Luxury Maldives Holidays
Sun, sand and sea, a thousand ‘Robinson Crusoe’ paradise Islands dotted over different atolls. Lagoons with different depths and infinite shades of blue and turquoise, dazzling underwater coral gardens, a perfect natural combination for the ideal tropical holiday destination. However there is more to the Maldives than just that.
Maldives History and Culture
Legend has it that a prince and his wife, the daughter of the King of today’s Sri Lanka, stopped at Raa Atoll during a voyage and were invited to stay as rulers. Other than Sri Lankan settlers, people from all over the world visit the Maldives.These visitors all left a strong influence on the people, their religion and the culture of the Maldives.
Places of Interest
Other than the water activities, relaxing on heavenly beaches and awakening your senses in the numerous spas, the Maldives offers you a chance to enjoy the history and culture of the Islands.You can visit The Grand Friday Mosque, the biggest mosque in the Maldives which can accommodate over five thousand worshippers at any one time.The Friday Mosque is situated in the capital of Male and is a dominant and imposing building with a large golden dome which decorates the façade. Other important sites in Malé include the tombs of legendary saints, the Presidential Palace, the National Museum in the Sultan Park, which shows the glories of a different era, and the Singapore Bazaar.All these are within a ten-minute stroll.
When you visit the Maldives you can spend your time learning the art of true relaxation or enjoying some of the many water based activities this beautiful destination has to offer.Among these are snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, sailing and even parasailing.
The Maldives has wonderful sunshine all year round however there is a significant variation in the monthly rainfall levels. February is the driest with January to April being relatively dry, May and October records the highest average monthly rainfall.The South West monsoon from May to September is the wet season. Rough seas and strong winds are common during this period.The North East monsoon falls between December and April, this is a period of clear skies, lower humidity and very little rain.
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