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The Maldives is a collection of islands in the Indian Ocean, home to palm-fringed beaches of powdery-soft white sand and warm, clear waters. Here you can snorkel in blue-green lagoons, swim among brightly colored coral reefs and cruise to uninhabited islands.
Generally the tourist resorts have their own private beaches. Spend long, lazy hours relaxing on the sands while resort staff bring you refreshments. Then treat yourself to a spa treatment.
The clear waters of the Maldives are ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving and underwater photography. Resorts have fully equipped dive schools with lessons available for beginners and intermediates.
Dive at the Banana Reef Dive Site to see pufferfish, bannerfish and several species of grouper. Experienced divers can look for leopard sharks at Gangehi Island's Gangehi Kandu dive site. The islands also have shallow lagoons perfect for snorkeling.
Most of the beaches and resorts rent out equipment for watersports. Go kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, surfing and jet skiing. Charter a boat to fish for tuna, marlin, dorado and barracuda.
While most people come to relax on the beaches or play in the sea, the capital city of Malé is well worth a visit. Gaze at the beautiful architecture of the 17th-century Grand Friday Mosque. The religious building is made from coral stone decorated with carvings, calligraphy and intricate patterns. See examples of Maldivian art at the National Art Gallery. Watch freshly caught fish being gutted at Malé Fish Market.
Book a day trip to one of the less-frequented locations where Maldivians live. Experience local life and culture, visit fishing villages and buy traditional handmade goods.
Most visitors to the Maldives stay in beach bungalows or water bungalows at self-contained luxury private island resorts. The most common way to get into the islands is to fly into Malé. From there, seaplanes or boats will take you to your resort.
Enjoy the very warm temperatures of the Maldives at any time of year. The calm and relaxation are enchanting.
Not the fist time to Maldives but definitely is one of the best. we like: friendly staff good food sport/recreation center is great although we didn't hv enough time to enjoy beautiful beach big room only thing which is not so good is The pool is a bit small and very noisy with children and all kind ...
very expensive, soft drink $6. staff excellent and very clean resort. did not know i have to pay for seaplane. did not read carefully through the small print , coast me $1800 for 5 persons. recommended for people looking for privacy and tranquillity Island very beautiful and not crowded.
Amazing, but the food , in all the restaurant the price too high , it’s my own opinion.
The only dissapointment were the waiters at the restaurant particularly in the waterbungalow. I never encountered such bad attitude of waiters in resorts and hotels in my entire life even in a 2 star hotel. Hotel services were usually good and servers were pleasing and helpful.. except in ellaidhoo. ...
Loved the bungalow. Had tons of room, comfortable bed, shower, complimentary daily waters, cleaning area for sand, beach towels, beach recliners. Well maintained resort. Food was spectacular. Lots to see and do.
A piece of paradise - a small island but everything is so conveniently set in the lavish green bushes and palms! The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean an well maintained. The food in the restaurant (we had all inclusive package) was tasty, the drinks in the bar most enjoyable- we ...