Where is maldives?
Maldives Islands is a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, just below India and Sri Lanka. It’s known to be home of almost 2,000 islands, popular for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs.
The capital of Maldives, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road, Majeedhee Magu, and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) made of carved white coral.
How to go to Maldives from the Philippines?
Flights to Male are available via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.
Since the Maldives is a Muslim country, there are a few extremely important and strictly enforced rules that you may not know exist. Examples, no alcohol available. Homosexuality is also illegal. Women should not wear clothes revealing the elbows, shoulders, or knees. There's no pork products. Public displays of affection are against the law. Except when on the island resorts. When going to the local areas, local customs are expected to be observed.
While the airport is a bit lenient on clothing restrictions, it's always good to be respectful when in a foreign country.
The Maldives have some of the best marine life viewing, both above and below the water. The South Ari Atoll is well-known for having a year-round population of whale sharks, making it one of the top spots to see them in the world. There's also a big chance you'll spot some active pods of dolphins around this area as well. In the North Male Atoll, there's a high concentration of Manta rays; it's sometimes possible to see them from the air as your seaplane glides past Manta Point. And for a real thrill, the Rasdhoo Atoll is one of the only places in the world that is able to boast Hammerhead shark dives. This is all in addition to the usual suspects of sea turtles, rays, colorful fish, and reef sharks that are commonly sighted along most resort house reefs.