The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean south west from India and Sri Lanka. They are made up of 26 ring shaped Attila consisting of over 1200 islands which many are home to many 5 star luxury resorts.
The best way to get to the Maldives from New Zealand is to fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore and you fly into the capital city of Male. From here you can take speed boats or sea plane flights out to the Atoll of your choice. You need to note when planning your holiday that transfers are only during daylight hours.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to travel to the Maldives is December to March and this tends to be the driest time of the year and the weather is more settled. They have 2 seasons; a dry & wet season. This is also the best time for you to swim with whale sharks and Manta rays. The surf season starts from March for most of the year. The Maldives have some of the world’s top surf breaks.
Diving and Snorkeling
If diving and snorkeling is something that you enjoy or would like to try the Maldives has some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world. The crystal clear water helps you get up close to all the marine life. You get the opportunities to view colourful tropical fish and if you are keen to explore deeper waters you might come across Manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the largest fish the whale shark. The water is also so warm that you don’t even need a wet-suit.
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