If you look about seven hundred kilometers off Sri Lanka, or south of Lakshadweep islands of India, moving along the way to the equator, you may find a cluster of 1192 islets, grouped into 26 atolls. Out of these, two hundred islands are inhabited. This is the Maldives. What can you find there? Let us visualize it in our wildest imagination…white sand beaches, clear turquoise water, lovely crystalline lagoon, most sought after snorkeling and diving havens, pristine tropical islands and unique architectural buildings. Yes, Maldives has been regarded as one of the best places to be visited in your lifetime. Some call it the paradise on earth.

How to get there…

Hulhule is where The Male International Airport is situated. It is a narrow island just wide and long enough for a runway. There are many airline carriers that fly regularly to Maldives. Eurofly, Australian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Bangkok Airlines, Indian Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Sahara are some of them. There are also some charter flights available such as First Choice, Edelweiss, Air Italy, and Monarch Airlines just to name some.

Once you have touched down on the airport island, get a ferry service that will continue your journey to your final destination, especially the capital of Maldives, Male. Air trips are also available provided by Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways.

All visitors to Maldives are provided with free 30 days visa when they arrived, which means no prior visa needed upon entering.

Places to stay…

Resorts and hotels in Maldives offer different types of services to cater to their guests’ preferences. Some places let you relax lazily beside the pool, for the adventurous ones they get to enjoy the water activities, for the romantic couples they can enjoy walking on the white sand beaches barefooted, some will pamper you like a king, some will let the party goers dance the night long, while for the idle ones they can sit all day enjoying the beauty of the islands. Make sure you look through the Internet and do your homework so that you choose the correct resort or hotel that really suits your holiday lifestyle.

Things to do…

Scuba diving and snorkeling are some of the most must do to the enthusiasts of the sports. Their diving spots are top class with high level of visibility that often exceeds 50 meters. Professional diving schools and instructors are available to cater those advanced and even beginners divers.

If diving and snorkeling is not your favorite pastimes, then enjoy the clear turquoise water by taking a dip or a short swim for a refreshing experience.

For romantic couples, or those on honeymoons, Maldives will give you the mood that you are seeking for. Relaxing, romantic evening, peaceful places, you will not be disappointed when in Maldives.

When the best time to go…

Maldives is situated along the way to the equator, southwest from the tip of India. Sunshine can be expected for the whole year long, although the rainy season is somewhere from May to November. That means, December to April is the best period to go. But you must take into account other countries holiday season because that time the hotels and the resorts can be full of holidaymakers.

Source by El Jaffa

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