Maldives is an archipelago, meaning a large group of islands. It is remarkably known as the world’s final tropical island paradises in the central Indian Ocean . This immaculate tropical island attracts tourists and visitors from all over the world with its yearlong prosperous sunshine, green palm trees, pristine white beaches, mind-boggling turquoise lagoons and pure white sandy beaches.
The republic of Maldives is located about 600 kms in the southwest direction from the countries of India and Sri Lanka . Maldives comprises of 26 atolls and lies close to 1200 islands of which only 201 are inhabited. The coral islands are just a little higher than the sea level. They are quite close to each other and thus share great fishing environ and excellent diving and snorkeling.
If you are an enthusiastic scuba diver or a great lover of adventure sport, Maldives is an ultimate destination for you. You can have a marvelous scuba diving here with in the set of all perfect locations. You can also gaze at the fabulous coral reefs and the rich marine life under the crystal clear water in Maldives . Maldives is a heaven of sea birds also, thus a great number of low budget backpacker tourists and also the amateur anthropologists are attracted to come to Maldives .
The tourism industry of Maldives is being structured with a well-planned strategy. The aim here is to emphasize quality over quantity in Maldives . The tourism industry wants to minimize the impact of tourism on the natural environment. The result has been in the benefit of tourists only. As a direct result from it, the high-quality island resorts have come up on the beautiful setting of Maldives and make every possible attempt to notonly sustainable the tourism development of Maldives but also to provide excellent comfortable services to tourists coming to Maldives .
But this has brought in somewhat restrictive environ for the tourists. The tourists here are not free to travel wherever they wish within the islands of Maldives . But they are free to make some short and guided visits to local fishing villages, but it is strict for them to return back to their resorts after that. If you are traveling to stay longer or planning to travel outside the tourist zone, you must be prepared with a persuasive reason, a special permit, and a local person to sponsor you. Well, all this is done with a sole aim to protect further the unspoiled beauty and serenity of Maldives , which the tourists in the Maldives consider to be well worth the cost.
The climate of Maldives is tropical. It remains warm during the whole year, its skyline is dominated by the monsoons. The best time to visit Maldives is between December and April, which is known as the dry season of Maldives . But you should note that this is the high season of Maldives and the resorts thus remain fully reserved and prices are kept higher as compared to the rest of the year.
Maldives is accessible comfortably through air and thus almost all tourists to the Maldives arrive here. Male international Airport in Hulhule Island is just one kilometer away from the Male city, the capital of Maldives.