The Maldives, also known as the Republic of Maldives is a South Asian Country located in the Arabic Sea. Its closest neighbor is Sri Lanka and is a mere 1000 KM from the Indian Continent. The uniqueness about the Maldives is that it consists of many Islands clustered into “atolls”. With a constellation of 26 Atolls, Maldives boasts a staggering 1200 Islands which are either inhabited or uninhabited. With a territory spanning 298 square kilometers and population of approx. 430,000, The Maldives holds the distinction of been the smallest Asian country by land and population. The Island nation is a devote Islamic state and Male city is the official capital. The Maldives was a British protectorate until its independence in 1965.
Though Maldives seems small and barely visible on a World map, it out beats most nations with its heart stopping beaches. A paradise right here on earth. Making the most of its blessed beauty, Maldives ventured into Tourism in 1972. The inflow of tourist is recorded to have started in February 1972 once the two resorts, namely Kurumba Island Resort and Bandos Island Resort opened its doors. Currently there are over 140 registered resorts in the Maldives with almost all International brands fighting for a place of prestige. The star-studded list of brands is endless from the Sheraton, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Astoria Waldorf etc fighting for bragging rights in the Maldives which attracts celebrities from Royalty, Music, Sports etc. This is mainly due the fact that it is mostly “one Island, one resort”, thereby guaranteeing privacy, quality and relaxation.
The growth in Tourism has been phenomenal. With just two resorts in 1972, the Maldives is now 140 plus resorts strong and it welcomed over 1.4 million tourists in 2018. With significant infrastructure growth, tourists could now easily access the island resorts via sea plane, domestic flights and speed boats. With its popularity growing each year, The Maldives has now become a must visit destination on most tourists bucket list. When you reach your preferred Island Resort, you literally leave the World and your worries behind. What more could you ask for!
As Maldives has a hot, tropical climate, it is ideal to wear shorts and t-shirts or other lightweight clothing.Read More
As Maldives is proximity to the equator, it has a tropical climate and is hot all year round and is influenced by the monsoonsRead More
Always take care of our valuables and other personal possessions, especially when travelling in Male or it is a good idea to always use the safe deposit boxes on island resortsRead More
To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required.
A thirty-day free visa is issued on arrival for all Nationalities; provided:
Maldives is a tropical country hence always carry sunscreen and insect repellentRead More