The mention of Maldives floods the mind with the images of secluded beaches lined with palm trees, vibrant coral reefs and marine life, ultra-luxurious resorts and a strong desire to have a beach vacation here.
The sovereign Republic of Maldives is a collection 26 atolls arranged like pearls in a string. The Maldives dotting the Indian Ocean, southwest of India and Sri Lanka, Maldives boasts a unique geography and topography. The Maldivian language has contributed to the English word “atoll”, which was derived from the Maldivian word “Atholhu”.
The island nation is located on top of an underwater mountain range and is spread across an area of 90,000 square kilometres. A population of over 400,000 resides within 185 islands out of the 1190 islands that comprise the Maldivian archipelago.
The rest of the islands are used for agriculture and economic purpose. The roots of native Maldivians have been traced back to Sinhala’s of Sri Lanka, Marathi’s and Gujarati's of India, Arabs, Malays and Northern African.
Don’t be surprised if you are handed a beautifully decorated coconut drink when you reach the Maldives.
Apart from a unique cultural experience, Maldives is blessed with the spectacular natural beauty. If you are on the look-out for a place to unwind and have a purely relaxation centric vacation, then the Maldives is the place for you. Renowned for their water villas all over the world, Maldives gives you the chance to take a break from the hustle bustle of your daily lives and pamper yourself with the best of what life has to offer.
Best time to visit Maldives: November - April: Climate in Maldives is hot and sunny all year long.The monsoon runs from May, June, July, August and September. During December and January runs the high season.
Best places to Visit in Maldives : Male, Addu CIty, Addu Atoll, Hithadoo.
Top Things to do in Maldives: Snorkeling, Whale Shark Sightseeing, Visit Sandbank, Diving, Dolphin Spotting, Island Hopping, Surfing, Balinese Massage , Take a Scenic Flight, Chill Out.
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