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  • Dhiraagu or Ooredo (formerly Wataniya)?

    For those who seek ease of communication whilst visiting Maldives , you have 2 choices of Sim card / network provider.As soon as you came out the airport exit you would find a Dhiraagu and Ooredo (formerly Wataniya) booths.Dhiraagu offers some internet packages , would work with your Iphones or Androids, came with values like $ 14 with a quota, or...

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  • Malé Island - It's dense!

    MaléThe name Malé (pronounced: "Maa-lay") is derived from Sanskrit and means ‘big house’ usually indicating the palace of a king. It is one of the largest island in the Maldives, but is only 0.68 sq mi / 1.77 sq km in size! And to make it worse, there are at least 82,000 people living there (just look at my aerial pictures). If you add in 20,000...

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  • WAITING FOR THE SEAPLANE

    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...

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  • best dive sites

    What i would suggest to you is Holiday inn kandooma. this resort is close to one of the greatest dive sites in the Maldives. especially the cave systems.These huge caverns are among the largest and the nicest of all the Maldives' tourists’ atolls. Two big caves close to one another are just 50m from the corner, one at 20m, the other one at 16m, and...

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  • Take the Help from a Trip maker & know...

    Water-skiing for this time. Each time I travel to Maldives, I ensure that I do something different. Make sure that you experience water-skiing. Just lovely and exciting!! We had our tour-operator to Maldives Live visiting the island with us. They personally took us to all the best places on the islands. Besides, they also assisted us personally...

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  • Meeru is one of the larger islands in...

    I have just come back from Meeru and I used to walk around the island every day. It is a fair size and at a gentle stroll you can do a full lap in about 30 minutes I suppose. I used to stop every so often to look at the ocean as the views are so spectacular.I did a fair bit of research before going to the Maldives and as I recall Kuredo is a little...

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  • white sandy beach, blue waters and...

    was absolutely perfect, I dont know when again I will have such luxury, beautiful holiday.. but it was beyond my dreams, I still thinking of it and still cant get over it and I dont know when I will :) I would love to go back but afraid to spoil my memories... what if something will go wrong??? peace, blue water, sunshine, white sand, colorful...

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  • Banyan Tree

    I'm from Maldives, and I can say we have a great deal of resorts for honeymoons. I'd like to recomend Banayan Tree Resort, which i've been to Last September.. It's good for honeymoons, as it's not very crowded, unlinke a few budgeted resorts, where you'll find lots of people, and migt ruin your honeymoon..Banyan Tree is located in Male Atoll, near...

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  • Paradies

    Just the right place to go if you need a brake and wand to relax. The tranquility and beauty of this part of the world is just unforgettable. I felt beeing in another world. But the most I miss is all the colours out there, the colour of the water, the sun when it hits the sea at night and just everything :-)

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  • The Maldives from the air part I.

    When you are flying by waterplane, you are flying above the some of the islands from the Maldives. It is a great view!!

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  • Hospital.

    On Kuramathi Island there is a small hospital. It is located next to the football field. It is open daily from 11am till 1pm and from 6pm till 8pm. There is also a 24h emergency service. For diving there is a decompression chamber.

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  • Books.

    Going to the Maldives, it is good to have a number of books with you. This is the best way to keep yourself busy.I had 6 books with me and I read 5 of them during the 2 weeks I was there.

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  • Staff of the resorts.

    Staff off the resorts have different outfits.Luggage staff:white shirt, white skirt and white bandage around their headRestaurant staff:yellow shirt and white skirtBar staff:white shirt, blue/green vest and white trousersGardener/transport staff:sandy/beige shirt and green shorts

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  • Humans and nature.

    Humans and nature, a strange combination. There are people who don't appreciate nature. They are cuttings their initials in plants, throw their carbage on the ground... Please respect nature and put your carbage in the bins & don't carve into plants.

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  • New plants.

    Most of the things are imported to the Maldives. On the Kuramathi Island they are trying to seed/grow new plants, food, etc. This is a good way to provide them in the things they need.

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  • Rebuilding the rooms.

    It happens when the resort has to fix a room. When it happens to be a porch of a waterbungalow, they have a funny construction. It are steel tubes and wooden boards. Put it together with ropes and here is the scaffolding.

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  • Changing weather.

    I was in the Maldives in July for 2 weeks. The first week I had brilliant weahter: sun, a few clouds... The 2nd weekend it was really the opposite: lots of showers, grey, hard wind... It can change all the sudden. Once you are having nice & sunny weather, the next moment the wind is present & it rains. Crazy experience, but I liked the weather of...

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  • Arriving on the island.

    I arrived at the Rashdoo Atoll around 11.30am. When you arrive there, it is such a great to see the blue water and white sand.Once the boat is at the landing stage, people from the resort are helping you to get out of the boat. You don't have to look after your luggage. There are people waiting for your luggage. They will bring them to the resort...

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  • South Africa weather

    Hi there,i am from south africa. i too am getting married next year in August, in SA. I must say even though it is winter there, you will still have a wonderful time. Winter is beginning to end at this time. The days are lovely (CAPE TOWN) will be a bit windy but it is still awesome. The nights and early mornings are chilly and that is about all...

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  • SANDBARS - THE PERFECT BEACH

    When I was flying over the Maldives, I kept noticing huge sand bars, right in the middle of the Indian Ocean. If you could just get a flat boat to one of these places, you would have an absolutely perfect beach. Sun, scenery, nature and tranquillity. Miles and miles from an inhabited island. Take a look at each picture on this tip and relax.If you...

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  • No Bugs Here

    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. However, if you are undertaking an island hopping tour or visiting a local island during...

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  • Pretty concrete walls

    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

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

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  • CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER

    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

    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...

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  • Out of this world!!

    Stroll round the island in 10 minutes while looking at the fab wildlife!! amazingThe amount of sifferent fish, sharks, eels etc is great and loved everything about it, my dream to go back there one day 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 ??????

    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...

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  • Best time to visit Maldives

    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...

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  • FISH

    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. 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...

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  • Male

    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...

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  • Clear light blue sea

    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...

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  • Sun, Sea & Sand

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

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  • Blue Skies and Beaches

    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..

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  • Flowers of the Maldives

    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...

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  • Sunbeds by the pool

    If your the kind of person that likes to laze by the pool and bar, then you may have competition trying to get a sunbed in the morning. There are plenty by the pool, but unfortunatly, although sings are up requesting against it, many people go out early in the mornings to 'reserve' a chair for themselves and put a towel upon it.Usually I woke up...

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  • Universal Plugs

    At Sun Islans resort, in the Deluxe rooms were 2 plug sockets. I brought a plug adaptor with me to charge up my PSP, but then when i got to the room, i found that in both sockets, were already 2 universal adapters for most countries. You can see from the photo how many different plugs it can take. When pulling this adaptor out, to see its original...

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  • A few of my favourite things!

    Some people go to the Maldives and don't dive. It's not compulsory. To go and not even SNORKEL is bordering on criminal! Don't just go and lie on the beach. Get in there over the reef edge and feast your eyes! "Wedding" - Island hopping by helicopter (sitting in the cockpit) - Seaplane transfers -Watching spinner dolphins by the hundreds -Seeing a...

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  • Best Island

    frankly speaking I did not know the exact location of maldives prior having a plan going there.. upon check in at the resort i am surprised that based on the fact that 98% of maldives population are muslim.. the staff at the reception also a muslim and guide me on the qiblat (kaabah location) and praying time at maldives.. they even guide us on the...

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  • Exclusive Paradise

    Maldives gives total privacy to travellers who choose to stay at any of its over 87 resort islands developed with 'one island one resort' concept.An advance booking of yoyr accommodation would help your 'travelling budget' go further.The Maldives' top of the range product; excellent facilities; world class service; and the warm hospitality of the...

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  • On board

    Probably you will spend your holiday in the same way, when sailing through Maldives: all aroud remember the meaning of...relax, so here a pic of the nomerous break taken in the afternoon: a cup of tea and some delicious biscuit made by our great Chef. In the meanwhile...let's move to discover a new place!!

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  • Learn to Dive

    The Maldives is paradise above the water,when you go under the water you find another world that will stun you even more.When you are here you have to take advantage of this once in a lifetime experience and do a dive course.It will cost you around $300-$400 but it is worth it ,if you cant bring yourself to go on the diving courses try the...

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  • Choice of Resorts

    If your flight arrives late at night like mine, it would be wise to either spend a night at Male before proceeding to your resort or choose a resort that's not too far from Male. It is not very pleasant to spend > half hr on the speedboat in the middle of the night.Do note that the seaplane service is not available at night.

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  • Sunsets & Sunrises!

    After the infection of laziness, which happens after a couple of days - because you don't lift a finger, as the staff wait on you hand and foot - try to rise early for sunrise and you will see some of the most beautiful. There are wonderful sunsets and once a week they organise Sunset drinks on the beach - very romantic!

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  • Island life

    Makunudu is a more natural island compared to its more 'groomed' neighbours. However, it is well run and the staff are wonderful. Since the Tsunami, there has been very little damage. Some dead coral can be found on the beach, but in the main - it is truly a paradise. The water is clear and warm and the beach is so vast, you hardly see a soul....

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  • Friendly and helpful Maldivians

    I never met so nice and friendly people like Maldivians any where else. They are very helpful and welcome all guests in their country with their lovely smile. They greatly respect Pakistan and love Pakistani people. For five times during my stay in Maale they gave me drop on their cars/ motorcycle to my hotel. There are many narrow streets in...

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