Maldives

CapitalMale

Population350,000

LanguagesDhivehi, English

TimezoneGMT +5

CurrencyMaldivian Rufiya

Electricity240 AC

About

Situated in the warm Indian Ocean South West of Sri Lanka and India, the aptly named nation derived from Sanskrit  mālā (garland) and dvīpa (island) is a double chain of 26 atolls strung across the equator.  

The Maldives is one of the worlds most geographically dispersed nations with over 1,200 coral islands stretched across 90,000 square kilometers. This unique setting is the heart of Maldivian tourism, 112 hotels, each self-contained on its own island. The concept of one hotel, one island delivers the perfect heavenly getaway with unrivaled privacy and a wrap around view of the endless ocean that can only be found in the Maldives.

The picturesque country is one that sells itself. Its natural simplicity coupled with its nurtured hospitality, makes these islands the ultimate tourist destination.

The Maldives is not just designed for idyll living and relaxation. It is also considered to be one of the world best diving destinations. Each island with its own coral reef fringe provides exciting opportunities to see over 11, 000 species of fish, sea turtles, whales and dolphins that calls Maldives home.

Location and Geography

The Maldives archipelago situated in the middle of the Chagos- Laccadives ridge is part of a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean.  The country is made up of over 1, 200 coral islands in 26 coraline atolls.  It has 31 protected areas of marine biodiversity and a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve. 

Weather and Climate

Maldives position on the equator gives it an all year around warm temperature that sits consistently between 25 C and 32 C.  The picture perfect weather can be experienced through out the year.  

Maldives experience two seasons every year. It is sunny and dry from December to April. From May to November a few showers are brought in by the South West trade winds but the sun usually shines brightly for more than 7 hours of the day.