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Maldives Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes
Find Maldives Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to The Maldives.
Fishing dominates the economy of Maldives; accounting for over 60%
of all exports, although the tourist trade is growing.
The Republic of Maldives consists of some 2,000 small coral islands
just north of the equator; south-west of the southern tip of India.
The official language of Maldives is Divehi, an Indo-European
language related to Sinhalese.
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Male was part of a British protectorate from 1887 to 1965, when it
became the capital of the newly independent Maldive Islands, renamed Republic of Maldives
The capital of the Maldives is too small to host an airport, so visitors will land on the
nearby island of Hulhule.
It takes about a quarter of an hour to reach Male by dhoni. These
motorboats can accommodate 30-40 people and cost around $10 to charter, or less with
Speed boats are faster, take less people, and cost a little more. Male
is also linked by ship with Sri Lanka.
Trans Maldivian Airways:
Let the worlds largest seaplane fleet take you from Ibrahim Nasir International
Airport to your island holiday destination.
There are two major domestic airlines operating in Maldives; Maldivian by Island Aviation Services and
Fly Me by Villa Air.
The best time to visit Maldives is during April; as the weather is
good and the price is relatively cheaper than during the peak season.
Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa - Male, Maldives.
Maldives National Museum
Situated in the only remaining structure of the Sultan's Palace, which
was destroyed in 1968, the Museum's collection comprises items of historical and cultural
interest from both the Pre-Islamic and Islamic eras of Maldivian history.
Unfortunately most of this site is in German but there are plenty of photographs and
diagrams for you to peruse. If you can read German, then you'll get even more out of a
If your idea of paradise is a pristine tropical island with swaying palm trees and pure
white beaches surrounded by crystalline lagoons of varying shades of blue then the
Maldives Islands will definitely fit the bill.
The Maldives -
Maldivians have great national pride. In all festival planning a feeling of family is
sensed as women, men, and children share in the preparation of food, decoration, and
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