An island nation harboring supreme natural beauty, Maldives is an expanse blessed with the splendors of white sandy beaches, blue pacifying waters, and green luxuriant vegetation. It is the heartland of charm and an epitome of exquisiteness. With over 1192 islands to its name, Maldives cultivates happiness all around. It makes for an ideal destination for beach lovers, honeymooners, nature photographers, families and for every single individual who loves to treasure nature. Plan a trip and discover the world of spotlessness. Take a stroll along pristine shores and rejuvenate your soul. Witness the magnificence of the sun and capture the colorful sky. Marvel at water villas and spend days in absolute leisure. Indulge in water sports and explore the waters of the Indian Ocean.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT MALDIVES
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Maldives
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Presidential Republic
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Male
POPULATION: 535,901 (as on January 2020))
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Dhivehi or Maldivian
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Dhivehi/Maldivian, English, Arabic
CURRENCY: Maldivian Rufiyaa.Þ (MVR)
CLIMATE: highland continental, hot summers, cold winters
MAP REFERRED: (South Asia)
AREA: 298 Sq Km
LAND: 298 Sq Km
LOWEST POINT: Indian Ocean 0 M
HIGHEST POINT: Vilingili Island in the Addu Atoll 2.4 M
COASTLINE: 1,129 Km
Chagos Islands 550 Km
India 595 Km
Sri Lanka 670 Km
FAMOUS FOR: White Sandy Beaches | Coral Reefs | Island Resorts | Water Villas | Turquoise Waters | Unexplored Places |Water Adventure Activities
NATIONAL SYMBOLS: Flag of Maldives | Pink rose | Coconut Palm | White-breasted Waterhen | Yellowfin Tuna | National Emblem
TIME ZONE: Maldives (GMT +5)
ETHNICITY:Dhivehins (Maldivians), Almost 100% percent of the total registered population
DRIVING SIDE: Left
AIRPORTS :Gan Airport | Hanimaadhoo Airport | Hulhule Airport | Maafaru Airport
Network / Connectivity
The internet and mobile services are available at most of the inhabited islands of the Maldives. If you are staying at a resort or a hotel, then you need not worry about the internet. Most of the commercial properties here provide free Wi-Fi to their guests. Capture your favorite places, take trendy selfies, come back to your hotel and upload them.
However, if you are looking forward to using internet services while exploring around, it is advisable to buy a local SIM card. You can purchase it at the airport upon arrival. These SIM cards can be recharged with data plans and have a validity of two weeks. They can be bought for a price of about $10.
Dhiraagu and Ooredoo are the mobile operators of the Maldives and offer great coverage across the major places in the country. Hence, you can easily make national and international calls while roaming around. You can also use the telephone provided by your hotel or resort to make calls.
However, it is wise to use web-based services for making international calls. When you are already paying for the internet, why pay extra to make calls? If you are planning to visit some sparsely populated or uninhabited regions, then be prepared to disconnect from the digital world. The remote areas of the Maldives don't have good internet or mobile connectivity.