The Maldives: Little Specs of Paradise
As you approach the Maldives from the air, the waters begin to change colour from hues of deep blue to turquoise. And then all of a sudden, in the middle of the sea, little white specs appear surrounded by coral reefs. It’s a beautiful and majestic sight, and a glimpse of the paradise islands that are the Maldives.
The Maldives are made up of the stuff of dreams, overwater bungalows, pristine crystal-clear waters and the purest of white sands. If you want a beach holiday, they don’t come much beachier than this!
Situated in the Indian Ocean, south of Sri Lanka, the Maldives is a chain of about 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks, grouped in what are called atolls. The islands extend 820km from north to south and nearly 130 km from east to west.
Due to its isolation and secluded nature, the Maldives is highly sought after by honeymooners and adventure seekers looking to explore the world beneath the waves. This is an excellent destination for scuba diving, snorkeling and water excursions.
The experience of water sports, scuba diving and snorkeling in the Maldives is virtually unparalleled anywhere in the world. The brilliantly clear waters around the islands and the thriving marine life make for an experience to remember. Thrill seekers will absolutely enjoy the variety of water sports activities on offer.
A Spatter of Culture
Apart from the amazing beaches, relaxing and soaking up the sun, enjoying amazing food and just having the time of your life, should you want to experience the local culture, a visit to the capital island city of Male will have you sorted. At just 2.2 square miles, it’s one of the world’s smallest capital cities but packs plenty of sights to see and opportunities for shopping.
Whether you’re on your honeymoon, simply in love with seeing the world or a consummate beach bum, the Maldives is a great place to experience paradise and create memories for a lifetime.