Maldives Destination

The Republic of Maldives is a tiny archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It exists southwest of Sri Lanka and India, around 700 kilometers from the Asian continent's mainland. Without a doubt, the Maldives islands are one of the most dazzling places on earth today.  They present the greatest desert island paradise with the most glorious crystal clear turquoise waters, soft white sandy beaches, shallow ponds, endless sunshine, and some of the most excellent coral reefs left on the planet. All of this coupled with the extremely wonderful warm friendly people makes the Maldives a paradise on Earth.

The Maldives consist of 1,190 Coral Islands each enclosed by crystal-blue ponds and arranged in a double chain of 27 atolls and expand over approximately 90,000 square kilometres making the country one of the extremely unique destinations in the world. 192 of the Islands are occupied and 105 of these are resorts. This astonishing part of the world is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday or a luxury honeymoon. The Maldives are also famous for their 200 species of coral, turtles, and 300 species of fish along with an array of reef fish, stingrays, and friendly sharks making it an unimaginable destination to enjoy deep-sea diving or snorkeling. There is an abundance of other water sports convenient throughout the Maldives along with windsurfing, sailing, and water-skiing as well as some of the world’s finest game fishing.

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Visiting in Maldives

The coral country Maldives is filled with thrilling activities for all tourists. Maldives offers natural sandy beaches, blooming reef fishes, lucid lagoons, palm-fringed islands, and splendid water villas. The country of Maldives is perfect for luring honeymooners and holidaymakers with family or friends. Adventure seekers in the Maldives can engage in deep-sea diving, and yacht sailing on Bandos Island, romance seekers to enjoy a couple massage and candlelight dinner on Vilingili Resort Island, and shopaholics to enjoy shopping in the famous local market, and food lovers to dine with a view at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. The HP Reef and Banana Reef make the perfect destination for diving, Grand Friday Mosque and Islamic Center for spirituality, Majeedhee Magu and STO Trade Centre for shopping, and Mulee'age Palace and National Museum for glorious insight into the past of Maldives. You can check on major places to visit in Maldives. 

Best Time to Visit Maldives

The Maldives loves a hot, warm climate adjusted by cooling winds. We will experience balmy mornings and sun-filled days which are followed by star-filled nights. The temperature stays at about 30 degrees Celsius year-round. The Maldives has a very unique wet and dry season. The months between May and November are the damp months with naturally higher rainfall, particularly on the Southern Islands. During this time, we may also sometimes experience quite high winds and stormy conditions. Saying that, during these months, the temperature is still lovely and warm and we will also have a good chance of sunshine between the showers. The dry season is between January and April. It is also less humid during this time.

Maldives Visa Information

Tourist Visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival so foreigners traveling to Maldives does not require pre-approval for visa. On arrival, the Department of Immigration will cross-check and verify your details, and if your information and documents look good, you will be granted with tourist visa to enter Maldives. The travelers must meet basic entry requirements on arrival.

Documents required

A valid passport with at least one month of validity

Confirmed accommodation proof in Maldives

A recent passport-size photograph with a white background

Bank statements indicating sufficient funds for your stay in the Maldives

Return flight to your origin country

Vaccination against covid-19

Enjoy Scuba Diving or Snorkeling at Male Atoll

The Maldives is composed of more than 1,000 coral islands which make the snorkeling naturally spectacular. This activity is available in all resorts in Maldives however an island with an in-house reef is preferable so you can go snorkeling directly from the beach instead of on a pre-arranged boat trip. Most of the resorts have their own house reefs which means you can directly go swimming from your own villa, and float on the surface. Some resorts facilitate nearby snorkeling places. No matter where we go, the diversity of fish, coral, and other shelled bits and pieces is beyond comparison, and the water is so clear and bright.

The quality of the reefs does vary. Angsana Ihuru, the majority of visitors observe North Male Atoll to have the finest in-house reef in the Maldives and the resort can be reached effortlessly by speedboat from Male. In the related area, Fihalhohi Island Resort is wonderful. Other luxury resorts with impressive in-house reefs and snorkeling are Diamonds Athuruga, Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa, Mirihi Island Resort, and Lily Beach Resort. These are all located in South Ari Atoll. In North Ari Atoll, Kandolhu is excellent. The Park Hyatt Hadahaa and Robinson Club are secluded options located within North Huvadhoo, one of the deepest atolls in the Maldives. If you're on a budget, go for Biyadoo Island Resort in South Male Atoll.

Snorkeling in the Maldives is essential, even if all you do is put on a mask and lie in the water. Within moments of getting in the water, you will encounter an incredible diversity of colored fish and corals. There are also whale sharks that you can swim close to and just be astonished. Some of the most well-known fish you may see in the Maldives are butterflyfish, clownfish, angelfish, and parrotfish, in addition to sting rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, and eels. Keep in mind, that there are various hazardous types of fish and marine life that live in the waters surrounding the Maldives. You'll need to prevent getting too close to lionfish, triggerfish, moray eels, sharks, and sting rays, as stings or bites from these animals can be poisonous. A great rule of thumb is to stop about 8 feet away.

Dive into reefs and meet sea creatures

The Maldives is one of the leading scuba diving destinations on earth and if there is one place you need to give it a shot, it’s here. Renowned as a wonderful scuba diving destination, Maldives will ensure a serene trip into the marvelous aquatic world. You'll be able to get up close and private with a prosperity of sea creatures including turtles, manta rays, moray eels, and rare whale sharks. The Maldives has a myriad of reef formations and deep channels, making it a perfect destination for diving enthusiasts. There are several affordable PADI dive centers that offer discovery dives for beginners and a plethora of options for experienced divers to explore the extensive reefs.

The Maldives has a bounty of marine life for its stingrays, whale shark migration, reef sharks, and sea turtles. The crystal clear blue waters present marvelous visibility and there’s no need for a wetsuit here, the water’s pleasant and welcoming. If you're super serious about scuba diving, the best option is to book a live-aboard boat trip which allows you to explore places beyond the reach of resorts in the Maldives. The best time to go scuba diving is from January to April however most liveaboards operate from November to May.  

Banana Reef, n North Male Atoll, In-house reef at Angsana Uhuru in North Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Maya Thila in North Ari Atoll, and South Male Atoll are the famous dive centers and offer diving excursions where you can encounter sharks and whale sharks. If you wish to stay at a resort but have access to private diving sites, COMO Maalifushi is the only resort in untouched Thaa Atoll, with 66 islands and diverse marine life.

Spot Dolphins

The Maldives ranks remarkably as one of the world's top dolphin destinations. Dolphins are everywhere in the Maldives. They're absolutely friendly and are generally known to swim up to tourist boats. They may even swim past our over-water villa.

Numerous resorts in the Maldives offer dolphin-watching trips as part of their standard guest experiences. However, sightings aren't guaranteed. To maximize our chances of spotting some, head to little-known Meemu Atoll and its Muli Channel (the success rate is said to be 85%). There are barely two resorts in the area, Medhufushi Island Resort and Hakuraa Hura.

Closer to Male, in South Male Atoll, gorgeous COMO Cocoa Island is located near a crowded dolphin spot. Sunset dolphin cruises are offered. If our budget doesn't extend that far, the dolphin-watching cruise offered by neighboring Biyadoo Island Resort gets good reports.

For travelers who aren't residing at one of the resorts, the dolphin-spotting trips run by Cruise Maldives on Hulhumale Island are suggested.

Enjoy Watersports

All types of water sports are attainable in the Maldives. Kayaking, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, wake-boarding, kite-surfing, etc. Many resorts support a selection of these activities for free of cost. For an extra adrenaline rush, the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavar and Lily Beach Resort are two resorts in the Maldives that have jet blades that will propel us out of the water.

Extreme Maldives at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa on Furanafushi Island offers an expansive diversity of water sports and is well-managed. Alternatively, there are self-supporting water sports companies on occupied islands near Male, such as Maafushi.

Catch a Wave

Most of the surf breaks are situated around Male where you can catch a wave in the Maldives. The surfing season extends from March to October, with the enormous swells from June to August. Atoll Adventures endeavors surfing packages to Cinnamon Dhonveli on Farukolhufushi Island in North Male Atoll, with limited access to the resort's Pasta Point surf break (the region’s most consistent break). The resort has a program arranged particularly for surfers and a greatest of only 30 surfers are allowed there at a time.

Lohis surf break is a well-known substitute in North Male Atoll. It is named after Lohifushi Island (now Hudhuranfushi) which is considered to be the major surfing island in the Maldives. Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi has been acknowledged as the Maldives' leading surf resort and offers significant surfing packages. The surfing scene on Huraa Island in North Male Atoll is humming as well, due to the abundant number of surf breaks within smooth reach and various guesthouses that provide reasonable accommodations. popular breaks include Sultans, Honky's, and Chickens. The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa has an in-house surfing school with mentors from Australia.

If you're looking for some solitude, heading south is the perfect option. The Maldives' secluded surf breaks are ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers. Huvadhoo Atoll is home to two of the strongest waves in the Maldives, Beacons and Tiger Stripes. Addu Atoll, formerly known as Seenu Atoll, also has some notable spots for surfing. More centrally situated Thaa and Laamu atolls are also starting to draw the attention of surfers wanting to get far away from the north. However, accommodations are limited, so you may need to take a surf charter to reach the breaks.

Note: Surf Atoll is recommended for those who are enthusiastic to go on a multi-day liveaboard surfing charter trip to different surfing spots in the Maldives.

Go Fishing

Fishing in the Maldives is very exciting. It's very satisfying as we are assured a good catch for our own dinner.

The Maldivians generally just hook tuna, so when they go fishing, they use spears. We can arrange to go with them and experience fishing the Maldives way, or we can book a regular fishing expedition through our resort.

Try Surfing

If you are planning to visit the Maldives between April and November, you should consider trying surfing. Although you may not encounter the same relentless power of waves found in other destinations, there is still enough for you to have a fun time. The waves in the Indian Ocean are much more user-friendly, so if you are not interested in facing big waves, the Maldives is an ideal place for you.


The Kathmandu Valley, together with Patan to the south and Bhaktapur, features 7 out of 10 UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. It's no surprise that Kathmandu is known as one of the most historical cities worldwide. Hundreds of temples, shrines, and stupas can be found in Kathmandu, the capital city, earning it the nickname "the city of temples". As a cultural hub, Nepal's capital offers a distinctive experience that you won't want to miss. The city's chaos of sounds smells, and action characterizes it, providing a unique side of Nepal to explore. The Durbar square, dating back to the third century, is where the city's kings were crowned and legitimized and is enclosed by courtyards and temples. If you're planning a visit to the Kathmandu Valley, you'll find plenty of things to do and see.

City of Temples

In Kathmandu, you'll witness temples in the vibrant street every 15 to 20 minutes of walk as there are more than 2,000 temples in Kathmandu that hold ancient spirituality and historical architectural significance. 

Densest Concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Hike in the hills 

Nepal's Kathmandu Valley possesses the sense concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stunning hillside hikes offering a unique blend of cultural treasures and natural beauty in one unforgettable experience. 

Explore the Narayanhiti Palace Museum 

The Narayanhiti Palace Museum in Kathmandu offers a unique gesture into the country's royal history, featuring opulent rooms, artifacts, and exhibits that shed light on Nepal's monarchy and transformation into a federal democratic republic. 

Explore Royal Botanical Garden

The Royal Botanical Garden Godawari, located near Kathmandu, is a tranquil oasis where lush gardens, exotic plant species, and scenic trails invite visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Nepal. 

Enjoy Birds-eye view of Kathmandu from Swayambhunath Stupa

Savor the breathtaking bird's eye view of Kathmandu Valley from the top of Swayambhunath Stupa which is nestled amidst the lush hills. 

Evening Aarati at Pashupatinath

The evening Aarati at Pashupatinath Temple is an alluring and deeply spiritual ceremony where Hindu priests offer prayers, incense, and oil lamps to lord Shiva, creating a mesmerizing and sacred atmosphere along the banks of the Bagmati River. 

Thamel - A hub for tourists

Thamel is a major tourist-centric point in Kathmandu which is renowned for its vibrant street life, diverse shopping, and lively nightlife, making it a hub for travelers from around the world.

Kathmandu is a gateway to Nepal's diverse attractions and its rich heritage and spirituality make it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring this Beautiful country.  

Trekking in Nepal


Trekking in Nepal


Situated in the serene lap of the Annapurna Himalayas, Pokhara is a picturesque paradise in Nepal. Its breathtaking beauty is showcased by the tranquil Phewa Lake, where you can enjoy boating and soak in the mountain reflections. Adventure gestures with paragliding, trekking, and exploring mystical caves like Gupteshwor is a fascinating experience for every traveler. You can witness the dramatic Seti River Gorge, and Devi's Fall, a mesmerizing waterfall. Pokhara's vibrant Lakeside area offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, and accommodations, while World Peace Pagoda provides panoramic views. This tranquil city is the gateway to renowned treks like the Annapurna Circuit, offering a harmonious mixture of relaxation and adventure. 

Places to visit around Pokhara

Lakes: Phewa, Beganash & 5 other small lakes

Temples: Bindabashini/Gupteshor

Caves: Mahendra, Gupteshor, Bat Cave

Museums: International Mountain Museum, Gorkha Museum

View Points: Sarangkot, World Peace Pogoda, Rupakot, Australian Camp

Some Popular trekking starts from Pokhara
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek)
  • Upper Mustang Trekking
  • Mardi Himal Trekking
  • Mohare Danda Trek
  • Khopra Trek
Peak Climbing/ Expedition starts from Pokhara

Pisang Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing

Things/Activities to do around Pokhara
  • Trekking/Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Boating
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Peak Climbing/Expedition
  • Touring
  • Bungy Jump
  • Zip Flying
  • Ultra-Light Flight / Helicopter Tour
Sagarmatha National Park (Mount Everest Region)

Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Nepal, is a breathtaking natural wonderland nestled in the Himalayas. Home to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, it offers an unparalleled opportunity for adventure and exploration. The park encompasses a diverse range of ecosystems, from lush rhododendron forests to rugged alpine terrain. Trekkers flock here to embark on iconic journeys like the Everest Base Camp Trek, where they traverse charming Sherpa villages, cross suspension bridges, and witness awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Sagarmatha National Park is not only a sanctuary for rare wildlife but also a place where the indomitable human spirit meets the majesty of the Earth's tallest peaks, creating an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

CSome Popular Trekking Trips of Sagarmatha National Park (Mount Everest Region)
Popular Climbing & Expedition of Sagarmatha National Park (Mount Everest Region)

Trekking in Nepal


Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Conservation Area (Mount Annapurna Region)

The Annapurna Conservation Area, situated in the western Himalayas of Nepal, is a breathtaking natural paradise encompassing diverse landscapes and cultural experiences. Towering peaks, including the iconic Annapurna Range and Machapuchare, offer trekking enthusiasts some of the world's most sought-after trails. Amidst lush forests and pristine rivers, this protected area showcases unique biodiversity, with endangered species like the snow leopard and red panda calling it home. Travelers can explore traditional Gurung and Manang villages, immerse in local culture, and savor authentic cuisine. With its awe-inspiring scenery and sustainable tourism practices, the Annapurna Conservation Area fills you with an unforgettable adventure while preserving its ecological integrity.

Annapurna region includes one of the world's highest lakes, Tilicho Lake. Likewise, there is another founded lake, known as Ice Lake.

Places to visit in the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Mustang, Manang
  • Muktinath
  • Ghale Gaun 
  • Tilicho
  • Ice Lake
  • Gangapurna
  • Dhumba
  • Damodar Kunda

FAQ List

The official language of Maldives is Maldivian (Dhivehi). Besides, English is spoken throughout the country, especially in the resort areas. 

The currency used in Maldives is Maldivian rufiyaa however dollars and euros are also accepted throughout the country.

The Maldives is an amazing destination with its spectacular weather and breathtaking island scenery that offers tropical adventure. The country features warm temperatures all around the year, and the ideal time to visit Maldives is from November to February. March to April is also a great time to visit for surfers whereas May to October brings the wet season. 

The Beach villa grants you direct access to the beach whereas the overwater villa grants direct access to the sea. If you want to step out from your villa right onto a beach then a beach villa is perfect for you but if you want to step out from your villa right into the gorgeous water of the Indian Ocean then an overwater villa is perfect for you.  

To enter the Maldives, a pre-arrival visa is required which is granted upon your arrival. You'll only require your confirmation of accommodation and your return international flight tickets. 

Yes, you must have a confirmed booking at a registered hotel that provides tourist facilities because without it you won't get an arrival visa to enter Maldives.  

The majority of travelers enjoy the lagoons as the natives do, swimming, and snorkeling in the warm and turquoise water or canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, and water skiing. The Maldives islands are world-renowned for their scuba diving and snorkeling. Besides, you can go on a shark feeding expedition, where you’re in the water with hungry reef sharks that are being hand-fed by a guide.

Yes, the water is drinkable in Maldives and all the hotels and resorts also offer bottled mineral water for drinking. Please note that seawater is not preferable for drinking. 

All islands in the Maldives provide immense natural beauty and resorts offer a unique style. All resorts with rooms are located on private islands which offer luxurious services. All the resorts in the Maldives are truly beautiful and enjoyable. 

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