 km. Although the country is around 90,000 square kilometres, just 298 sq km are inhabited. The islands are divided into an encircling chain comprised of 26 atolls.
The unique geography of the country captivates visitors. Reefs brimming with colours, tiny jewel-like sand islands surrounded by the softest sand and set in the clearest, shallow water one could imagine.
The Beautifulness of the Maldives isn’t just in the waters. The Maldives are home to around 5 per cent of the world’s colourful coral reefs. The reefs house more than a thousand varieties of marine species. In the Maldives, giant pelagic fish like whale sharks and manta rays are attracted by the abundant nutrients that flow through the currents.
Major attraction in Maldives
The Maldives is known to be one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet, but it is also very, very expensive.
The Maldives is located at the centre of the Indian Ocean and benefits from complete exposure to the swells of the southern part of the ocean and superb surfing conditions in the reefs outside the atolls.
With an average temperature of about 28 degrees Celsius, surfing conditions are excellent all through the season of surfing, which runs between mid-February and November. However, you will have the best conditions between April to May and September until the end of November.
Diving and Snorkeling
- Diving in addu atoll.
- Diving in north male atoll.
- The shipyard in Lhaviyani.
- Baa atoll biosphere reserve
- Addu nature park
- Utheemu Ganduvaru is the birthplace and residence of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu, one of the most revered heroes of Maldivian history.
- Muleeaage is the President’s official residence and must be seen on any Male Tour.
- Hukuru Miskiiy, the mosque, is constructed of interlocking coral blocks decorated in intricate coral carvings. Its roof supports coral columns, and master carpenters crafted a vaulted, decorated ceiling.
- The Kaashidhoo island is home to one of the most significant archaeological sites in the nation, which reveals the Buddhist time of the Maldives before the arrival of Islam during the 12th century.
- Isdhoo Old Mosque is a historic site with a lot of significance.
Accommodation in Maldives
From resorts that look like clubs to stylish boutique resorts, from resorts that offer families fun to those that cater for adults. Select one that is in line with your style.
If you’re visiting the Maldives for business, staying in accommodation within Male is convenient. Hotels of various sizes and styles in size and standards are offered.
Liveaboards provide you with the chance to experience more of the Maldives. Liveaboards can provide dive and surf cruises, or choose one to take a leisurely cruise through different atolls.
A stay in a guesthouse is the opportunity to experience a completely different. The guesthouse is located in a local town, where you’ll have an opportunity to interact with people and experience an experience of the region’s traditions.