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    WAITING FOR THE SEAPLANE

    by DAO Written Dec 28, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Probably like just about everyone in the world – I hate waiting for transport. Bus shelters on a rainy day, delayed trains in winter, someone picking me up in a car that has gotten lost. Not fun. Waiting for my Seaplane Taxi – now that was a unique experience! The seaplanes operate on the other side of the island from the main runway at Male Airport. I watched these graceful planes landing, taking off and moving around in the water. A great experience in waiting.

    (Please see my transportation tips for more information on the Seaplane Taxi Service).

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    No Bugs Here

    by Gillybob Updated Oct 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: I stayed on Kuramathi Island and experienced no problems with insects or mosquitoes during my stay. If you are only staying on a resort island, you will find that mosquitoes and bugs are not a problem as the resort islands tend to be sprayed during the night.

    Fondest memory: However, if you are undertaking an island hopping tour or visiting a local island during your stay, you might just want to be sure to make use of a bug spray like Jungle Fever. During an island hopping tour (where you visit a local inhabited island, another resort island and an uninhabited island) I was bitten within moments of getting off the boat at the first (inhabited) island and again at the uninhabited island. If you're a tasty morsel for biting insects, spray up before you leave and again after each swim/snorkel.

    Local fishing village Uninhabited island
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    Pretty concrete walls

    by Laurina Written Feb 22, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Well I wouldn't say that the Male' concrete jungle is a favorite, but when the sun shines down on the white and pastel colored concrete walls it does look quite pretty. This is one of the views from my apartment :)

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    A crowded paradise

    by Laurina Written Feb 22, 2007

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    Favorite thing: When you fly into Male' International Airport keep your eyes out for Male' the capital island...from the bird's eye view you get a real sense of how crowded it is!!! Only 45,000 people per sq. km...

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory is NOW, living here at the moment :)

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    CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER

    by DAO Updated Jan 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing:

    With most water around your resort being very shallow and relatively calm, you can observe a lot of sea life you have never seen in your adventures in other places in the world. Both fish and plants can be seen close up. Take a look at my pictures. It is sometimes hard to believe that they really are underneath the water. Watch your step!

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    THE COLOUR BLUE

    by DAO Updated Jan 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing:

    I almost did not book the Seaplane Transfer to my resort because I wanted to save some money. Glad the travel agent talked me into it. The beauty of the Maldives can only fully be seen by air. The highest point is about 15 feet high, so the many islands, coral reefs and just plain rocks are surrounded by the most incredible range of blue water in the world. You get some idea from your beach and the bar in your resort, but only from up high can you see the vast waterscape that is the Maldives.

    It is a shame that ‘your favourite thing’ of any page is called a ‘General Tip’. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

    Would you like some information on Seaplane Transfers?

    Please look here:
    DAO’s Seaplane Tip

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  • Out of this world!!

    by kbrooks720 Updated Jan 16, 2007

    Favorite thing: Stroll round the island in 10 minutes while looking at the fab wildlife!! amazing

    The amount of sifferent fish, sharks, eels etc is great and loved everything about it, my dream to go back there one day

    Fondest memory: I miss the relaxation, the beaches, the people are so friendly and helpful, the sunset, just the life if only thts how we could all live hey!!!

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    Which island ??????

    by Sheila. Written Sep 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: There are so many islands to choose from, so it can be bewildering which one to go for...

    Tanking some informations on the net, i got this, maybe it can helps :

    - Best for families : Bandos
    - Best for diving and snorkelling : Machchafushi is one of the best budget options
    - Best for health/spa : the Maldives Hilton on the islands of Rangali and Ranglifinolhu
    - Best for couples : Baros, and I recommend Laguna Beach+Full Moon as I was there and it was wonderfull

    But the best thing to do when choosing an island is to get information looking on the web, there are so many good websites about Maldives. Here are some :

    http://www.maldives-resorts-hotel.com
    http://www.maldives.com/
    http://www.themaldives.com/default.asp
    http://www.visitmaldives.com/
    http://ilesmaldives.free.fr/

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    Best time to visit Maldives

    by Sheila. Updated Sep 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The best time to visit Maldives is during the northeast season, from mid-december to may, which is drier than the southwest season (april to november, wetter and cloudier, although it's still warm).

    But northeast season it's also the high season, with higher prices and more visitors !.

    So if you are loooking for lowest prices, you better go on southwest season and you might be able to pick up a real bargain.

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  • FISH

    by Andreaflem Written Aug 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: Just watch the fish and sealife whether scuba diving , snorkelling or from the jetty, beach or balcony. You can see mantas, stingrays, and baby sharks swim along the waters edge.

    Fondest memory: The first time a snorkelled I put my mask on and looked down at my feet and there were lots and lots of fish swimming around me if I had never snorkelled I would never have known they were there. Every different colour and shape and size.

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    Male

    by faridah Written Jun 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Thats the picture of the capital of Maldives, Male, taken from Hulhule hotel. I was not able to go there as there was not enough guests who signed up for the trip and I did think of going there, on the last day while waiting for the flight but it rained on that day, so I dont think my stomach can take the boat's swaying. The excursion to go to Male costs $40 per pax but if you go on your own from the airport will only costs you $1 dhoni ride. Maybe next time, 10 years later.

    Male

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  • Clear light blue sea

    by tiontor Written Jun 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The beaches in Paradise island are amazing! We haven't seen such clear waters, full with exotic fishes. You can take a waterproof photo machine and enjoy the experience of your won exotic fish photographs! The beach is long, with white soft sand. You will enjoy walking barefoot. The beach is wide and long, so you will be alone and enjoy moments of total renewal, relaxation and comfort! Enjoy swimming in Maldives, the greatest beaches we have ever been.

    Fondest memory: An unforgetable, unique holiday! The perfect place for your honeymoon! Paradise...maybe the last one on earth. We are so sorry for the tsunami...it happened some days after we had left. It is such a wonderful place and I am sure life now is as it was before. I would like to visit again...soon!

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    Sun, Sea & Sand

    by trevndebs Written May 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The stunning scenery, the friendly staff and 2 weeks without shoes.
    A diving paradise.

    Fondest memory: The brilliant white coral sand, the beautiful sunsets and the water bungalow over the aquamarine ocean. For once, the travel brouchures don't lie.
    There's no highrise hotels being built nearby, in fact local law dictates that nothing can be built higher than the palmtrees.
    Just get a drink in the bar, settle down and marvel at the beauty of the setting sun.
    This is what the Maldives is all about!

    Awesome The Beach Sunset over the pier

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    Blue Skies and Beaches

    by muadmz Written May 18, 2006

    Favorite thing: well it is exactly as it says.. eventhough Im from the Maldives, I spent most of my life outside in other countries. So going there is like a holiday for me each time. Beautiful beach and clear skies ;) make sure you take some snorkling masks and underwater camera.. even if its cheap ones cause the sea water near the beach is crystal clear..

    An island that we passed by.. Me with one of my nephews.. crystal clear sea.. Evening after the fun, getting ready to go back

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    Flowers of the Maldives

    by Conflictrealms Written May 10, 2006

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    Favorite thing: If you are a keen gardner, or have an interest in plants, then you surely wont be dissapointed by the different plants in the Maldives. Just walking from my room to the restaurant, i saw about 20 different varieties of flowers.

    The island has its own flower pickers so that they can be used to decorate cocktails, and because of the climate, the flower grows back in no time!

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