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The Maldives, in long form the Republic of Maldives is a South Asian country composed of 1,199 islands, 202 of which are inhabited, located in the southwest of the Indian subcontinent. A distance of 608 km separates Malé, the capital, from Thiruvananthapuram, India. The land area is 298 km2 out of the 21,372.72 km2 total area of the country, including lagoons
What to do in the Maldives? Famous for the beauty of the beaches and the seabed, the Maldives draws a paradise on the sea: calm lagoons with translucent and warm waters, multicolored fish, paradisiacal beaches, coral reefs, attracting nearly 800,000 tourists each year. The Maldives consists of 1,199 islands, whose capital – Male – is 600 kilometers from India and 755 kilometers from Sri Lanka. In 2017, the Maldives had a population of 436,330 inhabitants per 298 km². A true tropical Eldorado

If you decide to visit the Maldives and are wondering what to do in this island country, here are some ideas developed by us: our 6 deas of essential things to do and see to visit the Maldives.

  Malé is located on an island of the same name, in the atoll of Kaafu and represents the political, cultural, economic and financial center of the country. Located at a latitude of 4° north, the climate of the city is equatorial.In the city of Malé, the  National Museum, in Sultan’s Park, is a must visit. It houses collections from the country’s Buddhist and Islamic period, with clothing and jewelry, weapons and drums. The city has many hotels to sleep in and is dotted between mosques with green spaces to stroll. For a commemorative visit, go southwest to  the Tsunami Monumen

Mudhdhoo Island

There is a rare phenomenon, unique in the world, found in the Maldives, north of Malé, on  Mudhdhoo Island: at nightfall, due to a bioluminescent organ activated as a defense strategy by thousands of tiny crustaceans present on the sand, the beach lights up at dusk. So what to do in the Maldives? Seeing the beaches of Mudhdhoo Island is an unmissable activity in the Maldives, and quite unusual! It has become a major tourist attraction on the archipelago due to its uniqueness. In the sandstone of a swim, enjoy in particular the exceptional marine fauna that promises a show

Véligandu Atoll

The Maldives are an invitation to travel. To enjoy the best beaches in the Maldives, go to  Véligandu, the emblematic beach of the Maldives, with bungalows built on stilts where you can sleep your feet in a peaceful blue lagoon.  The island’s lagoon is the ideal spot for water sports including kayaking and Windsurfing, Snorkeling, badminton, football and jet skiing are also popular here. To get a good glimpse of what lies beneath, one can opt for a round of diving, which is usually aided by the local dive center and is often conducted in groups. The house reef here is ideal for snorkeling and freshwater swimming pools are a boon for those who would just like to lays out and soak in some goodness.

Alimatha Island

If you appreciate the tranquility, the beauty, swimming in warm waters and sunbathing on very fine sand. You can go scuba diving or simply … idleness.

The hotels where to stay in Alimatha will seduce all audiences: families, children, adults, couples, enjoying a succulent cuisine.This island is 40 miles away from the capital city Male. The international airport near this island is also 40 miles away. They also have sea plane facilities here.

It takes around 20 minutes if you choose the sea plane. A 90-minute ride if you enjoy water ways as you can use a boat to travel here.

Snorkeling & DIVING

Aren’t diving and snorkeling the essential activities of a country made up of atolls and blue lagoons? If you come to visit the Maldives, try the experience. To you, the beauty and clarity of the water, the lagoons protected from the waves by coral reefs, and multicolored fish. Lhaviyani Atoll or Baa Atoll – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ideal for snorkeling – and Hanifaru Bay, are among the most beautiful destinations in the Maldives. You can even rest on the pontoons in the sun or shade, in the wooden and thatched bungalows: be careful, it forces!

Swim with sharks

Visiting the Maldives without seeing whale sharks and manta rays would be a shame. In the Maldives, diving with these marine animals is a widespread practice among the tourist activities sold by beach resorts. An extraordinary aquatic universe awaits you, in an element that we do not control: the ocean.

There will be an abundant population of manta rays, multicolored tropical fish and between November and April, the impressive whale shark. Diving into the ocean at a depth of 15-20 meters allows you to cross the corals, to approach the reefs to be close to moray eels, parrotfish, rays and groupers: a gigantic aquarium except that here, you are the stranger …

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