Cheap Flights from Washington to the Maldives from $736 roundtrip
Airline: Qatar Airways
Deal: Flights from Washington to the Maldives
Depart: Washington, DC IAD
Arrive: Male, Maldives MLE
Airfare: from $736 roundtrip*
Cabin: Economy Class
Travel Dates: 7+ Day Trips
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Example Itinerary – Roundtrip Flights from Washington to the Maldives
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About The Maldives
The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands and 154 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of Southern Asia. Most visitors come to enjoy the countless plush resorts, excellent beaches, and stunningly colorful underwater life.
Maldivians are entirely Sunni Muslim, and the local culture is a mixture of South Indian, Sinhalese, and Arab influences. While alcohol, pork, dogs, and public observance of non-Muslim religions are banned on the inhabited islands, the resorts are allowed to exist in a bubble where almost anything goes.
The Maldives have a remarkably easy visa policy: Everybody gets a free 30-day visa on arrival, provided that they have a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry, a pre-paid hotel booking or accommodation, a ticket out and proof of sufficient funds (US$100 + $50 dollars per day).
English is widely spoken, particularly by government officials and those working in the tourism industry. English is the language of instruction in schools, which means that you will be able to communicate with the locals with varying degrees of difficulty.
Over 2000 species of fish in all colors of the rainbow roam the clear waters around the islands. You will likely see plenty of anemones, different kinds of rays, octopus, squid, and even giant clams. Whales, dolphins, and turtles are often spotted.
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
The Baa Atoll, named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2011 and one of the richest coral reefs in the world, is becoming the main tourist draw while also becoming an example of sustainable tourism in a protected area. In short; snorkeling or diving is an absolute must! read more