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List Maldives travel guide -Sunny side of life

As a collection of more than 1200 coral islands the Maldives, is a treasure trove of perfect bliss to the travellers yearning for charming beauty and sublime heights of luxury.
The delights that are scattered all across this place are truly worth witnessing. From uninhabited gems to resorts isles here is an in-depth look at the Maldivian atolls.


How to get there

To reach the capital of Male you will have a plethora of options when it comes to international flights from various parts of the world. Only the capital Male can be reached via international flights in Maldives. You can get a sea plane transfer to your resort though generally such transfers are done for resorts located on islands that are lying at a considerable distance away from Male. This is the fastest and most comfortable option when it comes to travelling between the islands of Maldives. Boat transfers are also a popular way of travelling between the islands of Maldives especially if your chosen destination lies closer to your point of departure.


Types of Islands

There are 2 types of islands here in Maldives, each providing unique experiences to a traveller. The inhabited islands are the ones which are recognized as towns and villages where the beautiful life of the locals unfold and take form. Unlike most island nations the inhabited islands of the Maldives outnumber the inhabited isles as human communities have only spread out across certain areas of the archipelago leaving much of the atolls and coral islands to remain as pristine virgin isles. Visitors should note that these inhabited islands contain both fishings as well as farming communities with areas divided into villages, cities, and towns. Well-known inhabited islands of the Maldives include Thuraakunu, Berinmadhoo, Hathifushi, Uligan, Molhadhoo, Ihavandhoo, and Vashafaru while Kelaa, Vashafaru, Hoarafushi and Dhidhdhoo are among the many areas of the archipelago inhabited by people. Uninhabited islands are the ones which are used for agricultural purposes and the tourist resorts. Lined with breathtaking sandy beaches and natural attributes the Virgin Islands are often visited by tourists as a part of an island hopping excursions. Serving as the habitat for many a marine and land species of flora and fauna these islands are the last remaining examples of paradise on earth in a literal sense.


Resort Islands

With sprawling resorts with water villas and water sports facilities occupying the length and breadth of an entire visitor can be guaranteed of a truly luxurious vacation experience.COMO Cocoa Island, the Maldives is one of the Maldives luxury resorts that count among its finest rests in the South Malé Atoll. Other popular resort islands in the country include Dhonakulhi, Meedhupparu Alidhoo, Medhafushi and Vagaru which are among the innumerable islands converted into self-sufficient hospitality holiday hubs in the island nation.