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Cheap flights to the Maldives

Cheap Flights to Maldives

The Maldives are an island nation, a picturesque chain of atolls 700 km from the southern tip of India, that contain 1,200 coral islands. The beaches of the Maldives are special not only for the dazzling pure whiteness of their sands, but also for the powder texture seen nowhere else. Set against perfect sapphire, turquoise and lapis lazuli hues of the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean around these islands, these beaches can seem unreal in their beauty. Even more amazing, the perfection of these beaches remains consistent across hundreds of islands here. It is such supreme perfection that brings more than a million tourists here each year.

Essential information traveling to the Maldives

The Maldives are one of the easiest countries in the world to travel to -- the government imposes restrictions on the citizens of no country. Canadians can fly in and simply have their passports stamped for 30-day stays.

The low season lasts from May to November each year, because the weather tends to be especially warm, and there tend to be spells of rain (the warmth can be a good thing if you plan to stay in the water a lot of the time). For the cheapest prices, you should look to travel in this period. The month of August tends to pick up a little, however, because it's when tourists come in from Europe for the summer holidays. August is an excellent time to go scuba diving, as well. The marine life tends to be particularly rich and varied then.

The mildest and most reliable weather tends to be between the months of December and February; the surf tends to be excellent, and these tend to be the most expensive months as a reason. The months of March and April can be ideal, even if it does get very warm. There are few tourists at this time, and there's great surf. It's easy to use a tool like Skyscanner's full-year search to determine the cheapest times of the year to fly and stay in the Maldives.

Finding the best experiences in the Maldives

As obvious as the natural endowment of the beauty of the Maldives is, there are a few things about the islands that may not be immediately very clear. One of them is that each one resort at the Maldives is on its own island. With more than 1,000 perfectly beautiful islands available, this means that privacy is never a problem. A little island with a luxury resort and miles of beautiful, very private beaches is something you take for granted here.

For years, if you went to the Maldives, you couldn't strike out on your own; you couldn't mingle with the local population. You made reservations at a resort, and depend on them for everything. Now, however, things have changed. Backpackers are welcome, and anyone can stay anywhere, even in the homes of local families, and explore the islands on their own.

Maldives is world-famous for its scuba diving and snorkeling, and for very good reason. The astoundingly crystal waters and the dazzling variety of coral and marine life are simply out of a dream. The waters can be deliciously warm, as well. You rarely ever need a wetsuit.

The Maldives can be as expensive or as affordable as you want them to be. While the destination is far away, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it does deserve to be in your list of vacations to take. Such perfection is hard to find anywhere else.

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