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Maldives

There are no two ways about it, Maldives is the quintessential island destination one would long to romance and do some holiday escapades. Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives comprises of 1,190 Islands scattered among 26 atolls. It is impossible to escape the distinctive beauty of this tropical paradise, with huge postcard-perfect lagoons around the many low-lying islands.
It's sheer joy to immerse in the magic and mystery of this island nation, with easy access to pristine wilderness, endless outdoor adventures, jaw-dropping sights, and a vibrant history and culture. Maldives exemplifies the absolute beauty of a beach holiday spot, and its absorbing picturesque scenery is an activity in itself.
The places of the Capital City Male is the very definition of exquisite opulence, from stunning religious sites including the 17th century Grand Friday Mosque, built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar, the magnificent edifice President's Palace and to the National Museum, which carries artifacts and treasured stuffs from bygone era. Some of these islands have ruins and artefacts of ancient Buddhist and Hindu settlements prior to the arrival of Islam. Get an authentic glimpse into the day-to-day lifestyle of Maldivians, visiting the fish markets where you see locals selling fish and other local produce.

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Things to do

City Tour of Male' - The Capital city-Male' beams with a quiet architectural grace and enduring attractions. We recommend you to do a City tour of the Capital. It is home one of the world's loveliest shopping centres and plenty of architectural beauties, including the elegant 17th-century Friday Mosque and the gold-tipped Islamic Centre. Male has a long waterfront - a nice place to go for a stroll and relax.There's nothing like hopping around, enjoying the scenes around; marveling at its incredible features, its serene landscapes, discovering unforgiving terrain all with a silent elegance it radiates.

Adventure Sports - Maldives has stupendous adventure sports facilities - for sailing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, rafting. Orjust take a deep diving expedition to dive with whales and hammerhead sharks etc. Located in North Male Atoll, Banana Reef was the first dive site to be discovered in Maldives continues to be one of the best diving sites in the world. Blessed with an abundance of attractions, Maldives will enliven your visit no matter the time of year.

Cultural Sea Ride - Sail in a traditional boat (dhoni) sunset cruise; go fishing, and admire the view while spotting hundreds of spinner dolphins summersaulting right next to the boat. Alimatha Island, MaafushiIsland, HP Reef, Biyadhoo Island, Veligandu Island offers a fascinating glimpse of the simple, yet breath-taking beauty of Maldives. And there are great restaurants, like the Piano Deck at Baros, to enjoy a decadent breakfast, sunset cocktails, or even having a spa treatment. These places serves some tremendous local cuisine, including some of the freshest seafood, makes this country a culinary delight.

Related Trips

  • Fondly called the honeymoon paradise, Maldives has some enchantingly beautiful beaches, white sandy shores, crystal clear waters and enormous infinity pools. Maldives is formed by 26 natural atolls and make for a beautiful beach holiday.Experience a tranquil escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views from your resort.

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  • Gear up for some overwhelming time in Maldives - a romantic gateway with great beaches,sparkling turquoise waters and stunning marine life. Its splendid terrain is inequitably irresistible, offering a rare and eclectic blend of finest experiences and impressive life out in the sea. Maldives tranquil sun-blazed beaches that stretch the length make the Islands truly charming.

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Best time to visit November to March

The Maldives has a warm, tropical climate. The weather is warm throughout the year-both in the peak season (November and April) as well as in the low season(May to October). Average temperatures around 25-30 degrees Celsius await you throughout the year. The high season is the months of November to April are the driest months, with little rain and low humidity, with plenty of sunshine and warmth. The months of February and March are the driest months with low humidity, which also means very good time for engaging in water sports activities, especially diving and snorkeling.

The low season temperatures are still warm, but there are increased likelihood of rain and storms. June and July have lots of rainfall. Most showers happen in the evening, which means you have wonderful weather till noon for swimming and all other activities. However, that's not bad time to visit. The months of May, August, September and October are good for surfing. The wind is moderate and the rain prospects are much lower during the months of November and December. There would be plenty of great offers and attractive prices to take advantage of, making it also a good common time to be in.

You can make the best of Christmas and New Year in tradition as well as refined style at various private hideaways and islands in the Indian Ocean; with international gastronomic journey featuring all European, Asian, local delicacies and other irresistible offerings in multiple dining locations.

How to reach

Air

  • The easy and the best way to reach Maldives from India is by air, even though there are some international cruises connecting India and Maldives.Almost every major Indian airline has regular flights to Maldives' Male International airport, which is on the Hulhule Island.

  • Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi have flights to Male.

Boat

  • Island-hopping is only possible by a ferry, a seaplane, a speedboat, or some combination of all three. Maldivian Air Taxi offers transfers across the islands. All of the resort islands are generally small and are easily manageable on foot. The local ferry network is very limited and it is not recommended, even though there are private yachts and dhonis' ply between islands. Speedboat transfers are other popular way to get to other islands, which are available at request or arranged by resorts themselves.

Road

  • Male, Fuvahmulah, Hulhumale, and few islands in Laamu and Addu Atoll have decent taxi connectivity, but some other islands don't enjoy that luxury. Overland transportation is mainly done by golf buggy. Bus service is limited to certain routes which include airport to airport services and from the airport to other parts of the island.