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Visiting Maldives

The Maldives, an amalgamation of dreamy islands, is the perfect beach holiday destination for everyone. Set your eyes on the endless tranquil sea every morning, and be charmed by the crimson shades of panoramic sunset views as you indulge in a lavish resort life. Home to an impressive number of marine species, pristine sandbars and sparkling azure lagoons - this tropical paradise is idyllic beyond belief, making it a bucket list getaway for all travellers escaping from the hustle and bustle of life. 

Official Language: Dhivehi
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Weather: Tropical climate
Visa application: Citizens of most countries receive a 30-day visa for free upon arrival.

What to See?
Made up of around 1,190 individual islands, picking a destination in Maldives to explore is not going to be easy! To get you started, we have curated some must-visit places for you to choose from:  
 

  • Raa Atoll
    Situated in the blue panoramas of the Indian Ocean, Raa Atoll will take your breath away the moment you touchdown and lay your eyes on its beauty.
  • South Male Atoll 
    Scattered with iridescent isles and clear oceans, South Male Atoll is made up of 30 islands, making it the perfect destination for easy island hopping! It also offers a plethora of unique dive sites – a must-visit for diving enthusiasts.


What to Eat?

There’s a unique historical charm to Maldivian cuisine. Think: herb marinades, fiery chilli, fresh zingy flavours and earthy roasts. Some must-try delicacies include Bondibai (Sweet rice pudding), Bis Keemiya (Savoury cabbage egg rolls), and Dhon Riha (Tuna curry with coconut, mango, cinnamon and ginger).

What to Do?
Planning a trip to the Maldives? From luxury resort stays, delicious food, and thrilling underwater exploration, our IHG® Resorts offer plenty of activities for you to do in this mesmerising country. 

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