Maldives

The Maldives is more than just a tropical holiday destination and its popularity is increasing day by day. During the 2012 more than 950.000 tourists visit Maldives, a true natural wonder, ideal escape from reality, a surreal experience that no one forgets.

Here tourism has been developed in a controlled way and everything has been organized with great efficiency. Each Maldivian resort and boat is quite, safe with really professional staff.

Visitors can spend their time in Maldives enjoying sun, beautiful white tropical beaches and warm crystal waters.

The amazing Maldivian barrier reef allow superb snorkeling, diving, surfing, fishing and all water sports (kayaking, kite surf, sea bob, waterskiing, parasail, banana-boat etc).

One million of possibilities in this idyllic holiday destination: one island or one yacht in a gorgeous scenery will be a daydream experience with lots of warm, welcoming smiles and kind-hearted hospitality.

History, Economy and Politics

Maldives today is divided in 20 administrative atolls...

The Land

Maldives consists in 1192 tiny low lying islands...

Male City

Male City is the smallest capital in the world...

Religion

Islam is the only national religion...

Culture

The genesis of Maldivian culture is cloaked in the mystery...

Festivals and Events

Most of the festivals are based on the Islamic lunar calendar...

Music and Dance

The Bodu Beru is well-known performance of traditional music and dance...

Climate

The tropical climate of the Maldives is dominated by monsoons...

Shopping

The best way to buy souvenirs in Maldives is in local islands...

Money

The rufiyaa is the Maldivian local currency...

Communication

The international country phone code is +960...

Transport

How to get the Maldives with international fly and getting around whit cheep domestic public transport...

Food

Maldivian food is quite spicy...

Health

The ADK Hospital, located in Male City, is the biggest private health care facility...

Entry and Custom Regulations

Visa is not a requirement for tourists...

Foreign Embassies and Honorary Council

Foreign Embassies and Honorary Council in Male City...

Clothing

Light cotton dresses are recommended...

Water Sports

Maldives offers ample opportunities for water activities...

Flora and Fauna in the Maldives

The coconut palm is the Maldivian national tree...

Dhivehi Phrases

The language of the Maldives is Dhivehi...

Quick Guide

Maldives at a glance...

Map of the Maldives

See the geographic map of the Maldivian Atolls...

Art and Craft in the Maldives

Liye-Laajehun and Thundu-kunaa are popular handicratfs in the Maldives...

Tourist Arrivals

the number of tourist arrivals in the Maldives every years...