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Private Jet Charter to the Maldives

The Maldives is a popular private jet destination and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful collection of tropical islands in the world. Located in the Indian Ocean, 400 miles south west of Sri Lanka, the Maldives comprise 26-ring shaped atolls. These atolls are made up of over 1,000 coral islands spreading in a north-south direction.

Renowned for its turquoise clear ocean, white palm-fringed beaches, luxury resorts and extensive reefs, here are our top reasons to visit Malé (its capital) and the rest of the Maldives by private jet charter.

Amazing cuisine

Coconuts, fish, and starches are the main staples of Maldivian cuisine. You’ll find skipjack, yellowfin and frigate tunas and a paste called ‘rihaakuru’ made from tuna that accompanies many dishes. Rice, taro and sweet potato are popular and there are many Indian-inspired dishes to try.

Superb diving and snorkelling

Whether you choose the wet or dry seasons, the Maldives has some superb dive sites to explore. Fotteyo Kandu on Vaavu Atoll has caves, overhangs and swim-throughs and possible reef shark sightings. Kuredu Express on Lhaviyani Atoll has a strong current that attracts mantra rays, tuna and reef sharks. Okobe Thila on North Male Atoll, Kandooma Thila on South Male Atoll and Broken Rock on South Ari Atoll are highly recommended. As is the marine protected area of Kudarah Thila on South Ari Atoll.

Malé, the capital of the Maldives

Known as the ‘King’s Island’ due to its central location, Malé is the gateway to the Maldives and just adjacent to the island of Hulhulé Island home to its main airport. Malé is probably the world’s smallest capital at only one square mile, but it’s still worth stopping here.

Malé Fish Market

This is the commercial epicentre of arguably the country’s most important industry—fishing. Here, the foot traffic peaks in the afternoon as fishermen from the entire country sail right up to the edge of the market and unload the daily catch. Tuna is the most popular fish for sale and we recommend arriving in the afternoon or evening to catch the best fish. Malé Fish Market is located along the inner harbour on the north side of the island, just west of Republic Square.

Malé National Museum

Established on the National Day of the Maldives, the first national museum of the country was opened on November 11, 1952, by the Prime Minister at the time, Mohamed Amin Didi. Here, visitors are treated to a spectacular display of regal objects, ornate attire, coins, royal sunshades, jewellery and thrones. There are even artefacts from the pre-Islamic era, almost a thousand years ago.

Hukuru Miskiy (Old Friday Mosque)

The Malé Friday Mosque or the Malé Hukuru Miskiy is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Malé. It’s primarily made from tough coral boulders and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

The interior of the mosque is breathtaking with its coral stone walls, carvings and Arabic scripts. It also houses tombs of sultans and noblemen.

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