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Exclusive Vacation Utopia of Blissful Tranquility – Maldives

Updated on July 20, 2011

Maldives Travel and Vacation Tips


Maldives is a very unique vacation destination. It is made up of about 1200 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, out of which only 200 are inhabited by man. There are 88 islands which are exclusive resorts. It is an utopia for holiday makers who are looking for close-to-absolute privacy. It is approximately 480 km south west of the southern tip of India.

Three things one must not miss in Maldives, namely Diving and Snorkeling, Dolphin and Whale Watching and Visually Astonishing Sunrise and Sunset.

Diving and Snorkeling

Maldives has a precious treasure of fascinating coral gardens under the surface of the greenish-blue sea. There are plenty of colorful fishes and marine creatures to see. Believe it or not the more interesting thing is that the fishes there are more curious than afraid of the tourists! In fact, it is a paradise for diving and snorkeling. To further affirm this, in July 2011, Maldives was awarded “Best Diving Area” at the Marine Diving & Beach Resort Fair 2011 which was held in Tokyo, Japan

Dolphin and Whale Spotting

Tropical dolphin and whale watching in Maldives may be less known but is a great item that visitors must not miss. Species found there includes and Dwarf Sperm Whales, Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins , Spinner Dolphins, Striped Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins and Short-finned Pilot Whales. It is a spectacular cruise trip.

Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset

Lazing about on the beach to watch the sunrise and sunset is an unforgettable experience. One can look at the changing colors of the sky and sea, and at the same time feel the gentle breeze. This kind of experience will bring the type of tranquility that one will hardly have in a city life full of hustle and bustle.

Language

The Maldivian language is known as Thaana. It is said to be a very difficult language to learn. However, the Maldives were under British protection since 1887 until it became a fully independent country in 1965. As such, English is a widely understood and spoken language in this country.

Temperature and Climate

As a maritime country located next to the equator, the temperature is rather stable throughout the day and the year as it is moderated by the sea. During the day, the land is heated up much faster than the sea. As such, cool breeze from the sea blows towards the land during day time and cool down the temperature on land. The daily temperature fluctuates from about 31 degree Celsius during the day to about 23 degree Celsius at night. Enjoying the cool breeze and at the same time looking at the elegantly swaying palm trees on the beaches is a supremely relaxing experience that makes you feel like in the heaven.

It is sunny and humid throughout the year. Protection against the hot sun is necessary for those who are not used to the tropical blazing sun.

Best Time to Visit

Mid-May to November is the wet season in Maldives. This is the time when Maldives experiences southwest monsoon that brings heavy rain to the country. The advantage of visiting Maldives during May through November is that one would enjoy a lower cost of accommodation.

The best season to visit Maldives is during the dry season, which is between Decembers to early May. Hopefully the global warming has not exerted too much of effect to make the rainy season unpredictable. However, reservation must be made in advance as this is the peak tourist season of the year.

Culture

Maldives is a cosmopolitan country. It receives cultural influences from visitors from the nearby countries. Its culture is a unique blend of Indian, Sinhalese (Sri Lankan), Arabian, Persian, African, Malaysian and Indonesian elements.

Religious Belief and Clothing

Maldives is an Islamic country. Maldivians are 100% Sunni Muslims. Nudity is unacceptable in public places. Hence, one must put on proper clothing to avoid excessive exposure of the body. Clothing of diaphanous materials must be avoided.

How to get there

Maldives is an expensive vacation destination. If you can afford it, it is a worthy destination.

To get to Maldives, one can get a flight to Maldives’ capital, Male’. Then, one will get to the selected resorts either by boat or plane.

Wish you a trip sweet in the beginning, sweet in the middle, sweet at the end and remain sweet forever in the memory.

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