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Holidays to the Maldives promise the discerning traveler a great natural beauty of beautiful private island resorts surrounded by pristine powder white sand beaches dotted with coconut trees and tranquil turquoise lagoons along with plenty of tropical sunshine. Well, luxury resort islands are what Maldives is famous for, but exploring local residential islands of Maldives will offer you the chance to get a feel of Maldivian culture and its people alongside the uninhabited Robinson Crusoe styled remote islands during your Maldives Holiday.
Incredibly beautiful islands are matched by the natural diversity of the underwater world making Maldives the destination for world class diving holidays. There is an astonishing combination of crystal-clear turquoise blue waters, natural coral walls, brightly coloured tropical fish and extraordinary marine life from Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Turtles to Manta Rays.
Stay in a luxurious over water villa with direct access to the warm marine life rich waters and a once in a life time holiday experience in the Maldives.
Take a seaplane on one of the most beautiful flights in the world and witness the spectacular aerial views as you fly over the lagoons, reefs and coral clad atolls that make up these splendid islands.
The Miracle Island offers a range of Tailor-made Maldives holidays and our expert local Maldives travel specialists possess vast firsthand knowledge and experience on Maldives Holidays about best things to do in Maldives, fine knowledge in Maldives Hotels, local island secrets and best places to dive and snorkel for Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. Whether you want to explore the Maldives on a luxury all-inclusive holiday or go on the local way of staying in local residential island guest houses of Maldives – we are the best Maldives Holidays specialists to ask for Tailor-made Maldives Holidays.
With pristine beaches, colourfull marine life and resorts in the Maldives catering to all budgets and tastes, the Maldives is a perfect destination for a relaxing beach holiday. Choose a single resort stay or ask our local Maldives Holidays consultants to tailor-make an exciting island-hopping Maldives Holiday with split stays in different resorts and local islands.
Our Tailor-made Maldives Holidays ranges from all-inclusive Maldives Hotel Special Offers, Maldives Adults Only Hotels & Holidays for Honeymoons, Maldives Family Holidays, Maldives Diving Holidays, Maldives Ultra Luxury Holidays, Budget Holidays in Maldives and Maldives Local Island Holidays.
The Maldives is blessed with warm tropical weather all year round with an average of 8 hours sunshine a day.
The best time to visit the Maldives on holidays is between November and April where the weather is at its hottest and humidity at its lowest. During these months you can also expect minimal rainfall and low winds.
Maldives is a chain of tropical Islands in the Indian Ocean situated southwest of Sri Lanka. Maldives could be reached by 50 minutes flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Maldives composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It's known for its turquoise blue beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. Maldives is a heaven for snorkeling Tours and diving enthusiasts where coral reefs are teamed up with Giant Manta Rays and various underwater species. Local culture is so rich with beliefs, music and food.
Whether you are planning a romantic honeymoon holiday or a family tour, Maldives is a fine piece of paradise in the tropics. At Best of Lanka, we could organize you the flights from Colombo to Maldives, speed boat or sea plane transfers, book a resort or a guest house and facilitate some of the authentic local experiences Maldives has to offer after your adventure tour in Sri Lanka. Maldives is the ideal destination to finish your Asian Adventure Tour. Sri Lanka and Maldives, a fine combination of Island Adventures and Island Beach getaways.
Snorkeling tours in the reefs, Diving tours to see Manta Rays, Private romantic candlelit dinners on the beach, uninhabited Island picnic tours, fishing tours and sunset cruises are some of the few experiences we could organize with a personal touch.
Maldives considered a pricey destination with top notch hotel brands but there are family run guest houses in certain islands which are budget friendly, yet provide a very authentic Maldivian experience with a local touch. We at Best of Lanka is well geared to organize your Adventure in Sri Lanka in combination with Tailor-made Maldives holidays be it a simple guest house in a residential island or a luxury resort in a private island.
Have a look at our proposed Maldives & Sri Lanka Holidays and Tours which are experiential holidays in Maldives & Sri Lanka. Whether you are looking at Maldives and Sri Lanka holiday on a tight budget, a family adventure tour in Sri Lanka and Maldives, Honeymoon or even a once in a life time luxury holiday, we have ideas and suggestions. If you do not find an itinerary you want in this page for your Maldives & Sri Lanka Holiday, write to us to tailor make your holiday to Maldives and Sri Lanka.
An exciting holiday in Sri Lanka & Maldives ...
An exciting and a luxurious trip in Sri Lanka & Maldives covering ...
An enjoyable holiday in Sri Lanka & Maldives covering ...
Here are some useful and practical information for your reading to enlighten you on the most important and frequently asked question on Maldives Holidays.
3. Insurance for Maldives Holidays
4. How to get around the Maldives
5. Maldives Culture & Religion
Tourist visa for 30 days is granted for all nationalities on arrival in Maldives. So, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must fulfill the basic entry requirements of Maldives to get immigration clearance on arrival.
The basic entry requirements are as follows;
Maldives is well connected through Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China which connects you to major airports in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. All international airlines arrive and depart from Velana International Airport of Maldives.
Like in the other destinations, you may purchase a comprehensive travel insurance from your country prior to vising Maldives. It is not mandatory to have valid medical travel insurance for the Maldives. However, it is strongly recommended to buy a medical travel insurance plan before travelling to the Maldives to ensure that your trip is financially protected against any adverse events.
Maldives is an Island destination. Therefore, the transfers between the islands take place by means of boats, seaplanes and domestic flights. Nearby islands are connected by boats while distant islands are reached either by seaplane or domestic flights. Maldives Seaplane is quite an experience as you could witness the turquoise blue lagoons with a bird’s eye view and is eye pleasing experience.
The culture of Maldives is influenced by the cultures of the Indians, Africans, Arabs and the Sri Lankans. Existence as an island nation, Maldives' culture is based on the island lifestyle around the sea. Maldivians have integrated culture that is unique. One can still find Dravidian impacts on many aspects of the lifestyle of Maldives to date. Maldivian culture has emerged as its own unique identity.
Official religion in the Maldives is Islam. Historically, Maldives was a Buddhist country for a long time, however, in the 12th century, a North African Arab known as Abu Al Barakat brought the first Koran to the island. According to records, Maldives become an Islamic country in 1152 AD. Religion is an integral part of life here, and the culture of Maldives.
Officially the Maldivian rufiyaa, but US dollars are more widely used in resorts.
Official language of Maldives is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken.
The cuisine of Maldives, is dependent on the sea. Therefore, fish is an essential part of the culture of the Maldives. The style of cooking again influenced from Arabia, India and Sri Lankan styles. Another key ingredient used in Maldivian cuisine is coconut, such as coconut oil and milk.
In Maldives there is an array of local and international gastronomies as varied as you’d get in London or New York, covering all the culinary bases from European to Asian. Standards are pleasingly high, there’s also experiential dining, guests can go on catch-it-then-cook-it fishing trips, have castaway picnic lunches on a desert island or dine on a sandbar where it’s just you.