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Welcome to Maldives

Maldives

Maldives - where heaven meets earth

Even the sternest of travellers gets downright poetic when braced with the views and stunning local attractions to be seen on the little dots of coral in the Indian Ocean called the Maldives. "Outstanding", "Completely captivating", "Simply the prettiest place on earth," are just a few of the epithets you come across as you talk about the Maldives.

The warmest of tropical oceans laps at sparkling white coral sand, a cornucopia of local seafood graces every meal and the local people delight in having you here. The Maldives might not be famous for its nightlife or its cultural attractions - that's what Europe is for - but it does do tropical paradise almost better than any other place on earth. Book your Maldives holiday through Holiday Supermarket and find out for yourself. (And just think of all the envy coming your way when you announce it to friends and family!)

It comprises some 26 atolls and thousands of islands although the main resorts and island administration are located quite close together. The country's main income is from tourism and the resorts that dot the landscape include some of the most luxurious you'll ever see. Life here is relaxed and your holiday will consist mostly of eating, drinking and lying about in the sun, with burst of energetic water sports. Sounds tough.

The climate is largely tropical with a wet season but not much in the way of temperature variation all year round. Much of the population is Islamic and although you won't be bothered on the resorts, a more conservative dress sense would be appropriate if you're travelling into Male for shopping or restaurants.

Information & Facts

Climate

The weather is tropical and if you're after a seaside holiday with acres of white, sandy beaches to crinkle your toes in, this is the place. The dry northeast monsoon period runs from December to March, and the wetter period is generally from May to November. You can dive most months of the year although there are stronger winds and rain in the May - November period. April is a transitional period with lovely clear water and dry heat. The temperature is generally much the same at around 30°C all year long. It's a warm beach holiday so casual wear is acceptable although some restaurants require a more formal casual dress code in the evenings.

Eating Out

Cheap, expensive and everything in between

Male is the capital city and it's full of restaurants. Much of the produce, except for seafood is shipped in so you'll not find any bargain basement restaurants here, but the quality of the food and the delicious flavours that the mix of Sri Lankan, Indian and Portuguese settlers have delivered is nothing short of extraordinary. You'll be very pleasantly surprised at how different the food is on the Maldives.

The budget options – look out for a restaurant called I-berry Cafe on Hulhumale. It's a very simple place with very simple fare. Order the fish curry or chicken for dinner and you won't be disappointed. It's also great for what they call short eats in the afternoon. The juices are fresh and sublime.

Mid price options – Breakwater on Male takes in one of those breathtaking views the Maldives is so famous for and serves it up chilled. The food is pizza, barbecue with an Asian spin and is delightful. It's all freshly made each day and the tropical view as you're chowing down on an excellent Marguerita will stay with you for a long time.

Splurge – the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant on Rangali is one of those once in a lifetime experiences as you dine, literally, underwater. Tropical fish and the late sunset provides a never ending abundance of things to stare in wonder at. The food is up market and starts with cocktails. It's a big night out as you dine on lobster and caviar with all the trimmings.

Sightseeing

Maldives - a diving and beach-loving paradise

The Maldives is not a cultural or nightlife hotspot. The pace is very laid back. It's more your diving and watersport, lazing about on the beach kind of holiday, with some very up market activities at your fingertips if you so desire.

Diving  - if you love your diving, whether it's open water or coral reef based, here's where to go. The warm seas and relatively calm swells make it an easy, yet spectacular, place to dive. There aren't wrecks, but there are hundreds of thousands of fish of every hue and it's an underwater photographer's paradise because of the complete lack of pollution in the water.

Watersports - surprisingly perhaps, the islands are a surf mecca too. The southwest monsoon brings in big swells from June to September and the best breaks are in North and South Male Atoll. The beauty of having all year temperatures in the 30s is that all other watersports like canoeing, windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing are easy to take part in. No freezing your bones off on a windswept beach! 

Excursions -  do take the time to visit a village on your resort atoll. The local villages have a charming custom of starting work early and finishing in the afternoon then taking bowls of curry and what not down to the beach areas to gossip while the children play. The other thing to do is organise a fishing boat which will take you to a deserted island, catch some fish on the way and then cook the catch over hot embers. Fresh fish caught 30 minutes ago while you watch the sun set - now that's magic!

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa - one of the 5- star luxury hotel in the Maldives - is situated on a pristine island 400 kilometres south of Malé in the North Huvadhoo (Gaafu Alifu) Atoll, one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world. There are..
The Residence Maldives is nestled on Falhumaafushi, a pristine island in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll,This secluded retreat, a Leading Hotel of The World - 1km long by 120m at its widest point - offers unparalleled beauty. Its elegant interiors blend seamlessly..
This spectacular resort is located in the Horubadhoo Island on the Baa Atoll, less than 30 minutes from Male International Airport. This upscale property offers great comforts and first class facilities, including 2 restaurants, a spa and a wide variety..
The property is a beachfront accommodation situated on Horubadhoo Island, Maldives. This upscale property offers great comforts and first class facilities that include a choice of 2 restaurants, a Spa and a wide variety of water sports and recreational..
This luxurious hotel is hailed as the first luxury resort in the Maldives to be located south of the equator. The hotel offers guests an indescribably-beautiful setting, perfect for a relaxing beach holiday bathed in serenity and peace. The hotel is stunningly..
The hotel borders the beach and lies 7 km from the airport and offers something for everyone. Guests will feel they belong here from the moment they step into this warm, tropical oasis. They can find a haven of pure relaxation or pursue their outdoor..
The hotel borders the beach and lies 7 km from the airport and offers something for everyone. Guests will feel they belong here from the moment they step into this warm, tropical oasis. They can find a haven of pure relaxation or pursue their outdoor..
Six Senses Laamu is located on the privately owned Olhuveli Island in the Laamu Atoll. The resort offers eco-friendly wooden beachfront and over-water villas, with panoramic views across the island's lagoon and the Indian Ocean. All accommodations have..
This mesmerising, exclusive beach resort enjoys a romantic island setting amidst luxuriant, natural surroundings on one of the largest lagoons on the Maldives. Guests are afforded the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing, beach holiday, revelling in the unprecedented,..
The JA MANAFARU (EX THE BEACH HOUSE AT IRUVELI MALDIVES) is a Tourist, Family Style, Modern, Beach Resort, Boutique, Resort, Villa Resort, Spa Resort, Diving Resort, Honeymoon, Child Friendly hotel. Located in Haa Alifu Atoll area. Shopping is within..

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