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Maldives Overview

Posted in on 6-4-13

Maldives Overview

The Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raajje) [1] are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with...

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Regions in Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Regions in Maldives

The Maldives are formed of 26 atolls, or atholhu in Dhivehi — the source of the English word. These are not single islands, but giant ringlike coral formations hundreds of kilometers wide...

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Cities in Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Cities in Maldives

Male – The capital and largest city Addu City – Second-largest city and short-lived home of the Suvadive secessionist movement

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Understand Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Understand Maldives

History Formerly a Sultanate under Dutch and British protection, the Maldives are now a republic. Long ruled over with an iron fist by Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who did not hesitate to jail...

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Get in Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Get in Maldives

The Maldives have a remarkably easy visa policy — Everybody gets a free 30-day visa on arrival, provided that they have a valid travel document, a ticket out and proof of sufficient...

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Get around in Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Get around in Maldives

Getting around in the Maldives takes three forms: boats, sea planes (air taxis) and private yachts. The boats are the Maldivian equivalent of a car, while planes and private yachts are...

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Do in Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Do in Maldives

Diving and snorkelling Aside from making the water bungalow rock on your honeymoon, the primary activity on the Maldives is scuba diving. The atolls are all coral reefs hundreds of...

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Buy in Maldives

Posted in on 6-4-13

Buy in Maldives

The local currency is the Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR, Rf), divided into 100 laari. However, by law resorts price services in US dollars and require payment in hard currency (or credit card), so...

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