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The Maldives

Maldives is described as the sunny side of life. The country has a peaceful character in herself; where the laid back lifestyle of the islanders, the harmonious cultural activities which sets the atmosphere and the scrumptious cuisine of the everyday life describes its beauty to the visitors during their stay.

The Tourism Industry is developed with a distinctive concept under the title of ‘one island, one resort’. Each island consist of an exclusive hotel and runs with a workforce living in the resort entirely based on the hospitality sector. Each of these islands have their own house reef for the visitors to enjoy the natural aquamarine life. Typically all resorts are based on the laidback lifestyle though some resorts are managed as clubs with lots of activities every day.

Visitors have the opportunity to see the local inhabited islands as well as enjoy the uninhabited islands of the Maldives while on their holiday.

Weather & Climate
Since it’s located just below the equator, Maldives experience a tropical weather. It has two seasons as “Hulhangu – Wet” as southwest monsoons and “Iruvai – Dry” as northeast monsoons. The temperature is naturally at 32 degrees Celsius and it experiences rare thunderstorms but more sunny days throughout the year.he average annual percentage of humidity is: 79.0%
Location
Maldives; the jewel islands are scattered around the Indian ocean above the equator. Each atoll is formed around plenty of reefsencircling islands. Atolls are divided by a deep ocean from each other from North to the South. Most of the resorts are located in the Ari atoll and Kaafu atoll surrounding the International airport for easy access, though a few but as far as the most South and North do have resorts around the areas.
Population
The population of the Maldives, due it its geography is spread around the 90,000 square kilometers making it the most geographically dispersed country in the world. The population of 300,000 people inhabits in 192 islands in the country out of the 1192 islands. A significant number of around 100,000 of the population lives in the capital male’ and nearby Male’ atoll due to the abundant services like jobs, healthcare and education.
Culture & Language

A proud history and rich culture evolved from the first settlers who were from various parts of the world travelling the seas in ancient times. The Maldives has been a melting pot of different cultures as people from different parts of the world came here and settled down. Some of the local music and dance for instance resemble African influences, with handbeating of drums and songs in a language that is not known to any but certainly represents that of East African countries. As one would expect there is a great South Asian influence in some of the music and dancing and especially in the traditional food of the Maldivians. However many of the South Asian customs especially with regard to women – for instance the Sub Continent’s tradition of secluding women from public view – are not tenets of life here. In fact women play a major role in society – not surprising considering the fact men spend the whole day out at sea fishing. Many of the traditions are strongly related to the seas and the fact that life is dependent on the seas around us.

Dhivehi is the language spoken in all parts of the Maldives. English is widely spoken by Maldivians and visitors can easily make themselves understood getting around the capital island. In the resorts, a variety of languages are spoken by the staff including English, German, French, Italian and Japanese.