Indian Ocean, Water villas and aquatic life, yeah that’s Maldives!
Maldives is the Indian Ocean’s answer to paradise. This Asian island constitutes of 26 atolls. (small islands) It stretches from south west of India and north-west of Srilanka. With sparkling white shores and aquamarine clean water, it is lowest lying nation on the planet. Mostly, 3 metres above the sea level. This level is getting reduced every year. You can really experience one of the most ravishing and dream islands. Hide out in a luxurious over-the-water bungalow as you fall asleep to the gentle slosh of the sea. So, here we bring to you some facts of Maldives. All you need to do is fly to Male and ride to one of these atolls…
Why people select Maldives?
Without any doubt, many of the travelers select this location as a getaway for the isolation it offers to couples and families. Some also go to experience luxury at its best. Some visit this beautiful place for the water activities like Snorkelling, diving, etc. As the atolls are very small, some even visit so as to rejuvenate on a holiday. After all it doesn’t involve much moving around.
Reaching at your chosen island – Facts of Maldives
One of the facts of Maldives that you should know is that it is easily accessible through its airport. he airport is named as Male international airport. Once you reach at the Airport, you will find your resort representative waiting at the resort’s counter. The harbor is just outside the airport at a road cross distance. There are two ways to reach at your chosen island. (Of-course you need to choose your option in advance)The first one is the speed boat which is owned by the resort and lies in budget. The other one is sea plane which goes a bit on an expensive side.
My suggestion would be to go for a speed boat and feel the bumpy ride on the Indian ocean. This is because you anyway reach Maldives through a plane which flies over this archipelago. If you are lucky enough, your flight might get signals of congestion ahead. Thus, you might have better chances to get a bird’s eye view of these beautiful islands. And all that you will experience is the impressive shades of Indian ocean.
Marine life in Maldives
The stunningly crystalline waters are almost too translucent to be believed. It flourishes with coral reefs and a huge variety of marine life. About more than 2000 species of aquatic animals are present in and around Maldivian region. You will find some aquatic animals which are seasonal. Eg: Manta Rays, stingrays, etc. Indeed, Maldives is a great spot for snorkeling and diving. Swimming alongside these reefs and marine life is an experience in itself. Surely, there are a couple of other water activities as well that can be under-taken with proper guidance.
The specialty of Overwater Bungalows in Maldives
This is something surely unique to Maldives. Staying in an over water bungalow not only gives a different experience but also adds to your one of the unforgettable and beautiful experiences of life. Most overwater bungalows are above 3 to 6 feet of sea level. Now here comes one of the important facts of Maldives. Some villas have a glass floor for you to experience ocean life without getting into water. Some have a hammock laid outside the bungalow over the water to chill and experience the endless beauty of Indian Ocean. You may choose your villa type (resort) accordingly.
Since they are uniquely designed and are located distantly in a different environment, without any doubt, they come with a heavy price tag. You can also book your one-half stay in beach villas or garden villas for a budgeted trip. Chances are, depending on the availability, your package might even get upgraded to a Water-villa. This can be for the entire period of your holidays that you book.
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Facts of Maldives – Food
Since, the Maldivian islands are located very distantly in the Indian Ocean, the resort has to import food on the island. This makes food also a costly affair. Resorts do provide all inclusive packages where food is also included. You can check how many restaurants does a resort have and whether your package includes entry to all the restaurants. Else you may end up paying if you want to try different restaurants every day. You can also check the kind of cuisine a resort holds so as to avoid last minute disappointments. After all, food is an important part of any vacation. Hence, this becomes one of the important facts of Maldives holiday.
Facts of Maldives – Drinking water
The facility of drinking water is quite expensive at any of these resorts as Salty water surrounds all across the resort. It is not surprising if each bottle of 700 ml of drinking packaged water costs you from 6$-9$. Some resorts also process the salt water into drinking water by culling out the sea water from very deep of the Indian Ocean.
Pre-check with your resort for weather updates.
The forecast may predict a thunderstorm or heavy rains or any such other climatic condition even on beautiful days. But worry not. You can always check with your resort whether the climate is good enough to travel upto 3 days before.
Hope you enjoyed reading some facts of Maldives. Pristine and picture perfect, Maldives is worth travelling for! So why wait? Plan your vacation on one of these beautiful Atolls.