Out of the 1,190 islands, about 90 islands have been dedicated as self-contained, tourist resorts
with all the facilities that a modern tourist would desire to be provided on the island. The white
sandy beaches and the shallow lagoons that surround the islands provide a relaxing environment to
spend an undisturbed holiday. The guest rooms in most of the resorts are situated at the waterfront;
hence you will have a private beach where you could relax with all the privacy that you may desire to
your heart's fulfillment.
As of the early 1970's, when tourism was introduced in the Maldives, it has increasingly become one
of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world. Surfers find just the right waves in some
places. Divers find the underwater coral gardens a veritable heaven. Beach buffs find the pure white
coral beaches simply marvelous. The fishing is excellent. And perhaps, the creation and the running
of very modern tourist resorts with all the conveniences of the 20th century help out.
And certainly, the naturally outgoing and hospitable nature of the Maldivian himself makes a
second visit worth looking forward to.
capturing holiday destination beyond your
Beaches and top dive locations in the world where professional dive
training is given to the beginners and beautiful reefs.
“Tourism” is the
lifeline of the country. The Maldives provides a wide range
of hotels and resorts to make your holidays peaceful and
more wonderful, not only luxurious star categorized hotels
and resorts, there are also cost effective hotels and lodges
for your budget accommodation.
The island resorts cater to every type of travelers from
backpackers to the rich and famous. The Maldives being aware
of the dainty kind of the surroundings they are exposed to
closely regulate the impact of tourists on both the local
environment and population. The unspoiled beauty and
serenity you will discover in the Maldives is well worth the
As a tourist, one is free to move around on the resort
islands and in the capital city, Male’, but entry to local
villages and towns is strictly through guided tours and
other forms of travel within the country must be undertaken
only if permitted by the government.