Strung out along the equator in the Indian Ocean, 26 atolls make up the tiny yet
beautiful country of Maldives. The country is blessed with beauty of nature that include,
brilliant white sands, tropical palms, blue seas, surfing and blooming sun making it an
ideal destination to lie back, get tan and enjoy a holiday. There are a number of resorts
located in different atolls of Maldives, where you can take accommodation and enjoy
pamper yourself with relaxing massages by professionals. If you are into adventure,
then you can go surfing, diving and explore the exotic marine life of the Maldives.
Whatever may be your reason, EaseMyTrip.in presents exclusive range of Maldives
holiday packages for you to choose from and enjoy your vacations in this charming
Best Sightseeing Places in Maldives
There are several scenic sightseeing places in Maldives, without which your Maldives
trip is incomplete. Read on to know more about them:
Male is the capital city of Maldives. There are modern buildings coming up everywhere
and construction activity keeps the city on abuzz. But, the city yet manages to retain
a small-town charm; with its quaint marts and neat streets, pretty in parts and people
everywhere. The city has the only international airport and gives you advantage of
completing all your paperwork done at one place and make your Maldives travel an
enjoyable experience. The city has many tourist attractions like, the National Museum,
a number of small mosques like the Hukuru Miski scattered across the island and
towering Islamic Center and Grand Friday Mosque. The Hukuru Miski is the oldest
mosque in Male, and the most decorative ones. A 13th century panel displays the story
of the conversion to Islam in gracefully carved stone. You can also entertain yourself by
the way of cinema, which screens song-and-dance Bombay fare, as well as fists-and-
fury Hollywood hits.
Addu atoll: Seenu:
The atoll, for a longer period of time was base for British military operations. The locals
picked up English, the 'western' ways and are now a redoubtable battalion in the travel
culture. Causeways connect the more important islands and make Addu the easiest to
get around. Therefore, Addu is best place for you (a traveler) to enjoy the taste of local
culture. The island of Gan has a resort that runs out of an ancient military base.
Lavish Resorts :
Golden sun on sparkling water, blue curacao and a dash of gin, palm-fringed white,
oysters and moist toast - this, here, is bliss for the senses. In Maldives, the resorts vary
from the generously luxurious to the basic. The accommodation is most of the time
whitewashed neat independent cottages, the food served is sumptuous, the nights full
of dining-wining-music and the days full of scuba diving and surfing! There are over 70
resorts in the Maldives. Most islands are exclusive to one resort, while some are not.
However, it should be noted that all islands have arrangements for various water sports
like, snorkeling, diving and other sports.
Best Time for Holidaying in Maldives
Being located at an equatorial region, Maldives has one more or less constant season,
and in this case, it's a constant monsoon. In fact, its monsoon throughout the year but,
varying in degrees. The best time to visit Maldives is from December to March, when
the sun comes out often. The tourists flock here around the Christmas-New Year week.
It's wise to book in advance for this time. Moreover, for interested divers the months
of April and November (when the weather's changing) is the best time to explore
the remarkably clear waters and the excellent views. So, make sure you plan your
Maldives vacation in the appropriate duration.
Must Buy Things from Maldives
As far as the shopping is concerned, you can get good stuff in Male's bursting shops
and stalls that sell everything right from fresh fruit to stylish toiletries and charming light
cotton sarongs in myriad colours. The Baa Atoll has many handicraft shops from where
you can buy exclusive handicrafts, lacquer inlaid earrings and ornamental knick-knacks,
and cotton sarongs. Maldives imports most of its consumer goods including furniture
for the hotels from outside, so things are nowhere near cheap. But, the local things like
the tender fruits are great and sarongs will make a good souvenir option for friends at
home. So, don't forget to buy these stuffs from your Maldives tour. Another popular
shopping place is the Singapore Bazaar, which is located in Male.
Explore Options to Reach Maldives
Before booking your Maldives holiday package, you should be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful country. To know more, read on:
The main international airport to reach Maldives is the Male International Airport,
which is located in the Hulhule Island and 2.5 KM from its capital, Male. The airport is
connected to the flights from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Lanka and all other major cities of
South East Asia.