The Maldives Republic located 500km (300 miles) southwest of the
southern tip of India consists of about 1190 low-lying coral islands.
These islands are spread over 26 atolls, ringlike coral formations
enclosing a lagoon, which gives the Maldives its unique paradis-like
appearance. No more than 200 islands are inhabited and most of them
are covered by lush tropical vegetation and palm trees. About 99%
of its territory is covered by the sea.
The Maldivian climate is tropically hot. Virtually summer all year
around, it is the perfect place for sun lovers. There are two monsoons,
the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November
to April. Generally the southwest brings more wind and rain in June
and July. The daily maximum temperature is 30.3 degrees Celsius
and it rarely goes lower than 25.3 degrees Celsius. The best time
to visit is November to (April)Easter.