Renowned for its breathtaking backdrops, idyllic beaches and glorious tropical weather, the Maldives is the perfect destination for a relaxing and luxurious holiday escape. Thanks to its close proximity to the equator, the Maldives experiences a tropical monsoon climate with year-round warm weather. Temperatures average between 26 °C and 29 °C throughout the year, with the warmest temperatures occurring between March and April. Winter is essentially non-existent in the Maldives with the lowest temperature sitting at a balmy 24 °C.
The country’s unique geography mesmerizes the visitor. Reefs that offer bands of color, tiny jewel-like islands rimmed with the whitest of soft sand surrounded by the clearest shallow waters that one can imagine. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and a select few on each of the atolls are resorts and some of the islands are used for industry and agriculture.
The beauty of the Maldives is not only above the water. The Maldives is home to about five percent of the planet’s reefs that comes with an explosion of color contributed by soft and hard corals that form them. The reefs are home to a thousand species of fish. Lured by the rich nutrients that flow in with the currents, large pelagic fishes such as manta rays and whale sharks also make the Maldives their home.
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