Overview Maldives

Visiting Maldives

This island country southwest of Sri Lanka is an idyllic assemblage of 26 atolls, boasting a tropical, humid climate and unbelievably rich waters that draw nature-loving tourists from around the world. While many spend their days sunbathing, snorkeling or scuba diving, history-loving tourists will find a host of fascinating things to see and do as well, from the jewel-packed National Museum, to the ancient mosque of Hukuru Miskily.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
This island country southwest of Sri Lanka is an idyllic assemblage of 26 atolls, boasting a tropical, humid climate and unbelievably rich waters that draw nature-loving tourists from around the world. While many spend their days sunbathing, snorkeling or scuba diving, history-loving tourists will find a host of fascinating things to see and do as well, from the jewel-packed National Museum, to the ancient mosque of Hukuru Miskily.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Maldives

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A Beginner's Guide To Snorkelling In The Maldives

Written by Machair1 on 22 Mar, 2010

Snorkelling in The Maldives is something which until last year was new to me. Although I had been to the islands several times previously, due to a medical condition I was not able to participate with the family on those occasions.So what follows is a…Read More


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Maldivian Air Taxi

Written by Machair1 on 15 Jan, 2010

When you land at Male International Airport in the Maldives on a passenger jet your journey is only just beginning, as access to the islands is then onwards by boat, or by sea plane. In general The Maldivian Air Taxi Company will be your most…Read More


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The Bandos Island Resort

Written by MythMin on 26 May, 2005

Upon arrival at Hulhule International Airport, Maldives, my friends and I were greeted by our local friends, together with a posh speedboat at the docks. On our 7km trip to our resort island from the airport in the speedboat, we were served mocktail drinks and…Read More


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The Resort itself

Written by isewell on 10 Apr, 2002

The Club is situated on its own small island (as are most of the Maldives resorts). The rooms are very well spread out, and the island is full of palms, trees, and flowers. Landscaping is superb. The paths could use a bit more lighting at…Read More


Maldives - Part 3

Written by ElyseMc on 25 Jul, 2000

Each evening we have been attending happy hour at the bar area, where I test the drink of the day and Steve usually orders a beer. As with most upscale bars, they serve snacks to go with your drinks, but this is not your…Read More


Maldives - Part 2

Written by ElyseMc on 25 Jul, 2000

Yesterday (Tues), we signed up for one of the excursions sponsored by the hotel … an Island Hopping trip. At 9:30 AM, we boarded a nice speedboat (the Manta 1), and headed out with about 12 other passengers and a crew of 4 local…Read More


ElyseMc at the Maldives

Written by ElyseMc on 25 Jul, 2000

We left Shanghai Sunday afternoon on a plane bound for Singapore, which was approximately a 5-hour flight; arrived at the Singapore airport around 9:30 PM. After a one-hour layover, we headed to Male, which is the capital of the Maldives. Getting through Customs…Read More


Veligandu - A Piece of Heaven on Earth

Written by Bruce777 on 20 May, 2008

We have just returned from a two week holiday on Veligandu. This was our fourth visit – but our first since the island’s extensive refurbishment programme completed in December 2007. We fell in love with the island during our first visit back in 2003 and…Read More


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One Day Trip to the Capital, Malé

Written by MythMin on 14 Sep, 2005

I woke up in the morning of my birthday to sound of waves splashing at my front door. I decided to lie down in bed for a few minutes, enjoying the morning breeze coming in from the front door (Left open by the guys smoking…Read More


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Visit to a Fishing Village

Written by MythMin on 17 Jun, 2005

The Maldives consists of 99% sea mass, and the other 1% is speckled like dust across the blanket of turquoise as 1,199 islands of untouched beauty. This country is famous for its well-preserved tropical solitudes and overwhelming perfection, with 199 islands inhabited and the rest…Read More


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