Republic of Maldives (map), is a small island nation in South Asia. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) from the Asian continent’s mainland. *Malé is the capital and the most populated city.
A tourist resort in the Maldives typically consists of an exclusive hotel on its own island, with its population entirely made up of tourists and work force, with no local people or houses. Due to their extraordinary underwater scenery and clean water, the Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world.
Velana International Airport is the principal gateway to the Maldives. In Maldives, there are three main ways to travel between islands: by domestic flight, by seaplane, or by boat.
Dogs are banned from the Maldives.