Where Is the Maldives?

A paradise on Earth famous for its luxurious resorts and is every diver’s dream destination—the Maldives. It is the smallest country in Asia, located south-west of Sri Lanka. With a group of more than 1,000 islands dotted around the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives prides itself on having a bountiful marine life. Professional scuba diving in Maldives could mean an encounter with the gentle giants of the ocean, such as whale sharks and manta rays. In addition to water sports like fishing, snorkelling and diving, read on to find out what else can you do to make your holiday truly unforgettable.

Surfing in Maldives

Catch the best waves, towering from 4-8-feet, between March and October. The Maldives’ surf breaks, which may offer big barrels other than long waves, are ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers. The Malé, Central and South Atolls are the go-to surfing destinations in the Maldives.

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Underwater Dining

The Maldives has the world’s first ever underwater restaurant, the all-glass Ithaa Undersea Restaurant with 180-degree views of the bountiful marine life. Think of a fancy lobster and caviar dinner matched with a glass of champagne—all below sea level. You can also have that exquisite and one-of-a-kind dining experience. Other undersea restaurants that you can visit include Subsix, SEA, 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Minus Six Meters and Edivo Vina.

Cultural Immersion

Get a glimpse into the daily lives of Maldivians. Go fishing with the locals and dine with them. Visit a local market, art gallery and mosque—and just immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Maldives. Hukuru Miskiiy, which dates back to 1656, is the oldest mosque in the Maldives.

Fast Facts

  • Malé is the capital of the Maldives and a densely-populated, bustling city.
  • The country’s economy relies on tourism and fishing, and its culture and lifestyle are deeply rooted in Islamic faith.
  • Mild, sunny weather is present all year round, so you’re always guaranteed a luxury tropical escape in the Maldvies.
  • The Maldives’ white, sandy beaches and blue waters are never short of awe-inspiring. No wonder why it is included in The Telegraph’s Top 20 Most Visited Countries in the World.

The best time to visit Maldives? ASAP. Call our My Maldives Holiday Experts on 1300 696 253 to get more information.