YOUR GUIDE TO MALDIVES
Let Stress Melt Away on South Asia’s Most Idyllic Islands
Located in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Maldives boasts some of the most impressive beaches in the world. Visitors will behold beautiful clear water, colorful coral reefs, abundant marine life, white sand beaches, and a lush tropical landscape. The country is comprised of approximately 1,200 islands, which include untouched atolls and low-lying coral islands and reefs. With just 200 islands inhabited, there are actually only about 75 islands developed with resorts. These resorts are considered among the most luxurious in the Indian Ocean region.
Malé, the capital of the Maldives sits on a one square mile island. You can easily visit the area on foot in about an hour.
The common language spoken by the people of Maldives is known as "Dhivehi." For Maldivians employed by resorts, you will also find a mixture of English, French, German, Urdu, Italian, and Japanese.
The currency in Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR).
Credit cards are widely accepted at the resorts, so it’s recommended to have them ready for use. You can also exchange some cash if you plan on doing some local shopping and sightseeing. USD can be easily exchanged at the airport.
Best Time to Visit and Weather:
The temperatures are fairly consistent in the Maldives, averaging 85-90℉ year-round. The best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season between November and April. This time of year offers calm waters and the bluest water you’ve ever seen.
There are no dogs or pigs allowed in the Maldives.
It is said the waters surrounding the Maldives contain two-thirds of the world's species of reef fish.
Maldives is one of the world’s best scuba diving destinations because of its exceptional warm, blue waters, rich marine life, and vibrant coral reefs.
Because Maldives is a Muslim country, technically alcohol is illegal—but resorts and hotels have been given special liquor licenses. Essentially, you can only drink on site at your resort. Nude bathing is also frowned upon because of their beliefs.