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Photo : Adaaran Club Rannaalhi

Maldives Standard Time :

+5 GMT

Geographical Location :

Indian Ocean

Immediate Neighbours :

India and Sri Lanka

Population :

Approx 359,008

Land Area :

1,190 Islands with a land area of 115 square miles (289 sq. km)

Capital :

Male’ (Area : 1.77 sq. km)

Temperature :

30.4 C (Mean Max), 25.4 C (Mean Min)

Currency :

Maldivian Ruffiyaa (1 US$ = Mrf 15.42* - subject to change)

Electricity :

220 Volts

Languages :

Dhivehi is the national language. English is widely spoken in business sectors


Photo : Jumeirah Vittaveli

Culture The country’s proud history and rich heritage can be traced back to the early settlers who arrived from various parts of the world. Although Maldives boasts of a wide plethora of cultures, the most dominant traits are attributable to the country’s close proximity to Sri Lanka and South India. An important aspect of the Maldivian culture is that the people are open to adaptation and are welcoming of inspiration from overseas.

Language Dhivehi, of Indo-Iranian Sanskritic origin, is the language spoken all over Maldives. However, most Maldivians are conversant in English and travellers can easily communicate and get around the mainland.

Economy The economy of Maldives largely consists of tourism, fishing and industry. Tourism accounts for 28% of the national GDP and more than 60% of the country’s foreign exchange receipts. Fishing is thesecond largest sector. Industry in the Maldives includes garment production, handicrafts and even boatbuilding, accounting for approximately 18% of the GDP.


Photo : Naladhu

Ace Travels Maldives is the premier Destination Management Company in the Republic of Maldives. The Company is a fully owned subsidiary of Aitken Spence Travels, leading DMC in Sri Lanka – a joint venture between TUI Travel PLC and Aitken Spence PLC.


Aitken Spence PLC owns and manages hotels in Sri Lanka, Oman, India and Adaaran Resorts in the Maldives which is the 4th largest International hotel branding in turn offering Ace Travels Maldives the preferential partnership of the following hotels:

Adaraan “Prestige” Vadoo Adaaran “Prestige” Ocean Villas Adaaran “Ayurveda Village” Meedhupparu Adaaran “Select” Meedhupparu Adaaran “Select” Hudhuran Fushi Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi. Adaaran group of hotels offers luxury which is also affordable for mass, wellness and niche markets where guests of all budgets could be happily accommodated in categories ranging from ‘Club’ (Four Star plus), ‘Select’ (Five Star) and ‘Prestige’ (Five Star Boutique). We at Ace Travels Maldives also work with leading International and local Hotel chains in the Maldives whilst representing recognized travel and tour operators worldwide. The growing success of Ace Travels Maldives is attributable to our people and their commitment in delivering a world-class service every step of the way. As your concierge, Ace Travels Maldives will help you enjoy the best of the country, from the most comfortable accommodation and succulent cuisine to sightseeing that’s sure to mesmerise.

Photo : Adaaran Prestige Water Villas


OUR SERVICES DESTINATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES: • • • • • • • •

Representing and supplier contracting on behalf of tour operators Provides hotel booking service to any of the resorts in the Maldives Handling FIT, GIT and MICE travel VIP concierge services at the airport Arranging special interest tours Organising excursions Dedicated and coordinated meet and greet service team Handling of cruise liners and shore excursions

AVIATION SERVICES • Acting as the General Sales Agent (GSA), Passenger Sales Agent (PSA) and Cargo Sales Agent (CSA) for international Airlines flying to Maldives • Airport flight supervision for charter and scheduled flights • Aircraft chartering • Passenger handling for all airlines which includes making necessary changes in airport transfers and accommodation for passengers on behalf of the airline for delayed flight arrivals and departures

Photo : Mohamed Shafraz Naeem


Photo : Per Aquum Huvafenfushi

TRANSPORT SERVICES • • • • • •

Customized transfers Comprehensive and well equipped transport division manned by an experienced crew As a result, we are able to provide customised transfers Tailor made liveaboard and yacht excursions A Port Handling Division which handles cruise liners and yachts inclusive of all Government formalities. Handling of specialized excursions


Adaaran Club Rannaalhi ***

South Male’ Atoll Adaaran Club Rannalhi located at the tip of South Male’ Atoll, in the vicinity of the capital city Male’, allows prime access to the country’s most treasured attractions. With a stunning beach and a house reef home to exotic fish and coral, Adaaran Club Rannalhi offers unforgettable tropical holidays.

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo ****

South Male’ Atoll

The award winning Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, located in the pristine waters of South Male’ Atoll is just a 15 minute speedboat ride away from the airport. Boasting excellent natural house reef, the resort is ideal for diving enthusiasts and couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Adaaran Prestige Water Villas *****

Raa Atoll

Enclosed by white stretches of sandy beach and crystal clear azure waters Adaaran Prestige Water Villas is situated on the coral island of Meedhupparu in the Raa Atoll. The perfect gateway offering unparalleled luxury and pampering for the most discerning travelers provide a relaxing and carefree vacation.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi ****

North Male’ Atoll

Known as the “Island of White Gold” in the local language the Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is located in the North Male’ Atoll. Just 19 km away from the airport, the haven of tranquility is blessed with thriving vegetation and crystal clear waters.


Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives ****

South Ari Atoll

Delivering the ultimate in barefoot luxury, the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located amongst the tropical islands in the South Ari Atoll. A rich house reef complemented by a dedicated sunken ship wreck and easy access to the top dive spots make the resort perfect for divers.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives ****

North Male’ Atoll

Set on a pristine island, just over 15 minutes away from Male’ International Airport, by speedboat, is the new Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives. The resort guarantees a serene holiday experience with 140 adult-oriented villas located ocean-side or set above the magnificent lagoon.

Chaaya Island Dhonveli ****

North Male’ Atoll

Locally known as the “Crystal white sand island”, Chaaya Island Dhonveli is a small island of its own located in the pristine waters of the North Male’ Atoll. Boasting unforgettable experiences, the resort is the perfect destination for the discerning pleasure seeker.

Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa ****

Meemu Atoll

Offering the wonders of the shining sun, white sand and azure sea in a backdrop of ultimate comfort, Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa is situated in the pristine atoll of Meemu. Located in one of the longest stretches of reef in the country, the resort is an ideal diving destination.


Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo ****

North Ari Atoll Peace and tranquility envelops you at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo located in the sparkling waters of North Ari Atoll. Fringed with towering coconut palms, long stretches of sandy beach and a rich house reef with underwater wonders make the island paradise a dream destination for underwater enthusiasts.

Fun Island Resort & Spa ***

South Male’ Atoll Situated in the dazzling waters of South Male’ Atoll, the Fun Island Resort & Spa boasts soft sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms and caressed by turquoise lagoons. The island paradise on earth, the resort promotes an easy going and laid back ambience suitable for families and honeymooners.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives ****

South Male’ Atoll

Named after the abundant Kandoo tree, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is located in the vicinity of famous dive spots and surf spots in the South Male’ Atoll. Popular for its superb hospitality and recreational sites, the resort is an excellent destination for both divers and non-divers.

Holiday Island Resort & Spa ****

North Ari Atoll

Situated in South Ari Atoll, Holiday Island Resort & Spa is boasts soft sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms and caressed by crystal clear azure waters of the ocean. Presenting an exclusive and homely ambience, the resort offers the highest level of service and unmatched intimacy.


Jumeirah Dhevanafushi *****

Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Experience your ultimate dream like holiday destination in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, at the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi. The perfect hideaway is situated at two uniquely distinctive islands encircled by lush tropical foliage, untouched beaches, panoramic vistas and rare coral reefs.

Jumeirah Vittaveli

*****

South Male’ Atoll Idle away relishing the unspoiled nature at the captivating island, Jumeirah Vittaveli found in the pristine atoll of South Male’ Atoll. Whether it’s a romantic seclusion, extreme underwater adventure or a blissful relaxation with family, the island of paradise is the perfect choice.

Kihaad Maldives

****

Baa Atoll Recently redesigned and restyled resort – nestled on its own 600 meters long and coconut-shaped Island in Baa Atoll in Maldives – is a friendly Resort with lush green vegetation, long sand white beaches and an adjacent surrounding coral reef. Kihaad features white sand beach all around its coastline, allowing Guests to fully enjoy, in total relax and its breathtaking sealife, thanks also to diving and snorkeling activities.

Palm Beach Resort & Spa Maldives ****

Lhaviyani Atoll

Palm Beach Resort is one of the most Beautiful island resorts in the Maldives. The island is surrounded by a 3-mile white sandy beach protected by a magnificent lagoon and coral reeds. The island has all the modern facilities including hearth and recreation, water sports and a 5 star PADI standard diving centre.


Paradise Island Resort & Spa *****

North Male’ Atoll

Encircled with unspoiled white beaches, crystalline lagoons and towering coconut palms, the Paradise Island Resort & Spa set on the island of Lankanfinolhu in the North Male’ Atoll. Offering unforgettable experiences, the haven is a perfect choice for a tropical island holiday with fantastic marine life.

Royal Island Resort & Spa *****

Baa Atoll

Fringed by indigenous banyan trees and lush green shrubs and enclosed by a crystal clear lagoon encompassing thrilling tropical marine life, the Royal Island Resort & Spa is located in the pristine Baa Atoll. Make your dreams come true at the perfect destination for those seeking the ultimate island vacation.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa *****

North Male’ Atoll

Nestled amidst on its own small island amid tranquil surroundings of Furanafushi, the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is found in the North Male’ Atoll. Offering a sheltered lagoon with endless water sport activities and scuba diving options, the resort is a secluded haven for pure relaxation.

Sun Island Resort & Spa *****

South Ari Atoll

Set in the magnificent island of Nalaguraidhoo in the pristine waters of South Ari Atoll, the Sun Island Resort & Spa encompasses a bountiful garden full of tropical flowers and beautiful greenery, an immaculate beach of soft powdery sand and a turquoise lagoon. The resort is ideal for celebrating weddings and anniversa-


Taj Exotica Resort & Spa *****

South Male’ Atoll

Situated on an exclusive and romantic island lush with tropical vegetation and surrounded by tranquil waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is found in the South Male’ Atoll. The carefully preserved natural beauty of the island gives the resort a stylish yet residential feel.

Traders Hotel ****

North Male’ Atoll Capturing breathtaking vistas of the harbor and pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, the Traders Hotel is one of the newest and tallest hotels in the capital city, Male’. Relax in comfort or conduct business with ease, as the Traders Hotel is a perfect place for a getaway.

Velassaru Maldives

*****

North Male’ Atoll The perfect getaway, Velassaru Maldives offers spectacular views of the magnificent crystal clear waters and minimalistic and stylish villas and bungalows. The Velassaru Maldives with villa dining and private dining is truly a secluded sanctuary providing the ultimate luxury holiday.

Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef Resort ****

North Male’ Atoll

Enclosed by luxuriant vegetation, unspoiled beaches, tranquil lagoons and crystal clear waters, the Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Maldives offers a personalized holiday experience. With rich house reef and its own shipwreck, the Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Maldives is a paradise destination for divers.


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