1.Where is the Maldives located?
The Maldives is an archipelagic nation of 1190 islands scattered across the Central Indian Ocean, belonging to the continent of Asia. The closest neighbours to the Maldives are India and Sri Lanka.
2. What is the time difference?
The Maldives are five hours ahead (GMT +05:00) of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
3. How to reserve accommodations in the Maldives?
Resorts and Hotels operate websites through which you can directly confirm your accommodation. There are many licensed Travel Agencies and Tour Operators that provide booking services online and offline as well. International Tour Operators from various countries also facilitate travel services to the Maldives.
4. What is the most popular season to visit the Maldives?
The sun shining throughout the year, any time is a good time to visit the Maldives. Rainfalls occur frequently during June and July. From December till April, is considered as the dry season. During the dry season you can enjoy plenty of sunshine. The rainy season is perfect for surfers to ride the legendary swells.
5. How can I reach the Maldives?
You can reach the Maldives aboard numerous International Airlines that operate daily flights to the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE). Alternatively you can also reach the Maldives by embarking on a sea journey with the International Cruise operators to the Maldives.
6. How do I get around in the Maldives?
Once you reach the International Airport, you will be transferred to your chosen holiday island, through a local airline that operates flights to the regional airports or aboard a seaplane that operates flights to the resort islands or speed launch and ferry boat transfer to nearby destinations. Representatives of the resorts, hotels and travel agencies will help you with transferring from the airport.
7. What are the visa requirements to visit the Maldives?
The Maldives is one of the easiest countries to acquire a tourist visa, as any visitor with a valid passport will be granted a free 30 day visa upon arrival.