Guests of Maldives enjoy beach vacations, as there’s everything for upscale rest. Literally each atoll has beach places and many of them are converted into first class resorts. The most prestigious and busy is North Male Atoll
; here divers and snorkeling fans prefer to relax. The fact is that local beaches are deep, so that’s not the best place for families with children. However, it’s great to study underwater sights thanks to crystal-clear water providing up to 50 meters visibility. There are some world famous wildlife sanctuaries, which are targets of numerous divers.
There is almost ideal climate for children on Maldives, and a lot of families tend to spend their holidays here in the winter season. Perhaps, the long flight is the only problem for young … Open
One of the largest atolls of the archipelago is Ari
; there’s an incredibly beautiful coral reef of the same name next to it. Local nature reserves Maaya Thila and Fidh Head are considered the most beautiful in May. Fans of diving should definitely pay attention to Brocken Rock and Panetone. In general, Ari Atoll is quite suitable for a relaxing family holiday, as tourists may enjoy a full range of standard entertainment and special services at local beaches.
Travelers who want to relax in a tranquil place are recommended to choose Vaavu Atoll
. Among the dozens of islands only five atolls are inhabited, so the number of tourists here is relatively small. Local beaches are in high demand among divers and nature lovers, as well as demanding travelers in search for inspiration. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Initially, Maldivian cuisine was based on rice, fish and seafood, lime and coconut. Gradually, other cultures have contributed to the food preferences of the islanders. Indian and Arabic … Open
Very attractive place for a beach holiday is Lhaviyani
. It’s surrounded with lots of beautiful reefs, some of which are shallow. Fans of underwater activities prefer to go snorkeling to Kuredu, where underwater caves are inhabited by rare species of turtles and many other exotic representatives of the deep sea. Those who haven’t yet mastered scuba diving could appreciate beauty of the underwater world using conventional mask and flippers.
One of the quietest, but no less attractive atoll is Haa Alif
. These scenic spots attract not only divers, but also fans of yachting. Coastal waters are famous for the variety of fish and other marine life, that’s why fishermen have long chosen these places. Tourists will be able to devote leisure time to fishing too. South Male Atoll is certainly worth mentioning; its territory houses one of the most popular surfer facilities in archipelago, Kandooma Resort. The high season here is from March to the end of September, when surfers can surely enjoy strong waves.
Despite the fact that the islanders were adherents of different cults for centuries, today the official religion of the country is Islam. For more than 8 centuries, almost all Maldivians … Open
Dhaalu Atoll and Faafu Atoll
are often considered a single resort center. The most modern spa centers of the archipelago, beautiful modern hotels and entertainment venues are situated there. Daar Atoll is the focus of attractions for divers, who come from all over the world to admire beauty of the local coral reef. Maldives offer lots of attractive places to choose from and every year the number of luxury resort areas increases.
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Nature and parks of Maldives for active vacation
The main mass of flora is represented by pandanus, various palm trees, including coconut palms, and shrubs that grow well on saline soils. The animal is much more diverse. Bats or fruit bats are found everywhere. They sleep in tree shelters during the day. Their squeaks are heard everywhere in the evening. There are many geckos, lizards, and skinks here. Some species are endemic. The yellow-bellied sea snakes are frequently encountered among snakes. They are not dangerous. But it's better not to touch them. The green turtle, leatherback turtle, and hawksbill turtle are found in coastal waters. You can easily meet them while diving.