Information about Maldives

Information about Maldives

The Maldives is a group of beautiful atolls in the Indian Ocean. Here are over 1000 small, flat coral islands that are mostly uninhabited. The Maldives offers a distinct sun holiday in a paradise environment with chalk-white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, but is also perfect for water activities, such as diving.

On this page you will find practical information and facts about the Maldives.


Climate and best travel time
The Maldives has a tropical climate with approximately the same average temperature all year round, ie 27–29 degrees. However, the weather is best from mid-December to the end of April. Then the rainy season begins.

Our recommendations on when it is best to travel are based on how the climate has been during the previous year. The weather in Malaysia can be very changeable and unpredictable and therefore our recommendations should only be seen as an indication. Visit for Maldives destinations.

Money The
price level is relatively high because most goods have to be imported. In return, you get a sublime, exotic experience.

Conditions for visas
NOTE! The visa rules can be changed at short notice, so We recommend that you check the current conditions at the country’s embassy. The following information may change.

A 30-day visa is issued upon arrival in the Maldives.

In most countries, tips are part of the salaries of employees in the service industry. Therefore, it is good practice (and sometimes directly necessary) to give tips to, for example, cleaning staff, waiters, guides, drivers, etc. depending on the country you are visiting. Therefore, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with how much is normally given in tips and to whom before you embark on your journey. Find information on tips in Lonely Planet’s guidebooks.








An archipelago paradise
The Maldives is nothing less than a tropical paradise with chalk-white sandy beaches, green palm trees and a crystal-clear turquoise sea. Many of the Maldives’ 1,190 coral islands are no more than a few kilometers long and do not protrude more than a few meters above sea level. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited and the country’s total population is no larger than Malmö’s. The small Muslim nation is mainly engaged in fishing, shipping and the growing tourism and despite its size, the islands have a unique history, culture and language.

Maldives Maritime Mecca
The Maldives is unique both above and below the water surface. The colorful and pristine coral reef is home to some of the sea’s most prominent animals such as turtles, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and rays. Regardless of whether you already have a diving certificate or if you take it on site, the underwater visit is an unforgettable experience. One of the greatest experiences in the Maldives is a flight over the atolls. Then you really get a wonderful view of the emerald green pearls in the dazzling, turquoise sea.

Information about Maldives