The Maldives consists of about 1,200 islands and atolls and is located just north of the equator in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
With their location being so close to the equator, you can expect warm and sunny weather while you’re there. Being in the Indian Ocean does increase the chance of cyclones, even though severe weather doesn’t usually affect the Maldives. May through September are the wet months and can cause a rough sea. If your plans involve being in the water, you may want to choose the dryer months to visit.
Do You Want to Island Hop?
The Maldives offers a great opportunity for you to enjoy a number of islands on your holiday. Not only that, with these islands you can have a little bit of everything. Want to visit an island that has barely been touched by people? What about one in which natives still reside there? Still others are more resort-like and are ready to accommodate you.
If you want to learn something new, there’s an island for that. There are talented people on these islands who may just show you something amazing. Believe it or not, there is also industry on some islands. Yes, we’re talking actual factories on these amazing islands.
There are islands that are golfers’ dreams. If you are a golfer at heart, then you just have to pick your favorite. You get the full experience, too. We’re talking lagoons, tropical palm trees, driving ranges and 9-hole courses. To keep up the natural experience, the golf courses are environmentally friendly.
Welcome to the Nightlife!
The Maldives are alive and kicking! Whether you like nightclubs or parties by the beach, they have you covered. No matter what your choice is, the view is spectacular. To prove this point, ever wanted try an underwater nightclub? Here is your chance.
Explore the Water
The Maldives have some of the most breathtaking diving sites in the world and you can discover underwater creatures in abundance. Do you need to learn how to scuba dive? No worries! There are world-class courses to teach even the most novice—or experienced—of divers.
Safety is of huge importance in the Maldives. Therefore, you’re not going to find yourself out on your own scuba diving. Instead, you’ll be led by professional divers who will lead you safely on your dive.
Keep in Shape During Your Holiday
Yoga is big in the Maldives and you may be taught by one of many professionals in a holistic way. The scenic view is relaxing—especially at sunrise or sunset—but add in some yoga and you’ve got the perfect stress-reduction recipe.
Time to Shop!
Resorts are very shopping-friendly with basics being available but also some fantastic jewels. However, if you really want to get your shopping on, Male’ City is where you want to head to. Boutiques and row and rows of shops await! There is also shopping at inhabited islands, if you want something truly authentic.
Take advantage of your time in the Maldives. Make it unforgettable.