Maldives, in full Republic of Maldives, also called Maldive Islands, independent island country in the north-central Indian Ocean. It consists of a chain of about 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks (some 200 of which are inhabited), grouped in clusters, or atolls. Maldives Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
Aug 02, 2022 · A sultanate since the 12th century, the Maldives became a British protectorate in 1887. The islands became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated Maldives' political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums.
Nothing screams "paradise" quite like the Maldives, a 26-atoll chain of islands with powdery beaches, turquoise waters, and dreamy overwater bungalow resorts. Travel Advice. Best time to visit. Getting around. Local customs. Tips from the pros. Destinations. Olhuveli Island. Dhaalu Atoll. Meerufenfushi. Furanafushi Island.
Nov 09, 2020 · Maldives is an archipelagic nation with a total land area of 298 sq. km in the Indian Ocean. It is Asia's smallest country. Here, over 1,110 islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. The islands of the country are dispersed across about 90,000 sq. km of the ocean. This fact makes Maldives one of the world's most geographically ...
W Maldives is a luxurious private island resort situated in North Ari Atoll. It takes 1.5-hour speed boat ride or a 25-minute sea plane transfer from Male International Airport to this destination. Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands $4,024 $3,298 per person Oct 25 - Oct 27 Roundtrip flight included Atlanta (ATL) to Male (MLE) This luxury resort features a private beach, a marina, and 11 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and in-room childcare is an added bonus.
Turquoise waters & white Sandy Beaches of Maldives. $600 night. Entire bungalow. · Rasdhoo. Royal Inn Rasdhoo with everyday free sandbank trip. $900 night. Entire bungalow. · Kaafu Atoll. South Male Atoll deluxe beach bungalow.