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Maldives is officially known as the Republic of Maldives. It is an archipelagic country in the Indian subcontinent of Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres (470 miles; 400 nautical miles) from the Asian continent's mainland. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south (across the Equator). This atoll group spans roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi) including the sea, land area of all the islands comprises 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states and the smallest Asian country as well as one of the smallest Muslim-majority countries by land area and, with around 557,751 inhabitants, the 2nd least populous country in Asia. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location
Weather in The Maldives
The Maldives is gorgeous all year round with temperatures between 26˚C and 32˚C. The best time of year to visit depends on what you’re hoping to see and do while there. The dry season is from November until April, and the monsoon season starts in May and lasts until October, with June being the wettest month.
The most popular time to visit the Maldives is between December and March. Fortunately, because the Maldives consists of many smaller islands with private resorts, it never really gets overcrowded, even during peak tourist season. If you’re looking for more affordable Maldives packages, planning a trip during the low season could save you some money. And even during the monsoon season, the Maldives has plenty to offer, from swimming and relaxing to private tours.
Discover more about The Maldives
On honeymoon or in search of a journey that’s truly timeless? Head for the Maldives. This small country made up of 1200 islets, just 200 of them inhabited, is a natural treasure. On one of the uninhabited islets, enjoy an all-inclusive package in the Maldives with just coconut palms, fine sand and whispering waves for company. Visit the islets by seaplane, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the colourful lagoons and coral reefs.
Leave the air and head for the ocean. Your stay in the Maldives continues with a trip to Ari Atoll aboard a glass-bottom boat: ideal for observing the aquatic ballet of fish dancing around the coral reefs. Then dive into the waters off North Malé Atoll at Manta Point for some unexpected encounters during your all-inclusive package in the Maldives. You can even swim with the manta rays and whale sharks. Completely harmless, they’ll be happy to come up close and say hello.
Much more than just an idyllic setting, the Maldives have an identity forged by a range of different influences. In Malé, which in Sanskrit means "big house", the Maldives National Museum bears witness to the Indian, Muslim, Buddhist and Portuguese civilisations that live side by side in the country. Malé is also an island of traditions, as you’ll see for yourself at its picturesque market: around stalls of exotic multicoloured fish, folklore and trading rituals provide a real spectacle for you to enjoy every day. A spectacle that’s tinged with the kindness of the locals who’ll welcome you into this "big house" and provide some great tips on where to savour grilled bonito or help you seek out a secret islet. Everything you need to make your stay in the Maldives even more memorable.
Key discoveries in The Maldives
The Maldives National Museum is one of the great cultural symbols of the Maldives. In Malé, with its modern yet understated architectural setting, the museum guards behind its doors a wealth of artefacts. Pre-Islamic antiquities, thrones and armour uncover the roots of the Maldives, in what has today become a haven for the country’s rich art history.
Witness the spine-tingling ballet of the manta ray by heading for Maradhoo. This secluded Indian Ocean paradise promises breathtaking underwater thrills. The diving clubs are on hand to offer a warm welcome and all the advice you may need. Located to the west of Addu Atoll, you can reach this magnificent natural site by boat your resort.
Strolling through the market, you’ll discovery an hallmark of Malé folklore. A vast array of fish of all sizes are laid out before you on the ground, on mats, to make negotiating as simple as possible. An extraordinary experience, very typical of Malé, that is a must-see during your all-inclusive stay in the Maldives.
Located on the Medu Ziraye Magu in Malé, the Old Friday Mosque is one of the oldest monuments in the Maldives. Built in the 17th century from coral, this place of worship, also known as Hukuru Miskiy, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architectural ornaments provide a perfect example of the fusion of Maldivian and Moorish influences here. An enriching and informative destination during your all-inclusive stay in the Maldives.