Welcome to the Maldives, where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and the deep rays of the sun wait to engulf you their arms.

In ancient times, the shores of the Maldives welcomed lost travellers. Still welcoming, these shores remain, providing a tranquil haven for visitors.

Quick Facts

  • AREA A land area of just 115 square miles scattered across 41,500 square miles of ocean.
  • CAPITAL MalĂ© city is among the world's smallest capital, reached by a 10 minute boat ride from the airport.
  • CLOTHING: Casual light cotton or linen tropical wear. T-shirts, beachwear, light skirts, slacks and shorts are recommended, hats, sunglasses, high-factor sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, etc.
  • CREDIT CARDS: All major credit cards are accepted at the resorts, etc.
  • CURRENCY: Maldivian Rufiya. There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors may bring.
  • ELECTRICITY: Voltage is 230/240 50 cycles AC.
  • LANGUAGE: English is widely-spoken, and resorts have GRO's who speak other languages.
  • LOCAL TIME: GMT + 5 hours.
  • PASSPORTS & VISAS: 30 days of tourist visas are issued upon arrival for all nationalities.
  • POPULATION: About 300,000.
  • RELIGION: Muslim.
Independently owned and operated by Island Holidays Maldives. Company Reg: C-215/95, Operating Lic: TRA 06, GST Tin: 1001122GST01