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The Maldives, a tropical haven of immaculate beaches located in the Indian Ocean south of Sri Lanka, is an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into natural atolls, out of which only a few are inhabited. Time stands still in the Maldives as you lie on the white sand beaches, hearing the crystal clear waves crash against the seashore, swim with the manta rays and reef sharks and feast on a wide array of fishes with the locals. The Maldives is ideal for an adventure, honeymoon or leisure holiday.
Floating on the translucent waters, Maldives is a divine paradise for those looking for a getaway from the daily humdrum of city life, with unparalleled beauty. With its sun-kissed beaches, palm-fringed islands, crystalline lagoons and pristine waters, Maldives enthrals and draws visitors all year round. Each resort generally occupies an entire atoll and are equipped with luxurious water villas. Imagine having a room on a pier jutting out from the shore with a glass floor under which tropical fish can be seen swimming!
Renowned for its incredible diving opportunities, the azure waters of Maldives, are home to diverse marine life and corals of distinct hues. While the vivid blue lagoons are perfect for snorkelling, the reef walls offer a kaleidoscope of sea life for more experienced divers, making it a haven for water sports enthusiasts.
The capital city of Male is both commercial and financial capital. Seat to the executive, legislature and judiciary, this city is a tourist favourite as well. The history lovers will be satiated here, given Male houses several buildings and monuments of historical importance. Male is easily accessible by ferry boats from the international airport. Travel to other islands in the Maldives is also quite feasible from Male due to the good ferry connectivity. Be it island hopping, candlelight dinner by the sea, breakfast ferry to an uninhabited island (yes, this is possible), scuba diving or even dolphin watching for all you leisure lovers, this idyllic holiday will never afford you an idle moment!
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The Maldives is another one of those places for which weather plays a crucial part. Although the beautiful islands of Maldives experience relatively similar temperatures throughout the year, the rainfall it receives differs largely. Choosing the best time to visit the Maldives can be derived from the activities you wish to participate in. Take a look at which activities would require calm seas and less rainfall as opposed to the ones that would require heavy rainfall.
The Maldives is recommended for people of any age be it a family vacation or a romantic honeymoon. A great destination for aqua lovers to try out different water activities, recommended for history lovers, for a great experience.