Maldives Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 40%, the Maldives are one of the world's best places in the world to hunker down for a few weeks with several good books, sun tan lotion, and a beach towel to enjoy the seemingly never-ending sunshine. The archipelago is formed from over 1,000 coral islands scattered over a truly staggering 90,000 square kilometers (~ 35,000 square miles), with an average elevation that ranks it as the lowest country in the world. So what does this mean? Beach, beach and more beaches. This is why PlanetHoppers! come to the Maldives, that and to dive the spectacular barrier reefs, which are home to an enormous range of marine life, including the occasional whale shark, who use the islands as a stopover point on their migration through the world's oceans. But even the most sun-drenched PlanetHopper! may eventually need a break from the sand and sea. The capital of Malé offers the perfect break and a chance to see the island's urban side. Some of the highlights include the Grand Friday Mosque - the largest in the Maldives - and the Maldivian Royal Palace compound dating back to the 17th century. But, of course, the beach will draw you back, just in time to read that next chapter before kicking back with a cold brew to watch the sun set over the horizon. Or should you try your hand at night diving? Yes, paradise can offer you some difficult choices...
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Take a leap into the ocean around the Maldives, which are composed of more than a thousand coral atolls with crystal clear waters. Whether you want to snorkel or scuba dive, the opportunities to see the natural wonders under the ....
|Coordinates:||3 15 N, 73 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Dhivehi, English|
|Currency:||Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)|
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- Location: Maldives