Dots of emerald green surrounded by shining turquoise waters! Maldives Islands look like scattered beads in the ocean. White powdery beaches, tall palms leaning on towards the sea, crystalline white sands giving way to crystal clear waters and shades of turquoise blending flawlessly with deeper hues of blue – the charming sights to behold in Maldives are many. Add to that, pristine coral reefs and some of the most incredible underwater life on earth. Maldives remains a prime tourism destination visited by millions.
Maldives is an archipelago of one thousand one hundred and ninety low-lying coral islands scattered in Indian Ocean, in groups of twenty six naturally occurring atolls.
Maldives beaches are the prominent attraction of Maldives tourism. (read more) In Maldives, beaches are marketed in ‘one island, one resort ‘concept. There are nearly hundred resorts to choose from. Whichever island in Maldives you visit, all of them are blessed with perfect coral beaches, lush tropical vegetation and warm shallow waters. Then, to add to it are the fantastic hotel facilities and outstanding service. Everything in the island resort is designed with luxury and comfort of tourists in mind. An added bonus is the climate that can be described as ‘never ending summer’. There is almost constant sun shine throughout the year. A rare thunderstorm can be a welcome respite from the sun. The warm temperatures will allow going for a walk in rain. Taking a swim in an extra warm sea will be an exhilarating experience.
An excursion into inhabited island of Maldives is the best way to understand how the ordinary Maldivian scampers through the struggles of life. Some of these islands sport a slightly modern ambience with brightly painted house walls and harbor areas. There are quite fishing villages also with lots of tree-shade, swings and traditional wooden holhaushi. Holhaushi is wooden structures where fisher folk unwind after a day’s work exchanging news, telling stories, playing cards and listening to local radio. (For more details)
An important activity possible in Maldives is deep sea diving. The warm seas of Maldives are with high visibility. You can see fishes passing fifty meters away some times. In addition to that are the mar
velous formation of over three thousand coral reefs and free flowing tides of monsoon. These perfect conditions have created one of the richest diving coral reef areas. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit waters of Maldives. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plants. This acts as abundant food resource for many underwater species who are lured by it. In Maldives, you can glimpse many varieties while diving. Another important thing about Maldives is that you do not have to be a professional diver to dive. There are services of professional trainers and guides available.
In a region of more sea than land there is lot of entertaining options you can exercise in water. Maldivians depends a lot on water for recreation and they do not expect tourists to be different. Every resort of Maldives has a sports center which provides range of water sport activities. You can go snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, kayaking, kite surfing, water skiing and jet skiing.
Another option of enjoyment arranged by Maldives travel agents are night reef fishing trip. For details click here
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