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Maldives Winter Holidays
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Holidays in Maldives. Known for its amazing tropical greenery, superb pristine beaches, snorkeling and water sports, the Maldives makes a truly wonderful destination any time of the year, but ideal for that winter getaway to the sun. Come look at our top choice of holidays in Maldives Here....
Christmas holidays in the Maldives

There is something romantic about floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean, lovers basking in the sun on a secluded beach, and divers marveling at the living kaleidoscope of the underwater world. The Maldives, referred to as the flower of the Indies is an archipelago of approximately 1190 islands, 200 of which are inhabited. The origin of the Maldivians are lost in history making the islands all the more alluring and mysterious. It is a place where you would expect to stumble upon a message in a bottle. Choose from any of the island resorts, each island features it's own facilities. Sleep in charming thatched roofed cottages, leave your footprints in the sand, hire a canoe or do what the people there do best - nothing. The pace of the Maldives is slow. Very slow. All you have to do is marvel at the deep, blue lagoons and stroll along the white, sandy beaches. If you can handle that, escape the fast lane and discover the simple beauty and romance of the Maldives.

Bandos, one of the more popular tourist resorts has incredible beaches and a good choice of restaurants including a 24 hour open-air coffee shop, excellent dive school, deep sea fishing and extensive children facilities. Kurumba, the first tourist resort to be opened in the Maldives, has been dosed in luxuries. With spa facilities, full entertainment and top-notch restaurants, Kurumba is popular amongst the big wallets. Kuredu one of the larger islands is surrounded by a shallow lagoon making it ideal for windsurfing, catamaran sailing and snorkeling.

All islands have their own personality and flair, it is up to you whether you want deluxe accommodation or a more laid back approach. Which ever island you choose one thing is certain, you will be in for a complete chill out.

Diving on Living Wrecks.
For a peak at the wonder of the underwater world, the Maldives is the place to plunge into the depths of the big, mysterious sea. Diving is popular around these 2000 tiny islands mostly because of the most intricate coral reef that surround the islands. However, it is also the wealth of shipwrecks that have occurred around the Maldives that draw divers from around the globe. Some of the more popular wreck sites include The Victory Wreck off the island of Hulule, Halaveli Wreck where hundreds of sting rays call home and the Fesdu Wreck showing off a fascinating coral coat and teems of moray eels slithering within its remaining walls. There is much to discover in the deep blue sea but be careful, if you are not an experienced diver, the wreck sites could be tricky.

Fishing from a Dhoni.
If you can peel yourself off the beach, grab a fishing rod and get yourself into a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat for some superb fishing. With extremely fertile waters surrounding the islands you will surely get a catch. Some resorts even arrange night fishing where guides will take you out in a dhoni with rod, reel and bait for your chance to catch your dinner. Baracuda is especially a popular catch! However, if you want to take fishing a little more seriously and head to the open waters, many deep sea fishing companies are around and will be more than happy to take you out but you will have to dig a bit deeper in your pockets for that one.

Island Hopping.
With 2000 islands on offer in the Maldives it would be a shame not to go out and explore what some of the others have to offer. Whether you want to visit an inhabited island or check out the neighbouring resorts there are tourist boats with daily trips that leave from most of the islands. Some of the more popular islands will be prepared for the arriving tourist and will have plenty of souvenirs and refreshments to chose from, others are the true desert island prototypes.

Seaplane Trip.
Scattered off the southern tip of India lie the 2000 or so tiny islands that constitute the Maldives. These “pearls of the Indian Ocean” represent the most definitive desert island hideaways on the planet. Perfect to escape the mounting pressures of modern life. With 88 resorts where each island equals one hotel, it’s time to get busy doing nothing. Of course if you wish to visit more than one island a seaplane trip will be necessary. You will take off in a lagoon and land in another – quite an exhilarating and unique experience! Then you will be whisked off to paradise in a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat. Once you reach your destination crash under the blazing tropical sun on virgin white sandy beaches adorned with towering coconut palms. The beaches are never overcrowded and the horizon is punctuated with the lush tropical greenery of neighbouring islands. Anyone crazy enough to need a break from the beach might try snorkeling or diving amongst the intricate coral reefs surrounding the islands.

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