The beautiful holiday island The Maldives has to be the ultimate tropical destination.officially Republic of Maldives, is an island country in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls stretching in a north-south direction off India’s Lakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago. It stands in the Laccadive Sea, about seven hundred kilometres (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka. It is exotic, serene and tranquil whilst being home to some of the inmost beautiful island resorts you will find anywhere in the world.
The Maldives is actually made of up 1190 coral islands in the Indian Ocean in Southern Asia. 80 of these have tourist resorts.
Some of the most popular resorts are Mirihi and Banyan Tree. There are however many more, each with their own personal feel. Wherever you choose to stay, the hospitality in the Maldives is second to none.
The people are continuously friendly and helpful. In fact, I’ve never come across a Maldivian who wasn’t endlessly gracious and pleasant!
The beautiful holiday islands of the Maldives are an extremely popular honeymoon destination. For this reason it is often booked out year round so it would be a good idea to book early regardless of the time of year you are traveling. Being in the tropics, it never truly gets cold there so you can even travel in the traditional winter months and still enjoy your time there.
The biggest airport in the Maldives is in Male which is the capital. There are taxi boats and sea planes. Boats are actually used instead of cars which are a welcome mode of transport for people who come from big cities!
The local currency on this beautiful island is the Maldivian rufiyaa with the exchange rate being 12.75 to the US dollar (this is a fixed rate).
It should be noted that the Maldives which is a beautiful holiday island location is very expensive. Resorts have a monopoly over accommodation and there is not really any budget accommodation there. It is a place for the cashed up tourist and luxury seeker. This is why it’s a popular honeymoon spot – people save for years for their honeymoon and the Maldives are certainly a place to splurge and pamper yourself.
Resorts are an all in one affair as they contain restaurants and other amenities you will need. Most don’t really serve local style food, instead opting for what they believe the tourists will enjoy (e.g. Asian and European dishes).
The Maldives is a strong Muslim location and alcohol is not allowed for the locals. Guests are allowed to drink in the resorts as most are licensed. There are no bars besides what is found in the resort which goes to show that the resorts really are the central tourist locations.
There is no doubt that the Maldives are a beautiful holiday island destination. As long as you are happy with resort style living whilst you are there, you will have the time of your life!No tags for this post.