A brief guide to Maldives islands
If the aforementioned list does not provide enough information, then
you may want to spend a few minutes on a dedicated travel website like Expedia. It is actually very simple to book
a place to stay in Maldives once you discover the right website to look. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for
the most extravagant room in the area or a humble room that will save you some money, you’re sure to find what you
need after only a few moments of searching online. There’s no need to put off your search until the last minute
when it only takes a minute to begin with.
Guides to the
Before you travel to the Maldives islands there are things that you should
know, just like going to any other travel destination: do you need visa, do they accept credit
cards, about drinking water, vaccinations, etc. It's all explained in our brief guide to holidaying
in the Maldives.
With almost 1,200 islands and atolls dotting the Maldives area, with white
sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, you'll find many outdoor attractions. Diving and snorkeling
is metres away in just about any location, while boat rentals, yachts, kayaks and canoes will help
you explore the blue waters.
Maldives Island Hopping
Whether you enjoy a family getaway, a romantic vacation, or an adventure in
tropical paradise, you will find island hopping in the Maldives an amazing way to spend your
holiday here. There are seaplane flights to outlaying islands, as well as speedboats for
The Maldives offer some of the most pristine places in the world. The
Maldives government has taken steps to ensure that this natural beauty remains unspoiled, while
fostering tourism and travel. In accordance with this, the resorts in Maldives offer splendid
accommodation with unspoiled views.
As one of the top travel destinations in the world, Maldives islands have
much to offer. Whether you taking a romantic trip or bringing the whole family with you, hotels in
Maldives will provide great accommodation for you. Many of the hotels feature private bungalows,
with a lot of extras.
The islands of Maldives have numerous hotels and resorts scattered across the
nearly twelve hundred islands. You will find tons of great places to stay on your Maldives
adventure. Conrad Maldives, Full Moon Beach, and Hulhule Island Hotel all offer luxury hotel
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If you're looking for easy access to the airport, Huvafenfushi Hotel in North
Male Atoll is a 30-minute boat ride from the airport. For secluded location, choose Cocoa Island
Hotel on the South Male Atoll, while Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is overlooking the incredible
azure waters lagoon.
At many of the hotels in Maldives guests can choose from a suite, a bungalow,
or a water bungalow. Personal preferences, as well as budgets, will determine where you want to
stay. The Four Season Hotels offer guests many exceptional services and a lot of water
If you're taking your family to the Maldives on a holiday, there are number
of Maldives resorts that cater for the whole family. These island resorts offer activities and
facilities exclusively for children and families. We recommend several island resorts ideal for
All Maldives resorts are little different from each other. But they all
provide a number of resort activities to keep you entertained during your stay. These include water
based activities like diving and snorkeling, but many resorts also have health clubs, where you can
enjoy pure relaxation and many special treatments.
An Exotic Travel
If you are attracted to exotic travel destinations, where you can
enjoy serenity and peace, far away from noisy, highly populated centres, then you will find the Maldives Islands an
ideal travel destination for you. The Islands of Maldives, set in Indian Ocean, have become one of the
most exclusive exotic travel destinations in the recent years.
Introduction To The
MaldivesHeavenly turquoise blue waters, lush tropical
islands and Robinson Crusoe type isolation – these are just some of the images that come to mind when we
think about travelling to the Maldives. The beautiful scenery of The Maldives has been used as the backdrop
of video games and other pirates game.
In this article you’ll discover a new world altogether – a beautiful world beyond
the imagination of most people. A world where you can be one of a small handful of people that have an island all
to themselves. This world is called The Maldives. And this article will tell you everything you need to know about
these tiny palm-fringed islands.
Location Of The Maldives
The Maldives are a group of tiny islands that are set in the Indian Ocean – the
closest countries to the Maldives are India and Sri Lanka. There are approximately 1200 separate islands in the
Maldives and only about one sixth of these are populated. The capital of the Maldives is Male – the most densely
inhabited island. But while Male, it seems, is simply bursting from the seams, there certainly are no space
problems on the other islands. Male holds about a third of the Maldivian population while the remaining are
scattered around various other islands of the Maldives.
A Brief History Of The Maldives
While there are no certain facts it is estimated that the Maldives have been
populated as early as 1500 BC, most likely explorers from India and Sri Lanaka (Ceylon). During 1152 there was a
conversion to islam although there was a brief period from 1558 to 1573 when the Maldives was taken over and ruled
by the Portugese. The islands were also under the rule of the British in 1887. In 1965 the Maldives regained its
Flora and Fauna in the Maldives Islands
Contrary to the first impressions of many, the Maldives islands are not especially
hospitable to plants, mainly because the soil does not have the nutrients to support a large and varied diversity
of plant life. The main type of vegetation include coconut trees, vines, banyan trees as well as mangroves. Also
found are Breadfruit trees and Bamboos. Flowering plants include Bougainvillaea and Frangipani.
|Thonis or wooden rafts are a common
sight in the Maldives - photo by Muthu Krishnan
The Maldives islands
have an incredible number of colourful, tropical fish and when you visit you’re bound to see many of them. A few of
these include Butterfly fish, Dolphins, Anglefish, Parrotfish and Flutemouth. The colours and shapes of some of
these fish are as varied and intriguing as their names would suggest. Divers are sure to have an experience
of a lifetime in the Maldives.
While there are a healthy variety of birds inhabiting the islands, there are fewer
varieties of land based animals. Common to the islands are flying foxes, geckos and garden lizards. There are also
a couple of species of snake (not dangerous).
Maldives are a haven for birdwatchers! There are over 100 species of birds –
expect to see crows, parakeets, and waterhens as well as koel birds. Also present are herons, seagulls and
The Maldives traveller type
The Maldives is a wonderful destination for a wide variety of travellers – from
those seeking complete bliss and Robinson Crusoe type peace and quiet (in an absolutely idyllic surrounding), to
beach lovers and diving enthusiasts to honeymooners and romantic couples looking for some enchanting memories in
one of the most beautiful places in the world. With a wide variety of resorts to choose from it’s important to
research the facilities in a wide range of resorts to make sure that you get whatever it is you’re looking for. For
example, some Maldives resorts may suit more active travellers while others would be more suited to those looking
for a quiet and peaceful stay.
Maldives white sand beaches offer splendiferous sights and experience in this island
The Maldives Exclusivity
In order to preserve Maldives exclusivity and limit building growth, the Maldives
islands authorities have laid down building guidelines to prevent uncontrolled growth. What makes Maldives
- In 2006 five new 6-star hotels have opened in the Maldives.
- Only the best hotels can get permit to build on Maldives
- The Maldives is one of the rare travel destinations where luxury is
guaranteed by the law.
- Out of over 1,000 Maldives islands, only 200 of those islands are
How To Get To The Maldives
Almost all visitors get to the Maldives via plane – typically, they arrive in
Male, the capital from their port of departure and from there will be transferred to their resort. Transfers are
usually via seaplane or speedboat. Given the stunning scenery it’s always advisable to arrive by seaplane where
possible – the views of the islands from the air are nothing short of spectacular. When researching Maldives
resorts and prices it’s worth remembering that some packages will be quoted with transfers built into the price
while others will not. Please keep in mind that transfers can be quite pricey.
Some resorts are located quite close to the airport in Male – transfer times can
be under 20 minutes while other Maldives resorts further away may take an hour or even two to reach depending on
the type of transfer. Keep in mind that after travelling a long distance on a flight, the last thing that you’ll
want to do is spend a further couple of hours on a speedboat. Where possible, choose an early flight, to allow
yourself enough time for speedboat transfer.
If your transfer is not via seaplane it is possible to ride in a seaplane during
your stay – and get some stunning photos of the Maldives islands and atolls from high above.