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Maldives – general information

The Maldives is located in South Asia. If you look at a map of the Maldives, you will see that the Maldives is a chain of 26 islands, or rather atolls, which are located in the Indian Ocean. Look at the south of India and west of Sri Lanka. Did you find it? It’s a long way from us, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, this distance determines the price of tours to the Maldives. The farther exotic countries are from us, the more expensive the airfare. The archipelago itself is more than 1,192 islands and the coral reefs that surround these islands. Those parts of the island on which there are sandbanks and fond of tourists from all over the world.

The island of Mali – the main atoll, which is the capital of the Republic of Maldives – Male.

Nature of the Maldives

Maldives is an exotic country, and when you want to buy a tour to an exotic country, you probably expect to see bamboo, bananas, palm trees, breadfruit, white sand and gentle waves of the ocean.

Add some exotic animals – such as lizards and huge bats – to it. But it should be noted that the flora and fauna of the Maldives is pretty poor. So what to see in the Maldives, then?

Underwater World of the Maldives

Information about the Maldives

Diving and snorkeling – that’s what you need to go to the Maldives. Nature seems to have compensated for the lack of flora and fauna and filled the waters of the Maldives with fish of amazing colors, shapes and sizes.

For sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays and other animals do not need to go far: often all these marine creatures frolic in droves on coral reefs and you just need to bring a mask and snorkel to enjoy the underwater world. If possible, bring a camera that can shoot underwater.

Climate of the Maldives

The tropical climate of the Maldives is hot all year round. At night the temperature is about -25 degrees, and during the day – 30 degrees. The water temperature is the same – 25 – 30 degrees. The humidity is 70 to 80 percent. The Maldives has two seasons – dry and wet. So how do these seasons affect the weather?

Maldives Weather

The dry season on the islands lasts from December to March. The north-east monsoon provides the months of December, January, February, and March with clear, sunny weather. This is the best time to vacation in the Maldives. Accordingly, tourists are considered high season, when most tourists come to the Maldives to bask in the sun and swim.

The rest of the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November are dominated by the southwest monsoon, which causes the rains and strong winds on the islands. This does not prevent sunbathing and rest on the full, because the air temperature is not falling, you can bask in the sun near the hotel, but to bathe, I advise against it.

The sea out of season can be very dangerous as the waves drag everything down to the bottom of the ocean. Yes, and the water can be muddy. Do not buy cheap off-season hot deals. To go to the Maldives and not see their underwater world – it’s better to overpay. And for children swimming in the rainy season is simply unacceptable. Take care of yourself.

The biggest advantage of the Maldives is that the best time to vacation in the Maldives is winter. What could be better than to leave snow-covered Russia for a couple of weeks in a hot tropical country? Here is the answer to the question “Where to go in winter?

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