The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka and India. As one of the most dispersed countries in the world, a private jet charter to the Maldives would allow for the perfect access to all the different islands. It is composed of a chain of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. The Maldives is known for its beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market and restaurants on the main road that are supplemented by the extensive fishing industry of the nation. From the Maldives, many travelers can also visit Dubai or India.
The Maldives are constantly undergoing change. Political upheavals, climate change, and the newly established tourism industry make it a hotspot for tourists looking for something new.
Buddhism influenced much of the foundation of Maldivian culture, but Islam became the primary religion of modern Maldivians since the mid-12th century due to traveling traders introducing it. Some of the Islamic mosques of the area have a beautiful golden appearance with the tropical setting. Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) is a 17th-century mosque built with white coral carvings and has a capacity of up to 10,000 people.
Most of the Maldives is made up of surfaced coral. About 80% of all land mass is composed of coral reef islands elevated less than one meter above sea level. Inhabitants rely on the creation of new coral surface to combat the constant washing away and erosion of the land. The land is so close to sea level that the UN has estimated that at the current global climate trends the Maldives may be uninhabitable by 2100.
As a result of these environmental concerns, former President Mohamed Nasheed declared a discontinuation of fossil fuel and greenhouse gas usage or an offsetting of any usage. Not only is it the right thing to do for the preservation of the planet, but it will be beneficial to capitalize on the new green economy of the future. Visiting a country with minimal air pollution will be a refreshing experience, and even a good option for a permanent residence to improve health conditions.
Don’t wait to visit. Tourism as an industry is still as fresh as the tides which cover the beaches of the islands. Tourism in the Maldives recently began around 1972 when the first resorts were built. Since then, over 92 resorts have been built and over 8 million tourists have visited. Scuba divers worldwide come to the Maldives to view the wonderful coral reefs that originated this mass of land. There are 187 species of coral nearby, 1100 species of fish, 5 species of sea turtle, and 21 species of whale and dolphin for visitors to observe.
Domestic airports allow travel between the islands, which can be dangerous to navigate as a ship because of the number of coral reefs present. Most visitors will arrive through Malé International Airport located on Hulhulé Island, near the capital island Malé. This is the largest international airport in the country. Call now to plan a private jet charter to the Maldives 561-562-4711.