Maldives Travel Guide

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A Comprehensive Guide for Families Travelling to Maldives

With its spectacular beauty, the Maldives attracts travellers, whether friend groups, couples or families. It has luxury tourist attractions, lavish resorts, beachfront villas, and the best dining places with splendid beauty and scenic views. Most couples plan their honeymoon trip, but you can plan a family or friends tour of the Maldives. It is in the Indian Ocean and has twelve hundred islands.

The country's economy heavily depends on tourism, so government, especially the tourism department, pays great attention to it. The place offers numerous opportunities to explore the incredible beauty of clear blue sea water, marine life, sunsets, sand beaches and street beauty.

This guide will provide you with every necessary detail you need to know before visiting the country, such as the top places to visit, the best places to eat out, necessary items and clothes to pack, things to do in the Maldives and so on.

About Maldives and People

With its twelve hundred small coral islands, the Maldives is one of the perfect tourist attractions. Although the country is small, it has a high population with mixed ethnicities. With a low economy, the country uses tourism as a significant economic resource. If you plan to visit the Maldives, you will be curious about the country and its people.

Here is detailed information about some important sectors of Maldives:

People of Maldives

The Maldives has experienced different people throughout the long history of the country. Tamil, Sinhalese, and south Asian people are considered the first settlers in Maldives. With time, many people from different areas such as China, India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Malaysia trade and settle here.

The capital of Maldives, Male City, is the only area with modern people. And all islands and areas have less population with rural people. Male is the large settlement on the Island. Southern islands in the country, with their moderate temperature, are densely populated compared to the northern part.

The people of Maldives have a high birth rate compared to the census world average. Youngsters and children are large in number than old ones. Men mostly have seventy-four years' life expectancy, and women live for an average of seventy-nine years.

The people of Maldives are down-to-earth people. They have great personalities. They treat others with great respect and hospitality. You will see every Maldivian with a smile and a warm heart. If you need any help, they will be the first to help you without any hesitation.

As Maldivians spent many years together with nature and the natural environment, they have something special in them. Nature has bestowed them with great personalities, charm, hospitality, and welcoming nature. They know how to live happily and in unity. The people of Maldives increase the beauty of their country.

Culture

Maldives has mixed ethnicities, and people from surrounding countries have brought many things to Maldivian culture. Their traditional dance is similar to that of African dance customs. They eat spicy foods like Indians. The mix of cultural practices makes Maldivians and Maldives much more beautiful.

Maldives is the Maldives with its water. Without water, the country is nothing. Its economy and finance depend on its water. Many people earn through fishing. In history, it was used practice that men went fishing and women waited for them to bring fish home.

Language

The official language of Maldives is Maldivian or Dhivehi, an Indo-European dialect. It is mainly related to the language of Sri Lanka. This language is only spoken in the Maldives; no other part of the world speaks Dhivehi. Besides, many people speak Hindi, English and Arabic for different purposes. The signs and written language is likely to match the Arabic language.

Religion

Maldives is a Muslim country with only one national religion, Islam. The country does not allow any other religion to be spread and practised widely. You can only be a citizen of the country if you are a Muslim. The right to marry and have property is only available to Muslims.

The holiday calendar in the country is in accordance with Islam. Other than the Grand Friday Mosque, twenty more mosques are built in different places. Also, every island has at least one mosque. The secular celebrations by the Maldivians include National day, moon sighting at the end of Ramadan, victory Day, and republic day.

Architecture

With a high tourist rate, Maldives’s development for top attractions is increasing. With a long history, the craftsmanship and skills of Maldivians have been highly appreciated. Most buildings have been built with coral stone that lasts longer than anything else. Primarily three types of houses are built in the Maldives.

The Maldives is considered one of the best places for architects to visit. The lavish resorts, restaurants, museums, and hotel villas are the perfect example of architectural innovations. The underwater hotel villa in the Maldives is the world’s first underwater space for living. With its remarkable structure, people can enjoy underwater creatures from a short distance.

The country also has the world’s first inter-tidal art museum that excites tourists towards its strangeness. The art gallery has a semi-underwater staircase that is connected to the museum. The Sculptures are designed with excellent skills and stand half drowning in the water. It represents the risk of an increase in sea water level. They have cube-shaped structures and are tied with corals.

Education

Education does not count in the necessary social departments in the Maldives. Although, some locals are interested to read and write and learn about sciences and other pieces of knowledge. A few people get higher education.

With a low education rate in Maldivians, people from other countries and areas visit the country for higher secondary education. The country has a total of about two hundred and twelve schools located at different places and islands.

There are three educational streams in the Maldives: Makhtabs, Quran, and basic knowledge about writing the national language, Divehi. Makhtabs are traditional religious schools that provide primary information to children. As the country holds Islam as the primary religion, Quran is necessary for every Muslim child to read and learn.

Although Maldives is an Island, it contains many islands in it. The top attractions include its white sandy beaches, short coastlines, quiet atmosphere, and stunning beauty of natural elements and people. Luxury resorts and lavish villas are expensive yet great sources of enjoyment, fun activities, comfort, and peace.

Every resort has several restaurants that offer excellent contemporary food, multiple worldwide cuisines, and new experimental flavours by skilled chefs. The temperature of the place remains moderate, and snowfall never exists there. The country experiences high rainfall in hot months from May to September, so that you can plan your tour between October and April.

The article is about every basic information you need about Maldives, including its weather conditions, transport, necessary items to pack, dressing style, top places to eat out and what to avoid in Maldives. Before visiting Maldives, take special care about what you need to pack.

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