The Maldives are a gorgeous chain of islands just south of the Indian subcontinent in the Indian Ocean, consisting of 1190 islands over 26 atolls
Malé is the main island and the epicentre of the Maldives. It is one of the most populated cities in the world and where the main airport is located.
It's not known as a tourist island, but more for where businesses operate from and where most locals live and work if they're not in tourism.
The official and common language is Dhivehi, an Indo-Aryan language closely related to the Sinhala language of Sri Lanka.
English is very commonly spoken, particularly by those who work in tourism.
Not many passports these days require a visa for their visit to Maldives, however it is recommended that you follow this up with your passport country of issue to see if a visa is required.
The Maldives offer a Visa Free 30 day entry to the country for Citizens of countries such as Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada along with most other EU countries
No specific vaccinations are required for visiting the Maldives. However it is best advised that you consult your doctor 6 to 8 weeks before you depart.
For more health information for the Maldives visit the CDC Traveler's Health page.
In Croatia, the standard voltage is 230 V & the frequency is 50 Hz.
There are two associated plug types, types C and F.
Keep these phone numbers handy in case of emergency: