Maldives: Main Facts
The Indian Ocean's idyllic paradise
The Maldives are situated 435 miles (700 kms) south west of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.
The main language of the Maldives is Dhivehi, although English is widely spoken and understood.
The currency in the Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa. US Dollars and major credit cards are accepted on the resort islands.