30 March, 21:03
The Maldives is an archipelago country consisting of about 1200 islands. In this island country where there are still unexplored and untouched islands and islets, there are approximately 400 inhabited islands. About 200 of these are tourism islands and the others are local islands. The Maldivian live on the local islands. The capital of the Maldives islands is Male. We can shortly answer the question "Where Male is located?" by telling that it is 5000 km away, located in the Indian Ocean.
There are many coral islands or atolls in this island country. Atoll; It is the name given to the islets that partially or completely surround a lake which is called lagoon. Atolls are not always circular. However, very large kilometers of aolls that are closed is found .The lagoon in the middle of the atolls can be 50 m or much deeper. In the Maldives, atolls are spread over a very large area of 90 thousand km2.
Baa Atol is one of the most known atolls in the Maldives. In this atoll consisting of 75 islands, 13 of the islands are inhabited. This atoll, which is 42 km long and 32 km wide, is 65 nautical miles, or approximately 120 km, from the capital Male.
Lush, tropical plants are found on all islands in the Maldives. Marine life is a must-see beauty. The best known Baa Atol has been protected by UNESCO. When you go on vacation to the Maldives, you must dive in these atolls by scuba or snorkel and see this colorful marine life.
Apart from the Baa Atol, Dhaalu Atol is one of the well-known atolls with its 38 km length and 23 km width. It consists of 56 islands and 7 islands are inhabited. Faafu Atol, Gaafu Alifu Atol, Gaafu Dhaalu Atol, Haa Alifu Atol, Laamu Atol and Lhaviyani Atol like Baa Atol are among the atolls that can be considered. There are 20 atolls in the Maldives.
According to the 2004 census, more than 81 thousand people live in Male, the capital of Maldives. You can travel within the city by both buses and taxis. There are many places to see in the capital Male. Independence Square, Cuma Mosque or Sultan Park can be visited. In addition to the local markets, Alimas carnival area is also among the places to be seen. We also recommend that you see the Presidential Palace and the Constitutional Court.
One of the famous places of the Maldives are their teahouses. These places serve a traditional Maldivian snack called "Hedhikaa" in the local language, as well as the favorite black drink "Kalhu". In Maldives, working days are between Sunday and Thursday. The working hour starts at 08.00 in the morning and ends at 16.00 in the evening.
Maldives is an Islamic country. While you can enjoy the comfort you want on the islands that are open to tourism, local islands were previously closed to tourism in order to protect the local culture. However, as of 2011, it has been opened to tourism on local islands by government decision. These islands offer the opportunity to have a holiday with more economical budgets in small boutique hotels with 2 - 3 or 4 stars. Island hotels generally have 5-star hotels. These hotels also organize cultural trips to local islands for their guests to get to know the local culture.
As Maldivlere, we offer you every alternative so that you can experience your dream vacation in the most economical way. Maldives is not as far as you think, all you have to do is make your dream come true by calling us.