The chain of islands known as the Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean, between the Chagos Archipelago and Minicoy Island. The currency used here is the Maldivian Rufiyaa, and there is a five-hour time difference between the Maldives and the United Kingdom, the Maldives being five hours ahead. From the UK to the islands themselves, a flight will normally take about ten hours.
The Maldives itself is made up of what are known as “atollas”. Being a chain of islands the Maldives offer tourists what would normally be expected of a beach holiday: cool waters to swim in and warm temperatures for lying around and relaxing on the beach. The capital of Male is often ignored by many holiday-makers, although for those who are up for a bit of sight-seeing this might be the perfect option. Diving is a common and popular activity here. Along with this it is also possible to go island-hopping and rent out a boat for the day.
The weather is one of the islands’ main attractions, and although there is high humidity the Indian Ocean serves to create a cool breeze. Consistent daily temperatures are usually between twenty-four degree Celsius and thirty-three degrees Celsius.
For any tourist, cost is going to be one of the most important things to factor in when planning a holiday. Holiday-makers who go here will need to take a look at the differences in cost between the United Kingdom and the Maldives themselves. Below is a small example list.
|Loaf of Bread||£1.11|
|Bottle of Water||£0.25|
|Pint of Beer||£2.07|
|Bottle of Wine||£20.00|
Alcohol cannot be brought into the Maldives, but it is sold at the tourist resorts. A lot of the time, resorts may charge something in the region of £2.07 for a pint of beer, and £20.00 for a bottle of Wine. It is important to check with your local resort before flying. Some people will also recommend getting an all-inclusive deal if it is possible. There are bars and restaurants to visit in a lot of resorts, especially if you are looking for a relaxing meal and a few drinks.
The Maldives offer visitors a typical, tropical dream holiday like no other. Whether you are interested in just sitting back and relaxing on the beach or doing a bit of diving, there is something for both activity and leisure. With FlySearch make sure to start booking your holiday today.