Travel Tips - November 25, 2020

The Maldives

A blessed paradise

FAYT Logo Felipe Fialho FAYT Ambassador

The Maldives, oh the Maldives, one of the world’s most mind-blowing sceneries, what a unique, beautiful, and blessed paradise!

It is a place that just by hearing the name, most people cannot help, and the imagination goes straight to the most stunning paradise.

A place with hot tropical climate throughout the whole year, with the seawater temperature remaining at around 25 ̊ C to 27 ̊ C, white sandy beaches, spectacular long stretches of coral reefs, and crystal-clear blue water, that’s just perfect, isn’t it?

Formed by a chain of 26 atolls, 1,200 Islands, and 800 kilometres long, the location is the smallest country in Asia (land area and population). Located in South Asia and situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. Positioned southwest of India and Sri Lanka at about 1,000 kilometres off the Asian continent, the Maldivian culture is vibrant and beautiful. It is a mix of different cultures, profoundly shaped by the Indian, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Malaysian, Arabian, African and Persian influences.

Their food is delicious. There are influences of all different gastronomies because of the tourism. Still, your travelling experience will not be complete if you do not try the local cuisine. Tasty food with lots of fresh seafood, as you can imagine, plus, spices, curries, and soups served with rice. Many different tropical vegetables and fruits are locally grown; corn, yam, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, millet, mangoes, pineapple, and coconuts everywhere. The Maldivian food is a must-have!

Hot all year round, the weather is determined by two distinct monsoon seasons; Northeast Monsoon (Dry Season) from November to April, and Southwest Monsoon (Wet Season) from May to October. Depending on the purpose of your trip, you can decide which season would suit you best.

On the Dry Season, the climate is beautiful; that’s when the skies are clear every day, and the water is just transparently blue. Usually, the high season for most tourists, couples, families, and friends, the Dry Season is the perfect time for diving and sightseeing around the islands.

From May to October on the Wet Season, is usually the surfers travel, with lots of swells delivering impressive waves, and perfect to all levels. Typically, between the end of May and August, some solid and bigger swells are seen around.

Yet, if your trip’s purpose is surfing, there are also waves all year round for the Maldives have three distinct regions; South atolls with most of the surf spots, Central atolls with some secrets and empty crowded waves, and the North atolls with many perfect places.

So, even if you surf but are going with your partner or family, you can still sneak out, have your bit of fun, and come back stocked. Just check the conditions and see which region to go according to the season and the given conditions.

The conclusion is simple. This place is a real dream to any person in the world, relaxing, enjoying nature, diving, surfing, sighting, and more. The Maldives is everything you could dream. Tropical weather, warm water, rich culture, tasty food, perfect waves all year-round, and a scenic landscape that you will never forget.

Visit the Maldives, explore all its beauties and greatness, connect yourself in paradise, and chase your fate.

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