• Maldives Travel

    Date: 2010.05.24 | Category: Asia | Tags:

    If you are contemplating a vacation in the Maldives, you will not be disappointed. These once coral reefs that became coral islands is a geological work of nature. The Maldives have become a popular destination for travelers across the nation, escaping their hectic lives to take in the beauty of the cobalt blue waters and the sparkling beaches. This beautiful part of the world with bright blue skies will become your Shangri la, which will make you never wanting to leave this paradise.

    In recent history the Maldives have experienced some disasters. El Nino brought on coral bleaching and then in 2004 the tsunami hit this small nation. Although in there past they had hard times, this friendly country is very independent and proud. The dictatorship of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has shown human right abuses plus police brutality, which has been disregarded, around the world.

    Much of the Maldives economy is with tourism and fishing. They have marketed their islands with beautiful beaches, water and tropical fish. Tourism alone brings in 600 million. Because the soil is not the best in Maldives has limitation on agriculture. Some crops that are grown are mangos, bananas, coconuts, taro, chilies, onions, sweet potatoes and betel. Manufacturing provides boat building and handcrafts.

    The best time to travel to the Maldives is during the months of December to April. This is when the traveler will enjoy the dry monsoon, low humidity and with little rain. The Maldives temperature stays consistent with it being around 30 degrees Celsius.