Snow-white trailing sandy beaches, beautiful coral reefs looming in the shallow seas, the nearby waters turn into a blue color, and gradually turn into a dark blue in the deep sea – this is the picturesque natural beauty of the Maldives. Stroll through the whole Maldives and appreciate it with your heart. In fact, there are scenery everywhere.
Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you won’t find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this anywhere else on earth. This fact alone is enough to bring well over a million people a year to this tiny, remote Indian Ocean paradise.
Every resort in Maldives is its own private island, and with over 100 to choose from the only problem is selecting where you want to stay. At the top end, the world’s most exclusive hotel brands compete with each other to attain ever-greater heights of luxury, from personal butlers and private lap pools to in-room massages and pillow menus. It’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the country at the very top of their wish lists. But there’s also plenty of choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts.
Maldives has undergone seismic change in the past 10 years, since inhabited islands have been opened to tourism and locals permitted to build their own guesthouses. Travelers no longer have to stay in resorts and remain separate from the local population, something that kept backpackers away for decades. Island hopping by public ferry, speedboat and domestic flights has opened up this incredible country to visitors on almost all budgets. A number of islands in Male and Ari atolls are now big centers for a booming guesthouse industry, with dozens of options on each.
the Maldives is a tropical island nation in the heart of the Indian Ocean, with more than 1,190 small, coral islands stretching over approximately 2000 kilometers. Scuba diving is done at a leisurely drift pace as the Indian Monsoon Current sweeps along the island chains, moving nutrients and divers along.
Dolphin watching in the Maldives is a possibility that anyone can relish throughout the year. For an even better chance, December to March is ideal. the weather is much more favorable during the high season. Before booking a dolphin sunset cruise Maldives or swimming with dolphins boat trip, you should find out what to expect on such a tour.
The Maldives is made up of 26 atolls broken up into the Southern Atolls, Central Atolls, and the North and South Malé Atolls. Each of the atolls offers its fair share of great surfing spots, so you will be spoiled for choice when choosing which ones to surf. Here is a round-up of some of the very best places to catch a wave in the Maldives.
Currency Maldives Rufiyaa
Flight time from Kuala Lumpur 4h 29m
Official languages Dhivehi and English
Time difference + 2 hours 30 minutes
Visa Requirements Required for Malaysian Passport Holders
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