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Take a virtual tour of Maldives through this travel guide

Unparalleled luxury, spectacular white-sand seashores and a remarkable underwater sphere sort the Maldives an apparent choice for a perfect trip of a lifespan. The Maldives is home to the greatest beaches on the earth where you’ll discover unfailingly whiter-than-white fine particles sand and radiant cyan-blue sea found nowhere else on earth. This tiny, isolated and little-known Indian Ocean paradise has the best diving and snorkeling in the world.
The vibrant seawaters of the Maldives act as a magnet for anybody with a curiosity about marine life. The lushness and diversity are amazing. From stunning coral walls, splendid caves to schools of blazingly shaded tropical fish expect you when you get down to the reef. In deeper sea waters, you will find lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. Further, the water is so warm many individuals don’t even grab a wetsuit.

The suburbs of Maldives

Situated just south of the Indian subcontinent, the Maldives are a beautiful sequence of atolls in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area entailing 26 islands or atholhu in Dhivehi, the spring of the English word. These are not solitary islands, but massive ring like coral creations in hundreds of kilometers that have split into numerous islands.
Male: The capital and biggest municipal
Addu City: Second-largest town and short-term home of the Suvadive secessionist movement
Atoll designation is difficult, as the atolls have equally lengthy and outmoded Dhivehi terms like Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi. Snippy code tags like Baa denote the governmental areas and may comprise of more than one topographical atoll.

Points of interest in Maldives

  • 1Drop beneath the surfs in a submarine
  • 2Discover the Addu Atoll
  • 3Seize rod and reel for big game fishing
  • 4Absorb how to windsurf
  • 5Marvel at Malé’s fish souk
  • 6Mingling with the locals in Malé
  • 7Spend the night on an uninhabited island
  • 8Take the ferry to Hulhumalé
  • 9Undertake as a conservationist
  • 10Watch the sun sink on a boat voyage
  • 12While away the time in Vilingili
  • 13Eyewitness life under the waves
  • 14Wreck dive the Maldives Conquest

Things Not to Miss in the Maldives

  • 1Go for scuba diving or snorkeling and discover the islands’ gorgeous coral reefs or view them from within the popular Whale Submarine
  • 2 Participate in water sports like windsurfing and water-skiing
  • 3 Charter a boat and go on a fishing voyage
  • 4 Travel Addu City, the southernmost city in the Maldives and its second largest town
  • 5 Plane hop from atoll to atoll by chartering an air taxi
  • 6 Spend the day exploring the National Museum
  • 7 Take a picnic to the Sultan’s Park, positioned on the grounds of a former palace
  • 8 Eat customary Maldivian food at the islands’ many hotels, or cafés 
  • 9 Surf boundless waves just offshore

Dine and wine in Maldives

Maldivians are chiefly rice eaters. Fish is fundamental, curried or just sautéed. Mutton and chicken are set aside for extraordinary events. The homegrown drink is a sugary alcoholic beverage called Raa; it originates from the stem of the palm tree.

Shop till you drop in Maldives

The Male is teeming with shops and kiosks that trade everything from garden-fresh fruit to urban toiletries and pretty light cotton sarongs in innumerable shades. The Baa Atoll has several handicraft shops. These have indigenous wear like lacquer inlaid earrings and ornate knick-knacks and cotton sarongs. Maldives imports most of its customer things including cabinets for the inns so belongings are nowhere near low-priced. But the native stuff like the delicious fruits are great and sarongs will create friends at home glad.

Culture of Maldives

Conventionally a sea-faring local, the Dhivehi hold high prominence on coherence with nature. Most inhabitants are involved in the fishing business and are remarkably sensitive to the environs. Sun-worshippers till their mass conversion, Islam is merely a millennium old here. Robust African overtones paint the composition of the Dhivehi. Bodu Beru i.e. Big Drum imparts its designation to the native song and dance routine. Innate skills comprise wood and stone carving, boat building, mat weaving and jewelry crafting.

When to Go to the Maldives

Due to their closeness to the equator, the Maldives experience constantly warm weather year round with temperatures usually soaring in the high 80s. However, like most republics nearby and in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives experience an impulsive monsoon season. Precipitation is at its nastiest between April and October. As a result, the finest time of year to tour the Maldives is during the dry season, which goes from January to April.

Climate

The Maldives have a tropical climate, with adequate sunshine and temperatures around 30°C throughout the year. However, rainfall escalates considerably during the April-October southwest monsoon, mainly from June to August.

Transportation

For journeys to the farthest islands, plane, seaplane or helicopter are the ideal means of conveyance. Getting from place to place on individual islets is done typically on foot since limited islands have suitable infrastructures or permit motorized ways of passage. The Male is one of the rare islands that is an exclusion to this law and tourists wanting to tour extended distances around the island can take benefit of taxis.

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