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Maldives Flag The Republic of the Maldives is an island country located in the Indian Ocean to the South of India and to the Southwest of Sri Lanka. The Maldives consist of over 1,000 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls.

The islands are known for being low-lying, only just about sea level, with the average height about sea level being just 4 feet 11 inches (1.5 meters), and the maximum being 7 feet 7 inches (2.3 meters). Because of their low elevation, there is of course a concern that rising sea levels could mean that much of the islands may be inundated in future. In 2008, the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, even suggested that the Maldives government was looking into purchasing additional land in Australia, India, or Sri Lanka, because of this concern.

As of 2009, the population of the Maldives was estimated as being 849,000.396,334. The country's capital and largest city is Malé which is located on the North Malé Atoll, which is part of an administrative division known as the Kaafu Atoll. As of 2006, the population of Malé was estimated to be 103,693.

Maldives Country Details


Country Name The Maldives
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Indian Ocean to the South of India (Asia)
Flag Maldives Flag
Principal Language Divehi
Capital Malé


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Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Maldives is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Chat with the locals amongst brightly painted houses in Male, feed the Hammerhead sharks in Rasdhoo Atoll, or watch a bodu beru performance; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Maldives and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Maldives Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 22 local maps
  • Covers Male, Ari Atoll, Utheemu, Rasdhoo Atoll, Gan, Baa, South Male Atoll, North Male Atoll, Raa, Noonu, Addu Atoll, Haa Alifu, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Maldives, our most comprehensive guide to Maldives, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Maldives (Country Travel Guide)
By Tom Masters

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (200 pages)

Maldives (Country Travel Guide)
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Which island paradise is the one for you? For this 7th edition we walked barefoot along every dazzling white beach, dipped our toes in every aquamarine lagoon, and checked the view from dozens of beachside pools. Plunge into these pages to reap the benefits of Lonely Planet's thoroughly enjoyable research.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

No hype assessment of resorts. Read this book before you book!
Snorkelling and Diving chapter to get you underwater with manta rays and turtles
Most romantic island resorts and beaches
Maldives (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Royston Ellis

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (240 pages)

Maldives (Bradt Travel Guide)
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The original Bradt guide to Maldives was the first ever international guide to this island paradise. This fourth edition contains new material on recently developed island resorts and a thorough update on all information in the previous edition. It caters for the extensive visitor base of diving and spa holidaymakers whilst providing special details for the style-conscious, luxury seeker including super-luxury class accommodation and tailor-made tours.

Travel Journal Maldives
By VPjournals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (136 pages)

Travel Journal Maldives
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Going on holiday to Maldives? This useful travel journal will help you research, plan and record everything to get the most out of your trip.

Plan using the list of cool places to visit in Maldives, great places to eat and a handy list of the best websites so you can do your own research.

Included in this book:

Trip Planning:
Cool Places to visit in Maldives
Great places to eat in Maldives
Research your trip, including great websites to do your own research
Postcard Reminder & Packing List

Maldives Trip Diary
Write a daily diary during your trip

Record details of people you met during your vacation

Plus a shoe and clothes size conversion chart to help you get the right sizes

”An amazing journal to record and remember your trip or to give others as a gift for their upcoming holiday”

Enjoy your trip to Maldives, it is an incredible place

Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (200 pages)

Lonely Planet Maldives (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Maldives is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Chat with the locals amongst brightly painted houses in Male, feed the Hammerhead sharks in Rasdhoo Atoll, or watch a bodu beru performance; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Maldives and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Maldives Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 16 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Choosing a Resort, and Diving, Snorkelling & Surfing
  • Coverage of Male, Ari Atoll, Utheemu, Rasdhoo Atoll, Gan, Baa, South Male Atoll, North Male Atoll, Raa, Noonu, Addu Atoll, Haa Alifu, and more

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Tom Masters.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Maldives Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
By Gary Jennings

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Beautifully situated in the Indian Ocean to the south of the Indian subcontinent, the Maldives is a group of over a thousand tiny islands and atolls. Offering its visitors luxurious pampering combined with peace and seclusion, the Maldive islands are a popular romantic destination for newlyweds and other holidaymakers. Introduction to the Maldives - Overview - Culture - Orientation & Location - Climate & When To Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Male - Jumhooree Maidan - Esjehi Gallery - Mulee-Aage Palace - Tomb of Mohammad Thakurufaanu - National Museum, Male - Grand Friday Mosque (Huskuru Miskiiy), Male - Surfing in the Maldives - Male Atoll - Central Atolls - Outer Atolls - Diving in the Maldives - Banana Reef - Other Notable Diving Locations - Shipwrecks in the Maldives - Atoll Cruising & Live-Aboard Holidays - Environmental Tourism in the Maldives - Kudahuvadhoo Island - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places to Stay - Hotel Octave - Asdu Sun Island - Lucky Hiya Hotel - Fuana Inn - Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee - Places to Eat - Sea House Maldives - Symphony Restaurant - Chop Chop - Seagull Cafe House - Shell Beans - Places To Shop - Chaandanee Magu - Recommended Outlets in Male for Dhoni Boats, Shark's Teeth & Maldivian Curiosities - Creative Arts and Crafts Training Center - Reed Mats of Huvadhoo - Wooden Boxes from Thulhaadhoo

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