Maldives: Travel Information
The Maldives is an independent Republic of over 1,200 coral islands scattered across the blue waters of the Indian Ocean some 650 km southwest of Sri Lanka. Its palm-fringed islands, sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters, and captivating coral reefs draw pleasure-seekers and sports enthusiasts alike.
A haven for water-sports enthusiasts, the Maldives offers fantastic facilities for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and fishing. Island hopping provides an excellent diversion for those requiring a more leisurely and varied break. The flight time between Sri Lanka and the Maldives is approximately 45 minutes.
The islands have been populated for over 3,000 years ago. Early settlers were travellers on the Silk Route and from the Indus Valley civilization. With a warm, friendly, and hospitable culture, it is easy to feel comfortable and relaxed among the locals.
The Maldives has been a melting pot of different cultures as people from different parts of the world came to the islands. Some of the local music and dance for instance resemble African influences. There is also a great South Asian influence in some of the music and dancing, and in the traditional food of the Maldivians. Women play a major role in society, though gender roles are quite traditional.
The Maldives is a luxury destination with many upscale resorts. As a country of islands, most goods are imported, so travellers should definitely budget for this.
Any alcohol brought to the country will be confiscated by airport authorities on arrival. You will be given a receipt to reclaim it on departure. Alcohol is readily available for purchase at all the resorts, so there is no need to bring your own.
Maldives Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to the Maldives.
Learn about the history and culture of the Maldives, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Maldives's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Maldives for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Maldives vacations today!
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