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The Maldives

Destination Travel Guide


The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands that stretch along a length of 871 kilometers. The islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls.

The country’s unique geography mesmerizes the visitor. Reefs that offer bands of color, tiny jewel-like islands rimmed with the whitest of soft sand surrounded by the clearest shallow waters that one can imagine. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and a select few on each of the atolls are resorts and some of the islands are used for industry and agriculture.

The beauty of the Maldives is not only above the water. The Maldives is home to about five percent of the planet’s reefs that come with an explosion of color contributed by soft and hard corals that form them. The reefs are home to a thousand species of fish. Lured by the rich nutrients that flow in with the currents, large pelagic fishes such as manta rays and whale sharks also make the Maldives their home.

General Information

Population: 400,000

Capital City: Male

Language: Dhivehi

Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) and US Dollar (USD)

International Dialing Code: +960


Recommended Resorts in The Maldives


Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Living spaces flow breezily into outdoor areas and natural light streams in through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. A tropical garden, outdoor terrace, private pool and jet pool, as well as a timber deck are classic features in every villa type. Plush interiors are presented in neutral palettes, and decorated in natural fabrics and local artwork.

The perfectly shaped island of Vabbinfaru is blessed with lush tropical palms, immaculate coral beaches, sparkling cerulean waters and a house reef bustling with turtles, white tip sharks, manta rays, lobsters and many other aquatic residents.

Situated on the North Malé Atoll, it’s a mere 20 minutes speedboat ride from the Velanaa International Airport.

Angsana Ihuru

Blessed with palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters, pristine house reef and the famed Ranamaari shipwreck, this dive-centric, All-Inclusive retreat is located in the North Malé Atoll, a mere 20 minutes by Speedboat from Velana International Airport. The 45 island villas with charming traditional cajan roofing all feature a prime beachfront address surrounded by lush vegetation and ever-changing ocean breeze.

Angsana Ihuru is a perfect island playground destination – offering a variety of 5 All Inclusive Packages, designed to cater for different characters of holiday makers. From gourmet foodies to family travellers, spa lovers, novice and experienced divers, Angsana All Inclusive Concept introduces a new style of intrepid travel in Maldives to give your holiday the very best of #AngsanaMoments.

The Standard Huruvalhi

The Standard, Huruvalhi, is a true Maldivian dream. The oasis offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life, perfect for a romantic escape, or family getaway.

Amazing snorkelling is available at the naturally protected house reef, or dive deep on boat excursions through the local waters.

Room rates are flexible and can be booked both as B&B, half-board, full-board or all-inclusive.

Huruvalhi Island is only a short 45-minute seaplane ride away from Male airport.

Angsana Velavaru

Perched on an expansive private lagoon in the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll in the Maldives, and just a 40-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport, Angsana Velavaru (the island known as “Turtle Island” in the local Dhivehi language) is surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and ocean views as far as the eye can see. This luxurious tropical getaway offers 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas, the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives perched one kilometre from the main island.

With its proximity to more than 30 vibrant dive sites, Angsana Velavaru is the ideal location for novice to experienced divers. Certified instructors at the PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Dive Centre offer different courses and excursions to explore the pristine waters of South Nilandhe Atoll.

Seize the moment and plunge into the uplifting world of Angsana Velavaru Maldives, the perfect destination playground for a sensational year-round tropical escape!

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