Maldives Tourism

Maldives remains one of the most beautiful tropical nations dotted with gorgeous set of beaches.   The nation is all about bounty of white-sand beaches, an astonishing underwater world and some of the richest beach resorts where you can have a whale of a time. Many honeymooners book Maldives holidays to spend some time away from boring city life and get lost in its natural wonders.

Beaches of Maldives
Beaches remain the most priceless gems of Maldives. In total, it has around 1200 islands which look perfect from all facades. You can laze around their white powder sand while dipping your feet in the luminous cyan blue water. Some of the best beaches of Maldives include Hulhumale’ Beach, Bikini Beach, Veligandu Island Beaches, Reethi Beach, Cocoa Island Beaches, Vabbinfaru Island Beaches, etc.  

World Underwater
Underwater world in Maldives is completely exotic. Here you can partake in the most pleasing activities like diving and snorkelling. Go deep into the aqua green waters to experience vibrant coral walls, wonderful caves and brightly coloured tropical fish. The deep waters here also house manta rays, turtles, sharks and the whale shark.

Water Activities in Maldives
Water activities in Maldives charm all. No matter whether you are a veteran or a novice adventurer, there will always be an activity for you.  Sea Diving is extremely popular here to explore some unseen coral islands. This can be enjoyed at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Baa Atoll and many other places. If you are seeking some moments of serenity, then partake in dolphin watching as Maldives is counted among the top 5 whale and dolphin watching destinations. Other water activities available in Maldives are canoeing, knee boarding, kite surfing, wake boarding, wind surfing, water skiing, parasailing and banana boat rides.

Flora and Fauna
Flora and fauna of Maldives are as diverse as the country. Here you can find tiny groves of banana, papaya, drumstick and citrus trees maintained by the locals. Breadfruit trees and coconut palms also look spectacular.

The island nation welcomes many seasonal birds like frigate birds. One can also find birds like grey heron and the moorhen residing in marshes and island bush.

Fairs and Festivals
As majority of population is Muslim here, Muslim Religious festivals are celebrated here with great fervour. Ramadan, Kuda Eid, Prophet's Birthday, Eid-ul-Al'h'aa are some of the top festivals of Maldives. Republic Day of Maldives also holds great importance among the locals.

Shopping in Maldives
Maldives has numerous street markets selling local handicrafts, mementos, and gift items. Le Cute remains popular among those having love for makeup. One can also find many stores selling cosmetics, toiletries, health care products and herbal products.  

Best Time to Visit
Maldives is mostly sunny. The temperature is usually close to 30 degree Celsius throughout the year. However, humidity is subsided by regular breeze from the coast. Months from December – April are peak tourist season with dry weather. May – August bring high rainfall restricting beach activities. 

How to Reach
MLE (Male International Airport) is the main airport of Maldives connecting to all places in South-East Asia.

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