The Maldives is a picture of paradise. With luxury bungalows extending over turquoise waters, sandy beaches, abundant sea life and pure luxury, Maldives is a dream destination. An archipelago of 1,192 coral islands, grouped into 26 natural coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Currently, only 192 islands are inhabited by its 300,000 inhabitants and another 100 islands have been developed as Resorts to cater to the discerning tourist from across the world. All the remaining are Virgin Islands.
The Maldives is a tropical Nation, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 30°C throughout the year. Although the humidity is relatively high, the constant sea breezes help to keep the air moving. Two seasons dominate Maldives’ weather: the dry season which is the northeast monsoon from January – March or April and the rainy season or southwest monsoon from April – October, with rainfall increasing particularly from June to August.
The Maldives is renowned for its blue lagoons and extensive reefs and hence is an ideal getaway for water lovers….diving, snorkelling, surfing, dolphin spotting. It is one of the premier scuba diving destinations on earth and if there is one place you need to give it a try, it’s here. Or simply snorkel, to appreciate the abundance of underwater life…. the reefs of the Maldives are famous for reef sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, sting rays, and lots more. Grab rod and reel for a big game fish. Head out during the day to catch tuna or a sail fish or at night to catch a snapper or a squirrelfish. Round off the trip by barbecuing the day’s catch. And not too miss while in Maldives, is to pamper yourself with the finest Spa’s and bask in the sun, sip cocktails and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.