Maldives is a beautiful country located in the Indian Ocean region, south of Indian Peninsula. This small but stunning country is blessed with fine white sand beaches, crystal clear cyan waters, round the year sunshine and some of the best diving spots in the world. Comprised of a chain of 26 atolls, Maldives is a picturesque and highly popular honeymoon destination of the world, renowned for its world class eco-friendly and exotic island resorts.
Blessed with a tropical climate and abundant marine resources, this small country is purely dependent on tourism revenue and fishing based industry. Male, the country’s capital has the main international airport in the country – Velana International Airport, one of the most exciting runway approaches in the world.
Maldives being a world class beach destination attracts plenty of luxury travellers and honeymooners. This has led to a surge in demand for Maldives honeymoon packages and luxury travel vacations. Primarily island hopping and beach exploring is the main activity in the country apart from world class diving experiences and plenty of water sports activities.
Maldives has a nice, slow pace of life with friendly locals. Dhivehi is the local common language along with English and Islam in the primary religion of the country. The local Maldivian cuisine is heavily based on seafood, coconut and rice. Lack of agricultural land results in the import of other vegetables, spices, fruits and ingredients. The food of Maldives has influences of South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines.
Maldives’ capital Male is a densely-populated city that has some important cultural heritages of the country. Don’t forget to visit the Hulhumale Beach, National Museum and the Male Friday Mosque in the Maldivian capital. Vilamendhoo is one of the former uninhabited islands and now developed into a luxury resort. It has the typical white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal clear blue waters. Addu City is the second most inhabited city after Male and has some beautiful beaches. Visit the Maafushi island, one of the remotest islands of Maldives blessed with unspoilt nature and a beautiful sea beach. Maamingili Island is also developing with proper tourism infrastructure with plenty of shops, restaurants and hotels.
Male is the primary international gateway of the Maldives with regular flights from Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin connects Male. There are plenty of regional as well as international airlines to choose from with attractive deals and flight fares as well. Indian citizens do not require to pay Visa fees, but must carry a valid passport, return flight tickets, voucher of hotel or resort, duly signed and filled form, 1 latest passport size photograph and a copy of bank statement plus proof of a medical insurance and a minimum budget of USD 100 per day.
Maldives is ideal for a 7-day vacation. The time is ample to enjoy the scenic beaches, island hopping and trying water sports. You can enjoy plenty of your time in scenic beaches by simply lazing around or enjoy the pleasant spa experience at the amazing resorts of Maldives. Taste the local delicacies and interact with the locals while shopping for local clothes and handicrafts. 7 days are just perfect and the ideal length for every Maldives holiday packages. However, if there is no time compulsion for you, opt for a rented villa stay for months in this beautiful tropical paradise.
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