The Islands, from which not want to come back
The Maldives has earned the reputation of the Islands with greeting cards for lovers, but is actually a bounty archipelago will easily win the hearts of the little ones: interesting things for boys and girls, as well as good family hotels abound here. Here is just a small list of important things that you can do on a Maldives vacation.
To fly on a seaplane
The Maldives are so tiny, that every hotel occupies a separate island. The closest to malé international airport to get on the boat, on the neighbouring atolls carries Maldivian air taxis — small seaplanes, and in this case, the right vacation immediately starts off with an exciting adventure. Airplane, snorting, low glides above the ocean and from time to time privodnaya to drop off passengers. View of pilot in rubber Slippers at the helm instantly adjusts to the resort way. A tiny coral island on the blue surface of the ocean from a height look so beautiful, even afraid to forget.
To live on a desert island
The Maldives are so small that most of them fit only one village. And the hotels have to build on the desert — also, no more than one per unit of land. So, settled in the hotel, you have at your disposal the whole island. Rather, the island. For example, Ira Fish, on which stands the resort, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, you can walk the coast for thirty minutes. The Villa, in which live guests, standing or on the beach, separated by tropical vegetation, or directly in the water on stilts. All that hidden in the heart: restaurants, Spa, karaoke and a children’s club to find immediately difficult, even though the wooden planks pointers. The best place to play Robinson, hard to find: the greenhouse city child quickly learns to navigate around the map.
Make friends with the Sea devil
Giant sea devil, or, as it is called, manta honorary inhabitant of the Maldives archipelago and is the largest Stingray in the wild. He’s got a terrible name, but from afar, it is more like a vast living blanket. The scope of limbs manta rays can be more than nine meters, although here are the most common five-meter average. Despite the demonic fins are the horns, a giant sea-devil, good-natured and lazy: feeds on plankton and small fish, and moves slowly, sees on-the-go dreams. Manta ray night fish, and when on the resort island dusk falls, they move close to the piles, which are Bungalow — the staff are fed good-natured giants, and it is possible to take part.
To love fish
If the national cuisine of the Maldives were asked to describe in one word, it would be the word “tuna”. The locals are ready to eat it for lunch, Breakfast and dinner. Garodia soup tuna with lime, chili and onions, served alone or with cooked white rice or tortillas, chapatis, a perfect lunch on a hot day; wt-Hoon — smoked tuna, finely chopped onion, Chile and coconut, is a popular morning food, and fihunu wt — grilled tuna with cumin, listami curry and black pepper, usually served in the evening.
To deal with the coconuts
In the Maldives coconuts everywhere: rising above the head, lying under the feet, and their shells made a good half of the interior parts, tableware and design accessories in the rooms. From local residents for any development stage of the nut — its a single word, like snow for Eskimos. It all starts with Kurumba is the coconut from which you drink a nice sour water and scrape the sawed off tip the delicate flesh. Then comes the time gabali: the flesh becomes slightly harder, it is already possible to cook desserts. Surviving to the next stage of life coconuts are on a chip, used to make milk, second meals and put in salads. However, it is necessary to know not only for gastronomic erudition, but in order to learn from Maldivians optimism: the coconut is immature, he may be the first, second and third degree of ripeness.
To see the flying dog
If the puppy Chihuahua dress up in a Batman costume, it will look just like a chubby Pteropus. Most often it is a mammal called flying dog. Bats are the bat, but look much friendlier than bats. Besides not scaring people at night and are not predators. Mileage-bats in the Maldives sometimes fly by day. Mainly from tree to tree to eat bananas or to hang down his head, rolling his eyes a rest. Flying dogs – being of waterfowl, but prefer the ocean to the freshwater rivers and dare to dive only when on land gets too hot.
To find a treasure map
The island of Dhidhoofinolhu where Lux hotel South Ari Atoll, stretched in length by a mile and is buried in verdure. Every morning, somewhere in the middle of the island hiding a message in a bottle. The finder will get a prize. At first slightly surprised when I see adults and children enthusiastically examined all the bushes and trees, but then find themselves in the same class. It’s not only in the pleasant prize draws in the process.
There are still on the island wishing tree. On Monday, at 11 o’clock in the morning there is a ritual on special ribbons wishing to write their dreams and hang on the tree. They say that a year later, the wish will come true, but with guarantees, of course, difficult. However, there is a second option: twice a year, this tree strongly shake specially trained people. Two fallen ribbons provide their host a week-long stay in a hotel chain Lux.
Perhaps because of the island way of life Maldivians are sensitive to personal space and silence. Most resorts bungalows and villas are located at a sufficient distance from each other, no Nightclubs, no discos, and even think that the hotel staff speak in a whisper. This is especially useful if you have a cranky young child. The Maldives will not be a problem to put him to bed, and he’s absolutely sure he won’t Wake up at midnight from the roar of the music.
To swim among the sharks
The Maldives are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, around which the bustling fish are so bright that they seem cartoonish screensaver. To see them, even diving is not necessary – simply go into the water knee-deep or to look down from the terrace of the bungalows, because the water is clear on many meters. And while snorkeling you can see a huge and undisturbed turtles swim with dignity caravels; octopus, sea stars and small reef sharks that seem toy. And if you sail away, it is possible to find a large whale shark.
This is the biggest fish on the planet, they grow up to 25 meters, but feed on plankton and is not dangerous for people. But to dive and see the giant, beautiful animal, which slowly, as the ship bypasses the possession – priceless. Each whale shark a unique pattern near fin. It has been photographed and compared with those that have already met. If the pattern of spots haven’t met the shark is assigned a number and name in honor of the man who first photographed her. Why not? Shark Marina shark or Alex – sounds the same! The main thing – accurately to study their natural habitat and capture an underwater camera. Usually sharks are found to the South-East of malé.
To live under water
Just imagine: I go to bed, and the window floats a school of fish. Then the shark waved his tail, where parrot fish, but the Stingray tail. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened the Villa, where the whole floor is under water. And it’s not scary – you feel like on Board of the submarine, however, very comfortable. However, it is sometimes difficult to get to sleep – afraid to miss interesting. If you live under water you don’t risk, you can at least have dinner – an underwater restaurant on the island too.
Adult Russians entry to the Maldives enough to have a passport, and children with a standard package of documents for trip abroad.
In addition to direct flights of Aeroflot, comfortable option to get from Moscow to male — Arab airlines. At the end of last year, joined Oman Air: a return ticket with a short connection at the airport terminal in Muscat to catch for thirty thousand rubles.
The air temperature in the Maldives is almost never rises above +30°C, humidity is almost non-existent, and the driest time of the year is the spring.