The Maldives is a group of 1192 islands and islets, divided into 26 atolls, situated southwest of the tip of India and extending all the way to the equator. Its turquoise water, white sand beaches, crystalline lagoons, world-class diving and snorkelling locations, pristine tropical islands and unique architecture are displayed in the Maldives, enough to be considered one of the best places on earth. On earth, it is also considered a paradise.
In and out of Male, Maldives, many international airline carriers fly on a regular basis. These airlines are:
Eurofly, Livington Air, Air Sahara, Australian Airlines, Condor, Martin Air Holland, Bangkok Airlines, Viva, Macau, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Indian Airlines, Srilankan Airlines, LTU International Airways. First Choice, Blue Panorama Airlines, Belair, Malev, Edelweiss, Air Italy, Volare, My Travel, XL Airways, Transaero, Thomas Fly, Neos Spa, and Monarch Airlines also have charter flights available.
Ferry services are available to transport you to the capital city of Male upon your arrival on the airport island. Also available are special air trips from Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi.
(All visitors are granted a free 30-day visa upon arrival, regardless of nationality. No prior visa is required to enter the Maldives.)
Where to stay?
There are many resorts and hotels in the Maldives that offer a wide range of services that fit any guest who wants to have a holiday experience that is special. The Maldives resorts are just waiting for you, if you just want to sit and relax by the pool, enjoy some practical water sports, walk barefoot on the white sand beach just in front of your villa, be pampered as a royalty, drink a few bottles of beer and party in a different way, or just do nothing but adore the breathtaking beauty of an uninterrupted view of the neighboring islands. Resorts are spread in the Maldives, in various atolls.
What to do?
The Maldives have captured the curiosity and passion of worldwide scuba diver and snorkeling enthusiasts. It is a marvel that must be explored with its top quality diving spots. Throughout the year, the warm water and the high degree of visibility, often greater than 50 meters, render diving an activity that is repeatedly sought after. There are experienced diving schools and instructors in every resort on the islands who are ready to teach courses for beginners and advanced divers. If diving isn’t a cup of tea for you, then you can only dip yourself in turquoise water. A quick swim from the sand, and from the surface, snorkellers will enjoy the same pleasure.
Honeymooners go to the Maldives and couples who intend to get married in a slice of paradise. But the Maldives can be a very peaceful place to go if you want to relax and do nothing.
When to go…
The Maldives Islands are no less than a couple of splashes of ink on the map. The nation is located southwest of India’s tip and reaches all the way to the equator. That said, there is a year of sunshine in the Maldives, but the best months to go are December to April (the rainy season is from May to November).
These are also the days when the hotels and resorts are packed with tourists.
Mostly Muslims, but with Dutch, Portuguese and British influences, are the citizens.