Most people think the Maldives is one paradise island, but it is in fact a sovereign country that is made up of a thousand beautiful coral islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean!
There’s so much more to this country, you’ll just have to visit to discover. But until then, here’s a quick introduction!
Check out 10 Amazing Facts about the Maldives you never knew about!
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The Maldives is an archipelago of 1190 coral islands located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, about 500 km south of the southern tips of Sri Lanka and India. Its exclusive geographical position makes it the ideal exotic tropical Island paradise.
It’s collection of 1190 coral islands are grouped into atolls protected by surrounding coral reefs that are home to incredible undersea wildlife. Indeed, most of the world’s most spectacular undersea photographs were shot in the soothing waters of the Maldives.
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The Maldives straddles the equator and has a lovely tropical climate, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees Celsius. The southwest monsoon brings most of the rain, mostly around June and July. Normally, the skies are clear during the north east monsoon, which are the perfect times to visit the Maldives!
A Sovereign Nation
Independent since 1965, and a republic since 1968, the Maldives is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth and the Non-Aligned Movement. It maintains a very cordial relationship with the International community.
The population of the country currently stands at around 300,000. Their native language is “Dhivehi”, but English is widely spoken everywhere. That’s perhaps thanks to their extremely high literacy rate of 98%, which is one of the highest in the world.
Despite its extremely isolated locale, the Maldives has been inhabited for at least 25 centuries.
Tourism in the Maldives
As of the early 1970’s, tourism has burgeoned in the Maldives. Surfers, divers, beach buffs, game fishermen and sea lovers find the Maldives the perfect destination to indulge in their passions.
Maldives is now home to some of the world’s most beautiful and stunning luxury resorts. Ivory-white beaches and pristine clear waters come standard, along with everything you’d expect from the best of the best.
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The Maldives has become extremely accessible in recent years, especially by air. Scheduled and charter flights operate on a regular basis from points of origin in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and land at the Malé International Airport. The airport in itself is a spectacle, built on a single coral island just off of the nation’s capital, Malé.
Visitors are issued thirty-day tourist visa on arrival.
Apart of normal Customs and Port Health formalities, nothing stands in the way of the inbound guests here for a tropical holiday of their lifetime.
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