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WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2010 , Maldives scoops most of the Awards

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2010 , Maldives scoops most of the Awards

Maldives aerial view

Maldives aerial view


There is no other country in the World like The Maldives.
Located astride the equator, south of India and west of Sri Lanka, the all country unique specificity resides in the Geography made of an exclusive formation of natural atolls, sandy islands and reefs stretching along 823 km (511 miles) but occupying only an area of just 300 sq km (116 sq miles).
With an average ground of 1.5 meter above the sea level, the country is today endangered by the global sea level rising.
All land above the surface in the Maldives is of coralline origin.
The beauty of their lagoons and sandy beaches along with their splendid aerial views make the Maldives an Absolute Paradise.
The origin of the word “atoll ” itself derives from the Dhivehi language of the Maldives “Atholhu” and is now used in many languages worldwide.
In 2010 World Travel Awards, they have been again honored with numerous prestigious Awards :
Awards to Maldives:
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination: Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel: Cocoa Island, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination: Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel: Baros Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort: W Retreat & Spa, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency: Vermillion International Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa: Baros Residence, Baros Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Group: Adaaran Prestige Resorts
Maldives’ Leading Hotel: Kurumba Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator: Skytours Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Resort: Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Maldives’ Leading Villa: Anantara Resort Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Water Villas: Adaaran Prestige Water Villas


Congratulation to Maldives and the winning Resorts.

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Maldives Summer Monsoon…the essential

Day 56. NORTH MALE ATOLL. When Monsoon brings very artistic skies…Divine Maldives…

Maldives sunset summer monsoon

Maldives sunset during summer monsoon | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

It’s June…
This is the time for the summer monsoon in Maldives. Named « Hulhangu » in Dhivehi ( Maldivian language), the summer monsoon often starts in May, reaches its peak around July/August and slowly disappear in October, followed by the winter monsoon ( “Iruvai” in Dhivehi).
The summer monsoon is considered as the strongest of both of them.
You will often experience strong to very strong shower rains. Winds are generally stable and strong too and blow West/ South-West.
During this period of the year, Maldives weather becomes very versatile.
Strong rains often follow a beautiful sunny morning. The weather can change in a few minutes…
Dark, rainy and very windy periods can be very short, but they can also go on for a few days and be immediately replaced by idyllic weather conditions.

Weather balance will remain very fragile all along the season. It is sometimes so humid that a bright Sun can suddenly disappear behind heavy dark threatening clouds.
Here, there is no rule and there never was. Climate changes also affect the Maldives and the phenomenon got stronger the past years.

However, the Summer monsoon also has its good sides !
It is the best times for windsurfing, kitesurfing, fishing and surfing.
But if you are neither a windsurfer, a surfer or a fisherman…and you are a fan of spectacular sunsets and photography, Maldives will also fulfill your wishes.
This is precisely during at this time of the year ( high humidity combined with strange cloudy skies) that Maldives will offer you her best Natural shows with breathtaking unforgettable sunsets…

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Luxury in Maldives. Spa or Cruising Boat ?

Day 47 in Maldives. ARI ATOLL.
Luxury Moment in Maldives. Is it a Spa or a Cruising boat ?
Do you have an idea ? Let us a comment !

Maldives spa or cruising boat

Luxury in Maldives | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

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Maldives Reefs and Lagoons aerial view

Diving in Maldives at a glance
Maldives are undoubtedly a Paradise for divers and snorkelers.

The archipelago offers a wide range of undersea sites. The Ocean that surrounds Maldives can reach a depth of 4000 meters. Outside of atoll edges, reefs rapidly fall to abysses and can give vertigo to the most experimented diver.
On the other side, inside reefs offer ideal conditions, reaching an average of 50 meters depth. In Maldives, a few minutes of boat transfer are sometimes enough to bring you to the most exciting and rich diving sites. Some Resorts even possess at a close range, idyllic waters for a deep and breathtaking dive, giving the possibility to divers to reach out their exploration site directly from the beach.
For beginners, it will be the absolute occasion to feel their first scuba diving emotions. Maldivian lagoons are a must for a diving initiation. Such waters assure a safe and guaranteed opportunity to live high-emotion moments.
In Maldives, like a few other diving destination in the world (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Bahamas….), scuba diving initiations can be done in lagoons without necessarily having to dive first in a swimming-pool, giving you a first glimpse of the abundant Sea Life of Maldives. Pristine, clear and calm waters will contribute to make you feel serene and confident.
Diving initiation prices vary according to the Resorts. You should expect an average of 50 euros -app.70 US- as a starting price for a 45 minutes to 1 hour experience.
If you believe that scuba diving is definitively not made for you, you will still be able to discover Maldives under sea marvels with a simple snorkel equipment.
In some Resorts, reefs can be explored and reached directly from the beach in front of your villa. The magic show starts after a few meters.
Tip : Ask to your travel agent for confirmation of existing nearby snorkeling spots. Any good travel agent must be able to inform you on this matter…and others.
If you book through the internet or directly with the Resort, do not hesitate to send them an e-mail with your question list.

So, let yourself be tempted.
White sandy beaches and swimming around in their lagoons might be enough to enjoy Maldives, but the experience will not be complete without having seen their amazing under sea life.
Maldives aerial photo

Maldives aerial photo | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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Unique Maldives ….

Unique Maldives ….
Is any comment useful to describe this picture ?
Are any words worth enough to explain the feeling of laying in this hammock at this right moment ?
Hum, I guess no.

So, just enjoy and Dream….

Unique Maldives

Unique Maldives| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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Maldives traditional Dhoni

The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest sea vessel in Maldives. Dhonys are generally built from coconut palm timber.

The dhoni resembles a dhow, an Arab traditional sailing vessel.

They are found all over Maldives and are used mainly for fishing and transportation.

Maldives dhoni at sunset

Maldives dhoni at sunset| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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Maldives 2010 Wall Calendars with spectacular photography of the Maldivian Islands

Maldives 2010 Wall Calendars with spectacular photography of the Maldivian Islands

Maldives 2010 Wall Calendar

Maldives 2010 Wall Calendar

Calendar Maldives 2010

Calendar Maldives 2010

12 MONTHS 2010 MALDIVES CALENDAR

TROPICAL CALENDAR FEATURING 14 HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MALDIVES

This oversized Wall Calendar offers spectacular Photography along with easy-to-read grids. Maldives Aerial Photography, Beaches, Islands, Lifestyle …

Includes 2 Extra pages for personal Notes. ENGLISH/ DEUTSCH/ FRANCAIS/ ITALIANO

Format : Size closed : 25 x 25 cm. Size open : 25 x 50 cm. Standard wall binding stapled. Cover Glossy laminated Paper. Silk Color Paper.

PRICE : 9 Euro.

Exc.5 Euro sending costs by registered post. Worldwide Delivery. Delivery times Inside Europe and UK: 3 to 5 working days/ Outside Europe and UK: 3 to 7 working days.

Special offer on shipping costs for more than 2 ordered calendars : Order 2 calendars and pay only 1 shipping cost. Order 3 up to 5 calendars and pay only 2 shipping costs :  http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/Maldives-calendar.html

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