Basic information

Far from bustling cities, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, is a place you won’t find anywhere else. A place that will take your breath away. Unrivalled luxury, gorgeous white-sand beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, and unique marine life make the Maldives a paradise every traveller should visit at least once in their life. The Maldives was almost unknown until the 1970s, when the country became a popular diving site. First-rate diving alongside manta rays and whale sharks is a dream come true for every adventurer. Tourism is currently the country’s main source of income. The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in 26 atolls spread out over 90,000 km². The islands of the Maldives are protected by thousands of reefs, vital for maintaining life above and under water. The average altitude of 1.5 metres above sea level makes the Maldives the lowest country in the world. Exclusive resorts are surrounded by palm groves, directly adjacent to the white-sand beaches. Each resort, on its own island, is accessible by seaplanes, more distant islands by small airplanes, and the closest by speed-boats. You can look forward to unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. The Maldives is the perfect place for honeymoons as well as worry-free family vacations.

Weather and location

Thanks to the location near the equator, the climate is tropical with a constant temperature of 24–30 °C throughout the year. Dry and rainy seasons alternate in the Maldives. The dry season lasts from December to April, with sunshine all the time. Rainfalls with stronger winds come between May and November, but the conditions are ideal for diving and snorkelling, as the water is very calm with perfect clarity during these months. These months are ideal for spotting manta rays and whale sharks.

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