The Maldives is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, made up of 26 atolls, forming an exotic island country, the Republic of Maldives.
The Maldives joined the world’s tourist map in 1972, when the Republic established its first two tourist resorts. Now in the Maldives you can spend your holiday in over 80 resorts, some of which are amongst the most beautiful and luxurious in the world.
How can you get to the Maldives?
Only by plane. There are a lot of routes and the prices vary, depending on the airline company and season.
What is the climate like in the Maldives?
The Maldives have a tropical climate with two monsoon periods – one from Southwest, from May to October, which brings more rain and wind in June and July, and another from North-East from November to April, which brings a drier climate.
Temperatures here fall very rarely below 25 degrees, and during the rainy season the temperature is just around 27-33 degrees, making this tourist destination perfect for any season.
However, you should know that tourists prefer the dry season, from November to April, when the the chances of rain are lower and the temperatures remain around 25 degrees constantly, with very small variations. Also in this period in the Maldives the water is quieter and the wind is almost non-existent, just like the rains, of short duration.
Maldives is the country with the lowest altitude in the world, with the highest “peak” of only 2 meters and a few centimeters, and most of the islands not more than 1.5 meters above water surface. Studies show that due to global warming, the islands might be completely submerged by water at some point in the future.
What island should you choose for your trip to the Maldives?
The Maldives are actually made up of over 1192 small islands, of which 250 are inhabited. There are 80 tourist resorts here offering various activities, from snorkeling to scuba-diving and much more. Of course, since all the resorts offer the same coral reefs, crystal clear water and high quality service, it’s hard to decide on a particular island or resort. This is why we are trying to offer you some suggestions today, but in the end it all depends on your preferences.
Maldives holiday for diving enthusiasts
Maldives is an ideal destination for diving enthusiasts especially in the dry season that ends in April. The waters are clear and the coral reefs are extremely beautiful, which is what makes Maldives an incredible destination for those who love diving or snorkeling and underwater photography.
The most suitable island for underwater sports is Biyadhoo, famous for its PADI diving school. It is an ideal resort for those who go to the Maldives for diving.
Holidays in the Maldives for gourmets
Kuredu Island Resort is the resort that is often recommended by tourism specialists for those who want to spend some hours of culinary delight in Asian-specific restaurants, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Here the prices are somewhat higher, but we guarantee that you’ll get an unforgettable experience.
Kandooma is the perfect location for those who want to relax and drink a fine cocktail. Relaxation, sun, beach, cocktails – what else will you need to feel in a real paradise?
For those who can not decide on a place, we recommend Meeru Resort & Spa. Here tourists can choose between a villa with a swimming pool, right on the beach, or even mesmerizing villa surrounded by palm trees.