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1. 1 Maldives A travel guide for the Maldives, giving you a quick rundown of the destination, famous sightseeing points as well as customised itineraries to suit every traveler type. 2. 2 Maldives Map 3. 3 General Brief 1% land and 99% sea. Its One Island One Resort concept. Maldives has more than 85 resorts, and over 500,000 visitors visiting from all over the world. A typical resort islands would be of 800 by 200 meters in size. Formed by sand and coral. Covered in coconut palms and bushes with its own private beach. A part of island also contains staff lodgings and housing for support services such as power generators, laundry, catering and sewerage plant. 4. 4 Transportation Airport transfers Depending on the distance of the resort from airport transfer is organised by Speed Boat OR Sea Plane. Each Resort owners have their individual arrangements. Inter hotel transfers In most cases hotel to hotel direct transfers are not possible. Clients are transferred to the airport from where the next hotel picks them up and transfers them to resort. 5. 5 Capital : Male Airport : Male International Airport Currency : Maldivian Rufiyya (MVR) Language - Dhivehi is local language of Maldives. However English is commonly spoken. Time Difference : 30 minutes behind Indian Standard time. Clothing : Generally casual. T-shirts, light cotton clothes, Beach and swim wear. Visa : All nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival in Maldives (Arriving by air). Entry permit is granted to visitors on arrival, FREE of COST. Indian nationals need to procure POE if passport reads ECR. General Information 6. 6 Tropical climate, warm temperatures year round and a great deal of sunshine. Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Max 29 29 30 31 31 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 Min 23 24 25 27 26 25 24 25 25 24 23 23 hrs 7 7 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 Mm 46 32 30 58 188 305 235 205 165 184 165 87 Climate 7. 7 Shopping is only available on Male Island. Best buys - thudu kuna the Maldivian mat woven with local natural fibers, wooden miniature dhonis. Export of products made of turtle shell, black coral. Canned sea food - Vacuum packed smoked fish, tuna and chipped dried fish are available in many super markets around Male. Shopping 8. 8 Things to Do The Resort have wide variety of activities available to keep you busy throughout your stay. Like aerobics, volleyball, table tennis, Spa, Gymnasium. One can enjoy Water sports like Water skiing, Parasailing, Windsurfing and Fishing, the same can be booked at your resorts. Price ranges from resort to resort. It starts from US$ 25 to US $ 50 p.p. Scuba Diving is quite popular in Maldives. Many visit Maldives repeatedly for the sole purpose of diving. Padi license is a must for scuba diving. Island Hopping tour By boat you visit one or more fishing villages. Price varies from resort to resort ranging from US$ 50 to US$ 100 p.p. 9. 9 Hotels Offered KURUMBA VILLAGE RESORT (4 Star) Location: In the very south of The North Male Atoll. Length: 500 m, width 250 m. Distance to the house reef 10 to 50 m, to the outer reef 2 km. Transfers by boat take 15 minutes. What is the island offering: Broad, white beaches and blue clear waters, with many shady palm trees in the interior of the island. Large lagoon good for windsurfing. 10. 10 Facilities: Large reception area and lobby, island shop, main restaurant, coffee-shop, 04 Restaurants: Chinese, Indian, international and Grill room, Piano-bar, traditional bar, open-air disco. Accommodation: 190 large furnished rooms in semi detached bungalows of 3 or 4 units (partly two-storeyed), situated near to the beach, all with air-conditioning, telephone, music channel, bath/shower, w.c., hairdryer, mini bar, balcony or terrace. Sports & Leisure: Two freshwater swimming pools with sun terrace, deck chairs and sun shades, fitness centre with whirlpool, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, billiard. Live-music or disco. A well run Dive Base and Surf Station are also available on Kurumba. Meals : International Buffet meals are served. There is a choice of Indian menu cooked by an Indian chef also. 11. 11 Hotels Offered PARADISE ISLAND (5 Star) A 5-star Resort with absolute everything for the sun worshippers. Location : In the Mal Atoll. Length : About 1000 m, width 500m. Distance to the house reef 170m. Transfers by speed boat from the airport to the resort takes 20 minutes. Facilities: Coffee-shop, Italian, Japanese and seafood restaurant, 5 bars, saloon, shopping arcade. Accommodation: 220 tastefully furnished bungalows, 40 water bungalows with private sun terrace and direct access to the lagoon, all with air-conditioning, television, telephone, piped music, mini bar, safe, and outside shower (for the bungalows), bath/shower, bidet, wc, hair dryer. Sports & Leisure: Swimming pool, diving, snorkelling, wind surfing, table tennis, tennis court with flood light, squash, beach volleyball, badminton,basket ball, indoor games, billiards, gymnasium with aerobic & fitness centre, sauna, massage, steam bath. Meals : International Buffet meals are served. There is a choice of Indian menu cooked by an Indian chef also. 12. 12 LAGUNA BEACH RESORT (4 Star) The island is a jewel among the tourist resorts, a paradise for guests who appreciate comfort. Location : In the North of the South Male Atoll. Length 450 m, width 150m. Distance to the house reef 300 m, to the outer reef 450 m. Transfer time by boat from the airport to the island 45 minutes. Hotels Offered 13. 13 Island Offers :Coarse white coral sand, broad beaches crystal clear waters, The large lagoon up to the reef is ideal for windsurfing. Facilities: Lounge, island-shop, two specialties restaurants (Italian & Chinese), coffee shop, barbecue and grill terrace, discotheque and bar. Accommodation: 115 furnished rooms, air-conditioning, telephone, music channel, bath/shower, w.c., hairdryer, mini bar, balcony or terrace. The new Water Villas, luxuriously furnished, are built on stilts and have direct access to the ocean. Sports & Leisure: Swimming pool, deck chairs, tennis, fitness centre, beach-volleyball, table tennis, billiard, evenings live-music or disco. Meals : International Buffet meals are served. There is a choice of Indian menu cooked by an Indian chef also. 14. 14 Taj Exotica Resort & Spa (5 Star) The Taj Exotica resort is brilliantly designed to perfectly integrate with the islands natural beauty. Hotels Offered Location : Nestled in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, ius just 20 minutes away by speedboat from the International airport. Amenities and Facility : 24 semi detached lagoon villas, 31 private detached deluxe lagoon villas, 4 deluxe beach villas. All villas offer open air bath room with shower and a shaded verandah. Lagoon/Deluxe Lagoon Villas offer bath tubs overlooking the sea. Dinning : Sea food and continental cuisines are available. Indian food is also available. 15. 15 Hilton Maldives & Spa at Rangali Island (5 Star) Hilton Maldives Resort is a newly opened property on Rangali Island.Resort has won award for Best Resort in the Indian Ocean at WTM 2004 and Best Resort in the World award in Business Traveller Magazine. Hotels Offered Location : Nestled in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, ius just 20 minutes away by speedboat from the International airport. Amenities and Facility : 35 beach villas andf 44 deluxe beach Villas are set on the beach front. All deluxe beach Villas have private pool and garden. The outstanding feature is the outdoor bathing pavilion, a thatched structure with a huge sunken bath surrounded by gardens. Dinning : Sea food, Asian and continental cuisines are available. Indian food is also available. 16. 16 Book Maldives holidays on Ezeego1 Maldives Holidays & Tour Packages call our travel experts 1800 209 0800