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Maldives Holidays

Set around the Equator, the Maldives is a 1190 island archipelago featuring 26 distinct atolls of beautiful low lying coral islands. The Maldives is a stunning country spanning 90,000 square kilometres, with gorgeous beaches on palm fringed islands surrounded by crystal clear waters that are perfect for diving and water sports, while the capital Malé boasts a vibrant array of things to do and see.

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Population - 324,000
Capital - Malé
Currency - Rufiyaa
Time Difference - GMT + 5 hours
Average flight time from London - 12 hours
Language - Divehi/English
Religion - Islam
Telephone - International Dial - 00 960 followed by the seven digit number

When to go

The Maldives boasts a lovely tropical climate with plentiful sunshine and an annual average temperature of more than 30°C. The Maldives also has a comfortable average night time temperature of more than 20°C.

The Maldives essentially has two main seasons. The dry season runs from January through to March/April, providing hot sunny days accompanied by a cool sea breaze thanks to the island nature of the Maldives. These are perfect conditions for visitors looking to bask in the sunshine during their holiday.

The wet season starts during May and runs to November, with torrential rainfall a regular occurence.

What to see

There is plenty for visitors to do on a holiday to the Maldives. There are no big shopping malls in the Maldives, instead, guests can sample a diverse array of handmade crafts, perfect for a unique souvenir.

The National Museum is a huge tourist attraction in the Maldives. Located in Sultan Park, this beautiful museum hosts an impressive array of artwork and artefacts, offering visitors an intriguing insight into the rich culture and history of the country.

Malé offers many attractions for visitors. The Esjehi Art gallery exhibits a selection of stunning traditional artwork, while Malé Fish Market is a great opportunity to see the locals going about their daily business, bartering with each other and selling their catch.

The Maldives offers guests a fantastic array of water sports to enjoy in crystal clear waters. Surfing conditions are fantastic in June and August, while the variety of diving environments on offer is staggering, ranging from snorkelling and diving in clear waters with up to 30 metres of visibility which is ideal for beginners, to deep sea dives exploring shipwrecks and searching for sharks.

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