The Maldives are a place synonymous with unrivalled luxury, amazing dream-like beaches and stunning underwater adventures. Undoubtedly home to some of the best beaches in the world, the numerous islands of the Maldives cater for over a million visitors every year looking for a paradise island holiday. Every resort in the Maldives is its own private island and even though everyone is blessed with stunning beaches, coastlines, beauty and pristine warm waters, there is some variation between the different islands. Some cater especially for families, while others do so for divers, those on a relatively smaller budget, and the capital Male is a great place to explore a vibrant island city in the middle of a tropical ocean. When visiting the Maldives, though, most people will be looking for five star luxury and in this regard, the Maldives are a cut above almost anywhere else in the world.
A trip to the Maldives is almost certainly going to consist of relaxation and indulgence on one of its beautiful resorts. Its beaches are special and time spent relaxing by the coast is an obvious pastime. A trip to Male is a fascinating experience also. The Maldivian capital is definitely the best place to see the local culture and see how local life is on the islands. The capital itself is a fascinating experience. A densely populated city crammed onto one of the small islands. Bright houses and crowded markets abound on this peculiar city stranded in the middle of the ocean. Besides a trip to this intriguing city and lapping up the sun, the islands offer many exciting trips and excursions.
Diving in the area is a great experience, with local waters home to some of the most fascinating creatures in the ocean. Diving with hammerhead sharks and whale sharks are a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed. Diving is especially brilliant, also, on the southern atoll of Addu, with the spectacular range of colours and variety of wildlife on this coral reef. You could also do some quite extraordinary. Most resorts offer the opportunity to be temporarily stranded on a deserted island – with a lunch provided of course – leaving you to your own devices to explore the white-powder beaches. A very modern castaway.
The reputation of the Maldives precedes it as a luxurious collection of islands offering a truly exotic and tranquil experience. The resorts are uniformly fantastic, with exceptional service and each and every island is blessed with fantastic beaches and pristine cyan-blue warm waters, leaving you to relax, sunbathe, dive and swim until your heart’s content. A trip to the exquisite Maldives is an experience that will stay with you a lifetime.
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The Maldives is a tropical climate that is warm to hot, all year round. Temperatures mainly maintain an average into the high twenties and low thirties. The monsoon season runs from May to November means significantly higher rainfall throughout this period, with the effect on the southern islands being more pronounced. The downpours during this season, however, tend to be heavy yet brief. The best time to visit the Maldives tends to be between December and April where there is less risk of rain and low humidity.