Made up of over twelve thousand tiny coral islands this tropical paradise nestles in the stunning blue waters of the Indian Ocean, making them the ideal location for that desert island getaway, which is a reason why many famous people choose these idyllic islands to escape to, as well as those going on a honeymoon. Two main reasons for visiting this part of the world are for their secluded, romantic settings for a romantic getaway or to sample some of the most spectacular diving locations in the world. Most of the atolls only house one hotel too, so any entertainment will be in house. If doing absolutely nothing is what your holiday is all about then this also the perfect place to be as it really is a sunbathers paradise, offering some of the world's best deserted and private beaches.
Things To Do
With the seas in the Maldives extremely clear, almost anything is visible down under. You'll get to catch sight of some amazing species such as exotic fish, dolphins and and sharks, making it a great place to go diving or snorkelling. You could even try water polo or surfing here too, taking full advantage of its crystal clear waters. What most don't know about the Maldives though, is that some spectacular excursions are available here. You could venture out its tiny villages in The Maldives to discover its true history and culture, getting a glimpse as to how the small amount of locals here live. Of course, The Maldives are famous for their ability to relax and unwind each of its travellers, with some of the best spas and beauty therapists in the world are based here. Its many beaches are also the reason why The Maldives are known world wide, with white sands, swaying palm trees and stunning views that go on for miles.
Eating out in the Maldives can be made very special. Most of its all inclusive hotels offer exquisite meals, with the presentation made wonderful. Here you can expect to taste some very traditional Mediterranean foods based around fresh produce such as ripe tomatoes and fresh fish. The cuisine here is generally prepared the same day as you eat, where you can even enjoy these tasteful bites looking over the island, alfresco on the beach, or on a small wooden pier that over looks the sea.
Best Time Of Year To Visit
December to April
If you arrive in Male with no accommodation pre-booked then you will not be allowed to stay. No alcohol can be imported onto the Islands. It is a criminal offence to take anything from the sea. No topless sunbathing allowed. 6 months validity required on passports from return date. Tax payable on departure.