The Maldives archipelago is composed of 26 coral atolls, each one of which contains within it nearly 2000 small islands of white sand and dense tropical vegetation. The Maldives are the ideal destination for diving, nature, relaxation and water sports enthusiasts.
The Maldives are the ideal destination not only for diving enthusiasts but for anyone seeking a relaxing journey immersed in unspoilt nature. In fact, the beauty arises directly from the natural scenery, where the blue of the ocean contrasts effectively with the white sand and the green lagoons which form around the reef.
he Maldives archipelago is composed of 26 coral atolls, each of which contain nearly 2,000 small islands covered in white sand and dense tropical vegetation. These are magnificent pearls studded in the Indian Ocean and must be explored and experienced at least once in a lifetime!
The Maldives have a tropical climate which is characterised by two distinct seasons: a hot and dry period which runs from November to April, and a very wet period which runs from May to October; the temperature is warm year-round and rarely goes below 23 degrees or above 30 degrees. The sea temperature is a constant 28 degrees.
The Ari atoll is one of the most popular and important in terms of tourism in the archipelago. The atoll is divided into two parts, Alifu Dhaalu to the south and Alifu Alifu to the north, commonly called Ari South and Ari North. The administrative capital of Ari South is Mahibadhoo, home to around 1,800 of the 8,400 residents on the south part of the atoll. The atoll is around 64 km from Malé. and can be reached via seaplane in about 25 minutes.
The spoken language in the Maldives is Divehi, the main religion is Islam and the capital is Malé.
A valid passport is required to enter the country. Each home country has its own regulations, so we recommend having your documents checked by your Embassy or travel agency in advance before departure.
Malé International Airport is well connected with most international airports.
From 31.10.2017 it will be possible to enjoy a direct flight from Rome to Malè on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Air Taxi Maldivian will take you from Malé directly to the islands of Athuruga and Thudufushi in approximately 25 minutes. It is recommended to prebook the taxi before departure. If you book your vacation through our website, you will be able to directly buy the transfer. We will take care of the organization of the transfer according to Air Taxi Maldivian's flights timetable.
It is necessary for guests to take a local insurance policy.
Before arrival – Request for sponsorship
Please note sponsorship process takes at least 6-7 working days.
After arrival – VISA extension
Please note Visa processing takes minimum 6-7 working days.
Medical is not required
The Maldives are an incontestable leading destination for the underwater world and here you can experience extraordinary emotions. No matter how many times you come and go, each time feels like the first: new experiences, new encounters, new discoveries. In the Maldives you can see turtles, stingrays, manta rays, eagle rays, grey sharks, hammerheads and even whale sharks, as well as huge humphead wrasse, schools of barracuda, tuna, trevally and a multitude of small reef fish, angelfish, triggerfish, clownfish and brightly coloured anemones, surgeon fish and nudibranchs! For many diving enthusiasts, seeing the whale shark, one of the largest fish in the world, is the most exciting moment and is not to be missed. Naturally there is no shortage of different types of coral. There are resident marine biologists on the Athuruga and Thudufushi Islands who accompany our guests as they discover the island’s flora and fauna. As such, marine enthusiasts can increase their knowledge and satisfy their curiosity during their stay.
Discover the fishing islands a short distance away from Athuruga and Thudufushi for a truly Maldivian experience. Discover their ways of life and the places and traditions which characterise these small islands inhabited by native people.
When visiting the capital, consider paying a visit to the beautiful seventeenth century coral stone in Malé. The nearby Islamic centre, capped with a huge golden dome, can also be visited outside of prayer times. There are more than 20 mosques scattered around the capital.
The interesting collection of artefacts including the Sultan’s thrones and sceptres at the Malé National Museum is well worth a visit. It is located in the Sultan’s park, the town’s main green area.
Fishing in the waters of the Maldives is an unforgettable experience for experienced and novice fishers. The diverse Indian Ocean offers a wide variety of fish species such as tuna, snapper, common dolphinfish, stone bass, amberjack, rainbow runner, barracuda and trevally. In addition to these there are also many ocean species such as marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi and wahoo, which will add an extra element to your fishing. Fishers can test themselves with deep sea or night time fishing.
For a truly complete experience, try these traditional Maldivian dishes:
Enjoy a unique night while staying in Diamonds Athuruga or Diamonds Thudufushi by experiencing the Maldivian Night.
Maldivian night happens every Friday. Dinner starts at 8PM whether in the garden area or at the main Restaurant (depending on the weather).
Some of the dishes served are:
One of the special services offered at our Maldivian Resort is customized clothes made by our in-house tailor named Kumara.
Guests get to choose from among the available fabrics in the tailor shop and can also choose from the patterns/styles which they find there.
Guests can also give specific instructions regarding their preferred dress/trousers/shorts/jumpsuit/kaftan, and these will be sewn by Kumara.