Some places are simply magical, they can only be described as paradise. This is the case with Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives, and Martinique. Spellbinding beaches, turquoise waters, lush hills and abundant marine life are a few of the characteristics these Islands share. Regardless of what destination you choose next, you are guaranteed an authentic Island experience that will have you and all your loved ones wishing this was your forever home.
Maldives is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. Pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush palm trees, sunny warm weather and lots of great diving make this beautiful country what it is; heaven on earth.
This archipelagic nation, situated in the north-central Indian ocean, consists of a chain of about 1,192 small coral islands and sandbanks. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited. The islands are surrounded by jaw-dropping beaches and incredible gorgeous lagoons, protected by reef structures All the islands are low-lying, none rising more than 1.8 metres above sea level. The average annual temperature varies from 24 to 30 °C.
There are numerous things to do in Maldives. Whether you are looking to have a relaxing holiday or seeking thrilling adventures, the Maldives have something for you. To fully appreciate the beauty of this island nation, you need to go diving. The Maldive Islands have some stunning coral reefs, but it’s the abundance of marine life that sets it apart from many other diving destinations around the world. One of the most sought after diving spots is the Ari Atoll due to the presence of both pelagic fish and colorful reefs, as well as the ease of reaching it. North and South Male Atoll also offer various diving sites, and their close proximity to the capital and the airport make it favorites among many travellers. If you love marine life but don’t necessarily want to submerge into the deep waters then dolphin watching should be on your to do list. It is believed that 20 different species of dolphin call the Maldives home. These include Spinner, Bottlenose, Risso’s Spotted and Striped Dolphins. Dolphin watching can be done from the beach but if you want a closer look, it is best to go on a boat ride where a tour guide can take you to the areas where the dolphins are usually spotted.
The population consists of a mix of people who trace their descent from Sri Lanka, India, Africa and Arab countries. The official language is an Indo-European language called Dhivehi but you will also often hear people speaking Arabic, Hindi and English. This blend of cultures reflects in the cuisine, crafts, customs and traditions.