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    THE WEATHER

    by DAO Updated Apr 23, 2008

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    A lot of people want to know on VT, what the weather will be like. In fact many want to know this because of honeymoons. I would love for you to have a perfect weather and a perfect honeymoon, but let’s face it. This is the tropics. It does what it wants too. That means solid rain in the middle of the dry season one day and sunny days during the rainy.

    The Maldives is monsoon central. They do have a wet & dry season, based on the monsoons. The dry season is during the northeast monsoon and the wet season during the southwest monsoon. The dry season is from November to April. The wet season is May to October, when prices go down. For all this talk of monsoons, it does not get very heavy rainfall experienced by some of its nearby neighbours. Because the Equator runs through it, the temperature varies very little between an average daily maximum of 30.4 degrees Celsius (86.7F) and the minimum at 25.9 degrees Celsius (78.6F).

    I went in May, because it was cheaper. We had one day rained out, but still warm. We caught up on reading, drinking beer and eating. The next day was scuba and sun bathing. Other than that, sprinkles for a few minutes and/or seconds.

    Just decide this: expansive, or slightly less expensive. That’s the 2 seasons here.

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    A Walk on the sandspit

    by Russ60 Written Apr 15, 2008

    At one end of Kureu past the Water Villas is a long narrow spit of land (sand) at certain times of the day you can walk out a long way and gaze back at the Island. This area is quite popular around sunset.

    A look back at Kuredu Island Wedding location to the right

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    Get Married

    by Russ60 Updated Apr 14, 2008

    Having travelled to many places around the world and witnessing some particularly tacky wedding ceremonies, I would have to say this looks like the place to get married.
    There is a beautiful beach tent adourned with flowers and palms for the ceremony.

    Weddings on the beach Getting married? Wedding location Sunset Ahh!!!!
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    A gentle stroll around Kuredu

    by Russ60 Written Apr 13, 2008

    Don't do this in the heat of afternoon sun!! A stroll around the Island of Kuredu will take 45-60 mins
    You get to take a look at the accommodation throughout Kuredu and also walk on pristine white sand beaches.

    Water Villas Beach Bungalows

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    Snorkeling

    by Russ60 Written Apr 13, 2008

    From the raised decking of our beach villa you would see dark shadows in the ocean this was my cue to put on the mask and fins and go snorkeling. The larger shadows were usually hawksbill turtles or stingrays.

    Green Turtle Shoals of fish Shoals of fish

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    Do whatever you can =)

    by Kisu Updated Feb 20, 2008

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    You simply have nothing else but time here....Bath in the sun...go diving....snorkeling...kanoieng...island hopping.

    The island has free diving/snorkelling twice a day.

    Many people say that Male (the capital) isn't worth to visit, but I suggest you do that!!
    It's also a small island and few hours is enough to see it all...

    You'll get a free day tour to Male from Faru.

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    Watch an amazing sunset!

    by tere1 Updated Feb 13, 2008

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    I have been to a lot of different places in the world known for their beautiful sunsets but none of them compares with the sunset I saw in the Maldives!!! It's a truly amazing sunset!!

    The colous are incredible as you can see in my photos. So, alone or with you partner, sit on the beach or in your bungallow balcony , grab a drink ( tropical is even better...) and enjoy it. You will surely have some great moments you will never forget!

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    Scuba Diving

    by tere1 Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    One of the best places in the World to suba dive are the Maldives. If you already have a Padi that's ok but if you don't never mind, you can still begin.

    I did the beginners scuba dive:

    Discover scuba diving

    Experience the thrill of diving under the close supervision of our PADI instructor. This 2-hour course consists of a theory briefing and one controlled ocean dive up to 12 metres (39 feet). Participants in this course must be over 10 years old.

    It was amazing. Other packages are available for advanced divers.

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    Treat yourself in the spa!

    by tere1 Updated Feb 10, 2008

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    One of the good things to do while in the Maldives is to have a massage or another body treatment in a spa.

    Treatments, like everything in the Maldives are expensive but well worth it. So relax, enjoy and forget everything! You're in Paradise, pamper yourself!

    Me and Carolina waiting for our massage Spa Island at Kuda Huraa In the boat to the spa Boat to the spa
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    Snorkeling!

    by tere1 Updated Feb 10, 2008

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    The sea in the Maldives is so clear and there is so many varieties of colourful fishes that it's a pleasure to snorkel here.
    There are also many mantas and sometimes harmless baby sharks come near the shore.

    The resorts have snorkeling gear available for the guests, usally for free.

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    The Swimming pool and the park around it

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Jan 22, 2008

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    The Swimming pool and the park around is a comfortable place, where you can spend your time.
    Here, you can swim, or you can sit in a comfortable chair at the bar.
    You have the possibility to take a sunbath and to relax in a magnificent atmosphere.
    The water in pool is clean and it has a wonderfully colour.
    In the evening and in the night, the numerous lamps next to the palms and the bushes create a magical ambiance

    The Swimming pool and the park around it The Swimming pool and the park around it The Swimming pool and the park around it The Swimming pool and the park around it The Swimming pool and the park around it
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    Just for fun!

    by STEWMASS Updated Jan 1, 2008

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    If you want a real laugh and give your friend or family member a real fright, follow the following tip:

    1. Grab a piece (or two) of bread from the bresakfast table.
    2. Wait for your "victim" to go snorkelling with the fishies.
    3. When they are in amongst a group of fish, lob the bread in front of their head.
    4. The fish all dart towards the bread .......
    5. Look innocent when they get real fright and look up after thinking they were about to be attacked.

    Even better if you get it on video and when you lob from a jetty you get a better view. Perhaps do a couple of practice runs just to get the fish excited. I found it amazing that these fish could actually see the bread fly through the air and arrived at the spot where the bread would land before the bread! Great fun.

    For a memorable moment.
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    Night Fishing Trip.

    by STEWMASS Updated Jan 1, 2008

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    A good way to pass 3 or 4 hours is to partake in a night fishing trip just off your chosen island. During the course of our trip we saw a varied selection of fish being caught with the hand lines we were given. The most memorable part of the evening was seeing half eaten fish being landed. These fish had obviously been eaten by feeding sharks just below the surface!

    Ewan with one of the 8 fish he caught.
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    Day Trip to the capital - Male.

    by STEWMASS Updated Jan 1, 2008

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    Should your chosen island belong to the North or South Male Atoll, it may be an idea to spend a day sightseeing at the capital of the Maldives. Our island, Laguna Beach was located on the south Male Atoll and was only approx 45 minutes boat ride at 28 knots from Male.

    The trip was organised by our island and on arrival at Male, we had approx. 4 to 5 hours worth of sightseeing which was probably enough to get a feel for life in the capital.

    First of all we were given a guided tour of the Botanical Park which allegedly has the highest point above sea level in the whole of the Maldives at 8ft! Hmm, not sure if it is true? We also visited the Grand Mosque where all visitors must respect the religion of Islam and remove their socks and shoes before entering. It was also necessary for me to cover my legs.

    We also had time to visit the local fishmarket which was a real hive of activity with fresh fish arriving all the time from boats just across the road. Just behind the fish market is another market selling mostly fruit, vegetables and nuts. And with some time left we were left to our own devices and went souvenir hunting in the local shops where it is possible to buy from a wide and varied selection of local crafts at reasonable prices.

    At the end of the day I was glad that we decided to go on this trip and would recommend it even if it is only to take a break away from the sunbathing and snorkelling.

    Presidential Office in Male. Botanical Gardens in Male. Entrance to the Grand Mosque. Respecting the religion prior to visiting Mosque. Shopping for local crafts.
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    City Life

    by Emichelle Written Dec 13, 2007

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    Very few tourists even touch Male as they go direct from the Airport to their respective resorts. I Suggest a half a days visit to Male, the capital of Maldives and witness what life is there. At times you feel as if your Guiliver, cause everything is so small.

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