Synopses & Reviews
These idyllic islands are famed for their palm-fringed beaches, luxurious resorts, and relaxed pace of life. This fuilly updated guide caters to all types of visitors, from watersports enthusiasts and nature lovers to festival seekers and those wishing to explore the rich island history. Diving safaris, coral garden snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing are all covered for the energetic tourist, while exploring the atolls and resorts with the aid of this thorough guide is an attractive pastime for the traveler seeking tranquility.
>How to choose the perfect resort for tastes and budgets
>Getting around the islands, with cruise options
>A wide variety of watersports
>Accommodation options including beach cottages and overwater bungalows
>Maldivian people and culture and useful words and phrases in Dhivehi
A group of coral islands ringed by swaying coconut trees, pristine beaches and translucent warm waters, the Maldives is a tropical respite from reality. A haven for those seeking contemplation and relaxation, it is equally fascinating for those drawn to the underwater world. This new edition offers everything you need to plan a Maldives getaway. With personal impressions of resorts, comprehensive coverage of the capital, Male', and plenty of practical information, this guide ensures that you'll get the most out of your tropical adventure. *Thoroughly updated, including post-tsunami research*In-depth coverage of resorts, including the latest hotspots*Expanded information on coral reef species and diving*Island hopping and water safaris*Maldivian culture
This fuilly updated guide caters to all types of visitors, from watersports enthusiasts and nature lovers to festival seekers and those wishing to explore the rich island history.
About the Author
is a travel writer and biographer who has been a frequent visitor to the Maldives from his island retreat in Sri Lanka. He is also author of Bradt's Sri Lanka
and Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion
Travel authors Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons have provided the update of this edition.
Table of Contents
(1) Background Information (2) Practical Information (3) Resorts: What to Expect (4) Safaris, Diving and Other Activities (5) Male' (6) North and South Male' Atolls (7) Ari Atoll (8) Northern Atolls (9) Southern Atolls (10) Language (11) Atoll and Island Names (12) Resorts at a Glance (13) Further Information