The Maldives are the stuff dreams are made of – impossibly blue lagoons, house reefs teeming with fish, low waters, white sand beaches. And the kind of tropical paradise that only pictures can capture. WGY Travel can make these dreams come true!
A Unique Blend of South Asia
The Maldives is a melting pot of influences from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Middle Eastern, Indonesian, and African cultures. They are still evident in the Maldivian culture today. You can get a taste of this in the form of music and dance performances. Moreover, you can simply sample traditional food and drinks like bubbling coconut curries, breadfruit, and cassava.
A Strong Economy
The economy of the Maldives is largely based on tourism. So, the accounts for nearly two-thirds of GDP and over 60% of foreign exchange receipts. The tourism industry helped to transform the country’s economy and it became one of the top tourist destinations in the world, attracting visitors from all over the globe.
A Strong Society
The society in the Maldives is based on a strong sense of tradition and identity, but it also has many modern influences. The government encourages a multi-party political system, and the first multicandidate presidential election took place in October 2008.
A Diverse Language
Dhivehi is the national language of the Maldives, and it is the most widely spoken tongue in the country (98.6%). There are a number of other languages, including Sinhalese and Gujarati, which are used by a small percentage of the population.