The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 coral atolls, which are made-up of hundreds of Islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital- Malé, Currency- Maldivian Rufiyaa, Population- 345,023 as per World Bank, 2013 has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on Majeedhee Magu and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Old Friday Mosque) made of coral stone.
Though the ancient history of the enthralling Maldives is enshrouded in mystery, it is believed that the Island nation was inhabited over 2500 years ago. Besides the recorded early history of the Maldives is limited and few archaeological remains of the prehistoric period survived.
Specks of emerald green enveloped by dazzling turquoise waters like scattered beads in the ocean; white powdery beaches, tall palms lean on towards the sea, crystalline white sands giving way to crystal clear waters, shades of turquoise blend flawlessly with deeper hues of blue; pristine coral reefs and some of the most incredible underwater life on our planet.
Rising from the deep blue of the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean are more than a thousand Islands and thousands more reefs that form the Maldives.
The Maldives Islands comprises of roughly 1190 small coral Islands, and covers a total area of 104,00.00km2. These Islands are no more than six feet above sea level and lie 73 degrees East Equator. The Islands are grouped into nineteen administrative Atolls and vary in size and character. Some are sandbanks, while others are tropical Islands, with lush vegetation, ringed with coral reefs, turquoise lagoons full of marine life, and white sandy beaches.
Located at the cross ways of the Indian Ocean shipping lanes on the main seaway around the Indian subcontinent, the Maldives has long been a meeting point for African, Arab, Malay and Indonesian mariners. Throughout the centuries these influences have shaped the Maldivian way of life. This can be seen from the many facets of Maldivian lifestyle such as dining, music, art and craft.
Visit Maldives During Summer Season
So if you are looking for some extra hours of fun in the sun, then you should visit Maldives during the months of December to April, which are dry seasons. This is high time season for the resorts and hotels as they enjoy great demands at these times.
If you want to visit Maldives during the summers, you should book the resort from your hometown through online or phone and then visit Maldives to experience the best time.
Visit Maldives During the Winter Season
The winters are pleasant with sunny weather and cool ambiance. Christmas is the busiest and best time to visit Maldives. You can enjoy land sports like beach volleyball, board games, sauna and table tennis.
However, the time between May and November is also a best time to visit Maldives as the skies remains cloudy, humidity remains high and there are more chances of rainfall.
This is the best time for divers and snorkel-lovers to visit Maldives. As there is increased water clarity and better visibility for divers, so the water sports like jet-skiing, windsurfing, diving and snorkeling can give an amazing experience to all tourists.