The Maldives are a luxury destination, becoming increasingly popular with honeymooners. The pure white beaches and crystal clear waters are just one of the many things that attract people to the resort each year. The Maldives are made up of over 1200 desert islands set in the Indian Ocean. Couples love the country for honeymoons or getting away from the busy lives they usually lead. Most people spend their time in the Maldives on an all-inclusive board basis, giving you that extra feeling of luxury on the paradise islands. The beaches are so attractive and the warm waters make them that much better. Sun seekers will see the area as a paradise and the range of water sports will keep other busy. There are many hotels in the Maldives and guest houses, however a lot of the island is covered in chalets for you to stay in.
Maldives has brilliant beaches, meaning brilliant water sports. Scuba diving is probably the most popular water sport available to you, with beautiful reefs and marine life to explore. All diving equipment can be hired and there is full tuition available on a dive if you are a beginner. Snorkelling is also popular as the visibility in the water is excellent. Other water sports include windsurfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, kayaking, parasailing and banana boat rides. Cruising is a great way of exploring the large number of islands that make up the Maldives and there are plenty of stops along the way for snorkelling and diving. If you prefer to stay away from the action then relax on the beach, enjoying the sun and the coastal breeze that helps to keep you cool.
The Maldives have a range of cuisines on offer, with most being international. One of the favourite cuisines on offer is seafood as it can be freshly caught everyday. Bars can only be found in the resorts where both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks can be found, however bear in mind that the locals do not drink. Occasionally, there will be live bands, beach parties and barbecues to enjoy, however there is no organised nightlife in the form of nightclubs. Tipping is discouraged in the Maldives and it is important to remember this. Shopping can be done in Maldives, with many crafts, souvenirs and refreshments available to you.
The Maldives has a very hot, tropical climate with an average temperature of around 28°C throughout the year. The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April as this is when the hottest temperatures are around. This time of year is also dry in the Maldives making it all the more enjoyable, with over 10 hours of sunshine a day. March and April are the hottest months with temperatures being above 30°C most days. May to October is the rainy season, with strong winds and rough seas accompanying this. However, temperatures still rarely drop below 25°C.