Maldives Travel Guide
Maldives is a country of more than a thousand islands spread over 298 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Uniquely charming, endowed with a dreamlike beauty unknown elsewhere in the world.
Maldives country profile
The Maldives is an archipelago of more than a thousand coral islands grouped in 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. Located along major international shipping routes. The economy is mainly on tourism.
Travel to the Maldives
Most see the Maldives as a destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation. The tropical holiday has changed and evolved since the first group of Italian tourists.
Maldives independent travel - things to know
The majority of visitors to the Maldives have package holiday bookings. While independent travel in the country may present some challenges and may take some planning because the infrastructure for budget travellers is in its infancy.
Diving in the Maldives
More of the Maldives is underwater than above. Therefore it is not surprising that the country is known the world over as one of the premier dive destinations of the world. The country is endowed with thousands of reefs.
The ancient history of Maldives is a mixture of fact and legend. History of this country has been shaped and moulded with the ebb and flow of time and tide. The country has been influenced by the major civilisations of the world.
Maldivian culture when seen through its music and dance and its art and craft reveal the journey it has taken through time; one sees the obvious influences of South Asian culture, elements of Malaysian and Indonesian culture, East Africa and Arab culture as well.