The Maldives are a collection of islands and atolls scattered through the Indian Ocean - a true slice of paradise. Blessed with palm-fringed, white sandy beaches and some of the clearest and warmest water in the Indian Ocean, visitors have been flocking to enjoy the luxury and stilted ocean-front resorts since the 1970s. Though a small island nation, the Maldives has a diverse cultural offering, located on a centuries-old trading route in the Arabian Sea creating a melting pot of civilisation.
Other than the fact the resorts are amongst some of the most luxurious destinations in the world, the Maldives offer some of the best snorkelling and diving spots around, the richness of marine life is breath-taking. From walls of coral, colourful tropical fish and healthy populations of manta rays, turtles and whale sharks – the largest fish on earth – it is awe-inspiring. The Maldives are one of the few places on the planet where you can come face to face with whale sharks all year round!
The Maldives are the lowest lying country on the planet, at an average of 1.5 metres above sea level. They are an archipelago of 1,192 islands, around 200 of which are inhabited. Their location in the Indian Ocean placed them on ancient trading routes and legend has it that they were founded by an exiled prince named Koimala.
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.