Here is a collection of beautiful pictures of the Maldives to inspire you. Are you thinking of where to spend your next vacation? The Maldives are suitable for family holidays, honeymoon holidays, beach holidays, cruise holidays and underwater adventures so a great holiday for many groups of people.

The Republic of Maldives is home to some of the world’s truly unspoiled tropical paradise. It is a paradise for divers and water sports enthusiasts. It is famous for its pristine turquoise waters, powder white sands, and its rich marine resources. The scenic underwater views and tranquil waters never fail to amaze this island’s visitors. If you are looking for a unique break, breath taking nature and paradise on earth, then Maldives is the perfect place.

Located in the middle of the Indian ocean, this island nation of over 1,000 islands is really a series of coral atolls that are barely above sea level. However, though tint, they are paradise and are surrounded by some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling, white sand beaches, and filled with friendly locals. Private resorts litter the islands and a vacation here is can be pricey. However, these islands are prefect for honeymooners, families, and couples looking for a romantic escape.

Quick Facts About the Maldives
Capital: Male
Population: 370,000
Size: 298 sq. km.(115 sq. mi)
Power Outlets: 230V 50 Hz
Official Languages: Divehi
Currency: Rufiyaa
Time Zone: GMT +5
Religion: Sunni Islam
Calling Code: +960

When to go: The best time to go is during November to May, when the weather is cool and dry. June through October sees more rain and hotter weather due to the monsoon season.

Things to Do and See in the Maldives

Scuba Dive/Snorkel
The Maldives have some of the world’s dive sites. Around all the islands are amazing reefs where you can see a plethora of fish. For those who don’t dive or want to learn, there’s still a lot of wildlife to see from the surface.

Dive Fish Head
One of the world’s most famous dives with steep sides supporting multiple levels supporting sea fans, fish, and beautiful coral.

Dive the Banana Reef
This protected marine area has a bit of everything: cliffs, caves, brilliant
coral, big predators, and all the reef fish you could imagine. It is also a great place to snorkel.

Dive the Maldive Victory
This cargo ship sank in 1981 and now sits between 15m (49ft) and 35m (115ft). The ship’s structure is almost intact and provides a home for abundant new coral, sponges, and large schools of fish.

Beach Activities
There are a number of beach activities to do from parasailing to kayaking to jet skiing.

Pamper Yourself
These all inclusive resorts feature wonderful spas, health centers, tennis courts, and kitchens. Order some top class cuisine, pamper yourself in the spa, get a massage, or some good
exercise. You are in paradise- treat yourself!

Eat with the Locals
Male has some excellent restaurants where you can try the local food for local prices. It’s a good change from the resort food and a chance to try the local cuisine.

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