Holidays to maldives for families
The pearls of the Indian Ocean, as it is popularly known, are situated in the South West of Sri Lanka, on the equator.
The numerous coral reef islands, 1,190 in total, form an archipelago of 26 major atolls (groups of neighbouring coral islands).
Origins of the Maldivians is not very certain. Early settlers were travellers on the Silk Route, and from the Indus Valley Civilisation.
The Maldives has built much of its tourism industry on the desert-island ideal: the fantasy of simplicity, tranquillity, beach and sea. Of course, the fact that many places also provide a butler, a gourmet restaurant and a fleet of staff who cater to your every whim makes the whole experience somewhat more luxurious than being a real castaway.