The Maldives comprised of a chain of 26 atolls consisting of almost 1,200 islands in total covering an area of some 90,000 square kilometres in the Indian Ocean. With a population of less than half a million (most of whom live in the capital city Male) it is the smallest of the Asian countries both in land area and population. With the highest natural point of the whole country being just 2.4 metres above sea level, it faces the very real possibility of disappearing completely by 2100 if sea levels rise at their projected rates.
For the traveller it offers the perfect opportunity to really ‘get away from it all’. With undeniably some of the best beaches in the world (with the finest white ‘powder’ sand you will ever walk on), crystal clear pristine waters which cover the coral reefs (making it one of the best scuba diving locations in the world), and with possibly some of the world’s most luxurious hotels (you could even request your own private butler at some of the most exclusive). With every resort in the Maldives being it’s own private island, and there being more than a hundred to choose from, the toughest decision will be selecting where to stay.
Things not to miss in Maldives
Enjoy beautiful sunsets
Romantic private dinner
Best time to visit Maldives
December-April ( Tropical weather with and infrequent rainfall)
May – October ( Surf season)