Maldives Equator Village Resort

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Maldives Equator Village Resort

The Equator Village in Maldives is one of the rather unique resorts you’ll find in the country. If you’re up for something different, then booking a holiday at the Maldives Equator Village is something you won’t regret.

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Maldives Equator Village

Maldives Equator Village is located at the Gan Island, which can be reached through another plane transfer from the Male International Airport. This island located at the Addu Atoll is one of the largest in Maldives at five kilometers in length and three kilometers wide.

Maldives Equator Village Resort Activities

There are a ton of activities you can enjoy during your holiday at Maldives Equator Village. All the usual water activities such as snorkeling, diving, and parasailing are just some of the services offered by the resort. The dive center at Maldives Equator Village conducts dive excursions to some of the best wreck sites and reefs in the country.

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Maldives Equator Village Facilities

Being a large island itself, Gan is also inhabited by locals in some of its areas. You can explore around the neighboring villages near Maldives Equator Village Resort if you want to learn more about local culture, certainly a feature that other resorts simply cannot offer.

Maldives Equator Village Resort Accommodations

The 78 guest rooms in Maldives Equator Village are all spacious and comfortable, situated in a nice garden area with blooming flowers, bushes and trees. Each are equipped with modern amenities that include air-conditioning, sitting area, hot/cold shower, and fridge.

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Maldives Equator Village Accommodations

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Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Places to Stay, Special Deals, The Maldives, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 01-06-2010

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Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives

Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives is a private owned resort island at the North Male Atoll and is one of the few resorts in the country that offers very affordable holiday deals and packages. This beach hotel facility lets you experience the natural beauty of Maldives, without sacrificing the comforts of modern luxury, despite its three star rating.

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Giravaru Maldives Tourist Resort

Just a few kilometers away from the Male International Airport, Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives can easily be reached by a 20 minute speedboat transfer. The resort is also known for its first class dive center, and is frequented by seasoned divers from all over the world.

Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives Accommodations

There are a total of 65 deluxe beach bungalows at the Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives situated amongst the lush vegetation of the island. Most guest rooms in Giravaru Maldives Resort are located right in front of the beach, providing easy access to the beautiful white sand and sparkling lagoon.

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Giravaru Maldives Accommodations

All the beach bungalows in Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives are equipped with modern amenities, ensuring that you won’t miss the comforts of your own home during your island paradise getaway. These amenities include fresh hot and cold water, en-suite bathrooms, TV set with in-house movies/CNN, piped-in music, air conditioning, IDD telephone, hair dryer, ceiling fan, and mini-bar.

Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives Facilities

Aside from having its own dive center that allows the guests to explore about 20 of the most talked about dive sites in Maldives, the Giravaru Tourist Resort also has a number of facilities in the island that offers an alternative to your holiday. The resort’s windsurfing facility generates a lot of interest to its guests as there are a variety of specialized and beginner courses available.

Giravaru Maldives Swimming Pool Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives

Giravaru Maldives Swimming Pool

The Giravaru Tourist Resort Maldives also has its own swimming pool with bar, ocean view coffee shop, disco/karaoke, and a conference hall for corporate functions or family events.

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Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo

Posted by maldives | Posted in Fishing, Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Maldives Spas, Places to Stay, Special Deals, The Maldives, Things to Do in the Maldives, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 01-06-2010

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Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo

The Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is a popular tourist beach hotel at the North Ari Atoll. It’s captivating beauty and elegant facilities makes it a well known resort for weddings and luxurious holidays. A 30 minute seaplane ride from the Male International Airport, Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo offers premium services and first class accommodations.

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Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo

Hosting a nearby house reef about 20 meters from the beach, Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is a wonderful place for diving and snorkeling. Tons of exotic fishes and marine creatures on this reef can be seen.

Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Accommodations

Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo offers 112 stylishly designed guest rooms, which features modern amenities that include double beds, day beds, wardrobes, fresh hot/cold water, air-conditioning, hairdryers, Satellite TV, IDD facilities, mini-bar, verandas, complimentary bath amenities and tea & coffee makers.

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Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Water Bungalows

There are a total of 14 standard rooms, 28 superior rooms, 46 beach bungalows, and 24 over water bungalows at Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo. The resort also offers special deals and affordable packages for the budget conscious traveler.

Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Activites

In Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Resort, there are loads of fun and exciting activities you may undertake. Indoor, outdoor, and water sporting facilities are open to hotel guests for endless pastime and leisure.

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Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Diving

Activities in Maldives Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo include windsurfing, diving, snorkeling, night fishing, catamaran sailing, aerobics, sunset cruising, and island excursions, just to name a few.

The resort also has its own spa where a variety of massage treatments and other pampering services can be enjoyed

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Makunudu Island Resort Maldives

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Maldives Scuba Diving, Places to Stay, Special Deals, The Maldives, Things to Do in the Maldives, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 27-05-2010

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Makunudu Island Resort Maldives

A luxurious four-star beach hotel at the North Male Atoll, Makunudu Island Resort Maldives is the ultimate gateway to your vacation in paradise. This popular destination for scuba divers boasts a marvelous 6 acres of sand, greenery, lodging, and holiday facilities.

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Makunudu Island Resort Maldives

Makunudu Island Resort Maldives is a 45 minute speedboat ride away from the Male International Airport. If you want endless fun and relaxation for your supreme holiday, then you’d probably want to consider spending it in this beautiful paradise island.

Makunudu Island Resort Maldives Accommodations

Guest accommodations in Makunudu Island Maldives include 36 beachfront bungalows. Each one is equipped with modern amenities such as IDD phones, mini bar, wardrobe/dressing area, open-air hot/cold garden shower rooms, and a private viewing deck.

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Makunudu Maldives Beach Resort

The beach bungalows in Makunudu Island Resort are amongst the finest in Maldives when it comes to design. These fascinating holiday homes are created in traditional Maldivian style, built out of local woods and textured stones.

Makunudu Island Resort Maldives Scuba Diving

Amongst the many other activities you can do in Makunudu Island Maldives, scuba diving definitely stands out. There’s a first class scuba diving center in the island, operated by Dive Ocean, which is a dive facility that operates in three other resorts in Maldives aside from Makunudu.

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Makunudu Maldives Scuba Diving

Some of the best dive sites in Maldives are just a few minutes away from Makunudu Island Resort. Among these are Shark Point, Kaambu Thila, Hembadhoo Wreck, and the world famous Olahali Cave, which is amazingly the hardest to reach with an estimated travel time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Makunudu Maldives Dive Excursions

Dive courses are also available for guests at Makunudu Island Resort Maldives, from beginner lessons to specializing experts.

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Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Places to Stay, Special Deals, The Maldives, Things to Do in the Maldives, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 25-05-2010

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Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives

A luxurious tropical gem located at the North Ari Atoll in Maldives, the Madoogali Tourist Resort is one of the most elegant beach hotel facilities you’ll find in the country. Take a 30 minute scenic seaplane ride from the Male International Airport and you’ll arrive in lavish fashion at this four-star resort.

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Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives

The Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives offers nothing less than premium services and comfortable guest homes for holiday-goers. The are also endless stretches of powdery white sand beach, as well as the finest vegetation surrounding the island. Madoogali Maldives’ impressive design and construction perfectly blends with the island’s natural beauty, not to mention, a nearby house reef that hosts a ton of exotic marine species where you can go diving or snorkeling.

Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives Accommodations

There are 56 spacious and comfortable water/beach bungalows at the Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives. All rooms have air-conditioning and attached bathrooms with hot/cold shower.

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Madoogali Maldives Beach Bungalow

Guest accommodations at Madoogali Maldives are equipped with first class amenities such as IDD phones, mini-bar, and many more. Some of the beach bungalows also has its own private terrace or balcony where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sparkling lagoon.

Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives Scuba Diving

The Madoogali Tourist Resort Maldives hosts a first-class diving center located at the island. Organizing daily diving trips of beginner to advanced experience levels, the resort attracts hundreds of marine enthusiasts each year. If you want to have an unforgettable scuba diving holiday in Maldives, then you’d probably make the right choice by staying at Madoogali Tourist Resort.

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Madoogali Beach Resort Maldives

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Fihaalhohi Tourist Resort Island Maldives

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Maldives Spas, Places to Stay, Special Deals, The Maldives, Things to Do in the Maldives, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 20-05-2010

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Fihaalhohi Tourist Resort Island Maldives

Fihaalhohi Tourist Resort Island Maldives is a stunning 4-star beach island property and is the last island in the South Male Atoll. Lush tropical scenery and shady coconut palms along the pure white sand beach and a view of turquoise blue lagoon waters are the main features this island has to offer. Fihaalhohi Maldives is located at the southernmost rim of Male’ Atoll.

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Fihaalhohi Tourist Resort Island Maldives

Fihaalhohi Resort Maldives Accommodations

Fihaalhohi Tourist Resort Island Maldives offers different types of accommodations with a choice of 12 Water Bungalows, all other 138 rooms are built inside the island. There are 24 Classic Rooms and 114 they classify as Comfort Rooms. These may not be located along the water lagoon itself, but these are strategically located along the broad sandy area, under the shades of these attractive coconut palms to make your your holiday more enjoyable and comfortable.

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Fihaalhohi Resort Maldives Accommodations

Fihaalhohi Resort Maldives Diving

As this resort island located at the southernmost rim, Fihaalhohi Tourist Resort Island Maldives boasts its blue lagoon waters bordered by the house reef, that is conveniently accessible for snorkelers and divers alike. This beautiful resort is also famous for its majestic variety of marine fauna and all the beautiful corals at the house reef.

Fihaalhohi Resort Maldives Spa

After enjoying all the islands activities, Fihaalhohi Tourist Island Resort Maldives also offers their guests a well-deserved pampering and relaxation with their full range of authentic spa treatments such as the Kerala and Inadia. This resort island has also been the favorite of some budget-conscious travelers who wanted to experience Maldives holiday.

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Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Maldives Scuba Diving, Places to Stay, The Maldives, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 20-05-2010

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Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives

Helengeli Island Beach Hotel Maldives a unique four-star hotel that offers wide range of accommodations. Renovated and re-opened in 2004, Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation that is situated on the island. It boasts its natural Maldivian beauty of untouched white sand beaches, turquoise lagoon and unspoiled reef.

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Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives

Helengeli Island Resort Maldives is conveniently located just a few kilometers away from the airport, and easily reached by a seaplane.

Helengeli Island Resort Maldives Scuba Diving

With the unspoiled house reef located just off the beach, Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives boasts their dive site called the “Helengeli Thila” where multilingual and experienced European diving instructors teaches internationally accepted diving certificates of different levels. There are also 36 dive sites nearby Helengeli Maldives, and they set diving excursions twice daily for the guests who would love to enjoy the diving experience.

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Helengeli Maldives Resort Scuba Diving

Helengeli Island Resort Maldives Dining

Along with these activities being offered by Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives, they also offer a wide range of culinary delights such as continental, exotic oriental dishes, or a taste of their local delicacies brought to a cozy setting of their restaurant. They offer continental breakfast buffet, whereas lunch and dinner buffet menu varies and are lavishly prepared and presented to the guests.

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Helengeli Maldives Resort Pool

Some dining events may be arranged as well for different occasions like beach barbeque or a private beach dinner. Helengeli Island Beach Resort Maldives also offer an exotic cocktail poolside or on the wooden deck during sunset.

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Cocoa Island Maldives

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Cocoa Island Maldives

Confined in turquoise sparkling waters and lush greenery, the Cocoa Island Beach Resort in Maldives is a unique paradise getaway offering all the luxurious qualities of a supreme holiday.

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Cocoa Island Maldives

Cocoa Island Maldives is owned and operated by the world recognized COMO Hotels and Resorts group. The island where the resort lies is known in local terms as Makunufushi. Located at the South Male Atoll, the Cocoa Island Maldives is surrounded by neighboring unihabited islands. In this resort, you will truly enjoy ultimate privacy and comfort.

Cocoa Island Maldives Dining

It’s this simple. If you love food, then you’ll enjoy dining in Cocoa Beach Resort Maldives. Delectable seafood dishes fresh from the ocean, and a variety of international cuisines will make your eat and drink experience at the Cocoa Island Maldives unforgettable.

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Cocoa Island Maldives Ufaa Restaurant

The restaurant, Ufaa, is situated right beside the infinity pool of Cocoa Island Maldives. Those who want to chill might also want to consider the Faru bar, which also serves a selection of refreshments and cocktails.

Cocoa Island Maldives Spa

The people behind Cocoa Island Resort Maldives cares about the holistic and spiritual needs of its guests. COMO Shambhala Retreat is a spa and wellness center like no other. For those seeking mental quietude and spiritual rejuvenation, there are Yoga and Ayurveda activities in this special facility only found in Cocoa Island Maldives. Not to mention also a number of special massage treatments guaranteed to heal and regenerate your body and soul.

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Cocoa Island Maldives Beach Yoga

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Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Hotels and Resorts, Maldives Spas, Places to Stay, Special Deals, The Maldives, Uncategorized, Weddings and Honeymoons | Posted on 12-05-2010

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Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives

The Biyadhoo Island Resort in Maldives is set on a private-owned island at the South Male Atoll, about 29 kilometers from the Male International Airport. This luxurious beach hotel is mostly known for its superb diving base, attracting hundreds of scuba enthusiasts each year.

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Biyadhoo Maldives Beach

Surrounded with fruit trees and swaying palms all over the island, Biyadhoo Maldives Resort is an authentic destination ideally built for immaculate tranquility. First time guests will instantly fall in love with the place, scuba diver or not. Biyadhoo Island Resort offers nothing but among the best facilities and services that can compete with most luxurious hotels in Maldives.

Biyadhoo Maldives Resort Accommodations

There are a total of 96 guest accommodations in Biyadhoo Maldives Resort, each one sporting utmost comfort and privacy. The island is huge, and there are lots of open spaces for its guests to enjoy.

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Biyadhoo Maldives Accommodations

The guest rooms in Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives are tastefully decorated holiday homes divided six two-storey buildings. All accommodations are fully equipped with all the modern amenities you’ll need during your vacation in this paradise simulation. There’s air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with hot/cold fresh water, IDD phones, and a mini-bar.

Rooms located at the ground floor of Biyadhoo Resort Maldives has a private patio separated with glass doors. Here you can enjoy instant access to the flawless white sand beach of the island.

Biyadhoo Resort Maldives Dining

The Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives offers three dining facilities, each with its own unique menu and ambiance, for their guests.

The Palm Restaurant

This is the main restaurant of Biyadhoo Resort Maldives. Serving ala carte, as well as daily buffets of international cuisine.

The Coconut Bar

A restaurant bar set on the beach facing sunset and a panoramic view of the lagoon serving a large selection of beverage and snacks.

The Banyan Club

Set close to the beach an view of the ocean. There are both outdoor and indoor guest areas with occasional live or disco music.

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Maldives Underwater Photography Tips

Posted by maldives | Posted in Holidays in the Maldives, Photos, The Maldives, Things to Do in the Maldives | Posted on 11-05-2010

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Maldives Underwater Photography Tips

The Maldives is undoubtedly famous as one of the best places in the world for underwater photography. Its rich and exotic marine life has transformed the local tourism industry of Maldives into a global market for scuba divers and beach goers. Holiday photographers will instantly fall in love taking photos in Maldives especially in its underwater setting.

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Maldives Schooling Fish

There are numerous dive sites in Maldives where you can photograph pelagic fish such as sharks, mantas, and jacks. It takes a lot of patience to take great underwater images even for seasoned divers and photography enthusiasts. Although, a couple of wise tips and tricks will always help you improve in taking underwater photos in Maldives. Try to suck in some of these techniques, so that the next time you go diving and taking photos in the spectacular waters of this tropical paradise, you’ll be surprised to see better results.

General Tips For Underwater Photography in Maldives

  • Hold the camera still while shooting
  • Squeeze the shutter in the proper manner by not putting excess force on it
  • Exhale before you shoot
  • Stabilize your elbows against your body while keeping your arms in
  • Maintain a neutral buoyancy
  • If possible, shoot from the reef bottom
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Maldives Napoleon Wrasse

Optimizing Camera Settings for Underwater Photography in Maldives

A good camera might not be the solution for taking better underwater photos in Maldives, but a camera with a manual mode feature is always an advantage for scuba diving photography. There is an ideal aperture setting for every depth range that you’ll encounter.

  • An ISO setting of 100 is best for any underwater depth. Higher ISO settings may result to grainy pictures despite giving more flexibility for motion.
  • Use the TTL flash metering mode.
  • Use an aperture setting of f/11 up to 10m deep.
  • Use an aperture setting of f/8 for depths of 10m to 20m.
  • Use an aperture setting of f/5.6 or f/4 for depths deeper than 20m.
  • It would be wise to pre-focus and keep your position steady because most autofocusing features in underwater cameras is totally ineffective underwater.
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Maldives Scorpion Fish

Do remember that these tips are not necessarily rules or guidelines for underwater photography. Your own creativity and experimentation is also the key to taking better scuba diving photos in Maldives!

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