The Maldives consists of 1190 islands, grouped into 26 natural atolls scattered over an area of 90,000 sq. km across the equator in a north-south strip 754km long and 118km wide, situated between latitudes 7°6” north and 0°42” south and longitudes 72°32” and 73°46” east.
Dry land consisting of these low-lying islands makes up less than 4% of the country’s territory, with the highest point at approximately 2.5 metres above sea level!
The islands are specks of palm-fringed emerald green surrounded by sparkling white beaches and warm aquamarine waters. The surrounding coral reefs are home to an abundant variety of marine life, providing for hours of wondrous snorkelling and diving, that the Maldives is famous for.
There are regular direct flights from United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Spain and Switzerland in Europe and from United Arab Emirates and Qatar in the Middle East, and from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka in Asia.
Please have a look at http://www.airports.com.mv/schedule.htm to see which airlines fly into the Maldives.