Maldives by Royston EllisMaldives by Royston Ellis


byRoyston Ellis

Paperback | December 30, 2008

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The original Bradt guide to Maldives was the first ever international guide to this island paradise. This fourth edition contains new material on recently developed island resorts and a thorough update on all information in the previous edition. It caters for the extensive visitor base of diving and spa holidaymakers whilst providing special details for the style-conscious, luxury seeker including super-luxury class accommodation and tailor-made tours.
Royston Ellis is a travel writer with over two decades of experience in covering the Indian Ocean islands of Sri Lanka, Maldives and Mauritius for Bradt. Amongst his many projects he is the official biographer of the President of the Maldives and editor of a Maldives magazine.
Title:MaldivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841622664

ISBN - 13:9781841622668

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Set like shining jewels in a turquoise blue sea are the islands of dreamers, romantics and beach lovers. The Maldives are a destination synonymous with sun worship, tranquillity, lazy days, good living, snorkelling in turquoise lagoons and diving to discover fascinating reefs. They epitomise all that one could imagine as paradise: a group of treasure islands ringed by glorious beaches, translucent warm waters, and swaying coconut palms. As the tourism promotional headline declares, "The Maldives are the sunny side of life." But is this all?...The Maldives are a place for contemplation and relaxation, and a good book will always contribute to that pleasant lethargy induced by a warming sun, cool balmy evenings and moonlit starry nights. The purpose of this guide is to keep you from that all-enveloping dreamy comatose delight. It is to awaken your senses, for a time at least, to the other varied attractions and to show you more about this remarkable heaven on earth.

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction, (2) Chapter 1: Background, (3) Chapter 2: Practical Information, (4) Chapter 3: Resorts: What to Expect, (5) Chapter 4: Safaris, Diving and Other Activities, (6) Chapter 5: Male', (7) Chapter 6: North and South Male' Atolls, (8) Chapter 7: Ari Atoll, (9) Chapter 8: Northern Atolls, (10) Chapter 9: Southern Atolls, (11) Appendix 1 Language, (12) Appendix 2 Atoll and Island Names, (13) Appendix 3 Resorts at a Glance, (14) Appendix 4 Further Information, (15) Index