This archipelago has over 1200 coral islands set in the India Ocean. Maldives is part of the Asian continent and is one of the most sort after tourist destinations in the world. The shallow coast line and the coral reefs make it rich in marine life. If you go snorkeling in the Maldivian reefs as part of your Luxury holiday packages to Maldives, you are sure to find at least a few among its 187 species of coral, 1100 species of fish, 5 species of sea turtle, 21 species of whale and dolphin, 400 species of mollusc, and 83 species of echinoderms and numerous species of crustacean.
Weather and Clothing
Maldives is very close to the Equator and has hot and humid weather all through the year. Rainfall is heavy and the sun shines hot. Be sure to carry light cottons and linens to enjoy the island vacation.
What to eat
Being a coastal region, the cuisine of Maldives is based around seafood. The dishes are hot and spicy and use a lot of coconut. The must try local delicacies are mas huni (shredded smoked fish with grated coconuts and onions), gulha (pastry balls stuffed with smoked fish), kulhi borkibaa (spicy fish cake), theluli mas (fried fish with chili and garlic) among others.
Male: The capital city takes up an entire island and is steeped in history. In between visiting the like the 17th-century Friday Mosque and the gold-tipped Islamic Centre you can take time off to visit the Male market for indigenous arts and crafts.
Banana Reef: Adventure enthusiasts love this island because it is a paradise for diving. The marine life is abundant, and the coral reefs offer many points where you can dive into the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Sun Island: this is the place for couples on a Honeymoon tour packages to Maldives. Stunning beaches, blue waters and quaint resorts make this a serene and relaxing island, perfect for the ideal vacation.
Utheemu: This is the home of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu. He was instrumental in ridding the island nation of the Portuguese invaders in the 16th century. The Utheemu Ganduvaru, the timber-built palace, is a must visit on this island, along with its white beaches and green forests.
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