Map of Maldives
As you can see from the map of Maldives the country is made up of around 1200 islands covered with coconut palms, exotic trees and plants, 200 islands are inhabited and at the moment there are only 90 tourist resorts.
"WHERE ARE THE MALDIVES"
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Indian Ocean Map
From north to south the Maldives stretches some 820km and from
east to west 120km, they are located on the equator some 700km
south west of Sri Lanka.
The view from the air is stunning.
Some resorts are close enough to the airport to transfer by
speed boat which can be great fun,the Maldivians can certainly
handle their boats, but the veiws from the sea plane are out of this world.
As long as I am in the Maldives I don't mind which way I travel,
but if you want to see one of the most awesome sights ever then
get airborne, I promise you wont be disappointed, even if your resort is close enough to Male for a boat transfer it's well worth taking an excursion in a sea plane, it's not that expensive and it's unforgettable.
The main seaplane company in the Maldives and the one used by most tour operators is the MALDIVIAN AIR TAXI and if you need to book a flight the telephone number is 009603315201 or visit their website
For top resorts at good prices and for DIVERS
Also TRANS MALDIVIAN AIRWAYS operate a sea plane service, telephone number 009603312444 or visit their website
and for internal flights for transfers to the most southern atoll at Gan airport and as far north as Sri Lanka, ISLAND AVIATION SERVICES telephone number 009603335544 or visit their website
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