A cluster of 1,190 emerald islands with white sandy beaches and palm trees deep blue seas, bordered by the clear turquoise Indian Ocean. Maldives is paradise for sun lovers, snorkelers and divers. Maldives is also a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. The resorts, along with their own little island have more to offer from individual cottages to water villas. The clear water of seas have high visibility to experience marine life. The main attraction of Maldives is the opportunity to dive, the best way to experience marine life under water, over a thousand of creatures are visible as far as fifty meters away. Although the Maldives were discovered accidentally by sailors heading east and have long been populated, it is only in recent years that their popularity as a holiday destination has been appreciated. With so many wonderful islands and resorts to choose from, deciding which one to visit is a hard choice to make so we have carefully selected a few island retreats that offer something special.
Those seeking a pampering experience can choose an island with a luxurious spa overlooking the ocean, marine lovers can select a resort with a house reef teeming with brightly colored fish or take to the deep under the guidance of an expert dive centre, while those seeking something unusual can enjoy a meal in an underwater restaurant, eat a mouth watering picnic on a deserted island, enjoy a fine dining experience in tropical splendor.
Whatever are your requirements, the Maldives is an idyllic place to escape from the stresses of modern life without having to forego any creature comforts
Reasons to visit Maldives
Beaches: Protected by reefs and lagoons, the islands that form the Maldives have beautiful white sandy beaches with little or no waves, allowing for a refreshing swim to escape the tropical heat.
Great Spas: A relaxing or romantic break is not complete without a rejuvenating spa treatment,so it is no surprise that the resorts that we work with have great spa facilities.
Diving and Snorkeling: Famous for its immense variety of fish, corals and other underwater flora and fauna, the Maldives is amongst one of the best places in the world to enjoy snorkeling and diving with comfortably warm and often crystal clear waters. Turtles, sharks, Manta Rays and Whale sharks can be spotted, depending on the season.
Luxury: The Maldives is renowned for its luxurious resorts. Whether you wish to stay in a villa on stilts in the water or on the beach or fancy your own plunge pool.
Quality Cuisine : Surrounded by tropical waters it is no surprise that the Maldives are a haven for some of the best and freshest seafood, but it doesn't stop there. The resorts that we work with all have great restaurants all employing experienced chefs guaranteeing a culinary delight.
Relaxation: Tiny palm clad islands, wonderful accommodation, tropical weather and the nearest big city at least 50 min flying time away, it is no surprise that the Maldives offer a relaxing escape from the hectic lives lived by most of us. As they say on the islands, 'no shoes, no new
Romantic Escape: Small intimate islands, lovely weather and luxurious, well appointed resorts make the Maldives a great romantic escape whether it is for a honeymoon or to celebrate an anniversary. Most resorts offer a private moonlit dinner for two on the beach
- Time: GMT+5hrs
- Capital Island: Male
- Total islands: 1,190
- Inhabited islands: 200
- Resort islands: 99
- Population: Approx. 350,000
- Major industries: Tourism and fishing
- Currency: Rufiyaa (USD 1 = MRF 15.42)
- Electricity: 240 AC
- Government working hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
- Bank hours : 9:00am to 03:00 pm Sunday to Thursdays
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