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Maldives Flag The Republic of the Maldives is an island country located in the Indian Ocean to the South of India and to the Southwest of Sri Lanka. The Maldives consist of over 1,000 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls.

The islands are known for being low-lying, only just about sea level, with the average height about sea level being just 4 feet 11 inches (1.5 meters), and the maximum being 7 feet 7 inches (2.3 meters). Because of their low elevation, there is of course a concern that rising sea levels could mean that much of the islands may be inundated in future. In 2008, the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, even suggested that the Maldives government was looking into purchasing additional land in Australia, India, or Sri Lanka, because of this concern.

As of 2009, the population of the Maldives was estimated as being 849,000.396,334. The country's capital and largest city is Malé which is located on the North Malé Atoll, which is part of an administrative division known as the Kaafu Atoll. As of 2006, the population of Malé was estimated to be 103,693.

Maldives Country Details


Country Name The Maldives
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Indian Ocean to the South of India (Asia)
Flag Maldives Flag
Principal Language Divehi
Capital Malé


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Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Joe Bindloss

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-10-16
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Maldives is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Encounter hammerhead sharks on a dawn dive, find your perfect luxury beach resort or family-run guesthouse, and hop around by seaplane for a view of coral atolls, blue lagoons and tiny desert islands - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Maldives and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Maldives:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Male, North & South Male Atolls, Ari & Rasdhoo Atoll, Northern Atolls, Southern Atolls

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Maldives is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Travel Journal Maldives: Lined Journal | 106 pages, 6x9 inches | To accompany you during your trip
By Maldives Travel

Independently published
Paperback (106 pages)

Travel Journal Maldives: Lined Journal | 106 pages, 6x9 inches | To accompany you during your trip
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This lined Travel Journal, which you can take with you in your suitcase for your stay, will give you the opportunity to write down all the anecdotes and memories of your trip so that they become unforgettable.

This notebook will be a perfect companion for your trip.

Maldives Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)
By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2019-11-22
Paperback (136 pages)

Maldives Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)
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Marco Polo Pocket Guide Maldives: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips

Explore the Maldives with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the country's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all that the Maldives have to offer…

The Maldives are a truly tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. Discover exquisite white sand beaches, blue lagoons, extensive reefs and luxury resorts. From where to stroke a stingray to enjoying the unique experience of an underwater dinner, Marco Polo will help you seek out the perfect holiday moments. Water villas, exclusive hotels, endless sunshine, glorious beaches and a fascinating underwater world… This is the Maldives!

Your Marco Polo Maldives Pocket Guide includes:
  • Insider Tips – we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into these beautiful coral islands.
  • Best of – find the best things to do for free, the best ‘only in' the Maldives experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.
  • Sightseeing – all the top sights are organized by area so you can easily plan your trip.
  • Discovery Tours – specially tailored tours will get you to the heart of the Maldives. Experience the unique character of these beautiful coral islands with these personal tours.
  • Maldives in full-color – Marco Polo Pocket Guide Maldives includes full-color photos throughout the guide bringing the country to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.
  • Touring App – you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!
  • Road Atlas and pull-out map – we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.
Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Maldives to show you these beautiful coral islands. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything the Maldives has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.

Maldives Travel Guide: Tourism
By Jesse Russell

Independently published
Paperback (155 pages)

Maldives Travel Guide: Tourism
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Maldives Travel Guide. Tourism. Maldives have always been associated with upscale vacations. Archipelago located in the Indian Ocean includes1190 atolls, where top-class hotels and resorts are situated. Each atoll is the focus of unique natural attractions and charming beaches. Pristine natural beauty can be called the main feature of the archipelago. It's worth noting that local beauty isn’t limited to terrestrial landscapes, as the underwater world is also extraordinarily beautiful. That's why fans of diving and snorkeling prefer resting on Maldives. With regard to traditional tours and scenic walks, guests of elite resorts won’t be disappointed. A significant part of historical attractions are concentrated in the capital of the archipelago, the city of Male. The starting point for many excursions is the main square of the capital, Jumhooree Maidhan. Its construction began only recently, in 1988. Today the picturesque square is one of the busiest places of the archipelago. Amazing shops and restaurants are concentrated around it, as well as picturesque streets ideal for walks. Hukuru Miskiiy is among the most notable historical sights. The age of mosque is almost a thousand years. This beautiful old building has perfectly preserved to this day. During the tour you can see symbolic drawings carved in stones; those were created by masters in the 13th century. Next to the old mosque there is a cemetery, which also has great historical value. Its territory features the tomb of Sultan Abu Al Barakat and other rulers famous for their great deeds. However, the biggest religious building is Old Friday Mosgue. It’s a large architectural complex including Islamic center and the mosque itself with luxurious golden domes. The mosque can accommodate 5,000 worshipers at the same time. Old Friday Mosque is the most sacred place for locals, so it is a must see place
Maldives Travel Guide: Where to Go & What to Do
By Michael Griffiths

Independently published
Paperback (27 pages)

Maldives Travel Guide: Where to Go & What to Do
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Set in the Indian Ocean to the south of the Indian subcontinent the Maldives is a group of over a thousand islands and atolls. Tourists enjoy luxurious resorts and as much peace and seclusion as they desire. Consequently, the Maldives are a popular romantic destination for newlyweds and the discerning holidaymaker.
Maldives - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Male - Jumhooree Maidan - Esjehi Gallery - Mulee-Aage Palace - Tomb of Mohammad Thakurufaanu - National Museum - Grand Friday Mosque (Huskuru Miskiiy) - Surfing in the Maldives - Male Atoll - Central Atolls - Outer Atolls - Scuba Diving - Banana Reef Diving - Other Notable Diving Locations - Shipwreck Diving - Atoll Cruising & Live-Aboard Holidays - Environmental Tourism - Kudahuvadhoo Island - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places to Stay - Hotel Octave - Asdu Sun Island - Lucky Hiya Hotel - Fuana Inn - Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee - Places to Eat - Sea House Maldives - Symphony Restaurant - Chop Chop - Seagull Cafe House - Shell Beans - Places to Shop - Chaandanee Magu - Dhoni Boats, Shark's Teeth & Maldivian Curiosities - Creative Arts & Crafts Training Center - Reed Mats of Huvadhoo - Wooden Boxes from Thulhaadhoo
Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Maldives is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Chat with the locals amongst brightly painted houses in Male, feed the Hammerhead sharks in Rasdhoo Atoll, or watch a bodu beru performance; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Maldives and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Maldives Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 22 local maps
  • Covers Male, Ari Atoll, Utheemu, Rasdhoo Atoll, Gan, Baa, South Male Atoll, North Male Atoll, Raa, Noonu, Addu Atoll, Haa Alifu, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Maldives, our most comprehensive guide to Maldives, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Cool Escapes Maldives: The Interactive Book (Lifestyle)
By Sabine Beyer

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Released: 2019-02-01
Hardcover (288 pages)

Cool Escapes Maldives: The Interactive Book (Lifestyle)
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•Explorez les magnifiques stations balnéaires et les atolls du nord au sud.

•En connexion avec l'application, le livre vous ouvrira une toute nouvelle expérience de lecture et vous entrainera au-delà des pages avec des fonctionnalités interactives telles que des vidéos, des galeries de photos, des liens Web, des recettes, des listes d'ingrédients, etc.

Ce volume présente 32 resortsindividuels de ce pays tropical unique. En outre, il vous mènera dans les coulisses des points culminants culturels, artistiques et naturels, avec des portraits supplémentaires de personnes telles que des biologistes marins, des instructeurs de plongée, des directeurs de cuisine, photographes, musiciens et artistes.

Cool Escapes Maldives est un livre multimédia interactif unique,avec une application supplémentaire. Le mélange interactif de publications imprimées et numériques présente des vues approfondies sur la beauté naturelle du pays avec ses îles tropicales et son monde sous-marin fascinant.

Découvrezcomment créer de véritables événements romantiques, des offres spéciales lune de miel et mariage, comment expérimenter lesspas aux traitements les plus indulgents et recevoir des informations d'experts sur la vie océanique, le monde sous-marin, etc.

Travel Logbook - Maldives: Travel Journal, Traveldiary or Diary for your adventure. With quotes, travel dates, packing list, to-do list, travel planner, important information and funny travel games.
By TRAVEL ROCKET Books

Independently published
Paperback (109 pages)

Travel Logbook - Maldives: Travel Journal, Traveldiary or Diary for your adventure. With quotes, travel dates, packing list, to-do list, travel planner, important information and funny travel games.
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Traveljournal

Content of the travel planner:

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION Enter the most important data so that everything is readily available in an emergency.
  • ITINERARY Do you have several stops on your trip? Then enter them on this special page to always know exactly when you want to be where.
  • BUCKET LIST Do you really want to see or experience certain things? Then the bucket list offers you enough space to not forget anything.
  • IMPORTANT TRAVEL DATES No matter whether one-way flight, return flight or information about stopovers. On these pages you always keep an eye on the general conditions of your trip.
  • TO DO AND PACK LIST So that you don't forget anything, we have integrated these lists into our book. They offer you predefined things but also enough space to enter your own things.
  • TRAVEL GAMES We have something against boredom! You also? So that there is no boredom on long journeys, we have packed various entertaining games with you.
  • CONTACTS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES When traveling, you always meet interesting people with whom you want to keep in touch. This travel planner offers you the opportunity to write down the contact details.
  • ENOUGH SPACE FOR YOUR ENTRIES You will surely have enough space on more than 40 double pages to write down a lot of stuff.
  • HIGHLIGHTS At the end of your trip, remember the most beautiful moments, places and people. You have enough space at the end of this travel journal.

This travel planner accompanies you everywhere. No matter whether in the mountains to the sea or with a backpack around the world. It is handy and fits even in the smallest hand luggage. With its 109 pages, it is the perfect size to be your constant companion.

This journal is divided into three areas:

  • PREPARATIONS: This area accompanies you in your travel arrangements. It contains important personal information and a checklist and you can enter the key data and your planned travel route here.
  • DAILY ENTRIES: On over 40 double pages you have enough space to record your experiences every day.
  • SUMMARY: On these pages you can summarize the most beautiful moments and experiences of your trip.

For more travel planners with different countries and regions, visit "TRAVEL ROCKET Books".


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