So where is Maldives exactly? This is a frequently asked question by travelers.
The Maldives is located in the middle of the Indian ocean, in SouthEast Asia. It is an independent island nation that consists of over 1,200 coral islands surrounded by white sand beach. These islands are spread over 1 million sq km of economic ocean territory. It is important to keep in mind that eventhough the Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean, it is not a part of India or any of it’s neighbours.
The Maldives has one main international airport called Velana International Airport, where tourists fly to and take domestic transfer flights to their hotels in a specific island. From the 1,200 plus white sand islands the Maldives has, few hundred islands are island resort and the rest another few hundred plus are inhabited islands with local communities. Keep in mind that islands with local communities have more affordable hotels, however you should check to see if the hotel is near the beach or has it’s own private beach for only hotel guests.
Island resort options are more for high end travelers with budgets of $350 to $10,000 per night stay. While more affordable hotels located in inhabited islands are for those that are looking to save their money on hotel room cost, so that they can spend more on outdoor activities. The beach on all islands in the Maldives is nearly the same everywhere.
The closest country to the Maldives is Sri Lanka, however there are many flights to the Maldives. People from over 100 countries visit the Maldives every year. The small island nation of Maldives has many attractions, including many opportunities for island hopping, watching whale sharks, scuba diving, and more. Sometimes there are a bit of a difference between attractions based on the atolls you visit. The Maldives island nation has many islands and each island is surrounded by coral reefs which protects the islands from ocean waves. This is one of the reason that the country Maldives is protected against global warming with just 1 meter above sea level.
The Maldives, as in any country has it’s dry season and wet season. The best time to visit the Maldives is between April to January. However due to climate change, like in other country, the Maldives also has is experiencing a bit unpredictability in the weather.
Eventhough the south Asian country Maldives has so many islands, tourists do not get to visit all the islands simply because there is not enough time to visit all the islands. Check out where is the Maldives from the map below:
Make sure that you have your camera ready with you and the batteries are all charged. There are some wonderful pictures waiting to be taken in every island you visit from the hundreds of islands you can choose from.
If you are taking an international flight to Maldives, the best choices to make are transit flights from Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. There are also increasing number of building smaller airports in different islands in atolls, however the international airport is still the best choice for international flight arrivals. International travel flight promotions to the Maldives has increased in 2021 after the Maldives being named the top world travel destination for travelers. Life in the Maldives like the best vacation that foreign travelers as well as Maldivian locals enjoy when it comes to water activities. The people in Maldives are simple and friendly people, however the capital city Male’ and Hulhumale’ has experienced overcrowding and considered not the best place for tourists to stay if they are looking to enjoy their travel holiday in a more private location.
Many countries are also under life lockdown in 2020 and 2021, making the Maldives islands more popular as the covid restrictions are very flexible. Most islands are not too strict on movement, however there are public areas and transport hubs in each island that has some rules.
If you are looking for more privacy, look for affordable hotels in an island in the south of Maldives. This will allow you to take part in water activities with less crowds.
The Maldives island, as a country is very beautiful, surrounded by the sea and located in such a geographically important area. So if you want to travel to the Maldives, what we can say is it is one of the best travel destinations in the world.
So depending on the island location of your hotel, remember to check and know if your hotel has it’s own restaurant, otherwise you might be stuck with no breakfast unless you know where to walk to get your morning snacks. Popular hotels in the Maldives will usually be next to the beach water and will have a it’s own restaurant to server hotel guests.
Maldivian people themselves usually travel on the weekends to nearby countries like Sri Lanka for weekend holiday and be back to work by Monday. Some Maldivian businessmen live in Sri Lanka with their families.
Map of the Maldives.
The map of the Maldives will show you many atolls in the country, including Male Atoll where the capital city Male is located. So on the map, atolls are a group of islands that make up the regions of Maldives. There are total 26 atolls in the Maldives. Each Atoll has between 10 to 50 plus islands and few of them are resorts in each of the atolls. Male atoll is one of the most crowded, while the southern atolls are the least explored. So whichever atolls you choose, we would personally suggest one of the atolls in the south. You can also find a local map of each atoll. It will give you a better understanding of the local services, Maldives local resorts, Maldives local airports, Maldives private bikini beach, and other well know spots for diving and surfing in the country.
Where in the world you are, or around in the world your next holiday destination is located, make sure to have the Maldives in your trip. You will not regret it as the Maldives is one of the best travel places in south asia, but also in the world.
The Maldives has been one of the best places to stay in Asia for holiday trip planners. Flights are super cheap if your planning your trip for 2021. The small island nation of the Maldives has consistently been on the top for the best holiday trip destination, while the south of Maldives is becoming more popular as the holiday life in the south is more relaxed all through the season.
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Laamu Atoll, Maldives
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