Plan an amazing trip to the Maldives

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an archipelago scattered over 500 miles. Over 300 miles from the coast of south India, the Maldives comprise 26 atolls, small coral islands and lagoons.
With their picture postcard scenery, the Maldives are a dream destination for those who want lazy holidays, clear water and white sand beaches lined with coconut palms. It’s a tropical paradise where water sports such as surfing and windsurfing abound.
With their turquoise lagoons, the Maldives are the perfect place to dive among the exotic multi-coloured fish and the magnificent coral. Whether you are a practiced diver or a beginner, it is easy to observe tropical species such as the magnificent manta ray and the barracuda.
Visit the capital, Male, to discover its culture, population, traditional markets (including the fish market), its local festivities and its seafood based cuisine. Known for its colourful buildings and mosques, the town has several surprises in store. The 17th century Hukuru Miskiiy mosque, built of sculpted coral stone rivals the beauty of Grand Mosque and its golden dome. The lush vegetation and ponds of the Sultan’s Park and the National Museum (which houses the royal jewels) are a pleasant complement to your stay.

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